Author Archives: Artsyani

5 Quick Networking Tips

networking tips

Networking is one of the most important skills you can develop. When people ask me “Hey Anik, what’s the key to your success?” The simplest answer I give is, “my network.” Over the years, I’ve been blessed with a network that is filled with positive, successful people. Because of my network, I have a tremendous number of assets at my ... Read More »

4 Business Loan Alternatives for Your Company

Business loans are typical solutions to different problems. A business line of credit can be used to expand production, meet payroll or gain discounts for bulk purchases. Term loans allow you to buy equipment, company vehicles or refinance existing debt. However, many entrepreneurs do not qualify for financing. There are several reasons for this, which include: l  Industry (Bars, Restaurants, ... Read More »

Need Startup Capital? Try the Syndicate!

Capital is crucial to the success of any business. In many instances, capital is the first tangible roadblock the would-be entrepreneur must overcome. Some choose bootstrapping; others borrow on their credit cards, and an intrepid few seek out angel investors and vulture (I mean venture) capitalists. Fewer still, are sought out by VC’s and angel investors. Many entrepreneurs are reluctant ... Read More »

How to Stay Productive when Travelling for Business

If you are in a job that requires a lot of travel then there’s often the temptation to treat that travel time as downtime. However, even when you’re away from the office or on some kind of transport, it’s possible to stay productive. The right tools If you arm yourself with the right tools then it’s going to be much ... Read More »

Customer Service Tips for new Businesses

Starting a new business can be daunting enough without having to worry about whether or not your customer service is up to scratch. It’s important that you have a customer service plan in place before you customers even need your support. This means that when the first issue arises, you’re able to deal with it swiftly and efficiently. Schedule time ... Read More »

Ideal Customer Profiling – Why It’s Essential to Small Business Success

Ask many small business owners who their target audience is and they will say ‘everyone’.What this often means is that they really don’t know. Defining your audience is an important thing to do in order to grow your business – and one of the most effective ways to do this is to create an Ideal Customer Profile. Creating Your Ideal ... Read More »

Top 10 Social Media Blunders that can Easily Drive you Crazy

With all the significance attached to social media platforms, it has become very important for individuals to maintain a good social media persona. If you look at the social media accounts of celebrities, you’ll find how beautifully they’ve maintained the same. Although social media appears as a “Happy ride” for people of all age groups, using it in a wrong ... Read More »

Presentation Is Key – Your First Trade Show

When setting up a display at an event it’s half the battle one if your stall is aesthetically pleasing to the eye. Customers are going to be enticed by a good-looking display that crisp and clean, with simple and comprehensible signs. Nothing too complicated, and no stale coffee cups and sandwich wrappers on the edge of the table. Banner Up ... Read More »

Understanding File Types From Your Designer

Are you a new business owner ready to get your name out there? One of the exciting steps you’ll take on this journey is creating the Brand, or image for your company. Get ready to meet your creative designer! If this is your first time, you may find yourself frustrated by the amount of new things that you’ll be introduced ... Read More »

Seven Sicknesses of Financial Management

Every business owner understands that cash flow is the lifeblood of his business. It follows that maintaining a healthy business means ensuring that cash flow is not interrupted because, interruption spells the death of the enterprise. Sound financial management is the key to maintain optimum cash flows. However, as businesses grow, customer relations become paramount, supply chains and vendor relations ... Read More »

Top 3 Mistakes to Avoid When Starting Your Business

When starting up my small business I thought I had it all sorted, at least it was in my mind. I had covered the bases that I believed were needed; choosing the right sector and then making sure I had the right levels of insurance for myself and my small amount of employees. However, there were many learning curves along ... Read More »

How Do You Know When the Time is Right to Outsource?

When running a start-up, it can feel like you’re having to be all things all of the time. This is normal, and a necessity in the early days when budgets are tight and you haven’t yet built up a reliable network to tap into. As your business grows, you may want to consider outsourcing. Outsourcing makes a lot of sense. ... Read More »