13 Brilliant Basics of Business

I stumbled across a great article by Nicholas Bate and I just wanted to share a few of the basic principals with you. 1. Pinch the best ideas from your competition. Then build upon them. 2. Your business isn’t special. It’s like all others. It needs money coming in, it needs motivated staff, it needs to manage its costs, it needs to innovate. Who’s making that stuff happen? 3. Stop wishing. Start selling. Stop imagining. Pick up the phones. Stop playing with pipeline percentages. Ring every account and ask for business. 4. Are you excited about your business? No? Best find something else... 5. Never walk by something which could be improved in your business. A dangerous trailing lead. A dog-eared brochure. A web-site link which is broken. Notice it? Fix it. 6. Simply be better. At everything you do. Products are shipped faster. Proposals are easier to read. Reception is friendlier. The coffee is worth coming back for. 7. (a) price-cost=profit (b) profit x lots=sleep@night Thus: price for a good night’s sleep. Not just ‘a deal’. 8. ‘I didn’t have time’ is not a valid excuse for a smart, entrepreneurial person such as  yourself. Make tough choices. 9. When you need more money, don’t necessarily think investors.  You may regret the freedom you give away which was actually the reason you went into business in the first place. 10. Notice how the small stuff can really wind you up when you are in  line for a coffee or dealing with your bank. Does your business do that to its customers? 11. Keep asking: what else can we offer our current customers which would (1) help them (2) make us money (3) but not destroy [...]

The difference between RGB & CMYK coloring…

This is the first in our series of informational post. I found a great video to explain what the difference is between RGB and CMYK color and when each color mode should be used. ( Just a note: Turn your volume down a little. :) ) Have design related questions that you would like answered, send us an email to info (at) springcartdesigns (dot) com