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Category: Business Tools

Promoting is the key. Why is it very valuable?

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Now I’ve blogged many post on things like the benefits to social media, using as many sites as possible, and making sure to take advantage of using a logo for your business. All of these can be also considered as promoting your business. Promoting your business especially when your trying to sell a product is very important because unless you are very well known or your popularity is high and you already have good business sells then you need a way to get known and recognized. Promoting in a way is a form of advertising and when promoting remember you still want to do so with as many free assets you have access too. Never be afraid to promote your business because it does pay off. Its just like with our websites/blogs, we have to promote our websites so people will find out and read our profile. If you have a ad-sense account for ads you know what I mean because it is based on clicks and traffic. So in order to make revenue you need to promote yourself so you can build traffic and start to make some business. I’ll be posting soon in my Business Tools page ways to help promote you business. Thanks for Reading!

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LinkedIn. Should you create an Account?

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Well, for those who haven’t heard of LinkedIn or don’t know what it is it’s a business and employee-oriented service that operators via websites and mobile apps. Its mostly used for professional networking where employers can post jobs and job seekers posting their CVs. You can download the LinkedIn app either on the Googleplay Store or Apple iTunes Store.

It also gives you the ability to create your own profile and resúme. That is the reason why I believe you should create a LinkedIn account because it free and it gives the ability for people to find you and know your skills and capabilities. This is just not for owning a business it’s also for individual people trying to build their profile in reference to building there own career.

When you do create an account you want to add as much work as you done over your entire career. Don’t hold anything back make sure to put all the experience you have an even example of your work. The more you gave the better, people will like what they see and you want to write and make it as professional as possible. That’s another reason why having a blog is a good thing too so people have something to go back on.

In this world today you can always find work and make a descent pay it just takes the right employer to find us. And you also have to put yourself out there and show that this is the career you want. I’ll have a artist tip page soon on this subject but I just wanted to post this as advice for the benefits of using LinkedIn. Thanks for reading and I’d like to hear your thoughts!

Receipts! Why so Important?

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Receipts, we all are familiar with how receipts work. For the most part everytime we make a purchase we receive a receipt for our purchase. But as most of us know we need the receipt as a way of insurance purposes. I myself have found receipts useful when I’ve had merchandise I’ve sent back and either the mail carrier or person in charge of sending it back had mishandled the merchandise which without the receipt would have been hard for me to do. I had the receipt and was told that it was fine as long as I had the receipt saying I did my part the company couldn’t fine me for it. To make a long story short the merchandise was found and returned and I wasn’t fined but I had to call around because I was told it was missing in transit. So always for your protection keep your receipt.

As well as when in the business field always make sure to give your client/customer a receipt for all work done. And always keep yourself a copy because you never know what may happen. Stores give receipt so that you can’t be stopped and so it can show proof that you purchased your food/product. I learned in business that receipts not only are extra insurance for you but also is more professional for you.

I’ve seen businesses get under fire because workers wouldn’t give a receipt. Unless the consumer tells you they dont want the receipt, always give a receipt. Receipts are very important and should always be considered as a necessity. I will be posting an Artist Tip soon on some of the necessities you should have while running a business. Thank you for reading and feel free to share your thoughts!

Grow Your Audience With These Website Traffic Tips — Jetpack — Your all-in-one WordPress plugin for design, marketing, and security

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Your site has been online for a while and you’ve built a catalog of content related to your business, but you’re still in need of fresh ideas to keep your audience interested in your brand. The good news is that there are some user-friendly ways to do this using Jetpack’s handy tools. Today, we’ll share […]

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Contracts? Why so Important?

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A contract is a promise or set of promises that are legally enforceable and, if violated, allow the injured party access to legal remedies. As most of us know we must sign a contract when getting a hired for a job and usually it’s a lot of legal documentation. That documentation is very important and is usually always very detailed with the can and cannot’s of the work or work to be performed. It’s very important for a individual as well as a company because contracts can save you a lot of time as well as money; and provide insurance for you as well. For example, let’s say your an artist doing some work for a client and they agreed verbally to pay you once the job is completed and let’s say you get 85% done with the project and they pull out at the last minute. Well, now you’ve probably used a lot of money and spent a lot of time doing work for someone that just pulls out at the last minute and now doesn’t want to pay you for the time spent already.

So with a contract you can write down your own rules like depending on how much of the job is completed you still have to pay the full amount because your time is valuable especially when it comes to business. When you make a verbal agreement remember it will be harder to prove that you all ever had an agreement. Even in court. So having everything down in paper and even making a copy of it is always the best solution. Always keep the contracts in your file and never throw them away, you never know when or if you may ever need them again. Please note, that if you have a good lawyer to help you review a contract, then your better off than having a lawyer who doesn’t know the terms of agreement like they should. Also, also questions and thoroughly read all the contact to make sure you know what your getting into before signing anything.  I will be adding this to Business Tools page soon and will have it more broken down in detail describing what you should have on a contract and what to look for before signing one. Thanks for reading and let me know if you have any questions regarding this topic please feel free to ask.

This Week in Small Business, Big News From Facebook on Interactive Content — Small Business Trends

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?? It’s another week of This Week in Small Business and this week, I clearly had Facebook on my mind. For this latest episode of This Week in Small Business, I’m joined by live streaming expert Monique Johnson and we’re going over the top articles appearing on Small Business Trends in the last week. Two…

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Finances in Business? What are they and why is it important?

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Finances. As most of us know in our daily lives we go over our finances all the time especially when we have bills to pay. We use finances to go over our bills to see how much were spending, how much were making, and to budget out where we can save. To be honest now most banks offer help to help you manage your finances so you can keep track of your spending, which is very important if you want to stay in control of your money.

Well, the same goes for business and it is even more important the bigger the business. You have to always be in control of your money and always find ways to save. The more you save the better you can never go wrong with saving and the way to do that doesn’t always have to be with cutting labor. That is a last resort if your business is failing and you need to lay off employees to save the business. But with you need to try to on your controllable’s. 

Your controllable’s include lets say for example, it may be tools, supplies, vendors, food products, brands, etc. Lets say with supplies you may be getting your art supplies from one company that is charging you twice as much as another company that may offer a discount for getting a bulk of those supplies. If its transportation maybe you can consider controlling operating expenses. There are always ways to cut back and save and in a lot of cases doing inventory on a monthly basis can help you to see where your at. Remember that knowing your finances are very important and is very effective to a business.    

Planning and ahead and always saving is the best way to go. You never know what may happen so having money set to the side in case of emergency is the way to go. Have yourself a check list, binder, receipts, bills, etc. to stay on track of your finances. Even if you ask your bank to help organize your finances so you remain ahead of the profit you make as a business. 

I will be making more post on tips for running a business and I will be creating a page soon under the artist tips page for those looking for advice to run a cost efficient business. Thanks for reading and I hope this helps. Stay Tuned.