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Sales Techniques: The Importance of Preclosing

Avatar Posted by morecowbell under Sales
From http://www.youtube.com 4646 days ago
Made Hot by: on November 13, 2008 3:28 pm
You were absolutely sure you had the sale, but it fell through in the end. What happened? Chances are, you didn't pre-close. Read More

A hilarious way to build buzz about a website

A hilarious way to build buzz about a website - http://www.mediapost.com Avatar Posted by morecowbell under Public Relations
From http://www.mediapost.com 4646 days ago
Made Hot by: on November 13, 2008 2:28 pm
Flossie.com, a New Zealand-based, female-centric Web site full of fashion, beauty, sex and dating, entertainment and career tips, recently launched. In an effort to convey the site's abundance of content for women of all ages, Flossie.com launched a campaign on a busy New Zealand street using a vending machine that dispensed living, breathing, Read More

Using factors as a source of fast cash

Using factors as a source of fast cash - http://www.washingtonpost.com Avatar Posted by morecowbell under Finance
From http://www.washingtonpost.com 4660 days ago
Made Hot by: on October 31, 2008 1:44 am
Bank loans have been harder to come by, but that doesn't mean companies' need for funding has dried up. To get cash, small and medium-size businesses have increasingly turned to firms that get them money they are owed more quickly. The firms, known as factoring companies, say they are seeing an uptick in the quantity and caliber of businesse Read More

Marketing to India: The New Frontier for American Business

Marketing to India: The New Frontier for American Business - http://www.marketingprofs.com Avatar Posted by morecowbell under Global
From http://www.marketingprofs.com 4660 days ago
Made Hot by: on October 31, 2008 2:33 am
Marketing executives and entrepreneurs alike have rushed to China in the last decade. Yet, today, India offers an excellent, although somewhat misunderstood, alternative Read More

How to Manage Your Team in a Downturn (and Come Out on Top)

How to Manage Your Team in a Downturn (and Come Out on Top) - http://www.bnet.com Avatar Posted by morecowbell under Management
From http://www.bnet.com 4672 days ago
Made Hot by: on October 17, 2008 8:55 am
Layoffs have truncated staff; cost-cutting measures are threatening projects, and morale is in the toilet. From the manager's perspective, getting the most out of employees in this kind of environment can seem like a Sisyphean task. In fact, it's a perfect opportunity to rejigger processes and fix what's broken — and managers are uniquely position Read More

How To Sell MORE During the Meltdown

How To Sell MORE During the Meltdown - http://blogs.bnet.com Avatar Posted by morecowbell under Sales
From http://blogs.bnet.com 4672 days ago
Made Hot by: on October 17, 2008 2:16 pm
When times are good, anybody can sell. It's at times like this that you find out if you're really a sales professional— or just an order taker. Here's the good news. Chances are your competitor — the sales guy down the street — is obsessing about the economy when he should be out selling. So that means that you've just been handed an incre Read More
Google has launched a new feature for YouTube Insight: Hot Spot, which enables clients to play their videos alongside a graph that reflects the "ups-and-downs of viewership at different moments within the video." "Hot" and "cold" spots in the content are determined by comparing a videos abandonment rate to other videos on YouTube of simil Read More
Franchise companies, facing what many say is the toughest economic environment they've seen, are offering two-for-one deals, reduced fees and financing help to woo new buyers. They are also paying existing franchisees to help spread the word. Read More

How to Make Your Cold Calls More Effective

How to Make Your Cold Calls More Effective - http://blogs.bnet.com Avatar Posted by morecowbell under Sales
From http://blogs.bnet.com 4686 days ago
Made Hot by: on October 8, 2008 2:13 am
This short video shows a coaching session on cold calling. It moves quickly and covers a lot of ground, but the points that it makes are truly useful. Read More

Alternative bailout proposal: Lend directly to small businesses instead!

Alternative bailout proposal: Lend directly to small businesses instead! - http://blogs.wsj.com Avatar Posted by morecowbell under News
From http://blogs.wsj.com 4692 days ago
Made Hot by: on September 30, 2008 4:42 pm
One blogger, Rosalind Resnick on Entrepreneur.com, lays out an alternative bailout proposal. Instead of spending $700 billion on large conglomerates like AIG, the Fed should offer businesses and consumers loans at the 2% federal funds rate so homeowners could refinance at much lower rates and businesses could have immediate access to the cheap cap Read More
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