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How Small and mid-size business can succeed in Email marketing

Email marketing is not a new concept now. Big, established brick and mortar businesses too have put their feet firm into this channel. Due to this, it is not very easy for small and mid-sized businesses to compete and move ahead of their bigger competitors.

The best thing about email marketing is that it is affordable. It doesn't require much investment and hence upcoming business too can give it a try without fear. There are some important things about email marketing which a beginner should be aware of and experienced should keep practicing and following it. These are:

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Entrepreneurship: Becoming Famous

Everyone has an equal chance for fame... now I'm starting to doubt on that.

Well, can we actually believe that all of us can be famous someday? Maybe with a good streak of luck and some real hard work then we might all come to the point of becoming famous. However, not all of us have luck. And though many of us have dreams of comfortable and luxurious life, the majority of us cannot stand up from our asses and make something useful.

It is easy to dream dreams and wish wishes. But it is never easy to create wheels to drive our dreams nor our wishes to their realizations. Success never comes overnight. It has to be built somewhere and it has to be willed to come.

Success is one element wherein active participation from the aspirant is very badly required. No one can be famous without doing anything, may it be good or bad. And no oaf can be turned into a mogul without having to spend time devising ways and mustering courage to be one. Someway, we all must invest on some things that would cause us to be productive.

Braving the world of entrepreneurs is such that one has to really muster all the resources he has, risk it all in one chance and take the consequences in return. The bad thing though is that risk, by nature cant be equated at any assurances. You just have to take the risks and accept what they are or leave them and be forever resentful that you didn't even took time and see what truly lies ahead your muddled living.

Fame, on the other hand, is corollary with success. In most cases, people who are successful are equally famous. They are distinguished through their achievements, which if we truly are to analyze are standing above those achieved by common people. Their accomplishments paved their way to becoming famous entrepreneurs. This is almost inevitable as all people who have done great jobs normally received favorable acceptance in a group or community. Thus, they are elated to heights not reached by those who did not shed time to make their parts.

What makes successful entrepreneurs famous is not the name they bear. Well somehow the name has the parts on it. It is not also the companies they were able to build. Or is it the people that they were able to develop. What make them famous are their successes behind those successes. One good point to argue is their personal development after having to go through all the hardships of entrepreneurship.

Now can you ask yourself, will I make it to the entrepreneurial world? The answer lies only on you.

If you said yes then it is proper to say that the stage is now open for you to take the risks, make the changes and be the person you have dreamed and wished to be all your life.

I think it is worth repeating that being an entrepreneur entails that you become a good risk taker. If you already have this quality on you then the lesser work you have to put. However, if not then courage must be integrated in your personality. It takes so much will for one to actually be able to gather his strength and manipulate the risks towards his own advantage. We cannot teach risk-taking here, you have to know where does the vein starts. Find it in you.

Just a word to remember though, don't be too brave in taking risks.

Remember that when starting with your business, the fastest way to kill yourself is to be overly confident against the risks that face you. You have to test grounds first and see if you can cross the water with all things that you have. Equate the chances of failure against success and make decisions according to your sound, calculated judgement. Keep in mind that most entrepreneurs, before even reaching the point of fame, have already self-destruct or died of natural death. Don't be like most of them. Keep faith in your pocket, have enough load of strength and believe that you can be a master to failures.

You see, at the end of the day, anyone truly ahs the equal opportunity for fame. Only we have to take our parts on living that opportunity.

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The Re-Emergence of Entrepreneurship

The current recession has brought about many buzzwords in the media; recession-proof, recessionista, and the great recession are just some of the many words that have been thrown around in news stories and blogs over the past year. Countless articles have been published inquiring about what people are doing now, when the job market is at its worst. Some people continue their schooling, others stay locked into jobs they can’t stand. One topic that hasn’t been explored as widely during this time is that of entrepreneurship. As the economy continues to rollercoaster, there are many who seem immune to it, building a business from the ground up despite advice warning against it.

When news of a market downturn first started making headlines a few years ago, few people gave it much thought. But when reality hit, few knew what to do. For those who had a vision and the ambition to do so, they employed themselves by doing something they loved. Although a bad economy may not seem like the best time to be a small business owner, it has actually been good news for many. In a piece for Harvard Business Publishing, New Mountain Ventures founders Christopher Gergen and Gregg Vanourek write,

“Many people assume that entrepreneurs are allergic to recessions. It turns out that downturns can be times of tremendous opportunity–and, yes, profit–for entrepreneurs. But only if they play their cards right.”

The entrepreneurial spirit has taken hold among people all over the country looking to break out of the everyday and be their own boss. Entrepreneurship inspires creativity, allows someone to become incredibly passionate, and bring something new to the world. Those who recognize the potential in a recession—most important being decreased barriers to entry and the need for new businesses—will reap the rewards.

CNN recently published a piece on a history of businesses born during economic downturns, citing examples of...

To read more about the re-emergence of entrepreneurship, go to Sparxoo, a digital marketing, branding and business development blog.

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The Magic Of Starting A Small Business

I had wanted to write on this for quite sometime now, but all the same, i know it is never late to do so. One thing about being an entrepreneur is that you tend to get all manner of people coming to you either as customers, business associates, employees, family members, friends or investors.

Quite often i do hear this from them "i want to build a big business" or "i want to be rich." While i am not against tall ambitions since i am also an ambitious person, i am against big dreams without the willingness to pay the necessary price.

Most entrepreneurs dream of being the next Bill Gates, Warren Buffet or Sam Walton but they don't seem to know the price these men paid to get to the level they are.

This is the main reason i have a column on my website titled "Lessons from successful entrepreneurs." I purposely introduced the column to enable aspiring entrepreneurs see what it took these entrepreneurs to get to where they are now and to also enable them learn from the mistakes of these successful entrepreneurs.

It is ok to dream big, but the real fact is; are you prepared to pay the price? If you are, then you must be ready to start small. Most young entrepreneurs hate starting a small business. They assemble their business plan, make all necessary arrangements and then wait for an investor that will provide the $1,000,000 capital.

The hard truth is that the million dollar investor might never come and even if they do, they will not invest with you because you lack the necessary business skills and confidence to run a business and grow their money.

So what is the way out? My suggestion to young entrepreneurs who come to me with ideas and business opportunities is this; go and start small or get involved with the process of starting a small business.

I usually advice entrepreneurs who are young in the business world to start a small business based on the following reasons:

1. Most of these young entrepreneurs have no business experience. They have not been confronted by business challenges. But when you start small, you will gain experience and improve your business skills.

2. If you start a small business, you will faced by the initial start up challenges of finding new customers and managing the business system as a whole. Now the truth is; if you can handle these challenges, then you are preparing yourself to handle the challenges of building a big business.

3. In business, there are unforeseen challenges. If an entrepreneur should bend low and go through the process of starting a small business, he or she will come to realize that there is more to building a business than just finding customers.

4. If you are able to start small and grow at a rate of maybe 35 - 45% per annum, investors’ confidence in you will be boosted. The investors will come to reason that since you have gotten to the level you are, a little support will make a big difference. The truth is if you can confidently handle a small business and grow at a steady rate, then you can handle a big business.

With these few reasons of mine, i believe you are now beginning to realize the magic behind starting a small business.

In conclusion, my final advice is this. Even if you take the risk and go through the process of starting a small business, don't get infected with the small business syndrome.

I have seen entrepreneurs start and build small successful businesses but they refuse to go beyond the small business level. They have gotten contented with the small business level. So for you who intend starting small, don't make the same mistake.

At this point, i draw the curtain. God bless you.

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