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Archive for December, 2013

[ 0 ] Dec. 9, 2013

Making Inertia Your Enemy–Or How To Be A Catalyst For Forward Movement

By Vinay Nadig Nancy was frustrated. She felt she was in meetings all day that never “went anywhere.” Most of the discussions, or chatter, really focused on the unreasonable demands being made by senior management. When she started meetings with agendas for upcoming work, attendees frequently got lost in how the existing politics were just […]

[ 0 ] Dec. 9, 2013

Five Steps To “Off The Grid” Sales Success

By Lance Cooper Many entrepreneurs and high-activity salespeople get stuck in survival mode. They don’t organize activities to establish a better, more stable way of living. They end up doing sales activities to provide for survival needs, such as mortgage payments, food and minimum debt payments. This earns them a high-tension, on-the-edge financial existence. Salespeople […]

[ 0 ] Dec. 9, 2013

How-To Turn Leads Into Sales: Try Effective Nurturing

Before they become your customers, visitors to your company’s website are potential customers.   To convert them from prospects to customers requires an effective lead nurturing strategy.   Even if you already have such a strategy, you may want to revisit and refine it, because lead nurturing continues to evolve. The objective of effective lead nurturing campaigns […]

[ 0 ] Dec. 9, 2013

Mobile Channel Is Growing For Travel Bookings

Consumers are reaching for their tablets and smartphones to book their travel plans. Mobile bookings by U.S. travelers will reach $39.5 billion and account for 12% of all travel transactions by 2015, PhoCusWright reports in its latest Online Travel Overview. The lodging industry is leading the growth in the mobile booking space, with mobile accounting […]

[ 0 ] Dec. 9, 2013

SBOMAG Roundup: Debt-Free Is The New Sexy

Little more than a decade ago, Mark Pentecost was a small-town high school teacher and basketball coach aching for a way to get out of debt and have more time to spend with his wife and children. Little did he know that, within a decade, his startup venture would become a half-billion-dollar enterprise and give […]

[ 0 ] Dec. 7, 2013

Startup Saturday: Brian Tracy’s 12 Steps To Working With A Mentor

The value of mentors: they want to help you get to the top. You can find a mentor in your industry by visiting SCORE.org. By Brian Tracy Benjamin Franklin once said, “there are two ways to acquire wisdom; you can either buy it or borrow it.” By buying it, you pay full price in terms […]

[ 0 ] Dec. 6, 2013

How To Invigorate A Tired Team of Employees

How do you invigorate a tired team of employees? It can be difficult to get busy employees to focus on a challenging new problem, Allison Rimm says. However, Rimm was able to do just that while leading strategic planning and IT at Massachusetts General Hospital when layoffs were looming. “Energize your exhausted employees by showing […]

[ 0 ] Dec. 6, 2013

SBOMAG Roundup: How To Start Your Own Embroidery Business

You can start your own embroidery business even if you have no experience and can’t draw a straight line. EmbroidMe will help you launch and grow: EmbroidMe 2121 Vista Parkway West Palm Beach, FL 33411 561-640-7367 www.embroidme.com Key Personnel: Ray Titus, CEO Mark Johnson, President Tony Foley, International Director Ty Thomas, Vice President / Sales […]

[ 0 ] Dec. 6, 2013

Taco Bell Is Out To Open 2000 New Restuarants

Taco Bell has launched a large-scale expansion effort to reach its goal of opening 2,000 new restaurants in the U.S. by 2023. That includes recruiting female and minority franchisees and expanding the number of units owned by existing franchisees, said Nicolas Boudet, Taco Bell’s vice president of U.S. development and franchising. Through the initiative, the […]

[ 0 ] Dec. 5, 2013

Win Products and Exposure With New Video Contest For Small Business Owners

You can win products and exposure by entering a new video contest. SCORE, mentors to America’s small business, with the sponsorship of Brother International Corporation, a leading provider of office technology products, has launched “BizClips: The Small Business Productivity Makeover Video Contest” at www.bizclips.score.org. All qualifying U.S. small businesses are invited to make a short […]

[ 0 ] Dec. 5, 2013

NFIB Scholarships For Young Entrepreneurs

High school seniors in the class of 2014 still have two weeks to apply for the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Young Entrepreneur Awards; applications will be accepted through December 18, 2013.Each year, the NFIB Young Entrepreneur program offers non-renewable scholarships that recognize young people who have demonstrated entrepreneurial spirit and initiative with college […]

[ 0 ] Dec. 5, 2013

Small Businesses To Finish Year on Strong Note

It looks like small business owners will enjoy a strong end to the year. SurePayroll Inc., a leader in providing online payroll to small businesses nationwide, just announced results for the November 2013 SurePayroll Small Business Scorecard® and survey, which indicates small business owners on Main Street may be in for a surprisingly good end to […]

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