Thursday, 11 February 2010

Trading In Stocks? - The More Help The Better

The whole world is based on buying and selling and the stock exchange is a prime example of what make the world go round. There have been god and bad times trading in stock exchange although it has to be said that over the long term my make a very good living out of the profit they have made.

Why is it that we only really hear about the bad news when shares crash in the media. Recetnly is a prime example with the tumble of shares. Funny though we don't hear much about it now as they are slowly recovering and the less we hear the better it is for traders. So now is an ideal time to start up in trading stocks whilst all is calm and prosperous.

There is a blog all about trading stocks that can help you do just that is you are green to this type of money making business. With areas of the blog that cover a multitude of related subject such as 'best stock brokers. a useful stock market glossary, trading options, penny stocks and covering World Stock Markets yo cant' fail to pick up useful tips to get your portfolio running smoothly. With regular updated post and a good ear to the wall it is something you might well want to look at and perhaps bookmark.

Making money isn't easy but become easier if you have the right tools and advice. Every little helps as we climb out of recession hit times.

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Promoting Your Business By Spreading The Word

There is no feeling worse in business than sitting around and no business on the books or in the pipeline. This is the effect of the recession. There isn't a magic wand for getting customers although there are a few ideas to on how you can target your advertising.

Is is a wants or needs business? You need to put your services on offer right under their customers' noses, forget local newspapers, or other expensive listings such as telephone directories, these should have been in place before and obviously aren't working too well right now. It would be a bad investment to plough more in a dead area of advertising right now. You can use the media more constructively however by perhaps tyirng to get them to do a feature in your local paper such as promotion you might want to create or a new product or service which would be of interest. 

Handing out business cards or promotional material always helps, perhaps yo have neglected that area recently. Hie a stand in a shopping areas and give you business a high local profile. Have a new drive to try and make everyone you know you are there and get the word around. Word-of-mouth  is the best form of exposure. Whoever yo know load them up with business cards, it really works well as they will move on from there to a public that is probably targeted clients. Check out old work colleagues and invite them in for a coffee and let them know you are on a marketing drive and be upbeat. This will be infectious and they will in turn socialise with others and pass this on.

You have to remember that no advertising method is guaranteed to bring in customers but is does get your business in their face. Without a huge advertising budget you are not going to get customers within 24 hours, but your business will gradually get know through ever increasing circles. Therefore yo have to be patient and just keep piling the word out. It can take up to a year or more to get accountable customers from this, but never stop as the pipeline needs to be filled all the time