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Stages of Business Every Business Owner Needs to Know

Everyone dreams of starting a new business. Many people always quote idea that can bring “millions” of gains. In reality, ideas is dime a dozen. Starting and growing a business is a hard work, but there are some things that can simplify, break tasks into small chunks, and highlight things that truly important.

Starting the business is the most exciting and fun time. Who does not like a birthday, new baby, or cute little puppy. It is the same thing that happen with business. Everyone is over optimistic, everyone is expecting to earn tons of money. Everything looks pink and fluffy. But a serious businessman knows the thorny road ahead. Seasoned leader would turn down over optimistic outlooks. Spending money on new office furniture, renovating the newly rented office space. Spending money on new fancy locks, putting trendy doors. Those are things that don’t make or break business. Instead of superficial things concentrate on designing tasks and projects to be done. Do the market research about product or service you about to start. Concentrate on defining parameters of the core products. Make sure that desires of the customers correlate with the ability of technical stuff to deliver. At this point almost every business requires a lot of money.

There are many ways to get money. If the leadership have good connections and great standing with the banks, borrowing from the bank is the best and cheapest venue. If the leadership have network of proven angel investors, or venture capitalists, one needs to be very clear what your business willing to give up to get money from them. The best way is to get one of the venture capitalists in the leadership of the company. Their business connections and expertise will help business not only getting money but in marketing and penetration of markets. As a rule: don’t borrow money from friends or family.  Also, don’t get your friends get involved into business. It is a business, not social club

Well, your business overcame all your growing pains and you are finally releasing the product. You already scaled up your marketing. Your website done fantastic SEO. You have hired your first saleswoman. Don’t forget to do one thing: shoot the designers and engineers. No, I am not telling you to physically eliminate them. You have to get them to stop working on the product. See, the big secret from the high tech, no product appear on market fully functioning. If you make a perfect product, you are too late to the market. Designers and engineers who have spend considerable time, emotions, and sweat on the product, have feeling that is their baby. They will continue working on improving it forever. You have to freeze the design and send it into production. There will be issues that need to be addressed, but the product have to start flowing to the customers. You do a short celebration of releasing the first product, make sure to give a lot of praise and recognition to the people who were involved. But the product is in the hands of marketing and sales now. You have to push sales, and finally get positive cash flow into your company.

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3 Business Ideas So Weird They Might Just Work

New year, new you, new business too. If you are out of ideas on what to start this year of the Dog, here are some bizarre ways to start rolling that money in. DO NOT underestimate these ideas; Facebook was once a virtual yearbook and look at how gigantic it is right now.


1. Start robotized cafe.

Everyone is talking about AI and robotization of the workplace. So, why not start your own robot cafe.

In the robocafe the client selects and pays for coffee through the mobile app or touch screen at the cafe. After the order robot chooses desired grains of the selected roast, grinds them, adds desired topping. Within a minute or two you get the coffee you like.

In this instance robotization helps not only to go without problems with personnel, but will also be a marketing hook, since this automatization is still novelty, your cafe will attract a lot of attention. A company in San-Francisco already has set up the shop.

To start such business you can contact the company that already in this business, or you can gather a team of engineers and make your own product.

2. Blockchain Mining Hotel

Blockchain mining is very popular these days. Everyone knows the quick rise of the Bitcoin, Ethereum… To support crypto coins a lot of computer power required. There are many mining farms where computers with powerful video cards perform calculations. Or specialized mining computers where the people earn crypto coins for profit.

Many people try mining at home, but when scaling up, these miners have problem. Scaling up mining is not easy. To solve this question many entrepreneurs already started building good business.

Mining Hotel – it is rental business. To start you get about 1000 square feet commercial space. Install shelving to hold equipment, create good ventilation, connect to reliable fast internet. Have large electrical supply. In some cases the question of reducing price and increasing power solved by installing natural gas generators. You just need 24 hours security guards, and system administrator.

You can provide to the miners turn key physical mining pool solution and collect monthly rent.  1000 square feet can allocate at least 50 farms. Rent from each $60 up plus cost of electricity.

3. Overshakes or FreakShakes

Overshake is variation of the shake that overflows and has large, freaky head over it. For it base you take basic milkshake, smoothie, or ice cream. Then you just pile up toppings. Use whip cream, candies, cookies, donuts,…

The size and ingredients are limited only by imagination and creativity of dessert chef. You know that freakshakes created not only for their taste. These are the most photographed and posted dessert pictures on social media. People pose with them for selfies and post them on social media. This is why this trend is quickly developing.

If you are planning a small but cosy cafe, give this dessert a serious consideration. Overshakes can be strong marketing driver of you establishment, that will lead to many new visitors.

If you don’t’ have ability to open your own cafe,but you are creative person and can cook, you can establish yourself as an expert in this niche. Develop proprietary overshakes, take pictures of your experiments and post it on YouTube. With creative and inventive approach you can have viral video, which will create your audience. Type in YouTube Freakshakes and you will see the videos on these themes.

With time you can make money by developing for different cafe or restaurants your copyrighted freakshakes and send your viewers to patronage those cafe’s. This is a win-win situation. The owner of the cafe, when using your service will not only get great addition to the menu, but also new visitors referred by you.

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Get the Right Direction and Data Before You Launch

If you are going to start new business or want to launch new services, data gathering and utilization is a mandatory task for successful execution of any product or services launch. You must be aware of the latest scenario and techniques that requires getting perfect data about your field at appropriate time according to your business theme.

If I give simple example:

A keyword “New year party “ has been searched million times in Google in December and November month. So if you want to start your own business which provides all things to use in party for decoration then September is the best month for your business set up and you must be ready in next month to expand you business and to get more customers. You need to start your advertising campaign in previous month. So my point is you must be aware of market demand of your business and services that you provide at appropriate time. Someone has also written nice sentence “Precaution is better than cure “. So based in this data you can make effective marketing plan and can estimate profits or revenue that you want to generate from market.

So here we are going to talk about different platform from where you can collect this data and can get best results for your business. Some of this is very basic and common method where others would be new to you if you do not have much knowledge about internet and Google techniques. You can use any professional service from other companies or in some cases you can do it on your own by little research. So here we are going to discuss bout the survey and polls.

Interactive Survey or Paid Survey

If you have large money to invest in your business and selling each piece of products generate high profit, then you should allocate some minor percentage of your money to paid survey. Surveys are the best option to gather right information about your products in market.

Here’s how any survey distribution company works.

  • First, they will do research about your business and products. Based on this, they will decide right audience for you that suit best for your business and geographical location in which you can provide services.
  • After getting this data they would search for the platform from where they would get data and right people. Based on this they would design form typically called survey form that would be given to people related to your products or services.
  • After finishing above procedure they would gauge data and gives you result according to your requirement.

Let me explain you with simple example:

Suppose Microsoft wants to release new operating system. So before launch of this system, students in engineering colleges and all other ordinary people who are using computer would be its primary audience to target and people in United States would be its geo graphical location where it would release this system. So the form regarding to this must be able to get opinion about its new features that it would add and weather people are happy to adore this new system or not .

Here are some points that you must be aware of before choosing any survey distribution service.

  • You need to choose survey distribution service according to your business theme and the audience you want to target.
  • You must be aware of industry where this survey company expert is.
  • You must ask for previous work of survey design form and you must be aware of from where they are gathering data for you. There are lots of scams that in this so you need to be very careful when choosing any survey distribution service.

I hope my article has given you enough ideas on survey distribution service and things to keep in mind before choosing any survey distribution service.

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Increasing Sales Volume Significantly Through Local Online Advertising

The entire online advertising process begins with your website. Over 90% of the websites on the Internet today are not geared properly for success. These days it’s very easy to find a web designer to create a nice looking website but, unfortunately, a nice looking website is only the tip of the iceberg. Your local business success depends on a lot more than just a pretty website. At the very least, your website should contain some sort of “call to action” as well as professionally written ad copy. Most web designers are not business oriented and therefore do not understand what a call to action is. Most web designers are also not professional copywriters.

The success of any local business depends solely on sales volume. It’s been said in business time and time again that “volume fixes everything.” And these days your advertising dollar is more important than ever. If your current marketing budget is not returning a high enough sales volume to churn out a decent profit, then it’s time to make a change. The first question for most business owners is “where do I begin?”

Let’s start with a few facts. Most local business owners have a limited budget, very little free time and extremely limited knowledge of how the Internet works. But they know for certain they should be advertising online within their local community. Many local business owners have already taken the plunge into the online community but are now scratching their heads trying to figure out why their website is not working as well as they thought it would. And that brings us back to the question of “where do I begin…”

The entire online advertising process begins with your website. Over 90% of the websites on the Internet today are not geared properly for success. These days it’s very easy to find a web designer to create a nice looking website but, unfortunately, a nice looking website is only the tip of the iceberg. Your local business success depends on a lot more than just a pretty website. At the very least, your website should contain some sort of “call to action” as well as professionally written ad copy. Most web designers are not business oriented and therefore do not understand what a call to action is. Most web designers are also not professional copywriters.

If you are not properly educated on at least the basic fundamentals of how the Internet actually works, then it’s going to be extremely difficult for you to shop around for a web designer that not only builds a great looking website with a call to action, but also has the ability to make sure your website is optimized for top performance on major search engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing. If your website is built on an old platform like HTML, then it’s going to be nearly impossible for you to compete with other business owners in your local area who are using a more advanced platform like WordPress or Joomla.

A “platform” is simply the type of construction that was utilized to build your website. You could actually take two identical websites that looked exactly the same, and if one was built on an outdated HTML platform and the other one on a WordPress platform, they would perform very, very differently on the Internet. And even if you are using a platform like WordPress, there are still over 1 million plugins to sift through to make your site optimized for the search engines. In other words, a Web designer who is not skilled and proven in business and/or who does not understand the intimate details of Google and Yahoo’s algorithms is not qualified to work for you, hence the reason why so many local business owners have websites that are costing them money month-after-month rather than bringing in additional revenues and a significantly higher sales volume.

If your local business already has a website and your website is not helping to attract more customers and increasing your sales volume significantly month after month, then unfortunately your web designer has very little knowledge of business and/or search engine optimization.

As a local business owner, your job is to save money every chance you get, but your website is something that you should not try to cut corners with. Your website, along with proper advertising, can be more effective than any form of off-line advertising you can possibly think of including the yellow pages, newspaper ads and even radio advertising. The world is changing rapidly, and so is the way that most consumers find products and services in their local marketplace. If you cannot be found, you are losing valuable sales volume that could mean the difference between profits and bankruptcy.

There are several techniques available to help you decide whether or not to utilize a particular advertising company to help you promote your local business online. The first thing you should do before choosing an online marketing agency is to look at their overall ranking. There is a Google owned website called that ranks tens of millions of websites on the Internet based on their quality, value and traffic. If you visit and type in the website address of the company you are contemplating using to build your website properly (both on the front end and the backend), they should have a good “Alexa ranking.” If they are not at least in the top 1.5 million and they have a copyright date on their website of more than one or two years, then look for someone else.

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