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7 Basic Social-Media Tips to Set Your Marketing Right. When it comes to marketing your brand online, if you’re not on social media -- and doing it right -- you’re missing a huge opportunity.

7 Basic Social-Media Tips to Set Your Marketing Right

That said, busy entrepreneurs and other professionals often have a difficult time navigating the quickly growing world of social media. Fortunately, we’re here to your rescue. Here are some helpful tips to get you off on the right foot. 1. Know thy social platform. 7 Basic Social-Media Tips to Set Your Marketing Right. A 3-Step Formula to Success. What does it really take to be successful?

A 3-Step Formula to Success

I think I have an answer. That’s a bold claim, I know. But I can back it up. Hear me out. I’ve been teaching people how to bring product ideas to market via licensing with my partner Andrew Krauss for more than 14 years now. A 3-Step Formula to Success. How a Small Business Grant Can Make Your Idea a Reality. Welcome to Business Grants 101, Penny Hoarders.

How a Small Business Grant Can Make Your Idea a Reality

I’m starting this class with an analogy: Small business grants are to small businesses as scholarships are to colleges. I always hated analogies, but this sounds promising, right? If you’re looking to start a business — or fund an existing one — a grant could be a great financial solution. Read on to learn more (and decode that pesky analogy — sorry, guys). How to Run an eCommerce Store. (Guest post by Jun Loayza, as part of our Side Hustle Series.

How to Run an eCommerce Store

I met Jun two Summers ago and he’s always creating something new! Great great guy to learn from – I hope you all really enjoy this :)) I’m a huge proponent of multiple sources of income. Ever since I read the 4 Hour Work Week, I felt the need to increase my passive income slowly but surely, with the goal of never having to work a full-time job again. I have multiple sources of income, but today I will focus on my newest venture: the online e-commerce store. How to Successfully Outsource Social Media for Your Business. Some businesses are not ready or unable to commit the time and resources to managing a full-force social media campaign for their brand/company.

How to Successfully Outsource Social Media for Your Business

This is where the outsourcing of your social media services and activities with EzyVA come to play. Businesses can instead delegate their marketing and social media activities with either their own Dedicated Staff or a trial run with our Dream Team on Demand. Of course this could not be successful without your supervision to ensure that the activities will not harm your brand and ensure success. Friends, Family & Fools.

So many startups find themselves in a situation where they can’t get funds to kickstart their business by getting funding at the venture capital level or even with angel investors.

Friends, Family & Fools

And so they seek help from one of the biggest funding source in the entrepreneurial world, fondly called – Friends, Family & Fools. We have put together a couple of tips on how to get your business idea across to your potential investors, being they professional ones or just family or friends. 1. Try to be specific in how much you need, and what you’re planning to achieve with that amount of money. What About Competition? How do you stay above the line of what your competitors are doing?

What About Competition?

The Internet has opened the doors to so many people that want to start doing their own thing, and more often than not the startups are so creative and hungry for success that even the oldest of players can get defeated by them. So what is there to do to be always innovating, ahead of all the other players, keeping customers happy and curious? Managing Time. As a business owner you know how important time is.

Managing Time

You get sucked into so many things that you don’t want to be doing and at the end of it you’re left with frustrations at the idea of all the things you could have achieved instead of replying to emails, dealing with complaints or answering unnecessary calls. But we’re here to tell you it all gets better. It’s a learning curve.

There’s just too many options out there for you to keep hitting your head on time’s wall. The first and most important thing to do to spend your time more effectively is to log all of your activities throughout the entire week and see where you spend most of your time on. Is the Customer Always Right? In a time when businesses try to adapt to the customer’s needs more than ever, and try to accommodate them to the best of their extent, thinking customers are always right can do more damage than good.

Is the Customer Always Right?

Understanding your customers is vital to your business for a number of reasons, but mainly it helps you provide greater services. By listening to complaints or suggestions, you can work on improving your work. That’s all well and good, but when you allow customers to take advantage of your good will, you’ll find yourself frustrated and floating in a sea of forever unpleased clients.