Can You Make a Profit?

Is Profit a dirty word??? I had a conversation a few days ago with one new member who told me that he had been seriously been considering packing it in (he is a small builder) – to look for something else… He told me that in his town – Profit is a dirty word… What do you think of that??? Over the past 8 years we have, as a nation, been pretty pee’d off with umpteen stories about big developers and bankers who made massive profits (and ruined the country along the way) – and lets not leave out the crooked politicians in case we forget who had a massive hand in it! Anyway, we’ve been conditioned by all the storied in the media to associate profits with bad and or corrupt people – Profit=BAD…. The Socialists and the shinners would also have us believe that profit = bad people. Don’t fall for that for one minute… If it wasn’t for the opportunity to make a wee bit of profit – we would all be looking for a job with the state – and if Sinn Fein get into the Dail, they might just take back all the land and create a state building firm – maybe re-name sisk as Risk??? Ok enough of that… Back to profit… The opportunity to make a wee bit of a profit is what gate you the incentive to go out on your own and start your own business. It’s what you took the risk for. A bit of profit would allow you to move house, get a new car, have a better life style for your family – all good reasons – so why is it a bad word? It’s the reward for your hard work. for getting up early in the morning and working late in the evening. It’s the incentive that you need to take a new employee on, to buy a new van, or new drill. It’s what keeps you gong when the going gets tough. It stops you thinking “I’m as well off on the dole”. It’s the opportunity to make a profit that keeps the wheels of the economy turning. Otherwise – we turn into the Greeks. Socialism and equality have been tried in other countries – and they’ve failed – so what will make it different here??? Nothing good can come from it. Blame the bankers, the politicians and the big developers who made massive profits (totally unimaginable profits for us mortals) – blame them and lets have them properly punished for the damage they caused us for the last 8 years – but don’t blame the small builder who was just trying to a decent profit. That’s the incentive you need now to get up of your back side and get cracking again! There’s a lot of work to be done – so what are you waiting on? (By the way – I’m not down on SF – I don’t think that a social experiment is going to help any of us – except those who don’t want to work. .. in my humble opinion – most of our politicians are a disgrace – they will all look after their own self centred adjenda.The independents are probably the pick of them.)

 

 

FMBI is here to help small businesses in Ireland to get more customers, make more money and grow your business. We do that by teaching small business owners to get good at marketing their businesses. Attract more customers by generating more business leads fro the type of people that you would like to do business with, who are looking for the services that you provide and becoming an expert in your business area. Do you have a lead generation website?

Why Does Your Business Need A Website?

Why do You Need a Web site?

Unless you’ve been locked away in a cave somewhere for the last X years, you will have almost always used one means of finding a supplier or business…. and that means of finding thing is… Google!!!

…and if you want to be found on Google – you’ll be found much easier if you have a web site!

You might reply – but I have a Facebook page – or it’s expensive to get a website – or maybe there’s another excuse …

Starting with Facebook – Google doesn’t have a great affinity for facebook – and unless there are no other results that closely match what you are searching for – Google won’t display a facebook on page 1.
Add to that, a Facebook page, unless it’s been set up specifically for your business, is generally not the best first impression you want to give a prospective customer.

A web site, properly designed to attract prospective customers (they only become customers when they begin to spend money with you), will be your opportunity to target your IDEAL customers.

After all, there’s no point attracting people who want the cheapest supplier/builder/ tradesman? Is there? You want to attract the people who you would like to work with as customers. Bingo!

So is a web site expensive? Well if you get a web designer who wants to build you their dream site – with all the bells and whistles, and might win them a design award – then yes – it probably will be expensive.

On the other hand – if you want a site that’s designed specifically to attract the right type of customer and encourage them to contact you – look professional, but not too flash – then no it wont – and especially if you are using our discount voucher…

Get in touch with us – even if it’s only for a quick chat about getting your site started.

Talk soon!