Can You Keep These 5 Resolutions for 2008 Small Business Success?
PrintingForLess.com shares success secrets and resources for entrepreneurial growth in the New Year
Livingston, MT -- (ReleaseWire) -- 12/28/2007 -- Andrew Field, President and CEO of America's first and “funnest” online printing company PrintingForLess.com, shares his expertise to help you grow your business in the New Year.
1. Focus on your customers.
Put yourself in your customers’ shoes to better understand their needs. Actively seek your customers’ input to find out what they really want. Customers want to be heard so make it easy for them to provide feedback. Talk to them in person and ask open-ended questions. You might be surprised by what you learn.
2. Set goals.
What do you want to accomplish in 2008? Get organized and establish goals that are SMART: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Time bound. Get everyone on board, and keep track of your progress.
3. Create a promotional calendar.
Stop procrastinating and plan in advance! This will help you save money on early advertising placements, printing costs, travel, and various marketing activities. By acting quickly, you can beat the competition to special deals, speaking events, media mentions, and other valuable opportunities.
4. Train employees well.
Give your team members the opportunity to gain knowledge and learn new skills to advance their careers. Empower them to share ideas, suggestions and comments about the company. When employees know their work matters in overall company success, you’ll get happier people, and happier customers.
5. Have fun!
Don’t forget to have fun! When you reach a goal or complete a major project, do something enjoyable to reward yourself and your team. Taking the time to enjoy success will undoubtedly boost morale and create a thriving company culture with happy workers and customers!
Resources to help your small business succeed:
AOL Small Business: http://smallbusiness.aol.com/
Entrepreneur Magazine: www.entrepreneur.com
Fortune Small Business: www.fsbmag.com
Inc. Magazine: www.inc.com
Nielsen Small Business Resource Center: http://pronet.nielsen.com/smallbusiness/index.jsp
Pink Magazine: http://www.pinkmagazine.com/index.html
Small Business Opportunities: http://www.sbomag.com/
Small Business Technology Magazine: http://www.sbtechnologymagazine.org/
Small Business Trends: http://www.smallbiztrends.com/
U.S. Chamber of Commerce: http://www.uschamber.com/default
U.S. Small Business Administration: www.sba.gov
Yahoo! Small Business: http://smallbusiness.yahoo.com/
To help boost your business with the right marketing materials, discover employment opportunities, offer feedback, and get more information, visit www.printingforless.com or call 800-930-6040.
PrintingForLess.com is the first and leading online commercial printing company in the United States. Located in Southwest Montana, PrintingForLess.com provides unmatched technical and customer support and instant online pricing and ordering for its full-color marketing materials. Go to http://www.PrintingForLess.com for affordable, full-color marketing materials including: business cards, brochures, postcards, newsletters, letterhead, and more. For additional information, please visit our website or call 800-930-6040.
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