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Attracting New Customers: How Entrepreneurs Can Draw in Business and Keep it

Attracting new customers when you’re in e-commerce — especially when you’re new to the field — can take a lot of time and patience; something you may be short of when trying to build a company from the ground up. The key to finding success doesn’t lie with any one practice. It takes several parts moving together to make a business that works, which means you’ll need to think five steps ahead at all times. Not only do you need to find new customers who are looking for what you’re selling, you also need to find a way to keep customers coming back.

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Myths and Mistakes About Sales You Should Eliminate from Your Company | Extraordinary Business

In many ways, sales is the name of the game.  Yet a lot of companies are plagued by misconceptions and mistakes that hurt their sales, and ultimately their business. Although every sales executive realizes that commercial activity is crucial for their organization, a lot of them are not that tuned into their markets or into sales people. Let’s take a closer look at some of the sales-related myths and mistakes you should eliminate for your company.

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Doing Well? How do you Know? | Extraordinary Business

imageWith the Affordable Care Act a.k.a. “Obamacare” rolling out, business owners and politicians across the country are faced with the question: “How will this affect my business? How much will it cost me?”

Realizing that the act will require change, either from compliance or non-compliance, what has to happen in order for you to make a good decision – even to criticize or support it –  is to have access to the information about your business. In short – its economy, which you could say is the management of the use of scarce resources, essentially, time, money, skills, real estate, equipment and other assets.

For example, if you look at the cost of the Obamacare program versus the cost of hours or days of lost productivity per employee due to being sick and not being able to go to the doctors, or losing employees because they find a job that has better benefits, which would cost more? Which would cause you, as a business owner, to expend additional resources either covering for that person yourself or finding someone else to cover that person?

Are there alternatives? Would they work better? How do you know? Is the information you are receiving filtered, or straight from the source? You cannot answer these questions without knowing your business’s economy and access to accurate information that

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Doing Well? How do you Know? | Extraordinary Business

imageWith the Affordable Care Act a.k.a. “Obamacare” rolling out, business owners and politicians across the country are faced with the question: “How will this affect my business? How much will it cost me?”

Realizing that the act will require change, either from compliance or non-compliance, what has to happen in order for you to make a good decision – even to criticize or support it –  is to have access to the information about your business. In short – its economy, which you could say is the management of the use of scarce resources, essentially, time, money, skills, real estate, equipment and other assets.

For example, if you look at the cost of the Obamacare program versus the cost of hours or days of lost productivity per employee due to being sick and not being able to go to the doctors, or losing employees because they find a job that has better benefits, which would cost more? Which would cause you, as a business owner, to expend additional resources either covering for that person yourself or finding someone else to cover that person?

Are there alternatives? Would they work better? How do you know? Is the information you are receiving filtered, or straight from the source? You cannot answer these questions without knowing your business’s economy and access to accurate information that

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Telling the Future: It’s All in the Numbers! | Extraordinary Business

Setting up a System for Collecting and Managing Data for Small Businesses

imageIs your company doing well?  Are you profitable?  How much longer will it be until you are?  Where can you cut expenses?  What are your most profitable products or services?  Which are the least profitable?  What the shelf-life of a particular product?  How effective is your marketing strategy?

 

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