Keeping employees motivated can be a challenge—a challenge of money, time, and ideas. But focusing on your employees’ happiness can provide big pay-offs in the end, since you’ll cultivate a more loyal and productive workforce.
So how should you go about it? What are some tried and true approaches? And what about money—should you link motivation to the almighty dollar? We asked small business owners to weigh in. Here’s what they had to say.
Last year, we made these marketing predictions for 2014. We were right about some, off on others (sorry, QR codes).
Here’s what we’re thinking for 2015.
While you sip your eggnog and get ready to count down the remaining hours of 2014, we thought we’d take a look back at all the content we shared over the last year on our blog. Let’s just say there was A LOT for us to look at.
Some people might wonder why a promotional products company like Amsterdam Printing even has a blog. And some might wonder why we talk about marketing and sales topics, instead of focusing strictly on our products.
If you’re making resolutions for 2015, and if getting a handle on your day-to-day life is one of them, well listen up. Here are some important time management tips you should consider following.
Knowing how to talk to customers should be a straightforward thing, right? Well, it can’t hurt to revisit what works and what doesn’t (and maybe consider implementing some new strategies as you head into 2015).
We like to keep things simple around here. So when we heard about a great way to help save money and time for your business—we HAD to share! Would you get excited if we told you could create, print and mail all your advertising in one place?
We know marketing and advertising can be so expensive. We are always looking for ways to save money ourselves.
If you have mailing and advertising needs, EDDM2go (Every Door Direct Mail) allows you to reach every household or every household and business by USPS carrier route for a reduced postage rate. Everything is done online. If your business depends on sales from specific neighborhoods, then EDDM2Go could be the perfect fit for your business. According to Biz Report, up to 85% of a store’s customers come from a 5-mile radius. So think local!
It is really easy.
1. Create EDDM postcards & flyers with easy-to-customize free templates
2. Select carrier routes with EDDM Map Tool
3. Save tons of money on postage! And it’s so fast— all printing, processing, and mailing can happen within 5 days!
Watch this video to see just how easy it is!
Did you know? 98% of people check their mailbox and bring it in every day and 77% sort through it immediately. Direct mail will get their attention!
Source: USPS Survey
More Targeted Approach
Or maybe it makes sense for your business to make a more targeted approach. Maybe you are looking only for individuals with certain characteristics, like age or income. DirectMail2Go can you help you with that too.
- Upload your design or use a template design from a large gallery of options
- Upload your mailing list or rent one
- All of the postage and fulfillment is completed in one central place
For all your advertising and mailing needs, from printing, postage & prep look to EDDM2go or DirectMail2go. It’s really that EASY, see for yourself!
The countdown is on to 2015, and if you’re an entrepreneur who is involved in the trade show circuit, you know what that means: it’s time to order your trade show swag so you can hit the ground running come January. Here are our top picks.