America's Coolest College Startups 2014

Inc Startups

It is raising a seed round of $500,000 with $100,000 committed to be used primarily for sales/marketing to help the company achieve its next milestone of serving 1,900 teams in the 7 million U.S. The company earned $126,000 in sales last year. For the sixth year running, Inc.''s

The 10 Fastest-Growing Companies in America

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Meet the private companies that are booking the biggest sales growth around

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Keys To Marketing In Latin America


Image credit: Latin America map from Shutterstock. Not only is it important to understand all of this when looking to market in Latin America but it is also important to determine whether you will set up a physical presence or if you simply want to set up an e-commerce site.

The State of Social Media Usage in America Today

Duct Tape Marketing

The State of Social Media Usage in America Today written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. I recently partnered with The Dash to find out how America’s most popular social networks compare, including Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Twitter, and Snapchat.

Meet America's 10 Fastest Growing Private Companies

Inc Startups

5000 have grown from $196 billion in sales in 2008 to $299 billion in 2011, an average growth rate of 355%. But CEO John Perry has no plans to stop growing; Bluefin is developing a mobile point of sale solution due out this fall and hopes to compete with Square and PayPal.

7 Companies Older Than America

Inc Startups

In celebration of America's birthday this Fourth of July, here's a look at a few companies founded before the United States was formed. A 2010 NPR interview with Lucy Tuttle, the 11th generation of Tuttle to run the farm, announced she'd be putting the farm up for sale. "We

Meet America's Fastest Growing Private Company

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That meant I needed to learn the business from the ground up, including sales, underwriting, and risk management. How a poor immigrant kid from Brooklyn wound up running Unified Payments, No. 1 on the 2012 Inc. 500, with a three-year growth rate of 23,646.3 percent.

Kid You Not: The Very Serious Business of Building The Fastest-Growing Company in America

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million units last year, generating $118 million in revenue--explosive sales that led to 42,148 percent growth in three years. The Nabi was on sale a week before Christmas. Fuhu makes a cute soft-sided tablet for children.

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America: Home of the Brave (Entrepreneurs)

Inc Startups

Most entrepreneurs make their revenue from domestic sales. Only 13% of the surveyed American entrepreneurs said that 25% or more of their sales came from global business deals.

Forbes Announces 2013 List Of Best Small Companies In America


13, signalling the meteoric rise of craft beer in America in recent years. on the list of Forbes'' " The Best Small Companies in America "; Credit: Eric Millette for Forbes]. In the News America Forbes list small business The Best Small Companies in America United States

Betting That 'Made in America' Will Sell

Inc Startups

Having experienced pre-sales support personnel means that when people have problems figuring out what they should get, chances improve that they will talk to you. An entrepreneur comes out of retirement to try a new tack: sell only American-made tools and sell them online. Will it work?

The Benefits of Hiring Untrained Sales Staff

Inc Startups

Frustrated by sales professionals that are unwilling to change, one entrepreneur is hiring young graduates and turning them into top salespeople. What will the next generation of sales specialists be like as employees? But the key focus is on sales.

New Contender for America's Best Boss: The CEO Giving Each of His Employees a $100,000 Bonus

Inc Startups

Jeffery Hildebrand, the president and CEO of energy company Hilcorp, gave his employees more than just a congratulations after meeting a five-year-sales goal

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The 5 Best States In America For New Business


Lewis Robinson is a business consultant specializing in social media marketing, CRM, and sales. Thinking Aloud America business business incorporation Lewis Robinson United States by Lewis Robinson. Looking to start a business?

Small Businesses See More Opportunity in America Than Abroad

Inc Startups

Of the business owners surveyed, more than half expect their sales and finances to improve, and 77 percent say their growth is largely dependent on technology. For small businesses looking to grow, the focus is on technology and the economy--here in the U.S.

5 Small Business Marketing Ideas for Every Holiday

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People are already planning to shop and scouting sales, so your task is to stand out and give them a better reason to shop with you than your competitors. Give a percentage of sales within a certain time period, or partner with an organization on a fundraising event.

Hello, Middle America. The SBA Wants to Get You Funded.

Inc Startups

By expanding entrepreneurial opportunities to more regions, and providing the right tools and environment for these businesses, we can make sure that more high growth firms in communities across the country can increase their sales, grow our economy and one day be honored as part of Inc.'s


Some Thoughts about Selling at Startups

Both Sides of the Table

It takes on many of the lessons MBA programs and Corporate America have been teaching about business for the past 50+ years and questions whether lessons from Apple might be more applicable in thinking about the future. I wrote about the four types of sales people here.

We Will Be the Best-Run Business in America

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Potterfield's lifelong enthusiasm for guns carried MidwayUSA, a purveyor of shooting supplies and hunting gear, to $40 million in sales from its founding in 1977 to 2003. We will be the best-run business in America!" Potterfield hands out a booklet titled "America Needs Baldrige!,"

Walmart Shifts Focus to Online Sales

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After buying digital retailer for $3 billion earlier this year, the largest retailer in America says it will slow new store openings to focus on online sales

How Reshoring Happens

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Sales from the mugs will help support Starbuck’s Create Jobs for USA Fund. Entrepreneurial Innovation Inspirational Politics & Government Reshoring Trends, Futurism, and Research Create Jobs for America Creativity East Liverpool Ohio New York Times pottery Starbucks

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Improve Sales by Boosting Collaboration

Inc Startups

In a survey by the Technology Councils of North America , the vast majority of small-business executives said they''d be hiring developers within the next 12 months, and 69 percent said they thought there was a shortage of talent.

6 Basic Steps to Landing a Sale

Inc Startups

Whether you''re B-to-B or B-to-C, you won''t master the sales process without these six steps To say that making a sale is important to business is like saying oxygen is a vital component in breathing.

When Should You Allow Exclusivity in Deals?

Both Sides of the Table

However, the higher you get within an organization in the sale (and the larger the deal) executives are often looking to “win in the market,” which means growing revenue faster, offering products or services at a lower cost or offering features that their competitors can’t. Sales is all about knowing the key values of your buyer: What are they trying to achieve in working with you, why do they care about your solution and how will it help them economically?

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4 Tips to Making Sales Goals a Reality

Inc Startups

Now is a great time to think about new sales goals for 2013 and beyond. Unfortunately, much like New Year's resolutions to lose weight or get organized, many sales goals never become a reality. Coriddi and I agreed on the first step toward achieving sales goals: write them down.

Vintage Selling Tactics: 6 Ways To Up Your Sales To Baby Boomers


author of “ Up Your Sales in a Down Market “ Recently I visited a major office products retailer to purchase a new color printer for our office. As a baby boomer, I grew up at a time when “made in America” meant a lot to me and others. by Ron Volper, Ph.D.,

4 Entrepreneurs Explain What Being USA Made Means to Them [Sponsored Post]


America is an amazing country with a population ready to help rebuild. 100% Made in America. We are the only rubber duck company in America. When we say 100% made in America…that means 100% made in America! Share Communities are everywhere.

Product Knowledge And Savvy Salesmanship Not Enough When Selling Internationally; Overcoming Cultural Differences Is Essential


By Martin Limbeck, “ NO is Short for Next Opportunity: How Top Sales Professionals Think “. Perhaps you’re the number one ranked sales professional in your company for selling domestically. He has trained and inspired sales professionals in 16 countries for more than 20 years.

South America: A Hot Spot for Exporting

Inc Startups

Andrews is especially keen on getting small- to medium-sized manufacturers to look at Brazil and the rest of South America, his company's area of expertise. He says the fact that Rio de Janeiro will be hosting the 2016 Olympics—the first time the games will be held in South America—is one indicator that it’s a region the world is taking more seriously. According to economist Gabriela Castro-Fontoura, many businesses now have South America on their radars.

Gamification And Fantasy Sports Help HP Boost Sales


By Rick Hanson, VP Worldwide Sales and Field Operations, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Security. Like a lot of global technology companies, Hewlett-Packard has a diverse sales organization that spans cultures and countries. Players (sales reps) earn points for everything they do.

Episode 8: Profitable Business Growth With Kim Pollard

Mike Michalowicz

Kim Pollard launched Bookkeeper Girl with a laptop, a loyal client and a Vision to have her company known as America’s Bookkeeper. Every sales lead is unique on it’s own; we have a base formula we start them off with, and then they set their own limits. Show Summary .

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Meet America's Top 10 Capitals of Commerce

Inc Startups

These metro areas attracted sales in the billions for private companies in 2015

10 Marketing Lessons for Early-Stage Tech Startups

Both Sides of the Table

Marketing futures can be really good for enterprise software companies where the information is passed between sales rep and potential customer in terms of near-term roadmap. Sales & Marketing Advice Startup Advice

What is Content Strategy, Anyway?

Rembrandt Communications

3 Tips to Make Your Business Words Boost Sales According to the Content Marketing Institute’s “BtoB Content Marketing 2015 Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends—North America,” “70% of B2B marketers are creating more content than they did one year ago.” Good content increases online awareness, brings people to your site and boosts sales. […].

10 Things Every Small Business Needs To Do

Up and Running

60 percent of the small businesses that fail in America fail due to lack of cash, not lack of profits—using Lean Planning you can quickly understand if you have missed assumptions about your financials that will ultimately have an adverse effect on your cash.

The 4 Biggest Business Mistakes of All Time (and What You Can Learn From Them)

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When the puppet wasn’t making appearances in the company’s own commercials, it was doing interviews on television programs such as Nightline , Good Morning America and Live with Regis and Kathie Lee. Sales and Marketing Strategy coke edsel jcpenney

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“Faces Of Innovation” To Showcase Technological Innovators


Enter “ Faces of Innovation “, a website by Broadband for America (BfA) to highlight and credit those innovators and entrepreneurs amongst us who are today powering our explosive Internet economy. The Internet revolution first began when four leading U.S.

Why Publishers Will Tell You Anything But The Truth


As the publishing industry gathers in New York for its annual trade show, BookExpo America , they’re discussing everything except the one piece of information authors crave: how many books they actually sell. Publishers are loath to provide accurate sales figures, for two reasons.

Super Bowl Ads Might Be Fun to Watch, But They Don't Drive Sales

Inc Startups

While consumers might be more likely to engage with the ads, they''re unlikely to lead to higher sales. It''s supposed to be the pinnacle of advertising: 30 seconds on the most valuable airtime in America to tell your story and ultimately sell your stuff.

Welcome to Summoner’s Rift: Why a Free Start Can be Better for Business

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The game is the king of online play in North America and Europe, logging more play hours than any other PC game. Sales and Marketing Starting a Business Strategy Success Stories business ideas gaming league of legends