For many people, working for themselves is a life-long dream. Choosing when and where to work, being able to fit in family life and freedom from workplace politics are all common reasons given for going it alone. So, if you have a big idea and the drive to take it further, what could be better than starting your own business?
If you think Social Media is just for catching up on the latest gossip with your friends you’re wrong. Many businesses have had loads of success with Social Media, in fact some businesses put their success down to Social Media alone and with a honed strategy and a little effort you can reap results.
Twitter is one of the most popular social media sites on the web for individuals and business owners, I know it’s my favourite. Twitter is a really useful tool in promotion and marketing, however, to get the most out of Twitter you’ll probably need to organise your feed and the easiest way to do this is through Lists.
Customer Relationship Management (CRM) is an important part of any type of business management. It’s well documented that poor management can be one of the major reasons for loss of clients but businesses are waking up to the fact that they can’t achieve true success without a good and efficient CRM system. So what exactly you can achieve by incorporating a flawless CRM system in your business strategy?
Businesses stay in touch with their customers and generate more interest in them through one or more of the various social media platforms out there. Facebook is one of the most well-known and well used social media platforms with more than 1.2 billion users around the world and this number is growing.
It’s the Holiday Season again, but before we hang up our stockings and tuck into some figgy pudding, it is worth remembering that as the year comes to an end, it is a good time to put processes in place to ensure the next year is even more successful than the last. With this in mind and in honour of the festive spirit let’s celebrate with The Twelve Days of Business!
If you are looking to get bank funding for starting your business, or even to expand and develop it, you will be asked to produce a business plan to present to potential lenders. A key part of this plan is a SWOT analysis, which will help you to identify whether you business is likely to succeed and plan to maximise its chances.