A company is like a tree planted, requires time and care before they can bear fruit. If we start pruning the tree when it is still small and growing him as a “bonsai” (dwarf tree), or worse, will dry up and die. In other words, if the owner of a company “extract” resources beyond the capacity of the latter, one of two things happen: it will dwarf or killed.
To prevent this from happening, the owner must see himself only as the administrator or “steward” of the company, or someone who was entrusted with their care and must give an accounting to the true owner. In my experience, I have seen small business owners grow really fast when applying this principle. How can this “relationship” is fair? Being allocated to “steward” a salary (and strictly limited to it) is regarded as fair by their work, but also the company is in a position to pay. For example, if the salary is $ 10,000.00 not defined shall have an even more weight. Do not rush and buy luxurious things (especially cars for personal use), only that “we have to impress customers with a good image”, nor was “health cure” thinking that after all deductible taxes, then go “on behalf” of the company.
Be patient and there will be time to make such expenditures as business permits, and that if done early, will be “pruning” your company.
A profitable business will be successful only if it can sell more to earn more money.
There are several ways to sell more. There is for example the strategy of cross-selling or “cross selling” that is to sell more to existing customers but also strategies for increasing our customer base.
One such strategy is to get new customers for referrals that our current or former customers to give. The classic case is the patient’s dentist recommended a dentist to his friends.
The author of Duct Tape Marketing gives us 5 tips to carry out a strategy to gain new customers through referrals:
1. offer 100% refund. This first strategy is simple and consists of our existing customers say that for every new customer they bring us give 25% discount to a maximum of 100%.
2. Make partnership with a nonprofit entity. If you donate part of their income to a social cause some customers to seek help this social cause.
3. Share your content. If as part of their business has developed some reports or articles, try to disseminate them to other companies that can post them or provide them for free so customers will access their customers with their advertising. For example if you have an informative, tell another business that distributed free.
4. Be one get one free. This is very useful when the free version will cause new purchases.
5. Organize seminars and conferences where everyone wins. The idea is that you promote a conference where participants can get business opportunities to meet one another, they will attend to learn about these opportunities and you will be a speaker to hire expertise.
Useful tips that should apply to your current business. On the Internet it is also known as an affiliate program but has other different logic when using the internet platform.
I spent seven intense years in Barcelona, ??Spain, in a stage in my life where everything was new, all the time discovering and learning from smart people and unique experiences. I have lived the growth boom of the late 80′s and also the crisis of post 92. I have worked in mergers and acquisitions at the time of the incorporation of Spain to the (then) EEC. European companies that razed the shelves on which were displayed for Spanish companies to be bought. I have been involved in the valuation and negotiation of sale of dozens of companies. I also created my own company in that country. That intense experience has left a mark. I have made friends that today, 25 years later, they still are.
Spain is home to a complex and sophisticated society in the sense of both words . Spain is many “Spains”, nations, cultures and ideologies (right and left, but also nationalists, republicans, anarchists, monarchists …). Spain is complex for all points of view.
Football is an inexhaustible source for the construction of metaphors and this case is no exception. A selection of Spain they call it “Rage”, a positive adjective denoting courage, pride and resilience. But “Rage” also refers to the team warm-blooded in the Pampas to the “heater”. He said before Spain is a complex and sophisticated society and said it as a positive observation (forgive the redundancy explanation), since each case there is installed immediately generates very different positions and often more than one.
The spirit “heater” emerges in all subjects, the positions blunt, categorical, definitive. For or against the king and the royal house. Today it is easy to publish the king hunting elephants for 46,000 euros while the more outraged indignation. 20 years ago would have been unimaginable to read this news. The Spanish Fury is everywhere. The bullfight has taken thousands of pages of books, thousands of hours of radio and television, thousands of hours of coffee … and it will develop further. Nationalism, if any serious issue in that society and it is very difficult say whether we are “live” in those nations, not only splits water but also has led to not so long ago the lives of hundreds of citizens.
We can not criticize the “anger” of many Spanish these days , and his quick and sometimes ill-considered reactions. We can not fight with citizens’ statements made ??in the heat of the first skirmishes of a war. We can not let them have the time needed to finish to understand a complex situation as it turns out the nationalization of the company YPF by the Argentine state.
There are places where it is very difficult to return. Paint a Spanish citizen grievances in front of a local sales of Argentine products in a city in Galicia, or the owner of a bar in Seville put a sign reading “Argentines are not supported” should not surprise us. But both the man who used the spray to express their discomfort as the owner of the bar are citizens who may very well change your mind as far as knowing they can go deeper into the matter. They had all the necessary information. However, a political leader or an executive officer can not remove the sign “allowed Argentines” as if nothing had said. The anger, the hot reaction is often a bad adviser. Does say things that you can not go. Threatening in a negotiation, experts say, is of the worst attitudes you can take. The threat does not add up ever: what is threatened with what is done or not done, but never say.
Last week, before the announcement of the nationalization of YPF, I phoned my friend Ignasi Blanes. In fact, he called the producer of a radio program in which I participate, with the idea of ??talking about the Spanish crisis. In those days, the executive Mariano Rajoy had cut 10,000 million euros in the budget for health and education and on the other hand, the unemployment rate had reached the highest in the euro area: 24%.
The vision is for me Ignasi always a point of reference. He was the creator of Labor Corporations in the oil crisis of the year 73, when thousands of Spanish companies closed their doors and thousands of workers were on the street. The Ignasi is a very lucid and always enlightening to hear from you. At the end of the talk and when he was saying goodbye, I asked what he thought of the emerging (at that time) conflict between the Government of Argentina and Repsol. His answer was brief and blunt: ” It is a matter of ‘peel’, a negotiation in which Antonio Brufau (holder of the Spanish company) wants to receive the highest possible price and the Argentine state is obliged to negotiate for less. Everything else is just fireworks.”
Legal certainty, predictability and clear rules … I open the newspaper El Pais and read a headline that says “Retirees should pay 10% of the cost of medicines. Health change the law …. ” ¿Legal security for whom? How “unsafe” when a country becomes a law change that retirees pay for their drugs? I have read and heard some Spanish friends (sadly I must confess) discuss the general concept of legal certainty and the immaculate word freedom.
In Argentina we have learned the hard way that the concept of security and freedom should be much more extensive and generous when company representatives claimed by monopolistic or oligopolistic. The picture is complex: to speak of freedom and security of a company like Repsol and ignore the security and freedom of ordinary citizens is not consistent. Legal certainty is not changing game rules to all citizens, rich or poor, young or old, whether socialist or popular. Free enterprise is another matter. Free enterprise exists in markets with free competition, but when we are in monopoly sectors, such as usually are the economic sectors related to natural resource extraction, we can not talk about free enterprise and free competition. We speak of regulated sectors, where the main rule is the public interest, the public interest, security and freedom of these citizens.
Neither in the particular field, let alone in public, you can ignore responsibilities and obligations undertaken. If a government took a decision as to privatize a public enterprise and government today decided to re nationalize other reasons that make the public interest, it is necessary to take over the first and second decision. Just as no one can ignore the sovereignty of a country to make the decision to nationalize, no one can ignore the requirement that State pay for the re nationalization. And we are just in front of a negotiation.
On Tuesday December 27 Prodepaz Corporation met with the producer of fruit, vegetable and sugar cane to socialize Eastern Antioquia Marketing Strategy in the region.
The meeting was to initiate actions to exchange relevant experiences to articulate strategies to market products and consolidate a network of consumers in the region.
On Tuesday 27 December between 10:30 am and 1:00 pm, was held in the House of Sisters Philippians Rionegro, the meeting with the producer of fruit, vegetable and cane of Eastern Antioquia to socialize the Marketing Strategy of the region and make the presentation of the professional who will be leading, the agronomist Gonzalo Mier Madrid.
The meeting, which was attended by 18 of the 27 organizations called, sought to begin to generate actions that involve the sharing of significant experiences of the organizations present at the same time articulating the joint strategies to successfully market their products and build a network consumers to enhance production and producers committed to quality and improvement in their processes on the basis of teamwork.
The agenda began with a socialization of the productive projects that were present in the event. This was followed Asofrutas shared experience that you are actively participating in an advisory strategy, thanks to years of experience and positive results that give an excellent account management. Also explained in detail the characteristics of the marketing strategy to publicize the selection criteria of organizations that were used, the operating model of the project and the establishment of an agenda designed to establish a baseline and answer needs that arise in terms of marketing with this process.
Among other concerns, the most frequently mentioned by these organizations was the lack of joint work and mutual distrust that hinders the processes and productivity growth in the region. They also mentioned the importance of building consumer networks that meet the existing supply.
During the month of January will begin to make visits for each organization, bearing in mind the purpose of coordinating bi-monthly meetings attended by all, except that it may be in extraordinary times, if circumstances warrant.
Jeff Rutt has received immense recognition in the last few years both as a builder and also for his charitable works. He is the founder and also the head of the group of directors of the HOPE International foundation. In the year 1992, Jeff laid the foundation and became the CEO of his own company Keystone Custom Homes. Prior to that, he was a dairy farmer, nearly for a decade. Under his expert guidance the company has expanded rapidly and in the last few years it has constructed more than 3700 homes all across Pennsylvania. Today it is considered to be among the top building companies in Pennsylvania.
For three times, Jeff Rutt has received the Best Builder Award from the popular Builder Magazine and his company is believed to be the only home construction company that has received this prestigious award for three years. Currently, Keystone Custom Homes has been ranked among the top 100 international home builders by the globally recognized business magazine, Builder Magazine. Recognized as Pennsylvania’s leading autonomous homebuilder, Jeff’s company is currently busy constructing homes in nearly 44 communities, located in different counties like Lancaster, Dauphin, York, Cumberland, Lebanon and Chester. The success of the company is steered by Jeff’s clear-cut philosophy, which is to construct superior homes for his team members, clients as well as for the worldwide community.
As a sign of the company’s underlying moral principles, a certain percentage of the company’s profit is donated to HOPE International. This non-profitable philanthropic group of microfinance organizations was founded in the year 1997 by Jeff Rutt, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Currently this international organization offer service to more than 265,000 clients worldwide. By offering loans for small businesses in addition to essential business training, this charitable foundation empowers people to overcome poverty with dignity. Since poverty is found to have a strong impact on women as well as their kids, Jeff’s HOPE International foundation focuses mainly on the development of women. In the year 2008, for its philanthropic activities HOPE International was awarded the highly esteemed Hearthstone Builder Humanitarian Award.
Jeff Rutt has been the chairman of the Hope International right from the day it was founded. His idea about global ministry, particularly microfinance is derived chiefly from the Gospel. Through HOPE Jeff wishes to bring about a significant transformation in the lives of the common people, both physically and spiritually, by offering lasting solutions to combat poverty and to bring back self-respect among families, across the globe.
Payday loans are a short term loans that helps one when he is in an urgent need of money. Many people are facing financial crisis during the mid months and the finds it difficult to meet their daily needs and to meet the needs of their families, in such situations these online payday loans are very much helpful for them. The one who gives money is known as the lender and the one who buys the money as a loan is known as the borrower. The process of these type of loans is that the lender provides a short term loan to the lender which is repaid at the borrower’s next pay day.
The payday loans have many advantages as it is the quickest way to get money in advance. There are many outlets for the companies which offer this type of loans and also one can apply online for this loan. Once we apply online for a loan,we can recieve the amount in hours which is the secure way of getting a quick loan. This loan doesn’t require a check on ones credit and all that one need to have is a bank account and a job. There are many lenders which offer loans and if we are not able to choose the correct lender then we may sometimes end up in big trouble. One should make deal with a lender who has well defined policies and a good track record of lending the loans. The lender should clearly tell the borrower about the service charges that are to be charged and about the Annual Percentage Rates. Also the borrower should study about the lenders reputation in the market and customer services. The lender should also mention clearly about the repayment periods.
The payday loans are the best companion in every needs of a person. Different lenders provide different interest for thier money. Thus it is important for one to know very well about the lender. Appling for a loans is an easy process. After recieving the application the lender verifies the submitted details and just after the verification the loan amount is deposited to the borrowers account. Even though these loans are very usefull in needs, it should not be a habit of taking loans. In order to have a good relation with the lender one should repay the loans in correct date and take loans only in an urgent need.
To find out what business to what we think we like it or excites us a lot to do, we think we know what to do or know it well, or we think that where we can have advantages and differentiate ourselves from the rest.
To find a business idea can also choose to research the market and try to identify needs, problems and desires, analyze changes and trends, and to talk to others about business.
But an effective way to know what business is to go to Internet sources such as where we can find business ideas we can implement, to refer, or they can serve as inspiration.
The following is a list made ??up of 50 small businesses at some point have been mentioned in Business Grows , and you can implement, or take as a reference or inspiration to develop your own idea.
Small businesses are treated most cost-effective, requiring no further investment, and you can start immediately:
dance classes : each more people interested in learning to dance, and if you love dance, this business could be a good alternative.
Yoga classes : no need to be an expert, simply search for people seeking a place where they can meet others to practice this discipline.
Martial arts classes : no need to be an expert, just know that this art and you are willing to teach and share what you know.
Sales of organic products : organic products are increasingly in demand due to the tendency that exists for the care of the environment.
manufacture and sale of biodegradable bags : this idea would allow you to capitalize on the trend for the care of the environment, but also work directly with this care.
marketing of electric vehicles : every time there is an increased interest in the care of the environment and these vehicles.
recycling company : which could be dedicated to all the recycling process, or simply collecting waste materials, or serve as a repository.
manufacture and sale of solar panels : If you do not have enough investment, you could dedicate to the manufacture of low cost solar panels, which could make at home.
small business consulting : orientándote could start only at a certain business area and later include other.
Child care : you could set up business at home and as you have some requirements degree in education and many children like it.
repair of household appliances : If you are an expert, you can start doing small jobs, as you acquire more knowledge and experience.
computer repair : you could start this business almost as a hobby, offering your services to family, friends and acquaintances.
English classes : if you master the English could dedicate to providing tutoring in this area, starting with children.
math : if you’ve always been good with math could provide tutoring in this area, starting with children.
create a web page or blog : where would earn money by renting advertising space or by selling its own products or third parties.
store : a store let you take advantage of the fact that an increasing number of purchases made ??online.
affiliate program on the Internet : where would earn money every time you get a referral to visit the website where the products are sold, and make a purchase.
selling products on auction sites : you buy products and sell it on auction sites such as eBay and MercadoLibre.
Virtual Consulting : brindarías consultancy or advice on a specific topic, through a website.
write an ebook : who would you sell on your own website, third-party Web sites or through affiliate programs like ClickBank.
selling photos online : you sell photos through special websites such as iStockphoto or Fotolia.
soccer academy for children : an academy or school of football is probably the first thing that comes to mind when a father wants his young son in sports.
rental of artificial turf : the soccer fields with artificial turf are increasingly required by football fans.
manufacture and sale of jeans for ladies : jeans are a garment for mass use and high turnover especially in women.
T-shirt store: T-shirts have a good demand on the Internet because they are trying to simple garments for which one would hardly dissatisfied.
selling baby clothes : the clothes shops often neglected segment of the babies, which could take with this business.
Fitness : This business will allow you to take advantage of the trend in people for wanting to feel good, have a sexy body and be in good physical condition.
spa : This business will allow you to take advantage of the trend in people for wanting to feel good, look for physical beauty and be relaxed.
shop for technology products : the increasingly technological products have a lower life cycle and increased demand.
Pet care : you could set up business at home and a requirement that you simply must like animals very much.
Pet spa : are increasingly people who want to pamper their pets and give all necessary attention to make them relaxed and calm.
selling pet accessories : they are increasingly people who want to buy their pets accessories of all kinds, ranging from extravagant belts to sunglasses.
Pet Cemetery : Many people often find themselves in the situation of not knowing what to do with their pets die.
Dog training : are becoming more and more people want their dogs calm and tame.
Dog walks : business where you would not need to have more knowledge, experience, investment, or other requirement not to have love and patience with the dogs.
night tours by major entertainment centers of the city : which usually have good demand in short supply in tourists and travel agencies.
Party organization : people love to celebrate and usually do not like the routine and rather always seek novelty.
web design company : they are more and more companies are in need of a website to promote themselves and create a good image among consumers.
advice on social networks : social networks are increasingly used by enterprises and independent to promote their products and services.
Baby shop : specialty stores often focus on the segment of adults and children, but are usually few that focus on infants.
Baby room design : if you made ??a great decoration for your baby’s room, you could make this skill a business.
health food restaurant : this business enables you to take advantage of the trend that exists in favor of healthy eating and food against very elaborate.
home delivery menu : you dirigirías people who eat menu every day and do not have a good restaurant near their homes or workplaces.
caterer : If you like food and do not have enough capital to open a restaurant, a catering company could be a good alternative.
homes : if you do not have enough capital to set up a building, you could simply dedicate to the purchase and rental departments.
online travel agency : Due to the increasing use of Internet, people increasingly prefer to plan and organize their trips and make reservations and payments through this medium.
backpacker accommodation : if you have a good-sized property near a resort, you could make this an accommodation or hostel for backpackers.
Tour Guide : for this business enough to have mastered foreign languages ??and know the area well where brindarias your services.
car rental : you could dedicate to hire minibuses, motor homes, vans, cars, motorcycles ARENA, yachts, boats, kayaks and even bicycles.
virtual journal of tourism : are getting more people using the Internet to find information about travel destinations and tourist attractions.
Fotocasa shares some tips for hiring a home insurance, paying attention to what aspects to take into account to develop a suitable policy of insurance for each customer’s home.
The key is to compare offers, prices, coverages, fees, among other things, to choose the most appropriate insurance based on our needs, both economic and personal. Also keep in mind the limitations and exclusions between different companies. Should not be convinced of what a company offers is important to seek the other.
Factors to hire a home insurance
You have to know the object replacement policy and what process is the insurance company to respond to any casualty or theft. Must contain all this in writing, including whether the company offers cash for the property value to replace, or good in itself is good to find out the timing in the policy to report potential claims to the company, and what documents that need to be provided if a situation like this. Knowing in advance the cancellation procedure and lower the policy. You might need to inform the decision of months in advance. commissions, interest and taxes associated with the policy are other aspects to consider, as they can significantly increase the amount of insurance. As far as possible, adjust the conditions of the policy to your needs: security, payment and others. Finally, do not forget to read all the clauses and fine print of the contract and question anything that is unclear.
In this way we will have no last minute surprises in case we need to pull the services offered by the insurance through the policy written for us.
Whether you want to cover our expenses while we get a job or a business, have a source of additional income to our job or business, increase our savings, take a chance, pay our debts, or give us a taste, here is a list of 15 effective ways to make money that can be taken into account.
Sell ??our stuff
One way to make money immediately is to sell any property that no longer use them, on us, or simply we can sell.
The goods we could sell our old ranging from mobile phone to our car, which we could sell to family, friends or acquaintances, or the general public through a newspaper ad on Internet auction sites, or in a garage sale.
Rent our stuff
If you do not want to get rid of our property we have an alternative is to rent them.
Among the goods that we could rent are our car, which we could rent, for example, taxi drivers, although we could rent our bicycles, our cooking, our garden tools, our jewelery.
Buy and sell
If we do not have assets that we can sell or rent, we could choose to buy one and then sell it at a higher price than it cost.
The goods we could buy and sell unlimited, one of the most commonly used in this way of making money are the clothes, which could buy in wholesale markets or producers themselves, and then sell them to family, friends and acquaintances, or the general public through a small stand or an Internet auction site.
Buy, fix and sell
A variation to the previous alternative is to buy a property, fix it or improve it, and then sell at a price greater than the purchase price plus what we spent to fix it or improve it.
Among the goods we could buy, fix and sell cars and we highlight the real estate (for example, buy a house in disrepair and then improve it and sell it, or land where a building and then build what we sell).
Buy and rent
A variation to the above alternatives is to buy a property and then rent it.
Among the goods we could buy and then rent we can highlight the machines and equipment for businesses, audio equipment (for example, alquilaros event), cars (for example, to rent a taxi), and real estate ( for example, to buy an apartment and then rent it).
Rent our space
One way to earn money we can make a good income stream and despite being available to us we probably have not taken into account is to rent our space.
For example, we could rent a room that already have built or we could enable our roof, we could also rent our garage, and outdoor spaces to rent our house or our car advertising companies to place their ads on them.
Teach what we know
Another effective way to make money is to teach what we know, that is, teach what they are experts, or simply what we have sufficient knowledge and experience.
The possibilities are endless for this alternative, we could teach about business, sales, languages, personal development, sports, music, dancing, cooking, mathematics, yoga, meditation, etc.., Which could teach through a workshop in our home, tutorials, and even Internet.
Offering professional services not
If we do not have skills which can benefit, we could simply choose to offer non-professional services that do not require more knowledge and experience, and that almost anyone could do.
Among the non-professional services we could offer are the dog walking service, the babysitting, typing, etc.., We could also offer to mow a neighbor, to run errands for a family member, or clean the house of a known.
Join a MLM business
Through an MLM business can make money from the sale of products which cater the business, but also for sales made ??by people who come to shape our affiliate network.
Just make sure we choose the MLM indicated, one that has good quality products, offering an attractive compensation plan, and have a good training program.
Enroll in an affiliate program
Through an affiliate program can earn money every time we get a referral to visit the website where you sell the products offered by the program, and make a purchase.
Only we must be sure to choose the affiliate program indicated, one that has good quality products, their products have good demand, and offer a good commission sales.
Create a blog
Another alternative that also involves the use of the Internet is creating a blog and make money through advertising we place on it, but also through the sale of products, either themselves or others.
For the creation of our blog may use free platforms such as Blogger and WordPress, while for the placement of advertising could use advertising programs such as Adsense.
Fill out online surveys
An alternative on the Internet is making money by filling out surveys, which we are periodically sent to our email address for special web sites, prior enrollment in them.
You just have to enroll in several of these sites that offer this possibility, and attempting to fill all the surveys that we can.
Write a book
If we master a particular topic, we have a great imagination, or have an interesting story to tell, write a book is another alternative you might consider.
After writing our book, we could sell on the Internet (as ebook ) on our website or on third party websites, find a publisher who decides to publish it, or design, print and distribute it ourselves.
Investing in stocks
We could also invest in the stock and make money selling them when they have increased their value, but also upon receipt of dividends.
To start investing in stocks is not necessary that we have a lot of money, and do not even have to count with more technical knowledge, they could invest in them indirectly by investing in mutual funds .
Investing in real estate
Finally, we could invest in the purchase of property such as houses, apartments, commercial premises or land, and make money selling them when once they have increased their value, or rent them.
To start investing in real estate in addition to a good capital, it is necessary to have knowledge of the market, but unlike what happens with other investments we need so many skills.
Business Consultancy provides solutions in the area of ??strategy and information technology in transforming processes and human resources. Provides the methodology, techniques and procedures to analyze current processes, the new model from its strategic goals, and make its implementation. Bilbomática within their area of ??Business Consulting, helps clients achieve and sustain improvements in performance by optimizing their processes, technological and human resources throughout the life cycle of the company.
IT Effectiveness – The way to improve IT and achieve their business goals
Oriented consulting support in the definition of how to invest and integrate components in the IT infrastructure, so that helps IT achieve business goals. By better understanding the infrastructure, the customer will win potential in identifying opportunities to add efficiency, business value and growth, achieving higher revenues and achieve savings in operating costs as well as for the efficient application of technologies.
Consulting in the field of organization and processes, cost management, supply chain optimization, information management and knowledge, application of technology as a tool for improvement and business excellence, mobilization processes, management control, skills assessment organizations to deal with change processes and outsourcing of processes, functions and systems.
Consultancy relating to the technical direction of projects, program monitoring offices, support planning and monitoring, and training for middle managers. Consulting developed by PMP certified professionals issued by the Project Management Institute.
Includes consulting work devoted to the definition of Security Plans, Risk Maps, Security Policies, Plans Preventive Security, Contingency Planning and Business Continuity Plans and associated Business Security solutions.
It covers consulting engagements aimed at integrating personnel matters with the business strategy. Includes activities such as: talent management, development and analysis, organizational design and productivity improvement, people management, efficiency of sales staff and sales team development, competency management models, selection, development and implementation of HR systems, employee portals, …