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Do you innovate & move to uncontested territory or improve in exisiting markets? Blue Ocean Strategy & Five Forces examined in the light of new research evidence.
Shared from Digital Marketing Lab | by Teresa Sperti
Some hail mobile as the saviour of the high street – whilst others are concerned about the impact mobile is having on bricks and mortar businesses as retail stores become showrooms for online retailers. Regardless of which corner you sit in – both points of view speak to the influence mobile is having on retail sales and that influence is only set to grow. A recent Deloitte study, titled the Dawn of Mobile Influence, affirmed the increasingly influential role mobile will play in the coming years with the report anticipating that by 2016 as much as 17-21% of all retail sales will be mobile influenced....
Shared from University of San Francisco Online
No matter how polished your pitch or how high your numbers, there is always room for sales improvement. Formal sales training – such as a sales certificate program – can help you avoid common pitfalls and add effective new tools to your arsenal of sales tactics. After all, if you’re not investing in your skills, you could be losing clients and commissions to others who are....
Shared from South University | by Megan Donley
The term “social media addiction” is frequently seen in headlines and tossed around by television pundits. But society should not be so quick to attach the term “addiction” to social media activities, experts say.
Shared from Mindjet Blog
According to OfficeTime.net, February is recognized as Time Management Month. In honor of saving our seconds, the site released its annual Top Ten Time Killers list (infographic style), as well as some tips on how to combat them.
It should come as no real shocker that e-mail is listed as the number one culprit here–several companies, including Atlassian, released similar reports last year that revealed the same results. In this particular survey, 33% of respondents reported spending between one to two hours per day contending with their inboxes, and a whopping 22% top even that. In fact, unlike all other activities, e-mail affected each and every one of the respondents. In other words, you can be certain of three things if you’re living in a world of business: death, taxes and e-mail....
Shared from Future Buzz | by Adam Singer
Must we go through this every year? Social media is still not new. It wasn’t new last year. Or the year before. In fact, it hasn’t been new for well over a decade. The web was social from day one, even if the term was popularized later on....
Shared from Future Buzz | by Adam Singer
You can’t make this stuff up. A few days ago an Applebee’s server posted the above receipt to Reddit. A rude and inappropriate response from what I would classify as a very selfish restaurant goer....
Any successful business manager will tell you that you never get the deal you deserve – you always get the deal you negotiate!
Some people say that successful negotiators are born, but the truth is that you can learn the basic principles and the practical skills you need to negotiate with the best dealmakers.
Gain innovative and alternative strategies to improve your business relationships and profitability by taking your negotiation skills to the next level!
STRATEGIC SALES NEGOTIATION:
Sharpen Your Negotiating and Influencing Skills
by Ayaz Nanji | shared from MarketingProfs Some 66% of small-business owners are using mobile devices and/or mobile solutions as part of their operations, according to a recent report from Constant Contact. Of those small-business owners using mobile devices, 73% said they use their phones or tablets to...
by Hank Blank | shared from The UPS Store Often when I talk to small business owners about networking many say they have no time to network. They are too busy. I have heard that many times. Who isn’t busy today? I also know that many small business owners have simply selected the wrong priorities in allocating their...
by Eric Michaels | shared from The UPS Store To make your business grow, you need the help of the latest technology. No matter what device or operating system you use to power your business, there's a way to get technology on your side. These six essential apps for small business owners do the work for you. 1....
by Lara Galloway, The Mom Biz Coach, www.MomBiz.com Having my first child ten years ago made me a mother. And starting my business eight years ago made me an entrepreneur. I can’t say I had any idea what either of those terms really meant before they happened to me. But here are a few things I’ve learned since then about what it means...
by Dr Billy M. | shared from The UPS Store Kicking off a business initiative can be overwhelming, but often, just starting is the hardest part. Many people find themselves starting a small business from home as a result of such life-changing events as retirement or parenthood. A business based at home will benefit you personally by eliminating a...
by Michael Mothner | shared from Inc. Over the past five years, social media has become an increasingly important part of many companies' marketing strategies. But there are still some misconceptions about how to use social media to drive sales and which services are worth the investment of company time and resources. Here are the six...