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Is Donald Trump Really Good for Small Business?
How a Virtual Assistant Can Help You Get More Leads for Your Business

Is Donald Trump Really Good for Small Business?

Take a Closer Look at the Candidate Before You Cast Your Vote

Donald Trump

Despite, or perhaps because of, his brash nature and political inexperience, Donald Trump has found a way to resonate deeply with small business owners. According to a recent poll from Manta, a small-business networking platform, a whopping 60 percent of over 2,000 small business owners polled planned to vote for Trump in the primary elections (with Ted Cruz coming in a distant second among Republican candidates at 16 percent).

Trump continues to claim that his business acumen and negotiating powers will prove useful in the White House, and so far, small businesses seem to agree. Though some participants in the Manta poll said outright that they “can’t stand Donald Trump as a person,” they favor Trump for his proposed tax policies and feel that he can relate to the ups and downs of owning a business.

While Trump may have found ways to survive as a business owner through decades of dramatic highs and lows, does that really mean he’s the best Presidential candidate for entrepreneurs? Before you cast your vote, consider the following:

He’s an Inaccurate Representation of the American Dream

Perhaps the largest reason

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How a Virtual Assistant Can Help You Get More Leads for Your Business

Virtual Assistants Can Increase Lead Generation by 97% virtual assistant

Long gone are the days when a Virtual Assistant was primarily hired to do secretarial work and personal assistant services. Today’s generation of virtual assistants are more skilled and highly proficient. From market research to legal transcription to translation services, there is a Virtual Assistant available to handle any conceivable project. If your business needs more revenue, a Virtual Assistant can help you with lead generation.

The life blood of every business is sales. To an extent this true; sales provide much needed revenues to sustain operations, fund expansion programs and business development strategies. But the level of sales a business achieves depends on the size of the market it acquires. Thus, sales are a function of the market that patronizes the products and services of a business.

In order to have sales, your products and services must have a market. It should be very clear by now that sales and marketing are two very different disciplines that share one objective: to create revenue.

In the days before social media and online networking, businesses relied on traditional marketing methods such as distribution of flyers, installation of posters, publication of ads and press …

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