Building your future is a difficult task. A person’s choice of career may vary, but there is no doubt that eventual success requires hard work, hefty sacrifices, and great patience. You cannot jump from point A to point B in a day. It’s surely one thing to become a master of your field of study, and it’s entirely another to be able to open up a business within that industry profitably.Read more
Business cards are a huge deal. Despite our modern era of all things digital, these little paper cards carry so much potential in people’s front pockets, bags, or wallets. With the right or suitable design, a business card can convey to possible clients or customers that you mean business. At first glance, they should know who you are, what you do, and why they should work with you instead of somebody else.Read more
Navigating your way through the process of beginning your own business can be tricky work. Problems can arise, from finding talent to renting a business front or getting state certification. In fact, sometimes problems pop up, and you don’t know from where. If you are at a loss of where to start, let this serve as a jumping-off point on how to start your plumbing business.
Before you can start your business, you need to prove to the state that you know what you are doing. Education is a requirement if you are to start your career in plumbing, and that doesn’t have to be at a traditional college. Trade schools or vocational training programs will build the foundation of your career. Here, you’ll learn the fundamental techniques and principles to apply while on the job.
You can then apply what you learn in the classroom to the real world on real job sites. Apply for an apprenticeship with reputable and experienced plumbers to get your foot in the door. Learn how they operate their business and make notes of their policies and work ethics. You can use this later as a template to build your own policies and to see what works and what doesn’t.
Before you can officially start your business, you need to show that you are following both the local and state laws for operating a business. These can vary from state to state, with different licenses and permit, but checking with the secretary of state and the state licensing board will give all the necessary information—whether that information is in the form of documentation to fill out or a list of standards and laws to abide by.
You need to invest in reliable and sturdy equipment. If your equipment routinely fails, then your business will flounder in repair costs and eventually fail. Also, not just having reliable equipment, but having the correct equipment. Being prepared not only assists on the job sites by reducing time to order new parts and equipment but gives the image of professionalism and forward-thinking with clients.
When you first start your plumbing business, it may be a good idea to have an office at home. This will reduce the costs of renting floor space, enabling you to spend that money elsewhere, whether that is in marketing, talent, or equipment. Office space becomes more necessary as your business grows; it becomes a place where you can take phone calls, file business documents, and act as a place for clients to physically find you.
It will require time, patience, and business loans if you don’t have the funds to pay for everything upfront. But the fundamental concept on how to start your plumbing business is to not cut corners. When it comes to investing in equipment or talent, initially paying more money upfront for quality will pay off later.Read more
If you’re thinking about breaking into the beauty industry, congratulations. You’ve identified a steadily growing market that still has plenty of room for you. Globally, the industry is set to exceed $716 billion by 2025, and the pandemic has trained consumers to shop from home. That means it’s anyone’s game, and there’s enough money involved for a lot of winners. Here’s what you need to know to start a beauty brand that’s meaningful and profitable.Read more
Digital marketing refers to reaching consumers via the use of mobile devices, the internet, search engines, social media, and various other channels. A digital marketing campaign needs a good deal of effort and time to make it a success. You need to identify your audience, do market research, and develop content and more. The development of a proper strategy is an important step for digital marketing success. Another aspect you have to rope in is web security, which can result in risks for you and your clients if neglected.Read more
What is your digital PR strategy for 2021?
Across North America--and the globe--small business owners were among the hardest hit during the pandemic. With SMBs in mind, I asked a few dozen public relations and marketing professionals for their best tips for small business owners.
I put together this series to help you succeed this year. Read on to see what folks had to say about their top digital PR strategy--and how it can help you going into this crucial year.
This is the third installment in the Public Relations Tips for Small Business Owners series. Make sure to read Part 1 - Connect: How To Bond With Your Target Fans This Year and Part 2 - 25 Best PR Tactics To Reach Your Target Audience.Read more
Are you planning to relocate your retail store to a different venue? Or perhaps, you're relocating your office to another city? Either way, planning a commercial move is an expensive and stressful endeavor. Regardless of the projected benefits, pulling off a commercial move is hectic and requires meticulous planning.
Even the slightest lack of oversight can cost you thousands of dollars. It is vital to plan every aspect, from packing the expensive equipment to hiring the right moving company. Businesses should start planning at least six months to ensure efficiency.
Keep reading to discover some budget-friendly tips that will prove immensely helpful.
How will you cultivate your raving fan base in 2021?
I asked a few dozen public relations and marketing professionals for their best tips for small business owners. Across America--and the globe--small business owners were among the hardest hit during the pandemic.
I put together this series to help you succeed this year. Read on to see what folks had to say--and how it can help you going into this crucial year.
This is the second installment in the Public Relations Tips for Small Business Owners series, so be sure to check out part 1, Connect: How To Bond With Your Target Fans This Year.Read more
How do you plan to connect with your audience in 2021?
Let's face it: 2020 was a year unlike any other. Many of us changed or altered the way we conduct business--perhaps forever.
It's important to focus on one crucial element: engaging your customer by making a personal connection. That is where we need to reach people again on a human level and form a tight bond with our raving fans.
To that end, I asked a few dozen public relations and marketing professionals for their best tips for small business owners. We know you're among the hardest hit during the pandemic, so this post (and others in this series) are for you.
Read on to see what folks had to say--and how it can help you going into this crucial year.Read more
The dog grooming industry is one of the best options for those who want to work with animals and make a little extra money while they’re at it. This is because grooming is an essential part of keeping a pet healthy, happy, and looking good. As such, there’s never a shortage of potential clients in need of professional-level service. So, if you’d love a chance to work directly with dogs and make a better living for your family, a dog grooming business might be a great option. This is how to start your own dog grooming business and make the most of the process.