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5 Qualities of an Effective Brochure

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Brochures are hard copy materials used in marketing. Despite the increase in online marketing and other channels, it remains to be a popular strategy. An effective brochure is one that can bring in a good response. As the cost of producing brochures can be high, they should be highly efficient. Clients expect you to be accountable and trust-able. Your brochures should be able to convey that. They should show you in a positive image. A good brochure has the following qualities.

  1. A clear message

Your brochure must deliver the underlying message in the right way. It should have a compelling message. The elements must be designed around it. You should understand your customers and send the right message. You should determine which message will appeal to them. The entire brochure is built on the basis of the message it carries. If the message is compelling, you can relax yourself on other strategies.

You can talk with your customers and salespeople. This will help you understand what your customers want. Finding out what is important for your customers will help deliver the right message.

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10 Ways To Get More Leads For Your Business

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There is one common desire that all Business owners have. It is to generate as many qualified leads as possible. Leads are directly proportional to your sales and you should be ready to do anything and everything you can to boost your sales. Here are few ways that can help you generate more leads for your business.

  1. Blog

The results of blogging can be experienced on a mid to long –term basis. A blog is an effective way to inform and educate prospective clients. It helps you attract customers by showing your business in a favourable light.

Give relevant and valuable content to your readers. You can also conduct a research study and publish it in your blog. This will let people know your expertise and value. You should also remember to keep your blog up to date and relevant.

  1. Referrals

Referrals are considered to be the best way to generate leads. Nothing works better than the trust you gain by the word of mouth. You need to improve the referrals from your clients. You can ask for referrals and also provide referral discounts for your clients.

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How to Choose the Best Business Card Design for Your Company

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best-business-card-design-01Business cards may have lost their original place in marketing, but are still considered an integral part of business meetings and follow up. They help make a good impression on your prospective clients. But a namesake business card among a hundred similar cards will not be of much help for you. If your card does not stand out from the crowd, it has a high chance of ending up in the trash. Here are a few tips on how you can choose the best business card design for your company.

Don’t take the easy route

Your business card gives out the first impression of your company. So don’t be cheap with these cards. Avoid showing any information on the card that makes it look cheap. Do not choose from a set of templates either. All these will hamper the professional look of your card. Show your sincerity in the business by spending some time and effort into your business card design. Be willing to invest for your card. Hire a professional designer if you are inexperienced in designing the card.

Make it memorable

Get creative and make your card have at least one trait that will make it memorable. Your business card should reflect your company’s attitude. Hence, choose a design that goes well with your company’s image. An innovative start up can choose an abstract design while a well established concern may choose a classic design with just their logo.

Ensure your design is unique and cool. It should be able to make people more curious about your company.

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Don’t overdo it

While trying to make your card unique, you should also remember to make it convenient to use. Try to stick to the standard sizes and conventions. Make it compatible to use with card scanners and card holders. If you want to try out some new size or shape, you may have to sacrifice convenience.

Some options you need to consider while designing cards are

  • Text and image placement
  • Simple images
  • Font color and style
  • Shadings and underlines

Make sure the information is not crowded and is legible. It is recommended to include only the necessary details in the card. Include only essential information like Primary contact details and website address. Taglines and mottos need not be included. If needed, such information can be printed on the back side of the card.

Avoid going for shock value; It may give a memorable value to your card but may leave a bad impression on the receiver. Keep your card simple and well organised.

Select the right material

The material you select for the card is also important. It gives a unique feel to your card. The choice of material also depends upon your needs and requirements. A simple paper card may be suitable for a particular situation, but may appear to be too conventional in other settings. You have various options for selecting the card material. Some people use cards made of wood, plastic or metal.

You can also include embossments, rounded edges, folds, engravings and unusual shapes. Though including these tactile elements are costly, you can make use of these features if you find them worthy and suitable for your design theme.

Why Should You Invest In A Unique And High Quality Business Card?

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There is a need for business card even in this modern age. It is neither just an expense nor an old way. It is still used as a formal way to share contacts. Cards have a better success rate too. They may not be the latest thing, but are still working great.

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Some of the ways cards are widely used are:

  • They are shared during meetings.
  • Swapped during networking events
  • Exchanged during informal meetings and talks.
  • Included in thank you notes
  • Given along with promotional packets.

The above samples are just a few ways on how you may end up receiving a card. But receiving too many cards can be a burden too. All of them will look alike and similar. Difference in color does not attract the receivers. Low quality cards may also be disliked by the receivers. They also lower the professional look of a card.

But sometimes we all get attracted to a certain card. It stands out from the crowd. It may have a unique design, paper type or finish. The creativity of the card design may attract the receiver. Such cards are able to make an impact.

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Does Your Company Need a Mobile App?

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With the growing ecosystem of mobiles and tablets, apps have become the face of computing. From large web sites to micro blogs to mobile friendly sites, SMEs are now banking on the app ecosystem to grow their businesses. Small businesses are looking for a wider and easy reach and apps help them achieve it. They get to the clients easily without making efforts in to marketing. With an SEO optimized mobile app, it is easy to get listed in the play store. Further apps have the flexibility of engaging customers with in –app purchases and subscriptions for revenue generation of the company. But is always app achieves what the businesses want to do? How do we decide if a business really needs an app? We will have few strategies and key factors that need to be considered before you decide your business needs a mobile app.

Evaluate the potential

Apps no doubt have greater reach and an immense potential to shoot up your margins. All an app needs is a mobile device which is handy. And mobiles are everywhere in the present world. With a smart data connection on it, the app can easily connect to your site. If there is no app, then the customer will have to have a PC or a laptop and needs to connect to the internet. Then typing your website is another pain if the name is not easily known or if it is not SEO capable. App eases the pain at the customer to access you. That is the first key to market your business. Evaluate the accessibility of your business by the customers. Evaluate how the app will simplify it.

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How to Use LinkedIn Effectively

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LinkedIn is one of the most powerful tools for individuals and businesses. It is not just a professional social website, but a platform for networking. It is used by large corporations. It has grown enormously to a near 350 million users. With its powerful features, LinkedIn can help you unravel the mysteries of your reach in professional network. It has catapulted as a social media to a powerful hiring and a reference platform. With its content sharing feature, LinkedIn has moved to a knowledge base that helps like-minded professional to share. In this article, few ways are listed to show you how LinkedIn can be used to reap its potential.

Create your public profile

This is the first and foremost things to get you marketed on the internet. With a public profile, LinkedIn lets you to have an identity in the social media. You can customize your public profile with pictures, a jazzy title, and other fields such as education, experiences to display to the wider audience. The public profile also allows you to list down your professional certifications and publications which are quite valuable for headhunters.

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5 Invoicing and Accounting Tools for New Entrepreneurs

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Business is all about numbers. More importantly, how the numbers are presented. Dealing with numbers is a job that requires skill and nuance. Stock analysts and accountants are more valued due to their skills in dealing with the figures. The company’s profit and loss reports linked up with investor stock value. A misrepresentation of the value leads into several problems including, devaluation, brand loss and other legal issues. It is essential that the books of a company are kept clean and clear. There are consultants like PwC, Morgan etc. does the bookkeeping. But for start-ups that are gearing to make money, these consultants are quite bulky on their books. It is to their benefit, there are free invoicing and accounting tools to help those new and budding entrepreneurs to see the price in the pudding.

Freshbooks (Freshbooks.com)

This accounting software runs on a cloud. It is stamped as “User friendly” tools by Forbes. It helps you save billing time, get paid faster and grow your business. Users using this software spend less time on paperwork as this is completely automated. Estimates reveal that customers double their revenue in the first 2 years by using this software. As this is hosted over a cloud, you can invoice your clients either from your office or on the go. It provides a trial version for 30 days, but is priced as low as $19.95/month.

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YouTube Marketing for Businesses

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YouTube is one of the popular online video sites. It has a wider market reach with 1 billion users. It is a great platform for social media advertising. Many businesses resort to YouTube for its reach. Video is a great way to make an impact. Promotions become much simpler with YouTube. In this article, there are a few tips on how to do Youtube Marketing for your business.

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Create a YouTube channel

YouTube offers a feature wherein channels can be created easily. Channels are stream of video contents that convey a certain message. Promos for product lines become much easier with channels. Every business that requires a social reach can create YouTube channels to market their services. Channels can be created based on products or services. They bring an impact and strengthen the business.

Upload promo videos

You can create videos about your business and upload them to YouTube. Create advertisements about your business and tag them. YouTube has a wider base and feature to list them in hotlists. Promo videos can be highlighted. Make video contents with clarity and sanity. They have to be visually appealing. Make them enchant your audience. The greater the reach the bigger its impact to your business

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Use search keywords

Tag your videos with SEO optimized key words. YouTube offers search based on keywords. It is a powerful video platform to list the videos based on the search keywords. Tag the channel to the keywords to send collective promo videos to the audiences. The search keywords help in listing your videos easily. Tag them as per the genre of videos. The YouTube search ranking factor works on a number of parameters consisting of relevance, popularity and clarity. So tag them as per the ranking factors. Organize the relevant videos in the channel.

Optimize the video quality

A better video is a great tool for business. Video has to be rich in content and quality. Use the appropriate codec in creating your promos. Audio and video quality has to be good to make an influence. Optimize the video and prepare them in multiple formats to support wider base of viewing. Create HD videos where needed. Content in the video has to be concise and comprehensible. Create short length videos. This will help in capturing the attention of audience in shorter time.

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