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Who suffers more?
As is well known, this is a global problem that affects every sector of the market regardless of their geographical location. The effects of the crisis, obviously not only suffering but also at consumer level and also suffer in all areas or departments of any company. But perhaps the areas of marketing and sales are those that suffer most from economies rescission.
And I wonder … Why?
First, they are often the first to suffer from the personnel adjustments and economic resources. Secondly, because it rests largely on the enormous responsibility that entails selling when things do not work. In these circumstances, there is no magic or unique sales strategies. The answer lies in the ability of adaptation and creativity of each employer.
Who can cope with the crisis?
According to several experts, independent entrepreneurs and small businesses are those that can best address difficult periods, which can better exploit and survive in times of recession, including relaunching and strengthening the business for when the time of austerity. This is possible thanks to the flexibility of adaptation of these entrepreneurs. Although the budget is not as high as that of big business, flexibility, dynamism and adaptability to different situations make a difficult situation that is being privileged.
If small businesses make the most of this situation and accept that the crisis can be an opportunity to generate other services, diversify and take supplements to help strengthen the core business enterprises will be the most favored in the short, medium and long term.
How do we get?
Following 7 simple and effective strategies:
1. Assess your market. It is very important to analyze how the crisis affects your market, so you’ll have the opportunity to identify alternatives to your product / service or even if there is another niche market or to sell at that time.
2. Differentiate the offer depending on the pocket. As demand is very fragmented, the fragment must be bid. There are different ways of approaching clients of different profiles: the voice marketing, telemarketing, marketing, social networks, email, SMS, etc.
3. Be prepared to sell. The vast majority of employers in mind only has to sell, buy and sell without doing so, thinking that your sales force should draw chestnuts from the fire because it is. You sound familiar? The solution is not to sell but to sell. To have to reckon with a toolkit such as having effective website and invest in the human factor, that is to devote time and resources to motivate the salespeople, train them and listen. This helps to raise labor productivity significantly.
4. Create services. It is as simple as creating a very attractive short-term to invite the customer to take the opportunity, but some of the benefits over the lifetime of the service.
5. Making alliances with suppliers and with other employers to achieve cheaper, and with new sales channels.
6. Do not miss a single customer. It is easier to retain and sell to customers who already have to attract and sell to new ones.
7. Knowing your customer portfolio. Only if we know who our customers are the best in terms of solvency and profitability, we can focus our efforts on them loyalty and streamline the budget we have provided for this purpose.
In hard times the best bet to increase sales is to make a trade adjustment, which has nothing to do with layoffs, but rather to make a thorough analysis of your market and your sales force to identify new or complementary services market niches and overcome weaknesses in your sales and enhance their knowledge and skills with proper training and coaching to enhance the sales process.
When you are finally done with your high school education, there is no doubt that you’ll be enrolling into a college. Many times when a child reaches the age of 20, they are no longer covered by their parents’ insurance and this can lead to a troubling situation if they are not working and just strictly going to college. However, many colleges offer health insurance plans. Whether one of these insurance plans are right for you or not takes a lot of deliberation.
College health insurance benefits are going to vary from campus to campus. Although many people think that they are free, this is not true. While there is usually no charge for an office visit and routine checkups, the student will have to pay for lab work and other specialist type of visits. Benefits will usually pay completely for only types of covered services at the campus health center. In the event that you have to see an outside doctor then the student’s coverage can drop up to 70% and run the risk of being required to pay a high deductible.
If you have a pre-existing condition, then you may have a problem with getting treatment at the college health center. Having a pre-existing illness or disability does not mean that you will be disqualified for obtaining a college health insurance plan, but you may not be able to get treatment for that pre-existing illness. This can lead to a number of problems if a new problem arises and is a product of a pre-existing illness.
All plans are different, so be sure you find out everything you can about your college’s plan. Be sure to check if you or your child will be covered during summer break when students are not taking classes. This is important because you don’t want to have an accident and find out that the insurance becomes inactive when they are not in class. Many colleges have coverage during summer break, but some do not.
Make sure you understand the plan. Is it an HMO, or can the member use any provider they want? This is just as important because you want to know where you can go in the event of an emergency, and there is nothing worse than finding out after the fact that you will be stuck with paying the full amount for a medical bill.
There really is no definitive answer as to whether you should or shouldn’t commit to getting college health insurance. Be sure that you understand your plan fully so that no problems can arise in the event of an emergency. While it is not free insurance, it surely will save you money in the event of an accident or illness.