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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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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?
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It Takes a Hot Voicemail to Land a Warm Lead
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Business Franchise Opportunities Funding
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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
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The Top 10 Reasons to Buy a Business Opportunity or Franchise
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Why Advertise Your Business Opportunity?
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7 Keys to Leading Highly Effective Sales Conversations
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Getting the Most Out of Events and Shows

18 Oct 10 Posted by: Zipporah Porton
in Marketing & Sales
As a small business owner, your job is to be aware of everything out there ― events, news, products, etc. ― that pertains to your company. One of the best ways to stay up to date is to attend events and shows that are connected to the focus of your business. You don’t have to attend every show in...

America Needs Small Business Opportunities Too!

11 Oct 10 Posted by: Zipporah Porton
in Start-Up
As the economy went south at the end of 2008, businesses around the country – large and small – were hit hard. Many large companies laid off thousands of employees (CitiGroup, AT&T) and others went completely under (Circuit City, Lehman Brothers). With the big guys going down fast, it’s easy to imagine...

Top Five Technologies to Increase Your Productivity

There are a lot more than just five technology products that can help you run your home-based business, but the five below are not negotiable. If you’ve already started your business and you’re missing one of the below, you should seriously consider making a change right now.
  1. Smart...

How Many Leads Does It Take to Close A Sale? And How To Close More…

27 Sep 10 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Featured Articles
Just because you own your own home-based or other small business, franchise or distributorship doesn’t necessarily mean you’re an expert when it comes to sales.  You may be getting the job done ― and doing it quite well for that matter ― but even the most experienced sales professionals will tell you...

When It Comes To Success, Perception Is Reality

24 Sep 10 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Entrepreneur Exchange
Jack Campbell is the Chief Creative Officer of Whirlwind Media Services,  which offers its clients a blend of world-class web hosting and design, social-media marketing, search engine optimization and media-rich content, as well as traditional marketing plans and tools ― all designed to deliver its client’s...

Top 10 Habits of Effective Business Owners

24 Sep 10 Posted by: Zipporah Porton
in Opportunity Community
According to the Small Business Association, over 50 percent of small businesses fail in the first five years. No one wants to be among that 50 percent when they pursue their small-business opportunity, but sometimes it happens. Below are 10 habits that can help you fall into the other 50 percent and...

Work “On” As Well As “In” Your Business

21 Sep 10 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Entrepreneur Exchange
Michael Stenberg is the President of Dr. Shrink, Inc., a full-service, full-circle supplier of premium shrink wrap and installation accessories. Having been in business 25 years, Michael has a lot of insights to share when it comes to successful entrepreneurship. Read on as he shares just some of his...

Listen First, Sell Second

17 Sep 10 Posted by: Zipporah Porton
in Marketing & Sales
Moving forward with your small business opportunity is a really exciting process. There are hundreds of things to consider and attention to detail is a must. In all the hustle and bustle, one simple ― but extremely important ― task you need to remember is to listen. You need to listen to your employees,...

Fall 2010 Nationwide Business Events: Something for Every Entrepreneur!

17 Sep 10 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Featured Articles
Interested in the “new” social media storm and how it can help you grow your business, franchise or distributorship?  Are you a young woman who wants to start her own home-based or other small business?  Perhaps you’re a current business owner who wants to learn more about how you can become a government...

Being Consistently Persistent

15 Sep 10 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Entrepreneur Exchange
Dan Carey is the CEO of The Janitorial Agency, a company that specializes in training other ambitious entrepreneurs how to start their own very lucrative cleaning business.  Here he takes a quick moment to share his thoughts with BusinessOpportunity.com’s Entrepreneur Exchange on what it takes to make...

10 Mistakes Small Businesses Make

14 Sep 10 Posted by: Zipporah Porton
in Running Your Own Business
Everyone makes mistakes in their business efforts, so there is nothing to be embarrassed about. Mistakes are only a bad thing if you don’t learn from them. Here are some common mistakes people make when starting a business and advice on how to avoid them: 1.      Starting before you’re ready....

Seven Keys to Writing a Winning Business Proposal

When running a small business, one thing you will definitely need to push sales further and get to the level of success you desire is a winning business proposal. Not to be confused with a business plan – which is used to map out how to run your company and raise capital – a business proposal is used...

From Successful Business Owner to Franchisor…It’s a Long Way Baby!

7 Sep 10 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Featured Articles
You’re a self-made business owner with a great product/service to sell and a brand you can be proud of.  You’ve been in business long enough that you think it’s time to expand your operations.  Sure, there’s always the option to just open more stores/outlets of your own.  But then you somehow have to...

Surround Yourself With Talent To Fill The Gaps

6 Sep 10 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Entrepreneur Exchange
Jennifer Moorehead is the CEO of Science Explorers, an award-winning company that provides inquiry-based science programs to children ages 4 to 11 through afterschool clubs, summer science camps and assemblies of various kinds.  As a successful, self-made entrepreneur and a working mom, Jennifer shares...

Persistence Beats Resistance

3 Sep 10 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Entrepreneur Exchange
Carmen Esposito is the President of La Vita Dolce & Nucci’s Italian Ice and Gelato.  Having started his business out of a truck more than 35 years ago, he is now the largest manufacturer of Italian ice in the Philadelphia area. Carmen’s story and his overall philosophy about what it takes to make...

Six Payroll Solutions for Your Small Business

Nothing makes an employee happier than getting paid, but the actual payroll process can be a quite a nuisance for small business owners. Despite the headache, payroll has to get done or you won’t have any employees. If your business is small enough, you may be tempted to calculate payroll on your...

Persistence, Avoiding The “Techno-Norm” and Doing What Feels Good (pt 2)

1 Sep 10 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Entrepreneur Exchange
Welcome back to part two of our interview with Brooke Folk. Brooke is the President of Brooke SUPPLY Company, a sales and marketing company that has successfully promoted its clients’ products and services for more than three decades.  Here in the second of our two-part interview, he talks about everything...

Persistence, Avoiding The “Techno-Norm” and Doing What Feels Good (pt 1)

1 Sep 10 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Entrepreneur Exchange
Brooke Folk is the President of Brooke SUPPLY Company, a sales and marketing company that has successfully promoted its clients’ products and services for more than three decades.  Here in the first of a two-part interview, he shares his thoughts with BusinessOpportunity.com’s Entrepreneur Exchange on...

Not All States Are Created Equal

31 Aug 10 Posted by: Zipporah Porton
in Running Your Own Business
It’s time to set up shop for your new business, but you’re not sure where to focus your efforts when it comes to location. If you’ve created a new brand of parka that will protect the wearer from sub-zero temperatures, then Arizona is probably not going to be your best option. However, if your new business...

To MBA or Not To MBA

18 Aug 10 Posted by: Zipporah Porton
in Plans & Goals
You’d like to own your business, but you don’t have an MBA. Does this mean you’re making a bad move? Not necessarily. Earning an MBA appears to be the “thing to do” right now as more and more college graduates opt to continue their education by enrolling in business school. Additionally, more professionals...
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