International Real Estate Opportunities

International Real Estate Opportunities

 

 

The impact of COVID on the real estate market and where to make good deals right now

 

 

How have buyers and investors modified their objectives for residential, commercial and industrial purposes ?

Does real estate still thrive after the Corona lockdowns and the declining economy ? 

The international virtual real estate conference faces these issues and shows how possible outcomes. 

Keeping a global mindset, the strength of solutions comes from strong connections and strong cooperation between countries, we will delve into 

– What are the best deals
– Where are they geographically located?

The international speakers panel will show how this is possible and what skills and instruments are key.

Program: 10 Minute presentations for 11 different markets

 

Day: Wednesday 23 septermber 2020

Time: 14:00 CEST

Zoom online conference

 

Limited to 100 attendees

 

Click here to register and receive the zoom link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_xeT_J2giSP6mLvdD4inoHg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No matter how brilliant your startup idea is, there are mistakes to avoid:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* Aiming for the mass market and avoid to target a niche market
* Showing the business model is working, and you can generate revenue through recurring sales from early on
* Keeping your expenses low, when the income is growing
* Your first business model might not be your last one! Be open-minded and see what works and what does not.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For startups: Business plan review with a business strategist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Need advice on your business model and marketing strategy? GrowthDriver.biz can help! It’s only a small investment to startup faster and more efficient. We are ready to review your strategy. Or, if you prefer we create your business plan for you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.growthdriver.biz/blog/small-businesses-influencer-marketing/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.growthdriver.biz/blog/what-is-the-business-model-of-facebook-amazon-apple-google-and-microsoft/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.growthdriver.biz/blog/desk-evolution/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click here to register and receive the zoom link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_xeT_J2giSP6mLvdD4inoHg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No matter how brilliant your startup idea is, there are mistakes to avoid:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* Aiming for the mass market and avoid to target a niche market
* Showing the business model is working, and you can generate revenue through recurring sales from early on
* Keeping your expenses low, when the income is growing
* Your first business model might not be your last one! Be open-minded and see what works and what does not.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For startups: Business plan review with a business strategist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Need advice on your business model and marketing strategy? GrowthDriver.biz can help! It’s only a small investment to startup faster and more efficient. We are ready to review your strategy. Or, if you prefer we create your business plan for you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.growthdriver.biz/blog/small-businesses-influencer-marketing/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.growthdriver.biz/blog/what-is-the-business-model-of-facebook-amazon-apple-google-and-microsoft/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Entnest.com – a Linkedin for companies

Entnest.com – a Linkedin for companies

There is a friendly space for entrepreneurs on the Internet.
Entnest.com is a place is an interactive platform home to thousands of business leaders and companies. It’s a place where the Internet-time stopped. Sharing knowledge in form of articles, news, events, workshops are the key currency there combined with trust through a nifty network of cooperation of members.

Competitor to Linkedin, Facebook, fiverr, meetup, Eventbrite, zoo and Hubspot, Entnest is the Swiss knife for business people. Geneva-based, the platform has a global reach. Which comes in handy for reaching out to startups around the world, but also to local SME’s, multi-nationals and international organizations.

The best part of Entnest.com are the friendly people who make this business platform an outstanding place on the Internet.

Interested to have a peek? Here is a link to test the invite-only site:
https://www.entnest.com/home/apply/0/0/aa8fdd8fced7ad4b4cb502d36928ce7f_0_15836634.73

What is your experience with Entnest.com? How may business deals have you started there?

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Business Network International, BNI. What is this ?

Business Network International, BNI. What is this ?

Business Network International, BNI. What is this ?
 

I am a member of a group called Business Network International, BNI, to raise visibility of my company, engage with other entrepreneurs and grow my business.

BNI has a network of local groups, “chapters”, which are usually around 30- 50 members strong, meet once a week and act as the sales persons for all the other members. Each profession is represented only once in the team.

Larger communities have two, three chapters. London has a hundred, Paris some 60 chapters. In Zurich there are five chapters, Geneva counts three. A member in one team can visit all other groups.

The value add of BNI is in the huge network potential as well as the business generated. On a global level, the 270000 BNI members generated in the last 12 months US$ 16.7 billion and the the 2700 Swiss members reached US$ 320 million of business though the network.

The choice of group is determining BNI member success along with the application of the BNI tools and success processes.

This makes BNI is a marketing tool for any business.

Interacting and knowing fellow BNI members is crucial to translate the BNI experience into a high ROI act and to grow business.

Not sure if BNI is right for you ? Come and have a look to find out. I’d be happy to invite you to a meeting! Drop me a line at BNI@growthdriver.biz

 

 

One of the BNI marketing tools are the well referenced profiles for BNI Switzerland members

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https://www.growthdriver.biz/blog/what-is-bni/

https://www.growthdriver.biz/blog/what-is-the-business-model-of-facebook-amazon-apple-google-and-microsoft/

What we are reading this week …

What we are reading this week …

Marketing

More Nonprofits Use Facebook Than Have A Website: Global NGO Report

TikTok explains its ban on political advertising

Technology / Startups

AmazonGo soon to come to Europe ? (In French)

Users must give active consent to cookies on websites – European Court of Justice ruling on GDPR this week

The French tax authorities are looking closer at social selling, the Data Protection agency CNIL is against the project (in French)

EBay’s struggle to define itself against Amazon : ‘A multi-dimensional chicken-and-egg problem’

Facebook to buy startup for controlling computers with your mind

Google’s Personal Safety app detects car accidents and automatically calls 911

Startups ‘are staying private way too long’ says Salesforce founder Marc Benioff

What is the Business Model of Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Google and Microsoft?

What is the Business Model of Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Google and Microsoft?

Revenues are an important success indicator

Revenues are an important success indicator. Photo: Pixabay.com

A startup usually looks up to the big technology companies and their business model to innovate and disrupt the market. A classical startup tale. Amid the recent discussions around the way Facebook operates, I was wondering how they generate their revenues. Moreover, what are its close technology company competitors do to earn money? 

FAAMG dominating S&P500 and NASDAQ

Last year, in the middle of 2017, the financial services operator Goldman Sachs, introduced the acronym FAAMG. FAAMG stands for the initials of Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, and Google (Alphabet). The reasoning of Goldman & Sachs for the coining of the term is the market power of the five players. Because they dominate the S&P500 as well as NASDAQ.

FAAMG Market Capitalization between the GDP of Germany and France

Market Capitalization of FAAMG, in the middle of 2017, was between the value produced in Germany and France, in 2017 (Statistica, 3.65 trillion US$ for Germany and 2.57 trillion US$ for France). That means Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, and Alphabet (Google) represent an unimaginable 2,9 trillion US$ in combined market capitalization. The visualcapitalist.com website tells us more about the revenue streams of the top tech companies:

Revenue Streams of Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, and Alphabet (Google)

Revenue Streams of Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, and Alphabet (Google)

FAAMG Sources of income

Here it becomes exciting! Most companies have diversified their sources of income. But most operate in distinct categories for their principal revenues:

  • – Apple is a hardware company with 84% of their income arriving from product sales
  • – Alphabet is generating 88% of its revenues through advertising
  • – Facebook is also relying on advertising for their income which counts for 97%
  • – Amazon: For Amazon product sales amount to 72% of its income
  • – Microsoft is the company with income balanced in the hardware, software and services categories

More details are in the above mentioned, vast infographic prepared by the visualcapitalist.com

Facebook and Google (Alphabet) count on advertising

Knowing where the revenue streams stem from helps us to understand the positioning of these two companies and the need to use the data collected from their users to maintain their leading positions. The better Facebook and Google know their users the better advertising works. This principle is age-old and well illustrated by the specialized press, for example, which displays advertising for particular audiences.

Business Models

So, I am not taking a position on how good or bad the practices of Facebook and Google are because I do not know in detail what they are doing. The key is their operating mode fits their business model and companies -large and small- keep adapting their business model to market conditions, needs and requirements.

What is your Business Model?

My main interest was to determine the business model of the tech giants. If you are interested in evaluating your business model because you are a technology startup or any other business already operating, contact us!

Office work has changed, and so has the stuff on our desks

Office work has changed, and so has the stuff on our desks

Remember your office in the 90’s? Pencils and paper everywhere, Bookshelves stacked with books providing information. Customer contact was maintained by writing a letter and mailing it, News and orders came in by fax or even still by telex. Scalability was an issue but not a concern. Uhh, remember that Rolodex?

And today? A laptop will provide a bit more comfort to a usual office worker. However, a tablet is often enough to do the same job. Processes have intuitively or consciously been adapted to move from phone and paper to an email culture. A recent Nielsen study reported by CNN indicates that 10 hours and 39 minutes each day are spent with a screen. 

Desk Evolution

Desks have changed!

This gif provides a hilarious visualization of the changes on our desks in the past 20 years. BGR reports that the image originates from Best Reviews.

Guide to Influencer Marketing for Small Businesses

Guide to Influencer Marketing for Small Businesses

Influencer marketing is a major trend that has a record of increasing brand awareness and profits for major companies. But it’s also becoming increasingly accessible to smaller businesses as well. In fact, marketing efforts using “micro-influencers” have proven to be very successful for small businesses whose other attempts at building an online presence have faltered. Read on to learn more about what influencer marketing is and how your small business can get on board.

Influence Marketing uses social media

Influence Marketing uses social media and other channels to reach target audiences. Photo: Pixabay.com

What Is Influencer Marketing for Small Businesses?


Influencer marketing involves brands partnering with online influencers (people with a large and invested social media following) to promote their products. Influencers have the ability to change how their followers think and feel, and in doing so, encourage them to buy products that they promote, either directly or indirectly. Influencers already have the eyes and ears of your target market (provided you’ve chosen the right influencers) meaning they can help you connect you with these people much more easily than you could through other marketing methods.

Influencer Marketing a More Natural Form of Promotions

Influencer marketing has the added benefit of appearing more organic than other marketing schemes. If you plan your campaign well, a casual observer might think the influencer is endorsing your product purely because they enjoy using it.


Influencer Marketing: Finding Your Niche

The idea of influencer marketing is to leverage the fan base of your chosen partners to build your brand. This means you need to choose people whose audience closely aligns with your own. Identify the niche your business fills and look for people whose content appeals to the same niche. If your company sells a fitness product, look for Instagram accounts focused on fitness. If your company sells gaming equipment, seek out streamers on Twitch who stream games of the type your product is intended to pair with. Create a list of people with a significant following who appeal to your niche.

 

Influencer Marketing becomes more successful through strategy and frequency.

Influencer Marketing becomes more successful through strategy and frequency. Photo: Pixabay.com

Engagement is Key in Influencer Marketing for Small Businesses

A large following isn’t enough, though; you’ll want to look for influencers who frequently engage with their fans, responding to comments and building lasting relationships. Popularity isn’t equivalent to influence; strong influencers not only attract attention, but they also connect with the people that follow them. Also, as a small business, you probably don’t have the budget to partner with influencers who have millions of followers. Instead, you’ll want people with fewer followers, but more engagement. While massive accounts have engagement rates around 2-3%, micro-influencers have rates as high as 10%. These influencers are cheaper to partner with. And their endorsement will mean more to their dedicated followers, meaning the return on your investment will be much greater.


Small Businesses: Free Products Can Lead to Big Profits

Influencer marketing doesn’t have to be massively expensive, especially when you’re working with micro-influencers. Many of them may be willing to endorse your product if you send them one for free. After all, if you’ve done the proper research, the influencer you’re targeting for partnership is likely a part of your target market,. Meaning they’ll be able to make use of what you’re selling. Reach out ahead of time to see if they’re interested, and if they are, send a care package. If they use your product in a picture or a stream, you’ll see a surge of traffic as their followers investigate further.
Invest If Necessary

Influencer Marketing – Paid Promotions


A freebie won’t be enough to get every influencer on board. But if you’re certain that their endorsement will improve your brand’s visibility and boost your profits, it’s worth paying them to leverage their influence. Work out a deal amenable to both of you and make sure you have it in writing. If possible, pay them a small amount for their initial posts, with the option to spend more if you see profits increase as a result.

Influencer Marketing for Small Businesses

Influencer marketing isn’t just for the big brands. Micro-influencers can attract attention to your small business from people likely to buy. Do your research, reach out, and start influencing. Or better, talk to us about your need and we will create a plan for mastering the next steps. If you prefer GrowthDriver.biz can take care of the entire process. 

Successful Startups: Common Startup Mistakes to Avoid

Successful Startups: Common Startup Mistakes to Avoid

 

 

 

 

The business plan is ready, the marketing strategy is set and yet many more issues to consider for a startup

 

 

 

The small business and startup magazine Inc. just published an article on common mistakes startups are observing. When building up, looking out for potential early pitfalls is key to sustainable growth. Thus, when writing your business plan, actively reducing potential issues is a critical success factor for startups. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No matter how brilliant your startup idea is, there are mistakes to avoid:

 

 

 

* Aiming for the mass market and avoid to target a niche market
* Showing the business model is working, and you can generate revenue through recurring sales from early on
* Keeping your expenses low, when the income is growing
* Your first business model might not be your last one! Be open-minded and see what works and what does not.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For startups: Business plan review with a business strategist

 

 

 

Need advice on your business model and marketing strategy? GrowthDriver.biz can help! It’s only a small investment to startup faster and more efficient. We are ready to review your strategy. Or, if you prefer we create your business plan for you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This might interest you as well:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.growthdriver.biz/blog/small-businesses-influencer-marketing/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.growthdriver.biz/blog/what-is-the-business-model-of-facebook-amazon-apple-google-and-microsoft/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.growthdriver.biz/blog/desk-evolution/

 

 

 

Learn more about Behavioral Science

Learn more about Behavioral Science

Learning accelerates success

Learning accelerates success. Photo: Pixabay.com

Heads up! There is a behavioral science in marketing webinar upcoming, this week.

In order to support my clients in the best possible way, I am studying marketing and learning new things. In all, I am brushing up my skills for about an hour a day. One learning opportunity is a weekly webinar series. These webcasts are hosted by Ogilvy&Marther. They offer exciting insights and unique learnings. Thus, they are a unique opportunity for those of us working in marketing. And the webinars are great for those of us, just interested in the topic.

Ogilvy&Mather is one of the larger advertising agency networks.This week, the Ogilvy Center for Behavioral Science will discuss behavioral science and how to improve marketing effectiveness and segmentation. Consequently, find out, how to use behavioral science to rethink marketing at human and individual levels.

How to signup for the webinar

This week, tune in on Thursday, February 8th at 4 pm GMT / 5 pm CET / 11 am EST. Here is a link to sign up for free for the Ogilvy&Mather webinar.
And, in case you can’t make it to the live webinar, check the webinar replay on Ogilvy&Mather’s Slideshare page.

Just a disclaimer, I thank Ogilvy&Mather for the opportunity to learn, and I am not affiliated in any way with Ogilvy&Mather.