Local Business Marketing – What Is Currently Working?

If you are the owner of a local business, you are probably suffering from a drop in demand for your products or services as a result of the economic recession our country has been suffering from for the past few years. In fact statistics show that small local businesses are making 30% to 50% less than they were just a few years ago.
Some of the businesses that comprise this statistic include- plumbers, dentists, locksmiths, restaurants, cosmetic surgeons, accountants, carpet cleaners, contractors and landscapers, to name but a few.
Traditional Marketing Doesn’t Work Anymore
The fact of the matter is that the marketing techniques that were solid and reliable for local businesses to use to reach their market in the past are no longer working. This means Golden Pages ads, newspapers and other types of hard copy advertising are simply not bringing in business. That’s because people simply don’t use …

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Business VoIP: The New Seal of Success

As the technology is progressing at an accelerated rate, it becomes imperative to look for better options for making our business a more viable and profitable proposition. Business VoIP has been designed to do precisely that. These VoIP services use the standard Internet connection to make a call to the partners or clients, which may be located at far flung locations, in a cheap and effective manner. Researches have revealed that this cutting-edge communication standard is far superior to the regular Business phone service, both, in terms of quality and cost effectiveness.
Also referred to as broadband telephony, this technology uses Internet as the carrier for voice, fax and other messaging services, rather than relying on the highly fragile public switched telephone networks. This service comes in three variations namely, ATA, IP phones and computer-to-computer. These are simple and convenient methods of calling, without even having to pay for long …

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Work at Home With an Internet Home Business

When you need to make extra income to make ends meet, you can start a home business quite easily with the Internet. You can work at home and earn financial freedom without a website, product or any kind of special training, if you are aware of the “clues” that are available, that shows you how. Much like Sherlock Holmes, there might be clues that can be found, but you just need common sense, training or mentoring and a little bit of hard work and perseverance if you want to success. People need some help to find the “clues” to make the extra money they are looking for, when there isn’t enough money left over after paying all the bills.
Many people will look for an Internet business that allows them to work at home and gives them the personal freedoms they are seeking. As a personal counselor, I try to …

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Systems You Should Create For Your Online Business

If you’ve had an online business for any length of time, then you’ve probably wondered what systems you should create for it. There really are far too many components to mention them all, especially since each business will have different requirements, but here are three broad categories and a brief description of what you should include for each of them.
1. Product creation
As online businesses more typically sell information products, you want to have a detailed description of how to record video and audio, and create pdf files. Camtasia is the industry standard for the first two, and Microsoft has provided a free application to work with its Word software.
2. Autoresponder
First and foremost, you need to have your log-in details written down somewhere. You don’t want to be slowed down unexpectedly because you cleaned your cache or reinstalled your operating system.
You’ll also want to know how …

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