Monthly Archives: June 2010

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Practical Nine-Step Guide to Max Productivity

Step 1: List all the business activities that you complete (regularly or not). Examples: phone calls, meetings, paperwork, projects, sales, follow-up procedures, writing, learning/researching, web site design, delivering core services (substitute name), etc. Yes, this might seem time consuming. You will need to trust in this process and wait for the benefits to appear.

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How to Develop an Effective Company Profile — and Why

What is a company profile?

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A Guide To Purchasing Professional XP Icons Online And Enhancing Your Applications

Icons are used everywhere; right from software applications, to internet browsers, to operating systems to websites and even in print media. But businesses have to waste a good deal of money and time in manufacturing icons on their own. Professional icons are tough to create and need expertise in terms of creative artists, lots of time and software. But just as in any other field today, here again there are specialized organizations dedicated to manufacturing and supplying ready made icons. This article is meant for those of you who intent to purchase readymade XP icons for your applications

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All The Comforts Of Home – Or Home Office!

With the continued explosion of small business startups these days, home office setups are becoming more and more of an issue. You need all the standard equipment of a brick and mortar business, but can you afford them? And does it really make a difference? The answer to both questions is yes!

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Sell More of Everything

This is a common trick used by new businesses, particularly in the ‘tech’ industry to increase your total sales in a hurry, at very little cost to you.

For every person that buys your product, tell them if three or four of their friends also buy the product, you’ll give them a rebate of the full sales price. That’s it.

Of course, you’ll have to do the math and make sure this works out for you. You don’t want to end up selling more product and losing money anyway.

Of course, if you would end up losing money, I’d say you’re selling your product far too cheaply – but, that’s another story.

It’s like having a temporary sales force out there working for you. Try it out. Make sure you keep good records, give people a number to give their friends, to make sure they get credit for the sale.

You’ll also probably want to have at least one up-sell item you can add onto this plan. Something extra you can sell along with the initial product and add even more to your revenue.

With this plan you can easily increase your sales three or four fold in a very short period of time.

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A Sure-Fire, 10-Step Formula To Get Started As A Coach Or Consultant

Speed-up Your Sales Cycle

This week’s article is my response to a question by David Cohen of Bridge-Soft.

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Ten Tips for Choosing the Right Direct Sales Company

Direct sales can be your ticket to a profitable home-based business. There’s low risk and low overhead – and you’ll find lots of conversation, creativity, and cooperation among the company’s representatives. But how do you know which company is right for you? Here are ten things to look for as you research your options.

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