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19/09/2019

Take the Stress Out of Going Global With Your Business

When you start selling globally, there’s a great deal to think about: shipping and customs policies, how to accept payments from foreign customers, how to market your business overseas, and more. Where do you start? You can take a lot of the stress out of going global by selling your products online. Why would you travel overseas to meet prospects or partners, or set up an office in another country, when you can sell more easily, quickly, and efficiently via e-commerce? Launching a website to sell to international customers, or modifying your existing website to do so, is one option—but...
16/09/2019

3 Easy Ways to Boost Sales and Finish the Year Strong

You’re heading into the home stretch of your sales year, nearing the end of the third quarter, and soon will be starting Q4. What can you do to get some quick sales now? Here are a few sales strategies to help you finish the year strong and meet your sales goals. Sell differently to speed up the sales process Face-to-face sales calls take time. Instead of scheduling in-person meetings, why not schedule sales calls by phone to at least start building your sales foundation? Yes, you will find it harder to sell over the phone because you can’t see your...
16/09/2019

How to Build a $1 Billion Business: 12 Secrets From the World’s Most Successful Startups

Every startup founder dreams of becoming the next unicorn. But what separates the dreamers from the achievers? What does it really take to reach a $1 billion valuation? Unfortunately, there’s no shortcut or magic formula for creating a $1 billion startup pipeline. There are, however, unicorn founders you can look to for inspiration and advice on how to grow your own business. Whether you’re a founder, sales rep, or growth hacker, building a $1 billion startup pipeline is a lofty goal. The best way to learn about the keys to unlock unicorn-level growth is to go straight to the source....

16/09/2019

20 Financial Bloggers Share Their Secrets to Running a Successful Blog

The blogging business is booming and the financial space is no exception. Personal finance bloggers often start by documenting their own personal financial journeys and sharing money-saving advice. For some, those journeys lead to a successful business. For the past decade, the Plutus Awards has been recognizing these creators with an annual ceremony and award season that puts the focus on excellence in financial media. The awards recognize independent financial media voices as well as favorite products and services in the financial industry. According to Harlan Landes, founder of The Plutus Awards, “It’s been really interesting to see how the...
14/09/2019

3 Digital Security Threats Your Business May Be Overlooking

You’ve may have heard that cybercriminals keep one step ahead of the “good guys” tasked to catch them or thwart their schemes. The picture gets even more bleak when you think about the implications of that statement. Crime fighters are always a step behind—and they are supposed to be the pros, the experts whose job it is to control cyber crime. What does that say about the rest of us, the folks who depend on the internet and our digital devices to power our businesses? Let’s face it, we’re even further than merely one step behind, and lately, I’ve noticed...
13/09/2019

How Much ‘Paid Time Off’ Should Your Company Offer Employees?

As summer draws to a close, have your employees taken advantage of all the paid vacation time available to them? Workers who don’t take sufficient time off can suffer from stress and burnout, making them less effective at their jobs. Yet a survey by employee scheduling and time tracking software provider TSheets reports that many U.S. employees don’t take advantage of employee paid time off (PTO). Here’s a closer look at what the survey found. Employee paid time off by the numbers PTO is one of the most desired benefits among employees. About three-fourths of employees in the survey say...

07/09/2019

Marketing a Subscription Business—The 7 New Rules for Success

We used to think of subscriptions as mostly for newspapers and magazines, but today you can subscribe to get makeup from Birchbox, mental health counseling from Talkspace, entrepreneurial wisdom from Mixergy, or even a coffee subscription from Burger King. Subscription-based companies have become increasingly competitive as more companies are introducing subscription-based models into their traditional businesses or launching new subscription-only services. From software to healthcare, e-commerce to education, insurance to entertainment, almost every industry is embracing subscriptions. The Subscription Economy Index shows that subscription-based businesses are growing five times faster than the S&P 500 and five times faster than U.S....
07/09/2019

Is Your Business Ready to Make a Positive Change in the World?

“The American Dream is alive, but fraying.” This is a quote from Jamie Dimon, Chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase and Chairman of the Business Roundtable. Dimon is one of 181 CEOs that signed a Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation in August 2019. The new statement pledges to rescue the American Dream with the CEOs committing to lead their companies for the benefit of all stakeholders. Who is considered a stakeholder? Since 1997, corporations existed principally to serve shareholders, according to the Business Roundtable’s Principles of Corporate Governance. Under the new Statement, stakeholders now will also include customers,...
07/09/2019

25 Key Lessons Learned from Merger and Acquisition Transactions

Selling your company can be difficult and time-consuming. Mergers and acquisitions (“M&A”) require advance preparation, sophisticated advisors, a dedicated management team, and an understanding of the key business and legal issues involved. The following are a number of key lessons learned from M&A transactions involving the sale of private companies, from the perspective of the selling company: 1. Time Time is the enemy of all M&A deals for a seller. The price and terms typically only get worse if the process drags on, and there is the risk of the deal falling apart. New issues could arise that result in...

06/09/2019

Looking for a Business Plan Alternative? Consider a Business Model Canvas for Startups

Is the thought of writing a business plan holding you back from starting a business? If you’re eager to get your business idea off the ground—without the drudgery of creating a massive document first—a business model canvas for startups might be right for you. What is a business model canvas for startups? A business model canvas is a quick-start alternative to a business plan. It helps you think through the most important aspects of startup—such as your product or service, your target market, and the resources you’ll need to launch—in a brief, chart format. When to use a business model...
30/08/2019

14 Ways to Improve Your Product Pitch to Clients and Investors

Confidence and technique are two key elements of an effective investor or client pitch. If you don’t have confidence, you may come across as unsure about what you’re offering; if your technique is bad, you may come across as someone people won’t want to work with, or the message about what you’re offering and its benefit to investors will be unclear. To improve your pitching technique—which, in turn, will give you more confidence—we asked successful entrepreneurs from Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) the following question: Q. What is the best approach for practicing your pitch for investors or potential clients, particularly...
30/08/2019

3 Keys to a Healthy Sales Pipeline: A Small Business Guide to Better Selling

My Uncle Jack was a salesman. When our family got together, he would talk about the fancy restaurants he’d go to, the traveling he’d do to meet his clients, and the golf courses where he’d play. I also remember how he’d describe his approach to door knocking and cold calling. He had dozens of phone books stacked in his office, along with other hard-copy directories and piles of business cards. These were the sources of his next sales opportunity. Uncle Jack had devised an elaborate follow-up system to keep the wheels rolling. He would make an index card for each...