Taking Care of Trolls in Your Online Marketing Campaign

Trolls are individuals who, through the power of online anonymity, are capable of having a platform for extreme views regarding business and other topics. If they target your online marketing campaign, you could have some reputational trouble on your hands. Here are a few things you need to do to take care of trolls to ensure your marketing campaign becomes successful.

  1. The Fire Alarm

Set a boundary where trolls will truly have eroded the business’ reputation with their remarks. Because of their anonymity, they could have their own listeners. Remember, you cannot remain silent, and you are spending money on your online marketing campaign.

  1. Use Facts

Trolls will try to provoke the social network or blog manager’s replies with offensive remarks, or for some with finesse, some facts why the product does not work. Counter-acting this by using facts and research that you have conducted with specialists in the industry could help reverse the opinion of trolls, and public viewpoint.

  1. Passion

It is true that when you fight anonymous trolls in the internet, you are participating in the “Retarded Olympics.” But then again, people can witness your passion for your business, products, services, and your responsibility for the business, by responding promptly and calmly against trolls. You could use obscene offensives by anonymous attackers to prove that you mean business for your customers.

The Responsibilities of a Tenant To The Landlord

Landlords have the responsibility to ensure that their tenants have a place to live in and they are paying for what value they receive. However, tenants also have a responsibility to their landlord. Listed here are some of the things tenants should always remember.

  1. Keep Your Tenancy

To keep tenancy, a tenant must make the property as their main home. While you could still leave your home for the holidays or any occasion that requires you to be out of the property for days, it’s important you inform your landlord about your leave. Your landlord might think that you’ve abandoned the property if you don’t inform them about why you’re leaving, giving them grounds to evict you or even press charges against you.

  1. Never Fall Behind Your Rent Payment Schedule

Rent can be paid on a weekly or monthly basis. Depending on your agreement with your landlord, if you fall behind your rent payment schedule, it gives them reason to evict you and claim the payment due for them against you in the future.

  1. Bills

Depending once again on your agreement with the landlord, you might be the one to pay the bills for the water, electricity and other utility bills. Aside from paying the rent, you also pay for the bills. Make sure these are included in your budget.

  1. Vandalism

Tenants are responsible for maintaining order in the house. Any vandalism inside or outside the property is subject to damages to the landlord. Tenants are also responsible for preventing damages to their neighbour’s properties. You are responsible for looking after the internal decorations, furniture and the equipment provided by your landlord to you. Tenants are also responsible for pointing out some problems to the landlord in advance.

Some Helpful Tips for Small and Medium Business Expansion

Early this year, I told myself that I would be expanding my business by having two new branches in the different areas of my city. My business is just those late-night mobile snackbar trucks, the ones you probably see when you have gone hard from a party and you find it in some place you don’t expect. Well, we move a lot. Anyway, I’ve been interested in such and I didn’t know that if you registered your small or medium business, you get some perks.

Legally, you get taxes and an owner must have the deed to the property and a license to do business. Once this is approved, I was told I could apply for business development grants. I didn’t know about this, but did some research. Apparently, my country (which I can’t name, sorry, privacy reasons. Haha) is currently trying to help out young and new entrepreneurs to enter the industry and enrich the local economies. We could actually get loans for expansion with the government sponsoring a large percent of the down payment for anything we need.

I just told myself, sweet. We’ve been seeing some successes on our internet marketing and social media advertisement campaigns. The time is just right for our expansion. These grants may also be available in your country. You could ask your local ministries to help you find such grants and fulfil their requirements.

Some Essential Legal Tips for Small Businesses

A new year brings more opportunities for improvement for small businesses and starting entrepreneurs. After the reviews in business performance, the chance to correct issues comes in the following year. The legal aspect of the business is the most difficult part of having a small business. Here are some essential tips for entrepreneurs dealing with the legal side of their deals.

  1. Incorporation

January 1 is the best times to incorporate your company, which allows for easier tax returns for your business. You would not have to file two separate tax returns for the unincorporated entity. If you filed your taxes in December 2013, you will have a late-filing date of January 2014, which helps you have more time before paying government taxes after some weeks of service in 2014.

  1. Writing

Always ensure that all your contracts are in paper. Many small businesses often fall prey to verbal agreements, which constitute no material evidence that the conditions and the deal itself is to push through. The contract should contain the scope of the work and duty of responsibilities both parties have.

  1. Business Attorney

Maybe it is time that the business had its own legal counsel in the form of a business attorney. Attorneys do not only handle legal disputes; they can also help you mitigate costs and the legal implications of a deal that the business prospects to undertake with another company or business.