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Sales Success Inspiration - Hello my friends and welcome to another installment of The Special Sauce Series on Sales.

Sales Success Inspiration is the name of the game today.  We left off with the last post "

No Sales! The Leads Suck! After ten years in the industry I have heard this more than once. In fact, I hear this so often that a series of educational blog posts are needed to educate sellers on how to close more deals - period.

No sales! Now, first I preface this entire post with one thought...

She Means Business: Turn Your Ideas into Reality and Become a Wildly Successful Entrepreneur Is our Book-of-the-Month.

Carrie Green began her entrepreneurial life at the tender age of 20, starting a company that would go global in just a few years. She has turned her experience...

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How Many Leads Does It Take To Close A Sale?
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Top 7 Reasons to Consider a CMS
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The Ideal Length of Everything Online, Including Social Media Posts
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How Many Leads Does It Take To Close A Sale?
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It Takes a Hot Voicemail to Land a Warm Lead
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Top 50 Home-Based Business Ideas
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Low Cost Business Opportunities to Own
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The Top 10 Reasons to Buy a Business Opportunity or Franchise
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7 Keys to Leading Highly Effective Sales Conversations
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Facebook's Updated Nearby Feature Helps Small Businesses Create Buzz

28 Dec 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Marketing & Sales
Announced just last week, Facebook’s newly updated Nearby feature, which can be found in its app for both iOS and Android, makes it easier than ever before for prospective customers—roughly 600 million of them in fact—to find you if you're a small business owner. That’s how many monthly active mobile...

Senior Care Franchise Opportunities Earn National Recognition

27 Dec 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Featured Articles
The generation of post-World War II-born Americans known as the Baby Boomers continues to shape much of our business and societal landscape heading into next year and the foreseeable future. Now that so many of them are reaching the age of retirement, the marketplace once again is adapting to meet their...

Franchise Business Opportunity Investment Still A Smart Bet Heading into 2013

26 Dec 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Growth & Profit
While growth in the franchise business opportunity category in the coming year is expected to be a little bit slower than it was in 2012, the overall franchising industry will continue to outpace growth in many other business sectors, according to a new report. Prepared for the International Franchise...

2013's Top Websites for Women Business Opportunity, Franchise and Other Small Business Owners

Are you a woman who is interested in owning your own business? Does the prospect of becoming an entrepreneur and buying into a proven business opportunity, franchise or other small business model appeal to you? If so, you’re in good company. Once a man’s world, business ownership is rapidly becoming...

Entrepreneur’s 34th Annual Franchise 500 Hits Newsstands

19 Dec 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in In The News
The premier content provider for and about entrepreneurs, Entrepreneur magazine released its January 2013 issue featuring its 34th annual Franchise 500® line-up yesterday. For the third year running, franchise opportunity giants such as Hampton Hotels, Subway, Jiffy Lube, 7-Eleven and Supercuts...

2013 Events and Conferences Entrepreneurs Won’t Want to Miss!

18 Dec 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Featured Articles
This year, BusinessOpportunity.com’s list of event and conferences that would be of most interest to business opportunity, franchise, licensee opportunity, distributorship and other small business owners and entrepreneurs is more extensive than ever before! In fact, we challenge you to find any resource...

Bricks 4 Kidz Franchise Becomes Increasingly Global

14 Dec 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in In The News
Proving once more that the desire for enhanced educational and enrichment programming for kids is as much in demand abroad as it is here in the U.S., Creative Learning Corporation—owner and developer of the Bricks 4 Kidz® franchise business opportunity—has announced it has just sold its first franchise...

The Business Opportunity and Other Small Business Owners' Guide to Windows 8

It just wouldn’t be the end of another year without all of us having to reevaluate the technology in our lives, would it? Now that Windows 8 has been released, many home-based business opportunity, franchise and other small business owners are asking themselves the same question: Should I make the switch?

Latest Doctors Express Franchise Expansion Highlights Consumer Demand

12 Dec 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in In The News
The first ever nationally franchised urgent care services provider, Doctors Express has announced it will be opening six new centers by the end of the year. This most recent expansion is just one more example of the fact that there is an increasing and desperate need for quality, affordable and accessible...

Getting Ahead in an Uncertain Economic Climate

11 Dec 12 Posted by: admin
in Choosing a Busines Opportunity
As the marketplace gyrates under the pressure of severe change, it forces most everyone to re-evaluate or at the very least discover if they have what it takes to compete—the competitive edge, if you will. Looked on favorably, economic uncertainty provides legitimate cause for many of us to rethink...

New Gallup Poll Highlights Tradeoffs of Entrepreneurship

10 Dec 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in In The News
Buying a business opportunity, distributorship, licensee opportunity or franchise means you will be joining the ranks of millions of other entrepreneurs who, given the opportunity, would advise you in advance of the ups and downs that come with the territory. A new Gallup poll released on Friday provides...

Is BYOD for SMBOs A Good or a Bad Idea?

Small and medium-sized business owners (SMBOs) are increasingly getting on board with one of the newest technology trends, now more widely and officially referred to as BYOD (aka Bring Your Own Device). And why wouldn’t they? Allowing employees to use their own handheld and other mobile devices at work...

BusinessOpportunity.com Implements Aggressive New Social Marketing Strategy for 2013

6 Dec 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in In The News
NEWS RELEASE...Initial Efforts Already Show Promising Results! Heading into 2013, BusinessOpportunity.com will be leveraging the ever-increasing capability of social media to engage and interact with prospective and existing entrepreneurs at a level as yet unseen by...

2013's Top-Ten Must-Read Book List to Improve Your Sales Skills

5 Dec 12 Posted by: Kevin James Culp
in Featured Articles
Given that another year is coming to a close, we thought we’d forgo offering you just one Book of the Month for consideration this go-round and opted for ten. Here goes… As a long-time sales professional and given my current position as the Director of Sales for BusinessOpportunity.com, I’m oftentimes...

Which Social Media Platforms Drive Consumer Action the Most?

5 Dec 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Marketing & Sales
Beyond the Click, a new survey of 500 consumers by cloud-based Activity and Participant Management™ leader ACTIVE Network, sheds some light on the growing influence of social media and how it may actually affect consumer behavior. More specifically, its results are instructive for the thousands...

New Video Inspires Aspiring Entrepreneurs to Reach Their Goals

4 Dec 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Plans & Goals
Are you an aspiring home-based or other small business owner who is still struggling with whether or not to make that business opportunity investment or franchise opportunity investment? If so, serially successful entrepreneur Geoffrey Clapp has a message of inspiration for you. As the narrator of...

Your Quick Guide to Handling "Scroogey" Customers This Holiday Season

3 Dec 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Featured Articles
Yes, the holidays are festive and fun. But, let’s be honest, they are also incredibly stressful on a number of levels, especially for business opportunity, franchise and other small business owners who are trying to manage so much during the season, not the least of which is meeting the oftentimes heightened...

It May Be the Thick of Holiday Season, But It’s Not Too Late to Have a Plan

29 Nov 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Plans & Goals
If you’re one of those business opportunity, franchise or other small business owners who naturally assumed the holidays would bring a much-needed boost to your retail or online sales, and you have yet to take a proactive approach, you may want to rethink that. While Black Friday may be over, the bulk...

Small Business Saturday. "Black Weekend." The Results Are In…

28 Nov 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Growth & Profit
Now that all the numbers have been crunched and the data is in, it’s safe to say that this year’s Small Business Saturday was on balance a great success. But then many of you business opportunity, franchise and other small business owners know that already, right? At least we hope so given that an estimated...
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