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Are You Taking the Shortest Path to the Sale?

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From 3117 days ago
Made Hot by: centrifugePR on May 29, 2014 5:57 am
If you were given 30 seconds to sell your business's product or service, what would you do? That's exactly what sales coach Darrell Weekes asks a group of sales people to do. But while most blathered on and on about the benefits of the product they were trying to sell, Weekes said a much shorter ro Read More
It may surprise many to hear him say it, but Richard Branson insists an entrepreneurs first venture is often extraordinary by nature. After all, the first time an entrepreneur decides to take the plunge and create something from nothing, they are engaging in a very extraordinary thing, he says. Bra Read More
Entrepreneurship has its incredible moments, but it has its tough times too. Here Clate Mask, founder of Infusionsoft, talks about what got him through the dark days of entrepreneurship. Mask says for the first few years his company struggled for survival. But two changes in his mindset eventually Read More

Sell Yourself to Customers or Clients in the First 20 Seconds

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From 3118 days ago
Made Hot by: Copysugar on May 28, 2014 3:10 am
Experienced entrepreneur Bruce J. Bloom says the key to selling your business to potential customers is to grab them in the first 20 seconds. To do this, Bloom says the important thing is to hone your "elevator pitch." This is not the pitch you hear about entrepreneurs giving to Venture Capitalists Read More
If your an underdog entrepreneur -- a David facing a Goliath, so to speak -- there's one strategy almost always open to you, says author Malcolm Gladwell. But be aware. It's not easy. In fact, you'll soon learn why almost no one else will use this approach to win. Read More
For those entrepreneurs who understand it isn't the product but the pitch, Joe Ades may just be your new hero. The famed Park Avenue pitchman who honed his street selling skills in his native London. The strangest thing he's ever sold, he says, was Christmas trees in February. He taught his daughte Read More

What Is Gamification?

Avatar Posted by HeatherStone under Marketing
From 3127 days ago
Made Hot by: justretweet on May 16, 2014 11:20 am
In this video, John Broadbent talks about gamification as it relates to internet marketing and to organizations.
Gamification is a Motivation Technique. Gamification helps organizations motivate people to do whatever it is that the organization wants them to do. When it comes to websites, gam Read More

Business Tip: It's Up to the Business To Listen

Avatar Posted by HeatherStone under Customer Service
From 3125 days ago
Made Hot by: bloggerpalooza on May 15, 2014 5:55 am
Carliz Teague, CEO and founder of, explains her business philosophy in just two words: customer service., a niche provider of wigs, hair extensions and hairpieces has built its success on the idea that it's up to the business to listen to customers and to do what they want. How d Read More

Tips for Choosing the Franchise That's Right for You

Avatar Posted by HeatherStone under Franchises
From 3125 days ago
Made Hot by: zioncampo on May 14, 2014 10:32 pm
Franchise King Joel Libava spends time in this Google Hangout giving an overview of the kinds of franchises out there. They vary from food franchises like McDonald's to residential cleaning services and green businesses. Joel describes some of the risks involved and looks at how to choose first, wh Read More
A wide variety of ecommerce solutions allow you to sell your business's products online. They include platforms like Etsy, eBay, Amazon, Shopify, Big Commerce, and Magento. But how to you track sales and, more importantly, customer interest across all those sites? Having your products in more place Read More

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