Seven Reasons Why Your New Business Venture Will Fail

"Here is the prime condition of success: Concentrate your energy, thought and capital exclusively upon the business in which you are engaged. Having begun on one line, resolve to fight it out on that line, to lead in it, adopt every improvement, have the best machinery, and know the most about it. " Andrew Carnegie 1835-1919.

That quote represents what most new business owner's lack: a high level of eradicating the things that do not work about their business, and the required effort to make constant improvements on the things that do work. You can not succeed in the business you've chosen unless you come to terms with this equation. The following examples are the things most new entrepreneurs fail to do. The solutions to the problems are listed in easy to understand terms with clear steps that needed to be taken by you to avoid these horrible business pitfalls.

1. No optimization of cost-effective ways to do business. When most people start their businesses, orders that come in from customers are very slow. Over time that will change with a successful business model. The biggest mistake most business owners make is they continue to use the same, slow way of processing their orders. If you started out selling books online, and the for the first 6 months you sold 20 books a day, a manual way to process orders through manual credit card processing would be fine. But after the six-month period, your sales increased to 50 books a day. Now you have two choices: Either hire somebody else and pay them money out of your hard-earned profits to help you with the manual order processing, or pay an initial one-time fee to upgrade your order processing into a software program so your business can receive Paypal payments or direct deposits from your customers that go directly into your business checking account. If you do not want to do the processing for your business at all, there are very many choices you can make in the field of fully automated online payment companies that will do the work for you with minimal fees. They usually charge you only by the quantity of orders per day. Whatever you do, do not fall into the trap of failing to automate routine business tasks like communications, marketing, inventory management and accounting. There are plenty of software programs and small online businesses that will gladly help you to optimize these tasks so you can do the more important things that keep your business in the black: Finding new customers for your business and expanding your overall customer base.

2. Your business is too formal for new customers. In this day and age, people all over the world expect a more friendly business environment when they are looking to purchase goods or services. Even in an online business, customers expect to be greeted with that human element, either by a more relaxed email message from the storeowner, or by the personal blog that the owner refreshes on a weekly basis. People want to build relationships with other human beings, not a computer screen! So always put your emotions into what you are selling on display to your potential customers by greeting them with a "Hi Bob!", Not a "Hello future prospective customer …" You get the idea. Even your business cards, business headings, voice mails and outgoing email messages should ALWAYS be loose and have that personal touch that only you can give your customers. By doing this, you will establish a long-term customer every hour of the day.

3. Not knowing your customer base. If you sell to the wrong base of customers, you're not doing anyone any favors, most of all your own business. This is usually the number one cause of the failures you see happening with newer businesses every day. When a customer drops by your marketing-help web business, and is too cheap or broken to pay your lowest fees available, do not waste your time trying to get him as a new customer. A lot of business owners try to grab a hold of a dead-beat customer and beg him to stick around until he gets the funds to purchase their services. DON "T DO THIS! Just send them to a competitor's site / store that does fit his budget and continue to look for your more upscale customers that will have the loans to not only buy more of your items / services, but will refer others like them to your site / store. Trust your gut instinct on this one. If a customer does not sound like a potential moneymaker for you, then do not waste your time on them. -paying customer base. Do a search on Google to find out where your best customers live, or what kind of sites they hang out on. Then you can start an e-mail or snail mail campaign and target your customer base so they will come in droves to your business.

4. Being unaware of where to spend your budget. In the world of the internet, anyone can start a business with very little cash. Knowing where to put that cash is a very serious factor that will determine your success or failure. Do not ever spend much money on fancy logos or flash tools when building your web site. Just spend the eight dollars required to register your domain name, and look for bids on web developers who have a clear definition of what to bring to your web pages. Find someone who knows exactly what you require, and make them send you samples on demand, with no upfront fees. Believe me, there are so many web designers that need work, they will beg you to hire them. Make sure you hire the right one. With every dollar you put into your business investment, there has to be a way to extract two more dollars if your business intends to succeed. Content is still king, so make the content your number one selling point to get new customers. Content is always free as well, as long as you're the one writing it. Do not hire anyone else to do a job you could do. Just take a writing class, or research some web sites that specify what web surfers are looking for, and how to write effectively for them. It always helps to get a second opinion on what to spend your budget on, so ask anyone with a business degree for some help. Spend your marketing dollars on effective ad campaigns that reach out to your target audience. Most marketing can be done reliably these days, and you can do a lot of it. Just search Google for tips, or go to Amazon.com and get a few used books on guerrilla marketing for business owners.

5. Taking people at their word. In business today, there are a lot of weasels that want to take advantage of newbie business owners like yourself. They always try to say they will sign your business contract and stick to the deal you both agreed on, and then renge on the entire contract without paying you a dime. It happens all the time, but do not let it happen to you. If you have to fall back on the written contract, and not the business client's honesty and integrity, then you are in big trouble already. You have to be able to screen out the low-lifes out there and discourage them from doing business with you. Always demand money up front, even if it's only a portion of the agreed-upon amount. Never ship out a product it the customer's check is still being processed. There are many CEOs of large internet companies that will just take from you and give back nothing. How they live with themselves, I'll never know, but do your diligent research before dealing with anyone on a large scale contract, and you should do fine. Combining good research skills along with developing relationships with your potential clients should keep those weasels from your doorstep.

6. Not creating value in your business. To sustain any long-term business, you must put value above everything else. To many business owners, the profit margin is the bottom line, and they will do anything for that profit. You need to be more value-oriented than that. You should always ask yourself what value are you bringing to your customers on a day-to-day basis. The worst business model you can have is the one in which you just sell products for a few dollars of profit, and then try to upgrade that profit margin on a yearly basis. The business world has plenty of companies that sell items, but not enough companies that actually add value to the people who buy from them. Give your customers something free that they would normally pay for at other sites, and they will come back and actually spend more of their hard-earned money on your site than all the other sites who just sell to increase their profits margins without giving their customers any value. Give out free information or even free videos to people buying over a certain amount of merchandise on their orders to make your customers keep coming back to you many times every month.

7. Being phony. Do not tell your customers that you are a huge organization devoted to just their needs. If you are the sole owner of your business, be clear about it and tell your customers. Be honest with them about how you will fulfill their needs by being able to focus on them as personal human beings, and not just a number. You can use your honesty as a selling point to them, because you are now opening up and revealing your true identity. This helps bring that human element into the equation, theby bringing a long-term business / customer relationship to fruition. No amount of marketing can generate such a fruitful business goal like that. Most customers will trust that an individual who owns his / her own business will be good for their word, as opposed to the monoliths of the business world like Microsoft or Hewlett Packard. Big corporations are seen as impersonal behemoths that will take the customer's money and not care if something goes wrong with the product, or if the service fails to live up to the value and content the customer paid for. If you have to put on a front and lie to your potential customer base, then maybe you should not be in the business you chose in the first place. Believe me. web customers can smell a phony from a mile away and they will not hesitate to tell other people not to do business with you. With the world wide web being the best place to spread bad news fast, your business could be shut down within a few weeks of an irate customer's hate mail to your competitor's web sites describing how phony your business is, making your company be seen as a dishonest business that people should avoid like the plague. The competition always enjoying teasing down a new business, so just make sure you always leave a customer happy and content with their purchase.

By avoiding these common pitfalls that new business owners fall into, your business venture should be a very successful one.



Source by Rob Mead

Prostate Massage – How Much is Enough? How Much is Too Much?

Prostate massage is without a doubt one of the most powerful tools for healing a sick and painful prostate. It's not because of the massage itself. It is because of what the massage does for your body.

Prostate massage better enables the prostate gland to heal itself.

There are no drugs, nor will there ever be any, that can compare with what Mother Nature can do to heal your body.

What some correct massage does is bring more fresh new blood to your sick tired aching prostate. It is the increased supply of fresh healthy blood that enables your body to clean and heal itself.

Where 99% Of Prostate Problems Come From

Most problems of the prostate gland come from just four sources:

1) Toxic accumulation

2) Lack of oxygen and nutrients

3) Inadequate nutrition

4) Too much sex

Correct prostate massage will take care of the first two. Moderation (and even an extended period of rest) will take care of the third. Learning what to feed your body will cover the fourth.

With this knowledge and use of these tools you can handle over 99% of all prostate problems. Even the most long term, chronic, and terrible ones.

How Much Prostate Massage Is Enough?

How much should you massage your prostate? That answer is different for each individual. It depends on the condition of your prostate and what the problem or problems are.

But, consider prostate massage just like an exercise program.

If your body is sick, weak, and out of shape generally, you can not do too much exercise. The same will be true for your prostate gland.

And if your prostate is already in pain, sick and weak you will not want to make it worse.

When you first begin, it is very important to ALWAYS be very gentle. You're not usually going to fix a prostate problem in just one day. Neither are you going to become a Mr. America body builder after just one day in the gym. Make sense?

Persistence Is Key

Persistence is a key factor with prostate massage. Slow and sure like the tortoise will actually be your quickest way to success.

When a man does too much massage or massages too hard, it can cause some real pain the following day or two and the man often gives up after that.

This is just like most people who buy gym memberships. Did you know that of all the people who buy lifetime gym memberships, most people will use that gym just 4 times. Just 4! Then they give up and never return.

Why? Because they do too much in the beginning. All their muscles hurt after that. They feel crappy and irritable. So they quit! It all went wrong because they did too much too soon.

Do not let that happen to you with your prostate massage program.

Start SLOWLY!

Be gentle. Especially during the first massages.

It's much better to feel like you're not doing enough than to feel like you did too much.

After the first internal prostate massage, wait a few days before doing another one. If you are starting with the external prostate massage it can be done every day.

But, the internal prostate massage is usually much more intense. You are contacting the prostate directly. You're not massaging through a layer of muscle and fat with this massage.

You can compare this to weight lifting and walking. Walking you can do every day. But, weight lifting is most effective when done just 2 or 3 times a week. This is because weight lifting is much more intense. The body needs more time to rest, clean up and recover from it.

How Much Massage Is Too Much?

I'm sure by now you're probably getting the idea. Any amount that causes pain is too much.

In the beginning there will usually be some normal tenderness. And the next day or two may easily result in some added soreness. This is a natural phenomenon. During your first few massages you're going to be releasing a lot of accumulated toxins. These toxins have been accumulating for years!

When they are stirred up (and they start coming out ot the prostate tissues) they can irritate not only your prostate gland, but your whole prostate area. This is what causes the normal soreness on following days.

Then the blood will slowly flush them away.

The same thing can happen if you have not massaged your prostate for a long time.

Other than that, if you are experiencing pain during your massage you are either being aggressive or you are massaging for too long a period of time. Or both.

Anytime you feel pain or serious discomfort: STOP what you are doing immediately! Then continue more gentle or stop all together. Come back to it another day.

PAIN means you are doing too much, or pushing too hard, or both.

Let Your Body Be Your Guide

After you have been doing prostate massage for a number of weeks, you'll learn how much feels good and what is uncomfortable. Stay with what feels good. Once you are accredited to them, the massages should actually be very refreshing. Just like exercising.

Never go past the point of comfort. That's your best guide. It will be different from man to man. So make progress slowly and find what is best for you.

If Your Prostate Hurts Before You Even Start Massaging

If you are already suffering from a lot of prostate pain, you may not be able to do the internal prostate massage at first. In fact using the internal massage in this circumstance could be a very bad idea.

In this case, the vibrating massage and sitz bath are the best choices.

Once you start feeling better, you can progress to the external prostate massages.

The internal massage (because of the direct contact) is the strongest and fastest acting. But, it is not something that should be used if you have a poor condition or are in a lot of pain to begin with.

As you progress and your pain decreases, the internal prostate massage can be tried.

Always Be Safe

Always consult your doctor first. Rarely, a medical condition may exist that could make the internal massage dangerous. This usually occurs only in men of advanced age. Certain types of hemorrhoids, polyps, fissures, colon disease, certain prostate cancers, and just plain old age may present a problem where the internal massage could be dangerous.

If that is the case, you can still build health and find a tremendous amount of relief with gentle external massages and peripheral massages.

Always remember: It is always wise to check with your doctor first. Especially if you have any doubts about your condition. This will enable you to proceed with the correct type of massage with complete confidence.

Doing The Correct Amount

Prostate massage is not a competition. Neither is it a test of endurance.

The whole idea with massage is to get more fresh blood in and toxins out. That's it! After that the body does everything else on it's own.

So start slowly. Do not cause yourself pain. Be regular with your practice.

When your prostate regains health: your pain disappears, you are peeing normally again, and you'll notice your whole life becomes a happier one! Your entire spirit and zest for life will improve.

That's what correct prostate massage can help over 98% of men with prostate problems accomplish.

Be Well …

~ William



Source by William Zee