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6 Ways to Take The Chill Out of Cold Calling

6 Ways to Take The Chill Out of Cold Calling

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It's nearly impossible to avoid cold calling, especially when you're just starting out. Here are six ways to make the most of each call and score more sales.
October 30, 2013 in Sales
Apple Sells Record Number of iPhones, Shares Fall

Apple Sells Record Number of iPhones, Shares Fall

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During its fiscal fourth quarter, the tech giant sold almost 34 million iPhones -- roughly in line with analyst expectations.
October 28, 2013 in News and Trends
The Secret to Closing More Sales: Talk Less

The Secret to Closing More Sales: Talk Less

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Most sales people do way too much talking. Here are seven ways to talk less and get more from customers.
October 24, 2013 in Sales
How Social Media Really Affects Spending (Infographic)

How Social Media Really Affects Spending (Infographic)

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How to get customers to go from 'Friending' to Spending.
October 23, 2013 in Social Media
3 Ways to Make Online Sales More Enticing

3 Ways to Make Online Sales More Enticing

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With everyone offering discounts and deals around the same time of year, it's hard to stand out. Here are three ways to differentiate yourself from the competition online.
October 23, 2013 in Sales
5 Ways to Close The Sale With Indecisive Customers

5 Ways to Close The Sale With Indecisive Customers

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Not all of your customers will be ready to buy the first time you meet them. Here's how to turn prospective buyers into loyal customers.
October 22, 2013 in Sales
How an Ad Agency Fixed Its Call-Center Marketing

How an Ad Agency Fixed Its Call-Center Marketing

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Using the RingRevenue platform, buyCalls was able to sniff out some major discrepancies in their campaigns.
October 20, 2013 in Grow Your Business
Why Macy's Thanksgiving Sales Strategy Is Killing the Competition

Why Macy's Thanksgiving Sales Strategy Is Killing the Competition

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The retailer announced it will be open for its first Thanksgiving in history this year and while critics are grumbling, it's a brilliant sales strategy.
October 18, 2013 in Sales
Want to Turn Huge Startup Profits? Here's Why You Need to Be Patient.

Want to Turn Huge Startup Profits? Here's Why You Need to Be Patient.

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If you've got a new product on the market, face the facts: It will probably take about 1,000 days before you see a profit.
October 18, 2013 in Startup Basics
The 80/20 Rule of Sales: How to Find Your Best Customers

The 80/20 Rule of Sales: How to Find Your Best Customers

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How you can focus on the customers who will buy the most from you.
October 9, 2013 in Sales
5 Branding Tips to Supercharge Your Sales

5 Branding Tips to Supercharge Your Sales

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Companies or individuals can generate more sales when they are consistent and relate to their customers in authentic ways.
October 9, 2013 in Branding
How Online Retailers Can Make More Money by Next Week

How Online Retailers Can Make More Money by Next Week

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Incorporate these tips to your existing site to improve your cash flow quickly.
October 8, 2013 in Sales
4 Ways to Turn Social-Media Fans Into Raving, Loyal Customers

4 Ways to Turn Social-Media Fans Into Raving, Loyal Customers

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With a little bit of focus, companies can convert casual fans into powerful brand advocates.
October 3, 2013 in Social Media
How to Sell Without Feeling Sleazy

How to Sell Without Feeling Sleazy

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You don't need an outsized personality to be successful in sales. Just follow this simple formula.
October 2, 2013 in Sales
Wal-Mart Launches a 'Shark Tank'-Style Reality Web Series

Wal-Mart Launches a 'Shark Tank'-Style Reality Web Series

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The mega-retailer is producing a reality television series whose winners will get their products sold on Walmart.com.
September 24, 2013 in Sales
Tips for Ringing in Sales This Holiday Shopping Season

Tips for Ringing in Sales This Holiday Shopping Season

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For online retailers, it is never too early to start your holiday strategy. Here is a month-by-month guide for making your holidays bright.
September 24, 2013 in Sales
4 Selling Essentials Every Startup Should Know

4 Selling Essentials Every Startup Should Know

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Need to sell your vision to customers? Sales expert Gregg Schwartz offers up tips on how to seal the deal.
September 16, 2013 in Sales
7 Website Essentials to Land More Sales (Infographic)

7 Website Essentials to Land More Sales (Infographic)

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Consider improving these aspects of your website to attract customers and sales.
September 11, 2013 in Marketing Basics
An 80/20 Approach to More Traffic, Conversions, and Profits

An 80/20 Approach to More Traffic, Conversions, and Profits

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Sales and marketing isn't as complicated as you might think. Find out how this easy equation can simplify the sales process and help you increase sales.
September 5, 2013 in Sales
Stop Chasing Sales and Get Your Web Content Right

Stop Chasing Sales and Get Your Web Content Right

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Help your customers -- and your sales -- by producing meaningful, honest content.
September 4, 2013 in Marketing
Why Everyone Should Buy From You Instead of the Competition

Why Everyone Should Buy From You Instead of the Competition

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Outshining your competition means getting savvy about your approach. This doesn't require a hefty budget, just a creative mind and sense of adventure.
September 3, 2013 in Sales
What It Takes to Be the Customer's First Choice

What It Takes to Be the Customer's First Choice

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You don't want to just give your customers a sense of trust when they think of your brand. You want them to be certain that you're the right choice for them. Here's how.
August 30, 2013 in Sales
How to Capture a Trend-Setting Business Idea

How to Capture a Trend-Setting Business Idea

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Following trends can be dangerous, but if your business idea is ahead of the curve, you can expect success.
August 29, 2013 in Business Ideas
How to Avoid Every Entrepreneur's Worst Enemy

How to Avoid Every Entrepreneur's Worst Enemy

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Get too comfortable where you're at in life and in business and you'll never get to the next level.
August 27, 2013 in Sales
A Facebook Alum Builds an Intelligent Sales Platform

A Facebook Alum Builds an Intelligent Sales Platform

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Darian Shirazi turned down a $35 million acquisition offer from Google, and leveraged his massive local database to provide real-time information for sales teams targeting the U.S. small-business market.
August 20, 2013 in Business Ideas
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