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    (0) Why do some people fail?

    The fast answer is that they don't try. What is your true commitment level? Here's an example. Two weeks ago I got a call from someone wanting to set up a new store selling African products in Los Angeles. He had seen our catalog, and was calling to get one for himself. I took his information to ...

    (0) 10 ways to make buying easier for your customers

    You can lose a lot of new customers if you don't make it easier for them to buy from you. Here's a quick checklist to make sure you are doing all that you can. 1. Have a merchant account to accept credit cards. More people will buy from you; and they will buy more; if they can pay you this way. 2....

    (0) Are you losing money and don't know?

    One of the ways that I can make our business better is by doing measurements. I used to think that I was wasting time with some of this kind of work. I really wanted to spend time with customers and work more at selling the products that I had on hand. What I have learned now though is that when I ...

    (0) How much work do people do on their websites?

    About two months ago, we began offering websites for our wholesale customers who needed a website. So far there are 30 different African stores who have set up their websites this way. Since then, here is what has happened with these new website owners. Some of these people have been set up in just...

    (0) New drum from Kenya

    New drum from Kenya

    These new drums from Kenya, East Africa are great fun for kids. These are also unique and beautiful home decorations. Most of all, they are exciting and fun to play. Authentic African drums that are priced so low, that everyone can experience the true rhythms of Africa. 

     

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    (0) Success Test

    Success Test

    You have probably already heard that most businesses fail in the first year. There are different reasons for this; and they can usually be boiled down to two basic problems 1. Not knowing what works 2. Not doing what works One time, we asked people who were just starting in our busi...

    (0) Success stories

    Success stories

    New ideas might be just what you need. There are hundreds of people running successful African businesses right now. If you aren't one of them (or even if you are); you can find some new ways to improve yourself and your business by seeing what's working for other people doing the sa...

    (0) How to reach your goals

    At the beginning of the year, you are probably planning your new goals and resolutions. To help yourself reach your goals, be prepared for the problems you will meet. Read on to find the two main reasons that people fail to reach their goals.

    Even if your business has great success when you start, y...
    (0) Why are we making this Blog - What's in it for you

    1. I really want to see our customers succeed.

    2. I also want to know what you do that helps make your business succeed. 3. I want to know more about things you need and want from Africa Imports. My name is Wayne Kiltz, and I am the owner of Africa Imports, and the moderator of this blog. May...
    (0) How to get customers to come to you

    Have you ever gone to visit your customers, and arrived when they were gone or not able to talk with you?

    Have you ever spent hours setting up the perfect display, and had only a few people stop to see what you have? Have you spent hours learning all of the benefits that your products can give to p...

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