Amanda Krill https://amandakrill.com Intuitive Alchemist Mon, 30 Mar 2020 12:54:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://amandakrill.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/cropped-akfav-32x32.png Amanda Krill https://amandakrill.com 32 32 171411553 Turn Your Passion into Your Dream Businesses https://amandakrill.com/turn-your-passion-into-your-dream-businesses/ https://amandakrill.com/turn-your-passion-into-your-dream-businesses/#respond Mon, 30 Mar 2020 12:54:53 +0000 https://amandakrill.com/?p=8142 Lots of businesses begin with a passion but unfortunately, many businesses fail. This is for two reasons: first, the business ends up getting in the way of the passion; second, creating a profitable business is really difficult and requires far more effort than you might think.  One of the best ways to turn your passion […]

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Lots of businesses begin with a passion but unfortunately, many businesses fail. This is for two reasons: first, the business ends up getting in the way of the passion; second, creating a profitable business is really difficult and requires far more effort than you might think. 

One of the best ways to turn your passion into a business is to start small and build up. This way, you can work things out as you go and decide just how big you want to go. Remember that a dream business doesn’t happen overnight! 

So, here’s what you should do. 

Plan, Plan and Plan Some More

The planning stage is crucial. You need to figure out what you need to start your business, including the physical things you need as well as the business partners you will have to bring onboard. It is never too early to think about the sort of help you need and looking at companies offering IT services, such as Terminal B, LLC, is a very good idea.

In your plan, you need to make it clear how you are going to make a profit. This means creating a detailed business plan that sets out all your outgoing costs and a projection of your income. Take your time at this stage because while being optimistic is great, you must also prepare for the worst. 

It’s entirely possible to set up a business with no money but the reality is that most people will make an investment of some sort. You have to know that your investment is a good one before you start spending. 

Build Your Website

Now you have a business plan in place, you should set up a website. Your website will be the first impression most customers get so take your time here too. This is especially important if you are transforming a craft into a business – you need to make sure that all your products are presented beautifully. 

If you haven’t already, you should definitely look at some competitors’ websites to see how they have presented their business. While you obviously don’t want to copy them page by page, seeing what you’re up against is really important. Plus, if you can spot a few problems with their site, you can solve those problems on your own site before you even go live, giving you an extra edge.

Start Marketing

Marketing your business is the best way to bring customers to your doors – virtual or physical. Even before you are ready to start trading, you should set up business social media accounts and encourage your friends to follow. This will give your business an initial boost that you can build on later. 

If you have been working on your passion for some time, you will hopefully already have plenty of photos and videos you can share online. But don’t forget to keep creating new content! Every time you develop a new product or have an idea, share with your audience and keep building your momentum. 

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Out of the Box Money Ideas https://amandakrill.com/out-of-the-box-money-ideas/ https://amandakrill.com/out-of-the-box-money-ideas/#respond Tue, 24 Mar 2020 14:19:15 +0000 https://amandakrill.com/?p=7997 Are you tired of working over nine hours a day, five days a week, and feeling like you are barely scratching the surface of your potential? It’s a feeling shared by many, especially as the world grows in opportunity and many different types of work that simply did not exist a few years ago. If […]

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Are you tired of working over nine hours a day, five days a week, and feeling like you are barely scratching the surface of your potential? It’s a feeling shared by many, especially as the world grows in opportunity and many different types of work that simply did not exist a few years ago. If you’re looking for ways to earn a bit of extra money, or to be financially independent, or simply to understand and control your finances more, there are several options you could be considering. Some of these may seem obvious, but others are out-of-the-box ideas that will set you apart from the crowd by taking risks, stepping onto new pathways and keeping your work and money as exciting as the rest of your life.

Use Your Skills

Many people have skills that could make them a bit of extra dollar, without even knowing they possess them. Do you have any hobbies, or enjoy arts and crafts? If so, consider selling the products of your work on a website such as Etsy, which is full of homemade arts, pottery and textiles, often created by ordinary people in their spare time. Alternatively, if you’re not a crafty person, there are plenty of other skills which can earn money as well as being an enjoyable hobby or habit. Do you love dogs, and/or exercise? Then consider signing up to a website which will allow you to walk other people’s dogs – or even have the puppers come and live with you while they are away.

Interesting Investments

Investing a portion of your savings or money is a perfect way to build up your finances without having to spend a huge amount of your time working extra hours and putting in overtime. You can talk to an investment advisor who will suggest the best places to put your money, or use a simple app to do all the work for you. An adventurous option is also to buy cryptocurrency, and invest in a growing market which is high risk and high reward. Swyftx bitcoin exchange is a good option for buying bitcoin, offering low fees and instant verification.

Go Freelance!

It might seem a scary, risky option, but a growing number of people each year are becoming freelancers or business owners, taking control over their own destinies and finances. If the crafts you make as a hobby are selling well, why not take the plunge and make that your full time employment? It would be a way for you to make money whilst doing an activity you love – no more sitting at a desk and working for someone else. Almost every skill or job can be turned into a freelance lifestyle, whether that’s administration, accountancy, consultancy or any other job. All it takes is a little faith, being willing to take a risk on yourself, and thinking outside the box.

If you’re looking for a new way to earn money or take control of your money, consider the options above and use them to develop your very own plan for financial freedom.

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Avoiding Unnecessary Expense As A Business https://amandakrill.com/avoiding-unnecessary-expense-as-a-business/ https://amandakrill.com/avoiding-unnecessary-expense-as-a-business/#respond Sat, 21 Mar 2020 13:54:28 +0000 https://amandakrill.com/?p=7923 While it can be nice to think you will control every tiny measure of your business, some things are just up to fate. For instance, the recent pandemic sweeping the globe is causing many businesses to attend to their own emergency measures in an effort to best survive a lack of custom, to the point […]

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While it can be nice to think you will control every tiny measure of your business, some things are just up to fate. For instance, the recent pandemic sweeping the globe is causing many businesses to attend to their own emergency measures in an effort to best survive a lack of custom, to the point where some governments have promised relief from these circumstances.

Yet we can also use this as an opportunity to avoid unnecessary expense as a business in general, and better refine our output from now into the future, allowing us to cut out the fat from our vital enterprise. This means looking at your business closely, and finding areas of improvement. For instance, if you’ve noticed your remote workers racking up extortionate bills on entertainment when travelling for business purposes, there’s a good chance that a discussion needs to be had when reimbursing those costs.

For this reason, and many more like it, cost-cutting can help you establish just what is vital, and what is added fluff in your business. This doesn’t mean we need to strip our businesses down to the bare minimum, but we can start to weigh every practice according to its correct worth.

Here’s how:

Pay Less For Vital Services

Paying less for vital services is not only a useful practice to engage in, but it can more adequately help you assess the value for money you are receiving. To use an example, consider how gaining an instant quote for freight shipping can be used to help you to immediately calculate your outgoings, ensuring that you pay per mile and by the weight of the item rather than factoring in other hidden costs. This enables you to avoid unnecessary expense.

Flexible Working Capacities

As evidenced by the recent issues facing most businesses, flexible working capacities are often an astonishing means in which to keep your vital infrastructure working, but that shouldn’t only be limited to difficult and temporary times like this. Structuring remote suites for the entirety of your team can allow you to ensure that light illness still allows for work, or that you are still able to communicate during periods of intense office renovation. This helps you avoid business expense by avoiding the costs involved with a drop in productivity. It helps to keep things ticking over.

Keeping Tight Watch Of Your Books

Keep tight control and watch over your books. You never know just how effective this can be unless you regularly practice it. You may notice that bulk buying inventory to save money is only leading to waste at the end of your production capabilities, and this is an issue that has been there for some time. It could be that seemingly needful investments, such as first aid training for the entire office, are unnecessary this year now that you have at least 20% of your office trained in this, a higher number by any firm’s standards. A close eye is all that iis needed for improvement here.

With this advice, we hope you can easily avoid unnecessary expense as a business.

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3 Tips For Starting Your Online Business https://amandakrill.com/3-tips-for-starting-your-online-business/ https://amandakrill.com/3-tips-for-starting-your-online-business/#respond Fri, 20 Mar 2020 19:30:10 +0000 https://amandakrill.com/?p=7902 Are you thinking of starting up your own online business? Perhaps you have already developed a product line and are on the verge of getting everything up and running? These are exciting times, and we would like to help you to make a success of it by sharing with you 3 tips for starting your […]

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Are you thinking of starting up your own online business? Perhaps you have already developed a product line and are on the verge of getting everything up and running? These are exciting times, and we would like to help you to make a success of it by sharing with you 3 tips for starting your own online business. 

Get some customer input

This should be one of your starting points, whatever your business and industry. You need to take the time to get some customer input before going full steam ahead. 

It can be easier to present your proposition to friends and family first to gain initial feedback and then use that to develop your ideas ready to share with potential customers. 

Shape your plans and ideas into a coherent form so that you can start gathering customer feedback. This will be your market research and it should be able to help you to adapt your ideas to best suit your customers’ needs. 

It is worth keeping in touch and regularly checking in with your customers in those early launch days and beyond. This will enable you to check that you are delivering effectively to them and it will demonstrate to your customers that you value their opinions. 

Use the experts

When you are running your business wholly online, your online presence is your brand, your image, your shop and your reputation. For this reason, it pays to use the experts in order for you to get this one hundred percent right.

Whilst it might be tempting to build your own site as it cuts costs, getting it right should be your priority rather than the spend in this particular area. There is little point in working hard on your product line if you haven’t managed to get your website right or for the site to be unable to handle your traffic or payment gateways. 

You could use companies such as www.graphus.ai to help you with your cyber security and get a web designer to build and design your site for you. You should find that you can work closely with your designer so that they are able to create your business vision according to your specifications. 

Utilise social media

Social media is a free tool that every online business should utilise. There are dozens of platforms that you can use, and you need to choose the platforms that you feel are going to be the best fit for your business. 

Think about where most of your potential customers are likely to be spending their time online. Use your own customer feedback to assess this if you need to. Choose to use just one or two platforms initially as you need to build them up and be active on them for them to be effective. It is better to have one active channel rather than six that you do not have time to manage. 

Share regularly on your social media channels and always engage and respond to all interactions. Your social media will be the voice and tone of your business, so always remain friendly and professional, and above all else, be social! 

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Focusing Your Business’ Efforts on Marketing https://amandakrill.com/focusing-your-business-efforts-on-marketing/ https://amandakrill.com/focusing-your-business-efforts-on-marketing/#respond Thu, 19 Mar 2020 14:48:44 +0000 https://amandakrill.com/?p=7868 No matter what business you’re operating – no matter your size, your field of specialism, or what products or services you’re selling – you’re going to find that marketing is absolutely essential to your business’ overall success. You can have the best products in the world, but without well thought out marketing campaigns, you’re going […]

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No matter what business you’re operating – no matter your size, your field of specialism, or what products or services you’re selling – you’re going to find that marketing is absolutely essential to your business’ overall success. You can have the best products in the world, but without well thought out marketing campaigns, you’re going to find that your products are going to stay in your stockroom and you’re not going to make many sales. When it comes down to it, the marketplace is growing increasingly saturated by the day. It’s easy for competitors to set up online and swipe your customers from beneath your feet. So, put up a fight! Marketing will raise brand awareness, alert people to what you have on offer and encourage people to actually buy. This means more sales and more overall profit. Then, your brand can expand, launch new lines, build a loyal customer base and begin to really progress. If this sounds good to you, here’s a little information that will help you to make a real success of your next marketing campaigns!

In-House or Outsourcing

When it comes to marketing, you have two options on your hands. What will work best for you will depend entirely on your business, so you’ll know best. The two options are outsourcing your marketing campaigns or building up an in-house marketing team. If you’ve not long started up, are a small business, or haven’t taken off yet, it’s highly likely that you’ll benefit from outsourcing your marketing most. There are a number of reasons for this. Recruiting, training and building up a full marketing team is highly likely to incur some pretty significant costs. Then, keeping them on board with set contracts and guaranteed wages will be an ongoing cost that you should only commit to if you know you can maintain it. A complete marketing team will consist of a whole host of professionals, ranging from marketing managers to CRM managers, copywriters, graphic designers, HTML specialists and many others. That’s a lot of people to take responsibility for! When you outsource your marketing to a reliable company with services like http://www.mailitdirect.com/industries/, on the other hand, you’ll find the hard work taken out of your hands and can just use the work of professionals as and when you need it. If you’re a larger company, you’ll find that bringing an in-house team in is essential. After all, you’ll probably have marketing campaigns going on every week! An in-house team can get to know your brand and bring better tailored content on a regular basis.

Monitor Progress

Of course, you need to know what you want from your marketing campaigns. Set key performance indicators and you can then monitor progress and ensure that your expectations are being met. This will also help you to set goals for improvement to further propel your company forward!

Marketing really is essential for any business’ success. So never underestimate! Make sure to give this area of your company’s operation the due time and attention it requires and you’ll quickly find that your efforts pay off!

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4 Top Tips For Moving Half A World Away https://amandakrill.com/4-top-tips-for-moving-half-a-world-away/ https://amandakrill.com/4-top-tips-for-moving-half-a-world-away/#respond Thu, 19 Mar 2020 14:45:15 +0000 https://amandakrill.com/?p=7864 The world is a big place. We often live where we live because that is where we were born. Even when we move away from the area we were raised, we might only go a few hour’s drive away. Things are more often than not, very similar in terms of culture, language, and landscape.  But […]

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The world is a big place. We often live where we live because that is where we were born. Even when we move away from the area we were raised, we might only go a few hour’s drive away. Things are more often than not, very similar in terms of culture, language, and landscape. 

But there are so many different places out there, and so much world to experience, moving to a whole new country might well appeal to you. 

There is a lot to be said for immersing yourself in a completely different way of life. You might want to move at a different pace than you do right now, or get away from the type of life that you have where you live. A complete change might be just what you need. 

Finding The Right Country To Move To 

Choosing a country to relocate to throws up lots of questions and challenges. Firstly, you might want to consider moving somewhere that you have a connection to. Maybe you have friends or relatives from there. You might be moving there for work purposes.

You probably would not want to move to a country that you have never visited. Similarly, visiting a country and falling in love with the place as a tourist is not the same as actually living there. Try and understand the politics and the economy of the country before you take a leap. It might seem like a great place to relax in the sun with a great quality of life, but there may be darker problems that you might not see as a tourist. 

Getting The Right Visa

Before you make any plans, find out whether you need to get a visa or a permit to live and work in the country that you wish to move to. There will be restrictions on what you can and cannot do and it is vital that you understand your legal situation fully before taking the plunge. 

You can find out about the immigration rules of the country by visiting their national embassy’s website. 

Allow plenty of time for your visa applications to come through. Don’t make any firm plans or spend large sums of money until you know that you have this in place. 

You should also find out how long your visa will be valid for and whether you can apply for permanent residency at the end of that. 

Check out information on vaccinations that you might need. Some countries may have a risk of you catching diseases such as Yellow fever. 

Finding A Job And A Home

You will need to find somewhere to work and live. This can be tricky. You will ideally want to have a job to go to before you head over there as to not have anything lined up could be risky and expensive. If you have savings left after paying all of the costs for your flights, visa, possessions to be shipped over, as well as deposits on your overseas properties, you will quickly burn through this if you do not have an income to live off. 

Look online for places to live. You may even be able to find opportunities for places that you can start a business from such as an affordable shop for rent

Getting to see a home before you move into it is going to be tough. Unless you are able to visit and look at properties, you will be going in somewhat blind. If you know anyone who lives locally, ask them to visit any potential properties. Get them to provide you with photos, videos, and a full rundown of the property to help you to decide. 

You will want to rent rather than buy at first. Once you know that you will be staying in that area, you can look at buying a property if the local laws permit foreign nationals to own houses. 

In terms of finding work, you might find that there are language barriers preventing you from stepping into the local workforce. If you do not know the language, get yourself onto an online course ahead of the move and start developing your skills. 

If there is a local English-speaking ex-pat community in the area that you are moving, you might want to look to them to help find a job, to at least carry you over until you are settled in more and have a better grasp of the local language. 

Another option would be to find an international company that employees remote workforce. There are many jobs these days that could be done from anywhere in the world. Think about anything that can be done from a laptop or using a phone. As long as you don’t have to meet your bosses or clients face-to-face, then remote working could be a great option. 

Packing Up Your Home

Once you know when you are moving and you have a home secured that you will be moving into, it will be time to start thinking about moving your old life. This means going through everything that you own back home, and seeing what you can sell, donate, or throw away to help lighten the load. 

Decide whether you will be taking everything with you or leaving items with friends, relatives, or putting things into storage. 

Get quotes from storage companies if you are leaving anything. But also think about what you will do with these items that you are leaving in the longterm. 

Moving all of your possessions, including items such as furniture and even vehicles to your new home will be expensive and a logistic challenge. Start phoning around international removals companies as early as you can in order to get quotes and make sure you are going to be able to get everything moved on your preferred dates. If you plan on managing the move yourself, you will need to look into the cost of hiring and moving a shipping container as well as the legalities of managing this process. 

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Rebranding the Easy Way https://amandakrill.com/rebranding-the-easy-way/ https://amandakrill.com/rebranding-the-easy-way/#respond Mon, 16 Mar 2020 23:13:58 +0000 https://amandakrill.com/?p=7794 All businesses go through changes – growth, mergers, acquisitions, a general overhaul…no matter what your reason is or rebranding, you don’t have to worry about it being a stressful and daunting task. There are easy ways to unveil your rebranding that don’t require lots of money or labor. Rebranding doesn’t have to be a horrible […]

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All businesses go through changes – growth, mergers, acquisitions, a general overhaul…no matter what your reason is or rebranding, you don’t have to worry about it being a stressful and daunting task. There are easy ways to unveil your rebranding that don’t require lots of money or labor. Rebranding doesn’t have to be a horrible time – whether you’re in M&A solutions, unveiling a new business model/plan, or just want to dust the cobwebs off your tried and true business, with a few simple steps, rebranding can be a snap. It’s all a matter of weighing out risks and going about rebranding in the right way.

Input

When rebranding, it helps to get input from colleagues, employees and customers/clients of the business. This doesn’t mean you have to put all your plans out there and ask everyone for their opinion – you can get valuable input while still playing your cards relatively close to your chest. It could be as simple as putting a survey on your website, asking a few random questions on twitter or even looking at your data and analytics for trends that give you ideas. Paying attention to the public’s opinion can definitely be an asset to your rebranding efforts. 

Do your Research

Before beginning a rebrand effort, take the time to research how other similar brands have fared, look into the risks involved, and make a calculated and educated decision about your rebranding. Most companies choose to rebrand for a reason – sales are dwindling (or growing rapidly), they’ve acquired or merged with a new company, their business model has changed…it pays to look at the results other companies have had with similar efforts and utilize the plans that were successful for them. You may also want to talk with a consultant to fine tune your ideas. 

Hire the Best

With any rebrand comes an overhaul of logos, designs, websites, and more. Sure, you’ll do some of the work yourself, but consider hiring a professional at the top of their field to help you with those design elements that will, as a whole, define your business. The visuals associated with your business will define your brand at a glance, so you need them to be perfect. You want your new brand to look as polished and professional as it possibly can. It’s worth the money you’ll invest to achieve this. Everything from your excellent new logo to your website needs to be top notch, fitting with your brand, accessible and gorgeous. 

Promote 

Any good rebranding effort is promoted and teased to clients and customers. You want to draw attention to your rebranding, make it an event; something for everyone to look forward to and get excited about. You can implement things like giveaways, incentives and discounts, special events, and more, to coincide with your rebranding, turning it into an engaged activity that will benefit your business and raise awareness to the rebrand. 

These are four things you should definitely do when you’re rebranding your business. If you implement these tools, your rebranding efforts should go off without a hitch!

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Making your Start Up Run Efficiently https://amandakrill.com/making-your-start-up-run-efficiently/ https://amandakrill.com/making-your-start-up-run-efficiently/#respond Mon, 16 Mar 2020 18:30:42 +0000 https://amandakrill.com/?p=7786 Small businesses feel the pinch of expenses far more than big corporate companies. If you run a small business then you of all people would understand the struggle! As much as running your own business can be hugely rewarding, it also requires a lot of work, and a lot of arms to keep the ship […]

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Small businesses feel the pinch of expenses far more than big corporate companies. If you run a small business then you of all people would understand the struggle! As much as running your own business can be hugely rewarding, it also requires a lot of work, and a lot of arms to keep the ship headed in the right direction! So, here are a few tips and tricks and help you keep the ship leveled as you steer your company towards stability and then growth!

Create an Efficient Workspace 

Designing the best workspace for your work and a place for you to work on the business is essential. A messy office will promote a messy mind, and a messy mind cannot run a business efficiently! Organize the office. Make it work for you. Create a workflow that really helps you work efficiently, as everyone has a different method of how they work, so make your space work for you!

Plan Social Media Campaigns

This is another tip that will really help you in the long term. If you have a lot of social media campaigns or a big campaign, plan it in advance, schedule posts and take advantage of platforms such as Hootsuite and others to plan your campaigns. Posting at the time of release all the time is one, a headache and a lot of work for you to do. Also, second, it can look very unprofessional with many different posts posted randomly at random times when you are free. Scheduling them means you can be in a business meeting, but your social media post can go up at peak times for your audience without you needed to lift a finger. Use technology to your advantage, it is there for the taking, so if it can make your life easier, then why not use it!

Use Platforms to help Manage your Expenses

One huge part of the business is managing your expenses. Why is it a huge part of the business? Firstly calculating profit, being able to remove expenses from revenue and seeing what’s leftover. Also for taxes, knowing how much taxes you will need to pay, or how much tax the taxman will need to adjust based on the expenses you have provided. There are many different apps and platforms that can help you manage and save paper receipts. So check them out!

Build up a Good IT Base

In the world that we live in today, having a good IT department or IT part of the business is crucial. Several options you can choose from is being able to hire an external company (www.rbsitsolutions.com/) or others that can help you restructure your IT infrastructure. So keep your IT updated and running enough to sustain your business.

Remove all the Paper from your Business (Good for you and good for the planet)

Something that helps you and the planet it going paperless! Most business functions if not all functions have digital alternatives that you can use that will enable you to become a paperless company.

So, have these tips helped in some way? If they have, keep going and keep growing your business! 

 

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How To Start A Business With No Money https://amandakrill.com/how-to-start-a-business-with-no-money/ https://amandakrill.com/how-to-start-a-business-with-no-money/#respond Thu, 12 Mar 2020 12:30:31 +0000 https://amandakrill.com/?p=7682 Having some funds saved up can help when starting a business. But you don’t necessarily need money to get started. Here are just a few ways to start a business without any money. Run your business from home You don’t need to rent an office to run a business. Many businesses can be run from […]

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Having some funds saved up can help when starting a business. But you don’t necessarily need money to get started. Here are just a few ways to start a business without any money.

Run your business from home

You don’t need to rent an office to run a business. Many businesses can be run from home thanks to the internet. If you have your heart set on starting a shop, you can begin your company as an online store. There are even takeaway restaurants now being set up from home! On top of saving money on rent, you won’t have to pay extra taxes, energy bills and all the other costs that come with premises.

Build your own website

Every modern business needs a website. But you don’t necessarily have to hire a web developer. There are several platforms that can allow you to build your own website without any coding knowledge for free. WordPress and Squarespace are two popular platforms – check this comparison out to work out which is the best option for you. You may still need to pay for website hosting, but there a lots of cheap domains out there that cost only a few dollars.

Take advantage of free advice

A lot of business owners can benefit from hiring professional advisors, but for those that are on a tight budget, there are lots of places where you can find free advice. There are informational guides online on everything from taxes to marketing strategies. There are also sites and apps that you can use to get free business legal advice if you’re confused about certain laws regarding your trade.

Use your personal network

Friends and family may be able to help you find initial customers. This could save you a lot of money on initial marketing. In other cases, there may be people you know who work in trades like accounting or IT that can help you for free or for a discounted rate. This could help to save you money on outsourcing help. It’s always worth using Facebook to see if there’s anyone in your network that can help.

Consider a loan/seek help from investors

Many people borrow money to start a business. This could allow you to afford equipment, licenses and insurance – all of which you cannot get for free. It’s worth spending a lot of time shopping for loans so that you can get the best interest rates. Bank loans, private lender loans and peer-to-peer lending are all options.

There’s also the option of approaching investors. By offering shares in future profits, you may be able to receive some initial funding in exchange. Crowdfunding has become a popular way of seeking investments, while angel investors are another option. Make sure that you have a solid business plan so that you can gain the trust of investors.

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If you are one of many people that run a small business from home, you may, from time to time, find that you struggle to see any kind of growth. One thing you need to realize is that this is quite common with small businesses that are operating from your house.

While it may be a common thing, though, you shouldn’t worry yourself too much; it is something that can be rectified quite easily. If this is something that sounds familiar to you, you may want to stick around as we may be able to help.

In this post, we are going to be looking at some of the things you should be doing if you would like to see yourself get through the metaphorical wall you may have hit. The solutions we are going to present will not cost you a fortune, and you won’t need to worry about moving into a bigger office like many people may have told you.

Why Your Home Business Can Success

As we briefly mentioned, by this time, if you have been struggling, many people have quite possibly suggested that if you want to succeed, you need to take your business to the high street or beyond. The first thing we are here to tell you is that it is nonsense.

This advice should only be taken if there is no possible way your business can cope with running from a home office. If, however, you are still small and come to a halt, the problem is actually going to be far more simple than you may realize.

The problem you have is more than likely down to your image, and the next section will show you how to rectify this.  

Scrap The Residential Links

If you are running a home business, you may be doing two things. You may be running your business and have it registered under your home address, and secondly, your contact information may be a cell number.

If you are doing both of these things, then the chances are, this is harming your business. Luckily enough, modern technology is on hand to rescue you and help get your business back on track.

Nowadays, you should be looking at getting a virtual address, which is simply an address that you register your company at, and any correspondence gets forwarded to you. On top of your virtual address, you should be looking at VoIP Solutions that can also give you a toll-free number to connect to your business. By having this, you will appear more professional to customers, and you will see that your company once again starts to see growth.

Get Your Website Right

The final thing we are going to talk about is your website. More often than not, one of the biggest reasons small businesses suffer is down to their website. 

You should be taking whatever steps you can to monitor the metrics of your website and look at the patterns of those that visit. 

If this is something you are not overly confident with, maybe hire somebody to take a look and fix any issues that may occur. Yet again, this is one of those simple solutions that really can give your business what it needs to get back on track. 

 

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