Here are five selling tips to increase sales in any business without spending an extra dime.
Here are 5 selling tips to help you increase your sales. All 5 work for any business. They're effective for both online and traditional offline marketing. And they won't cost you anything to implement.
Mistakes made can be our greatest teacher, so the best startup advice comes from the first-hand knowledge of what not to do. We spoke to some business owners who shared their hard-earned experience and the insight they gained from their own lapses in judgment. If you're looking to get your business off the ground, consider these following pitfalls.
The popularity of social media in marketing and PR continues to grow at a rapid pace, with more businesses taking this form of communication seriously every day. From restaurants to fashion, technology to travel, you can find information, special deals and customer care from your favorite brands online across Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare, Google and more.
It's easy to dismiss traditional marketing techniques in the era of the internet, but some of the traditional techniques actually transfer quite nicely online and are useful in helping to diversify your social media and search engine optimization strategies. It's always a good idea to keep an eye on different techniques and not to just blatantly abandon a tried and true practice because you think it's outdated. Oftentimes, there's a reason a strategy has lasted so long and so well--it's because it works.
For many early stage startups, the easiest way to manage customer support requests is via email. Usually, they set up a “support@” address that gets routed to a shared Gmail inbox, where a handful of employees monitor and respond to requests that come through the inbox. This is common as ...
Have you all but given up on publicizing your small business to newspapers, TV, magazines and radio, instead focusing all your efforts on social media marketing? You could be making a big mistake. A studydone this summer showed that despite the prevalence of social media, blogs and websites, Americans still find traditional media the most trustworthy source of information. Here’s what you need to know to get publicity in traditional media.
My only capital when I started Trans Pacific Traders in 1946 was my accumulated military pay. What I did have was a willingness to research, find opportunities, and make deals. Fancy furniture and a large office would have to wait.
Want solid wisdom from over 600 high-impact entrepreneurs? To be exact -- 636 of the most successful entrepreneurs and game-changers in America? Yes, me too. Jumping at the chance to get a sneak peek at a special report created by two entrepreneurial behemoths in Ernst & Young and the Kauffman Foundation -- [...]
"The leads are weak!" If you don’t remember the interaction between a young Jack Lemmon and younger Alec Baldwin in the 1992 classic, Glengarry Glenn Ross, find it and watch it. Unfortunately, the theme of that dark movie is repeated in the halls of marketing and sales today in most...
With flat job numbers and few solutions to get Americans back to work, starting your own business can be your path to financial recovery. In fact, despite the economic turbulence, new data from Manta, the world's largest online community for promoting and connecting small business, finds 500,075 new...
The nature of being an entrepreneur means that you fully embrace ambiguity and are comfortable with being challenged regularly. Choosing this career path is completely irrational because the odds of succeeding are dismal, but most succeed because of their unwavering belief, laser focus on delivering and persistence. Starting a company is [...]