Tag Archives: Social Networks

Network for Gaining Honest Answers

So many kinds of networks can be easily visited online. The network will be found in various fields including social networks, forums, chatting, and many others. Well, for you who need to make survey in particular topic that you need, you can find a website that can give honest thought of many people. You can ask any question that you need to reveal the answer from many people and you can ask through text, video, and picture.

Furthermore, there are a lot of people who can joint he website and they will appear as anonymous so that all of the members of the network can deliver all of their though as they like with no need to worried about the revelation of their identity. This can be great network to make a discussion as well. You can ask away a question and there will be other members who can give their vote or ideas about the question that you ask.

Black-Owned Businesses: Addressing The How To, When Feeling The Why Bother?

With all the discussion about the growth industries including health, IT, education, green technologies, etc. that will lead the country out of its fiscal slump, you do not hear much about Black-owned businesses being a growth area, but it should be.

The primary reason for the launch of many Black-owned businesses was the concrete ceiling effect within corporate America that drove promising Black executives into the entrepreneurial arena due to limited advancement opportunities.

Other Black-owned businesses got their start because the founder had an idea and through hard work and tenacity, they fed that idea and built a business.

While that represents the two general viewpoints of Black-owned businesses being relative newcomers to the scene, that concept is not altogether true. Black-owned businesses were the staples of segregated Black communities before those business start-up concepts took place, so there is a long, and sometimes, tragic history of Black-owned businesses and a track record for their success despite tremendous obstacles.

Despite current economic conditions, there are still opportunities for those interested in starting a businesses and seeking out these growth areas to reach their full potential.

Learning New Ways To Generate Sales Leads

The one thing that may be hardest to find during this recession is a paying customer. While you can plan to weather the financial storm by cutting staff, reducing inventory, and getting a business loan to tide you over, you may not have looked at newer ways to get sales leads that can directly help your bottom line. The competition for each customer is fierce, but knowing new strategies to grab hot sales leads and marketing those effectively can give you an edge on your competition.

Go Online And Network

Don’t sit back and wait for the customer to show up at your doorstep, and instead take a proactive tact to find those people by hopping online. Even if your business is local, there are great services that help you generate customer leads locally, like MerchantCircle.com. If your business is not listed with Yelp.com or CitySearch, make sure to add your profile there too. Hop onto social networks, like Facebook, and create a fan page there too. Add a Twitter bio profile for your business and tweet news and specials that you are promoting for your business. Focus on building a large online network, so that when it comes time to market online, you can talk to many people at one time and they will already know who you are and what you do. Ask your customers to rate your services online too, so that your reputation is enhanced through online word of mouth.

Explore Your Offline Network Too

Employee and new customer referrals are an excellent way to generate sales leads. If you offer a referral cash bonus for every new customer they bring in, you can generate a number of local leads very quickly. As always, be sure to ask them to refer you, don’t just assume they will. Make it clear what they get out of it too. This is great way to explore the existing network you have and expanding its potentials to others by word of mouth.