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In today’s fast-paced world, perception is reality. On average, you only have a mere 7 seconds to capture someone’s attention through any marketing tactic. According to the Harvard Business Review, your long-term success depends on winning the attention of others. What sets most successful businesses apart is an ability to capture others’ attention visually and through the written word. These businesses understand that if no one is paying attention to them in a meaningful way, no one will invest in their products or services. Steve Rubel, chief content strategist at Edelman (one of the world’s leading global communications firms), says it best. “Attention is the most important currency that anybody can give you,” he says. “It’s worth more than money, possessions or things.”

So, we ask, what perception are you giving your clients or customers? Are you taking your marketing seriously? Have you paid real attention to your message and look? Does your marketing make an impact?

Lucky for you, Minute Print is here to help. Through our “Be Bold” campaign, our talented staff is committed to bringing your company’s brand to life through exceptional customer service, impeccable design, and the highest quality printing services.

Wondering what this means exactly? It means we’re here to get the job done no matter what it takes. We’re asking you to trust our bold approach to your marketing. Whether it be a flyer or brochure, or a simple business card, we believe every element of your company’s identity is critical in the eyes of your audience. Our experienced design and print team will work directly with you to make sure every aspect of a project is handled with a strategy that aligns with your business goals.

The amazing part is that our talents and abilities are matched with unparalleled efficiency. We have the manpower and ability to be detail-oriented while still delivering a flawless product. Armed with a vision for our customers, along with the most advanced technology in the printing industry, our team thrives on a pure boldness for innovation that prevails in everything we do.  

Are you ready to get bold with your marketing? Explore the possibilities with Minute Print and let our team bring your brand to a whole new level.   

 

7 Sales Suggestions for Small Business

7 Sales Suggestions for Small Business

In the world of small business, sales are critical. After all, all of the advertisements, marketing efforts and customer support in the world can’t make a difference unless you know how to close the deal with a customer. When it comes down to the bottom line, sales matter. 

However, discovering how to make the perfect sale has been a dilemma and argument among professionals for almost as long as business has existed. What one person recommends, another disagrees with. While one sales trend is popular now, it might not be popular in a few years. Things can get confusing. Fortunately, there are some foolproof sales tips every business professional should know. Check out these seven sales suggestions for small business.

1. Know your audience.
Like marketing, knowing your audience is vital to a successful sales strategy. While this might seem obvious, many professionals rush into a sale without fully understanding what their prospects want or need. Take time to identify who you’re selling to, what their potential needs are and ask the right questions to truly know your audience.

2. Be authentic.
Prospects can smell a fishy salesman from a mile away, which is why authenticity is key to a successful sale. You have to fully know and care about your product or service, and what it can do for the customer. Have a genuine desire to help the customer, more than simply wanting to hit your quota. When a prospect believes you’re authentic, they’ll be more inclined to buy.

3. Build relationships.
When you focus on a one-time deal, your efforts are short-sighted, and could hurt potential sales opportunities in the long run. Instead, consider building substantial relationships with customers, so they will want to come back again and again. While customer acquisition is necessary, customer retention truly makes businesses succeed.

4. Understand sales cycle.
Knowing the sales cycle is crucial to an effective sales person, because it makes the process more manageable and less overwhelming. The Balance says, “Get familiar with the seven stages of the sales cycle that go from prospecting to asking for referrals from the new customer, and begin to systemize the process.”

5. Create the elevator pitch.
An elevator pitch is always a useful tool to have in your back pocket for sales. The more comfortable you are delivering a summary of who you are and what the company does, the more sales you will make. Sit down to write out your elevator pitch, then rehearse it to perfection so you can use it over and over again.

6. Teach something new.
With everything customers can spend their money on, you need to find something that sets your business apart from the crowd. For example, teach them something. Bring something new to the table that actually teaches the prospect different or missing information about their business or personal life. Not only will they appreciate it, but they’ll even try your product.

7. Use technology.
Technology isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, so why not use it to your advantage throughout the sales process? For instance, a CRM tool can track your email open rates to let you know who out of the prospects has opened your cold email more than once since receiving it. Evaluate the tools and tech at your company and see how you can use them in sales.

With any small business, sales are crucial to success. When it comes right down to it, you need customers, and closing a sale brings them in. If you want to boost your strategy, keep these seven sales suggestions in mind and see how your bottom line can grow.

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