Tips to Jump Start a New Business

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  1. anissa34

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    Hi

    *Create a brand. Spend a little money to create a professional logo, business card and stationery. Present a professional image.
    * Ramp up Online. Make creating a Web site a top priority. A Web site is today s calling card. You really shouldn t do without one. Give people a place to go to learn about your business.
    *Make Your First Sale. This is key. Get that first sale even if it s friends or family at a discounted rate. This counts as getting started, so go for it.
    *Promote Testimonials. Get testimonials from your first sales. Start building credibility for your business from day one.
    *Build Buzz. Be creative. Look for a special promotion, big event, email campaign or something out of the norm for your business to get people talking about you, your product or service.

    Keep sharing and reading
    Thanks
     
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    Hello
    Those are some fantastic tips!

    In other words you are saying that success comes with hard work and diligence to what you are trying to accomplish.

    I love it!

    There are so many scams out there these days and what you've just described is a recipe for being an honest successful business.

    We need more of that type of philosophy in the Internet before all is lost!

    Great post!
     
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    I think that you should add - business plan to that list!

    Ed
     
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    Also do marketing research so you would know a lot on your market and also to minimized risk.
     
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    I really like the idea of buzz. I see Google Buzz having some real time with updates. I think every business should be buzzing with creative ideas and innovation. Promotion ideas are better and more effective these days.

    I believe sharing testimonials do generate motivation for your business and effective sales. There should be real comments so that visitors won't get any confusion with the testimonials. Thanks for sharing the tips as they're great piece of advice.
     
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    Narrow your focus and aim to sell more to fewer people. Try to identify an unfulfilled niche and re-brand as a niche product. Competition reduces margins. The highest margins are in niche products.
     
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    When taking that approach you should ask yourself, why other businesses are not serving that niche? Is the market in that niche, big enough to sustain your business?

    Your approach can and does work, but you should ask yourself those questions, before pursuing a particular niche.
     
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    There are many other business which we can do with little investment of money like rubber stamps, business cards, printing, stationery, office supplies, name badges, or labels. thanks :)
     
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    If you are starting any business and you are looking for fund then you can take help of private equity and venture capital.
     
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    Some businesses use a toll free vanity number in building up their brand and professional image and make themselves visible to target customers.
     
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    Tips are very nice and very useful about start a new business i have some advantages and disadvantages......

    Advantages
    * Lower start-up costs - Depending on the type of business you start, costs may be lower than a franchise where there is no up-front purchasing fee or supply costs
    * Independence - You make all decisions and create all business systems
    * Site selection - You choose where to locate your business and what marketing procedures to follow
    * No baggage - There is no history to overcome when you start a new venture

    Disadvantages
    * High commitment - Starting your own business requires a higher commitment of time and energy
    * High risk - Success depends totally on you and your business talents
    * Delayed profitability - Where the market may not already be established, it may take longer to become profitable
    * Limited financing - Financing for a new business is more difficult to obtain.
     
  12. habeebraja

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    The first and foremost thing to jump in a new business is proper planning,For any body who is going to start any business he should do the proper planning and analzing the market.
     

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