Posts Tagged ‘advertising’

Easy Ways For A Small Business to Cut Corners

Sunday, July 26th, 2009

small business cutsWhen it comes to making money, sometimes it is good to focus on saving money. Less money wasted is more money kept, so finding a few simple ways to reduce spending and cut corners will benefit any business or entrepreneur. Here are a few ideas for cutting your budget.

First, consider your method of transportation. If you can bicycle or use public transportation for even a portion of your daily commute it could save you a bundle in fuel and maintenance cost, and reducing your mileage driving may even reduce your insurance costs.

Next, turn off the lights! There is no need to leave lights, computer screens, or other technical gadgets turned on when they are not in use. Not only will this save electricity cost at the outset, but considering how much heat is produced by these types of items, shutting them all down at the end of the day may even reduce the cost of cooling your office area.

Lastly, shop around for your insurance, legal, and advertising services. Jumping at the first great deal that comes along could cost you if it means that you miss out on a less expensive service around the corner. Be prepared to do some homework and weigh costs versus services carefully.

In the long run, saving a few dollars is just as good as earning them. Hold onto yours where you can!

Yes You Can Start A Business In This Economy

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

start business economyEconomic times are tough – really, really tough. Layoffs seem to happen by the thousands and millions are out of work and looking for a job. The entrepreneurial spirit lies within many people, both the employed and unemployed, but fears and dismal economic forecasts scare most of them away.

Despite commonly held beliefs, anyone can start a business in this economy – and it can be successful. For starters, the internet is a great way to start a business. There are many opportunities on the internet for ecommerce and other ventures. Also, the internet can be an incredibly useful way to survey clients and customers, as well as broadcast and advertise to potential demographics.

Any start-up business requires advertising, and there are many inexpensive and clever ways to get the business name out there. Banners and fliers and can be a rather cheap, yet effective way to market a new business. You don’t even have to start from scratch to own and operate your very own business in these difficult times. There are websites that list companies for sell.

Sometimes, it is much easier and less expensive to purchase an existing business and help that business grow than it is to start a brand new business from scratch. Your best bet is to listen to customers and choose the option best suited for you.