Getting creative ideas for business

Getting creative ideas for your business

How to get creative ideas for your business?

Entrepreneurs are usually filled with amazing ideas to develop for their companies, but sometimes it is not as simple as it sounds. So, in this article we will give you some ideas that will pull your and your teamwork’s creative side.

Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal, president of Grupo Denim and a Mexican entrepreneur, shared with us his thoughts about this topic: “It is important that you, as an entrepreneur, are willing to listen to your teamwork, they might have some brilliant ideas that they are willing to share with you, so make sure to keep a close communication with them”.

The following techniques will help you having creative ideas that can improve your business and get you closer to your goals:

  • If you want to apply an idea in order to improve the performance of your enterprise and make it grow, start from a main idea that will define what you are intending to change and interchange ideas with your teamwork. Brainstorming can be the solution for your problem.
  • Creative ideas can be the solution to increase your productivity, decrease costs and other aspects that need improvement in your company. But how to achieve it? Gather with your teamwork, put the main situations that your company is facing on the wall, all members of your team will write down the possible solution and share them with the entire group.
  • It is important for you, as a leader, to be trustworthy, lightening up the environment by asking your teamwork to share the worst, and more terrible ideas to solve the solution, this will create a lighter atmosphere, when everybody feels more relaxed, ask them to think of those solutions on the opposite way.

“Being able to come with creative ideas is essential for an entrepreneur, but you have to be surrounded by a strong teamwork that will also support you in this part to make the company keep on growing up with new solutions that will allow you to face any new challenges”, added Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal.

Importance of customer’s reference

Importance of customer's reference

Customer’s reference: The best type of publicity for your business

Companies are constantly innovating on their publicity, trying to find new ways to be known in more places, especially now that competition is something really hard to deal with, when you, as a customer, find something really good at a very interesting price, you can find the same product at a really lower price in some other place, especially when you look on the web, so today we will show you one of the best publicity that you can count with: your customer’s reference.

“In Grupo Denim it is one of the main priorities to keep a close communication with our customers, making sure to listen to any concerns they have so they know they can count on receiving a product of the best quality”, said Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal, president of Grupo Denim, a jeans manufacturer company in Mexico.

But why is it so important to have a good reference from your customers? Well, they answer is simple, a potential new customer will be convinced to get your products or services in a 82% if they can see good references from previous customers, which is clearly a more effective method than any type of publicity.

If you have a website, always allow your customers to put their comments and concerns, people will check on them before even looking at your brand and what you can offer.

Social networks are a great way to help your company is known in more places and by more persons in the world, so invite your customers to recommend your products but offer them something in return. You can make a contest where a hash tag of your brand can be used and you can offer something in return to the winner.

“It is very important to meet your customers’ needs, they will give you their loyalty in return and can offer you the best type of publicity by recommending your products to any new customers you have not known yet”, added Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal.

What makes a leader so different?

What makes a leader so different?

What makes a leader be different?

A true leader has different characteristics that make him unique. In this article we will show you some of them so you can find out if you are one of them.

“A true leader owns an inexhaustible desire to improve in all senses every day, with humility to learn from the others and become better, which inspires the ones around him to give the best of themselves too”, said Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal, president of Grupo Denim.

Here are some characteristics that make a true leader different to the rest:

  1. A true leader wakes up each morning seeing the world in a different way and trying to find out how to change it for the best.
  2. If you want to become a true leader, the first thing you must do is to engage with everything you start, this will make your projects more attractive and will make people join you.
  3. A true leader is innovative, always taking the first step that will lead them to their goals.
  4. A successful leader is not that one who does not fear anything, it is the one who is able to handle the fears and move on, as they know failure is a possibility, but it is necessary to learn from mistakes and succeed.
  5. A true leader is very empathic, he does not only know the members of his team, but is able to discover their strengths and make a stronger team.
  6. If you want to become a true leader, be friends with goals, as the person who has clear goals knows well where he is heading to.

“It is important, as a leader, to keep a positive attitude, as this will make your environment better, making people want to stay near you, you must also be passionate about what you do, as that will help you enjoying your way to succeed”, added Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal.

Balancing your time as an entrepreneur

Balancing your time as an entrepreneur

Balancing the time for your family and business

When you are a dedicated entrepreneur, you spend hours within your company or focused on your project that you hardly find enough time to spend with your family, you might be leaving home very early, when your children have not woke up yet and arrive late at home when they are already sleeping, but is there a way to balance the time for your family and business? Yes, it is possible and in this article we will show you how to make it work.

“There are different actions you can make every day in order to spend enough time with your family without neglecting your business, but it is important that, as a businessman, you make your day as productive as possible so you can dedicate all of your energy to both activities in time”, said Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal, president of Grupo Denim and a Mexican entrepreneur.

Here are some tips that will help you balancing the time you dedicate to your family and business:

  • Habits are very important for an entrepreneur; however, it is important to be flexible with your schedule as not all of the time you will be able to work in the same exact way. A word of advice would be to dedicate as much time you can to your children during the day and replace the hours in your business working at night.
  • Although family will always come first, an entrepreneur must be very conscious that a successful business requires sacrifice, so there will be days when your project will need full attention, you must be able to identify those real emergencies, instead of focusing all of your time in your business.
  • A businessman should learn how to delegate; this will be the key in order to spend more time with the family. If you have a strong teamwork by your side, you will not have to attend all of the meetings or have to take all of the decisions.

“Although it is hard to balance the time given to your family and business, it is not impossible if you are able to take the right decisions and make the habits that will help you being focused whether you are at home with your beloved ones or attending a meeting at your company”, added Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal.

How to make a successful negotiation?

How to make a successful negotiation?

Making a successful negotiation like a professional

Success on the business world has much to do with your abilities to make negotiations that the other part will be happy to accept, but being good at this is an art. Keep on reading this article as we will tell you all you need to know in order to make successful negotiations in the near future.

“When you decide to become an entrepreneur, you should work on many different abilities and habits that will make you succeed and outstand from the rest, and being able to make successful negotiations is essential for you to grow up on business”, said Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal, president of Grupo Denim.

Many persons feel a little uncomfortable when they hear they have to make “negotiations”, but the truth is that this is part of the skills that every successful entrepreneur should have. Here are some tips that will help you negotiating like a professional:

  1. Understand the importance of negotiation – Negotiation is not something you “have to do”, it is a tool to get solutions that will make your company grow up, and the quickest you embrace the concept and feel comfortable with it, the best results you will get.
  2. Analyze the person in front of you – When you are about to negotiate, you should first try to meet the other person’s needs, know more about his or her personality, that will help you using the right words to approach to them.
  3. Be clear about your true intentions – Many entrepreneurs make a mistake when making a negotiation and that is hiding their true intentions behind a sea of words. If you tell the other person what you expect from your negotiation, you will get more attention and respect from your counterpart.
  4. Be positive and confident – Before you approach to a person to make a negotiation, you must keep a confident attitude, as if you were already sure about the positive results you will get and that will attract what you desire.

“The way to succeed will be filled with different challenges that you should be able to manage, and negotiations are part of it, you should become an expert and you will be able to obtain great benefits for your company”, added Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal.

What to consider before you become an entrepreneur?

What to consider before you become an entrepreneur?

Tips to consider before you become an entrepreneur

Many persons dream of being economically free, becoming their own bosses and owning a successful and profitable company, but the road to succeed is harder than can be imagined and in this article we would like to show new entrepreneurs what to consider before they take the next step.

“If you want to become a successful entrepreneur, you must be conscious about what you will offer and what you want to obtain, you must be passionate as that will keep you in the right road and you should have a clear vision of your goals, so you do not quit when you face the obstacles”, advised Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal, president of Grupo Denim, about this topic.

The following tips are intended to show you what to consider before you decide to become a serious entrepreneur:

  1. Having a bright idea to make a successful business does not mean you must be in a rush, without the necessary preparation your way to succeed will be harder and you can end up in failure. Start once you are ready to develop your idea in a professional way, when you have found the necessary resources and have prepared mentally.
  2. The idea of changing a brilliant idea into something completely different can scare a few entrepreneurs, but most of the times are part of the procedure to become a successful businessman. If your idea is not strong, you would not want to invest your time, resources and all of your effort.
  3. You should know more than anyone about the products and services that you are going to offer. That will help you outstand from your possible competition.
  4. Many new entrepreneurs bet on innovation and although it is necessary, it can also be very risky for someone without experience. If you will invest your money in something innovative, you must keep in mind it must attract a good number of customers in order to make it a successful business.

Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal also advised “Being a successful entrepreneur is not easy, but it is possible for those persons with dreams that are very strong, those persons will keep on going and sort out frustration, disappointment and many obstacles until they reach their success”.

Why should entrepreneurs take vacations?

Why should entrepreneurs take vacations?

Importance of vacations for entrepreneurs

Some of the many characteristics of a true entrepreneur are their energy and capability to do many things in a day, they sometimes seem to be unstoppable, but the truth is that they are not. They are human beings and need vacations, just as the rest of the people, and in this article we will show you the real importance of them to become more productive.

“Rest is essential for an entrepreneurs that wants to become more productive, so it is necessary to sleep well every night, to get away from business on weekends and to take vacations at least once a year”, advised Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal, president of Grupo Denim, about this topic.

So you are an entrepreneur, who is working untiringly to succeed, but you cannot allow yourself to take vacations, so what is the point of working so hard? Taking some days off your enterprise will be beneficial at short and long terms; otherwise, your body will start demanding some rest with different signs that will manifest in illnesses.

But as a responsible entrepreneur, you cannot take vacations every time you feel the need, correct? If you want to be away from the business world for at least a week, you will have to plan it with anticipation, it is hard but not impossible to find the perfect time of the year to be away from your company, make some research and identify the periods of low demand, as that will be the perfect time for your vacations.

It is important that your company is composed by a strong teamwork, that will be able to solve all problems in the company with or without you, if you are taking vacations, you must assign someone that will be in charge of reporting urgent issues only with you, as you would not want to receive a phone call every five minutes.

“When you work hard to have a successful project or company, you deserve some vacations that will keep you fresh and motivated to keep on being more productive”, added Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal.

Trends for Customer Service

Trends for Customer Service

Trends for Customer Service in 2017

Customer Service is one of the parts that a company should take more seriously, as that is the direct communication with your customer, and depending on how well you handle it, you will not only be able to keep loyal customers but to get new ones, so in this article we will show you what will be the trends on this part of business for 2017.

“We, in Grupo Denim, keep a very close relationship with our customers, always looking to meet their expectations and highest quality standards, and assigning a Customer Service Department that will keep a close communication with them every day”, said Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal, president of Grupo Denim.

The expectations from customers in 2017 will increase, demanding faster and better communication, and as technology advances, the companies must be able to use this tool on their favor to keep their customers satisfied with their services.

Companies will start feeling pressure to have better and more specialized Customer Service Departments, improving their communication by using the digital tools they have, as that will determine the success or failure to get potential new customers and keep the ones they already have.

Enterprises must consider the real importance of improving the service given to their customers in 2017, especially if we consider that many of them will look for a new supplier due to a bad experience they had with the products, quality or price.

Many enterprises will have to leave their comfort zone if they want to grow up in 2017, reinventing themselves and finding new ways to improve their communication with their customers, and they will be able to achieve it by anticipating to the changes, accepting them and using them on their favor, by constantly following the changes and trends of technologies.

“It is important to have an excellent relationship with your customers, making them feel comfortable with you and become very trustable, as that will create an strong bows with them”, added Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal.

Why dealing with conflicts immediately?

Why dealing with conflicts immediately?

Reasons to deal with conflicts immediately

Has it ever happened to you that you have to face different conflicts within your company but you keep on postponing it? After reading this article you will have to deal with them immediately.

“It is very difficult to face a situation that makes both parts feel uncomfortable, but the sooner you find the way to solve them, the sooner the environment within your company will improve”, said Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal, president of Grupo Denim, about this topic.

Although it is true that not all of us can face and solve conflicts easily, there are many different reasons as to why procrastinating might be dangerous, here are some reasons:

  1. Levels of stress – When you are under pressure, your levels of stress increase, so when you have to solve a conflict, you must do it immediately, evading it will make stress grow, ignoring a problem will not solve it. Higher levels of stress can bring you serious illnesses, so you should better do what it takes to avoid it.
  2. Emotional issues – When you have unsolved conflicts, your frustration will increase too, which can later lead you to emotional issues, such as outbursts that can create serious problems within the office. If you are having problems with a person, the best solution would be to talk directly to that person, you will be surprised about how flexible he or she will be and you will gain respect for being forthright.
  3. Bigger problems – Procrastination to solve conflicts will only be good to make conflicts increase.

“A leader is good in finding solutions, if there are conflicts within your company, analyze them and find the way to come with a good conclusion, and do not wait too long to face the problems”, added Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal.

Making 2017 your year

Making 2017 your year to win

How to make 2017 your year to win?

The first month of 2017 is over now, and as the year keeps on going, some of the New Year’s resolutions will start turning into promises that we might not be accomplished once again. In this article we will give you some tips that will help you turning this 2017 into your year.

“2017 will be filled with opportunities for those who are not afraid to face challenges, there are multiple ways to win this  year with the right attitude and the necessary work”, said Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal, president of Grupo Denim.

If you want to make this 2017 your year, check out these tips:

  1. Visualize your personal and professional goals – Visualization is one of the most powerful tools that will make you reach your goals, as you will stay focus, make it before you go to sleep so that stays in your mind when you wake up.
  2. Be organized – When you have a pending list, it is easier to prioritize and your mind will stay clear.
  3. Give a rest to your electronic devices – It might seem like the mobile phone or tablet makes us more productive, but this is not always accurate. When you depend so much on technology, you might develop anxiety or a serious obsession over them.
  4. Be positive – When you start something new, you will have to face multiple challenges, but if you keep a positive attitude, you will be able to sort them out easily. Successful persons keep a positive mental state.
  5. Learn to delegate – When you are in charge of personnel or you start your own business, you might want make everything on your own, but when you learn to delegate you and your team become more productive.
  6. Be motivated – Motivation is easy when you keep a positive attitude, but you should also make sure the ones around you are motivated too, make your teamwork be passionate, and all of you can get rewards
  7. Become a great leader – Although being positive and motivated is not as easy as it sounds, but a true leader inspire the others to follow them, so you must predicate with your example and work every day to become better.

Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal also added: “There are plenty of different actions that you can do today in order to have a successful year, but it starts with small actions that must be done immediately, this will help you making all your purposes become a reality”.