Insurance franchises offer opportunities for small business owners with previous sales or finance experience. And these companies provide expert help along the way. So their guidance helps your business constantly grow. Insurance Franchise Opportunities Check out 15 of the top insurance franchise opportunities in the US to get started. Allstate Insurance Company Allstate Insurance provides…

Every business needs to start using video in their marketing. Video humanizes and personalizes your brand. This is all part of building your personal brand, or as I write in my book “Celebrity CEO” (coming out April 2019), it’s an important part of the process of getting attention and educating your community. It does not…

The vending machine industry brings in more than $6 billion annually. Though revenues have declined a bit in recent years, there are some industry trends and interesting niches that could make it an appealing opportunity for aspiring entrepreneurs. On April 24-26, NAMA (National Automatic Merchandising Association) will host its annual trade show in Las Vegas.…

Businesses sometimes overuse marketing strategies. Whether B2B or B2C, marketing doesn’t impress customers as before. In fact customers can bore easily of your marketing approach. A recent WHM survey looked at the B2B advertising market. It concluded decision-makers are indeed bored. They want creative and engaging ads as part of their buying journey. While consumer…

Online shopping isn’t normally considered to be a particularly social experience. But Betabrand wants to change that. The fashion brand integrates customers into its product development process. And this has led to some really interesting offerings like yoga pants that look like dress pants and a sweater that uses thermoregulating technology so you can enjoy…

Your business needs referrals to grow. Many businesses receive only random referrals. You can’t always control how often they come and from whom. But a referral network can potentially help you gain a bit of control over the process. Your business can build many different types of referral networks. They include those with formal agreements…

For most sales professionals, the hardest part of cold calling is overcoming objections. Objections are an  inevitability of cold calling  that can take many forms: “I’m not interested.” “I don’t have budget.” “I’m using a competitor.” “We’re not ready yet.” “We don’t need to change.” “Just send me some information.” The list goes on. The…

Former U.S. President Ronald Reagan had a great grasp on what it means to be an entrepreneur and small business owner.  He understood the challenges faced by small businesses and entrepreneurs, and the magic they create. Ronald Reagan Quotes on Small Business and Entrepreneurs President Reagan (pictured above) not only understood this, but he lived…

Traditional fixed places of work, such as the office are detached from the way today’s workforce actually works. This is in part being driven by remote/freelance workers. And according to the third annual “Future Workforce Report” from Upwork, 73% of all teams will have remote workers by 2028. With close to three in four teams…