Long sales: how to close deals faster
Ekaterina Ukolova gives advice on speeding up a long sales cycle: where to start, how to split processes and optimize them, and what is the role of employee motivation The…

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How to successfully participate in tenders: 5 rules for entrepreneurs
Arthur Kurbanov talks about five rules for entrepreneurs who want to participate in the tender procurement system: from recommendations to carefully study customer documents and terms of reference to purely…

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5 commandments of the sales Department, or how to grow strawberries
Irina Narchemashvili, financial Director of ATManagement Group, lists five rules for effective organization of the sales Department - from dividing the functions of managers and paying salaries based on the…

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10 signs of a speaker-sloth: how to understand that someone was not preparing for a speech

Anna Zagumennaya, event director of the PR Partner agency, shares 10 signs of a public speaker’s poor preparedness for speaking – from reading material on a piece of paper to poor audience knowledge – and explains how such errors can be avoided so as not to lose the trust and location of the audience
How often do you attend business events, but after listening to reports you can’t remember what the speaker was talking about? Or, during the speaker’s speech, catch yourself thinking that you’ve sat half of the time on the phone?

Many blame themselves for not being able to concentrate and missing important information. But is it really so? Of course not! Continue reading

“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

Managing the sales funnel. How to ensure that sales do not forget about customers

Mikhail Haskelberg talks about the problem of balancing process and target indicators in relation to sales work: how to organize the work of sales managers so that the sales funnel is not suddenly empty
In the modern world, managers are used to the fact that sales people need to be motivated for the final result. Other positions may have a fixed salary, but this approach does not apply to sales. It is believed that if they do not receive bonuses as a percentage of completed transactions, they will not sell well. Usually bonuses are awarded after receiving payment from the client.

This technique works in the material business, that is, when material objects are sold — in this case, the moment of the transaction and the moment of closing the contact with the client are not separated in time. Continue reading

Threat of franchise: important advice to budding franchisees
A novice franchisee may face numerous challenges and problems. Some of them are typical for all types of business, but there are also unique obstacles that should be taken into…

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Novice expert: to believe or not to believe-that's the catch
Alexey Milovanov gives advice to novice speakers who have recently started actively speaking in front of an audience, how to build communication with the audience and how to win their…

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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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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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