Are you running a business or its hobby?When I started running my Social media management agency, it started out as a hobby. I really didn’t see it as something I was going to run as …
The coronavirus has posed some problems for our nation, including closing of borders, limited supply of protective wear etc. But just as they say there’s a silver lining in every cloud, this pandemic has brought …
I am Jennifer Esenam Asare, a wife, mother and social entrepreneur. I am the founder and director of Novan Consult, a social enterprise that engages young people and women through social advocacy, empowerment and networking …
It was a beautiful moment when Mothers in Business gathered on the 21st of February, 2018 for the first Mompreneurship Success Clinic organized by Founder of the Ghana Mompreneurs Club, Mrs. Ethel Adjorlolo Marfo. The …
Maintaining a professional approach towards whatever you do especially as a business owner is very essential if you want to gain the trust of people, be taken serious and to attract good investors. More often …
Wondering what some of our Mompreneurs have been up to these past months. Take a look at some of the products our ladies are pushing into the market. They all come with an improvement and a touch of professionalism.
OJeanne Clothing outdoored some lovely backpacks perfect for kids and even moms who like to rock backpacks. They are also into men, ladies and kids wear and accessories. Contact Mompreneur Jeanne on 0244503147
|Backpack from Ojeanne Clothing|
Bashaasa Bissap has inched a notch higher with their packaging. Their latest is the Bashaasa Bissap 5 litres which is the new bottle in town. It is very easy to carry along and very affordable. Contact Mompreneur Mubarak Salih for all your orders on 0266001720.
|Bashaasa Bisaap 5litres|
Partiesgh is stocking some beautiful products and they are open to pre-orders. Make your events this weekend colourful with these lovely straws from their collection. It is suitable for all your party funtions . Also stocking soon, very beautiful paper bags. Pre-orders are welcome. Call Anna Quarshie on 0243966243 now!!!
|Paper bags from Partiesgh|
|Colorful straws from Partiesgh|
Mompreneur Selasi Dzikunu of Jayset Consulting also starts an online retail beauty, cosmetic and Personal care shop. The Delse Shop stocks products from Longrich and MGL Naturals. Take a lot at some of the unique products they have to offer their customers. Call to order on 0207941557 to order.
|Black soap from The Delse Shop|
|Shea butter oil from The Delse Shop|
The Ghana Mompreneurs Club was launched in February this year and has created a platform to motivate mothers who are entrepreneurs to be the best they can. To join call 0500233401.
Source: Ghana Mompreneurs Club
The MTN Foundation and Women in Tech Africa has join forces to create the most dynamic opportunity ever offered to study entrepreneurship in the start-up heart and innovation capital of Africa, Ghana. Spend 5 days …
He then shared a link with me and asked me to check out a Sales Training which was being organized by Petra. After checking out the details of the training, I got more interested in her personality so I went on Facebook to follow her page and started reading some posts from her.
The company decided myself and my colleague in the sales department join the training. This was somewhere in June.
One thing that has since stuck in my memory after the training was the aspect of being nice to Gatekeepers. This has now kept me going in my journey of selling and I must say it has yielded a lot of results. Gatekeepers are basically people that you usually need to go through to meet your main point of contact. It could be the security, front desk executive, personal assistant.
Petra informed us of her book which she was going to launch later on in the year and I made it a point to not miss it when the time was due.
The Book Sales 101, is an essential must have for any individual who wants to go into business. Whether you are an entrepreneur, employee, even the everyday hawker would shoot in Sales if they took time to read this book.
The First chapter made me realize that, whether or not we liked it we at one point in our lives sell one thing or the other. Petra makes it pretty clear to the reader and let’s them know Sales is not a tea party event. It is involving and requires hard work. However when you learn selling right, results become easy to achieve.
Her approach to differentiating between sales and marketing in the second chapter is also very clear. You get to understand that marketing supports sales to make selling a product, service or idea easier. However marketing is NOT selling.
Her chapter on the customer cannot be over emphasized as she walks us through how important it is to treat the customer as a queen. I learnt that no matter what I am doing at any point in time in the office, once a customer request comes through it has to attended to immediately. We should be ready to assist our customers even after office hours.
The processes she takes us through in the subsequent chapters also serves as a guide which allows Sales people work in an orderly manner, when they have a new lead to approach. As she stated in the book , if you skip one step you would definately meet that step along the line again.
Her chapter on Butterflies and Jitters was one of my favourite modules during the course. It is important to identify that one thing that helps you overcome those butterflies and jitters when you are in front of a customer to present your product or service. When you are able to master these moments you turn to gain a lot of confidence with time.
And finally as a sales person I have come to understand that there are times a customer would say NO , no matter how good your product or service is. What Sales 101 taught me is that ” No does not mean Never” keep the relationship with that prospect going. With time there is something that Prospect would need from you.
I will recommend the Sales 101 course and book to any young person who is lost in their sales career. Give yourself a boost with Sales 101. #Sales #Sales101
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Mary Abena Serwaa Dickson
Operations / HR Manager
NALO Solutions Limited