Running a Business

How to Run a Small Business

Owning a small business definitely has it's own unique challenges. Small business owners have to handle everything from financing, managing, selling, delivering, marketing, and more with little or no staff. But more importantly, you need to maintain the interest of all of your stakeholders, such as your customers, vendors, suppliers, staff members, and more. Being successful is a combination of knowing what you're doing and committing to a lot of hard work. Owning a small business can be extremely rewarding, both personally and financially. To help you succeed, I have compiled a list of tips on how to run a small business. Hopefully these tips help you overcome your obstacles or avoid them all together. 1. Create a business plan. Having a business plan is crucial to success. In your business plan, you will have your...

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Five Tips To Get More Sales

Sales isn't everything in terms of running a business, but without them, you have no chance of succeeding. Your ability to generate revenue and sell your products, services, and yourself is the most important keys to running a successful business. Here are five tips that will help you succeed in the art of selling:  1. Remember you're in the people business. A lot of sales people forget that they are in the people business. They focus on what they're selling instead of who they are selling to. Customers want to be treated like a person. This means remember that they are an individual and that they aren't like everyone else. You need to treat them personally. I was recently at a coffee house and they clearly just thought they were in the coffee...

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