5 Lessons K-pop and Korean Reality Shows can Teach Small Business Owners

As we might have already known, Korean entertainment has gone global. It’s a phenomenon much talk about in the media, and I would like to take this opportunity to highlight what small business owners – wherever they are – can learn from at least two of many niches in Korean entertainment industry: Reality Shows and K-pop. Okay, I wasn’t a fan of Korean entertainment, but my wife has got me to listen to K-pop and watch Korean drama. I never really like Korean drama, but I did watch some, anyway.…

Create a Successful Crowdfunding Project by Avoiding These Video Mistakes

Video is an integral part of any crowdfunding campaign. In fact, according to Kickstarter, campaigns with videos have a 50 percent success rate, and the success rate of campaigns without videos is only 30 percent. Regardless of what someone is seeking funding for, video can make or break the project. Here are some of the most detrimental mistakes anyone can make when producing a crowdfunding video and some tips on avoiding them. Lack of Planning Too many people make the mistake of simply turning on the camera and making a spur of the moment video without putting any thought into it.…

How to Price Your Work – a Quick Guide for Freelancers and Artists

As a freelancer or an artist you might have the advantage of working for yourself and loving what you do but one of the critical issues for you may be pricing your work. How to put a price on a work of art or one off project? That is something which can be a bit of a deal breaker for most freelancers and artists like you. Here is a quick guide to help you decide what price works for you… Consider The Project Consider the specific needs of the project on hand or proposed.…

How to Get Featured as Media Partner of Popular Industry Events (Even If You are Not an Expert)

I manage and run several business websites. One of them is a business blog in cloud computing niche. As you might already known, cloud computing is a rising trend, and as more companies adopted it, the more important it will become in the future. In fact, this is the very reason why I started the blog. Probably you’ve guessed right, but to set the record straight: I’m not a cloud computing expert. I do have an interest in cloud computing and I do use cloud-based services (in fact, my business runs in the cloud.) However, for some reasons, despite low in traffic due to some issues with Google algorithm updates, my business website is having quite a reputation, especially among the business cloud communities.…

How to Make Money from Your Business Blog: Gary Vee’s Pro Tip

Okay, business blog owners: This might pop up in your mind a bit too often: How can I make money from my blog? The answers are largely typical: Placing ads, promoting affiliate programs, doing sponsored posts, etc. But one question remains unanswered: How to get brands to place their ads or order a sponsored post on your business blog? Instead of answering the above questions with my limited knowledge, why don’t we tap the answer from the experts who have done the very thing – and succeed?…

Are You Wasting Your Time When Advertising Your Business?

Finding the advertising strategy which works best for your business is a lot tougher than it might appear at first. There are plenty of ways of wasting your time when you try to do this. Here are a few of the most common ones to avoid which you should be aware of. Choosing the Wrong Target Markets If you don’t already have a clear idea in your head of who your target market is then this is something that you need to do before you go ahead and spend money on marketing.…

5 Ways to Promote Your Small Business Online for (Mostly) Free

Bootstrappers – great news! This article will show you how to promote your small business online for less, even free – with quality, of course! Everything shared here is my own blueprint for you to benefit from… so be sure to share this to your network so they can also benefit from this post. Are you ready? Here we go: 1. Social bookmarking How: Bookmark your stories and get views, as well as votes from fellow members. Views, obviously, bring you traffic, but what you need to focus on are votes.…

What Businesses Should Know About Asset Labels

If you work in a busy environment which is constantly buzzing with the sound of heated exchanges of opinion, telephone calls and prompt meetings, it’s possible that you might have forgotten something. When everyone’s workload is too much, forgetting the basics such as maintaining a clean and tidy office can often be put to one side. Where is it? The main advantage of having a clean workspace is that it’s easier to find everything. Asset labels are something that can help with maintaining an office or warehouse.…

How to be a Successful Lifestyle Entrepreneur: Secrets Revealed

I am a lifestyle entrepreneur; I am location independent. I am actually working at home right now, but if I want to, I can just travel to tourist spots and bring my business with me – with ease. The thing is, it’s not as difficult as you might have thought – if I can do it, you can definitely do it, too! You see, I am fortunate to build a business that fits my lifestyle, not the other way around. It wasn’t easy, and things are still challenging today.…

4 Reasons Why a Pop Up Shop Can Help Your Small Business Stand Out

Are you a small business owner who is looking for a high impact way to advertise, promote and get out there without burning a hole in your pocket? Then setting up your own pop up shop or participating in a pop up event might be the best thing to do. Here’s why… 1. It’s Time Tested Pop up stores have been around for a really long time now. However it is only recently that pop ups have started getting the thumbs up from small business owners all over.…