5 Must-have business skills

Are you a business owner or an aspiring entrepreneur? These skills will help you promote your services and rake in the profits.

Whether you are trying to grow an existing business or you want to freelance, there are certain skills you need to have.

In the video 5 Business Skills That Will Make You Rich" we take a closer look at these skills and find out why they can make or break your business.

Conversations

This might not seem like a skill but having good conversations can lead to business success.

"The better conversations you have with people, the more likely you'll gain opportunities."

Whether the conversation takes place in person or not it is important to know how to steer the dialogue in the right direction.

"Every conversation you have builds your business, builds your brand and builds your bank account."

Sales

Similarly sales is the key to a profitable business.

However sales is about much more than selling a product or service. "Selling is the art of persuading other people to do what is best for them."

This skill can be used to get by-in from employees or to sell yourself to potential clients.

"The more you learn how to sell yourself and other people, will determine your success in life."

Marketing

"Marketing is getting your message out there in the most persuasive way."

It's about choosing the right method to send the right message to the right market.

If you cannot reach your target market your product or service offering becomes futile. Effective marketing motivates people to learn more about and use your business.

Branding

Branding is what distinguishes your business from the competition. A brand establishes who you are and what makes your product or service unique.

Branding tells your customer why they need to choose you and what you have to offer.

A good brand sells itself because its value is understood by its client base.

Organisation

This includes the ability to set priorities, manage time and maintain order.

"Being in order to saves you time, money and a lot of frustration."

If your mind and life is chaotic you can not be productive and successful in your business ventures.

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By Cindy Payle - Portal publishing