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5 Negotiation Mistakes That Will Cost You a Deal

5 negotiation mistakes that will cost you a deal

You might be a good negotiator, but making mistakes while negotiating with another party makes you vulnerable in the interaction. One mistake in an important negotiation can be the difference between coming out on top and hitting rock bottom. It’s easier to avoid making mistakes when you know exactly what they are and why people tend to make them. Below, we’ll outline 5 negotiation mistakes you can make that will cost you a deal along with how you can steer clear of making these mistakes. Keep these in mind to become a better negotiator! 5 Negotiation Mistakes That Will Cost You …

How to Negotiate Like a Pro in 6 Steps

how to negotiate like a pro in 6 steps

We all face situations that require us to negotiate. While looking out for yourself is always important, when it comes to a business negotiation, it’s absolutely essential. The other party is bargaining for a deal that will benefit them the most, and in order to make sure you’re not slighted, you have to go to bat for the terms you want. Negotiation isn’t a natural talent–it’s something that we learn over time. People that appear to be natural negotiators often pick up on negotiation tactics through nontraditional means–attending auctions, having a parent in small business, or simply by associating with …

7 Keys to Small Business Success

Running a small business doesn’t guarantee that you’ll be successful. If you look at small businesses that have proven to be successful over time, you begin to notice a trend. Successful small businesses follow a process and adopt a mindset that seem to hold the keys to success for business owners that pay attention. In this post, we’ll outline what we consider to be the 7 keys to small business success and provide some actionable tips for implementing all 7 keys into your own small business. 1) Start small. Don’t spend everything you’ve got on your small business. Play it …

How to Create and Promote a Free Course Using Udemy

Thinking about creating a free course to promote your business or blog? That’s a smart idea, and it’s really simple to get started. We put together a quick guide for those looking to create and promote a free course using Udemy. The process can be completed in just 4 steps: Plan, Create, Publish, and Promote. How to Create and Promote a Free Course Using Udemy 1. Plan the Course Don’t get excited and try to start creating your course before you plan it! The planning stage should include careful consideration of the industry/niche and topics you will cover in the …

When Do I Need Dedicated Server Hosting?

If your business is serious and is planning growth, you need dedicated server hosting. With VPS or shared hosting, your account is only one of many on the same server.  Your resources are depleted and your security is fragmented. You’re unable to respond to high volumes of website traffic, rendering your marketing and advertising campaigns useless. However, with dedicated server hosting, you don’t share resources or space with anyone else. The server is dedicated to your account only, freeing up what would otherwise be shared with other businesses. You can fully secure your data. You can handle high volumes of traffic. …

4 Ways to Connect Content to Social Media

Outbound vs. Inbound Marketing

Content shouldn’t stand alone on your website. There should be a fluid relationship between your website, your content, and your social media presence. If you’re writing great content but aren’t promoting it properly on social media, you’re wasting your time. Here are 4 ways to connect content to social and improve your marketing efforts. Include a mix of post topics and types We’ve all seen companies that only seem to post promotional content. It’s like they think if they have the attention of a potential customer, they should just start rambling about what is great about their brand. Unfortunately, people …

What Should Be On My Homepage?

Wondering what information and site elements should be on your homepage? How about what a perfectly designed homepage looks like? This post will walk you through the important elements and information you need to include on the homepage of your website to make it a more efficient tool for converting visitors to customers. What should be on my homepage? The pertinent information It might be a bad tactic for dating, hunting, or being sneaky, but on your website, you need to make the important information completely obvious to your visitors. They should never have to hunt for what they need. …

5 Ways to Get Better at Customer Service

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Customer service is one of the most important aspects of your business. If you aren’t paying attention to the way your business serves and interacts with customers, you’re losing out! Bad customer service results in more than just complaints–people will stop using your business, and if they had a really bad experience, they’ll tell their friends and colleagues to avoid your company, too. It’s important to focus on your customer service and the ways your company interacts with customers if you want to succeed (and we know you do). We know customer service well–it’s our business to, as a virtual …

What’s the Difference Between Bounce Rates, Open Rates, and Click Rates?

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What’s the difference between bounce rates, open rates, and click rates in email marketing? We won’t waste any time telling you about how important email marketing is for your business. We’re going to assume you already know that. Below, we’ll talk about bounce rates, open rates, and click rates. At the bottom, there’s a short exercise you can complete. Play detective to find out what is going on with the email campaigns based on the level of bounce, open, and click rates they received. Bounce Rate The term bounce rate refers to the amount of your emails that are sent to invalid …

Billboard Top 20 Songs That Describe Life as an Entrepreneur

Art forms have a way of cutting through the static and revealing what it really means to be human–or in this case, to be an entrepreneur. We looked through decades of Billboard Top 20 songs to find the ones that really nail what it’s like to be an entrepreneur. Take a second to check out our list (and be sure to sing along with your favorites). Billboard Top 20 Songs That Describe Life as an Entrepreneur Kris Kristofferson, Me and Bobby McGee “Busted flat in Baton Rouge, headin’ for a train / Feelin’ nearly faded as my jeans” If you’ve …

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