Saturday, August 18, 2012

Tips That Will Help Pt 2

Whether you are thinking of starting your own business, are in business and just wanting tips and help so you can avoid the many pitfalls along the way. This post gives you ten tips that will genuinely help anyone become a more successful business person. Information and knowledge is something we all should share if we are to help get this world out of the global financial mess it is in. The future is entrepreneurship not employees.

With all of the noise around social media, it's sometimes easy to get lost in the sea of Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Try not to focus on what others are doing too much as it takes the focus off you.

Last thing at night, before leaving your desk, make up your " to do " list for the following day. That way the day starts well organised.

Use Twitter! Great for feedback, promotions, customer service, building a community for your business and many other things that you will not appreciate until you use it.

Everyone is a potential customer or knows one, building networks and friendships now may lead to paying customers later. Start your excellent customer service before they are customers.

Never underestimate the power of your website. Managing and providing people with a valid information service through your website will not only minimise the number of phone calls you have to take but will also provide valuable leads on the ones that come through.

Always be on top of your finances, know exactly where your profit margins are highest and what your biggest expenses are.

Listen to your customers. Ask them what they love about your company and products, and what you could do to improve their overall experience. Act on the feedback.

Integrate your eCommerce website with your business to increase sales and to reduce costs. When visitors arrive on your website you should offer them free guide to your products or case study whitepaper, something valuable enough for them to provide you with their contact details.

Treat your suppliers like your customers, they are the most important people in the chain.

Be proactive. Give your clients the information they need before they ask for it. It's the main difference between an okay accountant and a good accountant.

It is very easy to make simple mistakes, yet with the correct knowledge it is even easier to do things right, first time so avoiding the many problems others will encounter by not knowing the do's and dont's.

Stephen Marshall has many years experience working with people from all walks of life and backgrounds. A unique ability to see peoples strengths and help them discover their potential and nurture talents. Able to instil confidence and self believe in individuals to aid them in their personal and professional lives.

Currently, he works with individuals who are wanting to get out of the rat race of the 9 to 5 job and helps guide them in the steps to become a new business owner. A writer and volunteer worker with youth in the care system in the UK.

Stephen has studied some of the worlds most successful business owners and teachers as well as interacting with many successful entrepreneurs and personal development coaches.

No comments:

Post a Comment