Home Advertise Contact Blog Advertiser Login RSS
Newsletter Signup

Your Free Business Opportunity Resource Is Easy To Use
Home-Based Businesses
Choosing a Business Opportunity Growth and Profit Marketing and Sales
Plans and Goals Running Your Own Business Start-Up
Working From Home Entrepreneur Exchange Feature Articles
Opportunity Community Opportunity Focus In The News

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...

Sponsors

STARSCAPES®
Imagine making up to $500 to $1,800 a day! Call or click now see how you can get your business for FREE! (602) 679-0257
FundAbility
Need Funding? Need To Offer Financing To Close More Deals? We Have Access 7,000+ Credit Providers. Learn more now...
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
 
Resource Center > Article
You May Be Ready for 4G, But Is It Ready for You?
19 Apr 11 Posted by: Kathleen C Lanza
in Featured Articles
Share this Article:

We’re all seriously cell phone dependent at this point, for sure.  But as a home-based or other small business owner, your cell phone may very well be of particular importance to you and your livelihood.  In fact, it may be all that stands between you and closing the next deal. 

Introduced in 2008, 4G cell phone technology has gained serious momentum as of late due to the fact that more networks came on board this past fall.  Given all the recent excitement and the important role your cell phone plays in your daily routine as a business owner, you may be wondering if making the jump “up” to 4G is a smart move.

First, it’s important to understand what 4G is exactly.  In keeping with the classic marketing ploy that claims a product is “new and improved,” 4G is every bit as much about marketing as it is about newfangled technological capabilities.  In fact, all that “G” really stands for is the next generation, which implies a promise of many things, not the least of which is speed.  And when it comes to speed, 4G does deliver.  However, the current conventional wisdom is that 4G is still in its relative infancy and therefore presents a host of challenges for consumers―challenges they should be aware of before they assume 4G is right for them and just dive right in.

One of the greatest concerns out there right now concerns 4G’s reliability.  Although the technology works well for some people depending on where they are in the country, all indications are that it may not yet be ready for prime time just anywhere and everywhere.  In fact, 4G coverage can be very limited and spotty.  As such, most 4G devices are designed to fall back on a slower 3G network when necessary.  Even in clearly defined 4G service areas, the faster connections can oftentimes get lost and bumped down to 3G.  The bottom line on reliability is that 4G just isn’t there yet, so is it worth it?  You decide.

The 4G networks also place unprecedented demand on a cell phone’s battery.  Although there are technological advances in the works to address this issue, they’re not available just yet.  In the meantime, 4G phones provide you with the option to switch off the 4G technology so you can preserve battery life.  Unfortunately, making those adjustments is often necessary on a daily basis if you want to get through a 24-hour period between charges.  The bottom line on the toll 4G might take on your phone is that it can be significant and mitigating the damage may take time and effort you just don’t have.  So is it worth it?  You decide.

Finally, you may want to consider the cost implications of making the leap to 4G.  Data caps on 4G plans are commonplace.  Very few carriers currently offer unlimited plans at an affordable price, and blasting right through your data cap can happen all too quickly and at quite a substantial cost.  In fact, just three hours of high-definition streaming can put you at the monthly limit for the most common plans, which are often 5 GB.  The bottom line on cost is that 4G is currently very expensive, so is it worth it?  You decide.

Reliability issues, equipment issues and cost are just three of the concerns you’ll want to mull over before taking the 4G plunge.  Thankfully, most experts agree that these challenges are temporary.  And if you’re fortunate enough to live in an area where many of these 4G bugs have been worked out, then you’re in the catbird seat on a number of levels, at least for now.  After all, you’re enjoying all the benefits of 4G’s promise with very little competition to slow you down.  Just know that as the technology evolves to meet its full potential and more carriers build their capacity to deliver 4G services, demand will once again trump supply as has been the case with every prior generation of technology.  5G anyone?

Related Blog Posts
15 Mar 17 Posted by: Kevin James Culp
in Featured Articles

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 "
10 Mar 17 Posted by: Kevin James Culp
in Featured Articles

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...
1 Mar 17 Posted by: Kevin James Culp
in Featured Articles

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...
16 Feb 17 Posted by: Anuj Mishra
in Featured Articles

Improve Customer Engagement - The days of endless customer tickets are finally over, all thanks to the advancements in technology and innovations from clever software developers.

Improve Customer Engagement - Instead of being constantly overwhelmed by countless...

22 Nov 16 Posted by: Kevin James Culp
in Featured Articles

Free Lead Generation is a hot topic these days since many pay a pretty penny per portal to generate leads to increase ROI.

Free Lead Generation is part of any markets platform.  It is important to note that this November was 'nutty' for lack of a better word.  The purpose of this blog post...
 
   

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
Video Spotlight
You're invited to view a Bartercard Online Franchise Presentation.

Premium Sponsor