Sales

The Failing 'A' for Why Your Business Is Struggling
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The Failing 'A' for Why Your Business Is Struggling

Resolving the 'ask deficit' is easier than you think: You just have to muster up the courage.
The Story of a CEO Who Grew Up on Food Stamps
Leadership

The Story of a CEO Who Grew Up on Food Stamps

A businesswoman shares lessons from her hard climb -- from humble beginnings in North Dakota to running an Alabama marketing agency.
How to Get Past the First-Quarter Blues
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How to Get Past the First-Quarter Blues

With a new year, comes a new product cycle.
Close Deals Faster With These 5 Steps
Marketing

Close Deals Faster With These 5 Steps

The sales process is finding out who the buyer is, what they want to buy, why they want to buy it and what you can do to fulfill that want.
Building a More Balanced (And Successful) Team
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Building a More Balanced (And Successful) Team

All companies strive to achieve top and bottom line success every quarter, but in order to do so, they need a strong team of sales reps that can consistently, and profitably, meet or exceed quota.
McDonald's Franchisees Brace for Sales Slowdown
Franchises

McDonald's Franchisees Brace for Sales Slowdown

Despite lower gas prices padding Americans' wallets, McDonald's U.S. franchisees forecast negative trends to continue.
3 Tweaks in Thinking That Turn a Goal Set Into a Goal Achieved
Lifestyle

3 Tweaks in Thinking That Turn a Goal Set Into a Goal Achieved

Dropping a bad habit or developing a better one is notoriously difficult but what you need to succeed is all in your head.
How I Won My First Big Customer
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How I Won My First Big Customer

I went out on a limb and made a commitment no one else would make. That made all the difference in my career.
5 Reasons I Love Sales, and Why You Just Might, Too
The 'Treps

5 Reasons I Love Sales, and Why You Just Might, Too

Besides the thrill of the deal and its puzzle-like challenge, there is one other great boost from a successful interaction.
Smart Kegs to Mobile: What to Watch in Retail
Marketing

Smart Kegs to Mobile: What to Watch in Retail

Key takeaways from this week's National Retail Federation's show.
4 Steps to Choosing Marketing-Automation Software That Actually Works
Technology

4 Steps to Choosing Marketing-Automation Software That Actually Works

Choose a platform that serves the needs of every department.
4 Tips for Persuading People by Listening to Them
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4 Tips for Persuading People by Listening to Them

The more a person feels they were heard, the more memorable they find what you said to them.
10 Ways to Measure the Effectiveness of Your Role as a Sales Leader
Leadership

10 Ways to Measure the Effectiveness of Your Role as a Sales Leader

By measuring your capabilities as a sales coach, you'll quickly discover the areas where you can improve.
Marketing

3 Essential Elements Needed to Turn Content Consumers Into Customers

Why is it that companies can spend hours upon hours investing in content creation, only to have their efforts fall flat with the audiences they're trying to reach?
Break Through Uncomfortable Power Struggles in Sales Negotiations
Leadership

Break Through Uncomfortable Power Struggles in Sales Negotiations

How do the pros close a deal? Read these steps to master the maneuvers.
Attention Millennials: How to Excel at the Dying Art of Phone Conversations (Infographic)
Social Media

Attention Millennials: How to Excel at the Dying Art of Phone Conversations (Infographic)

Yes, people still talk on the phone. Here's a handy reminder of how to influence people when you do.
Samsung Reportedly Killing Galaxy Alpha Smartphone
Business News

Samsung Reportedly Killing Galaxy Alpha Smartphone

The mobile giant is rumored to be discontinuing the Alpha after a few short months on the market.
How the Right Message at the Wrong Time Loses the Sale
Marketing

How the Right Message at the Wrong Time Loses the Sale

To communicate effectively with prospects you must recognize where they are in the process of deciding to buy.
After Years in China, Lincoln Logs Are Now 'Made in the U.S.A.'
Business News

After Years in China, Lincoln Logs Are Now 'Made in the U.S.A.'

Toymaker K'Nex is now manufacturing its iconic toy in Maine. Here's why.
Is the Best-Selling Video Game Losing Steam?
Business News

Is the Best-Selling Video Game Losing Steam?

Sales numbers for the latest version of this popular game are down significantly year-over-year. Did investors see this drop coming?
Salespeople Are Shifting Away From Traditional Sales Models to This Strategy
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Salespeople Are Shifting Away From Traditional Sales Models to This Strategy

As consumers become savvier and increasingly overwhelmed with sales and marketing messages, they've begun to tune out. Here is how to reel them back in.
Want to Land a Massive Retail Deal? Be Careful What You Wish For.
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Want to Land a Massive Retail Deal? Be Careful What You Wish For.

While many entrepreneurs would love to be in the Targets and Walmarts of the world, it can be an extremely stressful time.
Use This Infomercial Secret to Supercharge Your Product Pitch
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Use This Infomercial Secret to Supercharge Your Product Pitch

While often captivating, repetitive, and a bit cheesy, there's a lot any sales professional can learn from infomercials about pitching a product.
A Sales Manager's Recipe for Success in 2015
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A Sales Manager's Recipe for Success in 2015

If 2014 left a bad taste in your mouth, use the following ingredients to make 2015 the best year ever.
How to Make Your First Ecommerce Sale (Infographic)
Technology

How to Make Your First Ecommerce Sale (Infographic)

From concept to launch, here's an easy, step-by-step guide.
Here Is the One Question You Need to Ask Your Sales Team
Grow Your Business

Here Is the One Question You Need to Ask Your Sales Team

As sales leaders, our job is to help our teams develop their skills, so they sell more of our products and services quicker and with less friction. Here is how to do it.
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