According to statistics, half of all new businesses fail in their first year. For those that survive, only five percent will remain standing by their fifth year. The reason that so many businesses fail is that new owners have a great idea but not much more. If you want to be one of the five percent, here’s what you’ll need to do:
Last week we brought you a series of great articles that highlighted our picks to build, grow and nurture your business. Thank you to all who responded with such enthusiasm! If you missed that post, you can read it here.
With the Holiday Season approaching we’ve decided that this week would be a perfect time to share a few holiday tips, tricks and DIY resources for marketing throughout the Christmas season. Is your business ready for the incredible opportunities on the horizon?
I read a lot. It’s hard not to when there are so many fabulous resources out there to help build, grow and nurture your business. Just one quick Google search will put incredible knowledge at your finger tips. Then add your email to a blog subscription or two (like ours for example) and viola! Easy endless hours of reading material to launch your business into absolute awesomeness! And hey, if you don’t have the time to do the searching don’t worry…
The role of design in the success of your business depends on how much of an impression you wish to make on a client. Design has everything to do with the business, from conception of ideas to presenting the ideas as a whole. You need brilliant design to capture a client’s attention. Then, you need to keep that attention for the duration of your partnership. In addition to being attention-grabbing, design is pertinent in presenting an overall professional feel to your business. Without a solid plan, your business could easily fall apart. You will want to execute a flow of design in every step of the business. So, follow these tips for keeping design relevant to the success of your business!
This is the part two of an article by artist and workshop leader Amelia Critchlow. You can read How to turn your creative skill into a business ~ part one here.
11. Be visible: once you are up and running you need to be visible: on the net, in magazines, via business cards, by adverts in local shops, libraries, centres, tell people. You won’t sell or get work if people don’t know you are there. So tell the world in whatever format you feel comfortable! Network like crazy on the net, leaving comments on other blogs, guest posting, doing give-aways and so on.