The Spark Tank website helps many people see our products for the first time, and I am happy to have been a part of it because it helps us market ourselves easily. We were given quite a lot of exposure because of the site, and I had people contacting my business because they found me on the website. I was pleased to know that they were interested in what we were doing, and I learned from Mark how to leverage that interest.
#2: Learning From Mark
I learned quite a lot from Mark, and he was open to answer questions all the time. I had many things to ask him, and I knew that I would have problems if I did not get advice from him directly. He was there to give me the information I needed, and I learned quite a lot of help when I was starting out. Mark has remained a mentor even to this day, and he was vital in the early days when I was on the Spark Tank.
#3: The Contest
The Spark Tank was the perfect contest for our business because it helped us get in touch with customers while providing us with an opportunity to win funding. I am still connected to Mark today, and I am proud of the people who won the contest. We benefited quite a lot from the contest, and I hope that people will quite enjoy using this platform in the future to make their businesses better. The Spark Tank is known well around the world, and the site has many visitors every day that will visit a business like mine.Learn more : https://www.facebook.com/marc.sparks1
I am pleased to have been a part of the Marc Sparks brand and his Spark Tank. He has done wonders for so many of us in the business community, and I hope that we have many more chances to learn from him in the future. He may help us post new products online if that is what we need, and believe that there is a way for people to learn about business in a new way. We may create our own buzz just as the Spark Tank has.(https://www.amazon.com/They-Cant-Eat-Marc-Sparks/dp/0990495000)
With so many progressive causes around the world, and so many forces working against them, it can be easy for ordinary citizens around the world to feel voiceless. Avaaz steps into that global vacuum, offering a streamlined way for everyday people to become involved and feel they are making a difference.
Their name, Avaaz, comes from a transliteration of the Persian word for voice or song. It has cognates across many other languages, including the English word “voice.” It was co-founded by organizations such as Res Publica, MoveOn.org, several individuals and entrepreneurs around the world. Avaaz is led by their founding president and executive director Ricken Patel, a Canadian-British who studied at Oxford and Harvard.
In addition to the higher leadership board, Avaaz has a team of campaigners from over 30 countries including Brazil, India, Lebanon, and the United States. They communicate with members and come up with appropriate tactics for each campaign. Those campaigns can be as quick as an “email your leadership” mass emailing to public stunts like placing a herd of cardboard pigs in front of the World Health Organization so they can be encouraged to investigate the links between swine flu and large pig farms.
They are very grassroots oriented. Any Avaaz member can suggest a cause or course of action, which is measured for its potential and test emailed to 10,000 members. If the email campaign is successful, it is forwarded to all the membership. Since 2009, when they stopped accepting start-up donations, their funding has come exclusively from membership donations. They do not accept any donations above 5,000 dollars, and still the members have raised over 20 million dollars.
While Avaaz tends to support very progressive causes, its leadership sees it as a pragmatic, idealist organization that can unite like-minded thinkers around the world.
There are very few companies which invite their current and prospective customers to visit their facilities any times. And Securus Technologies is one of them. I was not surprised to see that they have extended an open invitation to visit their technology center.
Basically, Securus Technologies is continuously upgrading its technology that can completely revolutionize the incarceration environment. But this can happen only if their customers are aware of it. In fact, Securus Technologies is upgrading its existing products or even getting another innovative product, nearly every week. This way they are helping the jail and prison facilities to improve safety.
But this can happen only if these facilities are aware of these products and services presented by Securus Technologies. This is the main reason why Securus Technologies has extended this open invitation to them.
Besides, I am well aware that Securus Technologies is focused on keeping its customers happy. This can happen only when they understand the need of the customer and can provide them a solution accordingly. This is why all the letters and email communications received from prison as well as jail officials are read, analyzed, and their feedback is incorporated into the future work orders. This communication comes from officials who have the job of preventing and solving crimes so that the incarceration environment becomes safer as well as better.
I know about the mail from jail officials speaking about assistance on a case. This was through the phone calls which had been made regarding consignment. This helped to get a search warrant for the staff member. It could be easily proved that he was corrupt. Thus the person got arrested for introducing contraband. Incidents like this help in keeping these facilities safe. This is good for inmates, their families, parolees and even the community in general.
The concept of online reputation management comes into play when the need to grow a business arises. For this reason, every business owner is encouraged to upload his credentials online. Currently, before one decides to do business with anyone, they must search and view the online profiles.
Based on the latest research by onlinereputationreviews.com, business owners stand a chance of losing 22 percent of their clients if their partners find negative information about their companies. For businesses with two or more negative articles, the percentage loss increases by 44 percent and 59 percent respectively. These actionable tips are useful in online reputation management.
Conduct a clean-up of pre-existing information
Perform a Google search and scan all the information that seem irrelevant, including old party pictures and embarrassing status updates. Initiate a social scanner using ‘BrandYourself’ to flag any controversial issues.
Develop a professional web page
A website is a useful tool used to market a business or service. A web page serves as the centralized platform where clients, investors, and employees can verify your credentials. The website also helps to control the information as well as point out what is most relevant. Through websites, individual entrepreneurs can build and diversify their portfolio so that they are not tied up to one company or business. A personal web page is comprised of:
A full name in the URL: This results in high ranking when your name is searched.
Background information about the website owner: The information is written in the third person, and the full name of the web page owner is maintained throughout the text to maximize rankings.
An active element such as a press page, blog or news section
A call to action, which enhances how people respond to the website
The website should have a proper channel to ease communication.
Reserve the business name on social media
This approach serves to attract prospective employees and investors. Reserving business names happens once one has created a social media profile.
Unity occurs when one provides quality services to people consistently. By so doing, one can control their search results increasing the website rankings.