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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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Productivity Hacks — Our Top 50
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The Ideal Length of Everything Online, Including Social Media Posts
When one of your busiest marketing channels limits you to 140 characters, you know that the internet sets its own rules.
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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Business Franchise Opportunities Funding
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Top 50 Home-Based Business Ideas
Home-Based Business ownership can be the most rewarding endeavor you will ever undertake. The new year... Read On
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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Why Advertise Your Business Opportunity?
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7 Keys to Leading Highly Effective Sales Conversations
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Two Men and a Truck Founder Encourages Prospective Franchisors to Learn from His Mistakes

28 Oct 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Start-Up
In a recent article on Entrepreneur.com, a founder of the hugely successful moving franchise, Two Men and a Truck®, opened up about the critical missteps he, his brother and mother made when they were first starting out. “We were not prepared at all for franchising,” Brig Sorber, the franchise’s CEO,...

New Help for Small Business Owners with Payroll and HR Problems

Some of the most costly mistakes business opportunity, franchise and other small business owners make involve issues surrounding payroll and human resources. In an effort to help them sort things out free-of-charge, SCORE, America’s leading small business mentoring organization, has announced it will...

2012 Elections Guide for Small Business Voters Available Now!

25 Oct 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in In The News
As the countdown to the national election on November 6 winds down, many home-based and other small business opportunity and franchise owners are just as confused as the rest of us when it comes to making sense of all the political rhetoric. That’s why the National Small Business Association (NSBA) released...

Business Opportunity Success Starts at Home in These Top Industries

Each year, Entrepreneur magazine’s annual top 500 report reveals the most successful franchises using the following criteria: financial strength, business stability, growth rate and size, number of years in operation, number of years offering franchising, start-up costs, litigation, percentage...

Cybersecurity: A Very Real, Yet Unrealized Threat to Small Business Owners

23 Oct 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Featured Articles
Stop. Think. Connect. That’s the name of the national campaign designed to enhance public awareness about cybersecurity and its very real threat to America’s safety and its businesses in particular. Its message is definitely a necessary one... A new survey of U.S. small- and medium-sized...

Predicting Sales Success Using the "New" Metrics

22 Oct 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Marketing & Sales
Business opportunity and other small franchise owners are always looking for new and enlightening information and advice when it comes to sales, and rightly so. One trend in particular they need to be aware of concerns the evolution of the data being used to manage the overall sales cycle and evaluate...

Global Entrepreneurship Week Join In 2016

19 Oct 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in In The News

Global Entrepreneurship Week - Business opportunity, distributorship, licensee opportunity and other small business or franchise owners, current or prospective,

Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) is just around the corner! With more than 35,000 events slated to take place in 160 countries worldwide,...

Small Business Saturday 2012 Toolkit Now Available!

18 Oct 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Marketing & Sales
American Express’ Small Business Saturday is expected to draw record amounts of traffic to our nation’s small businesses on Main Street this year. Given that last year saw more than 100 million people participate, that’s saying something. Held just two days after Thanksgiving between Black Friday and...

Business Opportunities Capitalize on Growing Remodeling Industry

According to the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University, home spending on remodeling activity is on the rise and could grow by double digits by early 2013. That’s great news for prospective home-based small business owners in particular because there are literally hundreds of proven and...

Taking A Closer Look at Today’s Micro-Business Owners...

16 Oct 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in In The News
There’s been a lot of talk as of late about small businesses, what they need and what they contribute to our nation’s overall economic well-being, but what about the smallest of the small businesses in society, the so-called “micro-businesses?” What, if anything, do we know about them? Well, first...

Women Execs and Start-up Success…Is There A Connection?

15 Oct 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Start-Up
According to a new report, there very well may be. Entitled “Women at the Wheel: Do Female Executives Drive Start-up Success?” and conducted by Dow Jones VentureSource, the study found that venture-backed companies with female executives at the helm are more likely to be successful than those...

Time Management Tips for the Successful Work-at-Home Small Business Owner

15 Oct 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Featured Articles
As the old saying goes, time waits for no man…or woman for that matter. And as a home-based or other small business opportunity or franchise owner who has to do it all, all of the time, nobody knows that better than you. Running your own operation, even if you do have some help, can be overwhelming,...

Elements Therapeutic Massage Takes Massage Franchise Industry by Storm

Announcing the opening of its 100th studio in Geneva, Illinois just last week, Elements Therapeutic Massage is one of the fastest growing franchises in the $20 billion massage industry today. Additionally, the company reports that, even in a down economy, average studio revenues grew 20 percent in 2011...

Holidays Offer Much in the Way of Business Opportunity…Are You Ready?

10 Oct 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Growth & Profit
According to projections released last week by both the National Retail Federation (NRF) and its digital division Shop.org, the forecasts for holiday sales in 2012 are looking good. In fact, NRF’s anticipated increase of 4.1% to $586.1 billion in sales this year is higher than the 10-year average of...

New Small Business Magazine FREE for a Limited Time

9 Oct 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in In The News
Newtek Business Services, The Small Business Authority and producer of the monthly SB Authority Market Sentiment Survey and the SB Authority Small Business Index, has just launched a new semi-annual magazine that is FREE to independent small business owners nationwide for a limited time. Full...

Working from Home Is on the Rise, Census Bureau Says

If you are a home-based small business owner, you’re in good company. In fact, at no time in history have there been more work-at-home business people than there are today. According to a report released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau, 13.4 million people work at home now. That’s an increase of 41%...

Own a Business Opportunity, Create Your Own Lifestyle

5 Oct 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Entrepreneur Exchange
Patrick Coyne is the President of Eco Fresh Air, a company that offers a business opportunity for entrepreneurs who are looking to capitalize on the growing consensus and understanding that the quality of air we breathe is paramount to good health. A turnkey, eco-friendly business opportunity featuring...

What States Offer the Best Business Opportunities for Entrepreneurs?

4 Oct 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in In The News
The verdict is in for 2012!  Massachusetts, North Dakota, California, New York and Minnesota are this year’s top five states in that order for entrepreneurs who are looking to start and grow a business, according to this year’s U.S. State Entrepreneurship Index from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln...

Don’t Miss This Opportunity to Win $10k for Your Small Business!

3 Oct 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Growth & Profit
During the month of October, Valpak®, the well-known leader in print and digital coupons, is searching for North America’s favorite small business, and the winner will receive $10,000! Recognizing how difficult it is for small businesses to overcome obstacles and grow, especially given today’s tough...

October Web Chats to Help Women Start or Grow a Business

2 Oct 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Start-Up
Business opportunities for women abound, and women-owned businesses in particular are on the rise. In fact, about 30 percent of small businesses today are owned and operated by women, compared to just 5 percent in 1970. It’s an...
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