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9 Mistakes on Your Website That Are Costing You Sales

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Right now, on your site, a handful of mistakes could be costing you leads and sales

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Why Misunderstanding Startup Metrics Can Cost You Your Business

Both Sides of the Table

CAC is often measured incorrectly and doesn’t often doesn’t capture the true costs of acquisition. Customer acquisition cost.

How to Forecast Sales

Up and Running

First, allow me to deal with a very common problem: Business owners are often afraid to forecast sales. Estimate direct costs. You are.

Why Your Sales Team Should Spend More Time On Content Marketing


In many previous organizations that I’ve worked with Sales was always a team somehow disconnected with marketing or product.

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Why CRM Doesn't Reduce Sales Costs

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Despite billions of dollars spent on fancy CRM systems, there's little evidence CRM is helping salespeople to sell

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How to Forecast Sales

Up and Running

Sales forecasting is much easier than you think, and much more useful than you imagine. Lines of sales. Sales Forecast Example.

Are Grammar Mistakes Costing You Money?


Most articles will tell you that poor grammar can kill sales. Spelling Errors Cost Companies…Millions? Still, interesting findings.

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Five Selling Mistakes that Cost You Marketing Dollars

Duct Tape Marketing

Five Selling Mistakes that Cost You Marketing Dollars written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing.

One Word That Can Cost You Massive Sales

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

What happens when a promising employee fails to live up to your great expectations? This one word explains it all

The Cost Equation for a Startup is Better Than Ever

Startup Professionals Musings

Now, with open source software components, and low-cost development tools, the same job can be done by one good hacker for a few thousand dollars.

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How Perfect Pricing got me 1500 Sales in 2 Days

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

Sure enough, he couldn’t tell the difference, despite one kind of bread costing twice as much as the other. Why charge at all ? With 5.99

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Keeping Startup Costs Low: Three Ways To Manage It


However, it’s often difficult to keep costs low whilst still being able to deliver a quality service to your customers and clients.

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Perfect Pricing Part Deux — More money from fewer sales

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

Here, Jarrod analyzes why his value pricing strategy earned more money with fewer sales than the pricing strategy described in last week’s post.

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Sales for Startups: Building Target Account Lists

Mark Birch

One important factor to consider in sales organizations is the maturity of the company.  Ask yourself where your product is being used today? 

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Beyond the False Bottom: How to Avoid This Costly UX Mistake


The result is less qualified leads and fewer sales. Especially long sales pages, but make sure the arrow is always visible. Image Source.

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5 Mistakes That Can Cost You On Small Business Saturday


Don’t miss out on this opportunity to promote your business and increase sales. By Evan Singer, General Manager for  SmartBiz. Facebook.

6 Easy Ways to Cut Sales Costs

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

These time-honored management tricks can increase profitability by radically reducing sales costs. The cost of sales got you down?

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Low-Cost Ways To Give Your Startup An Early Boost


Narrowing this focus can really help make more sales, so don’t rule out the idea. Belief in Your Sales Pitch. Narrow Your Target Market.

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Don’t Make These Costly Mistakes When Building Your Sales Team

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

This question originally appeared on Quora : What are some mistakes startups make when building out a sales team? You hire a sales rep to sell before you can prove you can do it yourself. You hire a VP of Sales to sell before you prove you can do it yourself. You don't fire reps that fail in one sales cycle. You underpay.

20 Free and Low Cost Tools for Everyday Productivity

Duct Tape Marketing

20 Free and Low Cost Tools for Everyday Productivity written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing.

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15 Perfect Sales Conversation Starters

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

How will the funding for the project be cost justified? If so, sign up for the free Sales Source newsletter and yourself? Like this post?

How to Write the Sales and Marketing Section of Your Business Plan

Up and Running

Think of sales as helping them configure, choose, and pay for what you offer that they want or need. The product and the website close the sale.

Improving Sales: The Excuse Departement is Closed

Both Sides of the Table

Specifically what is often not in the DNA of founders are sales skills. boil it down to this: sales people are sales people.

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Startup Killer: the Cost of Customer Acquisition | For Entrepreneurs

Gross Margin should take into consideration any support, installation, and servicing costs. have multiples that are more like 5 x CAC.) Thanks!

The Hidden Costs of Customer Attrition

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

It may surprise you just how much each lost customer is costing your business.

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6 Ways To Turn Your Website Into A Sales Machine


Here, we’ll show you 6 tips on how to turn your website into a booming source of leads, enquiries and red hot sales. 1. Brand Communications.

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Best Free and Low Cost Resources for Small Business Owners

NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation Blog

Blog focuses on sales and marketing tools and topics that are useful for small business owners and marketing managers. The Web 2.0 Facebook.

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9 Steps Proven To Build A Successful Sales Team From Scratch


by Eliot Burdett, co-founder and CEO of  Peak Sales Recruiting. However, hiring the wrong salespeople costs dearly in time and treasure.

10 surprising pricing strategies that can drastically improve sales

The Next Web

Similarity can cost you sales When. Gregory Ciotti is the marketing director at Help Scout. This story continues at The Next Web.

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12 Phrases to Avoid in Sales Emails

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Avoid these common phrases in your sales and marketing emails. This is corny sales-talk from way back when. This is a lie.

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7 Tips To Spot A Sales Superstar During Interviews


by Eliot Burdett, co-founder and CEO of Peak Sales Recruiting. Great sales people do not let rejection prevent them from achieving success.

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How To Cut Costs In Your Business, Without Hurting It

Mike Michalowicz

You fix your bottom line by increasing revenue or cutting costs or both. Costs pile up predictably. Sales don’t. The fix?

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Customer Says, 'It Costs Too Much.' Here's How to Answer

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

You can gently transform world's most common sales objection into a commitment to buy your product. Take these steps, one by one. 1. Here's how.

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The Right Marketing For A New Business Costs Least

Startup Professionals Musings

Long-term sales. We often talk about short-term sales and long-term relationships in mutually exclusive terms. Earned media. Owned media.

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10 Meaningless Sales Terms

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Words—spoken or written—can make sales happen. Show the costs, don't hide anything, and trust me to calculate my own ROI.

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How to Write a Sales E-mail

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Sales e-mails--the kind you send to prospects to see if they''re interesting in a dialog--are quite different. Subject: Acme Hi [prospect name]!

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An Irresistible Offer: 4 Tips to Personalize Your Sales Funnel


With customers, go for the upsell and the recurring sale. Product description pages are the hinge point of your sales funnel. It’s true.

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Beyond Lead Gen: How To Optimize B2B Sales Enablement


We often talk about online conversion optimization without mentioning that many businesses, especially B2B, rely on offline sales to produce revenue.

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Why Introverts Get More Sales

Up and Running

Tip: Instead of immediately pushing something on a customer, take a step back and listen longer to their needs before making a sales pitch.

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Why Taking Some Risks in the Sales Process Can Improve Results

Both Sides of the Table

Many people are too cautious in sales processes and as a result when they present their solutions they end up sounding milquetoast and undifferentiated from anybody else in the market. recently wrote about the three rules of sales. 1. In sales we often call these USPs (I wrote about them here: Unique Selling Propositions ).