www.jian.com – Burke Franklin introduces Biz Plan Builder business plan software from JIAN and discusses its various benefits to help you write a business plan for business financing.
Monthly Archives: May 2011
What’s the Internet got to do with it? Well, if the “it” we are talking about is business, then the answer is “everything.” Functions necessarily thrive on sponsorships in order to be successful, since operating costs can get quite significant. Since the web costs money, it is customary for sponsors to bear a share of the expense.
The community of the great web is similar to other media. The web is practically a sprawling fair ground for thriving and established businesses, in an effort to stake their share of the user’s attention, and hopefully generate good business in the process. With numerous corporations sprawled all over and across the vast area of open cyberspace, it’s but natural for a user to be hindered by limitations when searching for a particular product or service, unless he knows the particular domain which the company has taken on.
In this sense, business web directories are of indispensable importance.
Business web directories function very much like every other search engine: the user types a query or keyword which is related to a particular topic in mind, and the search engine processes all content within its database which has any relation to the keyword.
This is compiled into a list and presented to the user in order of decreasing relevance. Business web directories differ since they focus mainly on topics of business and financial content. For example a query keyword of ‘stock’ may bring results containing the word of varied topics in a general search engine, but with a business web directory, the list would only contain topics which leans to the business context of the word, such as ‘stock options’ or ‘stock market.’
Business contact management software is necessary to perform well, increase sales and reduce stress by organizing your sales team as well as accelerate your progress rapidly by communicating with your team and clients, briskly and just the way they would prefer. ‘Customers are God’ – this is a common belief which every business runs by; that is where money comes from and due to rapidly increasing competition, having web based contact management software or CRM software small business is necessary to ensure that your client and new potential leads are kept happy with brisk response and timely follow ups.
Your sales team can work with you through the sales contact management software and you will never have to worry and call the right person again and again to get through and know the progress, but just have to check in through your small business CRM software, who is up to what today, who has delayed their to-do list, who is right on time, correspond and reply necessary mails, send out news letter, organize sales, assign tasks, sync you contact and to do lists, do proper enhanced list building, track deadline and get the reports of progress and activities done and pending.
With web based CRM there is just so much you can achieve and do at one point and save loads of valuable time which you waste organizing things. Now all you need to do is connect to internet and everything will be in front of you at a click of the button. You can also CC or BBC mails to your contacts and sales team ask question and send out general mail to all your team members through web based contact management software.
The constant battle in a difficult economy is balancing costs against the income earned. Since the US entered and then formally left recession, business has been squeezed from both sides. With unemployment consistently measured as above 9%, trading conditions have been bad. For the last two years, customers decided thrift was good. They began to pay down their debts and so had less money to spend. The so-called credit crunch also directly impacted business. With banks and insurance companies under pressure and some failing, it was harder to get access to credit on an affordable basis. If overdrafts and short-term funding dry up, this forces businesses to run within the limits of their liquidity. In practical terms, this has meant scaling back on inventory and reducing staff levels to the bare minimum.
This stubbornly high level of unemployment is going to impact business in a slightly different way as we work our way through 2011. As the law currently stands, business pays a federal and state tax for each employee. This covers the first 26 weeks of unemployment benefit and the administration of the system. Unfortunately, the majority of states are running a budget deficit and have long ago exhausted all their funds to pay the benefit. Thirty states borrowed from the federal government. At first, this was interest free but, as from January 2011, the states must pay interest. These states are expected to impose a levy on employers to cover this additional cost. Because of the amount borrowed, experts believe it will take the states at least ten years to pay off the loans. This means your state tax rates could remain high for those ten years.
Times are tough these days. People of all income brackets have to tighten their belts and reduce unnecessary and frivolous expenses in order to remain financially solvent. This is becoming more difficulty as time goes on, due to an unprecedented decrease in the amount of available jobs. At the same time, wages for the few jobs that are in fact available have been reaching record lows. These already signficiantly difficult problems are compounded by the fact that necessary household expenses, such as oil prices, health care expenses, and other assorted things have been steadily rising. This situation is obviously untenable, as it stands it will simply not work for more than a few years. This impending crisis has left more than a few financial services firms scrambling to find their places in the new financial services world order. Peopple have less money to spend, and they have to be careful with what money the do spend in order to ensure that they can make ends meet at the end of the month. This makes people much less likely to take risks in regard to their finances. People want a sure bet these days.