Why: Whenever I meet business owners, 8 out of 10 would want to redo their website. They may be right that their website needs updating. After all, you only have 1 chance to make the first impression. And they follow that advice to the T and spend significant budget on their company website. Like setting up a store, they spend the maximum amount designing the front of the store, get the best lighting, the best furniture, and the best designer to make the best impression…I have heard small business owners spends upwards of 100,000 for a website. Like having a nice store, it has all the features it needs, LCD walls, rotating lasers…everything. However, they forget to properly label the outside of the store. Outside of the store has a very generic name called ‘home’ or just the name of the store.
Do you have access to mailing lists directly related to your subject matter? Maybe you already have a small business selling information, or have access to a customer list of people who buy similar information.
The biggest mistake any person can make is choosing the wrong business. Sounds kind of funny, but if there is no demand for your product or service, your start a group home in dc will struggle to survive.
If you must fix dinner for your husband, change the baby, take the other three kids to all those dozens of lessons, meet them at the bus, do the dishes, vacuum the floors, do the laundry, wax the floors, oil the antiques, sweep the driveway and talk to your several unemployed friends on the phone. then you won’t likely succeed as a telecommuter.
Yes, I WORK at a coffee shop nearby. They have high speed network lines for my laptop. I also wear my Logo hat, my business name pin on my chest, and have a large name and business card taped to my computer lid, so that it can be easily read from a distance as I work. I also make a couple of phone calls a day to those in related businesses, such as my friend the home designer.
Make certain first off that you are compatible. This is going to be a long-term relationship and you have to take the time to get to know the person before handing the business over to them. Hiring a person without having at least a phone conversation is not a good idea. You have to get a feel for how the two of you will interact over the long haul.
As a party plan business consultant, make it a Point to Attend a NUMBER of Different Parties to learn more about presenting in a variety of ways. Just as writers are encouraged to spend a lot of time reading in order to perfect their craft, as a party or event planner, you should make it a point to attend a number of different parties and similar events as a source of inspiration and motivation. Diversity and study is the key to improving your presentation.