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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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BOOK OF THE MONTH...Survival Tips for Entrepreneurs and Their Families

30 Aug 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Opportunity Focus
Becoming a small business, business opportunity or franchise owner is a big decision on many levels. However, understanding its potential impact on your loved ones is perhaps the most critical component. Meg Cadoux Hirshberg knows that as well as anyone. In fact, she’s a recognized expert on the topic...

NYC Technology Toolkit Helps Small Business Owners

29 Aug 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in In The News
Mayor Bloomberg has announced that New York City has just released a whole host of FREE online tools and resources to help area small business owners grow their businesses and create jobs with the help of digital technologies and social media. While the Small Business Digital Toolkit, as it is called,...

Today’s Top Websites for Prospective "Green" Entrepreneurs

Any prospective small business owner who is shopping for a business opportunity or franchise needs to be looking at current industry as well as societal trends. It’s no secret that those trends drive demand, and one of the hottest ones right now―one that is getting hotter with each passing year―revolves...

Cost of Health Insurance Remains Most Critical Concern for Many Small Business Owners

27 Aug 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in In The News
New findings from the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) report on “Small Business Problems and Priorities” released just this month reinforce yet once again the fact that the primary concern of small business owners is the rising cost of health insurance. Health care concerns have been...

Small Businesses Viewed Most Favorably By Consumers

24 Aug 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in In The News
If you are a small business owner, take heart. Your public consumers view you favorably, and perhaps more importantly, trust you, and in some cases, even love you. According to the Public Affairs Council’s 2012 Public Affairs Pulse Survey released just this month, Americans love small business. In...

Online Marketplace Broadens Small Business Borrowing Options

Launched in 2010 and now boasting close to $3 trillion in transactions, BoeFly.com, which stands for “business opportunity exchange,” connects small business owners with lenders from its two-thousand-plus strong stable of participating banks nationwide. But BoeFly.com is not a broker. It does not charge...

NEW Podcast Highlights What Sets BusinessOpportunity.com Apart

22 Aug 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Featured Articles
“I’ve been in business for thirty years and in the drug testing industry for more than 13, and I’ve been pitched by every lead company out there. I’ve never spent a penny on outside advertising until I met you guys!” The RDTS business opportunity offers all the benefits of a franchise without...

Creative Learning Corporation Announces Record Profits

21 Aug 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in In The News
Owner and developer of the Bricks 4 Kidz® franchise opportunity, Creative Learning Corporation announced this week that it generated near-record earnings for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. Bricks 4 Kidz® offers programs designed to teach children between the ages of 3 and 12+ the basic principles...

FREE Webinar Can Help Your Small Business Prevent a Data Disaster

20 Aug 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Plans & Goals
September is National Disaster Preparedness Month, a time for home-based and other small business opportunity, franchise and other business owners to focus on whether or not they are prepared to withstand an unforeseen event that could destroy their livelihood, such as a flood or hurricane. According...

The Power of Personal Branding When You Work from Home

Working from home, whether operating your own business or partnering with a business opportunity or franchise, your personal and professional lives are virtually interchangeable in the minds of many. Furthermore, chances are good that you’re running a one-man or one-woman operation.  If you do have staff,...

Swipe Fee “Victory” Restricts Small Business Owner Options More Than Previously Thought

15 Aug 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in In The News
The yet to be approved $7.3 billion credit card swipe fee settlement against Visa, MasterCard and some of the nation’s largest banks may actually present small business owners with less flexibility than was assumed, according to an article in this week’s New York Times. While many merchants...

Entrepreneurs’ Greatest Concerns Addressed

In a Kauffman Foundation FastTrac® Survey conducted just this summer on Forbes.com, 36% of the more than 5,000 prospective entrepreneurs surveyed who have a sincere interest in starting their own start-up businesses named “money” as their “biggest concern to starting (their) own company.” Following at...

NYC Seminar Is a Must for New Entrepreneurs

13 Aug 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Start-Up
If you live in or near New York City and are thinking about starting your own business or buying a business or licensee opportunity, distributorship or franchise, then SCORE’s upcoming seminar, entitled “Starting Your Business: What You Need to Know,” is designed specifically for you. Taught by experienced...

Revenue-Based Financing Offers Small Business Funding Alternative

10 Aug 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Featured Articles
While 77% of small business owners either did not need additional credit to stay in business or were able to obtain all that they needed this past year, 20% who have borrowed and now owe money have struggled to find much-needed funds, according to a recent Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index poll....

Food Trucks’ Success Pressures Restaurant Industry

9 Aug 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in In The News
The number of franchise and business opportunities available in the rapidly growing food truck industry is growing exponentially each and every day. And why wouldn’t it be? The industrious and forward-thinking entrepreneurs who have blazed a trail by putting their epicurean delights on wheels have virtually...

Bricks 4 Kidz® Celebrates 165th Franchise Opening

8 Aug 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in In The News
Owner and developer of the hugely successful and rapidly expanding Bricks 4 Kidz® home-based business franchise opportunity, Creative Learning Corporation announced this week that its 165th location has opened in Richmond, Va., marking an unexpected and welcome milestone for the company. “We are thrilled...

Numerous Business Opportunities Align with Inc.com’s Best Startup Industries for 2012

When it comes to shopping for work-from-home or other business opportunities or franchises, there are lots to choose from.  So aspiring entrepreneurs would do well to start by looking first at the industries that most experts...

Five Reasons to Choose Cruises, Inc. as Your Travel Agent Business Opportunity

For anyone considering starting a business in the travel industry, the five reasons for choosing a particular Travel Agent Business Opportunity, like Cruises, Inc., fall into five categories: Technology, training, support, the company’s reputation in the industry and the financial stability of the parent...

BOOK OF THE MONTH...The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

6 Aug 12 Posted by: Kevin James Culp
in Opportunity Focus
We selected this book because the success of many Business Franchise Opportunity owners lies in the fact that they are largely creatures of habit.  If you are an entrepreneur, this book could very well change the way you look at just about everything you do from life to work and beyond. Below is the...

70% of Entrepreneurs Say They Would Encourage Others to Start a Business Today!

3 Aug 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Start-Up
The opportunities to own your own business abound, whether it’s starting one from the ground up, buying an already existing one or opting for a proven successful business opportunity or small franchise. But is it really such a good idea to start a business of your own when the economy is still so, dare...
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