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During the educational seminars on franchising that I present, questions are often raised from the attendees concerning the different ways that one can grow a franchise that they buy... Read More
If you want to be successful as a business owner nothing could have more relevance, or should assume greater importance, than the building and maintaining of momentum in your business. This article describes what business momentum looks like, and offers four suggestions on how to make momentum a key element any business. Read More
Balihoo Inc. out of Boise, Idaho, is a "Local Marketing Automation" provider, and works in several different industries, including the franchise industry. I've interacted with the folks up there more than a few times... Read More
This article reminds all business owners that they need to be first and foremost salespeople, and then provides tips to assist them to overcome internal barriers to picking up the telephone and personally growing their business through directly acquiring quality customers via a planned process. Read More
A business plan will never be passé, and anyone who prepares a comprehensive plan before embarking on the launch of any business, will give themselves a far greater chance of succeeding, than if they proceeded without one. For the doubters, this article outlines 9 key benefits of business planning for a start up business. Read More
The cost of acquisition of customers/clients is a major drain on the overall profitability of any business, and business owners cannot afford not to be doing everything to ensure a consistent flow of referrals. This article identifies the 6 key components of any referral system and suggests why customer acquisition by way of referrals is a key to profitability.
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Quantify Yourself

Quantify Yourself - http://thesalesblog.com Avatar Posted by iannarino under Sales
From http://thesalesblog.com 3838 days ago
They say that sales is a numbers game. It’s not a numbers game; it is far too complex and too important to be boiled to something as simple as making more calls. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t a lot to be gained by looking at some metrics and making some judgments about where you might improve your sales efforts. It’s time to Quantify Yourself. Read More
Why you should enlist others to help you identify opportunities for change, By John Milgram, President, Aexcel Corporation | Even the best leaders develop blind spots—areas in which you do not see yourself or your organization’s situation realistically. These blind spots, or lack of awareness, could potentially cause great damage to your company and all the people who depend on it.
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juggleI know today’s short post might come as a surprise to regular readers of this blog, but even though I promote the heck out of social media use for small business, I see a dangerous side as well.

Some small business folks equate busy with business. The problem with social media usage is it can keep you really, really busy, without producing a dime of business. Read More
Dave Kahle reviews the causes of our current fiscal fiasco and what we can do as individuals to make things better. Read More
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