Erik Swensen

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5 essential tips to sell anything to anyone, according to a 'Shark Tank' Shark

Most people don't realize how important selling is — unless your paycheck depends on it!<p>Every time I mention selling, I always hear, "It's not for me", "You have to have knack for sales", or ;"I just can't do sales" — but this can't be farther from the truth.<p>Salespeople aren't the only ones selling …

Mark Zuckerberg Reveals the 5 Strategies That Helped Facebook Grow at an Insane Rate

These moves bring 'move fast and break things' to life.<p>7 min read<p><i>Editor’s Note: In the new podcast</i> <i>Masters of Scale</i><i>,</i> <i>LinkedIn co-founder and Greylock partner Reid Hoffman</i> <i>explores his philosophy on how to scale a business -- and at</i><i>Entrepreneur.com</i><i>, entrepreneurs are responding with their own ideas and</i> …

Social Media

A guy who runs an 8-figure business explains how to tell if you should be an employee or an entrepreneur

While sharing top marketing tips on OkDork, I founded AppSumo and Sumo, which is now an 8-figure business. (Before that, I saw what it's like to build a business as employee #30 at Facebook and employee #4 at Mint.com.)<p>For all the freedom to choose your own schedule, there are 90+ hour …

Battle of the Business VoIP: Skype for Business vs. RingCentral

If you're considering implementing a Voice-over-IP (VoIP) service, then there are several important things you need to consider. Which service offers the best pricing? Which service offers the most advanced feature set? Where will you get the best and fastest customer service? The best business …

One Habit Multi-millionaires Have That You Need to Take Up

Here are a few ideas on why and how to start your own "gratitude practice" from some of today's most successful people.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When I launched <i>The Pursuit</i> and began interviewing leading entrepreneurs, bestselling authors, …

Entrepreneurship

9 Rookie Sales Mistakes That Are Costing You Sales

When trying to close a deal, it's not all about you.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There was a time when salespeople could close sale after sale with just a few tricks of the trade -- a smile, a nice suit and a persuasive pitch. Not anymore. Today, pitching …

Selling

6 Ways CRM can Save a Fortune for your Business

So how can a CRM solution save you time and most importantly, money? Well, small business CRM solutions focus to improve an organisation’s …

CRM

How to schedule your day for maximum productivity when you run your own business

Time is a precious commodity, especially when you're a small business owner and it feels like there are always a million things to do.<p>"Most small business owners don't build time into their workdays for things that are not just run, run, run for the business," Laura Vanderkam, time-management …

The Best Marketing Software for Your Small Business

In order to grow your small business, it's important to attract new clients while also nurturing your existing customer base<p>A well-planned, carefully-executed marketing strategy can be one of the best ways to get the word out about your brand, but without an expert to guide you, that can be a big …

Small Business

3 Dumb Mortgage Moves

Interest rates have been inching up, with the 30-year fixed mortgage rate recently approaching4%. According to the Federal Reserve and general expectations, they'll continue rising in the coming years. That can have you thinking about buying a home sooner rather than later. Go ahead, but be …

Landing Pages Made Simple | ONTRAPORT

LANDING PAGES MADE SIMPLE<p>Create your own beautiful landing page in minutes with ONTRApages. It's free, always.<p>OVERVIEW<p>Free Landing Pages in …

Smart Marketing Tips for the Small Business Owner

First Steps to Marketing a Small Business<p>Updated October 08, 2017<p>It's difficult to start a business, let alone learn how to market it. It's not …

10 Books on Creativity to Spark Your Inner Genius

Creativity isn’t just a “wonderful to have” asset anymore. It’s a strategic part of business survival in a world crowded with businesses. Creativity, …

These are the best books Bill Gates read in 2016

The world’s richest man is studying up on tennis and electrical grids this year.<p>Bill Gates, philanthropist and cofounder of Microsoft, has kept up his reading and book reviewing. Today he released an annotated list of his favorite books from 2016. They include David Foster Wallace’s essays on …

Bill Gates

How To Claim Or Add Your Business To Google - Small Business Trends

Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL) is the epitome of resources for just about anyone — from business owners, to students, to consumers, to simple Internet …

Small Business

A complete Local SEO guide for small businesses

A practical local SEO guide for business owners.<p>Have you ever used Google to find something nearby? Like searching for “sushi”, “locksmith” or …