Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Weddings: A Lucrative Business

When people get married they generally prepare a lot of budget for everything. While statistics show that there are quite many divorces and annulments, people essentially think this will happen once in a lifetime only. That is why they go all out with the expenses. All brides want the best dress. The couple wants the best food and entertainment. Aside from that the wedding expenses also include the flowers, photography, videography and many more.

As a budding entrepreneur you should find this as an opportunity. While it may be hard to cater all these services, you can find your niche and concentrate on that. If you are good at organizing and coordinating events, you can act as a planner and coordinator as well. Best of all, if you are good and become the best in your niche you can command a higher price because couples would be ready to spend on their wedding. This is an emotional cost to them more than really an economical one.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Internet Marketing Imperative!

Internet marketing is now a part and parcel of marketing. If you want to succeed, you have to go to where your customers will see you. Where else are you going to find everyone these days but on the Internet.

If you have a bookstore, you should advertise it online. And the good news is there are ways to keep marketing rather low budget, thanks to social networks. There's Multiply and Facebook, for instance. Twitter, of course, can be a effective way to do it too.

Blogs are also a great way to showcase your bookstore. You could feature new books and good sellers. You could also give out reviews on your blogs and websites. That could be a good start already.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Capitalizing on Your Client's Needs

Resorts earn well when there are many guests. The more bookings they have the better. But resorts can actually earn more from auxiliary income if they cater to some of the other needs of their guests. For example, guests who are on vacation love to use the pool to have fun and to relax. If there are kids, their kids would probably need inflatable pool tubes. Others would need goggles. They would perhaps need pool balls to play with.

If these facilities are available, their guests would surely appreciate it. They will not even mind paying a fee to rent them. These are just small fees, of course. But when the resort sums the earnings on these things at the end of the year, it would be a big help in covering some of the overhead expenses.

Monday, July 21, 2008

The Great Restaurant Potential

Food and restaurant seems a good topic to go back to. One cannot over stress the importance of the ambiance of the place. Once people come to appreciate the mood that your restaurant exudes, they will really keep on coming back to your place no matter how far it is. And if you offer great food with the great atmosphere, your restaurant will definitely have the potential of great hit.

Of course, you must really market your restaurant to the public. First, you must introduce your restaurant to everybody. You must make it be known that such a restaurant exists. If you have a theme for your restaurant then you have to introduce your restaurant as such.

But then you also have to consider which market segment you want to target. This would dictate how you would place your ads and other marketing efforts. On it also depends your positioning for your restaurant.

While this is not a comprehensive list for opening and running a restaurant, this hopefully provided some tips and reminders to all budding entrepreneurs and restaurateurs out there.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Kids Buy What They See

It’s really easy to catch the attention of the kids. Let’s say, you are selling toys. Just place some really nice and eye catching ads between their favorite shows and your toys will be a hit.

Of course, your products must also be good. It must look very nice and attractive. Another thing of course is that the toy must have a defining feature that’s unique or at least attractive to the kids. Boys, for example, love cars. You can start with this premise and think of something that will make the little boys want to buy what you are selling.

When kids start seeing them always and they get hooked to the toy, there will be no stopping them from asking their moms and dads for one. And more often than not, parents would oblige, if not right away, at least eventually.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Great Location! Great Attraction!

Everybody is almost always in the mood for a romantic dinner. Even when people are not with their boyfriends or girlfriends, they just love being in a nice restaurant. They love being in a very relaxing ambiance. That is why the location is always important.

If you are planning to build a restaurant, you should always pick your location carefully. From the moment they arrive the place, they should feel relaxed already. Here’s an example. The restaurant is located in the middle of the beach. As soon as people get to the place, they can immediately gaze to the waters and if their timing is right, the sunset too. The sea breeze is there to cool them from the hot day they just had. With a great location, people would always find going to your restaurant fun and relaxing.

This is not to say that location is everything though. You also have to serve delicious food. The delight of being served great food begins with a nice presentation so you should put great efforts in it too. What’s important is that you make dining in your restaurant as enjoyable as possible. So whether it is to impress their loved ones, to kindle romance in their relationship or just to enjoy good food and ambiance, they will always be back if they find what they are looking for in your place.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Reaching Out to Customers

Every business needs to reach out to customers. You as the owner or perhaps your staff should see to it that you have a way of reaching your clients. It should be standard procedure to take not only the names but also contact numbers and even email addresses of clients. You should get them from new customers so you can promote your business to them. And you have the more reason to collect contact info from repeat customers. Since you know that they already like your products or services it would be easier to sell them new products or services in the future.

You would also need to have such information to inform your clients when their orders are ready. There would be clients who forget about their orders. And there would be some that for whatever reasons need some reminding before they collect their orders. If you have their contact numbers, you can simply give them a call and tell them politely that their order is ready. This way the money of your business will roll faster. It won’t get stuck in uncollected orders and inventory.

As a business, you should be aggressive in getting to your customers. You should not wait for them to come to you. Instead you should give them a nudge so they will come to you quicker. And for promotions, you have to give them a reason to need your products and services. They will surely appreciate your business if you are constantly providing them with what they need.