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This week (February 21-28) is the 9th Annual National Entrepreneurship Week. One thing that successful entrepreneurs do is watch trends that will have an effect on their businesses. (You can get my 2015 7 Trends Affecting Your Business Right Now list by clicking here.)
One trend I’ve watched for 3 years now is the shift in our economy from credit to cash. You might think I’m crazy, but in fact there are many things that point to businesses and consumers moving away from credit. Credit interest rates are outrageous from the consumer standpoint. From the business owner’s standpoint the merchant fees are incredibly high for small business owners and solo entrepreneurs.
While not without its problems, consider the growing use of BitCoin and other digital currencies. Business owners are …
Do you ask for what you want? Most people don't. But here's the thing - the universe cannot provide what you don't ask for. In this 1 minute video I talk about asking for what you want.
There's an art to asking, for sure.
Ask firmly but politely.
Push pass any "first no" that you get by asking why what you have asked for isn't possible.
Ask to speak with the person whose decision it is to make.
Explain in only one succinct sentence why you are asking.
Do business with those whose mindset is "let's make this happen" instead of "it's not our policy."
Let the other party know, very politely, what the consequences of a no answer will mean. (They may or may not care.)
I've worked with more than one business owner who tells me "I'm too shy to ask." …