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10 Tips To Great Sales Meetings

23 Jun 10 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Featured Articles
It’s Monday morning at 8 a.m., time for your weekly sales meeting.  Chances are, if you’re a salesperson, you’re dreading yet one more session where one or more of the following occurs:
  • There’s really no concrete agenda, so the conversation just wanders with no real set goal in mind.  In...

Strong Work Ethic Key To Business Success

16 Jun 10 Posted by: admin
in Entrepreneur Exchange
Dominic Campasano, president of HTDI Financial since its inception in 2004, shares his vast experience and advice in an interview with BusinessOpportunity.com: How does someone know if they have what it takes to own their own business? The first thing someone needs to...

Sharpen Your Sales Qualifying Skills

10 Jun 10 Posted by: Kevin James Culp
in Marketing & Sales
In my last blog post I discussed cold-calling techniques and explained how cold calling isn’t all about “the sale”.  Today I’ll touch on some techniques related to sales qualifying and ways you can improve your skills so you can close more deals. Cold calling is not a favorite task of even...

Cold Calling Tips: It Isn’t About Closing The Sale

1 Jun 10 Posted by: Kevin James Culp
in Marketing & Sales
Be honest, which would you rather do?  Sit in the dentist’s chair for your semi-annual cleaning or make cold calls?  I’m betting you had to think about that for a moment, and that most of you said you’d take the dentist option any day of the week.  It’s sad but true that most of us view cold calling...

Successful Negotiation Lessons & Skills

21 May 10 Posted by: Kevin James Culp
in Marketing & Sales
The word "negotiation" may awaken thoughts of movies with high-stakes hostage standoffs.  In fact, the very idea of negotiating anything makes many of us feel uneasy.  To be sure, negotiation can be unpleasant, especially when it’s with an angry or dissatisfied customer. After more than two...

Preparation Key When Securing Small Business Loans (Part 2)

20 May 10 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Start-Up
“According to a survey by Arthur Anderson Enterprise Group among businesses with up to 19 employees that got (startup) funding, the sources were: 68% bank business loans, 22% leasing, 16% vendor credit, 12% credit cards, 9% private lenders, 6% personal bank loans, 3% private stock sale,...

Preparation Key When Securing Small Business Loans (Part 1)

19 May 10 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Start-Up
In today’s economic climate, obtaining a small business loan, and even a simple bridge loan to make payroll, can be a monumental task.  While I can’t show you ways to “beat the system”, I can show you how you can stack the deck in your favor by doing some up-front preparation.  Getting the proper...

Equipment Financing 101: A Quick Guide to Smart Leasing

In tough and uncertain economic times, many companies will often turn to leasing over buying to acquire the assets their growing company needs.  I’d like to take this opportunity to offer a few insights on the basics of equipment financing, and enlighten you about the potential pitfalls of leasing so...

Tips on How to Get and Stay Motivated When You Work From Home

21 Apr 10 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Featured Articles
Working from home has its benefits, that’s for sure. No commute, no overhead, the money you make is your own, you’ve got the flexibility to do what you need to do when you need to do it, you’re your own boss… Wait a minute! These last two can certainly be great perks of the work-at-home lifestyle, but...

Cold Calling…If You Want the Business, You Have to Go After It!

12 Apr 10 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Featured Articles
Cold Calling Is Still a Worthwhile Sales and Marketing Strategy, but Only If It’s Done the Right Way With the arrival of computer technology the likes of which we’ve never seen before, not to mention cell phones and social marketing beyond our wildest dreams,...

If A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words, Then Video Is Priceless

12 Apr 10 Posted by: Kevin James Culp
in Opportunity Focus
The Power Of Video - Freevi Every business needs to increase its presence online, and video is one method that can get a business’ message seen and heard by millions of potential customers each month who might not otherwise be looking for them in traditional search engines. Did you know that over...

Financial Reform and Its Potential Effects on Small Business: The Current Debate

9 Apr 10 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Featured Articles
Pundits from all sides are arguing over the best approaches to financial reform… BusinessOpportunity.com takes a look at the debate over how the proposed Consumer Financial Protection Agency (CFPA) might impact the nation’s small businesses. When the nation’s mainstream press, newspaper op-ed pages...

Have You Lost That Comfy Feeling?

8 Apr 10 Posted by: Kevin James Culp
in Opportunity Focus
Maximum Profits, Minimum Effort…The Back Massager Many people feel that having to constantly restock machines in order to stay profitable casts vending businesses in a less attractive light.  That’s not true in this case, which is the reason I’m recommending this business opportunity...

If Video Killed The Radio Star… Will Social Media Kill Email?

3 Apr 10 Posted by: Kevin James Culp
in Marketing & Sales
I read an article by Jessica E. Vascellaro, a staff reporter at The Wall Street Journal's San Francisco bureau. The following quote caught my attention, 1 "Email has had a good run as king of communications. But its reign is over." It caught my attention because I’m interested in...

Drive Free Traffic To Your Web Site Now!

29 Mar 10 Posted by: Kevin James Culp
in Marketing & Sales
Are you looking for ways to drive free traffic to your web site? Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Pay-Per-Click (PPC) advertising are quick ways to drive traffic to your web site. However, those methods often cost a premium to employ. In some cases, if not correctly implemented, these methods can...

Top Online E-File Tax Services

Tax season is here! If you haven’t already filed your taxes you need to get a started so that you don’t incur any late fees or penalties. Many small business owners don’t use accounting, payroll or financial planning software packages. So, as the tax deadline approaches it can be a true nightmare to...

Get Into Business With NO MONEY!

29 Mar 10 Posted by: Kevin James Culp
in Opportunity Focus
If you would like to get into the consulting business but don’t have the money to invest, here is the perfect home-based business opportunity for you to consider. Silver Bridge Financial Solutions As a Silver Bridge 1099, you will assist businesses gain access to stimulus money....

Are You Looking For Higher Open Rates When You Send Out Emails?

19 Mar 10 Posted by: Kevin James Culp
in Featured Articles
Are you looking to increase sales but seem to lack that ultra-creative subject line that catches everyone’s attention? Do you want to attract more customers and turn your website visitors, newsletter signup data and leads into real, measurable consumer impressions? I’m thinking that if you’re still reading...

How Can You Be In Six Cities Today?

I used to travel at least five days a week, and when I saw the movie ‘Up in the Air’ recently I had to reminisce.  The character played by George Clooney was much like me once upon a time.  Unfortunately, back in the day when technology hadn’t caught up yet, I too found myself in planes, on trains or...

DANGER! Jumping Into Owning Your Own Business Without Reading This First Could Be A Bad Move!

15 Mar 10 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Featured Articles
This Is The New Business Start-Up Planning Pep Talk You Might Not Want But You Definitely Need! The idea of starting your own business is so exciting. You start looking for the right business or licensee opportunity, distributorship or other small franchise to meet your goals and...
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