To do more business or get more referrals from your existing customers is a smart way to grow a business. This is a simple fact most of us seem to forget a little too often. Our clients and prospects are busy. They may not remember to seek us out when they need our products and services. A basic marketing principal is to stay in touch with the people on your list to keep your business healthy. When they need your product or service, your name will be on “top of mind” and your contact information will be at their fingertips.Read more
The e-commerce market continues to grow at a healthy rate worldwide as customers take advantage of varied channels for online orders across product categories. In 2016, total retail sales across the globe will reach $22 trillion, up 6.0% from the previous year. eMarketer estimates sales will top $27 trillion in 2020, even as annual growth rates slow over the next few years.
If you want to stand out in a crowded entrepreneurial field as a Small Business Owner and be seen as the most highly valued individual to do business with over your competition, then you want to be recognized as the leader in your niche. If you want to rapidly grow your business today, people need to see you as an engaging action leader. This all starts with “Thought Leadership”.Read more
If you’re engaging with your target audience on any level via social media, whether for business development or promoting your brand, that is social selling. If you thought you could use social media to interrupt people’s lives with cold and hard sells, think again. Social selling is all about providing opportunities for your ideal buyer to know, like, and trust you as an individual and get to know you over time. Social selling is not about selling at all. It’s about warming up your prospects, building relationships and establishing trust.Read more
What did Fatema (Bloomings Flowers) say?
Hello, my name is Fatema Rashed and I am the owner of Bloomings Flowers. My business is new and I am still in the planning process when I took the “Executive Coaching and Mentorship in Marketing Program”. I wanted to create a brand in flowers business for a long time, ever since I was in school. I grew up realizing that we have a very competitive market and customers are much more aware of this market more than ever before.Read more
Entrepreneurs are capable of innovations with no money and no connections. They can start a business with just a computer. Right now, there are multi-million dollar small businesses with no offices, no employees, and no debt. These are exciting times for entrepreneurs. This means that more people can spread their awesome ideas and innovations directly to people faster and further than ever before, thanks to the internet.Read more
The first step in hiring a marketing consultant is to know why you’re hiring a marketing consultant. A good marketing consultant will provide you with a holistic integrated marketing approach, not just parts and pieces. (They should be able to confidently recommend those parts and pieces, but with the whole in mind.)
Restaurants and cafes seem to pop up everywhere and competition is becoming fierce in this sector. Restaurants also are not immune to economic challenges and changing consumer behavior. Just like other businesses, they have to adapt and grow to continue to bring in new business. Customer service is the cornerstone of a successful restaurant. But what does good customer service mean? This is open to so much interpretation. What makes for a positive dining experience differs greatly by customer, however most would agree that customers look for an experience that leave them with a good taste.Read more
My name is Reham A.Aziz Al Arrayedh, The founder of Classrooms Magazine. Classrooms Magazine is a pioneer publication that targets youth and their surrounding environments in the kingdom of Bahrain. Classrooms are the only magazine focusing on covering private schools events & activities. The magazine features the young talents and highlighting their achievements. Being a long shelf life, the publication is also a great opportunity for businesses to use as a medium to present their products and services to absolutely reach their target people.Read more
My name is Noora Albinkhalil. I’m in the business of fostering leadership and entrepreneurship among young children in Al Shorooq International Preschool in Riffa. My staff and I do this by providing an environment that simulates a startup company. This allows children to guide themselves through project-based and student-driven learning experience that fosters independence.
I have established it at the end of 2014. With our commitment, registered families are already seeing changes and growth they never imagined possible. We are the only Montessori preschool in the area, we teach bilingually (Arabic/English). With highly certified and trained staff, we accept children in their very critical developmental age of 3 to 6 years old. Montessori is a new and non-traditional curriculum that is why I needed help to spread awareness about this program and its uniqueness. That is when I started to look for the assistance of an expert.Read more