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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
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...
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
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
If you're a successful entrepreneur who provides others like you the chance to follow in your footsteps... Read On
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
Why Advertise Your Business Opportunity?
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7 Keys to Leading Highly Effective Sales Conversations
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Working from Home Requires a Plan

Owning your own small business and working from home comes with its share of perks, that’s for sure. But being able to wiggle out of writing a business plan is not one of them. The fact is that any business owner with a prayer of success has to have more than just a sense of how they are going to succeed...

Leading Senior Care Franchisor Launches New Consumer Website

29 May 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in In The News
Home Care Assistance, the leading provider of in-home care for seniors in the U.S. and Canada and a 2012 Franchise500® Company, has just announced the launch of HomeHealthCareAssistance.org, a website aimed at providing practical information and advice for families who are searching for long-term care...

Can You Learn to Be a Successful Entrepreneur?

25 May 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Featured Articles
Once again it’s an age-old question of nature versus nurture: Can entrepreneurship be taught? Do you need to wait until you have some fancy degree or other credentials before launching your startup? What part of being good at home-based, small or other business ownership is science and what part is art? These...

Nominations Are Now Open for 2012 Small Business Influencer Awards

24 May 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in In The News
Jointly sponsored by online small-business magazine, Small Business Trends, and growing-business technology educator, Small Business Technology, and brought to you by BlackBerry®, the 2012 Small Business Influencer Awards honor individuals, organizations and products that have made a positive...

Digital Communication: Business Owners Have Three Choices

23 May 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Entrepreneur Exchange
With more than three decades of industrial and consumer products marketing experience under his belt, as well as an impressive educational background that includes graduate studies at both Boston University and Fairleigh Dickinson, David Stevens is a successful entrepreneur with much to offer in the...

Food Truck Industry Phenom Expands Yet Again with Great American Cookies®

22 May 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in In The News
In a November 2011 blog post, BusinessOpportunity.com’s Director of Sales, Kevin James Culp, pondered why it was that more companies weren’t capitalizing on the food truck trend. Well the Great American Cookies® company is no longer among them. Just yesterday it announced that the brand’s first cookie...

Inc. Names Best Business Opportunities by Industry for 2012

Citing the fact that the economy is growing again and that gross domestic product is up 2.3% compared to just 1.7% last year, among other factors, the experts at Inc. assert that “some pretty favorable business conditions” prevail right now that make business ownership an attractive option for many....

USA Today Expert Columnist Says Now Is the Best Time Ever for Small Business

Whether or not to buy a home-based or other small business opportunity or franchise is a big decision, especially given the current and seemingly unstable economic recovery, right? Not according to small business and entrepreneurship expert and USA Today guest columnist, Steve Strauss. In fact,...

Forbes Names 10 Fastest Growing Franchises Despite the Recession

18 May 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in In The News
Forbes recently named the Top 10 Fast-Growing Franchise Chains That Powered Through the Recession. They are: 1. Subway 2. Jani-King 3. Jazzercize 4. McDonald’s 5. Southern Tsunami 6. Coverall 7. Liberty Tax 8. Quiznos 9. Health Mart 10. Dunkin’ Donuts Click on...

The Biggest Pricing Mistake Small Business Owners Can Make

17 May 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Growth & Profit
When starting your own work-at-home or other small business, it’s always a challenge to know what to charge for your products and services, that is if you are doing things correctly. The biggest mistake many small business owners make―especially those who are relatively new to entrepreneurship―is that...

It’s Not Too Late to Sign Up for Next Week’s FREE Small-Business Webcasts

16 May 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in In The News
While registration to attend SBA’s National Small Business Week (NSBW) conference next week in Washington, D.C. is now closed, it’s not too late for small business owners to sign up online so that they can enjoy and learn from any number of networking and educational forums. In fact, with the exception...

Path to Freedom for Many Vets Lies in Small Business Ownership

15 May 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Featured Articles
One of the greatest obstacles faced by thousands of returning veterans who are transitioning back into civilian life is in finding long-lasting gainful employment, according to Kevin Humes, the President/CEO of American Veterans Alliance/American Alliance for Disabled Veterans (501 C-3) and co-founder...

An Expert Weighs In On Funding Your New Business Startup

14 May 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Entrepreneur Exchange
Ed Lewellen is the Senior Vice President of Talent Acquisition for Employers Edge, Inc., a company that uses its own highly successful and proven business model to improve the performance of other companies―coaching, training and developing their employees so that they can gain the competitive edge....

Small-Business Ownership Offers Moms the Flexibility They Crave

Looks like all a working mom wants for Mother’s Day this year is a little flexibility!? And let’s just preface this whole discussion with an important disclaimer: All Moms are working moms! But for our purpose here, we’re talking about moms who have a job they do to earn money in addition to the incredible...

When It Comes to Social Media, Clarity of Purpose and Practice Matter

10 May 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Marketing & Sales
Millions of home-based and other small business, business opportunity and franchise owners are using social media to market their businesses, but are they really clear on what the true benefits of their efforts might be? According to findings from a recent Social Media Examiner survey featured on Pagemodo,...

Small-Business Optimism Regains Some Ground

9 May 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in In The News
Small-business optimism gained two points in April, returning the index to its highest level since December 2007, according to the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). Acknowledging that job-creation numbers as of late have been floundering, the report also indicates that a somewhat positive trend...

National Small Business Week Highlights America’s Small Businesses

7 May 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in In The News
Held each year in May by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), National Small Business Week kicks off with a three-day networking and educational event that focuses on the considerable accomplishments of America's small businesses and their owners. This year’s event begins on Sunday, May 20 and...

Senior Home Care Industry Emerges Once Again as a Top Franchising Opportunity

4 May 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in In The News
This week, national franchise and market research firm and independent surveyor Franchise Business Review released its newest report regarding overall franchisee satisfaction and profitability potential in the senior home care industry. Titled “Senior Care Franchises,” the report highlights a thriving...

Baby Boomers, the Time to Start Your Own Business Is Now!

3 May 12 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Start-Up
An article on Monday’s Businessweek.com points out that business ownership among entrepreneurs between the ages of 55 and 64 is up significantly over the past 15 years. And although there is some degree of speculation as to why that is, one thing is pretty clear, as explained by Ting Zhang, an economist...
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