Tag Archives: sales

If you are working hard but wish you had more sales

If you are working hard and wish you had more sale, this post will give you some ideas to get started

If you are a “roll up my sleeves and I’m gonna get it done” freelancer or business owner, this post is for you.  You are smart enough to know that overnight successes are rare. You believe that starting and growing a business will take work.  Time. Resources. And you are not afraid to roll up […]

Need better sales for your service business?

If you run a service based business, sales is necessary. But darn! It can be so hard to deal with rejection when people don’t want to buy your services. Because it’s not that they are saying “no”. They are saying no to YOU! So how do you overcome this hurdle? How do you find more […]

How to hack a Black Friday promo in hours

How to hack a Black Friday sale in hours

If you are struggling about how your business can participate in Black Friday, I’ve got some solutions in my video below. Even if you are a busy shop owner – like the pie company I mentioned – you can engage in the holiday spending season.  Why?  People are going to spend money this time of […]

The #1 reason why you must run a Black Friday promo

Don't worry about just sales for Black Friday. There is a bigger win that you can gain from offering a promotion.

I’m betting you have a list of reasons why you aren’t interested in promoting a Black Friday special. I can’t afford to discount my prices drastically. I don’t have a ton of inventory. I wouldn’t know where to start. I don’t have the business model that makes sense to run a Black Friday special. It’s […]

3 game changing tips if you want to start your business next year

You have to be willing to unlearn some skills to succeed

I heard some amazing start-up business ideas this year.  So, if you are ready to start your business next year, consider these tips as you prepare. Because starting a business is like my favorite Facebook status – It’s complicated. And rather than share the traditional checklist like: Consider your legal structure Order business cards and secure […]

Black Friday: How to recover if didn’t get the results you wanted

Because a one day sale can't trump how much someone spends in a lifetime

Did you offer a Black Friday promotion and get less than lackluster results?  Perhaps it was your first time and you are totally disappointed that no one purchased.  Or you have tried Black Friday sales before but are still not seeing the numbers you want. Let’s take a deep dive.  After receiving way too many […]

How 10 min with LinkedIn can help you build better business relationships

Finding and building relationships is TOUGH when you run a service based business. Learn why I recommend LinkedIn as one option for your marketing

Do you have a LinkedIn account?  Great!  Get a stack of business cards – collecting dust – and add them to your account.  The cards which frustrated you because, you didn’t know what to do after you first met the person.     Finding and building relationships is TOUGH when you run a service based […]

Want more sales? Start listening

If you find selling hard, let me offer a suggestion which could make it easier: Stop talking Start listening Yes, stop telling people what you do.  Don’t tell them your title.  Or what your service offers.  Or how many different colors, sizes, bells, and whistles your product comes with.  And definitely don’t use industry terms […]

Is your business ready for 2014?

Don’t look up at the calendar.  But in a few days, it’s going to be 2014. Are you ready for your business to earn more revenue, take on more clients and be able to give more value away? Or are you still wondering…what the heck happened to your 2013 wish list? Well have no fear! […]