Martha Ferguson

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Goals!

Based on more than 20 years of experience and 40 years of research, this book presents a practical, proven strategy for creating and meeting goals …

The Psychology of Selling

Double and triple your sales—in any market.<p>The purpose of this book is to give you a series of ideas, methods, strategies, and techniques that you …

15 Perfect Sales Conversation Starters | Inc.com

During initial conversations with a potential customer, your most important job is to find out:<p>A. Does this prospect really need my offering?<br>B. Does this prospect have money to buy my offering?<br>C. How would this prospect spend that money?<p>If you don't get answers to A and B early in the sales cycle, …

Selling

The 5 Most Persuasive Words in the English Language - Copyblogger

When it comes to assembling persuasive copy, like any other construction job, you need to rely on your skills, experience, and <i>toolbox</i>.<p>The toolbox of …

What Is A Thought Leader?

It’s a truism that thought leaders tend to be the most successful individuals or firms in their respective fields. Furthermore, in the research literature, there’s a general consensus that being a thought leader whether you’re an individual or employed at an organization and you want to grow the …

Cold Calling Strategies for Financial Advisors

The quickest, most direct way to prospect – <i>if</i> you do it right!<p>These resources are free for registered users of the Bill Good Marketing website. If …

Financial Planning

John Lindsey: How Edward Jones ‘Brutalizes’ Breakaway Brokers

An Edward Jones spokesman said the arbitration was not about Lindsey leaving but about protecting client information.<p>Breaking up is hard to do, as …

4 Things Every Real Thought Leader Has That You Need

When journalists need a quote for an article, it is unlikely that they look for the unreliable source over the credible or the fraud rather than the authentic expert. The same goes for consumers. A company without a reputation of dependable, quality products or services won’t win their business.<p>The …

How Financial Advisors Can Earn $1 Million Or More Each Year

As a financial advisor, do you want to earn US$1 million or more each and every year? We’re talking about earning at these levels no matter how the stock or bond markets are performing, or how the economy is doing. If your answer is yes, then keep reading…<p>There are a number of proven strategies you …

The Remarkable Truth about 52-Week High Stocks

Pop quiz:<p>A stock you own just hit a 52-week high…<p><b>Does it make you nervous?</b><p>On Wall Street, there are many highly publicized metrics that can trigger …

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It’s Not a Chase For Yield, It’s a Chase For Fees

“One lesson from 2008 is that if it’s very complicated and you don’t understand it, maybe you shouldn’t buy it.” – Harry Markowitz<p>It appears some …

Investing

The Real Price of Fast Growth

J.Hilburn was a startup that had beat the odds.<p>In 2012, the company, which sells custom high-end men's clothing through a network of personal stylists, had survived five years, grown to 80 employees, and attained a pleasing growth curve: $35 million in revenue, up from less than $17 million a year …

Startups

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Creighton University Online Masters and PhD Degrees

PROMOTE POSITIVE CHANGE<p>The online Master of Public Health provides skills and strategies to create health programs for at-risk populations.<p>Influence …

Health Care

The Art of Self-Promotion on Social Media

If you’ve been to any of Buffer’s social media accounts recently (take Twitter, for instance), you may have noticed that the lion’s share of stories …

Will The Largest US Companies Hurt Your Portfolio?

There is substantial evidence that, over the long term, larger companies tend to have worse stock price performance than smaller ones. The work of Nobel prize winners in economics, Bill Sharpe and Eugene Fama, among others, support this. Therefore, it is potentially worrying when a stock like Apple …

7 Ways to Increase Your Value Proposition

What makes your customers choose you over all the other options out there? This is what's called your value proposition.<p>Let’s face it. There are plenty of other businesses out there that offer products and services similar to what your business offers. What makes you different? What makes your …

Business Strategy

Wall Street ends mixed, recovers from Ukraine-driven slide | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks ended mixed on Friday, paring an earlier selloff sparked by reports of Ukraine shelling a Russian armored column.<p>Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange August 12, 2014. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid<p>The tech-heavy Nasdaq was lifted by gains in stocks …