Don't be confused: your sales price is not a function of your costs to produce the product.

What is Market Research?

What is market research, and how do you do it?
A business opportunity is a need or want that can be met by a new business venture.

How to Pay Salespeople

There are three main ways to pay salespeople. Some are better than others, but any of them might be right for your biz.
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Should You Write a Book?

Someone, somewhere, is going to steal your business idea, so don't sit on it. A reader asked via #askDane on Twitter: Hi Dane. I sell . I've been thinking about writing an ebook describing exactly...
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The following post is made possible by support from UPS. A reader wrote: What is supply chain management? Ok, that seems like a really strange question to ask me but I'm game. Let me Wikipedia...