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scared-man
Any of these statements can haunt a small business for years. The trick: Avoid hearing them by staying keenly in tune with every move the customer makes.
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Cold-Call
Filed In: Sales and Sales & Marketing
Sales expert Gregg Schwartz shares tips on how some old-fashioned aspects of sales are not going away anytime soon, including cold calling.
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puppy
PixZillion is a new photo sharing app that's similiar to Instagram, but with the added bonus of the chance to win a prize for every picture uploaded.
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Businessman with giant magnet
There is a little known secret about content marketing: You don't have to write an eBook to drive leads. Use lead magnets instead. We tell you how.
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Prepare your strategy for customers who ask for your work for free. Let them save face, and you decide whether to say yes or no.
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smiling creative team looking at sketch
Filed In: Business Planning and Finance
Businesses hire agencies to get things done quickly and well. Applying the agency model to your own business can help it become more creative and agile.
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Brand-Management
To be successful online and in networking, you must take control of your personal brand. That's where personal branding coaches come in.
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Beach-vacation
Filed In: Your Career and Staffing & HR
Sometimes it's just not possible to disconnect completely when you go on vacation, but it doesn't have to ruin your vacation -- if you manage it carefully.
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a roaring lion
Filed In: Getting Started
While an ego contributes to an entrepreneur's confidence and lack of fear, it becomes a hindrance when it shuts down the ability to see and hear the truth.
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Young-hopeful-businessman
Tough economic conditions combined with billion-dollar ambitions have made the dream of becoming an entrepreneur extremely attractive to younger people.
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Businessman-Thinking
Filed In: Business Planning and Finance
Your small business may not need a 20-year-plan anymore, but you do need some kind of road map to success. Try these tips for creating a strategic plan.
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Question
Filed In: Technology
If you're relying on your best friend to look after your technical needs just to save a bit of cash, here are a few questions you might want to consider first.
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group-retreat
Filed In: Staffing & HR
The traditional image of corporate retreats was one of an elite gathering for executives only, but that's changing.
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afraid
If you haven't been growing your business the way you want, one (or more) of the following frights might be scaring you away from success.
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new-price
A business owner struggling to remain competitive in a rapidly changing online landscape can use dynamic pricing to take the guesswork out of setting prices.
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U.S.-Supreme-Court
Filed In: Legal and Finance
The controversial Hobby Lobby ruling has opened up a Pandora's Box of legal, social, and HR questions that lawyers and businesses will be grappling with in the coming years.
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"Using" other people to promote commerce is nothing new and it's a great way to get found. Here are ways you can "use people" to further your brand.
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quality
Be a yardstick of quality when building your company, because high quality in all facets of your business is a measurement of your success.
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Lindsay-Bjork
Mix 2 cups of grit, a dash of passion, and a pinch of personality into a recipe for success. Learn how this foodie couple built their blog into a lucrative home-based business.
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entrepreneurship
Filed In: Getting Started
Entrepreneurship is a noble and necessary vocation. Are you ready to take a leap of faith and embrace the risk of starting your own business?
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