3 Steps To Nailing Your Next Pitch

Selling is central to any business. And yet a vast majority of us find ourselves hard-pressed to sell our product or services when put in a room in front of a bunch of prospective investors or employers. Delivering that perfect pitch is no easy task and failures can be devastating, both in terms of morale and your business/employment status. Not everyone is born with the gift of the gab. Though such inborn traits or talents can indeed help, they are not exactly necessary to develop an effective sales pitch.…

How to Choose the Right Franchise

If you’re thinking of buying a franchise, don’t be tempted by what a franchise can do for you. Instead, think of what you like to do. Put passion before profit. Taking time to be introspective is not a waste of time. Unless you have a clear idea about your own likes and dislikes, wants and desires, strengths and weaknesses, you could make an expensive mistake. So, how do you decide? 5 Questions to Ask Imagine you were talking to a franchise broker, mulling that question over.…

3 Ways to Give Your Business a Makeover

Unless you’re a retro fashionista, it’s unlikely that you go around wearing the same styles people wore several decades ago. Fashion is constantly evolving, and not just because humans are prone to changing their minds. Change is an indication of progress, and if you’re still doing all of the same things you were doing years ago, you probably haven’t progressed very far. Companies work the same way. It’s easy to fall into familiar routines, but if you really want to succeed, it’s important to shake things up every now and then.…

How Customer Service Builds Business Relationships

When you think about what a business fundamentally does, “building relationships” isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. Building relationships seems more suited for a counselor or someone who is involved in a service related job. Too often, people’s perception of a business is about selling people things. This is true only on the most basic level. However, when you think about what goes on in a transaction, communication is essential, and the building block of a solid relationship. The way to outperform the competition is to think in terms of relationships rather than just sales.…

Here’s What People Are Saying about Stockbroking

In the financial industry setting we have to today, there are tons of opinions about stockbrokers, traders, and stockbroking. A lot of people believe that those who are engaged in this are millionaires walking around the metropolis wearing fancy suits and working day and night. Allow us to debunk the myth as we talk about what people say about stockbroking. Stockbroking Is All Guesswork Those who have never tried stockbroking before would think that everything is just guesswork– that brokers and traders often make random bets based on the direction of the market they’re in.…

How to Stand Out From The Bulk Distribution Crowd

Distribution isn’t just about getting from A to B in as quick a time as possible, like a real life variation on Crazy Taxi. As with any type of service, you’re not only distributing speedily. You’re also trying to move goods with the kind of panache usually reserved for tailors at Saville Row. Because, let’s face it – there’s realistically very little to differentiate one bulk distribution company from the other, at least on a surface level. On the face of it, every company is basically offering incredibly similar looking metal containers, each attached to trucks that look the same as they always have.…

5 Side Jobs That Pay Well

All humans can agree on at least one thing – never having enough money. Whether you have a family to support, bills to pay or a wardrobe to fill in, there is never enough of it. However, there are ways you can earn some money on the side and still be able to enjoy your free time. While you can simply get a part-time job, or start your own business, the less time-consuming solution might be using the skills or hobbies you already have and make money out of them.…

5 Tips to Earn Respect in the Workplace through Assertiveness

Not being assertive makes it easy for someone to be ignored, taken advantage of—even bullied. However, most people default to passive aggression instead of clear and concise communication. Simply put, being passive-aggressive means we say yes when we want to say no. But this can snowball into indirect expression of hostility toward your coworkers. If you’re after a higher position, antagonizing your peers is the last thing you want to do. Being Assertive When used properly, the right amount of assertiveness can positively impact your career.…

4 Common Owner-Operator Mistakes

If you’re making the transition to owner-operator trucking, it’s a great way to be in control of your own career and schedule. Unfortunately, new owner-operators often find themselves in uncharted waters and make rookie mistakes. Here’s a list of the most common first-time owner-operator mistakes and how to avoid them. 1. Failing to create and stick to a budget As an owner-operator, you are also an entrepreneur. In order to be successful, you must run your job like a business — because it is.…

10 Things to Consider Before Starting a Private Label E-Commerce Business

Thinking of diving into the private label pond? Here are 10 things to consider before taking the plunge. Start Small The e-commerce market is booming. Experts insist the industry is on track to grow by 20%, annually, over the next several years. Even more appealing? The cost of entry is low and the business modeld easily scalable. So, start small; get comfortable in the niche. You can always expand operations in the future. Protect Assets By Setting Up A Company One of the biggest mistakes newbies make is not setting up a proper business structure.…