Finding Customers

4 Ways to Turn Online Relationships Into Valuable Business Contacts
Networking

4 Ways to Turn Online Relationships Into Valuable Business Contacts

Follow these steps to bring your social network to life.
How to Use Customer Recommendations to Grow Your Business
Finding Customers

How to Use Customer Recommendations to Grow Your Business

Don't wait for associates or customers to give you their thumbs-up with personal testimonials and endorsements. Here's how to be proactive about asking for endorsements.
Your Secret Weapon in Sales? The Phone
Finding Customers

Your Secret Weapon in Sales? The Phone

If you're only using email and Twitter to reach new clients, you could be getting lost in the crowd. One solution could be to pick up the phone.
When Marketing to Men, Keep These 10 Stats in Mind (Infographic)
Marketing Basics

When Marketing to Men, Keep These 10 Stats in Mind (Infographic)

A look at the different patterns in the purchasing behavior of men.
How to Quit Your Day Job Gracefully
Starting a Business

How to Quit Your Day Job Gracefully

Here's what you need to know to navigate the transition from working for someone else to being your own boss.
Startup Wedding Planners Explore Niche Markets to Stand Out
Business Ideas

Startup Wedding Planners Explore Niche Markets to Stand Out

To get a piece of the $51-billion wedding market, aspiring entrepreneurs embrace specialty planning services.
10 Questions to Ask Before Determining Your Target Market
Finding Customers

10 Questions to Ask Before Determining Your Target Market

A guide to understanding your customers and how your product meets their needs.
How to Make the Most of a Sales Rejection
Sales

How to Make the Most of a Sales Rejection

You're bound to face rejection if you're in it to grow your business. Learning to take it in stride requires practice. Here are six ways to help you make the most of rejection.
How to Win Face-Time With Tough Prospects
Finding Customers

How to Win Face-Time With Tough Prospects

Use these strategies to get in front of hard-to-reach potential clients and make a sale.
A Business Idea for the Big Game -- And Beyond
Business Ideas

A Business Idea for the Big Game -- And Beyond

In the tradition of solving consumers' problems, two young treps set out to eradicate the hangover.
Young Entrepreneurs

How to Know If Your Startup is Ripe for Success

Student entrepreneur Karim Abouelnaga on the importance of a great business model to the overall health of your company.
How Much Did That New Customer Cost You?
Finding Customers

How Much Did That New Customer Cost You?

Determine your marketing plan's effectiveness by analyzing how much you're spending to gain just one client.
5 Ways to Land Celebrity Clients
Finding Customers

5 Ways to Land Celebrity Clients

Jason Abrams, realtor to celebrity athletes and star of the new HGTV show 'Scoring the Deal,' shares five tips for how to get (and keep) famous clients.
Reverse-Engineering Your Business Plan: Success Starts With the End
Your Business Plan

Reverse-Engineering Your Business Plan: Success Starts With the End

Focusing on your ultimate goals can help you devise a plan to reach them.
4 Ways to Dip a Toe into Social Entrepreneurship
Business Ideas

4 Ways to Dip a Toe into Social Entrepreneurship

As the number of social-entrepreneurs rise, catering to sustainably-minded ventures makes good business. Here's how to ease into working with these companies and how to grow with the trend too.
Make Your Own Rules and Other Tips This Week
Finding Customers

Make Your Own Rules and Other Tips This Week

Why you shouldn't follow someone else's rules, how to make your marketing efforts stand out and more: our best tips of the week.
3 Surprising Ways to Find New Clients
Finding Customers

3 Surprising Ways to Find New Clients

Defy convention and employ these unconventional methods for connecting with new customers.
Start-Up Jitters? 6 Ways to Ease into Entrepreneurship
Startup Basics

Start-Up Jitters? 6 Ways to Ease into Entrepreneurship

Starting up for the first time can be a nerve-wracking experience. Here's how to soothe your fears and boost your odds for success.
A New Definition of Networking
Networking

A New Definition of Networking

It's time for a fresh look at the way we form and develop business relationships.
How to Diagnose and Repair 'Conversion Rate' Problems on Your Website
Selling Online

How to Diagnose and Repair 'Conversion Rate' Problems on Your Website

Consider these strategies if you aren't converting website viewers into paying customers.
5 Tips for Targeting Your Ideal Start-Up Customer
Market Research

5 Tips for Targeting Your Ideal Start-Up Customer

Generating lots of traffic is only part of the battle. Here are some tips to help you avoid the blunders of blind traffic generation.
Think the Flintstones, EQ and Other Tips from Gary Vaynerchuk About Connecting With Customers
Social Media

Think the Flintstones, EQ and Other Tips from Gary Vaynerchuk About Connecting With Customers

In this chat interview, we asked entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk your questions about winning over customers on social media.
Overcoming the Groupon Effect: How to Sell Merchants on Your Start-Up Deal Site
Finding Customers

Overcoming the Groupon Effect: How to Sell Merchants on Your Start-Up Deal Site

Faced with a glut of daily-deal sites, new entrants are having a tough time winning over merchants. Here's how to cut through the hype and build your client roster.
What the 2012 Presidential Election Can Teach Startups About Finding a Niche
Targeting Niche Markets

What the 2012 Presidential Election Can Teach Startups About Finding a Niche

Unlike in a presidential election where candidates look to ply their message to anyone and everyone, the best way to market a cash-strapped startup is to be direct.
7 Key Habits of Super Networkers
Networking

7 Key Habits of Super Networkers

Networking requires focus and follow-up to develop and nurture valuable business relationships.
3 Low-Cost Sales Lead Tools for Startups
Apps & Software

3 Low-Cost Sales Lead Tools for Startups

You don't have to spend big money to get the same valuable contacts as the big guys. Here are some options to consider.
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