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 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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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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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

2019 presentation design trends that will continue in 2020

Galina Goncharova tells us what trends are relevant for presentations today and, judging by the growing popularity, will remain in 2020
Your “selling” presentation will be one of the 4,000 advertising messages that people see every day. How to separate it from the mass? A large number of marketers use the tactic of “shouting” — or vulgar-messages. It doesn’t apply to everyone. Would you give your money to banks that advertise with a Heist, or to a pension Fund that uses the image of its founder with a cocktail on the beach? Such advertising can attract attention and increase awareness, but not make you trust.

A more practical option is to use modern design trends, because large brands have allocated billions of dollars for their distribution and have already “accustomed” people to them. Continue reading

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 about the real state of things in the modern confrontation between dissatisfied customers and businesses and give advice on how to avoid possible problems with consumers
To understand how the Russians feel about protecting their consumer rights, one intelligence battle was not enough. It turned out that every business owner sees only what is relevant to their product or service. The phenomenon is obvious — if I make dice to order, I see how they are used literally everywhere. Everywhere you look, there are dice! I, as the CEO of the guaranteed litigation Finance service, saw only my clients — those who are simply eager to protect their consumer rights and punish the offending company. My eye was blurred, I had to raise the statistics. I share it with you! Continue reading

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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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…

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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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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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