Why Have Personalized Address Stamps?

Why get your hands on your very own personalized address stamps? There are nearly as many reasons to have them as there are people who order personalized address stamps.

First of all, let's consider home uses:

• Easier to work with than peel and stick address labels
• Self-inking and standard models are available
• Use on books, DVDs, or any other media to ensure return when lending out
• Everyday envelope usage
• And more!

How many books have you lent out only to forget who you gave them to? Putting your stamp inside the front or back cover will allow the borrower to get it back to you. Or in case you leave it on a bus or in a park, it may get returned if anyone finding it has a way to locate the owner.

When sending out birthday or other party invitations, personalized address stamps can save a lot of time in filling out the where the event will be held section, as well as the return address on the envelopes you are sending out. Not to mention that your personalized address stamp will make the invitation look that much nicer!

What Is B2B And Why Choose This Business Model For Your Startup? Part 2

What Is "B2B"?

"B2B" - means that you are selling a product or service to other businesses.

A few examples of "B2B" product based companies would be:

    Ex 1: Selling CRM Software "Customer relationship management" to organizations so they can keep track of their sales leads, manage their sales cycles and determine a cold-calling schedule.
    Ex 2: Selling office equipment to companies who wish to upgrade their existing furniture.
    Ex 3: Selling security and access control hardware and systems to building management companies, universities and municipalities.

Looking Further Into "B2B" Product-Based Companies

Why do I recommend that the first time entrepreneur shy away from "B2B" product based companies?

Product based companies are typically not as fast moving as service-based companies meaning that the entrepreneur cannot change their offering in accordance with the clients' needs as quickly as they could with a "B2B" service-based company. Also, upon meeting a prospective client, the entrepreneur may see profitability in selling another solution into the company, but being able to offer a new product that quickly can prove to be quite taxing and quite expensive, especially when money is tied up elsewhere.

Using Social Media for Business Networking

Did you know the latest numbers from the analyst group, Forrester, shows for sales lead generation that Facebook has a 1% click-through rate and a 2% conversion rate? Did you also know that Twitter has one-upped Facebook and its click-through rate is between 3-5%? For comparison the average click-through rate for Internet ads is.08%.

If you haven't yet, you need to be using social media for your business networking.

We all know that this is a social media age for small business, but most small businesses either don't know how or are unsure how to go about harnessing this valuable Internet resource.

The good news is, it's not difficult to start. There are numerous free resources online, as well as business networking groups to get you started.

The more engaging you are online with social media the more engaging business networking-wise you will be. It tends to be an art form. But one that doesn't have a huge learning curve. There's enough evidence everywhere on the Internet for you to be able to turn into that social savvy business networking guru for your small business.

Your business is only as well-known online as your social media presence, which in turn creates your business networking presence.

The Future of Banking Sector Compensation

In the aftermath of every 'boom and bust' that has occurred within the global financial system throughout history, policymakers and stakeholders have proposed and implemented financial reform as a means to prevent future financial failures. In many cases the lobby from the big investment banks is to strong, and many reform acts don't make it through congress. The ones that do like the Glass-Steagall Act end up being repealed, and therefore we end up with a financial system that is vulnerable. Thus, when it is exposed to free-market forces such as profligacy, irrational exuberance, and greed, it cracks at the seams, and if not rescued, it breaks down completely.

Nothing has exhibited this better than the recent financial crisis. There is a fair amount of rhetoric circulating at the moment surrounding financial reform, and reinstating the Glass-Steagall Act has been one such mention. Compensation has been another. These, as well as many other areas within the financial system need be to critically evaluated, and recommendations for reform reform put forward. If we are to stave off future financial crisis, it is imperative that all loopholes are blocked up, necessary regulation is implemented, and a healthy financial system is created as a result. Moreover, we must be careful not to over-regulate, as this could also be to the detriment of the system. Constrained capital markets are as good as price-fixing in closed economy.