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Every business wants more sales. But many businesses overlook how much of an effect your current customers have on your sales’ growth trajectory. A recent study by Implisit found that referral leads had double the conversion rate of any other lead type, and nearly four times the conversion rate of paid search and general advertising leads. Here are five things you need to do to take care of your current customers and increase referral sales. #1. You Need to Have Great Customer Service…

Entrepreneurs do what they do because they love it. But what happens when that passion, that drive, dwindles to embers? You’re not going to shut down your business and move on to something else just because you’re less enthusiastic about going to work. So use these strategies to rekindle that fire for your small biz. #1. Take a Break You might be feeling “meh” because you’ve been working too hard. Just like you need a break from your spouse (c’mon, admit you…

Contrary to popular notion, you need not be a genius to launch an E-Commerce store. While you may think it is a daunting and a time-consuming affair, you should know that there are a plethora of online software available that can help you build your own e-commerce website. Whether you’re a beginner or a newbie, with these software, you will probably find the world of e-commerce to be a fascinating one. The truth is that with the right tools at your disposal, you can easily and successfully…

As a freelancer, you will likely enjoy lots of perks. Unlike full-time jobs where you get to work from 9am-5pm, freelance jobs can be done anywhere at any time. You can set your own time and you can choose where you are going to work. However, starting a freelance career is not an easy feat. There is a massive growth in the freelancer population these days. According to recent surveys, about 53 million Americans are now doing freelance jobs and Gigaom reported that freelance workers are…

There are literally millions of businesses that start up each year around the globe and the sad thing is that some of them never really get off the ground. It doesn’t always mean that they have poor quality products or even that they don’t have a feasible business model. Sometimes there is just too much to handle and not enough people in the right places to accomplish everything that needs to get done. One of the areas in which startups seem to have the most trouble is sales. It takes a lot…

When you hear “Professional Liability Insurance,” do you assume that if you’re not a licensed professional, you don’t need it? Or maybe you’ve heard it referred to as “malpractice insurance,” and improperly assume that since you don’t practice medicine or law, it doesn’t apply to you. The fact is that most businesses that offer professional services or give advice are exposed to liability, and should have some sort of insurance coverage. The challenge with Professional…

   Publisher Channel Content by GetApp.com If you’re starting a new venture the last thing you want to worry about is investing time and resources in expensive software systems. But that’s not to say you should be scribbling contacts or leads down on the back of a beermat, or doing your accounts with a calculator and a notepad. It’s all about choosing the right software for your fledgling business, ensuring that it’s cost effective yet scalable and that it all knits together…

When my calendar reminded me that I needed to write a post for TweakYourBiz, I headed outside instead of sitting down at my computer. I wanted to take a walk, as I often do, to come up with a topic idea. And I found my topic in the very act! There are so many reasons why I — and you — benefit from taking a walk as a business owner. Here’s why you should start walking right now. #1. It Clears Your Head Sitting in my office, it can be challenging to come up with blog ideas or solutions…

For those considering making the leap from the safety of a full-time job to the unknown of becoming an entrepreneur, there are several factors to consider first. Although ideally you’d be able to quit your job one day and start your own company the next, in reality there are many more important steps to take along the way. Here are 8 handy hints to help you navigate this major career transition. #1. Crunch the numbers Before founding any new business, it’s vital to carefully consider the…

Web Analytics is obviously an essential tool for any eCommerce site as it allows for collection of data that can keep you ahead of your competition. There are a lot of analytics packages out there, some free, some extremely expensive so how do you decide on the package that’s right for you? As Google Analytics roll out their premium subscription at $150,000 a year, many eCommerce sites are wondering what data could possibly be worth that money. Here are the most popular free and paid for…