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Vendors

Vendors

Do You Choose Your Vendors as Carefully as You Do a New Hire?

Have you ever considered putting down your expectations on paper?
Relationships

3 Tips to Develop a Balanced Supplier-Vendor Relationship

Remember how Mom taught you to 'always be nice'? The same thing applies to business.
Client Relationship Management

Vendor vs. C-Suite: How Do You Prove Your Value to a Skeptical Client?

Five things you can do right now to keep the marriage intact.
Grow Your Business

When Choosing Vendors, Entrepreneurs Should Trust Their Parental Instincts

Here's how growing a business is like raising kids and how your parental instincts can help you choose the right partners.
Ready For Anything

Who Really Owns Your Business?

Don't give away control of your business by excessive tolerance of problem employees, vendors or clients.
Startup Kit

Why Vendors Can Make or Break Your Event

Here's how to find the best vendors for your needs and negotiate with them to get the best prices.
Vendors

Cultivating Relationships With Vendors Opens a World of Opportunity

When managed correctly, the relationship with a key vendor is a powerful partnership you can work together to enhance.
Crowdfunding

Should You Consider Hiring a Crowdfunding Consultant?

These advisers can be invaluable members of your team, or a complete waste of money. Ask these questions before making a decision.
Sales

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.
Linkedin

How to Find the Most Fascinating People on LinkedIn

So Barbara Walters created her list of 2014's most fascinating people. Here's an overview by another Walters, a publicist with ideas how to maximize this social-media tool to your benefit in 2015.
Expansion

Evaluate New Vendors That Will Help the Business Expand

Working with others is all about building relationships, and the process of selecting service providers should be focused on finding those who will connect with executives and the company as a whole and stick around for the long haul.
Vendors

The Art of Crafting Successful Vendor Relationships

Partnering with established service providers allows a young company to scale more quickly and focus on developing and refining the core business.
Holidays

Tell Them You Care With a Holiday Card. Use These 5 Tips to Do It Right.

Sending out greetings to your vendors, customers and clients is a simple business strategy that provides you with a 10-fold return.
Small Business Heroes

Controlling the Uncontrollable

When getting a startup off the ground, entrepreneurs have to rely on others. Here is how to overcome the challenges of depending on external partners.
Vendors

Don't Pay a Consultant Before Chatting With Your Vendor

Vendors have unique access and insight. Their perspective is typically available for the price of a friendly conversation.