Motivate Your Employees with Praise

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Giving daily recognition is so easy to do and so inexpensive there is no excuse for not doing it. Praise is the best way to motivate people. Consider this simple tip by Bob Nelson, Ph. D. in his book 1001 … Continue reading

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Successful Sales Skills: Stalls and Objections

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A stall sounds like, “let me think about it” or “I need to see what my wife thinks.” An objection sounds like, “The price is a little more than I care to spend” or “We have plenty in stock right … Continue reading

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Leadership Communication Skills: The Art of Listening

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“If you listen for the whispers, you won’ have to hear the screams.” This Sioux wisdom is a valuable thought for leaders to heed. Peter Nultry says, “Of all the skills of leadership, listening is the most valuable, and one … Continue reading

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Small Business Finance Tips: Managing your P&L for PROFIT!

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There is only one way to be successful in business and that is to make a profit. To build cash and to grow a business requires PROFIT! Many times profitability is secondary to sales in a business owners mind … … Continue reading

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Success Tip: Stretch Yourself to Reach Your Full Potential

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I want to share with you the following personal growth tip I read in a book by John C. Maxwell,  The 15 Invaluable Laws Of Growth. Many people have a dream, however most do not pursue it. Why? Most people … Continue reading

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Success: Apply the “Golden Rule” into Your Business Decisions

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Mary Kay has built a billion dollar empire focused around making every leadership decision based on one question, “If I were this person, how would I want to be treated?” Using the Golden Rule as the company’s mantra keeps management … Continue reading

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Design Winning Advertising: 8 Guidelines

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Is your company receiving the highest return, in terms of sales, on every advertising dollar spent?  Any appropriate print advertising media you choose for your target market (direct mail, newspaper, trade magazines, invoice stuffers, door hangers, etc.)  may be discarded … Continue reading

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Successful Sales Skills: 35 question check list

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It can be easy for anyone in any profession to forget to perform the basics.  When  a salesperson strays from the basics it can mean the difference between closing the sale or not; lost revenue opportunities can never translate into … Continue reading

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Small Business Finance Tips: Know Your Break-even

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Tough, calculated business decisions have to be made every day to guide a company to financial success. Without adequate accounting information, how would you determine what actions were necessary to ensure profitability? A good place to start controlling your company’s … Continue reading

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Developing Business Models: 25 Great Questions

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How often do you review and update your business model to improve your strategic position, growth potential, and profitability? Invest time in gathering the information you need to build a business model – one that will offer you a better … Continue reading

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