The name you choose for your business will be one of your most powerful and valuable assets. As one of the primary ways customers distinguish you from your competitors, your business name wields a lot of power. The right name can help propel you to success; the wrong name can put you at a disadvantage. Besides choosing a business name that: Projects how you want people to view your business (e.g., edgy, professional, high-tech, academic, approachable, etc.) Makes it easy for customers to identify what you do. Is simple enough to be memorable. I encourage you to have [...]
Have your Facebook marketing efforts stopped getting the results you want? Facebook is constantly changing, and that means your Facebook marketing strategy has to change, too. Try these six tips to get better results from your Facebook marketing. Be consistent. Have you ever visited a company's Facebook page, only to find they haven't posted in months? It's important to post regularly on Facebook to maintain your business’s presence. Consistency is more important than quantity: One study found the 100 most successful companies worldwide post, on average, just five to 10 times each week. To maximize your post results, [...]
Cyber Monday can be a day to launch your dream of starting a business – while getting a generous discount on one of CorpNet’s best packages of incorporation services.Call CorpNet at 1-888-449-2638 for a Free Business Consultation and ask how you can qualify for the $50 Cyber Monday discount. We have real people on the phone who will be happy to talk with you and figure out the right package of services for your needs. We’ll give you all the information you need to order online or by phone during the Nov. 26-28 Cyber Monday discount offer.When is the CorpNet Cyber Monday discount valid? Our $50 discount on CorpNet’s Deluxe or Complete incorporation services is valid from Nov. 26-28, 2012. Don't forget to use the special discount code when you place your order: CYBERMON
Today is the Friday after Thanksgiving, and it is “Black Friday,” fast becoming an unofficial American holiday. Along with big discounts on flat screen TVs, electronics, clothes and other consumer goods, we want to celebrate “Black Friday” here at CorpNet by offering some special savings on our business incorporation services. There’s no better day than Black Friday to start a business with the help of CorpNet’s online incorporation services.
This Thanksgiving, I hope we can all take time to reflect on the amazing power and freedom and excitement that comes from starting a business. It’s always a leap of faith, but I encourage you all, if you want to start a business, to allow yourself to believe in miracles. Don’t get distracted by negativity or petty slights; assume the best in people, and forgive everyone everything. Remember that no one is in charge of your happiness but you – and this is especially true when you decide to start a business. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer. Even if your market is saturated and the obstacles are high, if you believe in what you’re doing, if you find a way to deliver exceptional products and services and delight your customers, you will find a way to succeed. That truth – that all of us as entrepreneurs have the power to shape our success and create the lives we want – is the biggest cause for gratitude of all.
In honor of Halloween, I’d like to discuss a few “frightful” topics. I’ve helped thousands of entrepreneurs over the years start a business by setting up an LLC or Corporation. Here at CorpNet, we talk to entrepreneurs every day who are starting on an exciting journey to pursue their dreams. But the truth is, entrepreneurship and running a business is not always a dream. Sometimes it can feel like a nightmare! People who decide to start a business often experience a lot of fear and uncertainty. So as we prepare for trick-or-treating and all the fun things that go along with Halloween, I’d like to discuss some of these most common fears of entrepreneurs, and explain how you can overcome them. On behalf of the entire team here at CorpNet.com, we wish you a very Happy Halloween!
Mars Cafe is a fun success story of how a business can take on a life of its own that is bigger than any individual. I look forward to working and socializing there for many years to come. Ready to start a business and build up your dedicated community of customers? Talk to CorpNet for a free business consultation on how to incorporate a business. CorpNet’s free tools, advice and guidance can help you choose a business structure, form an LLC, set up an S-Corporation or other corporate entity to protect your assets and attain the corporate tax benefits and financial advantages of doing business as a corporation.
Small business sales and marketing doesn’t have to be complicated. Making bigger profits for your company is often just a simple matter of learning how to ask good questions, listen closely to what people say, and look for ways to deepen your conversations and build deeper relationships with your customers. But it does require a spirit of generosity, conscientiousness and attentiveness that goes beyond simply “taking orders.”
What do you do when a customer tries to leave your business? Whether you’re a freelancer who wants to avoid getting “fired” by a long-time client, or a retail location that wants to keep up steady traffic of repeat business and referrals, it’s important to maintain your customer relationships. But sometimes, what happens when a customer decides to no longer do business with you can be one of the most important ways to keep making your business better. If you learn from it, even going through the experience of losing a customer can help you gain more customers in the long run.
Success as an entrepreneur is not about “how much you know,” it’s about “who you are” as a person. These elements of character are essential for becoming a successful entrepreneur.