Author: Laura Rose

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How Can I Improve My Closing Ratio in a Very Competitive Market?

A busy professional asks a question regarding employer/employee relationships. How can I improve my closing ratio in a very competitive market? We are losing too many potential jobs in the very competitive exterior home improvement field. How can I improve my closing ratio? This question is as common as it is complicated. It also isn’t isolated to exterior home improvement...

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How Can I Tell if This Person Will Make a Good Business Partner?

A busy professional asks a question regarding employer/employee relationships. How can I tell if this person will make a good business partner? I am looking for a business partner. How do I know that this person will be a strong leader and is good at execution? Is there a way to test their skills and check whether he/she possesses a...

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How to switch from Digital Marketing to Business Analysis

Today’s question comes from a busy professional: Is it possible to switch directions in my career, from digital marketing to business analysis? I am currently in digital marketing but I want to build a career in business analysis. Is that possible? Yes. It is possible to switch directions in your career from digital marketing to business analysis. But you don’t...

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Questions People Forget To Ask Their Boss

Today’s question comes from a busy professional: What are the questions you should always ask your boss? What do you need to find out, or clarify? And why? Please see my questions below. 1. What questions should people always ask their boss, and why are they important to ask? 2. Is it okay to ask your boss questions? Why might...

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Things to Avoid Saying During a Salary Negotiation

What are some things to avoid saying during a salary negotiation? Please respond with any top tips for mid-career people looking to negotiate a higher salary. It’s time to ask for a raise, what are some things to avoid saying during a salary negotiation? Common Traps Meet with your manager to outline exactly what you need to accomplish and deliver...

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5 Lies You Tell Yourself to Avoid Starting your New Year’s Resolutions

Today’s question comes from a busy professional: I can’t seem to stay motive past a few weeks on my New Year’s Resolutions. How can I stay motivated in my New Year’s Resolutions? You are not alone. Although many of us make resolutions, only 10% of us actually keep them. Some of the lies we tell ourselves are: 1. I never...

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How to Get Out of Your Own Way (And Make Faster Progress Towards Your Goals)

How to get out of your own way (and make faster progress towards your goals) Today’s question comes from a busy professional owner: How do I get out of my own way and make faster progress towards my goals? What are some steps I can take? What you are looking for is a CPS (Career Positioning System). Career Positioning System...

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Can I Start a Business Without Money?

Can I Start a Business Without Money? Today’s question comes from a busy entrepreneur and small business owner: I’ve been unemployed for a few months now. Could I still start a business without money? I’m curious because I’ve read about it but never made a decision. So I do believe that the answer would help me. Without knowing your talents,...

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How to Build an All-Star Team of Employees

How to Build an All-Star Team of Employees Today’s question comes from a busy entrepreneur and small business owner: What do you look for when you’re building an all-star team of employees? Do you seek out those who fit into your company culture, focus on skill sets, or look for enthusiasm? (Or maybe all of the above!) We’re a small...

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When Does Marketing Meet Customer Service?

When Does Marketing Meet Customer Service? Today’s question comes from a busy professional: When does marketing meet customer service? If your marketing and customer service strategies do not meet somewhere, your customers will fall through the gap. Having an understanding of how these two departments come together for the customer experience is critical to delighting your customer throughout their relationship...

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