In business, it can sometimes seem difficult, if not impossible to get it all done. This is especially apparent when you consider long-term projects that don’t have quick deadlines in sight. Whether it’s launching a new product and all that goes into setting it up, or building a new website, it can be a daunting task. And often these long-term tasks seem more challenging and aggravating because you can’t just check them off your to-do list and get immediate satisfaction. However, there are steps you can take to make it easier to stay on top of things and get more effective results. Here are some of our favorite tips for getting the job done and accomplishing more (even with those long-term projects). [Read more…]
With the holidays rapidly approaching and festivities on the rise, there is no better time to network. It’s the perfect time of year to start building connections that can last well into 2013 and beyond. When you consider that even one or two new connections can lead to more work and more sales, you can see it is well worth the time. We understand you are busy;but it doesn’t take long to connect and make a great impression.
Here are our best holiday networking tips:
Get busy and start signing up for holiday networking and events – There are so many fun holiday parties, events, and networking opportunities happening now and over the next two months. It’s your opportunity to have some fun and get your name and face out there. Even better are all the opportunities and events that don’t require you to leave the comfort of your own home. Online holiday parties, Twitter parties, fun blog promotions, and other fun virtual events are just a few of the ways you can connect. If you’re having trouble finding events that will provide the best value for your time, try hosting your own. Whatever you do this holiday season, make a commitment to attend as many online and offline holiday events you can. Take advantage of the Chamber’s holiday breakfast or party to connect in a more informal way with everyone you see year-round. But remember, just going there isn’t enough; you need to engage and connect, which leads us to our next tip. [Read more…]
Pulling off a successful promotion or product launch can sometimes feel like putting together a 1000-piece puzzle. All of the pieces need to be in their proper place, and if you miss just one piece, you won’t get the complete picture. And then there’s always the one piece that just won’t fit anywhere and throws you for a loop trying to find where it goes or how it works. It can be so challenging; but then once everything’s in place, it’s also so very rewarding because after all your hard work, the puzzle is complete and you get to reap the benefits of your efforts.
The key to a successful launch is to be as prepared as possible, including being ready for any challenges coming your way. A common mistake often made when launching a new product or service is to think only of the immediate tasks at hand and neglect to consider the whole picture. Not to worry, we’re here to help.
Here are a few great tips for a successful launch: [Read more…]