Thursday, September 10, 2015

11 Tips for your designing business

Give a free presentation or speech

Experiment with new online media
Market your specialty

Write a book

Perfect your sales pitch

Connect with old acquaintances or former clients

Update your online portfolio

Offer a seminar or free consultation

Engage in conversation

Learn a new marketable skill

Brainstorm new ideas (& then share them)

How To Identify the problem in your Business?

Sometimes it takes an outside perspective to even identify the problems. Sean Blagsvedt, for example, worked with Microsoft and moved to the India office in 2004. While working in India, he noticed that many from the household services sector could not find jobsbecause they did not have the ‘right’ referrals or connections.On one hand, people complained that they could not find a good driver or maid and on the other hand if... you look outside we are surrounded by people desperately looking for a good job. Hiring usually happens through word-of-mouth and referrals. But when Sean asked around, he noticed that there were many who had similar problems. Born, a company that connects employers with workers via web andSMS. He left Microsoft in2007 to run the company full time, which now has 15 employees and 37,000job profiles in the system. It took a foreigner with fresh eyes to identify the problem and come up with a solution.Another example is Ashish Chand and Dhruv Agarwal, who noticed that a lot of families were bringing their children to their casual-dining Chinese restaurant in Gurgaon. When they talked to customers about it, he realized they didn’t have many smart casual diningplaces to take the whole family. They were lookingfor something nicer than the cafeteria-style Haldirams but was still kid-friendly. So they turned the restaurant, Crazy Noodles, into that kind of place, with crayons, puzzles, and free caricatures for children. Even the glasses, which have rounded bottoms so they bounce around, are fun. They now have several restaurants with two in the NCR region and are starting to set up additional franchises.

And Increase Your Sales

Here are effective ways to use social media to promote your Business

Embrace the visual

Interesting Headlines

Create Your Own content

Create Better Titles

Customize for the platform you work on

Share at the right time

Don’t be afraid to post multiple times


Entrepreneurship is fun until you step into the real startup scene. Everything you see from outside seems luxurious, but once you plunge yourself into this you’ll realize how hard it is to be a successful entrepreneur. In fact the hard truth is that 1 out of 10 become a successful startup today.5 Mistake first time entrepreneurs Commit..!!If you are a first time entrepreneurs then the odd of failing increases. You need to keep some basic things in mind and avoidthe common mistakes to ensure that these small things shouldn’t be the biggest hurdle for you in the long run.They Are Not RealisticThis might be a common mistake if you are plunging yourself to the startup scene for the very first time. Most of the startup founders fall in love with their idea and live in a glow of giving birth to a beautiful dream of an innovative product; but fail to realize that the baby might be ugly.Entrepreneurs need to be preparedfor worst situations and be realistic that the idea may fail. It is not compulsory that the startup has to succeed just because you think it’s a brilliant product if the consumers are not willing to adopt it.They Work With FriendsIt’s great to have such friends who stand by you in the toughest times,but friendship and business should not be mixed. In most cases your longtime friend might not be a goodchoice to be the co-founder of the startup, your personal mindset can match but not the professional one. Especially if you talk down on each other.They Lack In Cash Flow ManagementThis is one of the crucial problem and most common mistake done in any startup. The founders lack in cash flow management.
To overcome this you have to create abusiness plan, even if it consists only of a competitor analysis/market niche strategy and your financial forecast, along with assumptions. Expect to work a lot of hours, especially in the first three to five years. If your businessdepends on intellectual property, protect it. Read and carefully consider every contract before yousign it.They Take Ego To The Work PlaceTaking your Ego to the workplace can be quite dangerous for the startup. In a startup there should not be a “Yes Boss!” policy. It’s rather a place to work together for a better product of your idea. You are not the most important person in the startup. The belief in the vision of where the company is going to go should be much greaterthan any of the founding partners.They Are The Only FounderIf you want to raise funding for the startup then it might be a no no from the investors if you are the only founder of the startup. Investors don’t put their money on ideas because there are hundreds of people with the same idea of yours; they invest in the team. The better tean you have the better is your chances to grow. It’s not all about funding, also you need a helping hand who has the diversified skill sets and can help in operations while you code; just for an example.Would love to know your thoughts on these points. These are only a few, your success depends on many factors and mostly the determination to never give up.

Best Of Luck

Business Not a Bad deal

Word Meaning
Business Development
The business development  function that has evolved as part of the transformation of our business world to a global economy. The term conveys a strategic and pivotal role in the growth of a business enterprise. It is both sophisticated and all-encompassing in its meaning of the word "development."

Select A  Good Brand Name:
1. It should be unique / distinctive (Kodak, Mustang)
2. It should be extendable.
3. It should be easy to pronounce, identified and memorized. (Tide)
4. It should give an idea about product’s qualities and benefits (Swift, Quickfix, Lipguard)....
5. It should be easily convertible into foreign languages.
6. It should be capable of legal protection and registration.
7. It should suggest product/service category (Newsweek).
8. It should indicate concrete qualities (Firebird).
9. It should not portray bad/wrong meanings in other categories. (NOVA is a poor name for a car to be sold in Spanish country, because in Spanish it means “doesn’t go”).

10 Tips to Improve Your Sales Performance
1. Clarify your mission.
2. Break the mission into specific goals.
3. Sell to customer needs
4. Create and maintain favorable attention.
5. Sell on purpose.
6. Ask, listen, and act.
7. Take the responsibility but not the credit.
9. Develop your attitude.
10. Maximize your time

Business Development at the Nook