With money tight in a sluggish economy, firms must fine-tune their Web sites using search engine optimization (SEO) principles to take full marketing advantage of a business world where free social media is becoming increasingly popular.
Conferences, association meetings, trade shows, and other social events can provide excellent opportunities to network with peers, clients, and prospects – and, thereby, develop leads, referrals, and new business.
Small companies that implement marketing systems to identify their best prospects can dramatically increase revenue and reduce the time and cost of their sales cycles. Best prospects are those companies that need what you are selling the most, are ready to buy immediately, and will pay top dollar.
Many businesses use Facebook purely as an opportunity to post link upon link. But to work as an effective business tool, online activity needs to take place as part of a dialogue, not a one-way broadcast.
Customer Discounts (applied on the Receive Payments window) and Vendor Discounts (applied on the Pay Bills window) are effective and efficient ways to discount what your customers owe you and what you owe to your vendors.
Two graduates from University of California-Berkley have launched what they hope will become Mint.com for small businesses.
High Impact Excel: Pivot Table Edition
Following up on the success of his popular High Impact Excel session, this time around David H. Ringstrom, CPA turns his attention to pivot tables. In one hour you'll learn how to whip unwieldy data into shape, and then quickly build meaningful reports by dragging and dropping with your mouse. David will also discuss techniques for improving pivot table data integrity. Detailed handouts with numbered steps will be provided for a variety of Excel versions.