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

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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...

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Top 7 Reasons to Consider a CMS
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How Many Leads Does It Take To Close A Sale?
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Top 50 Home-Based Business Ideas
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Low Cost Business Opportunities to Own
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If You Are Going Through Hell…

28 Nov 11 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Entrepreneur Exchange
Alan Christensen is the President and Founder of Concrete Coatings, Inc., a decorative concrete products and services company that offers a second-to-none business opportunity for entrepreneurs who want to capitalize on today’s homeowners’ tendencies to remodel rather than relocate. The company offers...

Cyber Monday Looks Promising for Online Retailers

23 Nov 11 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Featured Articles
Business opportunity and franchise owners who conduct much of their business online have good reason to believe that Cyber Monday 2011 will be a good and profitable day. According to a recent...

Is Your Small Business Holiday-Ready?

It’s here. The official start of the holiday shopping season is upon us. Black Friday, followed by Small Business Saturday and well into Cyber Monday will see millions of consumers clambering for the hottest deals, the newest gizmos and the most in-demand products this year. In fact, holiday sales are...

Grow Your Home-Based or Other Small Business on YouTube

15 Nov 11 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Marketing & Sales
More than one in four Americans watches a video online EVERY day, according to a recent study by the Pew Internet and American Life Project. Furthermore, 71 percent of adult internet users today have visited a...

You Can Take Control of Your Own Destiny

15 Nov 11 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Opportunity Focus
Eighty years from its inception and Comet Cleaners Franchise Group is still going strong in 2011 despite these challenging economic times. “We’ve been in business a long time and our business has survived much more trying times than these,” said the company’s President and CEO, Jack Godfrey, Jr., in...

Is The Food Truck Industry Missing the Boat?

8 Nov 11 Posted by: Kevin James Culp
in Featured Articles
If ever there was a business concept whose time has arrived when it comes to franchising, it’s the food truck. So I can’t help but wonder why so many of the most successful food truck owners out there today are not jumping at the chance to replicate their success in other areas of the country. For...

The Phobia Small Business Owners Should Fear The Most

Home-based and other small business opportunity or franchise owners, there’s one fear you need to conquer if you have it and you haven’t already―technophobia, or the fear or dislike of advanced technology or advanced devices, especially computers. It may sound silly, but for many people, technophobia...

Your Business Is Not Your Hobby

3 Nov 11 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Entrepreneur Exchange
Thomas Stridiron is an entrepreneur of twenty years and the President and CEO of E-Commerce Exchange, a company he founded in 1996 that allows entrepreneurs to open their very own turnkey Online Superstore featuring more than 5,000 retail products.  E-Commerce Exchange is an A-rated member of the Better...

Innovation Accounting: A Necessary Part of Any “Lean Startup”

1 Nov 11 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Start-Up
In his recently released New York Times bestseller, “The Lean Start-up,” entrepreneur and master business start-up blogger Eric Ries lays out a host of business strategies that have caught the nationwide attention of prospective and current business owners alike.  The basic supposition of Ries’...

Keep It Simple and Live What You Love!

27 Oct 11 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Entrepreneur Exchange
Steven Bailey is the President of Sales and Operations for USAPetCONNECT, the largest network of pet-lover resource websites in North America. The company offers city-specific “sales ready” sites to ambitious animal-loving entrepreneurs who want to capitalize on the growing $58 billion...

Should You Buy A Laptop or Tablet…or Both?

There’s a lot of talk right now about tablet computing given the fact that Amazon is about to release its new Kindle Fire at a fraction of the cost of other similar devices, such as the iPad.  Furthermore, the number of tablet purchases each year is growing at a much faster rate than that of laptops,...

Kindle Fire vs. iPad for Small Business Owners

25 Oct 11 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Featured Articles
The impending release of Amazon’s new Kindle Fire on November 15 has many home-based and other small business opportunity and franchise owners wondering if this new tablet has what it takes to compete with Apple’s iPad.  With a price tag of just $199 as compared to the iPad’s base model at $499, it sure...

Are You Ready for Small Business Saturday on November 26?

20 Oct 11 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Featured Articles
Launched last year by American Express two days after Thanksgiving, Small Business Saturday is designed to build support for small businesses by encouraging consumers to think small when buying big on the most popular shopping weekend of the year.  It’s any small business owner's

Home-Based Business Basics 101

More than half of all businesses are operated primarily from someone’s home, according to the most current data available from the U.S. Census Bureau released this past June.  And that figure...

The Seven Traits of Great Salespeople

13 Oct 11 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Marketing & Sales
In his 2009 book, Lead, Sell or Get Out of the Way, international business consultant and business development expert Ron Karr claims that truly great salespeople all share seven common traits, each of which can be developed by home-based and other small business opportunity or franchise owners....

Is Your Business Franchise-Ready?

11 Oct 11 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Growth & Profit
For successful home-based and other small business owners, the next logical step on your road to success may involve franchising your operation or turning it into a business opportunity.  But how do you know if you’ve got what it takes?  How do you know if your business is ready?  Whether you decide...

Facebook to Give Away $10 Million in Small Business Advertising

4 Oct 11 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Featured Articles
Facebook, the National Federation of Independent Business Owners (NFIB) and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce recently announced a nationwide joint initiative to help small businesses acquire and retain customers.  By combining their resources, these...

Five Basic Rules for Extending Your Customers Credit

29 Sep 11 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Growth & Profit
In a tight economy, offering customers the option to pay over time or in installments can be mighty tempting.  In fact, it oftentimes means the difference between getting work and having the work go elsewhere.  The only problem is that many home-based or other small business opportunity or franchise...

BusinessOpportunity.com Sponsors Home-Based Business Expo

27 Sep 11 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Featured Articles
BusinessOpportunity.com has announced it will sponsor a California-based expo focused on helping home-based business entrepreneurs in early February 2012.  Scheduled to be held at the Hyatt Regency Valencia and Santa Clarita Conference Center on February 18 and 19, the Biz@Home expo will provide aspiring...

Nine Key Principles for Business Success

23 Sep 11 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Featured Articles
All of us can always use a few tips on how to become a better and more effective leader, especially if we are business opportunity or franchise owners.  In his new book, “Win,” best-selling author, leading pollster and communications expert, Dr. Frank Luntz focuses on the nine key principles that he...
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