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SELLING A


dmittedly the word 'salesperson' will have many people grimacing into their coffee cups.


They are often thought of as manipulating, pushy, even dishonest. However, as a new entrepreneur the first thing you will ever do is sell. Not only will you have to sell your product or service, you will have to sell yourself. If you are looking for funding, you will have to sell your idea to potential investors. Being able to sell something –


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and to sell it well – requires real skill. For this you’ll certainly need outstanding communication skills; the ability to listen well, to read the needs of your customer or potential investor and ask the right questions. Knowledge of what you are selling is essential but in today's competitive market you will need far more than that to stand out. In fact, the mistake some sales people make is talking too much about their product and not listening enough. Rather than focusing purely on your own


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product, which you’ve lived and breathed for months, be sure to understand your potential client or investor’s market. Be prepared to change to fit their particular needs. This means planning with precision, researching religiously and working your network. It will be worth it! Sales skills are vital in any job so even if you don’t become a successful entrepreneur, they are worth honing. You will be indispensable to any organisation and will probably never go hungry.


for your supper


Whether you are selling ice to Eskimos or flip-flops to the UK’s biggest retailer, honing your sales skills will be the most important thing you ever do


“will make you stand out


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