Customer Relationship Management

Acquisitions

How to Deal When a Tech Giant Tries to Take Over Your Sandbox

In this age of looming tech giants and super brands, your young-gun startup may seem an appealing morsel. Here's how to resist the giants and still keep your investors happy.
Customer Engagement

To Rapidly Enhance Your Business, Stop Selling and Start Teaching

The more you are willing to help people without the hard sell, the more likely they are to trust you enough to buy from you.
Ecommerce

Troubleshooting Your Ecommerce Store: What to Do When No One's Buying

When sales slow down, here are five areas of your business to check first.
Ecommerce

These 3 Essentials Can Save You From Being Crushed by Ecommerce Giants

In the battle against retail Goliaths, smaller shops can inspire loyalty by building relationships that center on value, not price.
Customer Relationship Management

Your Success Is My Success: How to Build Thriving Client-Vendor Relationships

Here are three steps you can take to make mutual success more than an aspiration.
Customer Retention

10 Customer Retention Strategies That Supercharge Your Marketing

The best customer acquisition strategy includes at least equal attention on keeping the customers you already have.
Customer Relationship

Listen to Your Customers, Stay Focused, Profit

Conversations with customers provide insights into how well you are doing and plot where you're going.
Customer Engagement

The Customer Isn't Always Right and You Need to Challenge Them

Organizations with a culture of agreement are fundamentally set up for failure.
Entrepreneur Network

The Marketing Step That You Can't Leave Out

The key to a successful marketing campaign is simple: Follow up.
Time Management

6 Instances When Nicely Saying 'No' Benefits Your Business

You can't be available for big opportunities if you say 'yes' to every little thing.
Customer Relationship Management

The 3 Ways You Can be Certain Your Customers Feel Appreciated

They may not always be right, but you must listen. Not much to ask, really, and it doesn't cost a penny.
Customer Service

Pleasant Surprises Are the Best Customer Service

When you treat your customer as your friend, you know what they need even if they don't ask.
Project Grow

The 3 Questions Customers Don't Ask That You Need to Answer

People should just speak their mind but business is a guessing game.
Customer Service

What Buffer Can Teach Us About Customer Service

Now hiring: A Happiness Hero to be the extraordinary gatekeeper of my business.
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