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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?
Over the years we have been fortunate enough to receive quite a few testimonials. In fact, ... 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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Microsoft Survey Cites Remote Working Benefits for Both Employers and Employees

A 2010 survey by Microsoft found employees believe that less than 50 percent of their employers are supportive of their working from somewhere other than the office, such as from home.  Their perception is supported by the fact that well over half (59%) of them report their company has no formal work-at-home...

BusinessOpportunity.com Unrivaled In Natural, Non-Paid, Organic Rankings

4 Feb 11 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
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BusinessOpportunity.com now naturally ranks for more than 500 of the most popular keyword search terms―in both the singular and plural forms in most cases―used by individuals who are proactively searching for a business opportunity, distributorship, licensee opportunity or small franchise.  Moreover,...

Help Households Who Suffer From Dial-Up and Cash In

Did you know that more than 18 million US households still suffer using a dial-up connection to access the Internet?  If you remember dial-up―and I know that I do―you know just how slow the connection can be.  Living that way in this day and age is so frustrating, let alone unnecessary! Well, now...

Learn How to Get Into the Mobile Advertising Business

A great business opportunity is one that is portable and will grow for years to come.  One licensee opportunity that fits the bill is Image One Mobile Billboards. Image One Mobile Billboards:  $35,018 to $47,014 Print advertising in many mediums is becoming less and less effective...

Short-Sighted Small Business Opportunity Candidate Selection Can Kill Your Company’s Future!

1 Feb 11 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Featured Articles
Owners of small or home-based business opportunity enterprises, beware the short-sighted sale!  While it might seem financially prudent in the short-term to hire just about anyone who says they’ve got what it takes to replicate your success, you’d be foolish to do so.  “Why?” you ask.  After all, isn’t...

Why “Why” Matters and the Perils of Being “Drunk” on Success

31 Jan 11 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Entrepreneur Exchange
Lang W. McDonald is the Business Development Manager, West Region for Hughes Network Systems, LLC, the global leader in providing broadband satellite networks, services and products for large enterprises, service providers, governments, small businesses and consumers.  Here he talks with BusinessOpportunity.com’s...

Check Out This Great Business Opportunity That Can Launch You into the World of Cruise and Travel

Operate this rewarding home-based cruise and travel business opportunity either full-time or part-time to meet your needs! As part of World Travel Holdings, Cruises Inc. is the world’s largest seller of cruise vacations.  The company’s industry-leading management systems and marketing programs coupled...

Are You The Next Superhero?

SafeCITY Publishing - Have you ever wanted to be a business opportunity superhero fighting crime in your community?  Now you can be a crime fighter and be in the publishing industry as well. SafeCITY Publishing is offering exclusive...

How Do You Know When A Salesperson Is Lying? They Begin Speaking...

26 Jan 11 Posted by: Kevin James Culp
in Featured Articles
An old joke, I know―one that isn’t particularly funny once you find out it may be true.  And it gets even worse when you find it to be true only after you’ve spent money with someone and bought their act.  It is one thing to try using a particular advertising medium only to find out that it did not work...

The Home-Based Business Professional’s Guide to the “New” Jargon

There once was a time when working from home was not only unusual, but it was called just that―working from home.  Okay, there were and are other buzzword phrases that refer to the same concept, such as home-based business owner or work-at-home business or, if appropriate, even consultant or...

The Amazon Tax Debate: Where Do You Stand?

24 Jan 11 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Featured Articles
As a small business owner, you should know about the debate that is raging right now regarding whether or not a growing number of states have the right to demand that online retailers, such as Amazon.com, collect sales tax on products sold to customers in those states.  Perhaps surprisingly to some,...

President Resolves to Address Regulatory Balance

21 Jan 11 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Featured Articles
In a recent op-ed for The Wall Street Journal featured on WSJ.com on January 18, President Barack Obama announced he would sign an executive order stipulating that a reasonable balance between...

Small Business Credit Lines Now Available

Small businesses are really feeling the pinch today as the instability of the credit markets continues to take its toll.  Thankfully, companies like Novus Commercial Finance are making it a priority to get home-based and other small businesses, including start-ups, the lines of credit they desperately...

Viability and Transparency Are Key

19 Jan 11 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Entrepreneur Exchange
Jay Elliot is the president of ADMATS/ADMENUS, a company he founded after the housing bubble burst and his main source of advertising revenues began to falter.  His story is an inspiration to anyone who wants to start a business and make the most of an already existing skillset. Jay, tell us a...

Which Smartphone is the Smartest? Part 3: BlackBerry

18 Jan 11 Posted by: Zipporah Porton
in Featured Articles

The grandfather of all smartphones, the BlackBerry was the product that started the entire revolution.  While some think that using a BlackBerry is the only way to do business, others feel that the Droid and iPhone have surpassed the BlackBerry and are in a league of their own.

In the last...

Be Innovative: Give Them What They Need and Want

16 Jan 11 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Entrepreneur Exchange
Neil Mallard is a long-time business owner, and the Founder of Image One Systems, a Florida-based marketing and consulting firm.  ImageOne Mobile Billboards was launched in 2007 to offer a new and modern advertising solution for small businesses.  ImageOne was awarded a US patent in 2010 for its unique...

Recent Federal Trade Commission Changes and Proposals May Impact Certain Businesses

13 Jan 11 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Featured Articles
An independent agency of the U.S. government, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is tasked with protecting consumers through the elimination and prevention of what regulators perceive to be "anti-competitive" business activities.  Inherent to the agency's mission are the concepts of fairness and the...

Which Smartphone is the Smartest? Part 2: The Droid

10 Jan 11 Posted by: Zipporah Porton
in Featured Articles
In this day and age, a smartphone is a must, but the tough part is figuring out which one is the best choice for you as a home-based or any other type of business or business opportunity owner.  In the first part of this series, we examined what makes the iPhone a good fit for any small business entrepreneur....

Which Smartphone is the Smartest? Part 1: The iPhone

7 Jan 11 Posted by: Zipporah Porton
in Featured Articles
For small business owners, having a smartphone is a must.  You never know when you’re going to need to contact a client or solve a crisis on the go.  Having access to e-mails and other important business-related documents at a moment’s notice at all times is therefore critical.  While it's more likely when...

Notes from the Desk of a Lifelong Entrepreneur

7 Jan 11 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Entrepreneur Exchange
Jim Crofford is the President of Hidden Values, Inc., publishers of a whole host of highly targeted, four-color, digest-sized directories serving various areas of the country, including Kidstuff Magazine. Kidstuff provides ambitious entrepreneurs who are interested in publishing with the opportunity...
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SocialXpand Business Opportunity Interview w/ Brian Weiss was for me a new way to learn from a customer and whom I consider a friend in the industry.

I've had the opportunity to work for a while now with Brian Weiss who is the Director of Sales for the
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