Provendus Blog

Know Like Trust & Try

Customers buy from vendors they know, like and trust. Chances are you will buy a Pepsi or Coke over a generic soda, even if the generic pop is cheaper. You do this because you know, like and trust the Pepsi … Read more

Cop an Attitude for Real Networking Results

If you aren’t sure if you are getting a return on your networking investment, or you want to make your efforts pay off, then start by adjusting your attitude. A certain breed of person loves to network in person. They are … Read more

Are You Sabotaging Your Sales? What Every Business Owner Should Know About Communicating True Value

Ask an entrepreneur about the biggest challenges in his business, and you will inevitably hear that his potential customers don’t see or understand the value of his product or service. The entrepreneur’s prospects are not buying, or they are asking … Read more

Is Niche-Phobia Holding You Back? 3 Powerful Reasons to Get Over it Today!

I’m sure you’ve heard it before –  the arguments for defining a narrow niche for your business. And yet, you don’t quite believe it. It seems to go against common sense. Why narrow your potential market? Don’t you want to … Read more

1 Simple Strategy to Find Great Employees

Recruiting and retaining top talent is important for achieving a solid competitive advantage in any industry.  We would all like a team full of A-Players. For small business owners in rural America, finding A-Players to fill positions is a significant … Read more

The Secret to Low Stress Productivity for Overworked Entrepreneurs

Picture this: it’s late at night, and you’re working to finish up a presentation that’s due tomorrow. You’re exhausted and you know you’re not doing your best work, but it can’t be helped. You have to just get it done. … Read more

5 Reasons for Disengaged Employees (2 may surprise you!)

If you’re like most small business owners, you watch your bottom-line closely. Payroll is typically one of the largest expenses in a small business. It’s also the source of a significant hidden cost—employee disengagement. During the Pumpkin Plan 1-Day Kickstart, … Read more

Top 10 Purchasing Mistakes Small Companies Make

  “All decisions are emotional”, says Jeff Thull of the P.R.I.M.E Resource group.  We only do as much research as we need to do to justify the decision we already made.  This leads to BAD decision making!  To totally remove … Read more

Business Coaches: How To Find Your Niche, Instantly

Most business coaches and consultants serve a variety of clients. They pride themselves on having varied experience. They love to help people, and they figure the more different types of businesses they work with, the more opportunities they have to … Read more

Are you motivated enough for growth?

If you want to grow your company and continue to reach new goals, chances are you will also need to make some changes along the way to how you do things. And change is hard, even when it’s a positive … Read more

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