Apartments will not sell themselves, or how to properly process the client
In today's tough competition among developers, the level of professionalism of sales managers in this area plays a key role. Anna Druzyuk gives recommendations on how to properly organize the…

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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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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,…

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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

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…

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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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How to create an effective presentation: 5 simple steps
Rita Komarevich talks about five steps to create a clear, stylish and effective presentation for a webinar, conference or business meeting Creating a presentation for a conference, webinar, or meeting…

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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…

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