Marketing & Sales

Whether you're selling baked goods or consulting services, you need to learn to sell. Get sales and marketing tips for small businesses, including tutorials on advertising, competitive intelligence, best practices, public relations, pricing, and market research.
Market Analysis Is Key to Your Business Plan
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Here Are 10 Solid Tips on How to Come Up with a Great Business Name
Marketing tips for business women and entrepreneurs
Find out Why the Term Hyperlocal Marketing is More Than a Buzzword
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What Is a Niche Market?
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10 Loyalty Marketing Ideas for Your Small Business
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7 Tips for Creating an Unforgettable Sales Presentation
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What Is Promotion?
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If Cash Flow Is Low, Here's How to Promote Your Business Inexpensively
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Using Facebook to Promote Your Business
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5 Reasons to Conduct a Marketing Audit in Your Small Business
How to Do a Breakeven Analysis
How to Do a Breakeven Analysis to Find Your Profit Point
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Here Are 7 Ways to Increase Prices Without Losing Customers
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3 Types of Network Marketing Programs to Make Money
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7 Tips to Help You Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking
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Design Tips and How to Make Coupons to Attract More Customers
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What Is Internet Marketing?
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Here Are Helpful Tips on How to Write a Market Feasibility Study
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What Is Business Networking?
How Do You Define Marketing in Business?
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What Is Social Network Marketing?
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Top 10 Ways to Get Famous & Increase Your Worth as an Expert
Cold Calling Is Still Effective if Done Right - Here's How
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How Does Multilevel Marketing Work & Why Is It So Appealing?
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Get Started on Social Media With a Plan for Business
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7 Ways to Use Pinterest in Your Small Business
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The 8 Essentials of Corporate Gift Buying
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4 Time-Saving Hacks for Creating a Comprehensive Marketing Plan
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How to Choose Business Christmas Cards and Properly Address Them
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The Sales Tips Every Small Business Owner Needs to Know
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40 Blog Post Ideas for Your Small Business Blog
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Business Plan Tips: How to Write the Competitor Analysis Section
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What You Need to Know About Groupon and Small Businesses
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6 Steps for Writing a Powerful Elevator Pitch
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What Are Some Reliable Video Distribution Services to Try?
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Common Market Research Mistakes of Your Small Business
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5 Ways You Can Negotiate More Effectively
How to Create an Unforgettable 5-Minute Presentation
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10 Famous Advertising Slogans
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5 Ways to Improve Your Business With Market Research
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Follow These Tips to Write an Intriguing Small Business Owner's Bio
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6 Secrets for Selling More at Trade Shows and Craft Fairs
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4 Rules for Creating and Delivering Memorable PowerPoint Presentations
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What Is Online Marketing?
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Essential Tips for Writing an Effective Elevator Pitch
Define a Target Market
Define Your Target Market and Increase Your Sales
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4 Techniques for Overcoming Common Sales Objections
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Run a Successful Marketing Campaign and Improve Your Results
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Participating in a Trade Show? Do These 5 Things First
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8 Mistakes to Avoid When Sending Email Newsletters
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How to Leverage Your Business Card as a Powerful Networking Tool
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7 Secrets to a Knockout Business Presentation
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How to Ask Your Clients for Feedback
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Connect With Your Customers Better With Newsletters and E-Newsletters
Welcoming the Visitors To Your Booth
Display Tips and Ideas for a Successful Trade Show
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The 7 Stages of Starting and Running a Business
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7 Rules of an Effective Business Card
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Why Your Business Should Invest In Your Community
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8 Important Tips for Naming Your Business
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How To Advertise on Cable Without Breaking Your Budget
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7 Reasons You Still Need Business Cards