Starting a Small Business? It Doesn’t Have to Be So Tough

No More Cold Calling

I didn’t know what you need to know before opening your own business. I knew nothing about starting a small business. Luckily, the economy was great in 1996, and my niche was referral selling (still is), so I at least knew how to build a small business sales pipeline.

Are Small Business Owners Salespeople in Disguise?

Jeffrey Gitomer

The success of a small business rests on the owner's ability to sell. Small business owners have about 50 different hats to wear, but sales is the biggest hat an entrepreneur wears. Here are a few of the sales jobs that fall under the definition of selling that a small business owner must perform: Getting credit from a supplier – Convincing your suppliers that you're credit worthy is sometimes as good or better than a bank loan.


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How to Generate Leads for Small Business


Generating leads for small businesses is a daunting task for small business owners. They also can’t afford to have enough people or the right people to generate leads for small business. LeadGrabber Pro helps you to generate fresh leads for small business.

Why Small Business Owners Love Using Nimble

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When starting a business, there are many considerations that you need to factor into your business plan. Having a CRM alongside you from the start is a great way to effectively start your business. Case Studies Nimble Tips Small Business Using Nimble

Signs Your Small Business Is Ready For Expansion

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Attract the Right Job Or Clientele: Signs Your Small Business Is Ready For Expansion. Our collaborative blog provides insights on what to watch regarding, ‘Signs your small business is ready for expansion.’ Your Small Business is Ready for Expansion.

Taking the Lead: Why Q4 Is the Time for Small Businesses to Get Aggressive

Sales and Marketing Management

Assertive businesses have taken the lead and have handled the crisis with resilience. Businesses must take aggressive action to spur an economic bounceback in 2020. Small Businesses Face the Biggest Challenges. Unincorporated business owners dropped from 7.8

Small Business Owners: The Future Is Your Responsibility

No More Cold Calling

Some business leaders are better jugglers than others, but everyone has their breaking point—or, rather, their dropping point. Juggling priorities is a challenge for every business owner. You’re overwhelmed with business development and all the things you need to do to attract and retain customers. As a business owner for more than 20 years, I’ve faced these challenges and more. The problem is, if you don’t make the time, you won’t have a business.

Small Business Owners Don’t Want to Learn How to Sell

No More Cold Calling

Next week is National Small Business Week in the United States. president has issued a proclamation that dedicates the first full week in May to celebrating America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and those companies create about two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year, according to the Small Business Administration (SBA).

Top 8 Facebook Marketing Tips for Small Business


When it comes to running a small, but successful business, you need all the help you can get. Between invoicing customers, acquiring new leads, and managing your staff members marketing your business is a challenge that requires time and energy.

Art Of Small Business Update

The Pipeline

Wanted to let you all know that another great speaker has been added to the lineup for The Art Of Small Business in Toronto October 21st. Brett Wilson is proof that it’s possible to succeed in business without losing your principles. Gerber – Small Business Guru & Author of the Mega-Bestseller E-Myth Revisited. JJ Ramberg – Host of MSNBC’s Your Business & Author of It’s Your Business.

5 Fast Tips for Stretched Small Business Marketing Managers


You manage a small business and its marketing. What is small business marketing? The goal of small business marketing is to attract leads to your business. That said, when it comes to marketing, it can be tricky for small businesses to stand out in the crowded B2B space, often due to limited resources. How to Grow Your Small Business with Marketing. The trick is to get tools that fit your business and budget.

Impact of Coronavirus on small businesses and what can be done about it


It isn’t only a threat to our lives but also our businesses. The Coronavirus crisis is the worst nightmare for small businesses. Countless small businesses are in financial shock. It’s time to shift the gears and do all that you can to save your small business.

The Art Of Small Business – #Contest

The Pipeline

There isn’t a small business in Canada that doesn’t want to be more innovative in their thinking, products and processes. In these times of accelerating change, The Art of Small Business responds to what is happening in the world now in the areas that are critical to the success of any small organization. See you at The Art Of Small Business – Toronto – October 21st. Small Business The Art of Small Business

11 Facebook advertising tips for small businesses


Facebook advertising provides uniquely specific targeting options, meaning businesses can use ads to appeal to a laser-focused audience. Facebook advertising can be a fantastic resource for small businesses.

Virus-Proof Your Small Business

Selling Energy

book recommendation sales success Business tips recession sellingWhen disaster hits, writers pick up their pens. This past year has been no exception, with the twin challenges of a worldwide pandemic and a resulting recession. There’s plenty to be said on the subject!

Ideas for Your Small Business Marketing Strategy

Smooth Sale

Attract The Right Job Or Clientele: Note: Our collaborative Blog offers ‘Ideas for Your Small Business Marketing Strategy.’. If you have a small business and want to grow and succeed, you will need a fully comprehensive marketing strategy. Image from Pixabay.

How Work From Home Benefits Small Businesses

Smooth Sale

Claire Silverberg provides today’s guest post, ‘How Work From Home Benefits Small Businesses.’. Claire Silverberg is a writer who loves exploring all sorts of topics in her work, such as wellness, business, and lifestyle. How Work From Home Benefits Small Businesses.

The Biggest Small Business Dilemma

Increase Sales

Right now possibly the biggest small business dilemma involves technology specific to the apps that will deliver the best results specific to sales productivity and management. A small business owner could literally spend hundreds of hours determining the best app or apps for his or her small business. There are what I call two shadow problems to this small business dilemma.

3 Reasons to Market Your Small Business Like A Drug Dealer

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Andrew Frazier You need to market your small business like a drug dealer. Small business owners can learn a lot from analyzing what drug dealers do in terms of defining their target market, performing marketing activities, and building relationships. However, the drug business can be very lucrative, especially the ones that are legal. As part of my coaching, I tell my clients that they need to market their business like a drug dealer.

Effective Lead Generation Automation for Small Business


In a small business, as every minute counts it is important to make the most out of every day and engage with as many prospects as you can. Automating small business workflows can boost productivity by speeding up operations, reducing labor costs, and increasing profits.

Time for Small Business Mindset Flip

Increase Sales

How many times have you heard small business owners discussing the cost verb? “I cannot do this because it costs way too much” “Money doesn’t grow on trees, this will cost me a fortune” Then there is the all too common small business mindset about how “employees are costing me.” These dollars are being washed down the profit drain, day after day to the angst of the small business owner.

Reframing the Benefits for Small Business Owners

Selling Energy

What does a small business owner care about? Most are running lean on working capital, so their primary concern is very likely making payroll on time. This can be an issue if you’re trying to sell efficiency products or services.

The Dangerous Assumptions For Small Businesses

Increase Sales

How many dangerous assumptions do small businesses live with every day? These assumptions almost seem to pull the business owners into a hole or a void. Here are three areas where I have found these dangerous assumptions alive and well for many small businesses. These are just a few of the dangerous assumptions for small businesses I have heard in the last 30 days.

The Misidentification of Small Business Problems Continues

Increase Sales

Small business problems fall into one of two categories: People. Unfortunately, many leaders misidentify these small business problems as symptoms. ” Every week, I receive at least one call from small business owners who have a “sales problem.” Addressing symptoms is what a lot of business consulting and business coaches do. Process.

Surface Solutions Slam Small Business Success

Increase Sales

The needs to increase sales and to secure sustainable business growth are two of the constants for small businesses. Sometimes these overworked entrepreneurs seek outside support to help them in one or more of these needs for their own small business success. What happens in many instances is one of these two scenarios: Unrealistic expectations by the small business owner respective to the desired results (AKA the quick fix).

The Brand Befuddlement by Small Businesses

Increase Sales

Beyond sales befuddling many small businesses, mention the word brand and receive even more questionable looks. If the consumer (whether it’s a business, a buyer, a voter or a donor) doesn’t pay a premium, make a selection or spread the word, then no brand value exists for that consumer. ”. small business brand emotional marketing value executive coach Leanne Hoagland-Smith Marketing marketing materials Sales small businesses

Effective Workflow Automation for Small Business


In a small business, every minute counts. So, it is important in a B2B small business to make the most out of everyday and engage with as many prospects as you can. Small business workflow automation not just reduces costs, but also facilitates working from remote.

The Uncomfortable Small Business Truths

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” In today’s crazy busy global marketplace, small business owners, entrepreneurs, C Suite executive and even sales people all have certain uncomfortable small business truths that they cannot handle. When these uncomfortable small business truths are not addressed, the leader becomes another Captain Queeg as in the movie The Caine Mutiny who blames his crew (his employees) for being disloyal and demonstrates almost paranoid behavior.

The Wisdom Required for Small Business Coaching

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The topic was “inspiration” respective to executive to small business coaching. ” I have remembered these two simple definitions as I continue in my own executive and small business coaching practice. Small business coaching does require strong business acumen and more importantly business experience. What concerns me is some coaches be them executive, small business or sales lack the necessary wisdom.

How to Build Small Business Sales Teams like a Serial Entrepreneur

Nimble - Sales

To build a sales team for a small business is a critical mission, the success of which determines if a small business will evolve into a medium one any time soon, or will die off in the first year as the vast majority does. Small Business

4 Steps for Building the Sales Pipeline of Startups and Small Businesses


If you’re at a small company or startup, you probably are impressed by the highly sophisticated and advanced techniques that your peers at large companies use for building sales lead pipeline. Invest more in the tactics that work until you’ve found a successful formula for your business.

The Unconventional Small Business Brain

Increase Sales

If you are in small business, is your brain conventional or unconventional? What makes for small business success where you continue to enjoy and embrace every day? Success in small business is not always about daily dollars or “closing that next big deal.” Being in small business does require a different mindset especially for those who wish to achieve sustainable personal and small business growth.

The Cost & Importance of Small Business Insurance


No matter the industry, small businesses need to protect their work and assets. While small business insurance can seem like a burden, it’s an important part of doing business. But how much should you be paying for business insurance?

From Process to Playbook Your Small Business Sales System


Yet systems drive everything from our bodies to our businesses. Smart business owners set up all kinds of systems to gain efficiencies in core functions such as product/service delivery, accounting, procurement, etc. Simple Small Business Sales System.

Starting a Small Business: What You Need to Know

Sales Pop!

Establishing a small business is not an easy decision to make. If your drawing board contains thoughts about starting a business of your own, this article can help. If you have a new and creative idea for a small venture, you are already ahead of the game.

The Greatest Excuse for Small Businesses

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How many times do we hear from small businesses “I don’t have the money?” The greatest excuse, the most damaging one to small business growth is this one: “I don’t have time.” ” Small businesses can always get more money, but they can never get more time. For small businesses, this may mean using automatic online software such as Hootsuite or delegating some of those daily to do tasks.

Basic Strategies for Small Business Marketing

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Are you looking to ramp up your small business marketing? However, marketing is often one of the lowest priorities in the budget of a small business. Boost your small business marketing by making use of the platforms available to you, and start growing your business!

The H2H Small Business Advantage

Increase Sales

Being a small business is very tough in a crowded marketplace. of all businesses here in the US under 20 employees, smart professionals quickly seek any small business advantage. Maybe this is why so many sales professionals to small business owners are looking at social media (social sales) to inbound marketing (social selling) to cure what ails their sales woes? Nothing will replace the H2H small business advantage.

The Small Business Sales Malady

Increase Sales

In small business sales, this condition seems plentiful. And worse yet, the malady is usually misdiagnosed because the small business owner to entrepreneur to C Suite executive believes the bad condition resides in the salesperson. The reality is the malady resides in the leadership of that small business. Then there is always the issue of communicating the top goals of the small business. This is a small registration fee of $9.97

Selling to Startups and Small Business: A Cautionary Tale

DiscoverOrg Sales

As we re-release our Startup and Small Business (SMB) dataset , which has grown by 400% over the past 12 months, we’ve been thinking about the origin of this popular segment of sales intelligence. In 2005, just two years after DiscoverOrg was launched, a client contacted us with a request: “We love what you do in midmarket and enterprise companies, but need support for our small-business and start-up efforts, too.