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Conversion Funnel - Leads to Sales Get Better Leads: 5 Ways to Improve the Quality of What Goes in Your Sales Funnel
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We’ve all wasted time chasing the wrong leads, so it’s understandable that thinking about them would cause some stress. But when they’re the right leads, life is good.
Hiring concept Hiring Tips for the Small Business Owner
Small business owners say hiring new employees is their biggest challenge for 2015. Here are a few resources to make the employment process more effective.
Businessman holding number cloud Identify Your Business’ Critical Numbers
Tips to create, measure, and share your company’s critical numbers, which will align your entire team and grow your business like you’ve never seen before.
futuristic touch screen interface KISS (Keep It Simple, Stupid): Simplicity Is King in the IT Industry
Technology by its very nature is difficult to explain, and KISS is an effective principle that all IT business leaders and sales teams should apply when trying to sell even the most complex of solutions.
retirement plan concept Why Annuity Plans Are a Smart Retirement Income Strategy
If you're looking for an investment alternative to build a nest egg for your golden years, one option that is increasingly gaining popularity is the annuity plan.
Success and challenges - business concept No Help for Women in Business
Do you think that there’s discrimination against women in business? What should be done about it if you do? Here's one well-meaning idea that will hurt, not help, women to get ahead.
Crushed lightbulb 3 Inventors Who Grew to Regret Their Famous Inventions
Innovation and progress are wonderful things for society, but those inventors who fail to see the big picture can sometimes find themselves remembered in a less-than-favorable light by the history books.
View From Behind As CEO Addresses Meeting In Boardroom 12 Venture Capitalists Share How Startups Get Their Attention
Entrepreneurs seeking funding always wonder what they must do to impress a venture capitalist. So we asked 12 of them exactly what they hope to see when an entrepreneur walks through their door.
handshake Will Google Buy Twitter for $50+ Billion?
According to some new sources, Google could be about to buy social media giant Twitter. This would be one of the largest business acquisition in history, with experts suggesting it could cost Google upwards of $50 billion.
Hollywood stars 10 Celebrities That Moonlight as Business Owners
Meet the 10 most iconic, surprising, or just plain fascinating celebrity entrepreneurs of all time.
Procrastination Don’t Let Procrastination Kill Your Business
Small business expert Denise O’Berry shares a better way to deal with stuff on your to-do list so you don't waste time procrastinating.
3D - 10 Gebote der Bibel auf Steintafel - Moses The 10 Commandments for Obtaining Angel Funding for Your Start-Up
Is your start-up seeking angel funding to start or grow? Here are 10 important rules to follow in order to make your pitch to angel investors successful.
money Is a Credit Crunch Cramping Your Style?
More than one-third of entrepreneurs are having trouble getting business financing. If you're one of them, don't let a credit crunch slow your business down.
Grumpy woman Why Customer Loyalty Is Bad for Business
Most companies would kill to get a loyal customer. But customer loyalty is a huge liability. A horrible disaster waiting to happen. Here's why.
teamwork concept Starting a New Business? Embrace the Outsourcing of Everything
Virtually every internal business function can be outsourced to a firm that will provide the service to your company, in many instances at a lower cost and higher quality than you could replicate yourself.
hand drawing check box Do These 5 Things in Your Business or Fail Miserably
There are a handful of principles that work in virtually every situation when you’re trying to establish and grow a business. If you ignore them, you are almost certain to fail.
shaking-hands Why Trust Is the Key to Better Customer Communication
Many businesses think they’re communicating well with their customers—even when they're not. So how can companies bridge the communication gap?
airplane An Incredible Airport Experience Like You’ve Never Seen Before
Sponsored by SpringHill Suites - If traveling through Oakland International Airport, you may be in for a surprise, and a welcome one at that.
hand showing thumb up gesture 6 Rules of Social Media Marketing
Social media can provide a world of benefits or detriments, depending on the way you go about it. Use these rules to help you get your social media marketing right the first time.
Female Customer Service Agent Customer Service Teams: The Common Mistake That Leads to Underperformance
If you’re trying to build a world-class team and you’re head of a contact center, you’d think that you’d want to hire employees who are passionate about delighting customers—right?