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6 steps to more effective sales and marketing meetings

Sales and marketing need to have a close relationship if you want to increase the number of qualified leads and conversions. [Author: [email protected] (Clare Dodd)]
Tags: Marketing, Sales, How to do marketing, Clare Dodd


71% of Consumers Prefer Buying from Companies Aligned with Their Values

Seventy one percent of consumers prefer buying from brands that align to their values. This statistic was unveiled by 5W Public Relations’ 2020 Consumer Culture Report. Brand Values Alignment Millennials find buying from companies that share their values even more important. In fact, 83% of this demographic stress the importance of value alignment. And they exercise that conviction when choosing a brand to purchase products or services from. Read more about what Millennials want… The survey f...
Tags: Sales, Baby Boomer, Baby Boomers, Customer Satisfaction, Small Business News


1 in 3 People Say a Simple Business Card is Best

One in three people believe a no-frills business card works best. This means a business card with a straightforward design that conveys only essential information. Four in 10 people say their perception of a business has been negatively impacted by the quality or design of its cards. Online printing specialists Instant Print unveiled these statistics as part of recent research compiled by the company. The study involved 2,000 adults working in different industries. The company surveyed these pe...
Tags: Sales, Best, DepositPhotos, Small Business News, Jon Constantine Smith, Constantine Smith


Spotlight: Behind the Leaf Reveals Business Resources for Women

  Some communities have traditionally been underserved when it comes to business conferences and support. Women and minorities in particular haven’t had access to as many resources as others. But Behind the Leaf wants to change all that by providing resources and support for women owned business. The company runs a business conference for women entrepreneurs in South Florida. Additionally, they a book fair for female authors along with other types of support to help women and minority entrepren...
Tags: Florida, Sales, Small Biz Spotlight, Capital One Bank, Vivian Olodun, Olodun, Sasha Revolus, Tracy Timberlake, Tracy Timberlake Sasha Revolus Vivian Olodun


Scaredy cat

  All of us get nervous when talking in front of a group. It’s basically a form of stage fright. And yes, it depends on the size of the group, your subject matter, and your experience. But stage fright is a fascinating topic—Barbra Streisand, Laurence Olivier, Adele and Pablo Casals are among many who suffer from it. You don’t have to be a famous performer to get the jitters. It just takes presenting a campaign to one important, impatient client to bring on the dry throat and sweaty palms. ...
Tags: Business, Funny, Advertising, Marketing, Sales, Creativity, Old Age, Seniors, Mature, Good Ideas, Getting Older, University of Nebraska Omaha, Jay H Heyman, Pablo Casals, Humor Ideas, Laurence Olivier Adele


1 in 4 Companies Say Social Media is the Worst Place to Recruit Talent

One in 4 companies (24%) say that social media is the least effective method of recruiting. 80% of businesses believe that interviews are an essential way to hire the best talent. However, 21% of companies say they regret relying on interviews alone in the hiring process, and instead say they had wished they had also tested candidates’ skills. These recruiting statistics were unveiled by a new survey compiled by Clutch, which surveyed 505 full-time employees in the US. Clutch’s research sheds i...
Tags: US, Sales, Small Business News, Companies Say Social Media, Jesse Silkoff, Silkoff


Branding for Food Trucks: The Definitive Guide

Image courtesy of Mobile Cuisine Deciding how to brand your food truck may be the most important decision you’ll face as a food-on-the-go entrepreneur. A well-branded truck can draw attention to your business all day, every day, everywhere it goes. Follow our food truck branding guide and your truck will race ahead of your competition. Here is…
Tags: Sales, Graphic Design, Small business marketing, Growing A Business, Startup Marketing, Brand Identity


How To Effectively Close a Complex B2B Deal

I wrote a book on how to close complex B2B sales titled The Lost Art of Closing: Winning the 10 Commitments That Drive Sales. The book provides a deep dive into the ten commitments you need to win deals. Here is a summation of the book that will give you a structure for winning big deals. Meeting: The first thing you are going to need to win an opportunity is to create one. Nothing comes before you acquiring a meeting with one or more contacts who work for your dream client. Opening is the new c...
Tags: Sales, Big Deals, Closing, Commitment Gaining


What to Expect When Hiring Zoomers

Can’t stop confusing your Zoomers and millennials? When it comes to hiring, the differences matter. According to Pew Research, millennials were born between 1981 and 1996 which makes them 24 to 39 years old in 2020; Zoomers (or Zers or Generation Z) were born starting in 1997, so the oldest turn 23 this year. This all means your potential hiring pool will change as Gen Z  is 24 percent of the global workforce this year, according to research by Manpower. Although, you may think these successive...
Tags: Sales, Management, Pew Research, DepositPhotos, Gen Zers, Zers


Big Bank Lending to Small Business Hits Record High

Are you struggling to secure a loan from a small bank? If yes, then it is time to reach out to a big bank. According to the latest Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index™, small business loan approval rates at big banks ($10 billion+assests) reached a new record high in January 2020. The loan approval percentage for small businesses at big banks touched 28.3% last month, setting a new record high. Be it purchasing equipment or expanding business operations or just increasing working capital, s...
Tags: Sales, SBA, Arora, Small Business News, Rohit Arora, Biz2Credit, Small Banks Loan


This Company Says It’s the Airbnb of Boats

GetMyBoat, is a startup that calls itself the “Airbnb of Boats.” This app lets interested people rent boats in many different countries. Small Business Trends contacted Val Streif, marketing manager for GetMyBoat, to find out what makes this enterprise successful. He started by making some big claims. “GetMyBoat is the world’s largest marketplace for boat rentals and all types of bookable experiences on the water,” he writes. “It is a platform with a mobile app so boats can be rented on-the-go ...
Tags: Sales, Startup, Streif, Rafael, Sascha, DepositPhotos, Val Streif, Sascha Mornell, Rafael Collado, GetMyBoat


Pompeo Visits Ethiopian Co-working Space Promoting Entrepreneur Liberation

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Ethiopia this week trumpeting a message of entrepreneurial liberation. Pompeo Visits Ethiopia On Wednesday, Pompeo spoke at the African Union, addressing government and business leaders from across the continent. He also visited blueSpace, the country’s first co-working space for entrepreneurs and gig workers and home to Small Business Trends’ new Ethiopian office. While he stressed what it will take in Africa, and Ethiopia specifically, for more Am...
Tags: White House, Africa, Sales, United States, Commerce, Ethiopia, Breaking News, Ahmed, Trump, African Union, State, United States of America, Ivanka Trump, Rex Tillerson, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo


The Dramatic Growth of the Internet's Share of Ad Spending

OK, it's well known that Internet advertising has been growing rapidly.  But even knowing that, the chart below (click to enlarge) is still stunning.   The chart is from Adage's Marketing Fact Pack 2020 and shows that the internet's share of U.S. ad spending has increased from just 6.4% in 2006 to over 50% in 2020 and is forecast to reach 60% in 2022. Print ads in newspapers are magazines, obviously, have taken the biggest hit share wise. But TV's share has also fallen about one...
Tags: Marketing, Sales, Trends, Web/Tech, Ibm, Accenture PWC Deloitte


The Dramatic Growth of Internet Ad Spending

OK, it's well known that Internet advertising has been growing rapidly.  But even knowing that, the chart below (click to enlarge) is still stunning.   The chart is from Adage's Marketing Fact Pack 2020 and shows that the internet's share of U.S. ad spending has increased from just 6.4% in 2006 to over 50% in 2020 and is forecast to reach 60% in 2022. Print ads in newspapers are magazines, obviously, have taken the biggest hit share wise. But TV's share has also fallen about one...
Tags: Marketing, Sales, Trends, Web/Tech, Ibm, Accenture PWC Deloitte


How to Run a Background Check on Yourself

If you are looking for a new job or a new house, chances are, you are getting a background check. According to a survey conducted by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners, up to 96 percent of employers run background checks on potential hires. As background checks become a standard procedure, how to prepare when you might get one? A good reason to background check yourself is to correct mistakes. Because these checks go back to your first adult years, information may h...
Tags: Google, Sales, DMV, Tips, Credit, CRA, National Center for State Courts


Why Use Web Scraping Services Instead Of Learning How To Do it?

First of all, one must understand what web scraping is. So, let us get briefly acquainted with the subject matter. Web scraping or web data extraction is a technique that is used to collect information from many sources across the Internet. Web scraping technique employs the computational strength of a machine. To search for, collect and structure the data by using various software programs. All this can be done manually by selecting the information that You need and copy-pasting it from a websi...
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5 Ways to Raise Your Prices with Confidence

Over time, the price you charge your client is inadequate, no longer allowing you to create the value they’ve come to expect from you. All of the inputs you invest in to serve them increase over time, and at some point, you have to raise your prices, just like your client raises their rates. No one is thrilled to pay more, but they must, and you must obtain a price increase. Here is how you raise your price with existing clients when it is necessary. Do It In Person In a very transactional bus...
Tags: Sales, Pricing, Price Increase


All you need to know about website accessibility and why its importance

Web designers and developers are constantly challenged with finding the ultimate solutions to improve UX and UI.  But now, they also need to consider developing an accessible site. Because nowadays, making the web accessible for everyone is no longer optional—but crucial. Why accessibility becomes more and more important nowadays Access to the internet is now considered a necessity. It has evolved from being a privilege to a right. As information, products, and services become more and m...
Tags: Design, Sales, Css, Tips, Ada, Doj, WCAG, World Wide Web Consortium


4 Things to Do Now to Retain Employees

I’ve helped several business owners retain employees (aka talent). Most notably, as a result of implementing the recommendations I gleaned from talking to management and employees, doing analysis and just observing, a firm with a 150% turnover rate cut that by more than half within six months. Here are three of the main things we […]
Tags: Sales, Employee Engagement, Human Resources, Employee Retention, Employee Recognition, Retain Employees, Retain Your Employees


Things Every Business Owner Should Know About General Liability Insurance

This post was provided by Roger Dutta Every small business owner should have a complete understanding of the inherent risk involved in owning (and operating) their business. No matter what industry you’re a part of, you undoubtedly have a certain level of risk (in regards to your business having legal liability for some aspect of its operation). This is especially true for small businesses in the United States, where the average million-dollar small business spends $20,000 per year in dealing wi...
Tags: Small Business, US, Sales, United States, Roger, Liability Insurance, Roger Dutta, General Liability Policy General, Roger Dutta He


How to secure your business in five steps

As a business owner, the greatest fear is to lose your business. You can have the best management and financial skills, but some events beyond your control can affect your business negatively to the point of closing. Some of these events include natural disasters such as fire, earthquakes and flooding, as well as human-driven like theft and unhealthy competition. These events may be rare, but they do happen, meaning you have to protect your business through preventive measures like CCTV and prot...
Tags: Sales, More, Cctv


5 Best E-Signature Software for Your Business

In the fast-paced working environment, the business need for e-sign and digital signing of the documents/files to speed up the work cycle and increase the operational efficiency. The ‘E-Signature’ or ‘E-sign,’ refers to sharing documents, files, and data through electronic means, and is used by the signatory to sign. The E-Signature software are built to help the businesses and professionals with this task. The notion of E-Sign defines symbol, sound, or process, which is logically associated to ...
Tags: Business, Sales, SignRequest SignRequest


Japan’s Top 10 Most Sold Games for the Week of February 10th

The amount of games sold for the week of February 10th has proven enlightening as a certain virtual diva has unexpectedly seized the top spot – though, some may be more surprised at Pokemon Sword and Shield still selling well despite the game’s significant amount of lazy design. The ranking: 1. Hatsune Miku Project Diva […]
Tags: Games, Japan, Sales, Rankings, Pokemon, Minecraft, Anime, Smash Bros, Famitsu, Hatsune Miku, Granblue Fantasy, Pokémon Sword


Cash Piling Up on the Hood of Volkswagen’s Arteon

A perplexing vehicle we discussed not long ago has never been cheaper, but don’t expect to read about it in an ad. The Volkswagen Arteon, a large-ish midsize premium sedan that exists despite the presence of Audi beneath the VW Group umbrella, was apparently struck by Cupid’s arrow on Valentine’s Day. Contained in that arrow […] The post Cash Piling Up on the Hood of Volkswagen’s Arteon appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Vw, Autos, Volkswagen, Audi, Discounts, Cupid, Incentives, VW Group, News Blog, Arteon, Volkswagen Arteon


Important things to ponder regarding business

Solo ads are not only a source of marketing for companies but also a way to earn a living. Those who are involved in providing an email list in this business charge an amount as per the quality of the list they provide. Solo Ads are a certain way to start earning for an individual. You can start making money even in the first three months of using solo ads as your business. One can start to earn well within months even if he starts casually. If you want to start your solo ads business then you w...
Tags: Business, Sales


What are the Best Sites for Finding People Online?

Finding colleagues or an old high school friend is easier than ever. Social networks, search engines, email platforms, and online directories make the task of finding people online very simple. The first and most common choice is a Google search. Because Google indexes sites such as social media platforms, it is the easiest way to find publicly available information. As a result of privacy settings, some information displayed on social media may not appear on a search engine query. If you have n...
Tags: Google, Sales, More, United States, CRA, Credit Reporting Agencies


SEO Online Marketing and How it Can Help your Business?

Currently, humanity is at the age wherein the internet plays a significant impact on our daily lives. From how we buy our groceries to the way we navigate on the streets – we turn to the wide web for answers and services. This much is true for businesses as well, as online presence can greatly affect their sales. One way that a business can make itself known is by making its own website. Such a site, however, can only be really seen by customers if it stays within the top results of search engin...
Tags: Sales, Seo, More, SEO Online Marketing


A Country Falls Out of Love With Jeep’s Renegade

One of the most fervent wishes of late Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne was to see Jeeps enter the garages of consumers in as many countries as possible. The brand’s expansion in past years has been considerable, but not every model is having an easy time, and not all markets have proven receptive. This week, […] The post A Country Falls Out of Love With Jeep’s Renegade appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Australia, Sales, Autos, SUVs, Jeep, Fiat Chrysler, Sergio Marchionne, News Blog, Jeep Renegade, Renegade


All you need to know about website accessibility and why it is important

Web designers and developers are constantly challenged with finding the ultimate solutions to improve UX and UI.  But now, they also need to consider developing an accessible site. Because nowadays, making the web accessible for everyone is no longer optional—but crucial. Why accessibility becomes more and more important nowadays Access to the internet is now considered a necessity. It has evolved from being a privilege to a right. As information, products, and services become more and m...
Tags: Design, Sales, Css, Tips, Ada, Doj, WCAG, World Wide Web Consortium



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