Archive | April, 2013

7 Reasons to Start a Blog Before Shipping a Product

With the an estimated 150,000 new websites and 7.3 million new pages added to the Internet every day, the biggest challenge for every entrepreneur is to get found, and get some credibility for a new startup. I can attest from experience that publishing a regular blog to properly showcase your offering, even before you have […]

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Nine Quick and Simple Tips to Ramp Up Your Sales

There’s an old saying in business:  Nothing happens until you sell something.  But with a tight economy, it’s getting tougher and tougher to get your foot in the door and make new sales.  After massive lay-offs most companies are understaffed.  As a result, workers are doing more with less and they often don’t have the […]

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What made you squirm

Start My Consulting Business – Ditch your day job. Make things happen. Change your life. Judging from all the e-mails I received from my last post ( 19 Questions that will change you consulting business–and your life), I struck a nerve. Before I list the questions that many of you cited as being squirm-worthy, I want […]

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Are Your Customers Showrooming?

Showrooming has become an increasingly troubling trend. Customers come to your brick and mortar retail store to see a product, but then buy it online. Retail Information Systems (RIS) just published some very troubling trends.  Showrooming drives 50% of online sales. 20% of consumers who see a product in a store eventually buy it from […]

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Great Startups Sell Around Gartner Hype Predictions

The Hype Cycle was a concept put forward by Gartner, Inc. back in 1995 meant to apply to technology product evolution and acceptance. As I was reading about it a while back, it occurred to me that the concept relates directly to how investors see startup opportunities and potential success as well, at least those […]

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