I like the blog format that Corporate Sales Advice gives me to publish my ideas on sales training and sales consulting. Blogs like this are great resources for people learning about new subjects.
I read a lot of blogs and I make comments on a few of them (all sales related – imagine that). The blog format gives everyone a chance to expand the general knowledge of any subject.
I like to think that our Corporate Sales Advice blog will be filled with 1,000s of pages one day all related to expanding the sales profession.
There is another format out there that provides help. It is called a forum.
Sometimes people have specific questions about their business and they need knowledgable help. When you need to ask a specific question then a good old fashion web forum is still hands down the best method to get an answer to that question.
A few months ago I found a small business forum where I have been making periodic posts. The small business forum is attached to the Bank of America web site. The topics range from sales to HR, and legal to e-commerce. You can find this particular forum here:
It’s interesting to see the specific questions that small business owners need to have answered. Blogs don’t give you that interaction that the forums provide. But blog writers do have the specific knowledge that the forum users need.
So keep writing those blog post but also visit your favorite forum as well. There you have a chance to immediately improve another person business.
PS: These larger forums also help you with your individual SEO work as well as providing immediate help to the small business owners.
David Peterson – President: Atlanta Sales and Consulting
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