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Thursday, 18 October 2012

3 Ways to Gain Customers on Pinterest

3 Ways to Gain Customers on Pinterest </> <br /> Pinterest has many stigmas associated with it, one of which is that it’s for “girls only.” Although, at first glance, all the recipes, fashion, and beauty pins may make it seem this is true; businesses actually have much they can gain by integrating Pinterest as part of their social media marketing. More and more companies are discovering Pinterest to be a profitable tool for connecting with their customers and promoting their business.<br /> Just as with any marketing effort, there is definitely a right way to do things. Even if you stay active pinning and creating boards on Pinterest, your efforts may be lost on your audience. Below are some tips to gain a following and maximize your marketing investment in Pinterest.<br /> <br /> <b>Integrate</b><br /> One of the beneficial functionalities of Pinterest is the ability to easily integrate into your other social media and online platforms. You can easily post your pins on Facebook and Twitter, a<a href="http://www.oceanicbusiness.com/p/features.html#">llowing a single effort to reach an audience through 3 mediums.</a> Placing the Pinterest logo on your website or blog also allows easy sharing of your content by you or your customers. An additional way that Pinterest has mastered inter-site connectivity is by easily linking the images you pin to any URL you choose.<br /> <br /> As an example of optimal integration, take a look at how a company selling cupcakes can effectively use Pinterest to market a new flavor to their customers. Right after taking their newest creation out of the oven, they snap a picture of it with their phone. Using the Pinterest application, they easily upload and pin the image instantly. As soon as this pin posts on Pinterest, they have the ability to have it post on their company’s Facebook profile and tweet a link to the pin on their Twitter account. Additionally, they can have this image link back to their company’s online ordering form to place an order for a dozen of these freshly baked goodies. In less than 5 minutes and no cost, they have made a connection with all their social media followers, advertised a new product, and promoted all available items for sale on their online storefront.<br /> Relate<br /> <br /> One of the keys to successful implementation of Pinterest is the ability to personally connect with your customers. Take a look at your company and gain an understanding of your customer base. If you are a personal training company, chances are that your customers will be active, health-conscious, and always looking for ways to improve their lifestyles. You should create boards not just directly related to personal training but think of ideas for athletic gear, healthy recipes, organic food sources, exercise programs for pregnancy, sport injury healing tips, etc. By thinking in broad terms, you can relate to not just your customers’ needs related to your specific offering, but also their entire lifestyle and common interests. This will make your Pinterest account much more relevant and useful in their daily lives.<br /> <br /> A company we work with that teaches students <a href="http://www.tradingacademy.com/" target="_blank">how to trade stock</a> has done a great job of making their business work for Pinterest. You wouldn’t think that a financial education company would have a lot of opportunities on Pinterest, but they’ve made their page work for the audience by sharing interesting financial images and infographics, repinning and interacting with their followers, and creating interesting boards about other professional business topics that their followers might find useful. By taking a step back and looking at what Pinterest users want, they were able to create a strategy that works for Pinterest AND their overall goals.<br /> <br /> Another way to personally relate with your customers through Pinterest is to create contests or promotions incorporating your business. For example, if you sell outdoor gear, challenge your Pinterest followers to create boards with images of them wearing your coats, using your tents, hiking in your boots, etc. The winning board will receive a $100 gift certificate and a chance for their pictures to be featured in your next catalog. Remember how well Pinterest integrates, and you can promote this over your website, Facebook, and Twitter, too!<br /> <br /> Enjoy<br /> Lastly, many companies forget to <a href="http://www.oceanicbusiness.com/p/features.html#">have fun with their social media.</a> Just look at the videos and images that “go viral,” and you’ll see that the general population loves a good laugh. It’s ok to post a funny picture or meme incorporating your product or some other industry related topic. Think of some fun facts about your company, industry, services, or products and feature that in a board. Be creative, and put yourself in your customer’s shoes.<br /> <br /> A case in point, if you sell baby supplies, think of your audience as parents who are sleep-deprived and experiencing all the joys and shocks of raising preschoolers. If Hollywood can make movies and television shows centered on this, it shouldn’t be hard to pin a funny image or video related to this every now and then. The key here is to relate in a humorous way to your customers’ life experiences. This will give you credibility and likability among your followers. Just be careful not to lose your professionalism and tact – online humor can often be offensive and not appropriate for corporate social media sites.<br /> <br /> What is so great about this online media age is the ability to reach limitless numbers of potential and existing clients easily, instantly, and with minimal to no costs. Follow these three tips to ensure that your business is not missing out on the g<a href="http://www.oceanicbusiness.com/p/features.html#">reat marketing and relational benefits</a> that Pinterest can provide to your company!<br /> <br /> <br /> About the Author<br /> Brian Patterson works with Online Trading Academy, the world’s most trusted name in professional trader education. Online Trading Academy provides training on stock, forex, option, and futures trading.</div> <script type='text/javascript'>createSummaryAndThumb("summary3007981572484561806");</script> </p> <div class='readmore'> <a href='http://www.oceanicbusiness.com/2012/10/3-ways-to-gain-customers-on-pinterest.html'>Read More</a> </div> <div style='clear: both;'></div> </div> <div class='post-footer'> <div class='post-footer-line post-footer-line-1'></div> <div class='post-footer-line post-footer-line-2'></div> <div class='post-footer-line post-footer-line-3'></div></div> </div> </div> </div> </div></div> <div class="date-outer"> <h2 class='date-header'><span>Wednesday, 10 October 2012</span></h2> <div class="date-posts"> <div class='post-outer'> <div class='wrapfullpost'> <div class='post hentry'> <a name='3021686035893867157'></a> <h3 class='post-title entry-title'> <a href='http://www.oceanicbusiness.com/2012/10/5-tips-to-avoid-irs-audit.html'>5 Tips to Avoid an IRS Audit</a> </h3> <div class='post-header-line-1'></div> <div class='postmeta-primary'> <span class='meta_date'>13:35</span>  <span class='meta_categories'></span>  <span class='meta_comments'><a href='http://www.oceanicbusiness.com/2012/10/5-tips-to-avoid-irs-audit.html#comment-form' onclick=''>No comments</a></span> </div> <div class='post-body entry-content'> <p> <div id='summary3021686035893867157'><title> 5 Tips to avoid an IRS Audit In the U.S., the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is responsible for collecting all federal taxes owed based upon income. Whether you do your taxes yourself or you have someone else prepare them for you, there is always the risk of an audit. While small business owners, sub-contractors and those who are paid on a cash basis are typically the target of audits, the truth of the matter is -- anyone can be audited and you’d be surprised at just how many regular people the IRS audits in any given year.

There are several ways that you can audit proof your tax return, sleep easy and know that your audit risk is tolerably low.

Check and Recheck Your Figures

No one really enjoys doing their taxes and it’s all too tempting to rush through and try to get it done as quickly as possible -- particularly if you have procrastinated and you’re staring down your deadline. This is a huge mistake. Take the time to go over your figures and double check everything. It may take a little more time right now, but it will save you time and a lot of stress later.

Avoid Bad Deductions

You've heard the stories about people who try to deduct dog food as a business expense. Don’t be that guy. Tax deductions are complicated and the rules change every year. Always ask a qualified tax professional about your deductions before you set them in stone. The last thing you need is to make a mistake here and end up having your or your company’s tax returns from the last few years audited.

Choose Your Tax Preparer Wisely

Not all tax prepares are created equally and not all of them are honest. Yes, you might be happy that they saved you X amount of money on your tax bill, but if they are shady, you will be spending a lot more time and money later. Always seek the advice of a tax professional who is licensed, experienced and qualified to help you. Your good friend’s cousin that swears they've never had to pay taxes is not the person you want to have doing your taxes for you.need to report that as income as well. Remember, they can always check your figures against the amount your spouse deducted from their taxes.


Always Err on the Side of Caution

The IRS is not an entity to mess with. In the grand scheme of things, you may save a few hundred or thousand dollars when you send in your return, but you’ll end up having to pay it and more sooner or later. Tax fraud is fraud no matter how you slice it or how well-meaning you are. Always err on the side of caution and avoid the temptation to deduct more than you should or claim less than you should. Honesty is always the best policy, but when you are dealing with the IRS, it should be your only policy. If it is too late to avoid the audit, there are several installment payment plans available. One of the solutions is Offer in Compromise, which is similar to debt settlement in that it allows for debt forgiveness. As mentioned before, seek the advice of a tax professional if you run into any unfamiliar issues.

Peter Martinez is a contributing writer with America’s Debt Help Organization- Debt.org.

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Corporate finance tips to augment your business – Set profits rolling and avoid debt

Corporate finance tips to augment your business
Soon after you set up a business firm, you come across the initial influx of the curious customers but soon after this most business organizations reach a plateau. The proprietors feel that they’re working hard by following the same strategies (that have so longer worked), but meanwhile they forget that the business retains the same old customer base and then gradually hits the wall. The cash flow is the lifeblood of a business and similarly important are your customers. When your products stop selling, you start gaining an imbalance in your revenue generated and income and this is when you incur debt. Although there is the online debt consolidation program or the commercial credit counseling agencies that can also assist you in getting out of debt, yet you should ensure following certain tips so that you don’t acquire debt.

· Add complementary services: One of the best ways to boost sales and bring new customers is by adding complementary services. Review the definition and goal of your business so that you may be able to determine the complementary services that can fit your business and benefit at the same time. By boosting the profits, you can augment your commercial savings and avoid falling in debt.

· Explore some new market niches: The only way to look for some alternative applications is by checking out the market. First check your present application and then try to determine if there are some extra things that you can try to invade so as to boost your profits.

· Meet all the unmet needs: When you talk to your customers, listen closely to what they say and you’ll know all their unmet needs. All your loyal customers will tell you what they want from you and therefore you should immediately look for ways to meet their unmet needs.


Commercial debt consolidation can help eliminate your debts

 Even if you incur debts after following the above mentioned tips, you may get help from an online debt consolidation program. All you have to do is to make timely payments to the program so that your payments are disbursed off to your creditors. The interest rates on the accounts will be reduced and you can therefore be able to repay the debts with ease. Just make sure you work with a company that has your best interests in mind.

Therefore, when you’re worried about finessing your corporate finances, you might take into account the above mentioned points. On the other hand, if you still incur debt, you might consolidate debts through an online debt consolidation program.

Guest Author - Oceanic Business

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Pitching to Investors, What should you know?

Pitching to Investors, What should you know?
The fundamentals of a business pitch focus on a gratifying knowledge of acute business acumen for the market, its competition and the emerging customer/consumer requirements which require the investor to decisively invest.... or risk missing out on a unique opportunity presented to them by the ambitious entrepreneur.

This Infographic highlights some top tips pivoted around the fundamentals of Pitching to Investors.

Image Credit - valuewalk.com


Written By James Barnett - Oceanic Business 

The Fremium Sales Funnel Explained...

The Fremium Sales Funnel </tile> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-UN5s4WjhnjY/UGsm_VvAXwI/AAAAAAAAAME/Viy0RZnktOo/s1600/Fremium+2nd+October.jpeg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="242" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-UN5s4WjhnjY/UGsm_VvAXwI/AAAAAAAAAME/Viy0RZnktOo/s400/Fremium+2nd+October.jpeg" width="400" /></a></div> The Fremium term is most certainly alien to the majority of us. A marketing concept combining both free and premium services is likely to confuse the consumer although its economics are proven among business's and consumers.<br /> <br /> As the model advocates, the customer  receives a small portion of the product or service for an extended period of time before a natural upgrade to its full features and usability. Certainly Internet Marketeers from the Yahoo generation of the 90's capitalized on this with video streaming sites and affiliated sponsorship details from drawing in large volumes of traffic.<br /> <br /> As Google continues its rapid algorithm updates on an ethical based search model for natural content linking, it would be highly interesting to see how contemporary models are faring in Autumn 2012.<br /> <br /> Fremium Sales Funnel infographic supplied by - trendhunter.com<br /> <br /> <b>Author Bio</b> - <a href="https://plus.google.com/105088974227567223986?rel=author%C2%A0">James Barnett</a> - <a href="http://www.oceanicbusiness.com/">Oceanic Business </a><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /></div> <script type='text/javascript'>createSummaryAndThumb("summary2238826976424298637");</script> </p> <div class='readmore'> <a href='http://www.oceanicbusiness.com/2012/10/the-fremium-sales-funnel-explained.html'>Read More</a> </div> <div style='clear: both;'></div> </div> <div class='post-footer'> <div class='post-footer-line post-footer-line-1'></div> <div class='post-footer-line post-footer-line-2'></div> <div class='post-footer-line post-footer-line-3'></div></div> </div> </div> </div> </div></div> <!-- google_ad_section_end --> </div> <div class='blog-pager' id='blog-pager'> <span id='blog-pager-newer-link'> <a class='blog-pager-newer-link' href='http://www.oceanicbusiness.com/search?updated-max=2013-04-02T10:52:00-07:00&max-results=10&reverse-paginate=true' id='Blog1_blog-pager-newer-link' title='Newer Posts'>Newer Posts</a> </span> <span id='blog-pager-older-link'> <a class='blog-pager-older-link' href='http://www.oceanicbusiness.com/search?updated-max=2012-10-02T10:51:00-07:00&max-results=10' id='Blog1_blog-pager-older-link' title='Older Posts'>Older Posts</a> </span> <a class='home-link' href='http://www.oceanicbusiness.com/'>Home</a> </div> <div class='clear'></div> <div class='blog-feeds'> <div class='feed-links'> Subscribe to: <a class='feed-link' href='http://www.oceanicbusiness.com/feeds/posts/default' target='_blank' type='application/atom+xml'>Posts (Atom)</a> </div> </div> <script type="text/javascript">window.___gcfg = {'lang': 'en_GB'};</script> </div></div> </div> <div id='rsidebar-wrapper'> <div class='widget-container'> <div id='search' title='Type and hit enter'> <form action='/search' id='searchform' method='get'> <input id='s' name='q' onblur='if (this.value == "") {this.value = "Search";}' onfocus='if (this.value == "Search") {this.value = "";}' type='text' value='Search'/> </form> </div> </div> <div class='widget-container'> <div class='social-profiles-widget'> <h3 class='widgettitle'>Share Your Discovery...</h3> <a href='http://twitter.com/' target='_blank'><img alt='Twitter' src='http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-oFF4HrEbwaI/To9NpETr6dI/AAAAAAAAEJk/jowvXNvTKcY/s1600/twitter.png' title='Twitter'/></a><a href='http://facebook.com/oceanicbusiness' target='_blank'><img alt='Facebook' src='http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-O6nMA1_akTo/To9NmwKzo4I/AAAAAAAAEJU/UFiFTyAJbnw/s1600/facebook.png' title='Facebook'/></a><a href='https://plus.google.com/' target='_blank'><img alt='Google Plus' src='http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-NbS3DZVbHU0/To9NnX6odTI/AAAAAAAAEJY/SvIFghHPw-k/s1600/gplus.png' title='Google Plus'/></a><a href='http://www.linkedin.com/' target='_blank'><img alt='LinkedIn' src='http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-bzutYp7uln0/To9Nn2z36jI/AAAAAAAAEJc/-_kgc1MkEB4/s1600/linkedin.png' title='LinkedIn'/></a><a href='http://www.oceanicbusiness.com/feeds/posts/default' target='_blank'><img alt='RSS Feed' src='http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-SLbNOLbWhs0/To9NoZ-cOHI/AAAAAAAAEJg/uRl444L2fyg/s1600/rss.png' title='RSS Feed'/></a><a href='mailto:your@email.com' target='_blank'><img alt='Email' src='http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-zyZkki5OJqE/To9Nmf1xb8I/AAAAAAAAEJQ/dlUOxjZ0H5U/s1600/email.png' title='Email'/></a> </div> </div> <div style='clear:both;'></div> <div style='clear:both;'></div> <div class='widget-container'> <div class='tabviewsection'> <script type='text/javascript'> jQuery(document).ready(function($){ $(".tabs-widget-content-widget-themater_tabs-1432447472-id").hide(); 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