Winning the Home Business Jackpot

Written by Donna Schwartz Mills

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* Withrepparttar year half over, this is a great time to review and fine tune your business and marketing plans. Gather your numbers, see how you've been performing and what you might change to improve them.

* Brainstorm your fall marketing campaign. Be ready to go by mid-August and watch your September sales soar.

* If some activities don't seem to be working, try something new. Slow times are great for testing new products, methods and opportunities. If they don't work, you can easily shift gears back - and if they do, just think how much mileage you'll get when your customers are back in a buying mood.

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* Fewer summertime customers could give you more time for networking. Attend a meeting of your local Chamber of Commerce or professional association. There's nothing like repparttar 117793 power of professional referrals for attracting new customers to your base!

* If customers aren't coming to you this summer, try going to them. Look into getting a booth at your local farmers market or summer fair. If it's too costly, you may try teaming up with some complementary businesses.

Inc. Magazine's June issue was its annual 'State of Small Business' report, with some interesting insights courtesy of USC Business School's William B. Gartner.

Gartner told Inc. that 'effort and momentum' are key to entrepreneurial success. Keep both going and your business will survive a summertime slump. It may not be as exciting as a big lottery win, but it's a heckuva lot more attainable.

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7 Steps to Make A Blessing Out of A Pest

Written by Irena Whitfield

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4) Closing Sentence - a simple 'Thank you', a polite greeting or something torepparttar effect.

5) Your Name and a Signature and/or P.S.: Some people would be surprised now. I said 'YOUR' Name. Sometimes I wonder: people expecting their first or second or even third child would hardly ever call him or her 'njnlsc', 'hrfci43' or '?'. Or arerepparttar 117790 persons secret agents? Who knows? But one point is definite: these persons are not business persons, they are not professionals. And NEVER will.

6) Subject Line: Allrepparttar 117791 'gurus' tell you that if your email should be noticed and opened at all, your subject line should contain something striking, something different, personalized. I agree BUT I'm going to tell you a secret: I delete immediately every email with Subject line containing my Name, I tell you even more, I've got a filter set on it. And Why? None of business professionals would send out a letter like that.

And similar it should be with email Ezines: I buy my offline magazines. Some online 'marketers' are shocked. How is it they don't contain my Name. No, they don't, and again I have filters on all Ezines, shouting my name all overrepparttar 117792 Issue. I buy, accept and read content. And you will be shocked even more: most ofrepparttar 117793 best Ezines don't ever mention my name at all. Never overdo anything.

7) Keep track of your mail, not to forget who you wrote, about what, and answer your mail. If you send an Email requesting something fromrepparttar 117794 person, offering something andrepparttar 117795 person comes back to you withrepparttar 117796 response you wanted, answer. It's what you wanted, it's what you need - a proper business co-operation, a proper business relationship helping you to build your business. Professional and successful business people do it.

And this item is reallyrepparttar 117797 last: Automated Response is great and vital BUT you should use itrepparttar 117798 proper business way. If your robot or autoresponder replies to your prospect that you will come back torepparttar 117799 person personally as soon as you can, do so.

The Internet seems to be anonymous for many people but it's not and should never be for a proper business person, for a professional netpreneur and for anyone determined to succeed.

So, if you are serious about your business, both offline and online, stop for a minute and go through allrepparttar 117800 old-fashioned and abandoned, traditional business items of our almost forgotten offline world and study them, learn and adopt and USE them. Write fewer emails today and instead ofrepparttar 117801 ones you skip, write a short, proper Email. And two more tomorrow...

Remember: to be successful, to be rich, to be wealthy does not only mean to have money. It means to be a sucessful, wealthy, professional and polite personality. It does not require so much: just forgetrepparttar 117802 get-rich-quick schemes and fast riches and start to work and systematically build your proper, successful business personality, your name, your business helping other people to succeed, helping other people to get what they considerrepparttar 117803 best for themselves and before long you will haverepparttar 117804 money as well.

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