5 Strategies for Entrepreneurs to Improve Sales

(Entrepreneur – Hampus Jakobsson)   If you've just started a business, you need sales, right? Trouble is, you may not be sure how to put together a sales approach. And, the truth is, there is no magic formula for sending your sales through the roof. So, stop looking.     Also, stop buying the popular belief that sales is a profession where "you either have it, or you don't." As with any job, effective sales techniques, tactics, and skills can be taught. With that in mind, here are five strategies for entrepreneurs looking to improve sales at their newly started businesses:     1. Understand when a "yes" is really a "no."  Customers will often lead you to believe they're interested in what you're offering when they actually aren't; and this can be a significant drain on your time. For exa.....

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7 Tips to Sound Confident

(The Business Woman Media –Rowena Nagy)

 

Are you as confident as you’d like to be? No? Would you like to give the impression you’re more confident than you really are? Of course! Who wouldn’t?

 

Confidence is something that you either have or don’t. But even if it’s something you struggle with, there are a lot of ways to gain some, improve it or even just sound like you’re more confident than you really are. Especially during public speaking.

 

1. Speak more slowly

 

Some people are naturally fast talkers who don’t lack confidence, while others talk fast because they are nervous and lack experience in public speaking.

 

Talking fast can also suggest that you lack confidence, authority in what you are saying and that you want to get y.....

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Growing a Successful Business

(Investopedia – Chris Seabury)   To succeed in business today, you need to be flexible and have good planning and organizational skills. Many people start a business thinking that they'll turn on their computers or open their doors and start making money - only to find that making money in a business is much more difficult than they thought. You can avoid this in your business ventures by taking your time and planning out all the necessary steps you need to reach to achieve success. Read on to find out how.   1. Get Organized To be successful in business you need to be organized. Organization will help you complete tasks and stay on top of things to be done. A good way to do this is to create a to-do list each day - as you complete each item, check it off your list. This will ensure that you're not forgetting anything and you're completing all the tasks.....

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In tiny Israel, startups reach for Global Success

(CNET- Ben Fox Rubin)

 

 For years, most Israeli startup founders defined success as a quick sale to a bigger company. Now, they see a chance to build a lasting business. 

 

While banking a white Audi on Route 443 outside Jerusalem, Shalom Mines nonchalantly let go of the steering wheel and took his foot off the gas.

 

In an instant, a camera-and-software system made by Mobileye, a Jerusalem company developing autonomous-car technology, took over and navigated the vehicle through a curve.

 

"I'm not doing anything," Mines, a Mobileye test driver, said while he craned his head toward the rear of the car to show it was no trick. "One day I will just sit in the backseat."

 

Mobileye's journey reached a milestone last year when the 16-year-old company li.....

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Tackle the Fear of not having Customers

(Adam Smith Life Coach – with minor edits)

 

You have already passed the normalcies of business operations. You already have a business plan, and the hiring is complete. You are left with your product and/or service you have created. This is where things get real. Every business has been through it – the fear of knowing if any customers will show up to buy your new service or product, let alone even look at it. Whether it’s launch day or your twenty-five years into things, this fear can stunt your growth if you let it. Fears can be paralyzing when trying to move ahead, and this fear is no different.

 

The effort that you put into producing any new successful product or service is huge and the time is abundant that you put into new products, so of course you want it to successfully reach an audience. If reports show that 70% o.....

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