Do you need money or business strategy to start a business?
There is no denying that cash or cash flow is the lifeblood of every business, but do you really need cash to start a business? Or just a better business strategy? Well everybody at this point is probably saying, of course, you need cash to start a business are you crazy?
Well, I’m here to tell you that you do not always need cash to start a business, sometimes all you need is a better business strategy. I am not saying that you can run your business for free, or that it will not take a lot of hard work to keep the business running, but sometimes having the right business strategy is more important than having a lot of cash. Let me tell you a little story explaining how this works.
Business Strategy Example
At one time I had an opportunity to purchase coffee dispensing machines that would be a great investment and provide a great cash flow but I didn’t have the money to invest at that time. What I needed was a strategy that would allow me to get the machines without cash, here’s what I did:
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SEO Services – The Life & Death Of A Website
Why do I need SEo Services? Well does your business own the website? Wow that question sound so ridiculous in today’s marketplace, virtually every business owns a website and some on multiple websites. Having a presence on the Internet is critical for all businesses. In fact, if you’re reading this right now you probably own a business and a website and you’re looking for ways to improve it in the search engine ranking.
So if your website doesn’t show up in the important search engines such as Google, Yahoo, and Bing what does it mean? Well, the harsh reality is that 90% of your local population doesn’t even know that your website or business exists.
Why do I need SEO Services?
Your goal as the business owner is to make sure that your Business is visible to potential customers, so this means that your website must be visible on search engines. Increasing your search engine ranking leads to increased brand awareness, which then leads to higher sales.
SEO services require an immense amount of skill, time, and strategy to implement and most small business owners do not possess any of these points. Hiring a search engine optimization company and allowing them to handle these tasks for you will give you a much better chance of ranking on the likes of Google and Yahoo much faster.
Good SEO strategy can take years to learn how to do properly, and it can make or break your business through the life and death of your website. It is advisable to hire SEO Services and together build a strategy plan that will see your business move up in the organic web searches quickly. During the building time, I would suggest that you use social media and video advertising to start building a search audience.
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Top 10 websites for tips on increasing your business skills
Whether you’re a manager, finance department, marketer or an entrepreneur that wears all these hats, building business skills of all types is critical. Continued education is a way of life, and reading this top 10 list of websites and blogs will be incredibly beneficial to your Business success.
Here are 10 of my favorite websites that I turn to for sharpening my business skills, they are all different but they all help in their own way.
Techcrunch – Online Marketing
In today’s marketing world online business news is critical in TechCrunch is a leader in this field. If you’re a web startup, a blogger, or any other online entity, this is a must-read.
Entrepreneur Magazine – Entrepreneurial
Entrepreneur.com has been around for a long time and is one of the top entrepreneurial magazines that there is. You are guaranteed to learn something every time you utilize this vital resource.
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10 reasons why this post will make you think about your article headlines more closely
Do you think that your article headlines have a major impact on how often your audience engages, reads, and shares your content?
Well according to Buzzsumo it is difficult to overstate the importance of headlines. They analyzed 100 million headlines found on social media, and the results were amazing.
Their research included:
- Headline phrases that drive the most engagement on Facebook
- The worst performing headline phrases on Facebook
- The most effective phrases that start or end with headlines
- Optimum number of words and characters to use in a headline
- Most impactful numbers to use in headlines
- Most engaging Twitter headline phrases
- And differences between B2C and B2B headlines
Is there a formula to follow when writing headlines?
They did learn that there is not a magic formula to create a viral headline, but they did learn how to improve their content engagement.
One amazing stat for creating a popular post was using the trigram or three-word phrase “will make you” in your headline resulted in twice as many engagements as the second most popular trigram “this is why” in your headline.
The team also found that emotional headlines such as “make you cry” performed extremely well, but content writers have to be very careful when using these headline phrases as Facebook announced that it will demote “headlines that exaggerate the details of a story with sensational language” and which aims “to make the story seem like a bigger deal than it really is.”
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