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Do you know what I hate hearing? And I mean really hate hearing.

 

Entrepreneurs who say that they hate selling.

 

What do you mean you hate selling! Selling is what fuels your business. Selling is what puts food on your table.

 

Saying something so stupid as an entrepreneur is irritating.

 

You are probably thinking that I have a background as a professional salesman. Why else would I be so passionate about selling?

 

No, I am not a professional salesman. Although I am a sales affiliate for Dream Big Youth Travel, which is another source of my income.

 

I am just a strong advocate for entrepreneurs knowing how to sell. And not just knowing how to sell, but knowing how to effectively sell. Read More How to Become Effective at Selling!

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branding
Are you one of those people who think your business and you are separate? You think you can just do whatever you want and still represent your business in a professional manner because you believe these are two separate lives. Hate to break it to you but once you become an entrepreneur, you and your business are one. This means that what you say and do will reflect upon your business, even in your personal life. Entrepreneurship is like a marriage; almost everything you do will be with a reminder of your business in mind. If you do anything to betray the image of your business, it will lead to you failing at keeping that business in existence. Read More The Brand of Your Business and You

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knowledgeispower
48 Laws of Power, the book that ambitious individuals are not so likely to admit they like or follow for guidance. Why? Because it deals with human psychology that polite society feels is too “sociopathic” to explore and use. I and others believe it is just about being a realist and exploiting opportunities that present themselves for you to exploit and prosper from. I don’t mean taking advantage of people but instead feeding off what they display to you as far as behavior, personality and motivations. Hopefully you didn’t perceive that statement in the wrong context…but moving forward, what lessons can entrepreneurs take away from 48 Laws of Power? Read More 10 Laws of Power for Entrepreneurs Part I

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no
As an entrepreneur expect to hear more no’s than yes’s. The reason you hear no varies but it can boil down to: lack of experience, no established trust and skepticism of the product and service you are offering. Whatever the reason, people will come up with any excuse to tell you no so they won’t have to risk their money and time with you. It’s nothing personal, it is just that people are naturally inclined to shy away from what they do not know. You on the other hand, as an entrepreneur, take this as an indication that you are not up to par in the entrepreneurship world. Read More No is Just Motivation to Get a Yes

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attention
Do you ever feel like you and your business are being overlooked in the marketplace? You know you have the best products and service but you just can’t seem to garner the attention you know you deserve. You notice that people who are not as skilled as you have a never-ending flow of customers and you are barely making ends meet. “What am I doing wrong?” you ask yourself. Read More Excuse Me. Can I Have Your Attention Please?

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value

The marketplace in which many businesses operate within has become fiercely competitive due to the decreased consumption patterns of consumers. As consumers become more hesitant about how their money is spent businesses likewise mimic the same behavioral patterns. The problem with this though is that businesses cannot operate in this manner because it does not resonate well with consumers. As a business you operate in order to make a profit; consumers consume in order to satisfy specific needs and wants. If consumers feel that they are being given low quality products and services they transition their consuming patterns elsewhere. Businesses on the other hand cannot just reposition their consumer base instantly without suffering numerous setbacks which can be very costly. This means that businesses must truly create value for their consumers especially during these challenging times in order to remain competitive amongst the varying options competitors present to consumers. Read More Creating Value For Your Consumers

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To put it plain and simple the replacement refs covering the NFL games are pretty much horrific, a complete embarrassment to the organization. Currently the NFL is in a lockout situation with the veteran refs who have years of experience covering NFL games and also have years of knowledge when it comes to rules and game play. The refs in place have no such experience or knowledge and it really shows when you are forced to watch these horribly called games. It is as if every week it gets worse and worse, leaving you puzzled in amazement as to how this debacle can continue to go on. Blatant calls that any fan can make seem to be blind to these replacements and this is even with them having the luxury of replay review. It seems like the refs want to outdo themselves on how much more inefficient and dumbfounded they can become. The whole occurring fiasco is a major distraction for the NFL and just continuous to further piss off fans, players and coaches. Read More Why You Do Not Want a NFL Ref Lockout Situation

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