Ocean's 10 friends negotiation model: issues that help establish cooperation
Andrey Tolkachev talks about the method of conducting effective negotiations with representatives of the business community, explains how to build a special chain of issues that allows you to create…

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A check-list to launch your franchise
Many owners of a retail business that grows to a medium or large size are thinking about selling their own franchise. The scheme provides a lot of advantages for the…

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How to create a queue on the opening day of a new coffee shop: the Coffee Like experience
Alexey Gusakov shares tips on offline and online preparation for the opening of a new coffee shop, gives successful and unsuccessful examples of marketing and PR techniques There is a…

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Divide and conquer: 4 tips for working with a client in the service business

Maria Zubareva, Head of Ingate Customer Service Department, shares her professional experience and gives tips on how to improve the process of interacting with clients in the field of service provision: why it is important to hire a separate specialist to collect debts, who should be entrusted with the sales and how not to get bogged down in routine operations
It happens that a client has worked with you for many years, became a friend and brother, and then turned around and went to competitors. And then another, and more. In this situation, it is logical to check the entire business process, starting with the quality of the service provided and ending with communications. But what to do when you have a great product and team, but the customers leave anyway? 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

“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 get rid of a non-shipping item in a store
Grigory Pavlov, Director Of the Association of Retail Stores, talks about how to work with illiquid product balances in a retail store, identifies the main problem points and gives advice…

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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…

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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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5 myths about transport companies that should not be trusted
There are many organizations operating in the international transport and customs logistics market: small or large, owned by individual entrepreneurs or holdings. Each company advertises and promotes its competitive advantages.…

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