Tag Archives: Entrepreneurship

Story-Listening To Sell More

A win-at-all-costs Operations Director summons her business manager into her office. She pointedly explains, “I have just negotiated a budget exception from the vice-president to upgrade our key production equipment. I need you to negotiate the most effective technology solution … Continue reading

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Selling Experience, Buying Creativity

“Relationships drive business!”, according to the crusty sales veteran! The young sales leader rolls her eyes. The old fundamentals are true to the point that buyers acquire goods and services form sources that they like and trust. Nevertheless, in an … Continue reading

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Second Mover Advantage

The first rat gets the trap. The second rat gets the cheese. While entrepreneurs love touting their success when deploying first mover advantages, they typically overlook the established foundation that permitted early success. Before establishing a business relationship, responsible parties … Continue reading

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Grinding Again, or Still?

Back to the Grind delivers out-of-the-box inspiration and great coffee in Riverside, CA. Creative people visit because the atmosphere facilitates great storytelling. Likewise, the bistro projects a brand that encourages eclectic coffee drinkers to congregate and nurture new ideas. With … Continue reading

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Plant A Strong Brand

One planted acorn grows into an enormous oak tree, in the same way a clever campaign can grow into a business empire! Just think, Netflix started out as a lazy alternative to standing in line at Blockbuster. No late fees … Continue reading

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Profit or Non-Profit – Just Satisfy The Customer

Too many entrepreneurs with a social conscience truly believe that they want to launch a non-profit organization to enhance their business. Aligning with a nonprofit organization potentially enhances the business’ branding because of the good feelings attached to their perceived … Continue reading

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Storytelling to Sales

“Stop! Don’t Skip this Ad!” is the stereotypical pitch promoting online sales. The personality then flexes their storytelling muscles explaining how they skyrocketed from humble beginnings. Often, sales trainers teach, “People buy with emotion and justify with logic.” In both … Continue reading

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