NewbieSalesFilter: So im giving sales a try for the first time in my life. I will be selling motorcycles one day a week. Its all commision. What advice can you give to a newbie motorcycle salesman so that i can succeed and make a little extra cash? Suggestions im looking for are, how to close? open ended questions?? Thanks in advance!!
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My singing group sells CDs online using paypal (accepting credit cards) on our website. We also sell CDs at shows where we perform, and so far have been accepting only cash and check. We would like to accept credit cards in hopes of getting even more sales. I'm having trouble finding/understanding the information on the paypal website. Basically, can we get peoples' credit card info (the chick chunk slider?) and manually enter the credit card info into paypal at a later time? (I don't mind doing this manually, it's 50 transactions at the most.) We are straying away from the automatic machines because 1) we won't always have access to power and phone lines 2)we don't want to sign up with another merchant account. Thanks for the help!
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I humbly and politely request your input on my forthcoming character-related logo wear apparel marketing. T-shirts, sweatshirts, keychains, hats, etc., featuring a character I created. [more inside]
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SAP / Oracle, these are the big expensive systems I want to avoid in a new business system. What other options are there for a small to medium sales comapany? [more inside]
When's the best time to buy a (probably used) car? [more inside]