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Turn It Up: Aggressive Marketing Strategies for Startups in Any Industry
BY business.com editorial staff

If you've got a product ready to go, how do you market it so that you can sell as many as possible in a short amount of time?

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17 Effective Sales Tricks to Gain Loyal Customers
BY Usman Raza

Selling your product or service is often the hardest part of business, but it doesn't have to be. These 17 effective sales tricks will help your business generate more conversions and sales.

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Naming a Product: What You Need to Know
BY business.com editorial staff

Product names can make or break sales. Here's how to choose the right one.

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The Best Call Center Services for 2020
BY Adam Uzialko

Our team has compared the best call center services for 2020. See up-to-date reviews for the top-rated answering services.

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7 Steps to Sales Success in a Shutdown
BY Ken Gosnell

Downturns can impact organizations and many different departments in those organizations, but they should never impact sales activities.

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How to Improve Your Shopping Cart Abandonment Rate
BY Syed Balkhi

Figuring out the best way to get online shoppers to follow through with their purchases is a critical task.

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How do I get genuine campaigns for a call center?
QUESTION | BY Amar Mehra | 16 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 03/29/20

We have been in the contact center industry for the past few years and are now working on inbound and outbound campaigns (technical support). We are looking for more campaigns to ramp up our...

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12 Signs You’re Losing Customers on Facebook
BY Usman Raza

It’s normal to occasionally lose some customers or followers on Facebook. It happens all the time. However, if you’re losing customers in large numbers and consistently, that doesn’t mean the end for...

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How to Boost Sales with Cross Selling and Cross Promotion
BY business.com editorial staff

Expand your marketing reach by exploring how to promote jointly with non-competing businesses

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How to Leverage SEO to Expand Your Small Business's Audience
BY Anand Srivastava

Search engine optimization helps get your content in front of more people. Here's how to use SEO to your small business's benefit.

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6 Ways to Amp Up Your Marketing and PR in the Age of COVID-19
BY Bonnie Moss

Learn why it's more critical than ever for companies to regroup and double down on marketing amidst the coronavirus – and the best ways to do it.

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Creating a Sales Manual
BY business.com editorial staff

Build a winning sales force by giving your team a tool to live by

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Can you recommend a business phone system with good intercom features?
QUESTION | BY Jan Dietrick | 2 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 03/11/20

We are changing our ISP (internet service provider) so we'll need a new business phone system. It will be a cable ISP that translates to analog. We have about 5 call center work stations and 5...

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How can I expand my professional photo editing business?
QUESTION | BY Shelley Morris | 5 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 03/09/20

Hi everyone, I hope you are all doing well. I'm an owner, photographer and graphic designer for a company called Offshore Clipping Path. We offer high-quality professional photo editing services....

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How can I find new clients in need of call center services?
QUESTION | BY Diana Enriquez | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 03/09/20

I have a couple of months under my belt in opening a call center service business. I've hired phone operators that have an exceptional talent for sales and customer service. Up until now, I've done...

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How do I categorize inventory on my online clothing website?
QUESTION | BY Kim Griffith | 4 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 03/06/20

I'm trying to decide the appropriate way to categorize my inventory. It's women's fashion for pants, dresses, skirts, tops, and misc accessories. I don't want to create too many different...

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The Best Email Marketing Services and Survey Software of 2020
BY Kiely Kuligowski

Here are our picks for the best email marketing services in 2020, including for small business, large business, free, low-cost, overall and survey software.

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The Best CRM Software of 2020
BY Matt D'Angelo

Looking for the best CRM software? We have easy-to-read, expert unbiased reviews and feature comparisons of the best and cheapest programs.

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What is the best customer acquisition strategy for selling SaaS to companies?
QUESTION | BY Juliette JJ | 15 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 02/21/20

Hi, I am developing my startup which is selling online HR tool for recruiters. I am trying to reach HR specialists from different companies via LinkedIn (invitation and sending inMail). However,...

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How long should sales commission be paid for?
QUESTION | BY Penny Soumelidis | 0 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 02/15/20

I am looking to hire a commission-only salesperson. I am thinking of offering him a 5% gross profit on each sale. My question is how long do I pay this commission for? Is it the length of the...