Where is your website? Why is it invisible? We can help you be seen.

Written by malcolm james pugh

The Questions

Its amazing how many businesses have spent good money on website design and still are getting little or no return on this investment. Try answering these simple questions.

How much have you spent on you website? Maybe 5,000 ($10,000) or have you gone forrepparttar all singing all dancing 15,000 ($30,000) site with animated pictures, frames and rolling pages. Butrepparttar 140390 question remains - what business benefit are you deriving from your site?

How much more business are you getting because you have your website? Can you quantify and trackrepparttar 140391 incremental business you have received forrepparttar 140392 investment you have made.

When you search on what you consider a key word or phrase associated withrepparttar 140393 products/services that you provide, where does your site appear inrepparttar 140394 page rankings? Try Google, MSN and Yahoo, and try and find your site. If you are not onrepparttar 140395 first page, ask yourselfrepparttar 140396 question - how many people searching for my key word/phrase will bother going torepparttar 140397 second page of results?

.Now look atrepparttar 140398 companies that are getting a high position inrepparttar 140399 results - do you know why this is? These organisations are your key competitors and are taking business off you every day ofrepparttar 140400 week, in fact its 24/7 becauserepparttar 140401 net is always available acrossrepparttar 140402 globe. The Answers

The answer to this problem is quite simple. You have paid for someone to design a pretty website, not get you ontorepparttar 140403 first page ofrepparttar 140404 results page. But its even worse than that, some ofrepparttar 140405 techniques they have used to make your site look nice may actually reduce your ability to be seen. Yes, that's right you have paid good money to become anonymous to your customers!

Ten Effective Ways To Reduce Your Business Costs

Written by Dan Brown

Business cost can make or break a business when your just starting out. Here's 10 simple yet powerful ideas to make surerepparttar cost of doing business...does not put you out of business. 1. Barter If you have a business you should be bartering goods and services with other businesses. You should try to trade for something before you buy it. Barter deals usually require little or no money.

2. Network Try networking your business with other businesses. You could trade leads or mailing lists. This will cut down on your marketing and advertising costs. You may also try bartering goods and services with them.

3. Wholesale/Bulk Buy your business supplies in bulk quantities. You could get a membership at a wholesale warehouse or buy them through a mail order wholesaler. Buy repparttar 140389 supplies you are always running out of.

4. Free Stuff You should try visitingrepparttar 140390 thousands of freebie sites onrepparttar 140391 internet before buying your business supplies. You can find free software, graphics, backgrounds, online business services etc.

5. Borrow/Rent Have you ever purchased business equipment you only needed for a small period of time? You could have just borrowedrepparttar 140392 equipment from someone else or rentedrepparttar 140393 equipment from a "rent-all" store.

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