Business tips

Set Up Email Drafts

Emails are a big part of the business of doing business. Customers and business associates will contact you through your email. It is much easier than answering the telephone.

Email providers offer a variety of services. Usually we don’t use even half of the features that they offer. They not only provide solutions for personal email accounts, but also for business account holders. Finding out what they offer lets you know if that provider will work for you and your business.

When Does an Internship End?

An internship is a great way for college students and others to gain experience in a given field. Interns may be paid or unpaid, or they may receive a stipend instead of wages or salary. But there's one thing that an internship is not, and that's permanent.

Companies generally hire interns to work for a set period of time. Sometimes it's for the duration of a specific project, other times it's for a set number of weeks or months. Essentially, the internship ends when the company says it ends.

Keep the Personal Touch

When it comes to marketing, adding a personal touch can make all the difference. Some forms of marketing are very hard to personalize, of course. It’s not like you can do much with a flyer or business card.

It’s quite the opposite when it comes to email marketing. This is one form of marketing that is highly customizable. And the end results can be very profitable.

Offline Marketing: Why To Market your Business Offline

The small business that you own may conduct most of its business online, but that doesn’t mean you are limited to advertising there. It takes some work to increase your online presence, but all of that work doesn’t involve optimization and keywords. You can mount an effective marketing campaign without turning on your computer.

Podcast Don’ts

When you use your cell phone, what it your etiquette? Hopefully it is good. Good cell phone etiquette includes speaking clearly, not being overbearing or demanding, using language that is not offensive, keeping your tone friendly and expressing what you have to say in a non-confrontational way. If you can keep to these few basics then you also have a good start on using the correct podcast etiquette.

Tips for Interns to Turn Their Internship Into a Job

With trips to the copy machine and typical "grunt work", let's face it: the majority of internships are far from glamorous. The work you do is useful but sometimes internships are not what you expected them to be. However, there is a glimmer of hope to keep in mind: your internship may have a great prize at the end of the experience. Many interns are in an ideal position to get a full-time position with the company they are interning with. If you play your cards right, you could be looking at a great start to your successful career.

Tips for Outsourcing With Little to No Money

Running a business requires us to perform a variety of tasks. Some of these we enjoy and excel at. Others we do just because they are necessary to the operation of our business. When you don't have employees, it comes with the territory.

Outsourcing can help us get the things that we're not good at, don't have time for, or simply don't enjoy doing. But when we're getting started in business, it's sometimes hard to come up with the money to hire help, even if it's not a full-time employee. So how can we outsource with little or no money?

Look At Affiliates As An Extension of You & Your Product

An affiliate program can extend your reach and increase your profits. Having a commission-based sales force gives the ability to reach more potential customers than you could reach on your own, and it gives your affiliates motivation to get as many sales as possible. It is important to remember that your affiliates are representing you and what they do can affect the public's impression of your company and products.

Five Tips to Handle the Busy Season

Are there certain periods of the year when your business is busier than others? If your business offers seasonal items, then the time before and during the holidays is more hectic for you. This is where the rubber meets the road for some small businesses. Will you be able to handle your busy season? Here are five tips to get you started off on the right foot.