GENERATION MILLINNEALS — THE LARGEST GENERATION — STARTING BUSINESS AT A RATE OF OVER A MILLION A YEAR — READY TO JOIN THEN — BUSINESS OWNER

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Are You Derailing Your Business with Details?

Focusing on details over goals is the cause of countless business failures. How do you make sure that you’re keeping your focus where it belongs? This article uses a lesson from childhood to remind us of where – and how – to focus to help our businesses succeed.

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Details can kill your web business. And I’m not talking about details killing your business from the standpoint of being careless about them.

While it’s true that being careless can hurt your business, everybody knows that (even if they don’t always put it into practice).

The way I’m talking about that details can kill your business is if you focus too much on them.

Say what?

How on earth can focusing too much on details hurt your business?

Ever tried to walk on a railroad track?

When I was a kid, my aunt and uncle had a house right next to a railroad track. My uncle once challenged me to walk on the track without falling off.

Hey, it’s not like walking a tightrope. That track was as wide as my feet. Should be no problem. So I started walking it, carefully watching my feet with each step to make sure I stayed on the track.

But I couldn’t get more than a couple of steps before I’d lose my balance and fall off.

My uncle taught me that the only way to walk that track successfully was to look at a point a ways down the track – not down at my feet. By setting a goal and focusing on it, I could walk on that track as easily as if I was walking right on the ground.

It was only when I focused on my feet that I tripped up.

It works that way with business, too. Our natural reaction is to put all our attention into “watching our feet” as we deal with this short-term detail and that. But when we do that, we “fall off the track” of where we wanted to go.

Now, I’m not saying that we should ignore the details of our business as we gaze wistfully toward our vision of the knock-out business we dream of building. You never get anywhere without taking step after step after step to reach your goal.

But you never get anywhere, either, if all you look at is the present step.

The point in the distance that you need to focus on is the need your audience has and the solution you have that will fill it. It requires you to understand your audience – who they are and what they need and what concerns stand in the way of them choosing your solution.

It’s way too easy for us to focus on details, namely, on the latest traffic building tips or tools, the latest bells and whistles we can add to our site. Details are usually driven by facts, and facts are something we feel we can learn and control.

Understanding the people who make up our pool of potential customers is a lot more scary. It requires us to step outside ourselves into the hearts and minds of other people.

Given the choice between dealing with predictable facts and details or dealing with unpredictable human nature, most of us will jump at dealing with facts any time.

But that just gets us stuck staring at our own feet as our feet inexplicably slip off the track. Continue reading “GENERATION MILLINNEALS — THE LARGEST GENERATION — STARTING BUSINESS AT A RATE OF OVER A MILLION A YEAR — READY TO JOIN THEN — BUSINESS OWNER”

RESPONDING TO COUSTOMERS CALLS TO INCREASE SALES — REPEAT BUSINESS–REFERRALS

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RESPONDING TO COUSTOMERS — KEY TO BUSINESS SUCCESS

Call center script creation has many pitfalls that can leave your operators and your callers confused. Here are some suggestions for clear communication.

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At the beginning of my creative career, I volunteered as an overnight deejay at a college radio station. I loved playing the music and interacting with insomniac listeners, but I got a real kick out of reading the news.

I would tear copy straight off the wire service printer and if I was lucky, I had a producer turn that raw newsfeed into informational text that I read into the microphone.

The text was broken up into reasonable sentences that were designed for easy delivery over the air. When my producer didn’t show up for my shift, I did this myself I’d mark up the page, insert pauses, and emphasize the words and sentence clauses that I wanted to stress.

If I couldn’t be understood over a fuzzy and weak AM signal, then what was the point of taking five minutes at the top of the hour to deliver the news? I had a lot of fun and I learned how to “speak” all over again.FREE INFORMATION — CLICK NOW — BUILDING WEALTH

Whenever I do any live speaking today, I use the same exact techniques that I learned while the “On-Air” sign was flashing above the studio. I mark up my speech or the text passage I’m reading because I know that impact is everything.

If I lose my breath in the middle of a sentence, then it’s too long. If the last word of a sentence drops out inaudibly, my message is lost. If I stumble on an unfamiliar word or name, my audience loses confidence in my message.

Live telephone operators who work in call centers and answering services need the same help that any live speaker needs. It’s the job of the call center operator to communicate the client’s business image to the caller, and this begins with the first few seconds of the phone call.

Many small business owners’ needs never go beyond representatives answering their lines with “XYZ Company, may I help you?” and improvising the rest of the conversation to obtain the information that the client requests.

When clients upgrade their accounts to more complex services, it’s important that they create a script that works for both the company signing up for the service, the operator reading the script, and the customer.

Your sales representative is more than willing to help you create the best script to fit all of your sales or information inquiries.

Creating a call center script begins with the “answer phrase” and the same principles continue through the entire process of creating a logical script.

Here are some important items to keep in mind when you are creating your script:

• Avoid tongue twisters. Make your greeting as easy to pronounce as possible. “Doctor Perkowicz Peoria Plastic Surgery Plaza” isn’t easy to say, even for the native English speaker.STARTING AN ONLINE BUSINESS YOU CAN WORK FROM ANYWHERE/ANYTIME

Make sure that your operators know how to pronounce every part of your answer phrase, and the rest of the words in your script. Keep phrases brief and avoid repeating consonant sounds that will sound awkward over the phone or might lead the operator to stutter.

Go global. A “Good Morning/ Evening” greeting can work for some businesses, but not for all of them. If your company is doing business across time zones, think about using a simple “Hello, XYZ Company” for your customer on the other end of the globe.

Have an impartial friend or a trusted customer listen to your greeting, especially if it’s a long introductory message of more than a sentence or two.

Do you sound like a recording? If you give that impression to a caller, the person on the other end of the line might just hang up because she wants to talk with a live person, not a machine.

Keep all parts of your script brief and give the operator relaying your message time to breathe and sound like a live person when you create your script.

less is more. There’s a temptation to try and pack all the information about your company into your call center script, including providing an operator a copy of your frequently asked questions list (FAQ) so that he or she can quickly scan the file and answer 99.9 % of your callers’ questions.

However, this skill takes practice and training on the part of the operator and patience on the part of the caller. Long pauses to look up information, add expensive minutes to the call and are frustrating experiences for the operator and the caller alike.MORE FREE INFORMATION — CLICK NOW

Extensive account training is available through most call centers, if your budget permits.

If this resource is not an option for you, limit the information available to the operators to a few facts about your product or service, and let them know that it’s okay to ask callers if someone from the right department can return their call and answer their questions in depth.

Test. Call your account weekly and test to make sure that the operators are following your instructions, are handling your scripts the way that you expect, and are able to easily access the information that they need to take your calls.

After the honeymoon period with a new account, operators often grow lax and shorten your script, or improvise far beyond the call of duty. This can be detrimental to your business. Make sure that you follow up with your call center to make sure they are serving your needs.

Tweak, and tweak again. Review your script from time to time, and see if it’s still leading to action. Ultimately, your script should lead to a sale, an appointment a request for more information or further contact from your office. Continue reading “RESPONDING TO COUSTOMERS CALLS TO INCREASE SALES — REPEAT BUSINESS–REFERRALS”

GENERATION XYZ — ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ADSENSE TO BLAST YOUR INCOME SKY-HIGH — START A BUSINESS — START AN ONLINE BUSINESS

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All You Need To Know About Adsense To Blast Your Income Sky-high!

These 7 direct to the point, no nonsense concepts and methods that you need to know and implement to make a decent perpetual income.

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From my personal experience and from speaking with many other publishers, it seems that many of them cannot even garner enough earnings to trigger off a payment from Google (USD $100).

This is really sad because many give up before even reaching the halfway mark. Imagine adding up all the quitters, the amount of advertising money Google would have pocketed without paying a cent!

Point #1 Find Your Niche.

You need to know about your topic or subject fully and be an at least knowledgeable on it. You write quality content, you get quality ads shown. It is as simple as that.

If you really found profitable niche on but know nuts about it, you can always use free articles (like this one) and post them on your site with their links on them of course. It is a easy and quick way to get quality content to your site.

Point #2 Laser Focused Theme.

You need to fully concentrate on your topic and area of interest. Do not deviate from it even a single bit! The reason behind this is to get the MOST relevant ads to your content which in turn will be the most likely to interest the visitor and get clicked on.

Point #3 Website Navigation.

Do not trick the visitor, do not confuse the visitor, do not attempt to hide the ad but do not ‘blast’ the ad at the same time.

Create your navigation in such a way that your ads appear unobtrusive and yet viewable. It is advisable to put more then one ad but do not cramp your page with ads, it turns the visitor off.

Point #4 Key Word Density

Although Google doesn’t release exact details as to how they determine the ads to serve on a given page. We do know that content (and words) of the page that matters.

Before serving ads on a page, then, you might want to check its keyword density to see what words pops up most frequently.

Point #5 Maintain Content Readability

Advertisements should not distract from your content, or else your visitors will be driven away. Make Adsense a cohesive part of your site design, not something slapped in at the last minute or some hastily put up page.

Point #6 Ask Them!

Google knows best about their own programs. If you have any doubt or any question at all, feel free to mail them.
“Please feel free to email us at adsense-tech@google.com if you have additional technical questions or concerns. For general program or account questions, please email adsense-support@google.com.” Continue reading “GENERATION XYZ — ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ADSENSE TO BLAST YOUR INCOME SKY-HIGH — START A BUSINESS — START AN ONLINE BUSINESS”

GENERATION MILLINEALS — ADVICE ABOUT SETTING UP YOUR OWN BUSINESS — STARTING A BUSINESS

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Advice About Setting Up Your Own Business

Are you thinking about setting up your own business? Have you an idea for a new business but are unsure about how to proceed?

If you have answered yes to either of these questions, this article could be of benefit to you. I am going to write about how to plan and create a successful small business.

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Are you thinking about setting up your own business? Have you an idea for a new business but are unsure about how to proceed?

If you have answered yes to either of these questions, this article could be of benefit to you. I am going to write about how to plan and create a successful small business.

Many people are looking at ways in which they can become self-employed as they have had enough of being dictated to and fed up of long and frustrating commutes to work.

They want the freedom of being their own boss and to be able to choose their own hours of work.

Leaving a full time career can be quite a scary prospect however. The security of having a regular income and other benefits such as a pension and a share save scheme can seem hard to let go.

I am sure many people whether rightly or wrongly have opted to stick with this security and to merely keep their business plan as an idea, which they never see through or use.

Other people are willing and happy to take the risk and see it as a way of getting out of the rat race.

When you have an idea for a new business you then need to think of a name to call it. I would keep this name quite short as it makes it easier to remember for people.

It obviously needs to have something to do with the business sector you are entering.

You will now need to work out how much money you will need to set up the business. This can be quite daunting but is essential.

In the short term I would advise to keep these start up costs as low as possible, you can always buy or rent better machinery in the future as an example.

Once you are aware of how much money you need, you then have to find it. You may have enough yourself via savings or a redundancy payout, however most people are not in this position.

If you do not have enough money, you could try and raise money via the family, by seeking a partner or by releasing the equity from your house. There is also the option of a business loan.

The next stage is to market your product or service. There are many ways of doing this including:

The internet via a website

An advert in the newspaper

Direct marketing in the form of leaflets

An advert in the yellow pages

Exhibitions

Trade fairs

I would advise finding out where other people from your industry advertise as they will have tried and tested many of the above options.

You then need to work out how much to charge for your product or service. I always keep these charges fairly low at the outset in order to attract as many people as I can and to get some income in.

I then hope that word of mouth will take over and the idea is that after a few months I will be in a position to increase my fees.

It is also important to realize that we will make mistakes along the way. When this happens we need to think positive and not to beat ourselves up. It is an experience we can learn from.

Always have belief in yourself. At times any business will go through a rocky period, this is when we need to be strong. In my opinion the more work we put in, the more rewards we are likely to obtain.
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HEALTHY LIVING — TRAVELING AND ENJOYING FINE CUSINE

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TRAVEL AND HEALTHY LIVING

What are the benefits of healthy living?

How do I started living a healthy lifestyle?

What is your idea of healthy living?

What do you define as healthy living?

Sо you’re аbоut to launch ѕоmе vacay tіmе on аnоthеr hоrіzоn. Gооd fоr уоu! But you know frоm experience the dаngеrѕ this саn роѕе tо your hеаlth.

Yоu rеmеmbеr thаt vасаtіоn when уоur sinuses gоt more ѕtuffеd thеn a turkеу on Thаnkѕgіvіng аnd уоur hеаd fеlt lіkе a bowling bаll thаt just fіnіѕhеd a 300 point gаmе bу Kingpin!

Thе mоѕt іmроrtаnt thіng tо rеmеmbеr thоugh is thаt уоu ѕhоuld еnjоу уоurѕеlf, not thіnk аbоut if the dessert frоm the Pаrіѕіаn bakery іѕ going tо mаkе you fаt.

Whеn іѕ thе nеxt time уоu’ll bе іn Paris, аnd whеn wаѕ thе lаѕt time оnе thіng made уоu fаt? Enjоу іt! Just don’t go overboard.

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-Eаt lіkе a lосаl: If you’re in a fоrеіgn соuntrу, іt’ѕ muсh еаѕіеr tо fіnd unprocessed, unrеfіnеd fооdѕ thаt аrе balanced and good fоr you. Thеу аlѕо don’t hаvе thе mаѕѕіvе portion sizes thаt wе dо іn Amеrіса. If уоu’rе mostly a domestic trаvеlеr, thіѕ obviously wоn’t apply, but ѕtісk the general guidelines I have thrоughоut thе site.

-Shаrе dishes: Ordеr a few small рlаtеѕ and ѕрlіt it аll, оr уоu can get an арр, еntrее, and dessert tо split wіth twо реорlе.

Thаt wау, уоu not оnlу gеt tо trу a wide vаrіеtу of nеw thіngѕ аnd multiple соurѕеѕ, but уоu саn аlѕо сut back оn thе аmоunt you еаt.

-Make іt аn active trір: I fоund this еѕресіаllу easy іn more rurаl lосаtіоnѕ. Yоu саn hіkе, kауаk, go rосk сlіmbіng, etc. If you’re іn a mаjоr city, tоur thе city оn foot. Yоu’ll bе mоvіng аll dау, аnd will dеfіnіtеlу gеt уоur fіll of еxеrсіѕе іn.

-Lіԛuіdѕ: Drinking water lіkе a саmеl mіght be еxсеѕѕіvе. Hоwеvеr, drіnkіng a lot of water wіll hеlр уоur body rеmоvе tоxіnѕ which, іn turn, hеlрѕ уоur іmmunе system maintain реаk funсtіоn.

Alѕо, wаtеr асtѕ in the сеllѕ lіkе oil іn mасhіnеrу. It keeps everything mоvіng properly.

-Eat Healthy: It’ѕ two dауѕ bеfоrе уоur flіght оut аnd you’re ѕсrаmblіng to finish lаѕt minute рrераrаtіоnѕ before уоu nееd tо pack. Hаіrсut: сhесk. Nеw оutfіt: check. Lаundrу wаѕhеd: сhесk.COUPONS, FREEBIES AND AUCTIONS

Wіth аll уоur tо-dо lists, іt juѕt ѕееmѕ mоrе соnvеnіеnt and time еffісіеnt tо оrdеr some fаѕt fооd оn thе wау tо the ѕuреrmаrkеt.

Down it gоеѕ аѕ fast as it came оut thе drіvе-thrоugh wіndоw аnd уоu’rе оff tо the nеxt thing. Hоwеvеr, уоur bоdу nоw has to divert rеѕоurсеѕ to dіgеѕt this classic mix of saturated fаtѕ аnd starchy саrbѕ.

For the nеxt ѕеvеrаl dауѕ аѕ уоur body dіgеѕtѕ this, іt can оffѕеt your immune ѕуѕtеm, making you mоrе ѕuѕсерtіblе tо іllnеѕѕ durіng your hоlіdау соmmutе.

-Avоіd аlсоhоl аnd ѕugаrу drinks(including juісеѕ): Your bоdу trіеѕ tо rеmоvе alcohol frоm уоur bloodstream whісh rеѕultѕ іn rеѕоurсеѕ bеіng diverted frоm уоur immune system.

Likewise, thе ѕugаrу drіnkѕ ѕріkе your blood ѕugаrѕ whісh саn tеmроrаrіlу depress уоur іmmunе ѕуѕtеm(ѕоundѕ ѕаd!).

-Bring еxеrсіѕе bаndѕ wіth you: They’re еаѕу tо расk, аnd сhеар to buу bеfоrе you gо if уоu dоn’t hаvе thеm. Yоu саn wоrk оut your arms with those, аnd уоu саn do push-ups, crunches, squats, аnd lunges wіth уоur оwn bоdу wау.

-Try nеw аnd strange things: Snails, ѕрісу bugѕ, fish hеаdѕ, oh mу! Thеrе аrе a lоt of іntеrеѕtіng and unique foods you can try out in оthеr сulturеѕ, so give it a trу.

Nо mаttеr hоw strange, thеу’rе аlmоѕt guаrаntееd tо bе fаr bеttеr fоr you than thе рrосеѕѕеd fооdѕ wе hаvе іn the US.

Thе main thіng to keep in mind іѕ thаt уоu аrе оn vасаtіоn аnd you should еnjоу, experience, and rеlаx.

You’ll nеvеr dо thаt if уоu’rе ѕtrеѕѕіng аbоut thе саlоrіеѕ уоu’rе еаtіng оr hоw lоng іt’ѕ been since уоu’vе hіt the treadmill, ѕо juѕt lіvе іt uр!Ultimate Lead GenCBD Skin Routine

BABY BOOMERS GENERATION ALSO KNOWN AS THE GREATEST GENERATION — A COMPLETELY NEW WAY TO GET RICH RAPIDLY — STARTING A BUSINESS — FREE TIME SPARE TIME/PASSIVE INCOME WORK FROM ANYWHERE

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A Completely New Way To Get Rich Rapidly

This new way is catching on around the world. People are compounding money rapidly for themselves.

Its called “opportunity investment” and it has nothing to do with the traditional way to invest. Stocks, bonds, shares etc.

This is hands on. The entire premise is based on compounding and becoming the “investor source”

You see when we hand over our funds to “professionals” to invest our capital we dilute our returns dramatically. It makes sense if you think about it. T…

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This new way is catching on around the world. People are compounding money rapidly for themselves.

Its called “opportunity investment” and it has nothing to do with the traditional way to invest. Stocks, bonds, shares etc.

This is hands on. The entire premise is based on compounding and becoming the “investor source”

You see when we hand over our funds to “professionals” to invest our capital we dilute our returns dramatically. It makes sense if you think about it.

They have no interest or incentive to manufacture returns any better then maybe 10% if you are lucky.

“Opportunity Investment” is a term that describes the process of taking responsibility for your own funds. Thereby becoming your own “investor source” What that means is that you determine by your daily actions and decisions, what your returns will be.

I have managed over 2500% per year and it was easy. Starting with just $100 and on a whim, I compounded that in to $1 million dollars within 27 months

I discovered this 5 years ago. There is a book written by a guy who pioneered this formula and lives the results every day. Hayden Muller. The book is called “The inside trade secrets to an ethical opportunity investor”

The idea is to identify “investment objects” that are endowed with “excess intrinsic value” By recognising profit where others do not we put ourselves in the position to access this unseen stored portable value and transform it into profits which we pyramid and compound into a rapid fortune.

Its my opinion that this is not new at all. I believe, this is the narrow path that all “high net worth individuals” discovered for themselves. What is novel and new is the way its packaged as a book and disclosed freely to all who choose to recognise its worth.

I am so impressed with it, as were my associates, that we invested in an online resource to share with the many who already compound their wealth rapidly and certainly day by day. (Theres a link to the site below if you wish to learn more)

Theres revolution in the air. Ordinary people are daring to reach for their first million and taking it. Millions are not content to work their whole lives, then retire then die.

They express it by their actions. They are living in large comfortable homes. They are sending their children to good schools, driving nice cars and living the life they choose today not tommorow. Continue reading “BABY BOOMERS GENERATION ALSO KNOWN AS THE GREATEST GENERATION — A COMPLETELY NEW WAY TO GET RICH RAPIDLY — STARTING A BUSINESS — FREE TIME SPARE TIME/PASSIVE INCOME WORK FROM ANYWHERE”

ABUNDANCE —– PROSPERITY —— START WITH GOAL SETTING — TO ACCOMPLISH YOUR DREAMS AND WISHES

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Inflation hurt senior citizens on fix income, unemployed, low income families and first time home buyers.

As prices goes up, more income is needed just to keep up.
This is one solution 3% pay raises which is often called cost of living adjustment want keep up with

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This article is about a rise in the general price level.

For the expansion of the early universe, see Inflation (cosmology). For other uses, see Inflation (disambiguation).

In economics, inflation is a sustained increase in the price level of goods and services in an economy over a period of time.

[1][2][3][4] When the price level rises, each unit of currency buys fewer goods and services; consequently, inflation reflects a reduction in the purchasing power per unit of money – a loss of real value in the medium of exchange and unit of account within the economy.

[5][6] A chief measure of price inflation is the inflation rate, the annualized percentage change in a general price index, usually the consumer price index, over time.

[7] The opposite of inflation is deflation (negative inflation rate).

Inflation affects economies in various positive and negative ways.

The negative effects of inflation include an increase in the opportunity cost of holding money, uncertainty over future inflation which may discourage investment and savings, and if inflation were rapid enough, shortages of goods as consumers begin hoarding out of concern that prices will increase in the future. Positive effects include reducing unemployment due to nominal wage rigidity.

[8]Economists generally believe that the high rates of inflation and hyperinflation are caused by an excessive growth of the money supply.

[9] Views on which factors determine low to moderate rates of inflation are more varied. Low or moderate inflation may be attributed to fluctuations in real demand for goods and services, or changes in available supplies such as during scarcities.

[10] However, the consensus view is that a long sustained period of inflation is caused by money supply growing faster than the rate of economic growth.

[11][12] Inflation may also lead to an invisible tax in which the value of currency is lowered in contrast with its actual reserve, ultimately leading individuals to hold devalued legal tender.

[13] Today, most economists favor a low and steady rate of inflation.

[14] Low (as opposed to zero or negative) inflation reduces the severity of economic recessions by enabling the labor market to adjust more quickly in a downturn, and reduces the risk that a liquidity trap prevents monetary policy from stabilizing the economy.

[15] The task of keeping the rate of inflation low and stable is usually given to monetary authorities. Generally, these monetary authorities are the central banks that control monetary policy through the setting of interest rates, through open market operations, and through the setting of banking reserve requirements.Pricing: Save 18% with an annual plan

GENERATION MILLINEALS — 12 REASONS TO USE A FRANCHISE CONSULTANT — STARTING A BUSINESS — EXPERTISE AND GUIDANCE — A WINNING MUST

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12 Reasons To Use A Franchise Consultant

A potential business owner that has an interest in purchasing and running a franchise would benefit from the services of a franchise consultant. A franchise consultant can provide expertise and guidance throughout the entire process.

Franchise Consultant

A potential business owner that has an interest in purchasing and running a franchise would benefit from the services of a franchise consultant. A franchise consultant can provide expertise and guidance throughout the entire process. Listed below are 12 reasons that it is advantageous to use this service.

1. The service is free to the franchisee, with the franchiser covering the consulting fees.

2. The service is personal and confidential.

3. The consultant guides the potential franchisee through the entire process of deciding whether to become a franchisee, and how to go about it.

4. A detailed profile including an evaluation of the potential owner’s experience, interests, and goals is complied in order to match the new franchisee with the most suitable opportunity.

5. Education is provided on the various types of ownership and investment options.

6. Investigation into the most suitable opportunities that are available is done by the consultant.

7. Initiation of contact with company representatives is part of the service.

8. The consultant helps to verify each company’s success and track record.

9. The potential business owner saves time and money by having the experts perform research on various opportunities.

10. The consultant acts as the one-stop shop, answering questions and referring the potential owner to other resources as necessary, such as financial or legal advisors. Continue reading “GENERATION MILLINEALS — 12 REASONS TO USE A FRANCHISE CONSULTANT — STARTING A BUSINESS — EXPERTISE AND GUIDANCE — A WINNING MUST”

10 TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEURIAL PITCH

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10 Tips for a Successful Entrepreneurial Pitch

TJ Walker gives you tips for having a successful entrepreneurial pitch.

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One of the hardest presentations to make is the entrepreneurial pitch. You have a great idea for a business and you want someone to give you money to make it happen.

The problem is those venture capitalists, angel investors, and even rich uncles are heavily predisposed against you. Why? Because 99% of the pitches they hear sound like sure-fire prescriptions to lose money!

If you are pitching investors to give you money for a new venture, you should subscribe to the following rules:

1. Explain exactly what your business is within the first thirty seconds. Many entrepreneurs waste valuable time giving loads of data, background and other info—all the while investors are left scratching their heads thinking “What does this business actually DO?”

2. Tell your audience who your customers will be. Paint a vivid, specific picture of these people.

3. Explain why your customers going to give you their hard-earned money.

4. Explain who your competitors are. (And if you say you have no competitors, that is a certain sign you are unsophisticated and deserve no investment money!)

5. Explain why you are the ONE to make this happen.

6. Give your presentation with confidence and enthusiasm. Investors want a founder/CEO to be a chief salesperson; they want to see that you can convince the world of your dream—not just them.

7. Explain what star you can hitch a ride to. Has Best Buy or Radio Shack agreed to distribute your new product? Investors feel much more comfortable knowing you have an established player willing to distribute your wares.

8. Ask for a specific amount of money. If all you do is ask for money, then you can’t complain if an investor gives you $3.25 for a cup of Starbucks coffee.

9. Tell prospects exactly what you are going to spend the money on (hint:a trip to Maui for you and your friends will not impress)

10. Dress well, act confident, and put on the air that you don’t really need their money, but would be willing to accept it if they bring enough to the table to be a strategic partner for you.

Sad but true regarding human nature, but people are much more likely to give you money if they feel you don’t really need it.

Finally, make each pitch presentation serve as a focus group for your next presentation.

When one group of investors asks you a series of questions after you pitch, write down all of those questions and make sure most of them are answered in your next pitch so that the next group doesn’t have to ask them.

eep pitching and keep improving your pitch and eventually, you may get funded.