A new report is further cementing the fact that social media is a vital tool for businesses. Not only is it a great avenue to promote your business and reach potential customers, but consumers also see it as a way to connect with you. Just like when customers would call or visit your business, they expect the same attention when they reach out to you on social media.
While the myth of millennial entrepreneur – independent startup owner with a promising new app – is still alive and well, the truth is that this generation is on its way to becoming the least entrepreneurial generation in US history. The statistics are there to back it up. A Wall Street Journal analysis of data gathered by Federal Reserve reveals that the share of business owners under 30 has fallen by 65% in the last 24 years.
On the opposite side, large companies like American Express have stated that “Millennials Could Be the Most Entrepreneurial Generation Ever“, but seemingly, the overall problem is that many young people view entrepreneurship as a state of mind. As a matter of fact, according to the editor-in-chief of the popular MiLLENNiAL magazine, around 60% of young adults consider themselves entrepreneurs and astonishing 90% recognize it as a mentality. Therefore, in order to keep up with the past generations, young millennial entrepreneurs have to put a lot of more work. [Read more…]
Every business should have a blog, it is a vital tool in interacting with potential customers and getting them interested in your product or services. However, it is easy to screw up this important marketing tool. While it isn’t the hardest thing to master, there are several small things that can royally mess up your strategy.
I dislike buzzwords as much as the next person (maybe a bit more), but when I heard the word “expat-preneur”, I have to admit that my curiosity was aroused.
Every successful blog needs to be able to snag the reader’s attention from the very first moment. However, it can be difficult if the subject matter isn’t exactly the most exciting topic in the world. But, it is possible. First of all, the reader has visited your blog because they have some interest in whatever topic you are writing about, so with a little bit of thought you can make sure they stick around for more.
To remain competitive in the unforgiving landscape of online marketing, you need to adopt tools and exploit the latest trends to optimize your marketing channels, business processes, and your team’s productivity. However, it is important to be smart with your toolset choices. With today’s myriad of marketing software, it is easy to overspend and overcomplicate your marketing. [Read more…]
Based on the trending ecommerce tactics, tools, and platforms throughout 2015, online marketers were able to predict the trends that will play a major role in the ecommerce world this 2016. By adapting to these trends, marketers are able to keep up with competition while improving sales and boosting the growth of their businesses.
If you want to stay competitive and push your business toward ultimate success, then you should adapt to these 5 trends in the ecommerce industry that can maximize your sales. [Read more…]
As a full-time writer who is consistently taking on different freelance opportunities, at different times, and from different businesses, managing invoices has always been a challenge. Because not all companies use one system, such as PayPal, all of the invoices you send manually or through different platforms can get confusing. If you run your own business then chances are you’re even more overwhelmed, which is why Due.com is such an exciting new tool to review.
It fills the gap in invoicing that the online industry is missing without having to charge you an arm and a leg. Check out the review below, improvements I think need to be made, and the verdict that talks about who can benefit most from this particular tool.
Research published in Forbes found that only half of the new businesses that are started each year survive their first five years. Since getting a business off the ground and making it a success takes a lot of hard work, the last thing any business owner wants is for a threat to derail their success. However, the competitive nature of business means there are quite a few threats that can do just that. While there’s no way to completely eliminate those threats, the good news is there are plenty of steps you can take to protect your business from them. [Read more…]
Unless you’re a superstar blogger who’s got it made, the chances are that you don’t – or can’t – rely on your own blog to bring home the bacon. That’s the stark reality, which we all have to face. Blogging is all fun and games until you make it your sole source of income, and suddenly, you realize that it might not be a good idea to do that.
That being said, there is no reason not to dream about becoming so big a blogger that you can stop worrying about other revenue streams. In the meantime, however, you might want to ensure – as much as possible – that you have financial stability in the mid- to long-term. Here are some ideas to get you going. [Read more…]