Abbey Houssami

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The Anatomy Of Determination

Determination, according to Paul Graham’s essay, is the best predictor of startup success. Determined people, he says, have three qualities: …

Why bother having a website at all?

We all know that if you’ve had a great experience with a business then you’ll tell people - and the same for a negative experience! A client …

How to Leverage Storytelling for eCommerce Success

People do not buy goods and services. They buy relations, stories and magic. – Seth Godin<p>So you think you can sell. You’re selling products online, …

Sales trap: We love to talk, but really need to listen

Sellers love to talk about what they have<p>My anecdotal research has clearly shown that, when it comes to selling, the part sellers are most …

Product adoption: different problems for different folks | Seth's Blog

The product adoption cycle is one of the most essential things to understand when you seek to launch a product or service, or make any sort of …

Innovation

Finding Your Brand’s Voice: How to Shape a Tone of Voice

A tone of voice is not what you say, but how you say it. This encompasses not only the words you choose, but their order, rhythm and pace. Rather …

Financial Services

50 Totally Un-Boring Ideas For Social Media Marketing Content

Blog post link. News article link. Infographic link. YouTube link. Yawn.<p>Raise your hand if you’re guilty of occasionally getting a little bit, well, …

Life After the Death of Sales: What the Next 5 Years Will Look Like

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Extinction is what happens once our shared history of what works takes us past the point where we need to adapt. Consider CEOs in sales companies (like mine): We're past the point of where we need to adapt, because the world of …

Selling

What The Future Of Gamification In The Workplace Looks Like

What do we really mean when we talk about a “gamified” work culture?<p>To many, gamification remains a silly, vaguely defined concept; and for the better part of five years, it has been exactly that. But times are changing.<p>Tech entrepreneurship is a game of fast failure, and I believe 2015 will be …

Does the Australian Taxation Office accept scanned receipts? Yes!

The Australian Taxation Office accept scanned receipts, bills and invoices as proof of transaction. Read about the ATO's stance on scanned receipts.

Customer Experience vs. Customer Engagement: What's the Difference?

March 19, 2015<p>Share<p>We all have a love-hate relationship with business talk. On one hand, it gives a standard set of terms that allow us to …

Customer Experience

Growth Play Home

Read the latest posts. Build sustainable and measurable growth with a more efficient, effective sales force and business development strategy.

Don't Throw Money Away By Not Monitoring Expense Reports (Infographic)

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Once your company gets beyond 10 employees, dealing with expense reports becomes a real hassle. Business owners talk about what a pain it is to get employees to submit expense reports, and accounting must deal with piles of …

Small Business

How To Make Small Business Expenses Less Painful

It's not uncommon to see mountains of receipts piled up in the back offices of small businesses around Australia. That doesn't even include the …

Small Business

Nir Eyal: What Makes Some Products Indispensable?

A writer and lecturer explains how one of the most popular Bible apps in the world is engineered to be habit-forming.<p>It's not often an app has the …

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