The Office of Economic Development’s Daily Digest is a daily resource for business people. Here are three of our most clicked through stories for the week of May 27-31:
15 SIMPLE TRUTHS ABOUT SELLING
The art of selling is varied. It depends on many things: The product, the customer, the environment, the price. But like most art, the many winding roads lead to simple truths. These small bites of wisdom can help your business sell better and honestly. “Value the relationship more than making your quota,” “respect the customer’s time but give them a compelling reason to speak with you,” and remember, “everyone lives by selling something.”
EIGHT PLACES TO EAT YOUR LUNCH OUTSIDE
Summer is coming, which means it’s time to start to bringing your lunch and taking advantage of the free vitamin-D that will grace our city. If you’re tired of the cafeteria, Seattle has plenty of places to enjoy lunch outside, like the Harbor Steps, the picnic tables at the end of Pier 56, and The Garden of Remembrance. If you have a longer lunch break, take a ferry ride to Bainbridge Island.
10 WAYS TO HELP OTHERS THAT WILL LEAD YOU TO SUCCESS
Helping others should be a natural extension of every business leader’s responsibilities. Unfortunately, it doesn’t come as easily as you would think. Great relationships with clients often come from helping them, which can be done in a variety of ways. One of the easiest ways to help others is to simply share your knowledge. You don’t have to be in front of a classroom to teach. Every day there is an opportunity to educate someone about your area of expertise. The key is to keep educating yourself so you can stay ahead of the curve. Other things to consider include: finding out what’s valuable to them, sharing your resources, and giving introductions.
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