Key Secrets to Being a Great Entrepreneur

Written by Laurie Hayes

You may have an exceptional product that can improverepparttar lives of many.

You may provide a service that is second to none.


if you don't have exceptional sales skills, you will lose out on many an opportunity to demonstrate or provide value to anyone.

The most important, yet least developed business skill in many small and home-based business owners is selling.

You may associate selling to undergoing a root canal because ofrepparttar 137384 bad experiences you have had with sales people.

Lack of effective sales skills is a major contributor torepparttar 137385 demise of a business.

The great thing to realize is that selling is a skill. It is not something you are born with. It is a skill that is learned and cultivated.

Do some people seem to be naturals at it? You bet! I am in awe of some people who seem to just learn a technique and after practicing it once, are off torepparttar 137386 races like they've been doing it for years.

For others, a little more practice and polishing may be required, but inrepparttar 137387 end, they can be just as effective and successful as those who seem to have it mastered right out ofrepparttar 137388 gate.

A major block in selling isrepparttar 137389 stereotype of salespeople. When I say, "Salesperson" to you. What immediately comes to mind?

Do you see a fast talker in a bad suit? Is this person arrogant and pushy? Does this person hear a word you're saying or does he/she speak over you? Does this person ignore your questions? Is this person a know-it-all? Will this person not take "No" for an answer? If you raise a concern will this person make you feel stupid?

I had first titled this article, "Key Secrets to Being a Great Salesperson," but recognized that just by usingrepparttar 137390 word, "Salesperson," fewer people would readrepparttar 137391 article.

The negative or positive association of a word is powerful!

Although you are an entrepreneur, you are also a sales person. You are inrepparttar 137392 business of selling a product or service to others.

Ideas For A Stay At Home Business

Written by Daegan Smith

So youíre ready to start a stay at home business but donít have any ideas for one? Set back and relax. We have a few ideas that might be just up your alley. A stay at home business doesnít necessarily have to be a computer business. Many of your hobbies or talents can give way to a business opportunity. Many people may be looking for your talents and you would never know until try a stay at home business.

If you are good at making candies, you might consider starting a stay at home business designing gourmet chocolates. Some ofrepparttar items you might design, create, and sell would be gourmet-flavored coffee stirring spoons, lollipops, cigars, and specially designed gift boxes for holidays and birthdays. These can be sold overrepparttar 137326 Internet as well as flea markets, fairs, and temporary booths at local malls.

Another stay at home business for a crafty person would be scrapbook making. Since it is one ofrepparttar 137327 most current crazes, scrapbooks are extremely popular. Some ladies donít haverepparttar 137328 time or talent however to make their own scrapbooks. You could create heirloom scrapbooks to commemorate special events such as graduations, vacations, and anniversaries. Special memory books can be made for milestones such as baby arrivals and family reunions. Clients would provide you withrepparttar 137329 photos. With your artistic talent, you would combinerepparttar 137330 photos along with text and design elements to bring life to your custom designed scrapbooks.

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