In my role as a broadcaster, the radio station provides a Business Consultation package which consists of an interview

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with local business owners in addition to a private Strategy Consultation with myself.

With that said, here is an example on the type of [Advertorial] interview that you can expect from myself. Here I am interviewing Andrew Sparks MBA, who is seasoned Sales Professional expert in developing and executing Sales Processes. Andrew has developed sales teams skilled in selling high ticket items [thousands of pounds] Here is some of what we cover at the outset :-

  • Different types of Sales People
  • The Science Of Sales
  • Importance of following a Sales Process

Andrew Sparks then goes on to outline the fact that Sales is about ‘two way communication’. He makes the point that sales conveys a specific message to the end use client via specific Marketing Channels. One imortant point raised is :-

  • Client needs confidence, permission and option to let the company know what they think

Sales is about a transcation so that the customer willingly pays money for the product and/or service as during the sales process; the Sales Professional will have expertly conveyed the key Features and Benefits of the product to the end user. We cover quite a few points during the interview – some of the others are :-

  • Positive Motivation
  • Negative Motivation
  • Laddering
  • Needs
  • Desires
  • Wants
  • Length of time of the Sales Process
  • Value Proposition of the Product/Service
  1. Attributes
  2. Consequences
  3. Values

Take a listen and as always, should you have any comments  [if you wish to contact Andrew maybe ??] feel free to get in touch.

Best Business Success,

-Stephen C Campbell


It is essential if you are starting a new, home-based business that you plan every possible thing that could happen. Not only does this help you reach a goal for the future, it also helps if you are trying to get financing for your

home-based business. This important information is what makes up a home business model. And there are four basic components of each stage of building a business. A great business model can only be composed after the components of each stage have been identified.

The components of a home business model include the infrastructure. The core capabilities are capabilities and competencies necessary to execute a company’s business model. The partner network is the business alliances with complement other aspects of the business model and the value configuration, which is the rationale that makes a business mutually beneficial for a business as well as its customers. The offering of a home business model is the value proposition.

These are the products and services a business offers. In short, it is what the customer gets for what the customer pays. A customer can evaluate a company’s value on two broad dimensions with multiple subsets. The vendors marketing and sales efforts offer a customer value proposition. Next come the customers. You need to know who your target customers are, the target audience for your business products and services.

The distribution channel is the means, which a company delivers its goods and services to a customer. This could be through a simple means as the postal service or a major trucking company driving your products across country. Customer relationship is key in a business model.

One of the first things I do when working with a new client is to establish what they believe is their Compelling Value Proposition Or Unique Selling Point. Of course this is all marketing speak which the majority of small business owners are not familiar with.

In everyday language the question I lead them to answer is “why should a customer want to do business with me?” or “

what is so special about my product or service”.  The answer to this leads us on to lots of different outcomes as we look at

marketing channels, customer satisfaction, customer retention and so on, some of which I will cover in future posts. But for

you the reader, business owner or someone with a business idea – get a blank piece of paper and write down the answer to

this question.

 

For example : I (Steve Campbell) have conducted business in around 20 countries throughout Europe, the Far East and

spent much time in the U.S. (which I absolutely loved) as well as living in the Far East (Japan) for over 2 1/2 years. This

coupled with my experience of running my own organization, experience of customers from a wide range of cultures

coupled with a strong academic foundation and expertise in Internet Marketing and developing technologies gives my customers confidence that I can bring all that background to help them with their business.

 

It is satisfying for me having come from a Research and Development background and a base of marketing in the

computer industry to now work across a wide range of market sectors.

 

In closing, if you can answer the question as to why someone would benefit from doing business with you, then you will be

in a muich stronger position to start telling people about it and providing your product or service to the world.

 

Good luck with your business and marketing, let me know if I can be of assistance to you.

 

Feel free to post your comments and let me know what you think.

 

Thanks,

 

-Steve http://www.CapidHouser.Com/

 

PS : check out this resource put together by me and my team

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