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What is your Motto?
Company mottos can easily be printed on a business card.
Sometimes you wonder if a company motto is remembered by anyone in the company. If you ask them, they will have to search around to see if they can find where they wrote it before they will be able to tell you. Most often, the motto is so long that it is totally ignored by everyone, except the person that wrote it. The best attack for you is to write one that has meaning and that you can recite easily to your customers. I have a friend that is President of Ionics Fidelity Purewater; his motto is printed on a business size card that he keeps in his wallet. He told me that this is given to each employee and when asked, they can always find it. By the way, the motto is fairly short and to the point, it is something that they use all the time.
A motto is only as good as it is used and adhered to. Everyone needs to buy into it and then also commit it to memory. If it makes no sense and it is not relevant to the work you are doing, it will not likely be remembered. I use my ten second pitch as my motto and encourage everyone that does work for me to use it when meeting people for the first time. My motto is "to provide corporations with the tools to maintain, repair, and tune-up business processes". If someone wants a further explanation, then I go into my additional thirty-second pitch. How does your motto fit into your client introductions?
Mottos & Credos are a good way to emphasize the way you want your customer to value your products and services. It is likely the first thing they see on your office wall or even on your printed materials. The important thing to remember is that you should make sure it is useful and can be easily recited by everyone that works for you.
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Entrepreneurs Ask: What Can a Virtual Assistant Do For Me?
The Workers? Compensation Situation in this Country is Nuts, Arnold in CA Takes Action
The Workers' Compensation situation in this country is unbelievable. Why, well because of lawsuits and attorneys mostly. The costs of workmen's compensation on the business community is part of the reason for the slow return of high paying blue collar jobs in this country and the demise of the manufacturing sector. The system covers some 122 million workers nationally, but it is regulated state by state, not nationally and there is nothing close to being a Federal Oversight on this, not that I or anyone else cares to add another layer of bureaucracy to an already broken system.
How to Promote Your Business by Entering Contests
You are probably hard at work promoting your business (and if you're not, you should be!), but if you haven't submitted your profile to any contests yet, you may be missing a golden opportunity.
Small Business Debt Collection Laws
In your small business debt collection laws will eventually become important, as your debt grows and some clients do not pay. To collect small business debts legally, you must send a written notice that collections have begun, within five days of first contacting the debtor for collections. The letter must include dispute instructions.
If You Want Business - Be Consistent
Why does consistency in the message have an effect on how the business relationship is formed?
Success Tips for Small Business Owners
Running a small business requires many skills. However, to do this successfully you need to organize yourself first. Avoid procrastination - read the following and take action.
Shortcuts Will Kill Your Business
Think of your business as a living, breathing, organism. It requires you to give it a large portion of your time and effort in order for it to grow and flourish.
Mini-Blind Cleaning Business, Case Study
Sometimes the simple businesses are the ones, which make good money. Take mini-blind cleaning for instance. There are many successful small time entrepreneurs out there cleaning mini-blinds. Having been in the franchise cleaning business for some time, I often noticed exceptional entrepreneurs out there.
What To Consider Before Buying A Franchise
Here are some useful tips on what to consider before buying a franchise. Before investing in any franchise system, be sure to get a copy of the franchisor's disclosure document. Sometimes this document is called a Franchise Offering Circular. You should read the entire disclosure document.
Uncover Free Veins Of Gold By Prospecting Online Guru Newsletters (Part 1 of 2)
Incredible as it sounds, you have a goldmine of free business advice and resources available to you for starting an online business. Many entrepreneurs are taking advantage of the unbelievable opportunity of financial independence by starting an Internet business.
Is Your Business Making Money?
Is your business making money? Would you know?
Entrepreneurs Go Virtual!
With the massive explosion of start-ups and home businesses developing, you'll be hard pressed to not know of someone going down the entrepreneurial route. Nowadays you can set-up shop and start trading in a matter of days, and the preferred choice for the neo entrepreneur is a service called Virtual Offices.
Definition of Security: Small Business Owner
Yes, that IS security when nobody can downsize you because you OWN that small business of yours! But preserving that special advantage is a never-ending job. In fact, do you know what needs to be preserved more than anything else?
Small Business Opportunities Magazine Business
A Small Business Opportunities Magazine is one of the new small business opportunities opening up everyday. More and more companies are looking to outsource for basic services, cutting their budgets in the process and increasing profits. With this happening globally, the small business opportunities available are increasing. This process will only benefit the company's bottom line, but will also open the door for more employees to own their own businesses and take control of their lives.
Data Loss - Can Your Company Survive? (Most Do Not)
Data. Most people think it is a term relegated to the kingdom of geeks.
Passion Is Key To A Successful Business
Passion. Passion alone can make your business successful. As an entrepreneur, you are a passionate person. For why would anyone invest such incredible amounts of time and energy on something they have no REAL desire to do? If you do such a thing, then it's just bullshit. You have built an unreal, superficial way work environment and based on that you most likely are not very satisfied in what you do.
Using Technology to Manage Customer Loyalty
Don't let your customer satisfaction research initiative collect dust on a shelf. Integrate technology with research to optimize the use of customer information.
Round Pegs In Round Holes: The Amazing Secret of Succeeding in Any Business Every Time!
Success is the desire of everyman on the face of this earth. There is no normal human being without this yearning. Unfortunately, statistics shows that just about 4% (some even quote 2%) of the human race experience real success. I hope your dream is to be among this 4%. The fact that you are reading this article right now shows your desire. My purpose is to help you succeed.
Youll See It When You Believe It - Growing Your Business from the Inside Out
What unspoken message are you sending your clients and customers? Is your personal energy field projecting positive, high vibrational energy or just the opposite? The latter will cost you business--and worse, you won't even realize it. The energy I'm talking about here has been called many things, "being in flow," "in the zone," "locked on", "jazzed", "sending out good vibes," (that last one is for anyone old enough to remember the 60's).
Starting a Mobile Auto Detailing Business; Dry Wash or Pressure Wash?
Many experienced auto detailing professionals who have started out using a pressure washer rarely use Dry Wash n' Guard. Most would say this is a matter of preference more than anything else. Each side has logical arguments as to why their methodology is better. Many pressure washing mobile detailers only use dry wash on Aircraft at customer's request or in certain instances on race cars, antique cars in show rooms and customers whose cars are kept in near dust free garages and only driven rarely. Why bother to pull the cars or aircraft out of the show room, garage or hanger, just to wash it, and pull it back in?
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