Many small businesses love social media because it’s free, but feel very overwhelmed and intimidated by it all. Some our clients started off initially being very enthusiastic about posting tweets and Facebook pages manually for about 1 month, then they either start to run out of things to post, or feel drained by the demands of keeping their social media profile active and interesting. Well we totally understand how they feel and appreciate how easy it is at this stage to give up altogether. But, don’t give up! This is an opportunity for free worldwide exposure, and all it takes is forward planning and using technology properly! So lets master social media with: Who, Why, What, Where, When?
So you have a great business idea, and is loving the new freedom in your life. But how to find new customers? If your business sells to other businesses, you are likely needing to make the dreaded ‘cold call’. In our extensive experience of helping a variety of businesses, the toughest hurdle for any business person is transforming themselves into sales people and having the courage to make ‘cold calls’. But, there are simple ways to increase your chance of success, and that is to RESEARCH your prospects before calling them.
Most of our clients are really amazing people and so entrepreneurial, but are in dire need of immediate help and organization. They don’t have a need for a full time employee, but they are also overwhelmed by the success of their business and need help NOW. Here are our tips on how you can start working with your Virtual Assistant, and if you don’t have one yet, give us a call to have a chat.
From our experience of supporting small and medium sized businesses, some of our clients describe writing blogs as definitely a painful chore for them. They said that they are entrepreneurs, not writers!
But it doesn’t have to be this way at all, if blogging can be seen as a powerful tool to communicate with customers and strengthen company brand. It can also be fun, and a unique opportunity for a company to showcase behind the scenes work or more about themselves
It’s really tempting as an entrepreneur to just get caught up in the excitement of starting your business, and developing your product, after all it is your baby! You may find keeping track of invoices, chasing customers for payment and keeping receipts boring and downright daunting, but beware. This is a vital part of your business, as it is how you control your MONEY! Yes, if you don’t have any money, you won’t have a business to get excited about.
You have been running for business for a while, and loving the adrenaline rush, the feeling of being the master of your own life. But you are now feeling more and more tired (even exhausted) trying to be the managing director and customer service all rolled into one. Our team at Kudos-PA.com work with many different business owners and have brainstormed 5 top productivity tips for our budding entrepreneurs.
Hi there, we are here! But hold your horses, before we proceed to explain why Kudos-PA.com is the best, let us explain what is a Virtual Assistant to the novice amongst you.
Marketing your business effectively is of major importance, so you need to set a marketing plan. Your marketing will not only tell the potential customer what you offer, but shape how your brand is perceived by them. Without effective marketing, you won’t have customers or a business!
Your Business Plan Checklist:
- The Executive Summary
- The Vision
- The Market and Marketing
- Your customers
- Your competitors
- How are you going to operate your business?
- Your people
- The Finances
Well done if you have escaped the tyranny of working for someone else and have been freelancing. You must feel very proud and exhilarated. So now you want to expand beyond freelancing and grow into a small business. You may not know this but the transition from one wo/man band to a small business requires different skills and preparation. It’s not all about you now!
Have you even woken up on a Monday and dreaded your workplace, and annoying boss? If your life has fallen into the pattern of dread on a Monday morning, and also hurrying out of the office at 5:30pm, it could be time to consider being an entrepreneur! Starting your own business is very rewarding, challenging and exciting. Our team at Kudos PA are from diverse backgrounds, but we are all entrepreneurial, so we have compiled a round-up of benefits of running your own business!