Archives: February 2016

February 28, 2016

Jim Luff joins Chosen Payments

Jim Luff has recently been appointed Marketing Manager of Chosen Payments and its sister company, The Chosen Technology Group.  Luff is well known in the ground transportation industry as an operator, a feature writer for LCT Magazine and a consultant to many small operators across the nation.  He joined the industry in 1990 as a private chauffeur and in 1993 began a 23-year career as the CEO of The Limousine Scene in Bakersfield, Calif.   Luff will be responsible for marketing management, public relations, corporate communications and the continued partnership between Chosen Payments and the limousine industry for both Credit...Read more

February 23, 2016

Capturing More Mobile Attention with Social Media

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In today’s competitive market, it is essential that you up your game from a mobile perspective. An increasing number of people search for products, services, and businesses using mobile devices, so unless you use the right marketing strategies, you’ll be missing a huge opportunity.   A huge number of people interact with social media networks via mobile devices. By incorporating mobile marketing into your overall social media strategy, you’ll enhance your current online presence, via more new customers and stronger relationships with existing customers. Whether you’re a credit card processor or a merchant who depends on credit card processing, these...Read more

February 16, 2016

Tips for Being a Successful Small Business Owner

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Owning a small business is not for everyone. To be successful in a highly competitive world, you need a solid understanding of marketing, sales, finances, customer support, credit card processing, branding, and more. However, along with this learned knowledge, you need internal drive and self-motivation.   Critical Factors for Achieving Business Success   As a small business owner, consider some of the most critical factors that will take you on a journey to success.   Mentoring and Good Company—Because you will be faced with multiple questions and decisions, you need a mentor to serve as your guide. This professional will...Read more

February 9, 2016

Tips for Jump Starting Business Growth

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Although you might strive for market recognition and fast growth as a new business owner, immediate success is seldom achieved. Trying to get immediate results often leads to frustration and costly mistakes, but with some guidance, you will discover ways to boost both sales and brand image in a relatively quick manner.   Hire the Right People To grow your startup company, surround yourself with the right people—those who share your passion and desire for success. You want people in your company who take the business seriously and are not afraid of working hard for positive results. All of your...Read more

February 2, 2016

5 Tips for Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur

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Some people are natural, born entrepreneurs. From an early age, these individuals exhibit unique traits associated with business success, including creativity, leadership, passion, and perseverance. Therefore, no one is surprised when in adulthood, these people achieve entrepreneurial success. However, being a successful entrepreneur takes much more than personality. You need the right mentality coupled with basic business know-how—both teachable attributes.   Becoming a Top Entrepreneur   ValueYour Skills—For starters, be realistic about your strengths and weaknesses. By taking stock of existing skills, you will identify gaps that need filling. According to statistics, 65 percent of all companies fail due to...Read more