The art of doing business used to mean a lot of interaction, hand-shaking and face time. Small business owners in particular had a greater chance of closing a deal when they met with their customers and put a face to their business name.
The digital age has changed all of that, of course. While it has accelerated a lot of the steps in the sales process, it has taken the human aspect out in many ways. There are tactics that business owners can use, however, to build better relationships with customers that they have never actually met.
Coming up with a new password for different websites can be a pain, and is something that we have to do more and more often. Pretty much every website requires a password now, and for those of us who like to do absolutely everything online, password security is a big deal. Someone getting ahold of my passwords would give them access to virtually my whole life – my online banking, bills, and lots of shopping sites.
How many of us have moved our communication primarily to the Internet or to text messages? I know I have. I used to dread making phone calls because you never knew if the person was going to pick up, and then you might have to leave a dreaded voicemail, in which you might blather on like a moron because you forgot why you called. Not that I’ve ever done that or anything.
Worried about the future of your company? It might surprise you to realize you hold your business’ future in your hands. It’s what you do — or rather what you don’t do — that sets your course for success or failure.
Is anyone else completely shocked and overwhelmed that the holiday season is quickly approaching? I can’t believe that it is already closing in on the end of September. It seems as though the time of year that is coming is one of deals, bargains, and sales campaigns. Any business or retailer who doesn’t make an effort to capitalize on the holiday season is frankly just silly!
Anyone who is even remotely familiar with how the Internet works understands the importance of keywords. You want to highlight words and phrases that people are searching for in search engines like Google. When your website is rich in keywords and key phrases, people are more likely to land on your site or blog rather than that of your competitors.