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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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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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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procurement

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 mix strategy
One of the main areas of my marketing activity is related to a distribution company. The peculiarity (read: complexity) of this business is not only that there is a lot of competition (especially for top vendors). Often, all distributors have almost the same prices, they are closely monitored (both “from above” and one after another) and harshly suppress dumping attempts. In addition, many advertising channels are stopped: sometimes you can’t use the vendor’s logo in the banner, and in the context, commercial keys for the product. Finally, we cannot directly influence the product itself. 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 account, otherwise the franchisee risks being left with nothing. Yevgeny Dobrinin, commercial Director of navikom, gives recommendations on buying and running a franchise
The main difficulty is finding a suitable business area. Analyze your budget, narrow down the list of options. Think about which area of business is the most understandable and close to you. This will determine how long you will be able to conduct such activities. Then try to talk to franchisors, who will guide you on the complexity of doing business, the timing of its opening, and so on. Continue reading

Shadow purchases of state and municipal companies

Artur Kurbanov talks about the situation with procurement of state and municipal companies in Russia and gives advice to entrepreneurs on how to overcome difficulties on the way to effective participation in procurement
Unlike other developed countries, where public procurement is already a centuries-old tradition with established rules and regulations, modern Russia is still in the process of developing state and corporate procurement. And, like everything new, we inevitably go through various difficulties: from shortcomings in the legislation-to customers ‘ distrust of their viability, and participants-to the fact that the tender can be honestly won. Continue reading

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 increase sales using the product matrix and scripts
Max Shishkin talks about the problem of communication between sales managers and customers, explains how it can be overcome with the help of a matrix of products and selling scripts…

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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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How to survive the "dead season" for business»
Ekaterina Ukolova gives advice to entrepreneurs on how to overcome the "dead season" - from describing the process of diversifying areas of work-to special training for sales managers and new…

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