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Advice for the Entrepreneur: Lee’s Tip #241

24 Oct 2017 Lee's Tips,Seller Resources

When is enough, enough? Online business owners have surely disrupted the business of retail. Along the way, there’s been a change in the way some entrepreneurs think about profit. You may not necessarily want to grow your business to grand heights.

I myself loved grand heights years ago, but now I have my limits as to what I need from my business. Maybe you have an outside job or Social Security or a pension and simply want to create some extra cash flow — just enough to pay some family bills or to give you more discretionary income.

So how do you know when enough is enough? By making a goal each quarter and going for it, then raising your goal for each subsequent quarter. You’ll soon find your comfort level, and you’ll learn a lot about what you truly want out of your business. Make a goal for this quarter, and see what happens.

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eBay Radio Guests: September 26, 2017 – Show 698

25 Sep 2017 Blog

Our guests for eBay Radio Show #698 on September 26, 2017, are:

  • Charlie Schilla, President, Supply Hut, and Top Rated Seller supplyhut: How I Went from Selling Out of My Bedroom to Shipping 800 Packages a Day
  • Debbie Wieder, Top Rated Seller thebookkiosk: Get Out Your Crock-Pot — The Holiday Season is Already Here
  • Liv Ellingsen, Product Manager, B2C Seller Marketing Levers, eBay: Changes to Markdown Manager in the 2017 Fall Seller Update
  • Shari Smith, eBay ID gino4603: 8 Ways to Get Your Listings Found
  • Lynn Dralle, Queen of Auctions, Ruler of the Queen’s Court and Top Rated Seller thequeenofauctions: The Queen’s Strategies for Q4 Success

eBay Open 2017: Tips from the Audience – Shipping and Networking

20 Aug 2017 Features

Known on eBay as pmgdavis, owner of eBay store BooksBears&Beyond, and topjimi123.

How Finding a Niche Can Help You Scale Your Business

13 Jun 2017 Features

Known on eBay as Top Rated Seller mama*johnson, owner of eBay store Robyn’s Nest Resale.

eBay Radio – Show 670 – Segment 8 – Top Rated Seller Hour

07 Feb 2017 Broadcasts,eBayRadio

From tiny acorn to mighty oak — growing your business on eBay! Our guest is Joe Cortese, known on eBay as Top Rated Seller noblespirit, Managing Partner of NobleSpirit and founder of PeSA (Professional eBay Sellers Alliance).

eBay Radio Guests: February 7, 2017 – Show 670

07 Feb 2017 Blog

Our guests for eBay Radio Show #670 on February 7, 2017, are:

  • Theresa Cox, Top Rated Seller clubred97: How Using Promoted Listings is Boosting My Sales
  • Louise Sanchez, Top Rated Seller herbscraftsgifts: Top Lessons Learned in 19 Years on eBay
  • Tod Cohen, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Global Government Relations, eBay, and General Counsel, StubHub: The BOTS Act and Current State of Ticket Resale Legislation
  • Vicki Conley, Top Rated Seller pictureithere: How Attending Live Events Helps My Business on eBay
  • Joe Cortese, Top Rated Seller noblespirit and Managing Partner, NobleSpirit: From Acorn to Mighty Oak – Growing Your Business on eBay

eBay Radio – Show 646 – Segment 4

19 Jul 2016 Broadcasts,eBayRadio

Growing your business on eBay with the Seller Hub!  Our guest is Parth Sethi, Senior Product Manager, Seller Hub, eBay.

eBay Radio – Show 641 – Segment 7 – Top Rated Seller Hour

07 Jun 2016 Broadcasts,eBayRadio

How to evolve to selling more and more on eBay! Our guest is Dan Riley, president of iBuyz, known on eBay as Top Rated Seller ibuyzdeal.

Advice for the Entrepreneur: Lee’s Tip #52

24 Sep 2013 Uncategorized

When I was a radio station account executive (advertising salesperson), I had to meet the goals set for me by my sales manager. Those goals went up, year after year. At first it was daunting. While it’s true that the cost of living goes up each year, the sales goals were way beyond that. I learned a valuable lesson. The best salespeople are creative. I raised the prices of the ad spots just a wee bit, then created packages of spots and sponsorships of events along with 10-second mentions, etc. The added value gave me more clients, and that’s what helped me reach my sales goals. Do you have sales goals? Do you want to grow them? If so, get creative. For example, bundle 2 or 3 products together and give them a fun name; raise your prices a little bit; list more. It works!

Advice for the Entrepreneur: Lee’s Tip #47

13 Aug 2013 Uncategorized

My mother told me, “Never hang around with people who make you feel bad about yourself.” This has proven to be prophetic in my business life as well. Naysayers usually come around whenever an entrepreneur has to take risks. Ironically, it is precisely those moments of risk that makes you an entrepreneur. “Should I buy that pallet of purses for $1500?” “Should I hire the kid next door to do my shipping after school?” And the really big question: “Should I quit my job to sell online full time?” (The negative Noras will come out of the woodwork on that one!) I don’t suggest you throw your family’s budget under the bus, but you do have to take some risks to grow a business. Listen to your friends, family and mentors… but in the end, the true entrepreneur is a risk taker. Just make sure you measure the amount of risk with which you’re comfortable. Then go for it!

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