FREE Business Showcase at WestShore Plaza on Saturday, April 29th, 10 am – 6 pm

FREE Business Showcase at WestShore Plaza on Saturday, April 29th, 10 am – 6 pm

We’ve found 100 of the BEST local companies and service providers – so you don’t have to! Exhibitors, LuLaRoe Fashion Show and Multi Consultant Shop, Demo’s, Shopping Perks and More  all in a One-Day Event Designed to Highlight Local Businesses and Encourage Shopping Local!

TAMPA, Fla. (April 24, 2017) On Point Executive Center is inviting Tampa Bay residents and visitors to head to WestShore Plaza for a day of discovery and shopping at their Business Showcase on Saturday, April 29, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The showcase is free to attend and will offer the best in business, lifestyle and health resources. Attendees will have access to traditional mall stores and the added bonus of a packed isle of local exhibitors offering unique products and services, great deals, edible treats and more.

What can you expect at the On Point Business Showcase 2017? We’ve searched the Bay for some of Tampa’s best business and service providers — so you don’t have to! Join us for this one-day event showcasing some of Tampa’s finest in business, home services, health and wellness, event services, legal, jewelry, essential oils, fashion and more. Sample, buy and try; book appointments and inquire about some of the products and services you’ve seen advertised around town.

Vice President of On Point Executive Center Karen Gillman was inspired to organize this local business event to share and showcase the wide network of resources she has personally encountered with her virtual business-services company.

Gillman says, ‘We meet so many inspirational local business owners who not only run successful businesses but also make giving back to their community a priority.  We wanted to provide them with a venue to showcase their products and encourage shopping local.’

A full day of entertainment is planned for center court at the Plaza.  Koko’s Yoga will start the agenda off with a free beginner’s yoga class at 10 am (bring a matt if you have one).  At 11 am Sonee Thompson with The Burn Belt will share an overview of her award winning Burn Belt. A drum circle led by Steve Turner from Giving Tree Music follows at 11:30 am.  You are welcome to sit in on the drum circle and experience first-hand the unity created by drumming and creating music together. At 1 pm sit back and listen to an informative presentation with Christine Campos and My EssentialsHZ. The consultants from LuLaRoe will be taking over the stage at 1:30 pm with a multi consultant fashion show and presentation about the brand.  The kiddos will want to join us with us by 3:00 pm for a fun and interactive Sing-A-Long and Photo Opportunity with the Princesses from Parties with Character of Tampa Bay. And wrapping up the afternoon agenda, join local artist Brenda Class from Painted Creations by Brenda for a Make and Take Painting Class at 4:45 pm.

The exhibitors will also be hosting a variety of demonstrations at their individual tables.  Jodi Lynn Iacino will be demonstration the art of calligraphy, Erika Davis with Usborne Books will be offering readings of children’s stories from her Usborne collection, Clara Murrugarra with VIP Image by Clara will be doing make overs for Sweet Sixteen and other special occasions.

On Point Executive Center supports many non-profits throughout the year with virtual office services and their sister company, Charity Chics.  We commit a portion of our proceeds to promoting their mission with event services and a vendor table at our expos.  At this event you can expect to visit with Susan Jacobs of Wheels of Success who will be presenting a new-to-you vehicle to a deserving recipient, The Sylvia Thomas Center who supports families after adoption, The Tampa Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary and the Tampa Bay Young Marines,

The entire day promises to be a fun and active celebration of local business!  Attendees will learn new things while discovering services they may not have even realized are in their own back yard. Guests might find a job or networking opportunities, new places to volunteer, or even be inspired to start a new business.

ShoutOUT® Tampa Bay is our media sponsor and can be reached for comment as well as Karen Gillman, VP of On Point Executive Center.  Heather Sell, ShoutOUT® Enterprises, Inc.

contact@shoutoutinc.com (813) 334-9797.

FaceBook Event Page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1846508198954390/ 

About On Point Executive Center  On Point Executive Center provides more than 30 years combined experience in the Virtual Office and Executive Suite industry to the Tampa Bay area and beyond. Small business owners can now afford all of the luxuries of the larger corporate entities by using our shared services. Entrepreneurs now have access to business services when they need them, and pay for them only when they use them, leaving the management and upkeep to us. On Point offers 4 annual events to showcase the services and talents that can be found in Tampa Bay. Outsource locally with www.onpointexecutivecenter.com

About Wheels of Success  Wheels of Success was incorporated in June 2003 to help families continue working by providing them with reliable transportation through a program of car repairs, vehicle replacement, and related services. http://www.wheelsofsuccess.org

Contact  To learn more about the On Point Business Showcase or to schedule an interview, please contact Vice President of On Point Executive Center Karen Gillman by phone at (813) 350-7800, or via email at karen@onpointexecutivecenter.com or ShoutOUT Tampa Bay

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Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Tampa Bay Mixer at On Point!

The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce held their April Mixer at On Point Executive Center last night and a good time was had by all.  Host, SCW (Strong & Courageous Women) utilizes On Point as their corporate office for their thriving Christian Woman’s magazine and publishing company and invited the members of the HCC out for their monthly get-together..

Guests enjoyed DELICIOUS homemade salsa by (soon to be famous) Sassy Girls Salsa (sooo good – I bought 3 containers just for my family and friends to enjoy over the weekend),  beautiful handmade crosses by Answered Prayers Project and the lovely Elizabeth Burberry, newly published books and magazines by Strong and Courageous Women, light appetizers and a tour of On Point Executive Center.

Interested in learning more or joining the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Tampa Bay? Call or email them at: 813-867-3550   info@tampahispanicchamber.com

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PO Box 20933
Tampa, FL 33622

Interested in learning more about Strong and Courageous Women Magazine or SCW Now Publishing?  Email: info@nowscpress.com    Phone: 888-506-9NOW   They are always looking for contributors for their magazine publication and authors who want to be published and promoted.

Address: 3030 N Rocky Point Drive W., #150  Tampa FL 33607

Interested in learning more about On Point Executive Center?  Call us at (813) 350-7800 or email karen@onpointexecutivecenter.com to set up a time to come by for a tour.  We would love to show you around!

What Are The Elements of a Good Business Card?

With most business being done digitally, you might think business cards aren’t necessary anymore. But, a business card is really a map to opportunity.  What are the essential elements of a good business card? What should be on it? How should it be designed? What should be left off? Outlined below are some things to consider when designing your business card, whether you work with a designer or create your own.

Need some inspiration?  Check out this diverse collection!

1.Simple and AttractiveA good card is sleek and attractive. Lose the clutter, drawings and crazy effects in favor of a simpler card that just tells people what they need to know. Speaking of which…

  1. Include the Important Information – The purpose of a business card is to give information, right? At the most basic level, a person needs to know the name of the company, telephone number, title, website address and email address, of the card holder.
  2. Good Design is Important It’s worth hiring a designer. You may not spend as much money as you expect. Consider it an investment. Good business cards will help gain your next contract or the next customer, which will pay you more than the amount you used to hire a good designer.
  3. Great Business cards have a front and a back – If your card is only one sided and is at a desk with the blank side up, that does not get anyone’s attention. Instead, use both sides and include social media info or just a a catchy design with your company name.
  4. Do not skimp on the paper – An attractive business card is like a handshake. It should be firm, not fragile. Be deliberate about your choice of paper. Don’t just pick up the stock offered by the printer, which usually is driven by price.
  5. Unique shapes or sizes can get your business card thrown away Recently, the trend in business cards was to use a unique shape and either be larger or smaller than typical business cards. If the design is deliberate, well thought out and consistent with its brand, it can work. But there is always a risk that if it doesn’t fit in a rolodex or business card holder, it will be thrown away.
  6. Grammatical Errors It may be obvious, but cross check all information. Spelling and grammar errors ruin your card! It shows that you are not prepared and can send wrong signals about your business to your clients.

A good business card is your chance to make a good impression, again and again. It is a visible reflection of the values of your company and can be the first experience a person has with your business. Keep it simple, spend time in design and include the necessary information needed to get in touch.

Do you have a unique business card you would like to share with us?  email us a copy and we will share it on our social media!

Contact us today to discover more about our suite of virtual office services and to explore our beautiful office space in Tampa. Want to know more about how we can help you go virtual? Click here to learn more about On Point Executive Center!

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5 Things Every Virtual Business Owner Needs

If you have been considering starting a virtual business, you may be wondering what types of things you will need to set up shop. Before you compose a long list of supplies, equipment and software you need to purchase there are really just 5 main things you need to start and run your virtual business.

1. Your laptop: Your laptop essentially is your virtual office, your filing cabinet, your word processor, your design studio, your gateway to email and the internet. How can you run a business from your computer without a computer? Oh, and the reason you’ll want it to be a laptop instead of a desktop is because in the virtual business world there will inevitably come a time when you will need to take your work with you and you can’t do that if you’re tied down to a desktop.

2. A reliable internet connection: A virtual business can’t be run without an internet connection. You need it to maintain your website, write and send emails, process orders, etc… Plus, if you ever have to do a video call with a client or employee having a bad internet connection will make the call all but impossible.

3. A cell phone or a phone answering service: Without a phone, how are your customers, vendors and team members going to reach you? Sure, they have your email address and know your website, but what if they need a real time conversation that is too urgent to wait for an email response?

4. A great business idea: Let’s face it, without a really fantastic idea, your business is doomed from the start. You must create a business people actually want. No market means no sales and no sales means no business.

5. The desire to start: Without the willingness to begin a business, you won’t ever have a business. You must get into the right mindset of being a business owner and prepare yourself to be your own boss. It’s not always easy, but it’s a very rewarding experience.

And when you are ready to establish your virtual office, give us a call at (813) 350-7800.

Contact us today to discover more about our suite of virtual office services and to explore our beautiful office space in Tampa. Want to know more about how we can help you go virtual? Click here to learn more about On Point Executive Center!

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How To Handle Difficult Clients With Grace

Virtual office, brick and mortar or eBay store – whatever type of business you are operating, difficult clients are a given.  Regardless of your customer service expertise or how trained and experienced your staff is, at some point you will have to deal with unhappy clients. Dealing with problem clients is even more complicated when the client is a top tier customer that is essential to your success. However, it is imperative to note that irrespective of who is in the wrong or what is to blame, the integrity of your virtual business and that of the employee should come first. When dealing with a difficult client, most individuals tend to lose their cool or simply keep postponing dealing with the client, which unfortunately only ends up escalating the problem.

Although there are no guarantees that a specific strategy will make a difficult client smile again, following some specific tips can help you find an amicable solution that will satisfy both parties. Your aim in dealing with problem clients should be to help the business succeed. Both businesses if possible.  Finding an agreeable solution to the customer’s issues and experiences is one of the best ways you can maintain loyalty from the customer and maintain the good reputation you likely worked so hard to build.

How to Deal

The first step in dealing with problem clients is to be in a customer service mindset. Set aside any personal feelings about the situation and first realize that the client is upset and it is your duty to provide a solution. Whether you feel that it is not your fault or the client is unfair in criticism, you should set your mind first to helping the client solve the issue. Once your mind is set, the next step is to listen actively to the client’s grievances. When listening, avoid the temptation to solve the problem immediately or jump to conclusions about what happened. Instead, listen attentively and thoroughly to what the client has to say before going forward.  Good listening skills takes practice.  In this case, it will pay off.

Provide an atmosphere free of interruptions to the conversation. Once the problem has been thoroughly explained, repeat the concerns to make sure that you are solving the correct issue. If there is something that you did not understand, ask questions politely and use the proper dialogue to help ease anger and stress levels. Once you understand the issue, you should be emphatic and apologize for the inconvenience the client has experienced, even when your virtual business is not at fault. Then offer a solution and if the customer accepts your offer, take action and follow-up to make sure that the issue is fully resolved.

The Customer is Not Always Right, but That Might Not Matter

When dealing with a difficult client, it is necessary to remember that customers are not always right, but a disgruntled customer can still wreak havoc. However, some demands are simply unreasonable. While you can go out of your way to try and charm the customer, there could come a point where you simply must terminate any future relationship with that client.  That could mean refunding their money, referring them to another business and possibly, in the worst case, blocking them from all your social media. Speaking of social media, read our post on why you should never ignore bad social media posts.

Stop the Gossip Mill Before It Starts

Even if the customer is in the wrong, don’t repeat the story to anyone outside of a trusted business friend.  Rarely does a story ever get repeated exactly as it was told.  Every time a story is shared a personal slant or tone is added which can drastically sway the facts.  Keep it professional and keep it tight lipped.

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Free Kids Event at the Glazer Children’s Museum

ADMISSION IS FREE from 2 to 7 pm on Tuesdays at the Glazer Children’s Museum!

The FREE TUESDAY program is a collaboration between WEDU PBS and Glazier Children’s Museum.  Admission is FREE from 2 to 7 pm courtesy of the Children’s Board of Hillsborough County!  Look for details about upcoming FREE Tuesday events at www.edu.ord/kids 

We don’t know about you, but we LOVE free family-friendly events.  We have visited the Glazier Children’s Museum on many occasions and thoroughly enjoy the exhibits and creative hnds-on play centers.  There is a Subway restaurant inside the museum, bathrooms on both floors and hours of fun for all ages.  Wear comfy clothes that you can bend, stretch and crawl around in. If you plan to play in the 500+ sq ft water table located on the first floor you may want to bring a dry shirt to change into before heading upstairs to shop in the kids-size Publix grocery store!

If anyone has energy left after leaving the museum, right outside its doors is Curtis Hixon Waterfront Parkwith an open field for running, two splash fountains the kids can run through and a playground.

Oh, and be sure to look for the famous mosaic wall – great for photo backdrops!

We hope you enjoy FREE TUESDAY!  If you end up going, please post a picture below!

 

 

 

 

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New Hire Orientation Ideas

Your new employee orientation is a make ’em or break ’em experience, for a new employee. At its best, the process of new employee orientation solidifies the new employee’srelationship with your organization. It fuels their enthusiasm and guides their steps into a long term positive relationship with you.

The first day in a new office can resemble the first day in a new school. When new hires arrive to start their jobs, human resources directors and department heads probably have a routine down for making them accustomed to the standards and expectations. However, these can become stale or overwhelming. Here are four tips to enhance the experience of new members of your team:

Start employees on a Friday. Beginning a new job on a Monday is the worst, and many human resources professionals have learned to avoid it. Use the end of the week, like a Thursday or a Friday, to fit in all of the orientation material. This way, employees return to the office the following Monday with their bearings and optimal energy to get started.

Help out with names and faces. One of the most daunting parts of joining a new team is remembering dozens of new faces and corresponding names. To combat this, place name cards around workspaces so that recent hires can learn who’s who. If your office communicates on Google chat or other web platforms, ask employees to upload photo avatars to make communication less anonymous.

Treat new hires without spoiling them. The expectations you set for office culture in the first few days on the job should be deliberate. Flourishes like a catered meet-and-greet lunch are thoughtful, but don’t go overboard. Keep orientation activities within the realm of what happens on ordinary days in a lively, supportive office.

Think outside the PowerPoint. Instead of overloading new hires with all there is to know about your company in a presentation, arrange one-on-one meetings with people in various departments. By allowing professionals in different roles to explain their contributions, hires will see your business in three dimensions.

Job Shadow. If your new hires role is dependent upon another department or employee, have them job shadow them for a day to see how their new role interacts and impacts this department.

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How to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day around the office

Celebrating holidays can help break up the monotony of a standard work schedule. This week, many companies will observe St. Patrick’s Day, Ireland’s national day that holds a special place in the heart of everyone who enjoys parades and the color green. Turning the holiday into an office celebration is easy and can be a fun opportunity for team-building and de-stressing. While planning a holiday Christmas party can take months of intense prep, we suggest you keep it light for St. Patty’s Day. Here are a few of our favorite ideas for festive shenanigans at work:

  1. Host a limerick competition. Invite your employees to show off their creativity with a contest to find the best limerick writer. Ask employees to submit a poem that meets traditional limerick standards and circulate them in a spreadsheet, allowing each employee to vote for his or her favorite. Some might make clever riffs on office culture and you might be surprised by the wealth of wordsmithing your team can accomplish.
  2. Stock the office with festive treats. From Lucky Charms breakfast cereal to cookies from your local bakery, making a nod to the holiday in your office break room can be simple to do at the drop of a hat. A pot of gold-wrapped candy or shamrock cookies are food for thought as your employees go about their days. Never underestimate the power of green food coloring to turn a traditional recipe into a celebration.  Try a St Patty’s Day themed Pot Luck!Go green around the office. On this blog, we’ve discussed how going green can mean embracing eco-friendly practices. However, on St. Patrick’s Day you can take that suggestion quite literally with streamers, name tags and other festive goodies. Perhaps assign each employee a leprechaun name or celebrate the Irish-American employees on your team with a cheeky bulletin board.

These tips will brighten your St. Patrick’s Day and require little preparation or time to plan…and don’t forget to wear green! At On Point Executive Center, we love office culture, so contact us today to learn more about our suite of virtual office services and to explore our office space in Tampa.

How small businesses can benefit from a virtual office

Today’s business world is no longer limited to the 9-to-5 work day, so it has become increasingly important to have the ability to respond to customers at all hours of the day. While this may sound like a daunting expectation, the rise of the internet and virtual officing solutions has made it possible and business owners should explore their options.

Although the internet has made businesses more accessible to their customers than ever, companies are able to make answering services readily available without needing to pay for a full-time secretarial staff. Virtual office and receptionist services enable startups, freelancers, contractors and growing companies the opportunity to take advantage of the “in-house” environment at a low cost.

“For anyone who wants to protect their home address, appear more professional, have a secretary field their calls, or who just wants a swanky business address on their letterhead, virtual offices are a great catch,” Officing Today news and features editor Jo Disney wrote.

Virtual office services can be used on a subscription or temporary basis, allowing executives the option to travel anywhere in the United States while seamlessly providing clients and customers the same experience that they would have if they were in the office every day.

In fact, these services can be equally valuable to your own workforce. Even though the members of the team are telecommuting, sharing common receptionist services can provide a similar sense of community to that offered by a physical office, according to Officing Today,

Work is no longer a static workspace. A person’s home, coffee shop or library can serve as their office, but it is still valuable to give off the impression that your business does have a dedicated professional space. On Point Executive Center offers virtual office services that give your business a commercial address to serve as a pick up or drop off point for packages and allow you to effectively manage incoming calls.

About On Point Executive Center

On Point Executive Center provides more than 30 years combined experience in the Virtual Office and Executive Suite industry to the Tampa Bay area and beyond. Small business owners can now afford all of the luxuries of the larger corporate entities by using our shared services. Entrepreneurs now have access to business services when they need them, and pay for them only when they use them, leaving the management and upkeep to us.

We know space! – Corporate space by the foot, cubical, office, conference room, or full time oceanfront suite — By the minute, day, week, month or year — Short-term, long-term, or roaming packages customized to meet your individual needs.  Outsource locally with www.onpointexecutivecenter.com

Photos From the On Point Women’s Expo

on-point-womens-expoWhat an amazing time we had at the 2017 On Point Women’s Expo on Saturday, February 4, 2017!

If you were there you may have noticed our photographer running around taking pictures capturing some of the fun moments from the day. We wanted to let you know that all of the images are live now. You can download your favorite snaps from the event right here! You are welcome to add your event pictures to this album until February 25th.   ****BE SURE TO SCAN THE ENTIRE ALBUM BECAUSE THERE ARE TWO SETS OF PICTURES FROM OUR OFFICE.

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Thank you again to everyone who made our expo such a massive success! We can’t wait for the next event (Saturday, April 29, 2017) at Westshore Plaza in April. Stay tuned for details on that. Until then, keep us in mind for all of your virtual office needs.

 

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Diligent Joy. What is it?

Have you read Elizabeth Gilbert’s book called ‘Eat, Pray Love’? I have read the book and watched the movie several times. There are so many things about the story that I love, but if I could pick one thing to pull out and share, it would be her excerpt on DILIGENT JOY. Read and consider how Diligent Joy manifests itself in your own life. And perhaps, what changes you could make to have it show up more often.

I keep remembering one of my teachings about happiness. She says that people universally tend t think that happiness is a stroke of luck, something that will maybe descend upon you like fine weather if you’re fortunate enough. But that’s not how happiness works. Happiness is the consequence of a personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestations of your own blessings. And once you have achieved a state of happiness, you must never become lazy about maintaining it, you must make a mighty effort to keep swimming upward into that happiness forever, to stay afloat on top of it. If you don’t, you will leak away your innate contentment. It’s easy enough to pray when you’re in distress but continuing to pray even when your crisis has passed is like a sealing process, helping your soul hold tight to its good attainments.

I begin to pray to God and say, “This is what I would like to hold on to. Please help me memorize the feeling of contentment and help me always support it.”

Diligent Joy.” As I focus on Diligent Joy….

I can see exactly where my episodes of unhappiness have brought suffering or distress or (at the very least) inconvenience to those around me. The search for contentment is, therefore, not merely a self-preserving and self-benefiting act, but also a generous gift to the world. Clearing out all your misery gets you out of the way. You cease being an obstacle, not only to yourself but to anyone else. Only then are you free to serve and enjoy other people.

As I focus on Diligent Joy…. I can see exactly where my episodes of unhappiness have brought suffering or distress or (at the very least) inconvenience to those around me.
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Wishing you a lifetime of DILIGENT JOY!

Karen Gillman, VP at On Point Executive Center

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Giving Your Customers a Peek Behind the Scenes – Why You Should Do It

Content marketing is and has been a successful marketing strategy for virtual business owners. There are many facets to it, but the driving force behind it is customer engagement and trust. One of the most beneficial ways to use content to not only increase your sales but to win customer trust is by showcasing the behind the scenes of your company, brand or product. Let us delve into the benefits of this aspect of content.

Customer Loyalty

Behind the scenes information about your business, whether that means showcasing your employees, the production process, or even your workspace creates customer loyalty. The customer tends to see only the end product. Showing off the human element of your business helps customers to remember the people that run it.

Building trust

People buy from people. Showcasing your business creates an emotional connection with your audience, making your company more trustworthy. You can share the day-to-day experiences in an informal way, which gives your business a personal feel. Photos, articles, a post about the office pet…

Putting a face on the product

behind-the-scenes-on-point-4Showcasing your business helps your customers to understand the inspiration or motivation behind the product or brand. They get to see the challenges that you overcame as you built the product, the relationships built within the team, and how the team interacted. This way, you add value to the product, and customers will be more willing to choose your brand over your competitors and stay loyal to it. Quotes, case studies, historical events…

More content to get more viewers to your page

The amount of content on your site matters. Behind the scenes is the ultimate way to ensure that you not only have more content on your site, but also diverse content that your audience can interact with. The audience will stay on your site longer, watching the videos, seeing the photographs, or reading the story behind your brand. They will trust your brand and be more easily converted into paying customers.

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Customer education

As you showcase your business, you are in essence educating your customer about your brand. They will get to know the values that your business upholds and the effort that goes into building the brand or company. Since they already know how things work, you will decrease the sales cycle, resulting in faster conversion.

Referrals and brand ambassadors

Showing your company’s behind the scenes will create brand ambassadors and referrals. A customer who interacts with the content will be more likely to refer someone else to your company/ brand. Higher prices will be justified

Behind the scenes content will help your clients understand why your company does things the way it does, and why your products and services are priced the way they are. After they see the process, the will typically be willing to pay more because in their mind your pricing will be justified.

The benefits of behind the scenes content cannot be underestimated. They ultimately result in more sales, but more importantly, customer trust, loyalty and higher brand reputation. If you want to succeed in your online business, it is as simple as that: showcase your business behind the scenes.

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The Best Way to Brainstorm for New Ideas for Your Business

As an entrepreneur or a business owner, you should always be coming up with new ways of doing things or develop new products, so you remain relevant and competitive in your niche. But, what is the best way to brainstorm for new ideas for your business?

People recommend different ways of brainstorming for new ideas and based on all the research out there, it seems that the best one is to effectively do a brain dump of your ideas onto paper. So, what exactly is a brain dump? Essentially it is sitting down and taking pen to paper and writing down every possible thought in your head. For some people the best way to do this is to grab some dry erase markers and write them all out on a white board. Others prefer to do it with a notebook. You have to choose what’s best for you.

A brain dump (sometimes spelled braindump, or braindump) is a complete transfer of accessible knowledge about a particular subject from your brain to some other storage medium, such as paper or your computer’s hard drive.

You can start by putting a theme at the top of your board or paper such as “Ways to make more money” or you could simply sit down and let your thoughts free flow until you can’t think of anything else. Apart from helping you come up with the best new ideas, a brain dump also helps you combat the feelings of chaotic thoughts and overwhelm. Why? Because you are finally getting all of those things you know have been swirling around in your head out of there!

Think about it- when you push too much into a bag what happens? Eventually it explodes everywhere. Let your mind explode onto the page and then see what you have come up with. If you’re like most people a theme or pattern will emerge leading you to the perfect path of what to do next in your business. If not, then what you have written down may spark an idea that wouldn’t have come out if you hadn’t let it out. The goal is simply to release it all and then wade through what you have unleashed.

We would write more on this topic, but we’ve got to go do our own brain dump. Who knows? Some of our ideas might just end up on this blog! Until next time, keep brainstorming fellow virtual entrepreneurs!

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