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The 4 Essential Elements Inventory

The 4 Essential Elements Inventory

Inventory management might not be the most exciting part of starting a business, but it's one of the most important.
Making Sales Presentations

Making Sales Presentations

Not a natural-born sales person? We walk you through the steps to take to succeed at selling.
Perfecting the Art of Cold Calling

Perfecting the Art of Cold Calling

Dread the idea of calling prospects you haven't met yet? Using these tips can make cold calling easier for beginners.
No Marketing Budget? 3 Proven Strategies for Direct Selling

No Marketing Budget? 3 Proven Strategies for Direct Selling

For cash-strapped startups, spending big bucks on marketing isn't a possibility. Instead, here's how to drum up customers directly.
Want to Charm Customers or Clients? Channel Your Inner Politician

Want to Charm Customers or Clients? Channel Your Inner Politician

No one can work a room like a politician. Here are a few tips for using their powers of persuasion to help you better communicate.
'The Story of Stuff' and How Startups are Heeding Its Message

'The Story of Stuff' and How Startups are Heeding Its Message

Consumerism may have hit a highpoint in the last several decades, but these days the real opportunity resides in our closets. Here's a look at the rise of resale startups.
How to Reframe Your Thinking to Sell Your Business Ideas

How to Reframe Your Thinking to Sell Your Business Ideas

Four tips to help you sell ideas, even if you hate sales.
The Key to Successful Marketing: Your Unique Selling Proposition

The Key to Successful Marketing: Your Unique Selling Proposition

How to create a simple, compelling value statement that your customers can't resist.
Simple Steps to Effective Marketing

Simple Steps to Effective Marketing

These strategies can demystify your product and help your customers see the light.
4 Storytelling Techniques That Can Help You Increase Your Sales

4 Storytelling Techniques That Can Help You Increase Your Sales

Incorporate these pointers from professional storytellers to elevate your sales skills.
Tips for Getting Your Product in Big Box Stores

Tips for Getting Your Product in Big Box Stores

To you get big-box retailers to stock your product, know your competition, hone your pitch and be prepared.
3 Golden Rules of Negotiating

3 Golden Rules of Negotiating

Even entrepreneurs with a knack for making the sale can unwittingly overlook some powerful tactics in reaching the best agreement. Here's what you need to know to win.
Reverse-Engineering Your Business Plan: Success Starts With the End

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

Focusing on your ultimate goals can help you devise a plan to reach them.
9 Proven Sales Tips for Introverts

9 Proven Sales Tips for Introverts

A look at successful strategies entrepreneurs can use to step out of their comfort zone and make the sale.
How We Made $10,000 Using These 5 Content Marketing Tactics

How We Made $10,000 Using These 5 Content Marketing Tactics

The founder of iDoneThis shares his top tips for amping up your startup's content-marketing strategy.
How Creative Thinking Can Nab a Coveted Celeb Endorsement

How Creative Thinking Can Nab a Coveted Celeb Endorsement

Targeted marketing and persistence make for a powerful combo on the endorsement front.
3 Surprising Ways to Find New Clients

3 Surprising Ways to Find New Clients

Defy convention and employ these unconventional methods for connecting with new customers.
How to Figure Out Exactly What Your Customers Want

How to Figure Out Exactly What Your Customers Want

The majority of companies don't know which of their products and services are most valued by the people who pay for them -- here's how to get it right.
Start-Up Jitters? 6 Ways to Ease into Entrepreneurship

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.
How to Afford Your First Hire

How to Afford Your First Hire

Let's see: You're growing, but you don't have the money to hire -- sound familiar? Angela Jia Kim provides tips on how to afford your first new employee's salary.
Eyeing an Industry Conference? Here's How to Tackle It

Eyeing an Industry Conference? Here's How to Tackle It

Industry conferences can quickly become a huge expense, so you'd better choose wisely. Here's how to decide which to attend and make the most out of them.
Watch Our Google Hangout With Grant Cardone on Making the Sale

Watch Our Google Hangout With Grant Cardone on Making the Sale

Whether you're a startup or established entrepreneur, learn new strategies to grow your business from sales expert Grant Cardone.
Zig Ziglar and the Importance of Helping Others

Zig Ziglar and the Importance of Helping Others

From the late Zig Ziglar's sound advice to solutions to customer-service difficulties, a sampling of our best tips of the week.
Zig Ziglar: A Life Lived at the Top

Zig Ziglar: A Life Lived at the Top

A look back on the life one of the world's most famous salesmen -- a man who inspired millions with his straight-talking, positive words of wisdom.
Shoppers Spend $5.5 Billion on Small Business Saturday

Shoppers Spend $5.5 Billion on Small Business Saturday

Small-business owners say Black Friday and Cyber Monday did little for their bottom line, but Thanksgiving weekend sales still came in slightly better than expected.
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