September 8, 2016

For a small business, website design can make much more of a difference than most businesses expect. The right website design for your needs and your business can make all your marketing efforts pay off with an increase in your bottom line. Bad design will not give results and could even harm your marketing efforts, especially if you rely on your online presence to deliver orders and bring customers. Web design companies that specialize in designing websites for small businesses can give you a great insight into how designing your website affects customer behavior and ways to use good design principles for Improve your profitability.

A Good Small Business Website Design Company Offers Value to Your Customers

When you sit down to chat with your web designer on your website, consider how to deliver value to your clients rather than how you can tell them what you want them to know. Everything on your website from the basic layout to each item of content should be focused on providing information that your customers want to know about. This information varies from industry to industry, but almost all industries benefit from basic and non-basic basic elements and decisions.

Make it easy to find information

One of the most frustrating things for any website visitor is not able to find the information you want. A good organizational organization and help with planning but two important elements to make your website design more user-friendly are a good navigation and a search box. Well-organized menus and links help your users find what they need without frustration on a small site. On a larger site, a search box is an important tool for your visitors.

Talk to the web designer about the navigation options. Flash Web design technology opens up a lot of navigation design possibilities that move you out of the menu bar or sidebars and let you put a lot of your information directly into the design of your home page.

Anticipate the needs of your visitors

One of the biggest mistakes in many examples of small business website design is to put the business interests ahead of customers. When planning your design, think of one of your own customers. What would you like to find on your site?

At the absolute minimum, your website should include your company name, a description of the services you offer and a way to contact your business. A company specializing in designing small business websites will encourage you to think beyond the basics. Your "Contact Us" page should include several ways to contact your business – and make it easier. Including an email form on your website, for example, encourages visitors to enter their comments or questions without leaving your site, which greatly increases the chances of effective contact with the customer.

Include social integration in your website design for small businesses

Small business websites can benefit enormously from the inclusion of social media elements in their website design. Make sure visitors to your website can …

Whether you are a World traveler, or an expat deciding to settle in Bucharest, unless you are independently super-wealthy, you’ve probably thought about what you can do to earn income and/or occupy your time overseas. The internet today is awash with many “get-rich-quick” schemes and “retire-over-seas” plan of action kits. While all this is information is nice and in some ways functional, it almost always assumes that you are beginning with a rather large nest egg. Sometimes we don’t actually have a couple hundred grand lying around from pensions or retirements or other investments to “drop” into an apartment and “turn-key-lifestyle” at our new home overseas. So that brings us to the “I wish to create some income, maybe start a business, so what do I need to do next” people. Within the next paragraphs, you’ll get an inside look at what to expect when moving forward with your business venture.

Identifying a niche

When we [our group of expat friends] first arrived in Bucharest, Romania 4-5 years back for real estate purposes, we had all the excitement one would expect when first landing and wandering around in a land that was essentially foreign to us. We passed through all the stages of ex-patriotism, most importantly the stage where we as business owners and entrepreneurs look around and think “wow…wouldn’t THIS be a great idea for Bucharest?” While this is great fun to do and helps you spawn realistic ideas, don’t be to keen on falling in to this “trap” as I’ll call it. We’ve looked at opening fast food chains, luxury spa’s, Name Brand clothing labels, real estate offices, and more. We looked at both traditional and highly westernized business concepts. At the end of the day, we’ve found that when taking into consideration the amount of overhead versus the time for the business to actually absorb and be accepted into the local marketplace, and the amount of red-tape to get there, one may be better off pursuing other “offbeat” types of income streams. We’ll talk specifically about these off beat type plans in an upcoming post. Always keep in mind that whatever we can do in the US or the UK, the Romanians can typically do it cheaper. Not necessarily better in all cases, but cheaper… and this has a “trickle down” effect. Run your numbers accordingly.

Right now in this “worldwide economical crisis” laziness and affordability somehow go hand-in-hand. I was told twice in recent days by two different Romanians the following phrase: “Romanians don’t like to give money. They only receive. If they don’t receive they take.” I debated long and hard about referencing this in here, as I was afraid that too many people would take offense to that and say it is demeaning and insulting to Romanians. I disagree and I feel it is some important wisdom when considering a business or service of any form here. You see, the thing about that phrase is that it’s so blatantly true and honest for virtually …

The following article is my review of the USANA MLM opportunity. I am not affiliated with this company and my sole objective is to present you with an impartial USANA Business review and allow you to determine if USANA is a suitable company for you to join. USANA is similar to almost every multi-level marketing business, and needs to be evaluated by means of checking out several main components of the organization.

USANA History

USANA Health Sciences was founded in the early 70s, by Dr. Myron Wentz, and is currently headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah. The company produces various nutritional and skin-care products, most of which are manufactured in the United States and sold by independent distributors. The company brings in a very large revenue stream and has an arena named after them which hosts various concerts and events from many popular acts. Other than their price, the only negative feedback I have heard about is the success rate with the network marketing program.

USANA Products

There are four main brands in USANA’s product line; USANA Nutritionals (Essentials and Optimizers nutritional supplements), USANA Macro-Optimizer foods (drink mixes and nutritional bars), Sensé Basics and Enhancers (face, hair, and skin care products), and Rev3 Energy drinks. USANA’s products are pretty pricey and the company claims that is because they are made of such quality. A few industry nutritional supplement consulting firms have disputed that fact and claim that most mlm companies offering nutritional products show no evidence to justify the increase over major competitive brands.

There is little doubt that USANA products top notch products, but in order to make a lot of money, the place a very high focus on recruiting sales reps, or independent distributors. Those who got in early are the ones making most of the money and it is the new distributors who are struggling as a whole.

USANA Compensation Plan

USANA pays their distributors on retail sales and like most multi-level marketing companies, most of the residual income comes from building a downline organization. USANA uses a binary compensation plan, which gives distributors points based on sales volume. When the points reach a pre-determined level, the distributor is paid. If the points do not reach the level, they accumulate towards the next week. USANA requires that distributors purchase a minimum of 100 points of products every four weeks in order to remain eligible to receive compensation. 100 points is equal to about $110 – $130. If the minimum point level requirement is not maintained, the distributor will lose the points that have accumulated but not yet been paid on. USANA reported that 87% of associates fail to make enough off of commissions to recover the cost of their qualifying purchases with 67% of all associates making no commission. 72.2% of all companies commissions are earned by the top 2.31% of associates

Why Are So Few People Making Money?

The answer to that is quite simple. Most people in the network marketing industry are still stuck in …