Running your business at home sounds great. I started my business in 1981 out of my parents home. From there I moved my office several times. From store fronts to industrial parks, then to an office building and now my own home.
I love working at home. The commute is very easy. I work off my living room in what once was a one car garage. Two glass French Doors lead off the driveway into the office. A blanket of rose bushes guide the way. In Spring and Summer it’s quite beautiful.
It also means lots of distractions. It’s easy to take a few minutes to prune the roses and pull a few weeds. My Chihuahua loves to sleep on my lap, preventing me from moving.
Occasionally my two foster boys, ages 5 and 7, are home from school with lots of needs.
Then there’s laundry, cleaning, mail, dog walks etc. It’s not easy to keep your mind focused on actual work.
So here’s my suggestions for working at home and staying on track.
Easy peasy. Feel free to share your tips too.
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Starting a business is not easy. It can be fun, exciting and scary.
I started Creative Juices in 1981. I was a mere child. There was no internet. There was no Mac. There was little competition.
Today life is much more complicated for small business owners. There are lots of things to be aware of. I’m going to list a few of the ones directly related your business image.
This is only a tiny bit of information to help get you started, graphically speaking. There’s a whole lot of other stuff you should know. My goal is to help you get your business going in the right direction.
You can never have too much information (or can you?!) Check out the following business related articles:
Here’s the latest digital media and social marketing news from Mashable:
One way to do that is by checking out what other people are saying about your business. Whether good or bad, it’s important to know where you stand. Then you can act upon that information.
Check out the following link for online reputation management tips.
Also catch up on the latest articles from Mashable.
Owning your own business can be fun and exciting. Often it’s a challenge, especially if you do it all yourself. You have to offer the best products or services at a price people want to pay. You also have to differentiate yourself from the herd of other similar businesses. Promoting or marketing your business is a daily job you can’t ignore.
It’s hard to keep up with the latest news on marketing. This is my attempt to help you by listing the latest articles I’ve found on Tech, Business, Social Media and Marketing. Enjoy.
Check these articles out:
If you have any questions on social media marketing or promoting your business, feel free to give me a call at 310-791-5803 or send me an email.
1. Did you know writing your goals down is a great way to reach them? Post them someplace you can see on a regular basis and you will consciously and unconsciously be moving in the right direction toward your goals.
2. Social media marketing is a great way to help your business grow. I constantly scan online media to find the latest and greatest ways to help spread the word that you have the best product or service.
3. Read up on the latest social marketing news. Mashable is a great source of social media, tech and business news, and marketing and entertainment related information.
Here is a summary of the last few weeks of interesting articles. I continue to keep up with Mashable daily. I hate falling behind on my social media news.
This is part of my new series of article collections. I regularly read the latest RSS feeds from blogs related to business marketing, such as Entrepreneur, Blogging Tips, Anthony Morrison and ProBlogger. In today’s busy world it’s often difficult to find time to read.
But modern technology came to the rescue. I have my iPhone, iPad and Kindle to help me catch up with my daily search for news. My favorite place to read is while exercising on the StairMaster at the gym. Every day I climb and read for an hour. Not only do I stay healthy but I get to read uninterrupted.
The following articles cover ways to be a successful business owner by boosting year end sales, how to utilize Google+ pages for your company, how to store your data in the cloud, how to advance your website’s SEO (search engine optimization) through social marketing, and how to stay out of trouble if you’re a blogger. Let me know what you think.
Here are some helpful business marketing articles I’ve found interesting:
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I regularly check out RSS feeds from Entrepreneur Magazine and other business related sites. Topics will range from running your business to marketing, social media, website design and blogging.
Check back often to my blog. You never know what you will find.
Enjoy reading these articles this Thanksgiving week.
I believe blogging is an excellent way to increase traffic to your business website. The following books can help.
Why not buy yourself or someone you love a Kindle Touch for the holidays.
Most importantly, what are your plans for promoting your products and services for the all important holiday season?
Be sure to read the following for more information:
What are you planning to do to promote your business?
Promoting your business should be your main focus on a daily basis. It’s not easy, especially if you are like me, a small entrepreneur with many hats to wear. (I wear my hats to keep warm, and pay the bills.)
I am constantly reading all the latest news feeds on marketing and sales, content creation and social media. Everything changes daily and it’s often difficult to catch up. I take my iPhone with me to the gym and read my Google RSS news feed while climbing the StairMaster at Ballys. Most evenings I scan the news feeds on my iPad while relaxing to mindless TV shows and playing toss with Lucy, my Chihuahua.
As part of my desire to provide helpful content to small businesses who are reading my exciting and very useful blog, I will be adding links to what I feel are helpful marketing and business advice on a regular basis.
Check these out.
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