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Small Business Trends Enters Second Year as a Certified Woman Owned Business

Small Business Trends Media Group, the parent publishing group of and , is delighted to enter its second year with “Woman Business Certification” by the State of Florida. Woman Owned Business Certification The designation comes following an in-depth certification application process through the State of Florida’s Department of Management Services. The certification is awarded to companies that demonstrate they are majority owned and operated by a woman. “Certification as a...
Tags: Florida, Sales, Announcements, Campbell, Anita Campbell, Small Business Trends Media Group, Small Business Trends Founder

My 20 Best Cold Email Templates

From The Desk of Paul Castain In A Sales Cubicle Near You February 2018 Dear Friends, I have some horrible news for you and I suspect it won’t shock you one bit! That email you’re about... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Uncategorized, Sales

8 Ways to Put Your Instagram on Autopilot

Generating strong engagement with your posts is a matter of creating consistent, high-quality posts and then engaging with your followers. With these metrics in place, consumers are more likely to engage with you, and you’ll gain followers as a result. But how do you accomplish this time-consuming feat when you have so many other responsibilities in running a business? The answer is automation. Automation is somewhat of a controversial subject in Instagram marketing, but if you know what y...
Tags: Post, Instagram, Marketing, Sales, Social Media Marketing, Hashtags, Dominique Jackson, Right Software Everything, Edit Images Research, Dash Hudson, Your Computer Instagram

Hold Up - Bath & Body Works Shower Gels Are on Sale For $4 Today

It's not Black Friday yet, but just in case you're in need of a little warm-up before the biggest shopping day of the year descends upon us, Bath & Body Works has your back. The retailer is currently selling all of its shower gels and body washes for only $3.95 today, so if you haven't already filled your online shopping cart to oblivion with your favorite fragrances by now, I would highly advise you to do so ASAP. Bath products and shower gels at Bath & Body Works normally retail for around $12...
Tags: Shopping, Sales, Gifts, Beauty, Holiday Sales, Beauty News, Bath and Body Works, Bath Body Works, Beauty Gifts

How to Use Social Media to Drive Traffic to Your Store

Nowadays, Social media plays a very important role in online marketing. It helps you to target the right set of audience and get the required engagement and traffic from them. But it’s not limited to this. It also contributes fairly to selling your products or services. So, if you have an online store and you aren’t paying focus on social media for marketing then you are missing out on a great opportunity. Here are some tips to help you use social media to your advantage and drive traffic to you...
Tags: Facebook, Post, Sales, Social Media, Social Media Marketing, Cta, Get More Traffic, Social Media Markeing

61 Percent of Small Businesses Didn’t Create a Budget in 2018

A new survey from Clutch just revealed close to two thirds or 61% of small businesses didn’t have an official documented budget for 2018. This problem is more prevalent with businesses that have 1 to 10 employees as 74% in this group did not create an official budget. The number goes down to 21% for businesses with more than 10 employees, a difference of more than 50 percentage points. The data from the Clutch survey shows growing companies have come to understand the importance of creating a b...
Tags: Sales, Clutch, Conte, Small Business Operations, Warren Averett, Wanda Medina, Maventri, Riley Panko, Donna Conte, Small Business Budget Statistics

If You’re Not Digital, You’re Dead | Sales Strategies

I’m doing some research on my new book, Right on the Money, and I found a study from Serious Decisions that said that 67% of all buying is done digitally. This got me thinking because I work with a lot of salespeople …Read More »
Tags: Sales, Selling, Online Sales, Prospecting, Sales Success, Sales Tips, Sales Goals, Colleen Francis, Engage Selling Solutions, Optimizing Sales, Sales Lessons, Digital Footprint, Digital Sales, Digital Buying, Online Buying

33 Percent of Americans Say Fear of Failure Holds Them Back from Starting a Business

Entrepreneurs are a brave bunch because they have to put it all on the line when they go at it on their own. But are there countries where entrepreneurs are more fearless about taking the plunge — or more fearful to the point where they never get started on that great business idea? Fear of Failure in Business A new infographic from GraphicSprings provides insight with some surprising results, including Americans ending up in the middle of the pack when it comes to fear of failure when starti...
Tags: Greece, US, Sales, Research, Cyprus, Thailand, Morocco, United Arab Emirates, Peru, Vietnam, James Dyson, Dyson Ltd, Ecuador, Dyson, Guatemala, Lebanon

Twitter Link Roundup #351 – Terrific Reads for Small Business, Entrepreneurs, Marketers, and Designers!

Social media is an easy form of entertainment. Mindlessly scrolling through your Instagram feed is easy and soothing, and Facebook is a well-known outlet for all sorts of entertaining time wasters. Social media has become, too, an oft-touted tool to build your business’ brand presence, launch entrepreneurial careers, and pursue creative side gigs. However, social media – entertaining and helpful as it can be – is often nothing more than a distraction from achieving greater success both personal...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Usa, Design, Leadership, Small Business, China, Inspiration, Marketing, US, Sales, Entrepreneur, Social Media, United States, Best Cities, Kennedy

Finding the Silver Lining in Those Poor Sales Numbers

    As a cartoonist you often have to draw different types of dogs. For example, in this cartoon I think that’s a lab in the front left, a poodle front right, and a German shepherd rear right. But what kind of dog is rear left? What breed is leading this meeting? Why it’s an Anderdog, of course. The Anderdog first appeared almost 20 years ago when I started cartooning. He’s sort of just a generic dog. Long nose, a little chubby, shortish tail… But what really makes the Anderdog an Anderdog are ...
Tags: Sales, Humor, Westminster, Anderdog

Getting Peppered With Phone Objections Sucks!

Next to email, the phone is easily the noisiest channel when it comes to reaching out to a potential client! And since those potential clients are overwhelmed with the high volume of calls; They have... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Uncategorized, Sales

4 Creative Ways You Can Avoid Missing Business Deadlines Over the Holidays

Missing a deadline is a freelancer’s worst nightmare. Meeting deadlines ensure the workflow keeps moving smoothly and it also keeps clients happy. However, every once and a while, even the most efficient freelancer can miss a deadline. This tends to happen often around the holiday season. During this busiest time of year, meeting deadlines matters even more especially if a client is trying to get ahead or tie up lose ends before everyone takes time off for the holiday. Tips for Keeping Deadlin...
Tags: Sales, Management, Don

Outsmart the Competition With These 8 Tips for Improving Customer Satisfaction

Improving customer satisfaction means improving your business. Read on to learn the top eight tips to help improve customer satisfaction. Over 50 percent of shoppers have decided not to make a purchase due to poor customer service. They might have the item in their shopping cart, but still decide to go elsewhere. What that means is customer service has the power to boost or break your business. If your current customer satisfaction level is low, don’t worry. There are many things you can change ...
Tags: Sales, Tips, Don

10 Tips to follow for Successful business presentation

Everything which includes in the business is about buying and selling of the services, topic, product or a concept. When making the presentation, the essential thing which is at the disposal is the knowledge of the product or material. Focus on the audience interest by designing compelling business presentations. Even there will be a chance of loosing the information to the information, But to store all the essential presentations, presenters need to have a perfect Business presentation fo...
Tags: Entrepreneurship, Sales

How Office Design Can improve productivity and drive happiness

The driving force in the workplace happiness is the happy employees which makes a better business. When it comes to improving the designing infrastructure of the office space is growth opportunities, appreciation, and flexible hours which come into play. Each employee spends almost 8-9 hours at work. On a typical work environment, employees have their targets, reports, deliveries, meetings etc. Workplace environment should be designed in such a way that does not add to the already existing h...
Tags: Motivation, Sales, University of Melbourne, SAP LinkedIn Cisco, Treadmill Yoga Hall Walking

Lasting Impressions: Harnessing the Power of a Unique Business Card

When it comes to making a stunning first impression, a unique business card can go a long way. Learn how to really harness these little square marketing tools. Today, about 83% of employees work remotely at least part of the time. Not only this, 70% of young professionals say that there is no point in going to an office to work. Despite this, many still believe that face-to-face conversations are more positive and credible than online ones. But, how can you make lasting impressions when you mee...
Tags: Business, Sales, Unique Business Card, Business Cards Show

IOTransfer – The Best iPhone and iPad Manager and Transfer

IOTransfer 3 is a distinguished, simple, fast and easy to use iPhone and iPad Manager. It comes with an effective file transfer between Windows and iOS devices. The best feature of this software is the Air-Trans wireless transfer, the iOS Junk Clean tool and, moreover, you get a powerful video downloader online with the video conversion function. The new AirTrans feature allows you to sync files between your iOS device and your PC via Wi-Fi without being connected. Also, the optimized VIDEO feat...
Tags: Sales, More, YouTube Facebook Vimeo, Air Trans

Don’t Avoid Standing in the Fire

My friend, Larry, is a fire fighter. When he joined and the city placed him with a company, no one talked to him, even though spent hours and hours together. They didn’t invite him into their group, denying him membership. Even though the company hired him and was paying him, he wasn’t part of the team. Because of the nature of their work, the firefighters were slow to trust him, not knowing how he would behave in a situation where lives might be on the line. They were unsure whether or not they...
Tags: Sales, Usa Today, Larry, Sales 3.0, Charlie Green

Avoiding and Overcoming Phone Objections

I hope you’ll join us tomorrow, November 16th, at 11:30 am EST for our Objection Busters Webinar. We’re going to start by talking about how you can avoid getting objections instead of always... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Uncategorized, Sales

Small Business Trends Recognized in Case Study by AI Platform Ezoic

Small Business Trends Media Group, the parent publishing group of and, is honored to be the subject of a by its technology partner, Ezoic. The case study highlights Small Business Trends’ use of Ezoic’s artificial intelligence and machine learning platform. The platform dynamically optimizes user experience and ad revenues for publisher websites. Advertising Case Study Ezoic solved real challenges facing Small Business Trends. Facing changing ad policies as w...
Tags: Sales, Announcements, Big Data Analytics, McFarland, Small Business Trends, Anita Campbell, Ezoic, Small Business Trends Media Group, Advertising Case Study Ezoic, Leland McFarland, Campbell Small Business Trends Media Group, AI Platform Ezoic

New Report Shares Facts Small Business Owners MUST Know about Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention or CDC, unintentional carbon monoxide (CO), poisoning is responsible for hundreds of deaths each year. This is especially important to remember for small business owners who have employees on site. A new report from Safewise looks at the safest and most dangerous states when it comes to CO poisoning with the goal of identifying the risks and finding solutions. The report contains some important facts you will need to keep your employees...
Tags: New York, California, Cdc, Montana, Virginia, Massachusetts, US, Sales, Research, Wyoming, North Dakota, Alaska, Washington Dc, New Jersey, Nebraska, Don

I’ve Been Named One of LinkedIn’s Top Voices!

I am thrilled to announce that I have been named one of LinkedIn’s Top Voices for 2018. This is a yearly list LinkedIn curates recognizing their most engaging creators. You can view the full list here. I’d like to thank the LinkedIn team …Read More »
Tags: Sales, Linkedin, Customer Service, Customer Loyalty, Client Communication, Colleen Francis, Engage Selling Solutions, Sales Quota, Observations from the real World, Closing Sales, Client Loyalty, Pipeline Management, Client Attraction, Client Success

How to Earn Money from Home: The Dropshipping Way

If you would like to earn money at home, them e-commerce should have crossed your mind. But you may not have jumped in and opened your online store on account of the numerous requirements such as inventory, suppliers, storage, and shipment among others. There is an easy way for you to enter the realms of e-commerce: dropshipping. And this might be your big break. What is Dropshipping? Drop shipping is an alternative retail fulfillment method. While traditional e-commerce businesses would ...
Tags: Facebook, Business, Sales, Shopify, Drop Shipping, Soloprenuer, Provide Impeccable Customer Service

What SMBs Must Know to Join the AI Revolution

Sponsored Post It comes as no surprise that nearly three-quarters of small and midsize businesses (SMB) will invest in software and apps over the next year, according to this June 2018  Vistage survey . But would you have guessed that — along with CRM — artificial intelligence (AI) tops the list of technologies that SMBs are planning to invest in? Joe Galvin , Chief Research Officer at  Vistage , attended Dreamforce ‘18 to discuss the whats, hows, and whys of  AI for small and medium-sized bus...
Tags: Sponsored, Sales, Salesforce, Einstein, Business Intelligence, Ali, Dreamforce, Joe, Nps, Don, Vistage, Technology Trends, Joe Galvin, Admir, Admir Hadziabulic, HCSS

5 Rules for Designing an Unforgettable Unboxing Experience for Your Brand

Online shopping grows in popularity every year. Between 2014 and 2017, the number of online shoppers increased from 1.32 billion people to 1.66 billion people – an increase of roughly 26%. And, the number of digital shoppers is projected to increase to 2.14 million by 2021. This means that more packages are arriving in homes every day – packages that should be ambassadors for your brand. Product packaging was developed to protect products during the shipping process. But modern product packagin...
Tags: Apple, Sales, Antoine de Saint Exupéry, Packaging Design, Experiential Marketing, Marketing and branding, Unboxing, Product Packaging, Jake Rheude, Tactile Marketing, Unboxing Design, Unboxing Trend, Digiwrap Strong

6 Ways to Leverage Email to Increase Sales

By Sujan Patel Email can be one of the most powerful tools in a salesperson’s arsenal, but only if it’s wielded appropriately. If you’ve tried cold sales email campaigns before but had lackluster results, don’t assume that your emails themselves were to blame. It could be that you haven’t yet hit on the correct combination of variables to effectively leverage email as part of your sales process. Whether you’re in this position, or you’d simply like to improve the performance of the emails you’re...
Tags: Advertising, Sales, Marketing & PR, Bob, Sujan Patel, Sujan, Author Post, Sujan Patel Sujan, Voila Norbert, Mailshake Narrow io VoilaNorbert, Emails Inc

No Fluff Just Actionable Tips and Tactics (Please Read ASAP)

I’m not a fan of philosophical sales tips that have zero ACTIONABLE components! Can’t say that I’m a fan of “cutesy”, “rah/rah” fluff that has zero... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Uncategorized, Sales

How to Streamline Payments: 4 Time-Saving Tips for Franchise Owners

You probably didn’t invest in a franchise to spend your time chasing down payments from your customers. In fact, I know you didn’t! Yet, every day I hear stories from franchise owners about how much time and energy they waste chasing down payments. And it can be awkward! It doesn’t have to be like that. I’m sharing a few of the stories I’ve heard and recommending a better solution. Read on to learn how to create a painless (even enjoyable) payment experience for your customers — and for you. 1....
Tags: Leadership, Sales, Time Saving Tips for Franchise Owners

Millennial Expectations Are Fundamentally Changing the Healthcare Landscape

By Kevin Fleming and Michael Evans When it comes to healthcare, members of the millennial generation are turning the traditional delivery model on its head. Born between 1981 and 1996, this tech-savvy generation of 75 million is about to overtake baby boomers as America’s largest age demographic. Millennials have grown up in a technology-powered consumer environment where transparency, rapid delivery, and convenience are the norm. They’re now transferring these expectations to the healthcare ind...
Tags: Nordstrom, Washington Post, Sales, America, Healthcare, Kaiser, Berkshire Hathaway, Cvs, Michael Evans, Walgreen, Becker, Aetna, Kaiser Family Foundation, Amazon Apple, JAMA Internal Medicine, Kevin Fleming

The One Question That Can Dramatically Reduce Objections

I have a riddle for you . . . Who DOESN’T have 23 minutes, 15 seconds to get back on task? Answer . . . That person you’re about to cold call! According to a University of California Irvine, 23... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Uncategorized, Sales, University of California Irvine