How I sold cookies to the Russian Army, kindergartens, and major network operators
A businesswoman from Khabarovsk bought a tiny line for the production of cookies. I found a recipe, gathered a team and cheerfully got down to business. And after a couple…

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How to love criticism and make your company more creative
Although there is a lot of talk about the benefits of criticism, it is often this word that carries a negative connotation. Dmitry Trepolsky explains how companies can not only…

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Customers make calls but don’t buy: what to do?
Often, in pursuit of compliance with stringent corporate standards, we switch to the language of formal and template expressions. This is correct from the point of view of corporate culture,…

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“No legs – no cartoons”, or How a business refuses to serve 40 million potential customers

Emma Kairova describes the issue of the low level of business attention – small and large – to the problem of access for people with limited mobility to the entire spectrum of client opportunities – from cafes and restaurants without ramps – to pick-up points of online stores
According to the Ministry of Labor, in the Russian Federation 12+ million people have this or that form and degree of disability – this is more than 8% of the country’s population. And there are more than 40 million people (and 28%) of those who can be ranked as the so-called low-mobility groups (MGN). And this is a huge market share, the interests of which the business traditionally does not take into account when making decisions. Continue reading

How do I make effective cold calls?

Vladimir Yakuba shares effective methods of “cold calls” and explains how to get rid of the fear of telephone conversations and learn to respond correctly to refusals
I don’t like the phrase “cold calls”. Association with winter, snow, and the client’s inaccessibility, and this is initially the wrong attitude. Let’s call them warm calls to new customers. Okay? Now to the point. My name is Vladimir Yakuba. today I’m telling you how to sign a contract with 9 out of 10 clients.

How to get rid of the fear of calling a new client?

“Fear is not in danger at all, it is in ourselves” – Stendhal, French writer. Continue reading

Features of sales in a beauty salon
Ilya Veitsman describes in detail the features of sales in beauty salons, lists the main problems that exist today in this industry, and gives advice on how to overcome them…

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Robots or living people? How customer service will change in the next decade
Elena Stolyarskaya, business coach, customer service expert, talks about the main trends in customer service development in the near future and lists 7 key changes that will affect the online…

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What is profitable for small businesses: three life hacks from an entrepreneur
Denis Martynov talks about promising niches for small business development in Russia, within which you can build an effective business today: from a variety of integrators of services and goods…

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Comparison of direct and reverse franchises: which is more profitable?
Evgeny Dobrinin compares two types of franchises - direct and reverse, lists the advantages and disadvantages of each option and explains which one is more convenient and profitable to work…

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