Business boosting tips...
A successful business is about making a PROFIT but you also have to learn to WORK SMART. Here are some hints & tips which you may find beneficial to boosting your business and helping you to achieve the lifestyle and goals that you desire.
There are two ways to increase your profit - Improve your turnover and decrease your overheads.
Improve your turnover
> Increasing response rates to advertising
> Additional streams of income and affiliate schemes
By far the best form of promoting your business is by word of mouth. At Titanium Design our clients often recommend us to their friends, family and even their own clients. We actively pursue this line of marketing more formally through networking organisations. For hints & tips on growing your business through Networking click here.
Increasing response rates to advertising
Increase response rates to your advertising & marketing by using a non-geographic number. Not only has it been shown that it can increase response rates by up to 40%, and that customers will call an 0800 (freephone) number before any other, it shows that you value your customers. These are also completely portable so you can keep the same number as your business grows.
For small concerns it can be put directly through to any UK mobile number without your potential client even knowing, still at no cost to them, meaning you will never miss that all important call. As you expand, you may have to move premises - but you won't need to have business cards reprinted or advise your clients of your new number, possibly losing some in the changeover- simply change the destination of your non-geographic number and they will never know. A small company also benefits from the perception of being larger and from not being dismissed due to geographical location, meaning that you can market your business nationwide! If you work abroad NGN's can be redirected to many European landline numbers.
No set up fee, no minimum contract and cheap to run. If you would like to find out more about NGN's call Helen on 0800 781 3569
Additional Streams of Income, Easy add-ons & Affiliate Schemes
By far the best form of promoting your business is by word of mouth. At Titanium Design our clients often recommend us to their friends, family and even their own clients. We actively pursue this line of marketing more formally through networking organisations.
Appropriate & easy add-on products and/or services may well be an option for you to offer to your clients to help boost your turnover.
Affiliate schemes are strategic business partnerships that will pay you commission for referring your clients to them? Many companies use this method to encourage referrals so it would be worth looking at products & services that would sit well alongside what you offer.
Are you a lettings agency, electrician or other tradesman, IT professional or a property developer? Click here for a brilliant add-on.
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Decrease your overheads
> Reducing overheads
> Work smarter not harder
Even decreasing each business cost by a small percentage can really add up. Look at all your overheads and don't be afraid of negotiating with your existing suppliers or switching to more competitive companies.
Whether you are working from home, an office, warehouse or retail outlet, find out how you can cut your utility, admin and banking costs all at once here.
We use The Utility Warehouse for all our household and office utilities including mobile & Blackberry. It saves us loads, they have excellent UK based customer services PLUS it saves even more on admin and banking because we only get one bill for all the services.
Would that benefit you? Call Helen on 0800 781 3569 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Work smarter not harder
At Titanium Design, we use Blackberry handsets to ensure that we can keep in touch with our clients even when we are not in the office.
Blackberry involves 'push technology' which means that your emails are automatically sent to the handset, you can also access the internet, and it's a phone too! This really does turn unprofitable time into profitable time. It can also help the small business owner achieve more of a work -life balance as you are no longer chained to the computer.
Want to find out more? Call Helen on 0800 781 3569 or email email@example.com.