Sales negotiation tips – what's in it for them?

This is an extract from the 30 Day Sales Negotiation Challenge Brace yourself for a shock. Your customers don’t care about you. They don’t care how long you’ve been in business, They don’t care if you’re the third-generation running the company, They don’t want to see your corporate video They’re not bothered about your mission […]

Virtual Assistants – do you have a marketing plan?

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This is an extract from the 30 Day VA Challenge by @HelenStothard I know you are only just setting up but you do need a marketing plan. Even more importantly, you need to stick to your marketing plan. Now don’t panic and think I am suggesting you embark on expensive ad campaigns. I would hope by now […]

How much should I charge for my Kindle ebook?

This is an extract from the 30 Day Kindle Success Challenge by @HelenStothard Kindle offers you two royalty options when you publish your book, being 35% and 70% commission. The 35% royalty option applies to sales in any territory. The 70% royalty option only applies to the following territories: Andorra Austria Belgium Canada France Germany […]

All the ebooks you need for 2013 – check out our Bonanza Bundles!

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You’ve been asking us for a while to bundle some of our ebooks together, and what better time to do that than at the beginning of a new year? Whether you’re looking to up your Social Media Marketing, finally getting around to writing that ebook, or are looking to kickstart your Marketing and Sales in […]

How is procrastination working against you?

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This is an extract from the 30 Day Time Management Challenge by Clare Evans Today is the first of two tips to deal with one of the hot buttons that is a challenge for a lot of people. You leave things to the last minute. You are always ‘leaving it until tomorrow’. You hope it will […]

Basic business writing – Of or have … and other common goofs

This is an extract from the 30 Day Basic Business Writing  Challenge by @SuzanStMaur …Of/have: such commonly spoken and written words, but sadly not interchangeable. If you’re talking about something in conditional terms, you need to say “I could have … would have … should have.” The use of the word “of” instead is incorrect […]

Negative writing – are you half empty or half full?

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We’ve all heard of the “half empty versus half full” concept and how which way you look at it can determine what sort of person you are. When it comes to business writing, though, we can’t afford any of the so-called “woo-woo” pseudo-psychological aspects of positivity. Being positive is a very important and basic part […]

Basic Business Writing – Active vs Passive

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This is an extract from the 30 Day Basic Business Writing Challenge by @SuzanStMaur Active versus passive In some of my writings on this topic I talk about “go” words/sentences versus “slow” words/sentences and despite not being very intellectual, those terms make it easy to remember which style works better! This is closely linked with […]

Small business sales – how to ask for the order

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This is an extract from the 30 Day Sales Challenge by @GaryGorman I come across lots of sales people who are nervous about closing the sale. They often don’t want to be seen as ‘pushy’ and so shy away from actually asking for the order. But as we’ve already seen earlier if we’ve followed a […]

When is it OK to use slang in business writing?

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This is an extract from the 30 Day Basic Business Writing Challenge by @SuzanStMaur So – it’s slang time! This is a highly debatable topic in business writing. Just how much slang is permissible in business text depends greatly on the nature of the text you’re writing and particularly, its intended audience. If you’re writing […]

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