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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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"Traffic - oil of the XXI century", or Five strategies for audience monetization
Nikita Sychev shares five strategies for turning the accumulated audience into potential customers-from attracting sponsored publications to producing paid premium content Traffic - oil of the XXI century. For Internet…

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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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Digitalization or death: how Russian retailers fit into the new realities of trade

Venera Shaydullina talks about the digitalization trends of electronic and offline trading, cites the 5 most promising technologies that will have a strong impact on e-commerce in the near future, and gives advice to Russian entrepreneurs on how to get competitive advantages in the new conditions
New Digital Technologies in Electronic Commerce

Global retail sales in e-commerce in 2018 amounted to approximately $ 2.5 trillion, according to forecasts for 2021, their volume will grow to $ 4.5 trillion. The world of digital marketing is developing and changing very quickly due to the global spread of Internet access: both mobile and fixed. And modern information technologies are used on both sides: by both the consumer and the seller. Continue reading

Can trainings “put out the fire of a business”?

Denis Sidenko talks about situations when employees and business executives really benefit from attending a variety of trainings – from time management training to team building skills – and in which cases money will be wasted
“Do not conduct consulting training” – where should there be a comma in this sentence?

For many experienced business consultants, this is a painful issue. That is, there is always a dilemma – to be a professional or to be a performer. In the corporate development market, there are a lot of business trainers-performers. As a rule, they are ordered training, they conduct it and disappear beyond the horizon. Moreover, regardless of the price tag. This can be seen with trainers for 30 thousand rubles (for a training day) and for 300 thousand rubles. Usually they are engaged in pure training and never in consulting. Continue reading

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 with today
In recent years, reverse franchising has become increasingly popular. Many companies offer it as a way of cooperation, since this model allows you to trade on large areas at minimal cost while maintaining the growth and reputation of the brand. As a result, the reverse franchise is beneficial for both the parent organization and those who collaborate with it.

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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 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 utilitarian ones, for example, about opening a special bank account
If you decide, following the current trend today, to expand the market for products you supply or work performed and services provided through participation in tender procedures, then you need to know some important nuances that will help you act more efficiently and avoid stupid, and sometimes – fatal errors.

First of all, you need to know that state and commercial purchases are regulated today by two laws: according to the law 44-ФЗ, state and municipal customers conduct purchases at the expense of budgetary funds, according to the law 223-ФЗ, certain types of commercial organizations are financed at their own expense, unitary enterprises and budgetary institutions. Continue reading

Pygmalion to himself, or How to become the reason for his advancement
Vedagar Morgunov, a mentor in the field of productive public communication, talks about how to independently improve your own status as a professional by changing or adjusting your image, and…


Sales from the stage: "pros", "cons", warnings
Alexey Milovanov lists the strengths and weaknesses of public sales, talks about the opportunities for business development that open "sales from the stage" - on large forums, round tables, webinars…


Consumer vs business: why it is better not to offend the customer
If this material was intended for unscrupulous companies, it could start like this: "more than half of Russians are not ready to sue you." In the new article, we talk…


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…