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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?
This Article is now live on our blog and I know could be very insightful for many. Read On
Productivity Hacks — Our Top 50
Productivity Hacks will help you make more from less this 2016. Here at BusinessOpportunity.com we want to... Read On
Top 7 Reasons to Consider a CMS
The internet loves obscure abbreviations. You can skip over most of them, but not CMS. What is CMS? read on...
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?
This Featured Article is live on our blog and I know could be very insightful for connectivity and ROI.
It Takes a Hot Voicemail to Land a Warm Lead
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Business Franchise Opportunities Funding
The principle reason entrepreneurs put off starting their own business is lack of funding... Read On
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
Are your right for a Low Cost Business Opportunities to Own? The desire to own your own business... Read On
The Top 10 Reasons to Buy a Business Opportunity or Franchise
Starting your own small business is part of the American Dream, right up there with owning your own home. Read On
7 Keys to Leading Highly Effective Sales Conversations
Most people's sales conversations could be better. Not a little better, significantly better. Read On
 
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Cashless Is King Thanks to DipJar

Just when we think there’s nothing new under the sun, along comes DipJar, the world’s first electronic tip jar. It’s perhaps an answered prayer for millions of small business owners and their employees who, thanks to an ever-increasingly cashless society, are working harder than ever before and for a...

Launch of Google for Entrepreneurs Provides Encouragement and Support

27 Sep 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Start-Up
Marking its first annual Google for Entrepreneurs Week, Google announced the launch this week of Google for Entrepreneurs, a website that will serve as a hub for all of the company’s ever-increasing efforts to support startups and entrepreneurs worldwide. The focus of the site will be three-fold: 1....

FedEx Announces First Ever Small Business Grant Competition

26 Sep 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in In The News
Starting on October 1, 2012, U.S. small businesses with less than 100 employees will have the chance to compete for $50,000 in grant money as part of FedEx’s first-ever nationwide small business grant competition. While five winners will each receive $5,000, the contest’s top prize will be $25,000. This...

Shining a Spotlight on Young Entrepreneurs

25 Sep 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Featured Articles
As a young person just out of school, the idea of starting a business of your own—especially when the job market is still tight—may sound appealing. And buying into an already established business model like a home-based or other business opportunity or franchise as opposed to starting from scratch may...

50+ Prospective Entrepreneurs, October 2 Is Your Day!

24 Sep 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Start-Up
Are you retired and/or age 50 or older and thinking about starting a business or even buying a business or licensee opportunity, distributorship or small franchise of your own? Well, you’re far from alone. In fact, if and when you take that step, you’ll be among thousands of ambitious, like-minded and...

Prepare Your Small Business to Survive Any Emergency

Small Business - Given that hurricane season is upon us, FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) has announced that for the ninth year in a row September is National Preparedness Month.

Food Franchising Profitability and Franchisee Satisfaction Are Up

20 Sep 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in In The News
A new report released last week by independent market research firm Franchise Business Review found that food franchise operators are experiencing increased profitability and higher satisfaction than they have in a while. In fact, average profitability among franchisees is up 5.8% year-over-year, and...

Clearing Up Confusion about Obamacare

19 Sep 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Featured Articles
Many business opportunity, distributorship, licensee opportunity and small franchise owners, in fact the vast majority of them, have only one or a just a few employees. In fact, it is estimated that 96% of all firms in the U.S. have fewer than 50 employees, while more than 78% are non-employers—businesses...

Nationwide Small Business Technology Tour Kicks Off This Week

The third annual small business technology tour may be just what you need to jumpstart your home-based or other small business opportunity or franchise’s marketing efforts heading into 2013. This year’s tour kicks off tomorrow in San Francisco, with seven other cities on the agenda from now through November,...

SizeUp Your Competition with SBA's New FREE Online Tool

17 Sep 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in In The News
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) just announced that it will feature a free online resource tool designed to help business opportunity, franchise and other small business owners succeed by providing them with highly specific information about their industry and marketplace. It’s called SizeUp. “SizeUp...

Start Now and Make the Most of 2012's Small Business Saturday

14 Sep 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Marketing & Sales
The three biggest shopping days of the year are just around the corner―Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. This year’s grand trifecta begins on Friday, November 23. But it’s Saturday, November 24 that will be most important for many business opportunity, licensee opportunity, distributorship,...

Enter to Win StartupNation's Home-Based 100 Competition Today!

13 Sep 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Marketing & Sales
Are you a home-based business opportunity, franchise or other small or medium-sized business owner who could use a little free publicity as well as the credibility that comes along with being formally recognized as a national award winner? Well, here’s your chance. StartupNation, one of the Nation’s...

BusinessOpportunity.com's Latest Alexa Rankings Show Appreciable Gains

12 Sep 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in In The News
NEWS RELEASE...In the past month, BusinessOpportunity.com’s Alexa rankings have showed marked improvement. The company exhibited significant gains in the following key site metrics in particular: daily traffic rank trend, daily reach, daily pageviews, search visits and a lower bounce...

Some Good News Amidst All the Tough Memories and Rhetoric

11 Sep 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in In The News
On this eleventh anniversary of one of the most inauspicious days in our Nation’s history and at a time when it seems America is more divided than ever before, it might be a welcome change to focus on the glass being half full as opposed to half empty. Good thing there are two benchmarks, the results...

Avoid These Classic Work-at-Home Scams

There’s a big difference between a work-at-home scam and a legitimate business opportunity that enables you work from a home office, using it as your primary base of operations. Unfortunately, the number of phony schemes that would easily fall under the former heading is growing exponentially, largely...

Find Your Inspiration at Small Business Owners Speak

7 Sep 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Plans & Goals
Is your goal to own your very own small business, business opportunity or franchise, but you'd like a much-needed pep talk before you jump in?  Or, are you looking for ways that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) might be able to help you along the way? Small Business Owners Speak...

New Mentoring Program Helps Young Start-up Entrepreneurs

6 Sep 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Start-Up
Are you a young, ambitious and energetic young person who believes that starting or owning a business opportunity, franchise or other small business is your destiny? If so, this Labor Day weekend marked the launch of a great resource for you, and it’s free. Spearheaded by the Young Entrepreneur Council...

The Top 10 Colleges for Prospective Entrepreneurs

While the subject of how great the impact of a college education in entrepreneurship may or may not be on one’s entrepreneurial success remains the subject of much debate, knowing which institutions of higher learning offer the best programs may be of interest to those who take a favorable view. According...

Fall 2012’s Regional Nationwide Events for Entrepreneurs

4 Sep 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Featured Articles
If you’re a business opportunity, distributorship, licensee opportunity, franchise or other small business owner, we invite you to check out our list of this fall’s upcoming events and conferences, all of which are especially for and about you! It’s our most exhaustive list yet. Plus, we'll post a...

2012's Inc. 500/5000 Revealed

31 Aug 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in In The News
Once again, Inc. magazine has assembled and announced its list of the 5,000 fastest growing companies in the U.S., the top 500 of which are featured in this month’s issue, which hit newsstands on August 21. Honorees will be recognized more formally at the Inc. 500/5000 Conference and Awards Ceremony...
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