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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How to use a promotion mix if your business is related to distribution
Yuri Pavlyuk, speaker and consultant for integrated Internet marketing, shares his experience in promoting a distribution company on social networks and using targeted advertising; explains the benefits of a promotion…

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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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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

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

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 to high-quality service
Now is the best time for small businesses. While the state “helps” medium and large businesses “survive”, it is time for entrepreneurs-artisans-people who create and manage small businesses on their own.

The time has come when the captains of their own boats can bypass the big liners. But not in everything and not all along the way. It is important to determine what” your boat ” has strengths and when to apply them. Continue reading

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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Leads without joy: three situations where requests and calls do not bring sales, but problems
What does almost every company expect from online advertising? Of course, leads. The more — the better. After all, there are not many good things. However, our experience shows that…

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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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5 secrets of the "selling" resume from the best sellers
Business coach Olga Westendorp gives five useful tips that will help you create the perfect resume: from the message of “success” of the candidate and the right self-presentation to the…

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