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Business ConfidanceAs you build your online business, confidence will be the key to selling your brand to customers. There are a few things you need to know and have in place to boost your selling confidence.
You should first learn great communication skills!


Half of your business is learning how to communicate with your customers. You don’t have to over-do it. You just need to find an effective way to get your point across without boring or overwhelming your potential customer.
Sell! Sell! Sell!


The moment you make the decision to sell your business is exactly when you need to ensure that all your efforts are focused on running the business. You will find it hard to pull back from day-to-day operations or putting all your time and energy into the sale, but it’s essential to stay committed to everyday tasks. Buyers like to see that a business has future prospects, even if the situation is dire.


Proper Planning. Much of the desperation we see from business owners could’ve been avoided with proper planning. Planning can help you gain understanding and clarity about what you need to make your business a success. An effective business plan should involve all of your key advisors, with primary and contingent plans carefully and comprehensively laid out. The creation of the plan alone can give you the power and freedom to think clearly even when times are tough.


Failures will happen. If you don’t make a sale, just pat yourself on the back and keep it moving. You don’t have time to dwell on the negative. You should accentuate the positive. Keep telling yourself that you will succeed on the next try.


If you are given a bunch of “No’s”, it can be overwhelming but keep pushing because there will be a “Yes” coming soon. Learn from your failures and regard them as inconsequential, and take on a new challenge. Of course, you must learn from your mistakes, and be realistic about your abilities. People who try to over-reach often fall down. You should not allow that to happen in the name of self-confidence.


Socialize with people who are positive and supportive, who like and respect you. Give them the same support and respect that they give you. You should avoid people who are negative and critical of you. Such people erode your self-confidence. They make you look at your negative self, and not your positive self. After some time, you get enveloped in their cynical and negative world-view. Nothing can be more damaging than that. You should get rid of those types of friends as soon as possible.


These are just a few ways that you can boost your confidence and sell your business. You will need to remember that your business is your bread and butter. Go after that consumer with hunger!


Annetta Powell
Your Professional Success Coach

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