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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.
How to Stop Offering Free Advice and Make the Sale

How to Stop Offering Free Advice and Make the Sale

In this special 'Ask Entrepreneur' feature, sales pro Grant Cardone shares insight on how consultants can close deals without giving away their expertise for free.
5 Tips for Targeting Your Ideal Start-Up Customer

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.
Seven Secrets to Cold Calling Success

Seven Secrets to Cold Calling Success

Many business owners dread picking up the phone to reach potential customers or investors for the first time. Here are seven tips to overcome your fears and prepare to win.
Overcoming the Groupon Effect: How to Sell Merchants on Your Start-Up Deal Site

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.
How to Build Trust to Pave the Road to Wealth

How to Build Trust to Pave the Road to Wealth

Your relationship with customers is crucial to building your business, attracting profits and achieving long-term success.
5 Ways to Set a New Company Up for Success

5 Ways to Set a New Company Up for Success

Making a big splash early on can set your company up for successes down the road. Here are some suggestions for giving your company the upper hand.
The Art of Stretching the Truth

The Art of Stretching the Truth

The Esquire guy on what to say when you have no idea what you are talking about.
6 Tips for Staying Supercharged

6 Tips for Staying Supercharged

When running your business, sustained energy and razor sharp focus come from within, not from a caffeinated beverage or other external stimulants. Here's how to get it.
Show Customers Why They Should Trust You

Show Customers Why They Should Trust You

Using proof can help establish strong relationships with your customers.
How Pre-Teen Entrepreneurs Cut Their Teeth in Book Publishing

How Pre-Teen Entrepreneurs Cut Their Teeth in Book Publishing

From illustrated fantasy to business reality, see how these young treps learned stiff business lessons, care of their children's-book author dad.
Common Google AdWords Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Common Google AdWords Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Google AdWords can be a great sales generator, if you know how to use it.
3 Simple Ways to Use LinkedIn to Boost Sales

3 Simple Ways to Use LinkedIn to Boost Sales

Follow these tips for transforming your LinkedIn profile into a lead generating machine.
3 New Technologies to Make Shopping More Interactive

3 New Technologies to Make Shopping More Interactive

Experts weigh in on new technologies from virtual greeters, to mirrors that give fashion advice, and touch screens loaded with information.
What You Need to Know About Pricing

What You Need to Know About Pricing

Before you establish a pricing strategy, understand the concepts behind ideas like neutral, penetration, skimming and value-based pricing.
6 Tech Solutions for Managing Sales Leads

6 Tech Solutions for Managing Sales Leads

These tools can both generate and organize leads so you can turn prospects into profits.
5 Ways Store Colors Can Influence Shoppers

5 Ways Store Colors Can Influence Shoppers

A look at how color matters in your retail space. It can either help to sell your products -- or irritate customers. Choose wisely.
5 Sales Tips to Recharge During the Lazy Days of Summer

5 Sales Tips to Recharge During the Lazy Days of Summer

Sales pro Grant Cardone says when others go to sleep, you need to wake up. Here's his advice on how to work smarter to boost sales and gain a competitive edge.
How to Find and Win Over Comparison Shoppers

How to Find and Win Over Comparison Shoppers

Chances are, your customers are conducting pre-purchase research. Here's how to tap into that educated base.
To Grow Sales, Turn Your Workplace into a Theater for Customers

To Grow Sales, Turn Your Workplace into a Theater for Customers

Here's a marketing idea worth considering: Give your customers a front-row seat and let them watch you work.
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