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Doing business without protection?

Doing business without protection? - http://devonsmiley.com Avatar Posted by DevonSmiley under Legal
From http://devonsmiley.com 1959 days ago
Made Hot by: kingofcontent92 on June 14, 2015 12:48 pm
I get it. You have a great relationship with you client. And your go-to vendor feels like family. So a smile and a handshake seem like the right way to do business. Wrong. Read on to find out why you shouldn’t be taking chances with your business relations. Read More
For all of the hustle and positive energy we pour into our businesses as entrepreneurs, it’s still an uphill battle. And guess what – you may be making it even harder than it needs to be. Find out if you’re part of the problem – and how to fix it. Read More

Hold Your Horses. Negotiation isn’t a race.

Hold Your Horses. Negotiation isn’t a race. - http://www.devonsmiley.com Avatar Posted by DevonSmiley under Strategy
From http://www.devonsmiley.com 1961 days ago
Made Hot by: businessluv on June 12, 2015 9:11 am
Deadlines, high expectations, demanding deliverables and a whole lot of ego can push us to speed through a negotiation. We push ourselves and our counterparts faster and faster. But it doesn’t need to be that way. Pause – take a breath – and get better results. Read More
We only have a slim window to make a great impression and capture the attention of an audience. If your communication is less-than clear, your impact will be less-than optimal. Here are three exercises that will take you from clear as mud to clear as day in your communications. Read More
Contracts, by nature and definition are binding. Restrictive. All about things being in black and white, clear as day. But it is possible to use the clarity and commitment of a contract to create flexibility for you and your company. Here’s how. Read More

How To Know When To Call It Quits

How To Know When To Call It Quits - http://devonsmiley.com Avatar Posted by DevonSmiley under Sales
From http://devonsmiley.com 2017 days ago
Made Hot by: FutureVision on April 17, 2015 8:11 am
In a perfect world, each negotiation we start would result in an amazing deal. We’d sail smoothly through discussions and raise a glass of bubbly at the end. In reality, it’s rarely like that. Here’s how to tell when you should keep at it, and when you should call it quits on a negotiation. Read More

Negotiation Q&A: Is raising my rates greedy?

Negotiation Q&A: Is raising my rates greedy? - http://devonsmiley.com Avatar Posted by DevonSmiley under Self-Development
From http://devonsmiley.com 2018 days ago
Made Hot by: logistico on April 16, 2015 10:36 am
Having a conversation with a client about raising our rates can bring up a lot of uncertainty and nerves. But in order to grow our business, it’s important to find a way to push through. Here, I share my top tips for raising your rates without feeling greedy. Read More
There aren’t many of us who relish hearing a ‘no’ when we ask for something important to us. But it happens. A lot. The key to achieving our goals is rising above this rejection and finding a way over, around or through what’s standing in our way. Here’s how. Read More
It’s easy to come up with reasons we don’t want to negotiate. Too scary. Takes too long. Frustrating. But to grow our businesses, we can’t let those excuses stand in our way. Read on to find the motivation that will help you step up in your business and ask for what you need. Read More
It happens to all of us sooner or later. We hit a roadblock in our business, hear a few too many ‘Nos’, and struggle with breaking through a plateau. Unless we can find a way to use that frustration to our advantage, we’ll find ourselves moving farther away from our goals - read on to find out how. Read More
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