You can look to magazines, online articles and other news venues for information on how to successfully run your own business. Take time to decide what products to purchase. Not every item is going to give you the success that you want. Review this piece to determine what is fact and fiction when it comes to home businesses.
Keep your focus on maintaining your relationship with current customers. Keeping an older customer happy, one that already likes what you sell, takes a lot less time and effort than attracting a new one. Keep customers happy to keep them coming back.
Keep two phone lines, one for home and one for the business. A business that wants to be known as professional and established always has a message specific to it, not to mention you are taking a risk of a child or someone else in the home answering the phone in a less than professional manner.
Your customers will be happier if you excel at customer service. Toss a little gift in with their order, or write a personal thank-you note to show your appreciation. Customers like to feel acknowledged for their business. Let them know that they are important to your business.
Develop a regular schedule of time to devote to your work at home that is separate from your personal time. You should select an ending time, and make sure that you cease receiving calls at that time. Make space for family, friends, and personal time to yourself.
Business cards are a wise investment. There are many online companies that will print your cards for little or no cost. Your cards should include all relevant information including your name, your business name and logo and your phone number. Your business card should also provide an email address, and the URL for your website. Your customers will have an easier time contacting you if you give them multiple channels of communication.
Don’t fall for ‘miracle’ advice from self-proclaimed online business experts. Online business uses the same principles that nearly all businesses do, but you must be well-informed to succeed.