You may have thought about starting your own business several times over the years. You have ideas which you think could work, but you always stop short of actually doing it.
Becoming an entrepreneur is a state of mind. Be positive and you can become one. Entrepreneurial spirit is the first step. The following may get you into the right frame of mind.
To be an entrepreneur, you need to be passionate about the business you wish to build. This will drive you on during good and bad times to eventual success.
You may look at the people around you at work with better and more interesting jobs which you think you could do just as well, if not better. Examine your skills and think about where and how they could be used to better effect. Consider updating them by enrolling in training and college courses.
Study the careers of business icons such as Sir Alan Sugar and Sir Richard Branson. They are both self made men who worked hard on their innovative business ideas and developed their small businesses into multi-million pound and multi-national companies. They had the instinct to anticipate and react to where there were gaps and opportunities in the market and jump in to fill them. Alan Sugar, for instance, revolutionised the early sound systems market with innovative products at affordable prices. True entrepreneurs are adept in improvisation and have the foresight to diversify to meet changes in the global business world. Another example is Richard Branson who had success...
PC Headsets vs. Standard Telephone Headsets - Which Are Better?...
There are so many available headsets for your pc and for your telephone. What is the best option for you? To help you narrow your search, ask yourself these questions:
• What will I use the headset for?
Will you use them for answering and making calls? Do you have a lot of online meetings/webinars? Do you listen to previously recorded seminars?
• How many hours of the day will I wear them?
The amount of time that you wear your headset is a tremendous factor. You don’t want to snatch them off your head and fling them out of a window or worse at one of your co-workers or loved one. Your headset should fit comfortably.
• Which type should I choose? Only you can make that decision. Do you need one that will need an adapter for special add on equipment? Or just a regular plug in?
• How much do I want to spend for them?
The price range for headsets can run from around $14 to well over $500 (please keep in mind, that just because it is expensive it is not necessarily the best).
• How much noise and activity goes on around you? You might want to look into a bin aural headset with a noise-canceling microphone. Are you completely focused or do you work in a call center environment? You can choose the mono aural headset.
• Do you often have to leave your desk, return, and find that you have missed an important call that you waited 2 hours for? Do you enjoy phone tag? A wireless set with an adapter called a handset lifter may be your answer. The handset/headset...
Sales coaching helps improve performance and motivation for sales teams by providing individualized training that builds internal resources toward success. Sales is a high-skill, high-demand career that requires special skills in order to continue to meet ever-changing goals. Proper coaching offers focused sales strategies, and works towards replacing negative thoughts with confidence and resourcefulness. Sales coaching allows member of a sales team to discover their inner strengths and enables them to obtain higher levels of achievement and improve company sales.
How to Get Solid Results
The key to top performance is that the coach facilitates the learning of the person who is being coached. In other words, although the coach is providing guidance, the person being coached must be permitted to think through problems and issues on their own. This allows the coached employee to begin thinking in terms of problem solving without intervention. Sales performance coaching should be viewed as a partnership in sales training and not simply instruction on how to sell. Sales coaching uses the many different aspects of sales, including branding, communication and product positioning and teaches sales employees how to use their own, individual strengths to reach the targeted market. By focusing on the individual salesperson, sales coaching performance enhances a sales force by targeting specific strengths and weaknesses.
Types of Coaching
The two types of sales coaching, strategic...
The full reach of the Internet has made marketing art so much easier than ever before. There are many ways to sell art online through online marketing. It does not matter about what kind of art you do. If there's a market for your art in the real world, you will also find it in the virtual world. In fact, if there is a downside to this scenario, it is simply that there are so many ways to use the Internet to connect with art lovers that it can sometimes appear bewildering to decide on the best online marketing plan.
How to Choose Your Marketing Plan
Art marketing, like anything else in life, will benefit from a simple, direct, and actionable plan. It has to be simple so that anyone can understand and follow it. It has to be direct to create a relationship between the artist and the buyer. And it has to be actionable to produce results.
It's also advisable to choose only a few marketing strategies that you feel comfortable working with. Since each marketing strategy can expand in depth and scope, choosing too many will result in overwhelm and failure.
Ask For Help If Necessary
In addition, it's important to realize that if you are not familiar with marketing online, it's perfectly fine to ask for help.
There are two ways you can get help:
One, you can hire a marketing mentor to teach you how to do it yourself.
Two, you can or hire an online marketing company to do it for you.
If you have an interest in learning how to market online, the do-it-yourself...
This article traces the development of Aunt Jemima, one of America's most enduring advertising icons, from her roots in Old South slave mythology and reality, through her reinterpretation in Reconstruction, minstrel shows, turn-of-the-century mass advertisements, and the Civil Rights movement, to her present incarnation as a "working grandmother." The main focus is to demonstrate how the image of Aunt Jemima, and the slave mammy, reflected contemporary realities faced by black women in slavery and as servants in northern and southern households. Particular attention is paid to the years between 1893, when Aunt Jemima Pancake Mix was first marketed, and the Great Depression. During this period, the character of Aunt Jemima--the image and biographical detail that were sustained into the 1970s--was created in a series of print advertisements and personal appearances, even as black women were moving out of the South and then out of live-in household service.
Aunt Jemima products were sold and have continued to be sold to predominately white households by playing on popular ideas about race, class, and gender and using the plantation South as a reference point. In the ads, as in the real antebellum South, putting a black Aunt Jemima in the kitchen kept white women out of it, simultaneously offering solutions to the management of black labor and reinforcing ideas about white femininity. The continued marriage between the product and Aunt Jemima persona was so close that white housewives...
Diffusion theory is well known in sociology, geography, medical sociology, cultural anthropology, industrial economics, communication, and consumer behavior. It is a mature theory, yet one which is still being researched and modified to better understand the dissemination of ideas, values, and products and services. Regarding financial services, however, research treating the adoption of innovations is quite limited and only of very recent interest.
A survey of 633 bank consumers was analyzed with the purpose of developing a profile of the adopter of financial services derived from demographic, behavioral, and psychographic variables. A multiple discriminant analysis model was constructed and consistent with diffusion theory it was found that a unique profile does exist for the adopter of financial services: relatively younger, more affluent, of higher occupational prestige, financially disciplined, an opinion leader, heavier user of credit, and less impulsive.
Exploratory research further suggested, in addition, that unique and more specific profiles might "nest" inside the larger service category, thus permitting profile design for individual heterogeneous innovations. In this study the adopter of the Home Equity Line of Credit was found to be relatively younger, more affluent, an opinion leader, more frequent financial services institution switcher, a deliberate decision maker, and one who selects financial institutions differently than nonadopters. Managerial applications...