Dream Big with Big team

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What is the most important thing to build a successful company?
5 things that help


1. Find passionated personality.

Forget about the CV, whatever they mention in it. Look what they achieved, what they did amazing. Do they have focus on life, why they are doing. Is they hungry for the work? If yes, select this person.

2. Don’t hire someone from big position.

Sometime you think to hire a multinational guy, he will come and help you with their idea and some money, But this is not help you. They will always try to force their idea’s on your business.
So, find a new guy from lower position, that guy will feel challenged and make more effort.

3. Keep recruiting

Don’t stop recruitment, look at this point.. if guy is beneficial, Catch them. Ask everyone, if they know someone who can help and work for your company and make list of their contact number and skills.
That will also help when ever you want to find a guy urgently, you can contact that person and can offer more than he getting paid.

4. Are you enjoying?

We always feel that work and personal life are separate things but this is not. The people with their vision, they will make your vision too. Partying with them, going out, traveling together, talking about funniest things make your bond stronger.

5. Dream big with a big team

If you are dreaming big, you must have a big team to do the right things oprated by yourself.
Fill the effort of yours, your dream, your vision to all team members. That will make you successful as you want.

How Do I Start a Small Business?

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1. Have an idea. It might be a product you’ve always wanted to make, or a service you feel people need. It might even be something people don’t know they need yet, because it hasn’t been invented!

  • It can be helpful—–and fun—–to have people who are bright and creative join you for a casual brainstorming session. Start with a simple question like: “what shall we build?”. The idea is not to create a business plan, just to generate some ideas. Many of the ideas will be duds, and there will be quite a few ordinary ones, but a few will emerge that have real potential.
2. Define your goals. Do you want financial independence, eventually selling your business to the highest bidder? Do you want something small and sustainable, that you love doing and want to derive a steady income from? These are the things that are good to know very early on.

3. Create a working name. You could even do this before you have an idea for the business, and if the name is good, you may find it helps you define your business idea. As your plan grows, and things begin to take shape, the perfect name may come to you, but don’t let that hinder you in the early phases—–create a name that you can use while you plan, and don’t mind changing later.
  • For a bit of fun, take a cue from the Beatles, who often use fun names for a song before it is finalized, like Yesterday, which had the working title of “Scrambled Eggs.”

4. Define your team. Will you do this alone, or will you bring in one or two trusted friends to join you? This brings a lot of synergy to the table, as people bounce ideas off each other. Two people together can often create something that is greater than the sum of the two separate parts.
  • Think of some of the biggest success stories in recent times include John Lennon and Paul McCartney; Bill Gates and Paul Allen; Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak; and Larry Page and Sergey Brin. In every case, the partnership brought out the best in both sides of the equation, and every one of them became billionaires. Is a partnership a guarantee of being a billionaire? No, but it doesn’t hurt!
5. Choose wisely. When choosing the person or people you’re going to build the business with, be careful. Even if someone is your best friend, it doesn’t mean that you will partner well in a business operation. Start it with a reliable person. Things to consider when choosing your co-leaders and support cast include:
  • Does the other person complement your weaknesses? Or do both of you bring only one set of the same skills to the table? If the latter, be wary as you can have too many cooks doing the same thing while other things are left unattended.
  • Do you see eye to eye on the big picture? Arguments about the details are a given, and are important for getting things right. But not seeing eye to eye on the big picture, the real purpose of your business can cause a split that may be irreparable. Be sure your team cares about the and buys into the purpose as much as you do.
  • If interviewing people, do some reading on how to spot real talent beyond the certifications, degrees or lack thereof. People’s innate talents can often be somewhat different from the conventional education streams they’ve pursued (or failed to) and it’s important to look for “click” (you get along with them) and latent talents as much as paper credentials
    .

Social Media Marketing: How to Grow Your Business Using Social Media

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This demonstrates a huge potential for social media marketing to increase sales, but a lack of understanding on how to achieve those results. Here’s a look at just some of the ways social media marketing can improve your business:


Does the thought of Social Media put you into a spin. What is Social Media Speak. Let me help you to enter this world of wonder and social marketing

1. Get your domain today.
  • Once you have a domain, you’ll need to buy hosting services and then begin to build your site. If you don’t know how to design a site, you can either hire a designer or use a site builder that offers pre-made templates through your host. No matter which method you choose, your site should include the following:
      1. Information about your company, product and opportunity
      2. A system for ordering your product or registering to operate a business
      3. Information about training and your support team
      4. A list of the advantages of joining your company and team
      5. The offer of a free e-book, document or newsletter if users give you their name and a valid e-mail
      6. An autoresponder that sends follow-up e-mails to everyone who provides their contact information. Make sure it can also send out newsletters.
2. Use blog/weblogs to your advantage.

  • You don’t have to be a penned wordsmith to be a good blogger. Blogging comes in many formats and the key is that blogging is conversational.
    • You can try traditionally penned blogs.
    • You can record audio tracks which is known as podcasting.
    • A third method is microblogging and a popular platform for this is twitter. In 140 characters or less microblogging allows you to engage prospects and carry out easy conversations.
  • Blogging is a critical component of social media marketing because it allows businesses to provide information through the use of fresh, relevant content.
  • Incorporating blogging as part of a company’s internet marketing strategy provides the company with a good opportunity to be found in the search engines for the company’s desired markets.
3. Create a network for your business online.
  • One of the most popular and highly addictive web 2.0 mediums for online consumers are the social networks.
  • Social networks allow consumers and business professionals to network among friends, strangers, acquaintances, and professionals all in one place.
  • If small businesses keep an open mind and keep their networks open they have the potential to grow their networks exponentially by allowing other consumers into their fold.
  • Social networks also allow businesses to update the public on new improvement in product lines, what an average day is like at xyz company. Social networks are varied in purpose and the amount of social networks can be mind numbing, but the most popular platforms determined by marketing research about consumer online behavior are currently LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.
  • It brings you closer to the people who require your website, products, and line of business the most and gives you information about experience and feedback’s of your target market. 
4. Syndicate your content from your business to your online site.

  • Social networks and blog platforms are relatively low on cost investment, but they are far from maintenance free marketing endeavors.
    • To blog and create viable weekly online content the time commitment involved is a minimum of 5-10 hours a week.
    • How can you effectively communicate online through providing fresh and relevant information AND then market that information to all of your contacts across all of the social networks? The answer is syndication.
  • Syndicating content allows your message and your information to be reached across the worldwide web. You can syndicate your content by using an online social service that will broadcast your updates across the social networks. You can also syndicate your marketing collateral by using a service that will syndicate your flyers across social networks.

 Marketing tactics you may want to try out include:

  • Free classifieds
  • Pay-per-click advertising
  • Paid banner advertising
  • Writing articles that include links to your website
  • Starting a blog
  • Participating in forums and newsgroups
  • Starting an e-mail newsletter



Seven tips and tricks to help grow your new venture

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Growing any business is a challenge. Growing a new business–which usually also means limited resources to invest–is many times more difficult.


Here are seven tips and tricks to help grow your new venture with no money.

Build relationships. Relationships matter and good ones may be the most important things to your new business. So go get some. Go to meetings, meetups, panel discussions at colleges and universities, drop by your chamber of commerce or industry association. These events and opportunities are almost always free and the people there are usually as eager to meet you as you are to meet them.
“Every new person you meet is a potential relationship that can last a life long. Think about how this person can be of value to other in your network and watch you network grow. The more deposits you make the greater the return.”  

Be valuable. Exchanging business cards isn’t enough. Don’t think about how someone you meet can help you–think first about how you can help them. Who do you already know that your new contact should meet? Do you know another event that could interest them? Giving value is valuable. Everyone wants to help people who help them and being valuable is the best, fastest and most genuine way to get value in return.
“To be truly considered valuable, it’s important to be known as a relationship broker and thought leader. This happens through actions not promises. If you are consistently connecting people to relevant contacts and information on a weekly basis to help them achieve their goals, especially when they don’t ask for help, then you will receive similar value from the right individuals in your network in due time.”  

Think out loud. Thought leadership (sharing your ideas about your business, market, trends or most anything) helps spread your name and makes it easier for the public to understand you and what you do.  You can post in comment sections on industry publications, for example. If you read an interesting news or opinion article, draft a response and send it in–many publications will share your well-reasoned and well-written views. And you can always start your own blog or get a free blogging site on places such as Blogger.

Make something free. People love free stuff. If you have a blog, offer free publicity. If you’re a consultant, offer a free initial review. Give away a free trial on your business software site. Meeting people, regardless of how or why they come to you, is an opportunity to build relationships. And giving away free things can, if done right, spark a good marketing and press opportunity.
“Customers tend to gravitate towards companies that are generous with information and support up front,”
“Pre-customer service can be a valuable asset to any business.”

Keep stats. As your business grows, if you count it, record it. You never know what information in your hands today will be important to your decision-making tomorrow. If you’re scoring website hits when you post to an industry blog, that’s good to know.

“Identify the numbers actually matter and becoming intimate with what drives those metrics north or south.” 

Be patient. Rome, as they used to say, wasn’t built in a day. If you decide to invest your time in a tactic–thought leadership for example–don’t change course immediately if you don’t see results. These things take time and build on one another. Once you’ve made a decision, make sure you give it more than enough time to work before you go in another direction.

Search, copy, paste. Find out what other leaders and businesses have done to be successful. Then copy and paste. You don’t need to be a detective–often times, you can simply ask. As long as they are not a competitor, people are usually happy to share successes and advice. And when you find a trick or tactic that seems to have worked, try it.

Don’t be too proud to adapt a good idea to your businesses.

That’s seven. What else do you suggest? Follow tip number three and leave your ideas in the comments section.

Five Experts, Five Tips For Business Success

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Below, gain five tips from five industry leading experts on how to make 2015 your best year yet.

1. Treat customers like guests in your home. 
While there will always be customers who have decreased attention, are in a hurry, or appear to be frazzled, you want to still aim to deliver strong customer care despite customer scenarios. One way to do this is to treat customers as if they are guests in your home.”
Kirt Manecke, customer service expert and author of the book “Smile: Sell More with Amazing Customer Service” 
2. Belong to at least three professional organizations. 
I always suggest to business owners that they belong to at least three professional assocations. First, you should belong to your local Chamber of Commerce or downtown business association. That is where you business is and where your employees often live. Moreover, you should belong to your specific industry trade association. And last, you should belong to a statewide association because most legislation happens at state level, and you need eyes and ears looking out for you business. In most cases, a retail association will fill that role.”
Curtis Picard, Executive Director of the Retail Association of Maine
3. Participate in e-commerce. 
The future of e-commerce belongs to small businesses. This is the biggest opportunity for retailers since farmer’s markets began hundreds of years ago.People often believe setting up an online store is expensive and difficult, but this is not the case.”
Harley Finkelstein, Chief Platform Officer at Shopify.com
4. Introduce commerce and charity. 
Research shows that 83 percent of customers want to buy products that benefit a cause. Combining your business with a charity of your choice is a great way to gain consumer attention while increasing sales.”
Dan McCabe, Director of SixDegrees.org
5. Embrace the cloud. 
The cloud is here to stay and Windows is dead. Over the next three to five years, the cloud will really come of age for small businesses, and Windows-based POS (point of sale) and other opersations will disappear. Retailers and small businesses must think about upgrading their technology – with cloud being the obvious choice.”

Employee and Employer Relations

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It’s no secret that when a new employee comes on board, the employer who hired them is effectively beginning a new relationship.

It is the same relationship that he or she shares with every single one of their employees, and it is this relationship that will determine the success and impact of that employee’s time at the company.
An employer’s relationship with their employees has to be nurtured and taken care of in order to be beneficial for both individuals; their co-workers, and the company as a whole. It has long been noted that strong employer-employee relationships often lead to greater employee happiness and significantly improved productivity.
Many typical employer-employee relationships will vary on the scale of closeness and familiarity, but it is essential that all employer-employee relationships involve at least these five major characteristics.

1. Mutual respect

It’s perfectly fine to instigate a closer relationship with your employees to the point of socializing with them outside of work. (This is particularly common in smaller businesses and start-ups).
But even in a relaxed workplace, it is crucial to retain the traditional hierarchal structure and encourage awareness of this in your employees. As a leader, you need to be ready to give your team honest and frank feedback, whether this is  about projects, employee appraisals, or constructive criticism.
Romantic relationships in the workplace are always a bad idea, but you should also bear in mind that these relationships can have an effect on the workplace even before they are public or common knowledge — possibly without either party knowing it.  

2. Mutual reliance

There should be a balanced amount of reliance on both employer and employee. The employer relies on the employee to do his or her job well for the benefit of the business; the employee relies on the employer to treat them fairly and pay them equitably.
When this mutual reliance becomes imbalanced or one-way, problems will inevitably occur.
The employer may start to feel that the employee’s efforts are no longer instrumental to the company and view them as disposable, while the employee may no longer value their job and start to become disengaged. When either of these things happens, it’s time for the employer to reevaluate the employee’s role at the company – whether a new agreement can be reached, or whether it’s time to part ways.

3. Openness & communication

Any healthy working environment involves openness and transparency.
Employers can help create a forum of openness and honesty by asking employees candidly about their lives, families, and interests. Employees can, in return, contribute to this setting by being forthcoming about their lives outside of work.
Openness and communication is even more important for situations sensitive to the company, or that require an otherwise serious approach.
For employees, this might mean informing their boss of a family emergency that could affect their performance, or a desire to find a new job. When it comes to the latter, employers shouldn’t deter their employees from leaving, but should be understanding and supportive of their natural want to progress.
Meanwhile, employers should keep their employees in the loop about business matters and seek their input in important company decisions. Not allowing your employees to have an active role in the growth of the company not only wastes valuable insight and energy, but may also encourage them to become disengaged.

4. Support (and nurturing)

Employers should want their employees to reach their full potential and recognize when their capabilities exceed their current role. Leaving natural abilities to stagnate will cause boredom and frustration to grow in the employee, and as mentioned earlier, waste valuable energy that could better help the team.
Draw up your ideal business structure, or your current business structure as it is now, and outline every role and position that is necessary for it to work effectively. Not only will this enable you to identify gaps in your current team, it will also encourage you to take stock of who is performing well and who might be better off in a role with more authority.
Supporting employees even extends as far as helping them spread their wings and fly away to a new job when the time comes. Employers ought to be invested in their employees’ success as a whole and understand that they may not be at the company forever.
Employers have the option to help employees or to stifle them — but only the former will lead to trust, higher skill levels, more productivity and more motivation.
On the other hand, employees should be willing to show support for the company’s welfare and progress, which may mean making sacrifices from time to time. Whether it’s working late to fix an unexpected problem, or covering somebody else’s duties as well as their own, employees need to be ready to show that they are invested in the success of the company.

5. Gratitude

Gratitude should exist on both sides of the relationship, but it is probably a larger responsibility of the employer to recognize and appreciate exceptional effort from their employees.
When employees consistently deliver and receive little or no appreciation, it can become very easy for them to become disheartened, frustrated, and apathetic about their job, which destroys productivity.
A simple thank you is often enough (and this works both ways), but employers may wish to actively reward their employees for truly great work. They should use their intuition and knowledge of the person to decide what this might be.
In some cases a discreet gift might be enough, while others might relish recognition in the office. Some companies even host annual awards ceremonies where outstanding employees are given public recognition for their achievements.
Overall, gratitude and recognition help to ensure that employees know they are valued and that good actions and efforts are repeated.

Final note

It is simply not enough to draw up an office code of conduct, or a set of rules or policies detailing the ideal dynamics of the employer-employee relationship.
Natural habits are formed only in practice, and it is often through leading by example that employers can hope to encourage these practices.

Grow Your Business Tips

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  • Always provide value and service to those who may be your customers, even if they are not currently. When they do need your product, you want them to think of you first.
  • With the advent of the internet, online businesses are probably the easiest way to start and very much less expensive in terms of start-up cost than an offline counterpart.
  • Keep learning, and be adaptable to change. Find buddies, mentors, local business-related organizations, Internet forums, and wikis to discuss the daily details of running a small business. It’s much easier for everyone to perform their core businesses well and prosper when they don’t waste time and energy “reinventing the wheel” on housekeeping.
  • A franchise is a great idea although the start-up capital is way too high for most people.
  • Most direct selling companies have low start up capital compared to a traditional brick and mortar business. You can also break even rather quickly compared to the traditional business.
  • You can also consider trading on eBay or Flipkart, Snapdeal.
  • It is ok to start small with one or two products and then add more and more great ideas as you go!
  • Don’t be afraid to experiment with prices. You should determine the minimum price for your product or service to break even, but experiment with low-price or premium-price variations.

Launching Your Business – How to start small business – Part 6

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Launching Your Business

1. Secure space. Whether it’s an office, or a warehouse, if you need more space than your garage or your spare bedroom, now’s the time to get that.

  • If you don’t generally need an office beyond your home, but may occasionally need meeting space, there are often places downtown that can address those needs. A quick Google search on “business meeting rentals [your city/state]” will deliver plenty of rental options in your area.
2. Build your product or develop your service. Once you have the business all planned, financed, and have your basic level of staffing, get going. Whether that’s sitting down with the engineers and getting the software coded and tested, or getting materials sourced and shipped to your fabrication room (aka “garage”), or purchasing in bulk and marking up the price, the building process is the time during which you prepare for market. During this time, you may discover things such as:

  • Needing to tweak the ideas. Perhaps the product needs to be a different color, texture or size. Maybe your services need to be broader, narrower or more detailed. This is the time to attend to anything that crops up during your testing and development phases. You’ll know innately when something needs tweaking to make it better or to make it less like a competitor’s stale offerings.
  • Getting feedback. Friends and family make great resources for asking questions and getting feedback––don’t hesitate to use them as your sounding board.
  • Needing to increase the size of your premises. This happens more often than expected. Once the stock starts piling up, you may find it ends up in your living room, bedroom and the garden shed. Think rental of storage premises if needed.

3. Launch your product or your service. When the product is all built, packaged, coded, online, and ready to sell, or when your services are fully worked out and ready to go, hold a special event to launch your business. Send out a press release, announce it to the world. Tweet it, Facebook it, let the word resound to all corners of your market—you have a new business!

  • Hold a party and invite people who can spread the word for you. It doesn’t need to be pricey––purchase the food and drink from bulk discount stores and get family and friends to help with catering (you can give them a product or service in return).

Boost your business using social marketing

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Not Using Twitter Anymore? Let’s Change It!

  

There was a time when Twitter was in limelight and everyone created an account and started promoting their blog and business. This trend seem to have declined a bit with small businesses. We can still reconnect and make optimum use of it and build the reputation for our brands rapidly.
Let?s see how we can (re)connect with Twitter and with each other:

1. Complete Your Profile

However basic it might sound to read, people still postpone doing this. Fill the details and include link to your company website or landing page or your personal website where people can actually connect to (and know more about) you/your brand. Make sure to upload the profile picture ? if you are on Twitter to promote your brand, then make sure to include your brands logo and banners ? with company name and tagline in the profile description section.

2. Leverage Twitter Search Tool

Use keywords related to your niche and make sure to follow and interact with your target audience and industry leaders. Do not promote your stuffs to them. Make sure you help them with your work/knowledge. If at any point there is any opportunity to collaborate with them, then you can extend your partnership offer.
Using Twitter Search, you can connect with a lot of your potential clients ? give it a try, if you haven?t already.

3. Tweet Regularly

You can broadcast your company event information, press release links or company event photographs, a blog post related to your niche etc. This way, you?ll be seen by people ? so that they can remember your brand when there is a need. The best way to become a super user of a social platform is to be active and post relevant content regularly.

4. Leverage Advertising on Twitter

Banner ads has lower click-through rates, but helps is spreading awareness about the product or the brand. In case of Twitter’s ad platform, it helps your target audience to directly interact with your brand. Since tweets are a live event, people can interact with your tweet and your promotion would get more real and relevant exposure due to the interaction it creates among your audience. Twitter advertisers buy advertising in an auction at a cost-per-engagement rate, and then pay based on engagement.
Twitter Advertising includes: Promoted Tweets, Promoted Trends and Promoted Accounts.
Link: ads.twitter.com

5. Use hashtags to your advantage

Make use of meaningful hashtags. For example, instead of simply showing a banner on your blogs which reads ‘Follow us on Twitter’, you can write ‘Tweet us with the hashtag #hashtagName’. If enough people use it and your hashtag is popular enough at any given time, you’ll get lot more engagement on Twitter, lot more followers and lot more customers – if you handle the conversation properly. Do not ignore the hashtags – it can bring you a lot of new customers and get your brand instant boost.

6. Private Lists

Add authoritative people in your niche to a private list, and make sure to reply whenever its appropriate. Retweet their tweets which you think will be helpful to your audience/followers. Your mentions, retweets and favorites would surely be noticed sooner or later. Build good relationship.

7. Live Tweets in Search Result Page
Google and Twitter are said to be in discussion to show live tweets on Google Search Result Page(SERP). This means a lot to businesses. Make sure you’ve good reputation online. Some studies have shown that tweets of people with more followers are often shown in the search result page. Tweets with images have higher chances of being shown in the search result. Engagement with tweets is also believed to be one of the signals for your tweet to be ranked better in SERP.

8. Engagement

Following all the tactics you could get more eyeballs to your brand. But to have a positive impact, you need to engage the audience properly. If you do not handle a customer properly you have more chances of ruining your brand’s reputation, than building it. According to a study, a discouraged person is 59% more likely to share an experience with their friends than a satisfied person. So do not ignore your customers query. Be responsive, be responsible.

9. Twitter Analytics

Make use of Twitters analytic tool and track the engagement for your tweet. You can access the tool atanalytics.twitter.com or you can directly go to your profile, select the tweet and click on the analytic icon to get brief report.
Brief Report of the tweet: an example:
twitter-analytics-views-engagement

10. Community/Club – Possibilities

There is a lot of potential for bloggers/business owners from Twitter. We can connect with people in our niche and help each other by cross promoting our works – basically partnering with each other in taking your niche forward and ultimately helping your customers together.
Previously we built a working prototype to test the strategy and we could promote our good works and get lot of customers to our own business and to our partners as well. So finally we built the system from scratch to make it available to everyone.
It’s a Twitter Client + ReTweet Club integrated + some more premium features. We want to extend free lifetime subscription to all early adopters.

Covering the Legal Side – How to start a small Business – Part 3

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Covering the Legal Side

1. Consider finding an attorney or other legal advisor. There will be many hurdles to leap as you go from working stiff to overworked and underpaid small business owner. Some of those hurdles will be composed of stacks of documents with rules and regulations, ranging from building covenants to city ordinances, county permits, state requirements, taxes, fees, contracts, shares, partnerships, and more. Having somebody you can call when the need arises will not only give you peace of mind, it will give you a much-needed resource who can help you plan for success.

  • Choose someone with whom you “click” and who shows that he or she understands your business. You will also want someone with experience in this area, as an inexperienced legal advisor could lead you to legal trouble or even fines and prison time.

2. Get an accountant. You’ll want someone who can deftly handle your financials, but even if you feel you can handle your own books, you’ll still need someone who understands the tax side of running a business. Taxes with businesses can get complicated, so you’ll need (at a minimum) a tax advisor. Again, no matter how much of your finances they’re handling, this should be someone trustworthy.

3. Form a business entity. You’ll need to decide what type of business entity you want to be, for tax purposes and hopefully to eventually attract investors. Most people are familiar with corporations, LLCs, etc., but for the vast majority of small business owners, you will need to form one of the following[1]:

  • A sole proprietorship, if you will be running (not including employees) this business on your own or with your spouse.
  • A general proprietorship, if you will be running this business with a partner.
  • A limited partnership, which is composed of a few general partners, who are liable for problems with the business, and a few limited partners, who are only liable for the amount in which they invest in the business. All share profits and losses.
  • A limited liability partnership (LLP), where no partner is liable for another’s negligence.