What Will Be a Hot Business in 2009?

For some time now that I have been looking ahead into 2009. What will be a hot industry to get into? Last week I think I finally found it.

Last week I read the book “Why You’re DUMB, SICK, & BROKE . . . and How to Get SMART, HEALTHY & RICH” written by Randy Gage. In this book Randy Gage explains why the corporate world, traditional businesses, and the Rat Race will keep people dumb, sick, and broke.

In this book he devotes a chapter to some of the hottest businesses today and they are:

1] Real Estate

2] Network Marketing

3] Information Entrepreneur

There is much to talk about the first two but I would like to focus on the third option – becoming an information entrepreneur.

The beauty of an information entrepreneur is that anyone can become one. The concept is that everyone knows something about something. So why not turn that into a profitable business?

What are the steps that an Information entrepreneur needs to take in order to become known, accepted and successful?

1] Today in the world of Social Media it is critical that you set up a website or blog promoting your ideas, promoting your information. The more information you share the more you will become known and focus your efforts on building an audience. You audience are those who will be coming back to your blog or website for more of your information. They are thirsty for your information.

This will get you credibility on the World Wide Web.

2] Never ever leave out your local market. Work local – think global. For an information entrepreneur it’s always good to start from home/ local area and then to work your way out. Becoming known in your local market will help you reach other markets.

How can you become known in your local market?

– Start meetings

– Promote your self as a guest speaker

– Volunteer to speak!

– Start mastermind groups

– Business cards

– Brochures

– Consulting services

– Coaching programs

– Public seminars

Your success in your local market will much depend on how you brand yourself. Do you have the best customer service? Do you dress properly? Are always prepared? Be creative!

3] Developing products is also an important tool when building your information business.

Product ideas include:

– E-books

– Magazines

– Cd’s

– Videos

– Use your imagination!

Once you have developed your product – it is now time to promote it. Learn how you can get others to promote your product [affiliate marketing]. This is very important as it will give you the leverage that will help you increase sales.

4] Most important: You need to spend time on a daily basis educating yourself and staying ahead of the curve in your field. As you are establishing yourself as the ultimate expert it is critical that you be up to date with the latest news, changes and developments in your industry.

At the end of the day your goal should be that people will see you as the ultimate resource. You will see that the more up-to-date you are the more people will see you as the ultimate resource in your field!

How to Grow Your Business With Intelligent Automation

Staying relevant and cutting edge in the business world is a struggle for businesses in any industry. Technology, including intelligent automation, is continually evolving. Businesses must change with it in order to be competitive and successful in our current macroeconomic world. The use of intelligent automation tools can help grow your business and improve how your business operates, reducing your operating costs while improving your production time.

Reducing Human Error

One of the most important benefits that intelligent automation brings to any business is the reduction of human error in the work place. People are naturally affected by their daily lives and outside influences. If a worker, for example, came into work tired or unwell, his or her job performance will likely suffer, the risk of human error becoming greater. Automation software cannot be affected by time of day, mood, lack of sleep, etc., allowing it to be completely consistent in performing the task it was programmed to do.

Additionally, humans need to be taught new tasks and require practice in order to master them, robotic process automation can be updated and perform the tasks instantly.

In terms of business benefits, utilizing intelligent automation tools ensures performance consistency that will ultimately improve the overall quality of work, also allowing human workers to focus on higher priority and more important issues that require critical thinking.

Keeping Jobs Local

Employers have often ventured overseas to hire workers in other countries who can then perform basic tasks at a reduced wage, when compared to local employees. The bottom line can be better for these employers in the short-term, though working with outsourced employees means sending money overseas and trying to manage workers on another continent. Typically, over the long-term businesses that outsource overseas can experience unforeseen issues and costs due to the complications with depending on a foreign workforce.

With outsourced jobs being performed by intelligent automation tools businesses can focus on hiring skilled workers from the local market for the upper levels of the workforce.

Return on Investment

Perhaps the most intimidating factor in implementing intelligent automation within your business is the upfront cost. Putting money into something new is not a leap everyone wants to make. Intelligent automation, however, is not a gamble. Research shows that companies who use are able to automate around half of their tasks, increasing process time by fifty percent. Completing tasks more quickly means companies can take on more tasks without spending additional time on them. Depending on the industry, having jobs done quickly can mean increased revenue.

If performing redundant tasks quickly and accurately will not improve your company’s revenue, just simply utilizing automation tools certainly will. Such tools do not need pay, employee benefits, and can work overtime, the return of investment becomes apparent when considering all the expenses intelligent automation does not require.

Intelligent automation tools offer businesses unparalleled levels of productivity, efficiency, and value. Companies will want to avoid the risk of falling behind by adapting with the modern technology, the advantages of utilizing intelligent automation tools can lead companies to developing new business strategies they could have never even possibly conceived of previously.

Facebook Business Page Setup… The Quickest Way to Fuel Your Business Growth!

According to Facebook there are over 2.5 billion monthly users. Facebook is the largest social media network in the WORLD! In fact, 85% of consumers trust reviews that are posted online as much as personal recommendations according to Bright Local. And that it takes seven read reviews before a customer trusts a business.

Additionally, a 2017 study, it was found that 57% of consumers say that social media influences their shopping decisions. Out of that 57%, 44% said that Facebook of all social media platforms was most influential.

Keep reading as we walk you though a step- by- step easy to follow Facebook setup guide. You can have your Facebook business page up and running in 15 minutes- 30 minutes top!

Step#1. Log-in to Facebook.com/business this will take you to “Create a Page” viewed at the top. You’ll be greeted with several business type options including local business or place, brand or product, and cause or community. Select the type of Facebook business description idea you’re making the business page for. (which is your category) Click on get started

Step #2. After choosing your category, you should see the page below. Just fill in your information based on the choices you made. Input your business page name and category. As you start typing suggestions will populate. Choose the closest related business description. Type in your business profile information.

Step #3:

Add your Business Logo or a personal photo for your Facebook cover page. If you are branding yourself, as I am, then a personal photo of your choice will suffice. However, once you click “upload photo” it will ask if you want to set up your business page for appointment booking. It will look like the page below. If you click on “not now” it continues to upload your image. (The example photo is the next photo)

Step#4. Click on “upload photo” there you should see the image you uploaded. Next, Facebook will direct you to optimize your page.

In the little box, Facebook is requesting that you send a request to your friends to like your page. You can also click on the view all button and it will populate all the likes from your personal Facebook page.

Inviting your personal likes to your business page will give you a jumpstart on promoting your page. Moreover, it’s the gateway to the Facebook vanity URL vault. This hidden advantage becomes accessible when you reach 25 business page likes.

Step#5. Click on Settings, then General, next Publish this Page… Finish! That’s all to it. You built your Facebook page for your small business, a major step toward building your brand hence growing your business!

Now the real work begins!!!

Your Facebook page is up,it’s time to share your page with friends and family. Likened this to opening up a brick and mortar. Plan your grand opening so that your target market know that you’re open for business.

Furthermore keep in mind there are a few other tactics you’ll have to learn. Optimization, promotion, and content creation is among the first. If you think about your page as an extension of your business you’ll do just fine.

Lastly, like with any new strategy, there is always a learning curve. Keeping that in mind be sure to read the other Facebook marketing post at our website.