Category Archives: Sales

How Entrepreneurs Position Themselves to Succeed During the Holidays

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We are in the mist of holiday season. Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years all happen back to back which means this is the time of year when many people mentally checkout. The mindset is to enjoy the holidays for an entire month and then go into the new year focused, ready to achieve big things.

But this wishful thinking never goes as planned. If you are already an average person who operates at an average level like the majority of people, completely shutting down for an entire month only keeps your life in the company of the average.

What is the average person doing during the holidays? They are usually spending money that they don’t have so that they can “enjoy” the holidays.

What is the difference between a successful entrepreneur and the average person? How do entrepreneurs get ahead during the holiday season?

Entrepreneurs have systems to make money while the average person trades their time for money. The average persons time away from their job means that they are not generating any money.

A successful entrepreneur is making money and working even while they are enjoying the holidays. The reason this is able to occur is because the entrepreneur has put systems in place that allow for them to stay in contact with their customers so that interaction and sells can continue to happen. Read the rest of this entry

Waiting for the Response….

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What is one of the most heart pounding, anxious moments that you face as an entrepreneur? Waiting for the response.

Waiting for a potential customer’s response to your proposal can be a difficult time for many entrepreneurs because you are hoping for a yes and dreading a no. During this period of time, you think of all the reasons for why they could say no, while thinking of how great it would be for your business if they said yes.

I understand the situation you are in. You are a small business and you are eager to gain customers so that you can actually feel like you are running a business. You are chasing customers, while trying to stay enthusiastic about your business, even when things seem like they are leading to nowhere.

Gaining this customer who you are waiting on a response from, will not only be a source of revenue but it will also give you some much-needed confidence to continue as an entrepreneur. Read the rest of this entry

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