How often do you spend your time in front of the TV watching the exciting football match? Maybe you are even one of the lucky ones who gets to see their favourite football team live on stadium. Isn’t it amazing how a football club can keep its fame and fans for years? That surely isn’t an easy task. Every time when they get out into the field players must try to fulfil the wishes of their coach, the club and the fans who are watching them with faith and hope. That surely is a lot of pressure. Fortunately, they are richly rewarded for...

Sales, marketing and business in general is about people. People are about communication and communication is about language. If you want to succeed in business, you have to be able to talk the talk. In order for a lead to become a prospect – and eventually a sale – that relationship has to be nurtured. The best place to start is by gaining a clear definition of the two terms and how they relate to each other. This guide will help you understand the difference between a lead and a prospect. It is generally accepted that leads...

You could be forgiven for assuming that the world is more dangerous than ever before – especially for children. It seems that every day we are assailed with images and stories of children coming to harm. Child safety has become so pressing a concern that it’s now common for parents to prohibit their children from licking cake batter off spoons, for fear that the uncooked eggs might cause them to contract salmonella. There is a great deal, it seems, to be worried about. There are a number of reasons to doubt this narrative, however....

It’s a strange new world When I was growing up, people (read: men) would gather in a central place (read: bar) to watch whatever sporting events were on. They would be dressed in their team’s jerseys and it would almost feel like you were at the stadium: the pensive mood before an important play, the loud instructions to the players on the screen (yet they know the players cannot hear them… beats me to date), the yelling at the referees and the jubilation when ‘their’ team won. Strangers would be best of friends for the night...

As a small business, it can be very tempting to open an ecommerce store. However, opening one is not as simple as one might think. Professionals have learnt from past experiences and discovered that both individuals and small businesses alike tend to make certain mistakes. Here are the five biggest mistakes made when starting an ecommerce website and how to avoid making them. Not Realizing How Much Work Is Involved Many people think that setting up e-commerce websites is a simple process. Thinking once they get the website design set...

Mobile commerce (m-commerce) is a kind of e-trade directed through cell phones, for example, cellular telephones, individual computerized collaborators and other cell phones with a wireless connection- including cell phones (iPhone, Google Android), tablets (iPad, Amazon Kindle) and net books. Whilst m-commerce open doors for selling on the web, mobile marketing can be utilized to develop your online span – with the goal that clients can communicate with your brand whilst moving. Mobile marketing is a practice that permits your...

Building a new home is more complicated than buying an existing one, and nowadays, people spend much time in thinking whether to build a new home or to buy an old one. Many important factors make people worry about building a new house. Most of people do not show their willingness about building a new house, because they think that it would take too much time and probably put load of some extra cost. That is the reason why people are leaned more towards the concept of buying an existing house than thinking of how to build a house. However,...

Are you planning on starting a business? If so, you will soon be joining the ranks of other entrepreneurs determined to take more control of their lives! Working for yourself is an exciting and rewarding prospect. It’s something that only those with a real entrepreneurial spirit succeed in doing. You will doubtless have spent some time researching the ins and outs of starting up a new business. But one thing you might know be sure of is how to keep your costs down during those crucial early stages. The good news is that, today, you...

It’s thought that within the first few years of starting up, 50% of all businesses will fail. Of course, they can’t all succeed, and the market decides which will blossom and which will flounder. But surely this is a statistic that we can change. Businesses need to flourish if the country and the world is going to progress and return to pre-crisis prosperity. It’s always been difficult for those businesses opening their doors for the first time. There’s no sense in pretending that there are easy answers and solutions because there...