Saturday, July 27, 2013
If you can, go to Miss Mary Bobo's Boarding House
Address: 295 Main St, Lynchburg, TN 37352
Now run by Lynne Tolley, it embodies the legacy of Southern hospitality and charm. She is a fourth-generation Lynchburg native, whose family once owned and operated the Tolley and Eaton Distillery.
Lynne’s great-grandmother was Mr. Jack Daniel’s sister, so Lynne is actually the great-grandniece of Mr. Jack Daniel.
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Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Every time you win a new client, you want to prove to him that you’re capable of doing the job; you want repeat orders—repeat business.
Repeat business is extremely beneficial and important. The main reason why repeat clients are so important is that they cost less than new customers.
A repeat client will come directly to you and patronize you depending on what you do or sell but new customers are often difficult to convert…
They have to be drawn in, and this cost a lot of money.
If you don’t have that feeling you’ll get business from a client again, then here’re some things you may need to work on:
Offer Something Extra---Something Of Great QualityIf your blog is remembered as a stream of information with helpful tutorials and insightful stories, then users will return.
You won’t have to spend money to convert new prospects. But if your blog is remembered as a selling portal for purchasing one information product or the other, then users might not return.
They might just say: ‘’This guy is in for our money; he has nothing to offer’’.
Provide Great Customer Support---Show That You Care…A great way to provide fast, and transparent customer support is via your social pages.
Ensure you’ve your contact details displayed on your website as well as clear links to your social pages: Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, and Google+; so users can submit any queries they have.
Don’t underrate your customers. Don’t make them feel like don’t matter, because they do.
They matter, and they’re the reason why you’re still in business.
Support is something that’s often overlooked by most business owners… infact, this is why most businesses can never grow.
Learn to reply to emails. Pay attention to your customers and they’ll reward you with ‘’fungolas’’… ($ $$)
Follow up---Build an Email ListIf you really want more repeat business, then learn to follow up with previous clients.
If you sell a product, or provide a service to a client, cash the check and forget about him or her, you surely won’t get any business from that client again.
You’ve lost that customer---and that could cost you a lot on the long run.
This is where email list building comes in.
Take a minute to send an email to a previous client; tell him you enjoyed working with him; that working with him meant a lot to you, and that you’re always available for him.
Don’t just send out products in your email content. Provide value; insightful tips and tutorials. Don’t bombard your email list with too many ‘’sends’’. You’re a business owner not an ‘’email spammer’’.
Send emails to your prospect every 2 days and ensure you provide value in your email content.
Build relationships with your clients, get to know them, and they’ll likely send more business your way.
What are your thoughts and suggestions?
Do you’ve any tips to add to the ones above? I’ll really appreciate your thoughts in the comments section!
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Tuesday, July 9, 2013
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“Two is better than one, because when one is down; the other will help him up.”
Today’s business world is filled with successful partnerships.
Take a look at some of the successful brands and fortune 500 companies, and you’ll see that they’ll started out as partnerships.
Examples of such firms include, Microsoft, Apple, Google, Facebook, Youtube, Yahoo, Myspace, et al!
If you’re planning on starting a new business, consider partnering with someone—a responsible person.
What Exactly Is Business Partnership?
For those that don’t know what business partnership is, here’s just a brief definition.
Partnership is simply an agreement between 2, 3, or more individuals to control a business!
It’s as simple as that!
For those looking to partner with a business owner, you should be willing and ready to invest your time and money to establish the partnership arrangement.
Here’re some factors that must be sorted out before establishing a partnership arrangement:
- Who’ll finance the business?
- The role of each partner ( sort it out)
- What happens at the demise or absence of a partner?
- What judicial steps should be taken when one partner wants to go his way ( there should be an arrangement for this).
However, it’s recommended for a lawyer or attorney to be contacted to write the partnership agreement. Kindly acknowledge this
If you manage a startup, or a new company, or you’re a business owner considering going into a partnership deal, then below are some vital reasons why it pays to collaborate with someone:
1. There’s Deep Commitment and Accountability
Running a business with somebody makes you accountable and responsible because you won’t want to let each other down—which will lead to more productivity.
Partnering with my friend, Frank was the best decision I ever made.
Our new firm (which is just 12 months plus) has moved from a non-tidy warehouse, to a well furnished and fully air conditioned 5 room offices with 9 employees!
Having a committed business owner makes you accountable for your business operations and finances.
If you’re the careless type, having a partner will gear you to be more accountable because, you know that if you don’t play your role, your partner might scrutinize you.
2. It’d improve Your Skills
Working with another person will give you more time to learn new skills and improve your current skills.
You won’t have to waste time learning new things; rather, you’ll focus on improving your administrative skills.
Pro tip: if you already have a business partner, improve your administrative and technical skills. It’d help you go a long way in business
3. You’ll Have Someone To Cover Your ‘’Ass’’
I didn’t mean that… (just kidding).
The major reason why I partnered with Frank (a friend and business partner), was because, I wanted to co—own a business and also have the time to go on vacation with my dear wife and love kid , (Franca and James).
A business partner can cover you up when you’re away on a business trip, meeting, vacation, or short break.
Pro tip: someone should cover for another.
4. Having one or two business partner makes the work enhancing
5. It offers moral support and time for productive brainstorming. You’d have more time to brainstorm on how to move the business forward.
Partnership Take Away!
Were you inspired reading this post?
Do you have a business partner? What’ve you been able to achieve with your partner?
What’s your view on business partnership?
I’ll like to have your thoughts and views on this…..
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