1) Be realistic about your business objectives 2) Understand your unique value proposition 3) Take a hard look at your competition 4) A marketing foundation is absolutely necessary for your success 5) For best results, marketing and sales should work hand-in-glove 6) Plan for the future 7) It's all in the execution and learning
Persuasive vs. Assertive vs.Systematic – being organized and doing things step-by-step
What makes you different?
“ This guy’s was walking down a street when he falls in a hole. The walls are so steep he can't get out. A doctor passes by, and the guy shouts up, 'Hey you, can you help me out?' The doctor writes a prescription, throws it down in the hole and moves on. Then a priest comes along, and the guy shouts up 'Father, I'm down in this hole, can you help me out?' The priest writes out a prayer, throws it down in the hole and moves on. Then a friend walks by. 'Hey Joe, it's me, can you help me out?' And the friend jumps in the hole. Our guy says, 'Are you stupid? Now we're both down here.' The friend says, 'Yeah, but I've been down here before, and I know the way out.'&quot; Leo McGarry, The West Wing: Noel (Season 2)
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Career Success Factors for Entrepreneurs A Career Coach’s Perspective Matt Casey January 20, 2011
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