Posts Tagged“business”

When you step back for a moment and take a look at your business operations, are you happy with what you see? In running your company, you have to do everything possible to be outgoing to consumers. Without such efforts, your biz could put a permanent closed sign on its doors sooner than later. So, how can you make your business be more outgoing? Are Your Doing Enough to Promote Your Business? You can never do enough to promote your business. That said you may not be taking advantage of all the promotional opportunities you have in front of you.…

Renting your home out – whether you rent out your entire home or just one guest room – is a very lucrative business. You’ll need to ensure your apartment building or neighborhood allows Airbnb, and you’ll also need to ensure that you have proper home insurance, but once that’s settled, it’s not difficult to turn your home into a holiday rental. You can rent out a portion of your home, a furnished room in your home, or you can rent out your entire home if you are going away on a trip or living elsewhere. Using your home as a…

While many people who create startups focus on consumer businesses, there are those who choose to service other business needs. If you decide that you’d rather focus on helping another business succeed, there are different tactics that you have to keep in mind. Approaching another company involves more than a retail customer in both strategy and delivery. You have to be prepared to fulfill their needs properly and go above and beyond their expectations or run the risk of losing their business to another company who is chomping at the bit to land more clients. Approaching Prospective Clients When you’re…

Marketing has become increasingly important to the bottom line of a business. The more effective a marketing strategy is, the greater chances organizations have of increasing their profits and building their audiences. Yet with the increase in startups launched every year and the continuing discoveries of new marketing mediums, standing out from the competition means going beyond the basics. Through the implementation of unique concepts such as these to be discussed below, small businesses have an increased opportunity to stand out  and beat out the competition. Record Live Social media platforms have created a more personal approach and platform for…

Are you eager to grow your client base and spread the word regarding your services and products? Are you wondering if you even need to bother with marketing programs when you’re on a shoestring budget? The answer is yes. It’s riskier financially for businesses not to market. Also, there are so many ideas for marketing that are truly cost-effective and ready for you to use in order to increase your revenue. Here are a few. Talk to Clients It’s astounding how much money can be spent in the effort to gather market information and to attract new clients when there…

Back when I was studying business at university here in Portland, Oregon, we were handed an assignment to study a successful business person that you would like to have as a mentor were it possible. The idea was that we dug deep into someone’s story in order to see how they achieved what they had achieved. I decided to choose local Portland, Oregon businessman Arnon Dror, a highly successful man and, as I later found out, a Boston Celtics fan like myself, he was the perfect candidate. Some years later I was fortunate to meet Arnon at a business conference…

As you continue to operate your small business, are there red flags popping up? From tough times with your finances to customers complaining, it can be rough making a go of it. That said you may well discover that you need to hit the reset button. So, does your small business need a jump start? Turning Things Around Before it is Too Late In your efforts to get things turned around before it is too late, start by looking at your money situation. For instance, has your small business been spending too much time in the red in recent times? If it…

There are a number of tax advantages accrued to owning a rental real estate. It turns out, many investors don’t understand the tax advantages, such as real estate depreciation. The term real estate depreciation will rarely miss out on real estate investing discussions. What is real estate depreciation? Real estate depreciation refers to an income tax deduction due to depreciation on the value of a property. Essentially, depreciation reduces the amount of income tax paid by a real estate investor. Why is it commonly referred to as “phantom” expense? Well, there is no physical check written hence the term. Investors…

Any business owner who has had to tackle the issue of data management will likely tell you just how big of an investment it can be to try to handle the servers from within the company. Not only do you need to train IT specialists, but you will also need to procure the equipment necessary to keep the servers running. If something goes wrong, the people working in the IT department will dictate whether or not the servers go down and for how long. It can be a nightmare to set up – especially if your business is just starting…

TitleCard Capital confirms that family offices began with The Rockefeller family office that was founded in 1882  managing some US$43 billion in assets for a range of families, individuals and global institutions. But what exactly is a family office, For a smaller family whose main asset is a family business, the family office may simply be a personal assistant who, as well as dealing with business administration, assists family members with more domestic matters such as paying the cleaner and gardener, and making travel arrangements. At the other end of the scale, a wealthy family   may have a family office…