"Startups face tremendous pressure while competing with their bigger counterparts. They neither have large manpower nor big infrastructure. Social media can become an effective solution in helping them grow. This infographic shows how startups should utilize the power of social media."
Micropreneurs can use the power of social media for selling because "...social media is where relationships start and all selling is relationship selling" [so that you are known, liked and trusted]... enough that people feel comfortable buying from you or based on your recommendation.
The best inventions operate simply. On the surface performing beautifully, while disguising the invisible and complex technology that makes them function.
Simplicity is Genius is #5 in my micropreneur mantra... Steve Jobs nailed it, "That’s been one of my mantras – focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.”
Micropreneur best practices, software and hacks for a balanced lifestyle doing work you love in a sustainable, scalable, small business growth engine.
This is an excellent infographic because you should begin with the end in mind. Most times we are not just being creative and have a specific purpose for a graphic so having the exact dimensions to start can eliminate some rework.
Why do you use pictures on your website? Because they can help illustrate the message you are trying to get across, right? Although that is true, have you thou
if you don't like your voice or how you look on camera, slam a presentation 1-2 minute presentation together, write a detailed script for each slide and get someone you like to hear talk to read the script and record all that using a screencasting software (some are free!)... video done.
Don’t wait until you have a viable product on the market to start planning for its potential success.
Pricing should be based on a documented model, strategy or approach; when underlying factors change, re-evaluation is more straight forward... Popular pricing approaches are based on cost/margin, buyers or competitors.
Marketing is a partnership. You need to be able to do your part by being clear. Start by asking yourself these questions before you hire a marketing firm.
Create a MARKETING folder in your company document management system. Put things like the final .pdf AND the original assets such as the Illustrator or PhotoShop files and images from creating business cards or brochures (for example) into this folder. This will be the information collateral and in-house graphics a hired marketer will need. This will also be the folder to save the marketing plan that the firm creates for you.
The best content on your websites is THEIRS not YOURS.Internet marketing moves to 90% curation, 10% creation.
As a micropreneur evangelist and operations systems integrator with the focus of welding the biggest impact with the smallest imprint, I immediately embrace the "what to do" in order to nail down the "how to."
This paradigm shift will create new opportunities for developers and ISVs to create "niche curation funnels" that curates curated content so that any drive-by marketing and social networking that a small business owner might do remains highly effective.
Oregon entrepreneurs create a rewards program to share customers and get them to come back.
The concept here is great! ...but as a micropreneur onramping logistics, ongoing reporting, and underlying technogies and services would need to be automated. It would be super to know the cross market customers for collaboration decisions.
In the past few years, businesses have rushed to use social media. About 94 percent of all businesses now use some form of social media to promote the
...since we are working that every business process is documented, repeatable and measurable, this infographic gives you good ideas about how to measure (#5 metrics) the effectiveness of social media efforts.
17 LinkedIn Profile Must-Haves is a how-to infographic that walks the reader through optimizing their LinkedIn profile page. Published by MarketMeSuite working with Maximize Social Business.com’s Neal Schaffer.This year has been a big one for LinkedIn. With new features like the Creative Portfolio Display, you now have the ability to visually showcase your professional portfolio. But before diving any deeper with the latest add-ons, does your LinkedIn profile have all the elements that will help you rise to the top? This new infographic has all the tips you need to elevate your LinkedIn profile: 17 LinkedIn Profile Must-Haves! Everyone can use great tips, so please share the LinkedIn love!...
Some family businesses float on air and others trip at every hurdle. The difference is found in these seven ‘haves’ and ‘have nots’.
Especially in a family business each member must know what's in it for them. Love has nothing to do with it; it's a business. If you do not pay your family members, there should be a written plan in place to do so at a specified juncture. Your communications plan should include regular updates that include when payment for services is expected. This builds good will and dedication.