Hiring a Sales Team – What You Need to Know

Hiring a Sales Team - What You Need to Know

Not only can a powerhouse sales team give your revenue a boost, hiring the right reps virtually guarantees your product or service will gain more exposure and your client base will expand. But according to Canadian Business, premature scaling is the number one predictor of business failure – so understanding when, how, and who to hire is crucial. Here’s what you need to know if your business is considering hiring a sales team.

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5 Ways to Get Customer Reviews and Feedback

5 Ways to Get Customer Reviews and Feedback

According to one annual consumer review survey, 86% of customers (95% of millennials) read online business reviews. Even more significantly, 91% of millennials – now poised to enter their prime spending years – trust online reviews as much as they do personal recommendations. So how can you leverage statistics like these to achieve greater success with your business? Based on prevailing research, here are 5 ways to get customer reviews and feedback that inspire confidence in potential buyers.

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The 6 Biggest Money Mistakes Small Business Owners Make

The 6 Biggest Money Mistakes Small Business Owners Make

We all know how important money is for starting and growing a business, but things aren’t always so straightforward when it comes to managing our finances. The best way to avoid running into financial difficulties is to find out where others have gone wrong. So, let’s take a look at the 6 biggest money mistakes small business owners commonly make.

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Network Like a Champ – 7 Tips You Should Use

There’s no denying the power of a strong professional network. In fact, according to Small Business BC, your ability to network like a champ is critical for both business development and personal growth. Fortunately, cultivating potentially profitable relationships is a skill that can be learned like any other. Here are 7 tips you should be using to improve the success of your networking efforts.

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Pitching Investors – Entrepreneur Do’s and Don’ts

When is the best time for entrepreneurs to pitch their business ideas to potential investors? The short answer is: when you have a viable business plan, know how much financial assistance you need, and are clear on how those funds will be used. Getting proper funding can mean the difference between a great business idea that continues to grow, and one that stalls before it gets off the ground. But there’s a right way and a wrong way to sell your investment proposal to venture capitalists, angel investors, and other potential financial partners.

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Five Ways to Expand Your Customer Base

Expanding your customer base is one of the benchmarks of a successful business. At the same time however, the vast majority (76.4%) of small and mid-sized Canadian businesses say they’re feeling pressure to access new customers. To help meet this entrepreneurial challenge, we’ve gathered an assortment of proven methods for attracting new clients no matter what business you’re in. Here are five ways to expand your customer base and increase your business performance.

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