Here are some more ideas for a new business in Portugal.
OLD WORLD…NEW WORLD
Nothing prepares you for the rude awakening when you start a business in Portugal and especially if you are living and working in a small village or town. Portugal is renowned for its coffee culture as well as its bar and restaurant culture. Its culture is focused on meeting and greeting your friends & colleagues taking time to understand each other and enjoying time together. So starting a business means ensuring you comply with the law but also developing healthy relationships that are founded on strong ties and local connections. To achieve success requires not just hard work but a desire to learn Portuguese and embrace the Portuguese way. Not easy and not without some challenges along the way. More about this in next month’s issue.
Have Web Site but still Need Customers? Oh.....
What do I need to do to ensure I get customers on my site and keep them coming back?
The question on everybody's lips is exactly the same topic that was discussed 4-5 years ago when web sites started to get popular just before the dotcom boom and is still the key question that every single web site owner asks and needs answers for. For every site that gets it right there are a thousand other sites who just do not understand how to deliver an online experience for their business or organisation. Never fear there is a solution and we will start at step one to learn how you can get it right and earn money as well.
Nobody in their wildest dreams could conceive that less than 3 years ago the vast majority of the population was unaware of how the internet would affect their lives. Of course many of us still live our livescompletely oblivious to its impact. But just for arguments sake lets get a quick snapshot of how the world wide web as we know it influences our lives and work.