I almost lost one of my major corporate accounts this week because they informed me they were bidding out the project I had done for them every year for eight years.
You should buy a domain name, if only to use it for your email address, making it less likely for you to mistake a business email for a personal one, or vice versa. Use different programs to retrieve the email, as well. You can log into webmail to access your business email and use Eudora to pick up personal email.
Find a target audience to sell to – Once you know what it is you wish to do in your business, the next step is to figure out who will be buying your products, or, using your service. This is really important, because many small business owners make the mistake of opening their dream business, only to discover too late that there aren’t any real customers who want what they’re offering.
Every element of the garden is just as vital as the last. Without a proper fence, your wonderfully ripe tomatoes and carrots will be destroyed by the ravenous rabbits. Without water or proper soil, the plants would simply be fighting for survival. Your empresas queretanas is very similar. If you hope to see a prosperous company, you must understand that each individual element is just as important as the last. Without spectacular customer service, your optimized operations strategy is utterly irrelevant. Without a beautiful website, your amazing price points are unimportant.
In last month’s newsletters, I talked about why it’s important to not to make price the central theme of your business, but that was for your residential customers. Commercial is a whole different ball game. That’s one of the twists I referred to earlier in this article.
The next thing you need to do is research… BEFORE you choose a product or build a website. Don’t try to find the “ultimate” product to sell – that’s a guaranteed way to fail before you’ve started! Instead, you need to find a problem that people are actively seeking an answer for online… and aren’t finding it!
Take action now! – This is my most important piece of advice. The number one reason people don’t reach their goals is procrastination. You have to start immediately. The longer you put it off the more likely you are to fail. So, get out there, do some research, and start building your empire from home today!