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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
Most people's sales conversations could be better. Not a little better, significantly better. Read On
 
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Medicine for the Soul Is Big Business

7 Jan 11 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Entrepreneur Exchange
Myrna Wolf is the owner and president of Compassionate Companions, Inc., a company dedicated to meeting the equally critical, yet non-medical needs of adults and seniors in communities nationwide.  Here she shares her unlikely journey from being a high-powered financial executive to owning her own company...

Events for Every Entrepreneur ― Winter/Spring 2011

27 Dec 10 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Featured Articles
These exciting and informative conferences, forums and meetings are designed to help you with all aspects of your home-based or other small or medium- sized business, distributorship, licensee opportunity or franchise.   Check out what’s going on in your region of the country this winter and throughout...

Time Management Tips For 2011

23 Dec 10 Posted by: Kevin James Culp
in Plans & Goals
So you think you’re organized?  Maybe that’s true of your dusty, messy desk that you cleaned up just the other day.  Windex, Pledge, a few file folders and a shredder can work wonders, it’s true.  However, have you given the same degree of thought to organizing your time? Getting added value out of...

Get More Voice Messages Returned and Increase Your Close Rate

20 Dec 10 Posted by: Kevin James Culp
in Marketing & Sales
Every so often I’ll hear how someone who is offering a home-based or other small business opportunity, distributorship, licensee opportunity or franchise has issues with people not returning their calls.  As a result, their close rate is very low or even non-existent.  On the other hand I talk with many...

Forever Stamps Today, Cost Savings Tomorrow

We’ve all seen and experienced first-hand the price increases by the U.S. Postal Service in the last few years.  The main reasons cited for the rate changes are increased use of electronic bill pay, the invention of email and any number of advents in technology such that I’ve lost track of them all....

Make More Money with Tools I Bet You Didn’t Know Existed (Part 2)

In Part 1, we discussed how organizing your small business can be a difficult task and how Backpack Professional 4.6 can really be a big asset.  Although appropriate for any home-based or other small business, it’s especially helpful...

Make More Money with Tools I Bet You Didn’t Know Existed (Part I)

Getting your large or small business organized is often a difficult task at best.  Making sure your team is on the same page can be even more arduous.  Many business owners and project managers struggle with where they should start.  You may find yourselves asking questions like, “What tools should I...

Small Business Saturday Hailed As Huge Success

7 Dec 10 Posted by: Kevin James Culp
in General Information
SCORE (Counselors to America’s Small Business) reports that more than one million people participated in the first annual Small Business Saturday, a national movement sponsored by American Express designed to drive shoppers to local merchants...

Make the Most of Holiday Downtime

7 Dec 10 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Featured Articles
Whether you own a home-based or other small business, distributorship, licensee operation or franchise, chances are you run so hard all year long that you feel as if you can barely catch your breath.  For many of you, the slowdown in business that often occurs at this time of year can be somewhat of...

Nine Tips to Turning a Lead into a Sale

6 Dec 10 Posted by: Zipporah Porton
in Marketing & Sales
One of the most frustrating parts of your business opportunity is going to be the daunting task of taking a lead and transforming it into a coveted sale.  This process requires patience, perseverance, knowledge and much more.  Rather than throwing in the proverbial towel and giving up on your home-based...

Top Five Home-Based or Other Small Business Trends for the Next Decade

If the first decade of the 21st century has taught us anything it’s that the only constant in life is change.  The technological, environmental, demographic and financial changes of the last ten years have been significant and are driving a tremendous amount of political debate, that’s for...

Franchisees: In Business for Themselves, Not By Themselves

30 Nov 10 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Entrepreneur Exchange
Arne Tjerno is the President of A Buyer’s Choice Home Inspections, the largest professional home inspection company in Canada today.  Now in business for five years and offering franchise opportunities for the past three, A Buyer’s Choice is well on its way to achieving its goal of becoming the number...

Not Every Business Works from Home

If you’re the entrepreneurial type, the American Dream is to have a business of your very own.  You may want to create or purchase a business opportunity, distributorship, licensee opportunity or small franchise that can be run right out of your home.  Any one of these options is attractive for a number...

Identifying and Eliminating Toxic Clients

15 Nov 10 Posted by: Zipporah Porton
in Running Your Own Business
The main goal when starting a new business opportunity is to follow every lead and make the most of any potential client.  However, what happens when that client you tried so hard to acquire becomes too difficult to handle? It is hard to get past the notion that every client means money in the bank,...

What a “Green Niche” and A Little Island Inspiration Can Do

8 Nov 10 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Entrepreneur Exchange
Steve Gerson is the owner of RD FRESH, a company that is revolutionizing the way food is preserved and transported nationwide.  While conservation of energy, food safety and food freshness are critical challenges faced by food-service providers the world over, it’s the particular difficulties faced by...

How to Make an Impact at Trade Shows

1 Nov 10 Posted by: Zipporah Porton
in Marketing & Sales
Some business owners can’t wait to head to a trade show, while others dread the idea.  If you’re in the latter category, it’s tempting to skip the shows and blame it on the need to save money. It’s true that whether you’re a visitor or an exhibitor, you’re going to have to spend money to attend a...

Five Quick Questions You Need To Ask To Find the Right Business Opportunity

So you want to own your own business and be your own boss?  When it comes to choosing a business that interests you and that meets your needs, the landscape is vast.  Maybe you’re looking for a small, home-based business opportunity that allows you to use your sales skills or you’re specifically interested...

How to Make It In Publishing…A Success Story

25 Oct 10 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Entrepreneur Exchange
Jay Villa is the publisher of StreetSeen Magazine, a publication focused on the low-rider culture that currently covers five states and is expanding each year.  He’s also a photographer, graphic designer and all-around web master who is a self-described “jack of all trades” when it comes to running his...

Costly Business Mistakes to Avoid

25 Oct 10 Posted by: Zipporah Porton
in Growth & Profit
Just because a business is large in size doesn’t mean that it is immune to financial mistakes.  There are a number of things that small and large businesses alike tend to do that will end up costing a lot of money in the end.  The difference is that a small business opportunity is going to miss the money...

The Top 10 Reasons Why Businesses Fail

21 Oct 10 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Start-Up
According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, your chances of making it in business for five years or more are roughly 50/50.  Okay, so the odds could be better, but they could be a whole lot worse too.  As is true with so many things in life, much of how you perceive your odds depends on your...
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