December 9, 2014
by Bob Meyer, Editor of BarterNews
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NATE 4TH QUARTER SPECIAL
Up Your Trade Exchange -
Enjoy The Holiday Season While
Engaging In New Year Strategies
Every executive and
manager needs time to plan for the New Year. So make arrangements
for hosting a retreat to prepare for the upcoming year.
Advertising & Promotions:
Get a head-start on
your comprehensive media campaign for the new year. You may opt to
pre-pay for your 2006 advertising and promotions, and expense it out
in the present tax year.
Whether it is roof repair, office
expansion, new equipment, or items for the warehouse, these costly
expenditures are necessary for business growth.
Barter may be the solution to conserving your cash while improving your
facility. You may also opt to pre-pay service contracts for 2006. (For
more information on profitable year-end barter strategies contact your
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Focus On Your Top 20
Getting from point A to point B, without wasting your (or your
customer's) time, is selling smarter. To really sell smarter and
faster you must qualify and sell to the right people, focus on
specific goals, and use technology to enhance (not replace)
1) Speak to the right
people — the decision makers.
Don't be afraid to
call on the highest levels, even if that means the president of your
target company. He or she may not get involved directly, but will
refer you to the appropriate contact. Then, you've opened the door
to building a relationship at the highest level.
Focus on the people who generate the most income for you, as well as
those with the most potential for generating more income.
Make a top-20 list naming your 10 largest accounts and 10 best
prospects. Look at the list every day and ask yourself "What do I
need to do today to get more business from this person?" or "What
must I do today to move this sale to the next step?" Your top-20
list will keep you focused, so you can spend your energy on getting
the best return on investment.
3) Sales are made
Don't rely on technology rather than
relationships … it's difficult to establish relationships on
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can truly help them solve their problems.
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Nothing Hurts Business More Than
Reliance On False Assumptions
We all have false assumptions. Even if we don't realize it, they
exist. For instance consider these typical assumptions:
- "Advertising doesn’t work, it’s a waste of money"
- "If our sales staff would just make one more call a day,
everything would be great."
- "Nobody asks for the order anymore … that's the
- "The only thing our customers care about is a low price.
Nothing else matters."
- "Everybody knows us."
- "We are the best!"
- "We're the oldest."
- "The current downturn in our business is only temporary.
We'll come out just fine."
realizing it, businesses base their plans and programs on
assumptions such as these. But embracing such ideas can
unfortunately keep companies from expanding their vision, attracting
creative employees, and succeeding in their quest to gain new
Often, rather than testing an accepted premise or
adopting a new strategy, owners will ignore the all-too-obvious fact
that their course is heading straight for trouble. Yet only by
challenging all assumptions, can a company literally breathe new
life into its operations.
The issue is not just staying in
business. What's really at stake is finding ways to open new
markets, and becoming the company of choice in your field. The job
is not an easy one, because it often demands dramatic changes in the
way we approach doing business.
In the final
analysis, the determining factor for success is a state of mind that
freely welcomes new possibilities.
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restaurant's sales & profits.
The Growth and Use of Secondary
Capital (New Money) Creates Unprecedented Wealth In Today's New Age
There are many forms of secondary
capital — which can be defined as any financial instrument that
measures and communicates value in a common language. Would you like
to see and learn more about the many forms of secondary capital?
We have 70 free, informative and
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Check it out...
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