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7 Keys to Leading Highly Effective Sales Conversations

9 Jul 15 Posted by: Kevin James Culp
in Marketing & Sales
The fact is there are endless ways to goof up a sales conversation, and most sellers make major mistakes each and every time they talk with a prospect." Most people's sales conversations could be better. Not a little better, significantly better. I see too many sellers fall into the same traps: Talking...

Top 7 Ways To Get Prospects to Answer Your Call

9 Jul 15 Posted by: Kevin James Culp
in Marketing & Sales
Phone tag is frustrating between friends. If you’re a salesperson leaving messages for a prospect, it can feel like you’re the only one playing the game. Successful sales people know that to get your voicemail listened...

Book-of-the-Month: Risk Management Avoiding Pitfalls

8 Jul 15 Posted by: Kevin James Culp
in Opportunity Community
Risk Management: Avoiding Pitfalls - Did you invest in Webvan back in the 1990s? Or Amazon? If it was the innovative online grocer Webvan, you lost your money. If you invested in Amazon, you cleaned up and got bragging rights. Both companies started out strong. What happened to Webvan? It didn’t factor...

Clients Who Are Abusive... What To Do

Clients who are just nasty can kill anyone's day! If you sell a product or service, you’ll have your share of persnickety, critical clients. It goes with the territory. But what happens when a demanding customer morphs into an abusive one? Expect It. Prepare yourself ahead of time...

The History of the American Franchise Entrepreneur

3 Jul 15 Posted by: Kevin James Culp
in Featured Articles
America has long been seen as the Land of Opportunity. That was true from the time of the Pilgrim fathers and the founding of the United States. After religious freedom, the biggest draw in America was the chance to own land. This immediately opened up a wide range of business opportunities for citizens...

Free Ebook: The One Piece of Advice You Need to Exceed Your Sales Targets

2 Jul 15 Posted by: Kevin James Culp
in Marketing & Sales
Sales advice is a dime a dozen. There are scores of “experts” writing articles, white papers, books, blogs, and more, and generally making a lot of noise about how to be successful in sales. And, unsurprisingly, the advice of one “expert” often contradicts the advice of another. Does cold calling work?...

Home-Based Franchises Are on the Rise

Home-Based Franchises - A full third of the companies on Entrepreneur Magazine’s popular Franchise 500 list for 2014 were home-based. It shows how strong is the lure of escaping the cubicle and working from the kitchen table or coffee shop. There is a wide range to choose from in the home-based

CruiseOne Franchise Challenges VetFran

29 Jun 15 Posted by: admin
in In The News

CruiseOne® Participates in #GiveThem20 Challenge to Raise Awareness for Military Veteran Employment

Home-based travel...

Top Critical Steps to Developing a Cloud Strategy

26 Jun 15 Posted by: admin
in Running Your Own Business
The number of small businesses using cloud services will reach 80% by 2020, according to Inc. Magazine. It’s clear this method of handling IT functions has major benefits, even for the little guy. Benefits...

Top 9 Ways to Up Your Sales Game

25 Jun 15 Posted by: admin
in Marketing & Sales
Now that you’ve bought the business opportunity you’ve been dreaming of for years, you need to start selling your products or services. So few new owners have selling as a skill set, but it is critical to business success. You need to close deals, whether you sell sandwiches or offer

How to Support Your Remote Workers

23 Jun 15 Posted by: admin
in Featured Articles
In the current environment, employers who are willing to hire freelancers, home-based workers and telecommuters have an edge. It lets them hire top talent for reasonable pay because so many people are determined to enjoy the perks that come from working remotely. But a whitepaper put out by Microsoft...

How to Capitalize on the latest Google Panda update as a Marketer!

22 Jun 15 Posted by: James Taylor
in Featured Articles
Latest News on Panda: After some sites have been seeing ranking fluctuations, speculation is starting to arise about a potential new Panda update from Google. We’re intrigued as to what a new panda update could mean for small businesses and content marketers. What is the Panda update? The...

BusinessOpportunity.com Interviews Rodney Appleton

18 Jun 15 Posted by: Kevin James Culp
in Entrepreneur Exchange
When doing a short interview for the Entrepreneur Exchange section of our blog, I often find myself asking more about the person, their qualities, what makes them tick and ultimately what makes them a success.  The interview with Rodney Appleton took on a life of its own. I learned a lot just from his...

Make a Change and Work from Home

17 Jun 15 Posted by: admin
in Working From Home Opportunities
Ever thought of working from home and breaking free of the office, the commute, the spilled coffee, angry drivers and make your own schedule?  Major changes have come to how Americans work. Consider these statistics:
  • Over three million now telecommute, up 79% between 2005 and 2012
  • 10%...

#BusinessOpportunity #Franchise Opportunity

16 Jun 15 Posted by: Kevin James Culp
in Featured Articles
Some people when they Tweet or post get a bit hashtag happy and put in so many it is tough to see what the actual message is all about. Hence, their message gets lost with not enough focus on their true keywords. So, my advice is take some advice from the pros and download their free eBook. Did you...

Now Is the Time to Buy a Business Opportunity

14 Jun 15 Posted by: admin
in Featured Articles
Did you put your dream of owning your own business back into mothballs after the 2008 economic meltdown? Take them out, shake them out and put some reality into those dreams.Why Now? This is the time to make the most of the business opportunities available. The economy has basically...

What is the Difference Between Responsive vs Adaptive Web Design?

13 Jun 15 Posted by: admin
in Running Your Own Business
Adaptive web design is the new buzzword in website development. Is it a phase, just a trend that will fizzle out, like so many buzzwords?Not likely. Adaptive web design offers many improvements and advantages over responsive web design. Those of you who are part of the business franchise industry will...

What Is Adaptive Web Design?

13 Jun 15 Posted by: admin
in Running Your Own Business
More than 50% of the people searching the web in the U.S. use a mobile device and the sale of smartphones and tablets keeps increasing, up 39% in 2014 alone. User experience on your site, called UX,...

Wine Consumption on the Rise in the U.S.

12 Jun 15 Posted by: admin
in Featured Articles
It’s a thirsty bunch of wine drinkers in the U.S., with almost 300 million cases of table wine consumed in 2013. The number of people who drink wine increased to 101 million, out of population of 330 million. In 2014 overall wine consumption increased by 1.6%. In fact, it has been on an upward trend...

3 Top Ways to Improve Email CTR (click-through-rate)

11 Jun 15 Posted by: admin
in Marketing & Sales
Email marketing for small business owners can be perplexing. A good offer oftentimes gets few click-throughs. A poor one can generate tens or hundreds of clicks. What is the poor franchise owner to do? You rely on email to keep in touch with your target market, so time spent figuring out what will...
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