Website Tip

Create a good first impression with your website.   It should be professional in appearance and easy to navigate.   Use attractive colour combinations, crisp graphics, a readable text size, even spacing and margins, and bold headlines.  Make sure it includes your business name, information about your products or services, and how to contact you.

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Manage Your Time

Time management is crucial to running a successful home based business, regardless of what that business may be. It is tremendously easy to get caught up in domestic responsibilities, hobbies, family and friends, or other things that you like to do since you are after all at home. However you need to be well disciplined…

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How Secure Is Your Source Of Income?

After many long years of hard work, you are finally at the top of your field. You like what you do and have been with your company for a very long time. You earn a great salary and enjoy many perks. You feel secure. But are you really? Take a minute and think about it….

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Professional Conduct

It is extremely important to your success as a business person that you conduct yourself in a professional manner at all times. This includes knowing how to deal with any crises or difficult situations that may arise. While being in business for yourself can be liberating, it also means that you are the person who…

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Go That Extra Mile!

Strive to be more than just the person who takes care of the day to day administrative needs of your client’s business. Show your clients that you are truly invested in their business. Become an integral member of their team. Let them know that you want to build a long term relationship. Offer sound advice…

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Welcome Package

A Welcome Package can be used to introduce your company, your services, and outline your policies and procedures to your new clients.  It is something that is completely optional, but is a great way to “get your foot in the door’ and expand on that great first impression you already made. Some of the items that could be…

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Welcoming New Clients

An introductory telephone call to your new client is very important. It not only allows the sharing of some vital information, but also sets the stage for your future business relationship. Before making that first call take some time to build a checklist of key points that you would like to discuss with your client,…

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Project Management System

Either at start-up or as your business grows you may want to consider using project management software such as Sharepoint or Basecamp to help manage your client base and workload. These systems generally provide ways to electronically accept incoming projects, delegate tasks, document details, track progress, and keep a permanent record of completed jobs.  …

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