Freelance SaaS Content Writer
Imagine that one day, a video of your dog and cat goes viral on YouTube. Next thing you know, you’re launching a pet travel company featuring their faces. Well, that’s exactly how it happened for Devon and Ashley Meadows, the husband and wife partners behind Next Level Pet.
When Erin Reckner’s friends told her she’d be a great Stylist for Stella & Dot, she didn’t realize she would be signing up for a fulfilling career in the fashion industry—one that would eventually lead her to netting 5,000 orders in a year.
Deidre Peak was a police officer when she decided to take a chance on starting Sweet Addict, her Etsy bakery shop. With three young girls at home, and a husband who also worked odd hours and long shifts as a firefighter, it was time to make a change in her lifestyle. She’s never regretted that move for a second.
“For me, it was like jumping off a cliff.” This is a sentiment echoed by many consultants who strike out on their own, and Christian Michael is no exception. A philanthropic consultant, Christian spent 15 years honing his expertise before establishing a sole proprietorship with private clients including Capital One and the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation.
Deadlines: We all have them, and we all dread them. Even when we meet them, there's always another one just around the corner. It's not hard to see why studies show that deadlines are the most common cause of workplace stress.
A business lunch with a client. An Uber ride to the airport. Drinks at the hotel bar with a colleague. All these expenses could qualify for travel reimbursement, but how do you make sure everyone’s receipts and records are all accounted for? According to estimates by IBM, faulty and unreliable data costs $3.1 trillion a year–and that’s just in the U.S. Relying on a traditional process of travel reimbursement involves sorting through paper receipts from multiple employees, filing, passing the paperwork on to accounting, onward to the CFO’s approval, then ultimately transferring the correct amount to the employee.
In 2000, the TV show Sex and the City featured its main character Carrie Bradshaw enjoying a cupcake from Magnolia Bakery, a real bakery in Manhattan. This started a nationwide cupcake craze that gave birth to other chains like Sprinkles, Georgetown Cupcake, and the now-defunct Crumbs Bake Shop.
More customers, increased volume of orders, and higher profit margins. If you’re looking to take your wholesale business to the next level, you’ll need to achieve all three. But in order to do that, you need to switch up what you’re doing—you can’t expect to increase your sales all of a sudden if you keep doing the same thing.
If you’re reading this, you might be struggling to keep up with your customers. Maybe there are too many and you feel like you’re not tracking them properly and falling behind in some way. Or maybe there’s been a recent crisis like a big customer cutting ties. On the other hand, you might be thinking that certain customer relationships aren’t worth your time and effort.
When the hip dessert brand, Jeni’s Ice Cream, started looking for a CRM to help manage their wholesale relationships that included both mom-and-pop shops and large retailers like Whole Foods, its number one goal was customization. That’s because using a CRM for wholesale relationships is a whole different game than using it for your usual sales transactions.
You might be thinking that the last thing you want for your sales team is to add yet another task to their workload. Why invest in content when it’s traditionally more in line with marketing? It’s simple. A sales team that knows how to leverage content can reap numerous rewards, including: Increased lead generation Increased brand awareness Higher authority and credibility Higher conversion rates
When you have a rockstar account executive on your team, your job becomes a whole lot easier. And almost all sales managers have a rough idea of what they’d like to see in candidates. But when you’re facing a potential candidate, it’s easy to miss the more subtle qualities that could really boost your team’s overall performance. Traits like a drive to succeed or the willingness to learn are not always apparent on a resumé.
No one wants to be the person to tell someone they’ve just lost their job. But sometimes, ripping off the Band-Aid is the only thing you can do to heal a wound. According to a Harvard Business School study, quickly parting ways with a toxic hire can save you up to $12,500 in the long run. As a sales manager, it falls on you to identify which one of your sales reps is causing the most damage to your team and let them go. But how can you tell when a sales rep is just struggling with performance, versus showing signs that they’re unwilling (or unable) to improve?
Hustling is the mode of operation for sales teams, and nowhere is it truer than in sales management. The term sales management implies that you’re actively managing your sales activities. From analyzing current sales reports to forecasting future sales, a sales manager is tasked with duties that ensure the team continues to grow and increase productivity, and therefore profitability.
Are you a professional seller on Amazon? Or maybe you sold off a few personal items last year? Either way, you may be wondering if you need to report those earnings to the IRS this tax season. We’re here to answer those questions for you as you get busy with those tax forms. Below are some tips for making sure your forms are in order with all qualifying deductibles in place.
Selling on eBay can be a fun hobby or a serious business. It’s important for both casual sellers and full-blown business owners to know that their income may be subject to taxes. For further clarification on what classifies as income, here are a few things all eBay sellers should know.
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Once in awhile, a game changer emerges to transform everything we ever knew. It’s no secret that Amazon is such a company in more ways than one. But when it comes to their warehousing practices, exactly how has it changed the landscape for others in the industry?
When Uber first launched in San Francisco in 2010, it was a disruptor in the market. Its goal: to replace the existing passenger transportation system with a more progressive startup model.
As the center of fashion and art, Soho is an excellent neighborhood for visitors to New York City. Fortunately, it’s also a hotspot for elegant boutique hotels with top-notch design and dining options. Here are 10 of the best.
With its “locals only” atmosphere, Jamaica is Queens’ best-kept secret—and one we’re happy to spill! Next time you’re hankering for some destination dining (think freshly made dumplings, soul food, and vegetarian diner grub), consider one of the best restaurants in Jamaica, Queens.
The birthplace of the famous classic Manhattan, New York is a mecca when it comes to cocktails – check out where to get those all-time favorites, as well as the best signature inventions, on the streets of vibrant SoHo.