Is Cyber Cafe is a Profitable Business today ? [Tips to Start]

Almost 70% of youth are having own Desktop / Laptop / Tablet / Smartphone that they use to access Internet.

The sales of Computer or Computer related stuffs are Growing Day to day. This indicates that more and more people are getting devices that will help then not to go to Cyber Cafe. Even if you don’t have a System / Laptop, chances is much higher that your bro / Sis / Close friend has it and you would prefer to use that device rather than in Cyber Cafe.

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How to Choose a Name for Your Business or Blog

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Naming your Business or Blog is not easy if you decide to forgo using your own name in favour of something more impersonal. Only you can decide the best name & logo for your business or Blog, see a great example of how Cloodjo (the site of product reviews) did it.. Here are some naming tips to guide you in the name selection process.

Go for something easy to pronounce

Unusual names can present language and communication barriers between you and your clients. If your name is very long, either incorporate a nickname into your business name or use a different name altogether. You don’t want your clients to be tongue-tied when they pronounce your business name in person or on the phone.

Choose something professional

Whether you want a formal or informal name, your business must sound professional. You don’t want to use a cheesy name like “Sweet Kisses” if you’re a freelance mystery novelist for instance.

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Select a name that can encompass many different areas

If you’re selling cakes and plan to add hot dishes to your menu later on, a name like “Bunny Cakes” will sound limiting later on. Creating a company name serves as an umbrella if you plan to diversify later on. This is especially true if you plan to sell your products and hire employees later on.

Don’t settle for bad names

Don’t use a name that doesn’t feel right for you. If you hate the name, your clients will hate it too. No one respects businesses with bad names.

Know the naming customs in your industry

If you write for a living, you might find lots of freelance writers adding their surname with “Communications,” such as “Green Communications.” Photographers might give themselves names like “Cruz Photography.” Choose a name that reflects your industry standards.

Brainstorm for names

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Use your free time to come up with name combinations. When you feel stuck, ask help from your family, friends, colleagues, and most importantly, your clients. It’s your clients who will use your products or services, so they might as well contribute to the business naming.

If your business name stinks, drop it

Let’s say you come up with a name you find cool. But your clients hate your new business name. You may hate throwing away the new business paraphernalia that you have just printed. You may have to redesign the logo that you have worked so hard on. You may have to adjust your website layout to accommodate the new changes. You may even have to deactivate your current toll free number(s) and get new ones. But if no one likes your business name, it’s time to let them go and think of a new name. The longer your bad name stays, the worse your business will become.

If you plan to ask your clients to help you come up with a different business name, offer them a reward of their liking, like their favorite product from your line of coffee drinks, a gift check to a restaurant, or a discount on your next collaboration. Remember to thank all clients who participated in the name brainstorming. And if you use the name recommended by a client, acknowledge him/her by declaring him/her as the winner of your name game challenge on your website or blog.

Author’s Bio: Henry Conrad is a 29-year-old game developer from Albuquerque, New Mexico. Aside from gaming and being a tech junky, he also dabbles in creative writing, which allows him to create great storylines and backgrounds for his characters. Follow me on Twitter and join me in Google +

Why E-Commerce Trumps Traditional Businesses

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With the rise of technology in the 21st century, doing business online has become easier.  Traditional offices are still around but more business people are choosing e-commerce instead of setting up physical office space.  Even some major corporations are downsizing their business in favor of online businesses.  Here are the benefits of e-commerce over physical office spaces:

24/7 Availability

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Physical offices are limited by their opening and closing times.  Employees work only on certain times of the day.  More employees equal more expenses.  E-commerce stores are always open round the clock.  As long as your website and online shopping system works, customers can send their orders online.

Wider Audience

Reaching out to an online market increases your visibility and expands your target audience.  If you have an idea for a new product but the local market is not interested in it, you can find a market in other parts of the world.  You can reach out to niche markets with highly specialized interests even if your potential clients are scattered around the country or world.  You are not restricted to your local area.With e-commerce, the sky’s the limit as far as clients are concerned 

Cost Reduction

Setting up your own online business is relatively cheap compared to renting physical office space.  You do not have to store your inventory in your home’s warehouse.  You do not even have to ship products into your own home.  All you need is to pay for website hosting and online software called “shopping carts” for taking customers’ orders.  You can set up your own shopping cart, but you need technical knowledge about websites to do so.

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You can reduce costs by advertising your business on Multiply and Facebook instead of paying for billboards and newspaper ads.  As long as you know how to target clients and put in some time for marketing, you can promote your business online.  You can also use search engine optimization tools to write fresh content on your website to increase the number of visitors on your website.

Another way of reducing costs is by having a small business phone in case customers have questions that they want to ask you in person.  Unlike physical stores that need fancy phones for connecting to different departments, you can simply use a mobile phone or landline for your communication needs.

Most importantly, you do not need to hire employees to process orders immediately.  Most shopping carts have basic order management systems that are automatic or that allow individuals to process their orders manually.

More Available Data on Customer Behavior

All merchants must have the ability to analyze their customers’ shopping habits to find out which products sell or what the sales volumes are for different times of the year. This means gathering the right data for analysis.

Physical offices need to track their purchases manually, which is time-consuming for both the owner and the employees.  In contrast, e-commerce stores use tools that automatically receive information every time a customer purchases something from the store.  Some of the data that can be analyzed include:

–          Frequency of customer orders

–          Which product is sold frequently and what times and days they are purchased

–          Times of the day with the heaviest and lightest traffic

–          Revenue generated by each product

Author’s Bio: Henry Conrad is a 29-year-old game developer from Albuquerque, New Mexico. Aside from gaming and being a tech junky, he also dabbles in creative writing, which allows him to create great storylines and backgrounds for his characters. Follow me on Twitter and join me in Google +

How Businesses Can Take Advantage Of Their Toll Free Numbers

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No matter the size or kind, businesses can use toll free numbers to their advantage. 800 numbers can provide advantages that will make any business improve their sales, client base and financial allocation. Since growth is an important aspect in any kind of business, an 800 number would be able to help grow your business. Here are few of the countless advantages of an 800 number:

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  • If your company’s numbers are toll free, customers can call you without costing them a dime. The person calling your business, no matter the location and time difference and duration of call, will not be charged and the company or business will foot the charges. This gives any business that has a toll number the greater advantage over other companies who have a regular telephone line since clients will most likely choose a company who have better after sales service.
  • 800 numbers can increase the scope of your business in terms of clientele. Clients in other states or countries would be able to contact you. There’s no need for them to worry about expensive international call fees since they won’t be charged for the calls. So no matter where the client lives, they can easily contact you on your 800 number.
  • Having personalized or a “vanity” number will make it easier for your clients to remember your contact details. A number of businesses take advantage of vanity numbers to spell out their company, a particular product or their niche.  A vanity number is easier to memorize and also work as a great marketing scheme because the number itself is an advertising campaign. If your business is a pizza store, you can get a vanity toll number like 1-800-MYPIZZA which is 1-800-74332 if dialed on the phone. Your customers don’t need a directory to dial your number.  If they want pizza, all they need to do is dial MYPIZZA.
  • Online Internet phone services as compared to copper wired phone services have cheaper subscription fees for toll numbers. Service packages can go as low as $19.99. You can add advance telephony features that regular phone companies provide with higher rates. These features are call forwarding, multi-way calling (very useful for emergency and group meetings) and voicemail which can record voice messages in case no one answers the incoming calls.

If you want these on your regular phone line, you have to spend more to have these programmed which can eat up a big chunk of the budget. Having a business phone that’s toll free would make it easier to run your business and as well as save money for other necessary expenses.

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A toll free number provides a lot of advantages that businesses and individuals have yet to discover. Having these numbers could be a great advantage for all types of business such as saving finances, increasing clients and fostering client loyalty. No matter what kind of business you are in whether its food, school supplies or manpower, an 800 phone number can definitely come in useful for your business.

Author’s Bio: Henry Conrad is a 29-year-old game developer from Albuquerque, New Mexico. Aside from gaming and being a tech junky, he also dabbles in creative writing, which allows him to create great storylines and backgrounds for his characters. Follow me on Twitter and join me in Google +

3 Tips in Using Images for Business Blogs

Images are important elements in your business blog entries. When readers click on an entry, one of the first things they’ll probably notice are the photos. These photos can draw readers into your article or push them away.  If, for example, you have a long-winded post with unappealing images, the first impression readers may get about your blog is “boring.” A good photo also helps create an emotional response to your topic.  For instance, a beautiful sunset would most probably bring about nostalgic feelings. Finding the right images is thus very important. However, it can also be time-consuming and frustrating for any serious blogger. Here are some tips to get you started on looking for images for your blog:

Use multiple pictures for long paragraphs

Images help to visually break long articles into digestible parts.  If you have a long article, use one image for each point you’d like to emphasize or create a slideshow to break up long paragraphs.  Take note though that long slideshows can become very irritating for readers who don’t like waiting for each page to load. One good practice is to give an option for readers to see the whole article instead of forcing them to go through each slide.

Make your photos social media friendly

Social media friendly images are those that usually get shared on sites like Pinterest and Facebook.  Some types of images that have high virality are:

  • cute photos of animals or children
  • memes
  • quotable quotes
  • beautiful landscapes, homes, dresses, etc.
  • weird or interesting gadgets and ideas
  • infographics

Since you’re most probably sharing your blog entries to the most appropriate social media sites, make your images “share-worthy.”  First, make sure that the image is not over-used (case in point is the call center agent that you’d always see on brochures, print ads, and the web).  If you’re sharing your article on the image-dependent social network Pinterest, for example, you’d want to use a unique and high-quality image. There are also specific strategies for sharing images on Twitter.

You can check out this RingCentral blog post for sharing via Tweegram. Second, check that your direct competitors are not using the same images. It’s not unusual to see competitors using the same “models” on their sites.

Optimize your photos for search engines

One big mistake bloggers make is uploading their photos with the name Photo00002.jpg.  Remember, we call them “search engines” since they’re supposed to make search easier on the net. Nobody is going to search for such an obscurely named photo.  Remember to fill up the Photo Alt Text, so images can be optimized for search engines. Also, make sure that the surrounding content and captions closely match your photo but avoid stuffing the content with keywords.  The more apt the photo description, the more likely search engines will find the photo relevant. Lastly, make photos moderately sized (Salesforce recommends 100X100 size up to 500X500).

A picture may not be worth more than your words when you’re writing blog entries. But they’re definitely important and deserve a lot of thought.

 

Author’s Bio:

Henry Conrad is a 29-year-old game developer from Albuquerque, New Mexico. Aside from gaming and being a tech junky, he also dabbles in creative writing, which allows him to create great storylines and backgrounds for his characters. Follow me on Twitter and join me in Google +

How to NOT Think of Social Media for Business

Practically every business today uses social media to engage and attract customers. The question is…are they going about this the wrong or right way?

If you’re running a business in the 21st century, you simply cannot expect to have any kind of success without leveraging the power of social media. For example, Facebook is known to have significant influence over how and why people pay for certain products and services. Twitter is attracting an increasing number of users as we speak, and has an extremely active user base. Google+, while new, is gaining traction in the authority and community front. What all this information means, of course, is that social media has become ESSENTIAL to the marketing mix.

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The Business of Death: Trilogy

For some unexplainable reason, the recent deaths of Sage Stallone, son of Hollywood actor Sylvester Stallone, SpongeBob voice actor and Oscar winner Ernest Borgnine, and Stephen Covey, famed author of the motivational book, “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People,” which also happens to be a top-seller among businessmen of both big and small companies, got me thinking about business ideas related to death.

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Game of Thrones Tactics are Ruining Your Business (Stop It)

We somehow ended up with the assumption that having a successful business means you have to be the king of the industry. That idea is actually hurting us all.

It’s a dog-eat-dog world, that’s what we always say. This is especially true in the world of business – we’ve somehow decided that we need to win at pretty much anything if we want to succeed and get to the top. There is no such thing as friendship in this context, only allies that you can discard later. You can trust no-one, and everyone is a pawn to everyone else. When you start playing the game of business, you live or you die.

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Basic Cyber Security Tips for Small and Medium Scale Businesses

Do not be too confident that you are too small to be attacked by cyber criminals. Protect your business with the following tips.

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In a recent study by the National Cyber Security Alliance and Symantec, they found out that 83 percent of small and medium scale businesses have not formal cyber security plan, yet about 77 percent are confident that they will be safe from cyber threats.

This contradiction could be caused by a number of reasons. For one, small and medium scale businesses might feel that they are too small to be really targeted. Another reason might be because they do not fully understand the threats coming from the Internet.

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What Are Guard Tour Systems and How Can They Help Your Business?

Many businesses rely on the services of one man to protect their assets, but when that person is only bound by his word or duty then the chances of things going wrong can be very high. That is where guard tour systems come into play. They range from GPS monitoring systems to discrete radio frequency identification chips that actually do much more than just monitor.

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A Post that Every Business Blog Should Have

If there’s one thing I expect out of company blogs, then it’s great value. Sure, I’m fine with posts focused on industry-relevant news. I’m also fine with tangential posts, which don’t necessarily directly relate to the business or industry itself but still address the interests of the people reading the blog. But, more often than not, I prefer that a business blog shows exactly how the business is helping other people.

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Blocking Out Bad Business Writing

There have been some improvements, but on the whole business writing still consists of incomprehensible and un-engaging jargon. It needs to end.

Read this and see how much of it makes sense to you:

EFG Inc. is an award-winning provider of value-added end-to-end solutions that help industries leverage innovative solutions through ethical and synergistic products and services.

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