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Whether it's niche-marketing, international sales, online transactions, or making cold calls, the sales process is the lifeblood of business. Here is a compilation of sixteen brief but informative articles to boost your sales results.
Podtech's director of corporate media strategy, Jeremiah Owyang, shares his thoughts on the "practical approach" to listening to the marketplace. He provides an outline of a five-step process to integrate corporate marketing strategies into the blogosphere, and methods to develop prospect/customer trust and credibility.
San Francisco-based VC, Pascal Levensohn, discusses his use of blogging to establish a connection with entrepreneurs starting new businesses by sharing more than just best practices for venture backed companies. The spiritual and philosophical nature of his blog has created an affinity with his audience and a substantial impact on his business.
In this podcast, entrepreneur and marketing expert, Seth Godin, shares thoughts on social media and influencing in the marketplace. His stance is that psychographics have displaced the importance of planning based on demographics. Remaining in close contact with the market, providing customers with choices that matter to them, and guiding them towards possibilities they haven't yet imagined are three suggestions elaborated upon.
Blogging on behalf of your company and its products can be an effective public relations tool. While some companies, including GM and Sun, have embraced blogging-from CEOs to staff-it's important to provide quality content that focuses more on conversations with customers than pure company promotion.
For entrepreneurial ventures to compete with larger competitors, creative publicity and inventive viral marketing campaigns are among some tactics that can be used. Building a brand requires a compelling story and solid leadership.
This template offers an easy-to-use format for building a press release in a proper and conventional format and allows users to immediately e-mail press releases to reporters or other media.
The following tool will guide you through the process of pricing your products and services, including conducting market research, reviewing pricing models, and determining if prices are profitable.
This all-inclusive Trade Guide, created by the U.S. Small Business Administration and AT&amp;T, is a must-read if you are considering a global sales strategy.
Steve Strauss in his "Ask An Expert" column on USA Today discusses the pros and cons of Groupon as a marketing tool for entrepreneurs.
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