How to Negotiate (Priceless Fundamentals)

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Knowing how to negotiate is a key part of successfully executing strategy in pretty much every aspect of your life. The truth is that resources are limited. With limited resources, you’ll find that if you give out more than you take in, you’ll end up with less than when you started. In relationships, business, career, salary, sales, purchases, real estate, good deals and pretty much every other … Continue reading

Small Business Survival & Principles That Help

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Small Business Survival: Small Business Survival depends heavily on developing good strategy, principles and tactics. This article/post focuses on principles, for a better understanding of strategy, read my article/post titled (What is Strategy?). If your small business will survive; you must first understand the importance of strategy and principles. You must also apply the fundamental principles that ensure success in a competitive business environment. One of the … Continue reading

What is Strategy?

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What is Strategy? When we start wondering, “What is a Business Strategy”, we are usually playing around with a new or important idea. This leads us to question what exactly strategy is and what strategy will work best for our unique situation. We do this because we rightfully “want” to succeed. Be Warned Success is important and having a perfect strategy will make sure we don’t fail…right? … Continue reading

Questions to Ensure Business Plan Success

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Asking tough questions helps ensure business plan success. Starting a business is tough and making it grow successful is even tougher. If you took the time to make a plan, you realize good plans lay the foundation for successful businesses. If you want your success to last, get feedback on your plan early and often. The most objective (and often best) feedback comes from people who know … Continue reading

The Pursuit of Happiness

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Pursuit of Happiness The Research Modern research helps us in our pursuit of happiness. By studying identical twins, researchers have determined approximately about 50% of the variation in our happiness levels is determined by our genes makeup. This is called a genetic set point / range. This is the range of happiness we return after really good or bad things happen (our default operating zone). By studying … Continue reading

How to Interview – the Process & Elevator Speech

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How to Interview – the Process & Elevator Speech Tina asked: I applied for a job online at a really large company, got a missed call from someone from their HR department that If I am still interested in the position call her back. I am going to return her call. Should I be prepared for a phone interview? I mean, what is the process? do they … Continue reading

Free Beer With Dinner!

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Free Beer With Dinner Free beer is a good thing, but the fundamental theme of this video post includes a tip that will make sure sustainable results if you are looking to increase your revenue per customer. It doesn’t matter if you are getting your sales staff focused on inside sales, up-selling, and marketing added services. It doesn’t even matter if you have a sales staff. If … Continue reading

Tips for Using Social Media

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Tips for Using Social Media to Grow Your Business Everyone benefits from good tips for using social media. Hopefully, this post will do that and go the extra mile too. Since the birth commerce, merchants have dreamed about how great it would be if they could spread awareness of their products and brand, dramatically increase their customer base, and make more sales without spending anymore money (or … Continue reading

Living on Purpose

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How to Start Living on Purpose Lots of people have written all sorts of obvious stuff about living on purpose. What isn’t plainly obvious is what happens as a result of not living on purpose. If you want to see the outcome of letting others determine your destiny, truly listen to any person who blames others or “the system” for their lot in life. Inversely, listen to … Continue reading

Student Debt – Key to Choice of College?

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Student Debt – Key in College Decisions Tried and true advice regarding “Student Debt”. The borrower is the slave of the lender – Proverbs 22:7 A Guest Asked, “I need help deciding on a college!?” I need to make a final decision this week. Both of my options are close to home and I would live at home. Both are fairly cheap but money isn’t a big … Continue reading

When is conflict good?

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Well, “When is conflict good”? For someone looking to accomplish something or make a change, the answer is that conflict is always good. That is because conflict is an essential part of the change process. Things are the way they are because they have come to rest there. They will continue to rest in that manner until some force drives they to a different state. The basic … Continue reading

10 Step Business Plan PDF

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First download one of our BUSINESS PLAN PDF files from our resource center. Next, read this blog on Building a Business Plan for a Startup Business Building a Productive Business Plan Hello again! I’m Seth Haigh (founder of http://www.managetogrow.com) and I think you’ll really enjoy and benefit from this (and a couple other) of our “Series Blogs”. As the title indicates, this one focuses on startup business … Continue reading

Drip, Relationship, & Nuture Marketing

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Nurture Marketing is an approach … (practical implementation) toward building relationships with customers. It is based on a relationship building philosophy. As with other relationships, we see good things happen in business when we act in accordance with an internalized set of emotionally intelligent principles. As with most schools of thought, one might wonder if Nurture Marketing is simply a combination of earlier schools of thought. It … Continue reading

Written Goals are Undeniable

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The power of writing out your goals is hidden in our absurd tendency to believe anything we read is true simply because someone wrote it down. Still trying not to believe me? Then explain the success of gossip columns, tabloids, self-help books, newspapers? Every article, video, and audio byte we see has an amazing impact on us. We feel as if we researched the topic, read the … Continue reading