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10 Traits Business Owners Need to Succeed

10 Traits Business Owners Need to Succeed | LearningInspiringDashboard | Scoop.it

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These look like obvious fundamentals but we must *do these* to help bring us to some level of success that we aspire to.

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Venkatesh Balakumar's curator insight, July 5, 5:30 AM

Additionally, regular exercises definitely  add to keep up these ten habits 

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To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else, means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.

E. E. Cummings

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4 Habits of a New Generation of Top Sales Performers

4 Habits of a New Generation of Top Sales Performers | LearningInspiringDashboard | Scoop.it

Well, in my experience, the profile of the top performing salespeople is changing. And fast! As I built the HubSpot sales team over the last 6 years, I probably hired close to 200 salespeople. It amazes me, even in that short period, how the profile of the industry’s top performers has shifted. Here are four habits that today’s top performers exhibit that yesterday’s top performers did not.

 

#1: They are Data Jocks

 

Historically sales managers have taken extraordinary strides to measure the performance of their salespeople… and salespeople have avoided these tactics like the plague. “What I do cannot be measured. It is an art form.”Today’s top sales performers love the data. To them, data represents the blue print to excellence. They want to know:

 


Via Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor, Sachin Bhatnagar
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This is an excellent contrast between some of the old school to new school selling approaches and best practices.

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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, July 2, 6:43 PM

What does a top performing sales person look like? Seriously. Picture him or her in your mind. How do they dress? Are they attractive? Are they eloquent speakers? What do they do in their free time?

Tony Phillips's curator insight, July 4, 1:00 AM

There are certainly a few really good points here.

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How Resilient People Stand Back Up When Life Knocks Them Down

How Resilient People Stand Back Up When Life Knocks Them Down | LearningInspiringDashboard | Scoop.it

While we all expect setbacks and challenges in work and life, sometimes they’re beyond epic. Perhaps you lost your job a year ago or you’re about to run out of money. Maybe you flunked your certification exam for the third time and everyone knows about it. Or it could be that your angry rant went viral, and now all of your coworkers are either whispering about you or shunning you entirely.

 

An occasional disaster does happen for most of us, either in our professional or personal lives. And while it’s not helpful for someone to say, “Well, at least you didn’t [insert something worse],” many people have been through unimaginable hardships.

 

 


Via Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor, Sachin Bhatnagar
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Very true and useful. I wish I read this twenty years ago!

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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, July 7, 7:29 PM

Don't bury your head in the sand when challenged by hardship. Here's how the most resilient face off against life's toughest tests and win.

Lisa McCarthy's curator insight, July 10, 4:52 PM

The skills required to bounce back from a major professional trauma are remarkably similar to those necessary for resilience in virtually any other area of life. Here’s what highly resilient people do in the face of adversity:

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SME Success - 7 Critical Marketing Areas


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All of these areas of marketing are foundational.

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Daniel Watson's curator insight, July 11, 9:56 AM


Marketing can be a mystery to many business owners, and often in well meaning efforts to promote their offerings, these business owners make mistakes that actually reduce their chances of success.


In the absence of large marketing budgets and in-house marketing specialists, small business owners need to focus on addressing the critical marketing areas, and the first step is to understand which ones are critical and focus their attention on these areas.


This excellent article, suggests that for a business to run smoother, be less stressful, less time-consuming and excel fasterit must focus on seven critical marketing areas, and it identifies each and provides a way to rate existing competencies.

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Five Tips for Building a Startup Sales Team

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You can have the greatest product in the world but if customers don't know about it (marketing) and  you don't have a winning sales and marketing team to bring in the revenue nothing else matters.

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Monika D'Agostino's curator insight, July 18, 11:44 AM

CEOs and founders are great at selling their concept to investors, but when it comes to going to market they really need to look at hiring/outsourcing sales. www.getsalescertified.com

Monika D'Agostino's curator insight, July 18, 11:45 AM

CEOs and founders are great at selling their concept to investors, but when it comes to going to market they really need to look at hiring/outsourcing sales. www.getsalescertified.com

Jeremy Barton's curator insight, July 19, 3:55 AM

Some good tips here. Not sure if they are all realistic in a small start up.

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Business Storytelling: 5 Mistakes Most Folks Make

The purpose of this presentation is to list 5 typical mistakes people make when sharing stories in business settings.

Via Karen Dietz, Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com, Sachin Bhatnagar
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If you don't think you use storytelling just stop and think for a moment, other than questions and commands our lives our made up of a microcosm of stories. Selling is storytelling. Sharing experiences in our lives is storytelling. The list goes on..

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massimo scalzo's curator insight, July 27, 8:34 AM

Thank You Karen ! It's very very interesting !!!

Alain Theriault MBA's curator insight, July 29, 12:22 PM

the more information overload out there, the more it becomes important to be able to tell a memorable story!

Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, August 6, 4:09 PM

Funny was just thinking about how everything starts with a story now. Didn't think about these five "mistakes" though. Great post.

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10 Traits Business Owners Need to Succeed

10 Traits Business Owners Need to Succeed | LearningInspiringDashboard | Scoop.it

Via Daniel Watson, Sachin Bhatnagar
MichaelJDay's insight:

These look like obvious fundamentals but we must *do these* to help bring us to some level of success that we aspire to.

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Venkatesh Balakumar's curator insight, July 5, 5:30 AM

Additionally, regular exercises definitely  add to keep up these ten habits 

Jean-Guy Frenette's curator insight, July 5, 10:58 PM

PDGMan

Bill Brown's curator insight, July 15, 12:17 PM

To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else, means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.

E. E. Cummings

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3 Greatest Myths about Owning a Business

3 Greatest Myths about Owning a Business | LearningInspiringDashboard | Scoop.it

When I was younger I wanted my own business, but I didn’t know how to begin. Should I buy a franchise, join a multi-level marketing company, or start my own business?

 

I went to seminars, presentations, and sales pitches on selling everything from milk additives to fuel additives, from soap to jewellery.

 

A lot of the presentations were very high-pressured. They were designed to get you to buy, sign, and commit. It was all about selling the dream of a life of leisure; you could live like a king and enjoy life without hard work. You could be different from the average Joe—no longer serving the man but living the dream.

 

Having started and run three successful businesses myself and spoken to hundreds of small business owners I can look back over 35 years and say, “Yep, that was definitely a bunch of crap!”

 

These are the three great myths:


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Truth!

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Ben Bishop's curator insight, July 16, 8:14 PM

this is truthful reality, nothing is easy in life, only if you work for it! Business are still necessary though in life and if you are able to manage it, it should be an alright way of income, same with any other job!

I have seen this all in action as most businesses in my town have closed down due to hard times! 

Bill Brown's curator insight, July 23, 5:21 AM

So true! Yes, you do have to get real when you think about starting your own business. All those overnight successes you hear about, well, there are very few of them and with hindsight most people's idea of "overnight" tends to foreshorten over time!

 

Read and get real.

annie garfoot's curator insight, August 8, 9:26 AM

Having started and run three successful businesses myself and spoken to hundreds of small business owners I can look back over 35 years and say, “Yep, that was definitely a bunch of crap!” These are the three great myths...

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Five Steps to a Million Dollar Business

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There are two million small businesses in Australia. All of them started with big dreams. Maybe to grow a business, sell and retire or to buy a yacht and sail around the world, or a holiday home in Noosa for the family.

 

In the US, only 0.1 per cent of 28 million small businesses have annual incomes of more than $1 million. In Australia, this figure is a little higher. So what are the steps to breaking that magic million?

 

Having built three successful businesses with no venture capital and grown them to a million dollars within three years, here are my five steps to building a $1 million business.


Via Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor, Sachin Bhatnagar
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Pragmatic advice by somebody who's been through it.

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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, July 14, 4:57 PM

Check out these tips for building a million dollar business.

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5 Tips to Stand Out When Selling on an Online Marketplace

5 Tips to Stand Out When Selling on an Online Marketplace | LearningInspiringDashboard | Scoop.it

The advent of online marketplaces, led by eBay nearly 20 years ago, has become a boon for small businesses. Whether they're brick-and-mortar stores or single entrepreneurs operating from home, sellers around the world have been aided in finding customers as never before. New niche marketplaces, as exemplified by Etsy, are bringing exciting new opportunities for growing businesses.

 

As the popularity of online marketplaces increase, small business owners and online shop creators may find it harder to stand out in the crowd. Customers are more knowledgeable and higher-quality goods are being sold online.

 

To overcome these challenges, follow these five best practices to make the business and its products stand out in a competitive environment:


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Study suggests that learning a language can make your brain grow - New York Daily News

Study suggests that learning a language can make your brain grow - New York Daily News | LearningInspiringDashboard | Scoop.it
New York Daily NewsStudy suggests that learning a language can make your brain growNew York Daily NewsAnnounced on Monday, Lund University scientists tested fourteen 18-year-old volunteer recruits at the Swedish Armed Forces Interpreter Academy in...
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