7 Business Secrets of Successful Communications

Your communication strategy is vital to the success of your business, and starts long before you decide what you will say once the phone rings. It starts by selecting the right phone system that will meet the unique needs of your business. But how do you know if the system you select will deliver what you need?


How To Be More Successful in Your Business

by:  Curt Beavers


Photo Courtesy: Gumbo Gallery, Pensacola, Florida

Have you ever felt like you’re just going through the motions? That you’re not really moving forward in your business, but instead just spinning your wheels? It takes a conscious effort to be effective in your business, and do what must be done to not only get the daily stuff done, but also to grow. Here are some tips for overcoming apathy in your business, and being more effective.

Realize that it’s up to you. No one else is as invested in the growth of your business as you are. So identify the growth goals that you have for your business, and write them down. Once you know where you want to go, identify the daily activities you must do to achieve those goals, and make sure you do them. No one else is going to do it for you. If you want to grow and be more effective in your business, it’s up to you to map out the direction you want to go, and do what must be done.


How to Buy an Existing Business

There are many favorable aspects to buying an existing business such as an existing customer base, a team of employees and drastic reduction in startup costs. You may be able to jump start your cash flow immediately because of existing inventory and receivables.

But there are also some downsides to buying an existing business. Purchasing cost may be much higher than the cost of starting a new business exactly because the initial business concept, customer base, brand and other fundamental work has already been done. Also, be aware of hidden problems associated with the business (like debts the business is owed that you may not be able to collect).