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3 ways to showcase your product's quality online

Words can make or break your sale

When people shop in a store, they kick the tires. They feel the fabric. They turn the cabbage over in their hands. In "Life of Brian," Harry the Haggler implores Brian to "Look at it. Feel the quality." You can't do that ...

by David Leonhardt  | August 23, 2016 05:00:00
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5 good karma tips to grow your business (Infographic)

Plant good karma seeds and watch your profits grow.

Business school teaches us the basics of how to run a business. But there is a lot they do not teach us that I feel is critical to a successful and meaningful business.Related: 10 Ways to Grow Your Home Based BusinessHaving heard many ...

by Melissa Dawn  | July 19, 2016 02:00:00
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3 ways to earn long-term customers

Make common people feel like royalty.

 As the chief marketing officer of an international brand, I spend more than 200 days a year on the road. And, in terms of customer service, I have experienced everything from warm to cold—and light to delight. Related: Customer Service Lessons Learned on the ...

July 09, 2016 07:00:00
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What motivates entrepreneurs to do what they do? (Infographic)

What drives you as an entrepreneur?

Being a business owner is all about the Benjamins, right? Well, actually, no.More entrepreneurs say they are driven to become successful business owners because of the sense of personal achievement it provides than for financial stability, according to a new survey by ...

by Catherine Clifford  | August 15, 2015 11:00:00
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4 passionate tips for growing a successful business

Take the path to success using these helpful pieces of advice as your guide.

Whether you work for a company or are venturing on your own, here are four passionate business tips courtesy of Jane Wurwand, founder of the global skincare company Dermalogica, from which we can all learn. May her words of hard-earned wisdom guide ...

by Claudia Chan  | August 15, 2015 08:00:00

Toasted siopao business takes the road to growth through franchising

This toasted siopao business is actively tapping franchising for further growth.

A random holiday trip to Bicol kick-started the entrepreneurial journey of Dindo Carreon and Wella Ricafrente. In one of their lunch outs, the partners tried one of the region’s famous products, toasted siopao. Instantly, they thought it would be a great business ...

by MJ Dinglasan  | June 24, 2015 01:00:00
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The 17 skills required to succeed as an entrepreneur

These must-have skills can make you successful in entrepreneurship.

There’s a question that haunts every would-be entrepreneur—and many actual entrepreneurs—every day: “How do I know if I have what it takes?” Yes, the Internet is full of ideas, tips, tricks and even awesome quotes. But do you actually have the skills? Find ...

by Sujan Patel  | June 23, 2015 09:00:00
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5 tips for launching a side business

Put up a lucrative side business by observing these five helpful tips.

While some entrepreneurs quit their day jobs to follow their dreams, U.S. News & World Report senior money editor Kimberly Palmer started a side business because she was worried about the stability of her dream job.Spurred by the need for a backup ...

by Gabrielle Karol  | June 15, 2015 08:00:00
Run & Grow

13 ways to show customers you love them

Here are 13 things you must try if you want to impress your customers.

Big businesses can spend a lot of money to buy customer happiness and loyalty but small business have to work harder to give their users the best. Fortunately, smaller companies with more conservative budgets have plenty of creative ways to delight, surprise and evangelize users.Investing ...

by Firas Kittaneh  | June 04, 2015 08:00:00
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Skip the coffee meeting. Instead, sweat to success with clients

Get to know the concept of 'sweat-working' with clients and how it can be an effective strategy when building lasting business relationships with them.

When Elisette Carlson--founder of SMACK! Media, a marketing and PR firm focused on innovative and authentic brands in sports, health and fitness--authored a post for my blog about working out with business associates instead of meeting for food or drinks, it got me thinking: Now ...

by Deborah Mitchell  | May 27, 2015 12:00:00
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How to sell a product: 5 ways to sell itself

Let your products do the talking.

The trick to make your customers believe in your product at once is by helping them overcome their initial hesitation and making your new item speak to them in a relatable way.Here are five ways to help your product sell itself in ...

by Debra Kaye  | May 14, 2015 10:00:00
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The 3 biggest sins of customer engagement

Avoid these three huge mistakes that companies usually commit when engaging with their customers/clients.

According to Walker Information’s ‘Customers 2020 Report,’ customer experience will overtake price and product as a key brand differentiator by 2020. Every single interaction a customer has with your team factors into whether they remain loyal--or switch to a competitor. Below are ...

by Guy Nirpaz  | February 05, 2015 07:00:00