Self-storage may not be a new industry, but it is one that is rapidly reshaping its operations to suit a progressively more modernized customer base. In order to stay competitive with your self-storage facility, you'll need to keep an open mind, embrace current marketing trends, and most importantly, have a well-defined set of marketing goals. Your main focus should revolve around the following points:
There are precious gems all around us, you just have to know how to look for them. Watch this video to learn how to use a sluice and goldwheel to separate sapphires and rubies from gravel. Prospecting can be very lucrative!
Are you interested in selling your products at the local Farmers Markets? Many small mom and pop food crafters get started selling their artisan breads, homemade cakes, cookies, pies, biscotti, candy, seasoning mixes or regional barbecue sauces direct to customers who visit local farmers markets and farm stands. What better way to start than with those visiting the local farmers market; a captive audience expecting a wide variety of seasonal fruits and veggies; along with specialty products t...
Holy Bejesus! Watch as these factory workers stuff playing card decks at robotic turbo speed. Insanely fast. China is kicking everyone's ass... very quickly.
This how-to video is about gold. Yes, gold! Watch to see how to find gold with a metal detector and without a metal detector in the desert by a dry river bed. See what metal detector to use and how to use them, and how to not use one at all, for prospecting gold in the sandy, dried up, water beds.
In this episode of Gopher Haul you'll learn some marketing ideas for lawn care operators - tips which include: how to get referrals and how to take advantage of the current real estate market to make more money with lawn care.
An article in Friday's Wallstreet Journal examines a model for success that can't be ignored: the world is just goo-goo for Lady Gaga.
Tim and Kevin meet up/hang out & talk their talk. They discuss buying domain names, choosing business names, starting companies, and selling books by their color. These two entrepreneurs have lots to teach us about selling ideas and making profitable businesses.
If you've essentially got no shame, and you're pretty strapped for cash, Brokelyn may have just the solution for you. HowTo sell your underwear online - a quick and dirty way to make a buck.
Want to make money by streaming videos online? Here's three steps to success. Find Good Quality Websites to Submit Videos
An executive summary is one of the most important parts of your business career, because it's the first thing investors will look at. Placed at the beginning of a business plan, the executive summary is the hook that lures investors into wanting to learn more about your business. See how to write one in the best way possible.
If you like your crab served with a small side of dystopian cryogenics, then you're certain to love this refrigerated live-crab vending machine from Nanjing, China! Newly installed by an area entrepreneur, the automat keeps its crustacean cargo in a state of artificial hibernation until time of purchase.
Focus groups strike fear into the hearts of even the most season marketer, and with good reason. In a world where everything is subject to change based on public opinion, from movie endings, to popcorn flavors, to logo colors, focus groups can make or break a new idea, but it doesn't have to be that way. A focus group is just a way to gather opinions in a vigorous way and can be very useful. Watch this video tutorial to use a focus group to develop and test a new brand name or corporate ident...
Sometimes, the most talented people can be the hardest to deal with because of their tendency to dominate the situations that they are involved in. This video features an executive coach outlining strategies for managers to deal with overbearing, domineering employees in a way that utilizes their talents while keeping them from impinging on the productivity of the rest of your team.
Now, more than ever, many companies rely on using emails to send bits of information around faster than normal. Not only does it save paper, but allows work to get done faster than it ever has. But, if you don't know how to write a proper business email, it can be tricky. That's why this tutorial will show you how to write them so you don't have to worry about a lack of professionalism. Enjoy!
Award winning author Susan L. Reid teaches us how to write a great mission statement for your business. 1. First, write your "purpose statement". This answers what your business wants to accomplish and what problem or need your business is trying to address. Simply state the answer to this question. 2. Write your "business statement'. This describes the activities or programs your business must do to support it's purpose. Ask yourself what you are doing to address the need identified in your ...
Recently, buyout talks between Google and Groupon ended with Groupon turning down Google's $6 million offer. But with Amazon backing LivingSocial, should they have? Your guess is as good as mine, but one thing's for sure— Groupon has a great voice, and they're sharing it with the world via their Public Groupon Editorial Manual.
This video shows you how to make your item photos looks sharp and professional. From backdrops to cropping, learn how to make those JPEGS sparkle and shine! This is great for those who sell on Ebay or have an Etsy shop.
Not every DIY project is as executable as, say, making a potato gun. Occasionally, we observe a quixotic project that is just plain wonderful. Consider rich guy Philip Anschutz and his eponymous Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG). His ambition to bring an NFL team to Los Angeles is a Fitzcarraldo-sized DIY project that, if the stars align, might happen in time for the 2016 season.
Eileen Duffy owns her own handbag business and she is here today to show you the steps she took to get to where she is today. If you want to start your own fashion business, then she has some great tips. Of course, the best thing is to start out by going to school and getting some training.
Entrepreneur Jason Fried is co-founder of 37signals, a successful Chicago-based software and design firm that has doubled its sales every year for the past decade. Although Fried has a degree in finance, making money isn't a skill he picked up in the classroom or a book. Practice makes perfect, and Fried's experience has taught him that excelling at making money is separate from the product or services provided. Understanding the buyer and experimenting with price models are two of Fried's ke...
Most of the time, asking to borrow someone's car will elicit a really long string of excuses. But unlike letting your buddy use your car, which usually gets you nothing more than an empty tank, GM has found a way to make car sharing beneficial for everyone involved. If you're one of the 6 million people who have a GM vehicle that's connected to OnStar, you're in luck: according to an OnStar employee, you can make up to $1,000 a month just by letting other people rent out your car when you're ...
No matter what kind of business you have, small or big, online-based or not, when you're dealing with email marketing, the number one things your targets will see is the subject line, and if your subject line looks spammy or uninteresting, it's not going to help you one bit.
Organizing a convention or conference requires many moving parts and tireless effort by passionate planners and volunteers. Get help planning a convention in this free business organization video series.
Begging is a skill. It can be quite helpful in ordinary life situations like traffic court, navigating customer service or getting a babysitter on a Saturday night.
In this video, we learn how to develop a competitive advantage. A competitive advantage answers the question "what are you best at." You just need to better than your competitors at what you do in delivering value to your customers. Think about why your customers buy products from you. If you have the competitive advantage clearly identified, it will get you the customers that you want and keep the customers that you have. Put the competitive advantage together by thinking about the company n...
How much do the producers of Lonely Girl make? How much do the producers of American Idol make? How much does COPS cost to make? I decided to share what I have learned for the CES audience in Vegas.
Book a show locally by selecting a music venue that matches the music genre, and making contact with the club owner. Get a music gig with tips from a professional musician in this free video on music.
It sounds like an easy way to make money. It could even be fun. But first you have to be accepted (and watch this video!)
In this episode of Gopher Haul you'll learn how to get new customers for your lawn care business and new ways to distribute business flyers.
Kickstarter is an incredible community. Post a project, and receive funding from generous backers—if, of course, the project is worthy. And backing projects does not demand complete selflessness. Different pledge levels result in different levels of reciprocation—from a simple thank you to receipt of the actual proposed product upon production. Below, 5 entrepreneurial ventures that might spark your own creativity, or tempt you to pledge.
Have an Amazon store for yourself? Sell books? Well, you may be wasting your time listing certain books when they'll never sell, but there are some ways to make sure you're listing only the most sellable and profitable books on Amazon.com. Watch this video tutorial to learn how to select profitable books to sell on Amazon, and how to know which books aren't worth it and to avoid.
In this tutorial, we learn how to safely buy and sell stocks and shares online. First, go online to your broker and open an account. You can do this through Options Xpress. Now, press on the stock button located at the top. On this page, you will be able to type in the stock symbol, then type in the rest of the information before you place your order. Once you do this, you will have bough a stock in just minutes online! If you want to sell a share, you will do the same process, except underne...
Hurting for cash? Need an interesting, and fun way of making more? This video will show you all of the steps to turning your car into a piece of moving ad space! Everything from finding the right agency, to deciding which brand that you want to support, and calculating the amount of money you'll make!
Susie Henderson, owner of Auntie's Beads, explains how to be successful in the bead industry. Learn how to make up business cards, get the business name out there, display the product, have the product ready, and how to present the product nicely. Watch this instructional video series and follow along to pick up these great business tips.
The Gopher Haul crew teaches you the 6 deadly marketing mistakes a lawn care operator must try to avoid at all costs.
Want to know how to patent an idea, but you just don't know how to go about doing it? It doesn't take a lot of money to get a provisional patent. The real thing you want to know is the process of taking an idea that you have all the way up to getting it patent. I will take you through each step from the beginning when you have that great idea all the way to getting your invention marketed.You Need an Idea (Obviously)Your idea doesn't have to be earth changing. It just needs to be something pe...
How Get Paid for Donating Plasma. Donating blood doesn't pay, but donating plasma—the part of blood used to treat hemophiliacs and burn victims—does. See if you qualify.
One of the trickiest parts of being a boss is handling an employee who isn't performing up to their potential. This video features tips from a business consultant on how to handle these situations, focusing on having a conversation with the employee about their performance, handling the situation calmly and effectively. Hopefully, if you follow these tips, then you won't have to take the unwelcome step of firing the employee.
Patent is the best way to keep what is rightfully yours. 1. You need an experienced patent attorney who knows the ins and outs to get you through the gatekeepers. 2. Gatekeepers are the patent examiners who make sure that already existing patents are not copied. 3. Register the idea to the USPTO to get the credit. 4. Once pending, the idea is ready for manufacturing. It can be sold to companies. "It is better to patent your ideas before someone steals it from you. "