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Navigating Potential Speed Bumps This Holiday Season

While small businesses deal with the uncertainty that comes with a worldwide pandemic and continued shipping delays combined with labor shortages, the 2021 holiday season promises to be like no other. As a small business owner, this means there are more challenges to growing holiday season sales than ever before. And it can feel...

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Going Deep In Sales Meetings – How To Get Closer With Your Future Customer

Contributed by Bill Choudhry, an outbound sales professional.  His approach is non-salesy, consultative, and authentic. What he loves most about outreach is that. He loves the outdoors and can frequently be found in the park. He also likes playing guitar and is an avid sci-fi junkie. Everyone knows that in order to get further in...

John Lee Dumas – The Common Path to Uncommon Success

Starting a business in most cases is exciting. While it comes with its own challenges, it is often just the tip of the iceberg. The major challenge comes in scaling it up. For this reason, most entrepreneurs fail within the first few years of operation. However, there’s a way to escape or avoid this,...

How to Expand Your Business and Go Global with the Largest Cross Border Ecommerce Platform

If you run a profitable business and you're looking to expand, how about going global? The thought might be daunting. How do you start and what if things don’t go according to plan? These are common concerns, however, it might be easier than you think. We talked to Tony Shan, the head of Alibaba’s...

BigCommerce Enables Small Business Owners to Sell Online Quickly and Easily 

Customers have become increasingly comfortable buying things online, but many small businesses still have yet to cater their business to this option. In fact, 36% of small businesses still don’t have a website, let alone selling products/services online.  Lack of experience, ability, and expertise to launch an offline business online often hold small business owners...

Tips and Tricks You Need to Know About Selling a Business

Selling is tough work. If you're selling a house, that's also tough. Selling a business — that may be the toughest sale there is. It’s a topic not often talked about, and therefore business owners don’t always know where to turn. John Warrilow has been involved in a few startup businesses and claims that he’s...

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Build a Community and the Sales Will Follow: Insights on Product Development

Have you ever turned to YouTube.com to learn a new skill or how to level-up your appearance? You're not alone. Many people turn to this major video publisher to learn better techniques for everyday use. Joseph Andrew, co-founder of BluMaan.com, knew that there were men looking for better hair care products for their needs....

Why a good-better-best pricing strategy could be for your small business

A recent Peloton product launch reminded me about good-better-best pricing strategy, and why the strategy could be for your small business. For those who do not know, Peloton makes exercise equipment. They became famous for their stationary bike, and the experience that goes along with using it. You see, the company also makes the media...

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