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  • March 25, 2015
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The Dos & Don’ts Of Pitching Your Business Ideas

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There are a number of reasons why you might be wanting to pitch your business idea, maybe you are looking for investment to get your business up and running. It could be a case of wanting to meet new people, make valuable contacts and get your business in front of the right people. Or you could be simply trying to sell your new company and service to a new client who’s interested in your business.

With all this in mind, below is a list of some of the dos and don'ts that you need to consider before delivering your pitch in front of the right people.

The do's and don'ts of pitching your business ideas

What to do:

1. Show a little confidence:

Let’s face it, if you don’t show that you believe in your company how can you expect anybody else to? When you start your own business you have the ability to sell what you are providing in which ever way you see fit. You need to love your idea the most and show enthusiasm. Make everyone feel good about your business and show them how your company can help make their life easier and more fulfilling.

2. Plan, plan and plan some more:

You know the saying, ‘Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail’ and don’t you forget it! If you don’t use your time wisely and prepare then how are you expected to get anywhere? You cannot afford to not use this opportunity to your full advantage. Make sure you have included all the important information in your pitch and explain it in simple terms. People are going to be new to your product so don’t use technical terms and expect them to get it, because they won’t but they will switch off.

3. Practice:

Oh so you think because you have a cleverly devised plan that it is all going to work out just fine? Wrong. You now need to practice. And no I don’t mean to yourself in the mirror. I mean in-front of real people. Family, friends and quite frankly anyone who will listen. The reason being, (hopefully) people will be honest with you and if they don’t understand what you are saying they will point it out so you can sort it before pitching for real.

4. Speaking of honesty…

Be honest. You will more than likely be asked a few questions once your pitch is over and if you don’t know the answer then say you don’t. Then, thank them for raising the issue and you will be looking into it further to find the answer. Panic talking will only show weakness and have people lose faith in your business. You are not going to have all the answers but you can find them to make for a stronger and more successful company.

5. Start with the problem:

Then solve it. Assuming you have done a huge amount of research before setting up your business you will be very aware of what problem you are trying to solve and how your company has the perfect solution. This problem needs to be presented in a way that your audience will relate and identify with. If you have a very specific target market then you need to show how that market needs your business to solve their predicament. Then, go through step by step how your company solves their issues.

What not to do:

1. Don’t be over-confident:

Contrary to what I said earlier being over-confident can kill any chance you have. Pitching your idea is having the opportunity to let people listen to your idea and sell it to them. If you act like their opinion or   approval is irrelevant potential customers will switch off and you will be just another one of many.

2. Speak too much:

Silence shouldn't be seen as a negative. People need time to process all the information you are throwing at them. If you don’t give them that necessary time, they won’t be able to keep up which will only increase the chance of them switching off. Engage with your audience of course, but ensure that you include the necessary breather for them to keep up and ask questions.

3. Overload your pitch:

As well as not speaking too much, you also need to make sure that what you do say counts. Do not overload your pitch with unnecessary details that only complicate what you are trying to say. Clear and precise points are key, starting with the least exciting feature gradually building up to generate interest and excitement in your company.

4. Read from a script:

Improvise. And this is why you need to practice because you don’t want to go in without a clear frame of mind of what needs to be included. Reading from a script appears fake and insincere which isn't going to resonate with your audience. Remember because of this, your pitch may not be the same each time you deliver it, which is a good thing - tailor it to different audiences as this will give it an ‘edge’ over the rest.

5. Be a joker:

But have a sense of humor. Being overly funny is going to poke fun at your business without you necessarily realizing it. You need to find the balance of serious vs playful so you company has authority as well as a personality. Be aware of who you are pitching too but never take yourself too seriously either.

Presenting your pitch isn't going to be easy but it is the perfect opportunity to get your business out there so don’t be afraid, revel in the challenge.

Are you looking forward to pitching your business?

Do you have any tips that you followed to help you when you presented yours?

 

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  • March 24, 2015
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Top Technology Challenges for Small Business Owners

An owner of a small business has to deal with many difficulties, from the competition with larger companies to insufficient funds that affect not only production and marketing campaigns, but also their ability to supply their company with the latest technology. But in order to beat the competition and get your name out there, you will need to invest what you have in new electronic devices that are currently out on the market. Since you are probably financially limited, you need to learn about a couple of challenges that you might encounter on your way to the top, and how to spend your money wisely on new pieces of equipment.

Do Not Rush It

Sometimes, when there is a new electronic device on the market, people rush right that moment to the store to get it, but you can not act so irresponsibly. Once you decide to equip your office, make a list of all the things that you absolutely need in order to advance your company. Another important fact that you have to be aware of is that ‘new’ does not necessarily mean ‘better’. That is why you should always wait after the device is released and hear some feedback from people who have tested it. Sometimes the comments and experiences will be positive, but they often end up being disregarded as just another piece of technology in its series, without many useful upgrades.

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Communication

It is extremely important for a business person to be in constant contact with his partners and customers, and that is why they should always invest in a laptop or a desktop computer with an ssd hard drive that will allow them fast data transfer, a good camera for online Skype conferences, and of course, excellent internet connection. Also, smartphones and tablets are little pieces of equipment that every successful business person should carry around with him all the time. They also need to make sure that they have a good mobile service provider, and a 24 hour internet connection so that they could check their e-mails and social network profiles, at any time and at any place. For this reason investment in a high quality electronics is of great importance, however, traditional face-to-face meetings should not be underestimated.

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Practical Work

As the lack of finances also reflects on their marketing campaign, small businesses most commonly decide to develop digital marketing strategies that do not require large investments. They also need to create a high quality website, where their potential clients can learn more about them, their work, and find contact information. As this is all of crucial importance, your website has to be in order 24/7, but if you can not afford a proper IT expert, and you are not qualified to maintain it yourself, constant crashing of your internet page might pose a huge problem.

Keep Up

Finally, at some point, even if you are fully equipped, that does not mean that you should sit back and relax, at least not for a longer period of time. Technology is developing quite fast, and you need to keep constant track of what is new, and what is out there. Even if you have the latest devices, they will be labeled as ‘outdated’ and you will fall behind your competitors.

Especially at the beginning of their career, small business owners might struggle to make ends meet, what lowers their chance of investing in high quality technology. However, if they know what to expect, and what kind of problems might occur, they can plan their expenses in advance, and if they spend wisely, they can equip themselves with whatever they need in no time.

Author Dan Radak is a web hosting security professional with ten years of experience. He currently works with a number of companies in the field of online security, closely collaborating with a couple of e-commerce companies. He is also a co-author on several technology websites.

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Spring Is Here

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Love This Live

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Fivenson Studios had the opportunity to work with two amazing artists on the album cover for the song 'Love This Life' featuring Vmax & Kindora Camp. The song is available on iTunes

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Cabrera Vs Haney


Angel Cabrera vs Haney

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Top two amateur flyweights in Michigan! Joey Haney Vs Angel Cabrera

March 21st at Easter Michigan University

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day

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The Vast Potential of Online Business

Internet today is a digital medium that supports vast network of online businesses. Not unlike the telephones 50 years ago, staying on top of the competition and following the current trends in impossible without Internet. Not only does it improve the actual management strategies, but it also opens an infinite potential for advancement and taking marketing possibilities on a brand new level. Here are some of ideas and options which could be observed as general directions of Internet based organization.

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A Huge Mobile Bulletin Board

The fist and the foremost advantage is that you can use Internet to tell people about your business. They can now google for your company name or some keywords your business is related to. You can either make your own website or use social media for promotion among the enormous number of users. The decision which suit to follow is based on the nature and size of your business. If you run a large scale retail company with an established brand and well-developed business strategy, a website is probably what you need.

Channels like Social Media

On the other hand, smaller businesses like a car wash service, or a florist are more likely to attract a large number of followers on social media then on a dedicated website, and justification of spending time and resources on managing a website would be brought into question. Either way or another, once your name is established online, it will result in increase in demand for your services and products, but also your revenue. By going online you can also connect let other businesses that you are there. Eventually you can connect with them and arrange joint promotions other and cost-saving strategies.

Reach to Every Corner

Maybe the greatest benefit of Internet as a medium is that it’s free. It connects more people than any other media in history, allowing your business to reach the hearts and minds of people outside what you would normally call your business environment. For example, if your business needs to employ network design consultants, and you find that they are unavailable or not cost-effective in your town or state, you can look for them online, together with reading their recommendations and previous work history.

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 Smart and Fast Correspondence

Among the steady stream of new platforms for online communication across the devices, e-mail is still the number one and the most important channel of online business communication. And not without a reason. The letter-form allows the sender to think before compiling an intelligent and concise message that will convey good will and mutual understanding whatever its content might be. Then three are proofing tools and translation options, but maybe the most important advantage is that the receiver gets time to think about a reply. And still the correspondence can take seconds to complete.

Benefit of Outsourcing

Effective and strategically planned IT outsourcing is the way for cutting the costs and improving the quality of your product or services. In addition you are building your private internet of contacts and businesses across the borders, while investing in new skills and improving your brand’s online rating.

About the author: Dan Radak is a web hosting security professional with ten years of experience. He currently works with a number of companies in the field of online security, closely collaborating with a couple of e-commerce companies. He is also a coauthor on several technology websites

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Responsive Design

With mobile devices it is even more important to keep attention of users, than it is with people who visit regular websites. Failing to understand the importance of responsive design will ultimately lead to the loss of mobile users. If you want to encourage your users to visit your website, there are a few trends in responsive design that will mark the year 2015.

The keystone of responsive web design (RWD) is that it changes in size to fit the device that is viewing it. In near future more and more people will be using mobile devices for browsing the web. This is the reason why websites today are switching to responsive design.

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Adaptive delivery

In the last few years, websites with responsive design were bugged with longer loading problems, as different codes were being used for tablets, computers and mobiles. New technologies, however, have made it possible to avoid this problem and secure faster loading of your content. Adaptive Delivery technology enables the device detection and loading of different types of HTML and CSS coding, accordingly. This solution ensures that content and images will be loaded promptly, making responsive design ideal for users who have limited attention span.

A new job profile emerging

One feature of responsive design is that it involves different variations on several platforms, which then require analysts to manage them. Responsive design analysts is sure to be an important job profile for serious organizations in near future. This job will also benefit web hosting companies, as will include finding a perfect balance between responsiveness and information, not unlike the one of mobile editors or emerging platforms editors.

Keeping the content simple

One for the reasons behind the popularity of responsive design is because it is mobile friendly. With the increase in number of people browsing the web and looking the websites on their mobile devices, rather than on computes, simplification of content is a trend of the future. We mustn’t forget that unlike regular web users, mobile users are often looking for very specific information. If you simplify the content, it will be more accessible for the users, who will in return appreciate the faster time they needed to reach the wanted information. In other words, their experience of your site will surge.

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Frameworks backing up RWD

RWD frameworks are tools that help designers craft sites that are visually rich and still use simple interfaces, by offering them sets of scripts and standards. There is a large set of templates that can be adapted to needs of different types if users. In addition these aspects can still be possible together with stunning content. Some examples of responsive framework are Gumby, Bootstrap, and Get UI Kit.

Simpler emailing experience

While responsive design is ideal concept for web publishing, it is less perfect for email marketing. A recent study has brought up that although at least 50 per cent of users use mobile devices for opening their emails, responsive design still hasn’t encouraged more conversations or even responses. Still, making the email content fit the users’ screens is important nonetheless. There are other options for the, aside from responsive design. First, you may simplify your template, ensuring that its width in not more than 600 pixels. Second, buttons and ling should be easy to click, no matter if the users are using their thumbs or styluses.

The latest technologies and developments will continue to be the mainstay of responsive web design in 2015. Understanding their increased complexity on the ground level, response design analysts will have to bring your website ahead of the curve. The benefits of their joint endeavors will be more effective brand connecting with users. In addition, there is an increased room for collecting data, which has always been one of the pillars of business growth and brand connecting.

About the author: Dan Radak is a web hosting security professional with ten years of experience. He currently works with a number of companies in the field of online security, closely collaborating with a couple of e-commerce companies. He is also a coauthor on several technology websites.

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Happy Valentine’s Day

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Valentines is better with good designs. Thanks to everyone reading and sharing.You are the key to our success. Have a great day! Happy Valentine's Day

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