Principles Of Farming To Grow Your Business

Before the advent of industrialization, there existed only two types of business; hunting and farming. Hunters are known to kill what they eat, while farmers are known to grow what they eat. In the short run, the hunter may seem smarter than the farmer, since their efforts seem to yield faster results – point and kill. But on the long run, a farmer’s effort pays more even though it may appear slower because their efforts tend to yield longer lasting results.

For instance, when a farmer plants a seed, it grows into a tree that continues to provide food for the farmer over a long period of time so long as the tree is properly nurtured. But when a hunter kills an animal, the meat cannot sustain him for long, so he constantly needs to be hunting for animals to kill every time he needs to eat.

Rarely do hunters hunt today what they will eat tomorrow. Why would they want to do such a thing, when they can just readily kill another animal and have a fresh supply of meat as the need arises? Just knowing that there are always animals in the bush completely dissolves the hunter’s need to plan for the long term. Why bother storing meat, when you can get it fresh whenever you need it? In other words, hunting is for eating.

This is not the case with farmers. You cannot hope to eat today the yam or apple you planted today, or even yesterday, or even a month ago. Why? Because crops unlike animals in the bush takes time to grow and are not stumbled upon, but rather are cultivated. Unlike hunting, you cannot walk into a farm with the hope of harvesting a crop you didn’t plant.

In farming, to harvest [reap], you must plant [sow]. You get only as much as you’ve given. Therefore, to eat well tomorrow, means you must have planted what you intend to harvest a long time ago. This is the same principle on which successful businesses are built.

The Farmer’s recipe for business success

To succeed in the world of business, as an entrepreneur, you must get rid of every get-rich-quick mindset of a hunter and begin to embrace the grow-rich-big mindset of a farmer. Hunters are more into business for the immediate gains it can bring, while farmers are in it for the long haul. Success as it ironically turns out, comes only to the farmer and not to the hunter.

In business, just like farming, you don’t build to reap fast [quick], you build to reap large [big]. You want to reap what will sustain you over a long period of time while you are waiting for the next harvest to come. Because you know how long you must wait to reap, you make sure what you sow is of the best quality so that it doesn’t wither and die before the next harvest season. This is why every farmer only sows their best seeds.

How much [quantity] and how well [quality] you harvest [reap] is dependent on the quantity and quality of the seed you planted [sow]. Farmers have discovered the secret of success; they sow as much as they want to reap. They spend the majority of their time planting and cultivating rather than hunting, because they have realized that what you grow [plant and cultivate] yields a far greater returns than what you get [hunt and kill].

Wellness Business! Five Ways to Make the Business More Profitable

According the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention over 34 % of the population are overweight and more than 33 % are obese. Many of the remaining

30+% can benefit from learning more about being fit and eating well.

Yet many of the experts in food, nutrition, health and fitness are not business experts. So they start a business and then struggle to make enough money. A few simple changes can make a big difference.

Here are five steps to tune up your wellness business. Follow this advice and to get more clients to hire you and earn more income.

1. Run your business like a business not like a hobby. What does this mean? This means you work. It does not mean you simply work when it is convenient. When you are not engaged delivering services to your clients you are marketing your business to attract more clients. This also means you pay attention to your money including incoming sales and outgoing expenses and investments.

It means investing in your business and not trying to do it all on your own. You need to spend money to make money. Do what you do best and delegate or hire the rest. That may mean spending can get ahead of income because you are investing for the business you want to have – not the one you currently have.

One way to test if you are running your business like a business owner or hobbyist owner is to give yourself a performance review. Do you meet or exceed expectations? Or need improvement. Do you deserve a raise or a promotion? How about appointment to head up a key project in your company? What is your area for growth (aka weakness) in the coming year

2. Be crystal clear on your niche and know your ideal client very well. Often times there is resistance to selecting a specific niche due to the fear of not having enough business. Actually the opposite is true. It is much easier and more effective to market to niche. You can more easily become the expert in your specific niche.

A niche makes marketing your business more affordable. When you carve out a specific niche, you can target your marketing message and make it more clear, precise, and easy for your ideal client to hear and say “s/he gets me!”

3. Have a marketing message that makes clients want to find out more. There are two common mistakes entrepreneurs make regarding their marketing impact statement or E-Speech. One is talking about yourself and your services and credentials on your website home page or when answering the question what do you do.

The second mistake is a marketing impact statement that is vague or confusing. This mistakes is often due to a lack of clear understanding of your ideal client and the pain or problem your business satisfies. Make your marketing impact statement all about your client, their problem and your business solution. Speak to them in their own words – everyday language not jargon.

4. Integrate all the parts of your business into a systematic, profitable business model. Small business owners often have a variety of marketing tools and tactics but no systems, no strategies, no business model. A website, blog, social media, advertising, health fairs or brochure will not be effective unless they are integrated into an overall strategy to grow the business. A profitable business model is a written and graphic description of how the business makes money from client attraction strategies through all client contact, customer service, additional purchases and referrals

Small Business Facts to Get You

The first of the small business facts that you need to know is exactly what a business is. It is just what it sounds like. It is a business that is pretty small. The employees can range from one or two all the way to about 50 or so people to still be considered small.

There are many different kinds of small businesses. You can own a business of your own doing a service where you are the only employee, such as mowing lawns. Or, you can own a business that has many employees such as a small restaurant or diner. The choices of small businesses that you can buy or open are virtually endless, so whatever you want to do is most likely possible.

And that brings us to the next of the small business facts. It is a fact that not all businesses are successful, so you have to make sure that you know what you are doing when you are trying to run your own business. Sometimes this just involves making good choices, and other times you may even have to take some business classes in order to have the best results with your business. It depends on the type of business that you are turning of course.

The next of the essential business facts involves advertising. It is a fact that your business has to be advertised in order to make money in nearly all cases. This is because customers are most often required in order to make money. And to get customers, advertising has to be done. You always have to make sure that you allocate a certain amount of money in your business’s budget to advertising in order to have a successful business.

The last of these business facts is one about the amount of money that you stand to make when you are a small business owner. In most cases, you will increase your standard of living with a successful business. But, you will not extensively increase it. You need a larger business or a more expensive product or service in order to have this kind of income increase.