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How to Negotiate a Better Deal

Learning how negotiate with video, business success tips and the only guide to negotiating you will ever need.  Conflict resolution and negotiating a better deal can be handled with shear force of will, being honest and hoping for the best.  True?

Not true.  Negotiation from a position of strength instead of as a victim increases the chance of closing a deal, getting a better rate, a lower price or bonus items.  You might even get your car washed or lawn mowed.  There are quick negotations which happen each day as the entrepreneur needs something NOW but gets resistance from the vendor.

Negotiating for a small business loan with a bank can seem daunting.  Hiring a small business loan broker who can help with the process is usually the best decision or you learn how to negotiate and take it on yourself.

The bad negotiators will have a lose-lose and no one gets what what they want.

Negotiation: “To confer with another person so as to arrive at a settlement of some matter; also to arrange for or bring about such conferences” (Merriam-Webster Dictionary)

When they say; "Everything is negotiable", you may think that might be true for almost everything ... but certainly not everything.  In order to test your negotiation skills, you may begin with saying "No" to every request made by those who want to sell you a product or service. For thsoe who are selling advertising, it is a negotiation tactic to have them come back on their last day "the deadline day". Cash in hand (visible) can inspire someone to sell because they know the end is near.

Will you take a soft approach for your negotiation?
Will you take a hard approach with your negotiation strategy?

Here are a few tips about how to negotiate better:

George Kohlrieser


Even when many of the preconditions for negotiation are present, parties often choose not to negotiate. Their reasons may include:

  • Negotiating confers sense and legitimacy to an adversary, their goals and needs;
  • Parties are fearful of being perceived as weak by a constituency, by their adversary or by the public;
  • Discussions are premature. There may be other alternatives available--informal communications, small private meetings, policy revision, decree, elections;
  • Meeting could provide false hope to an adversary or to one's own constituency;
  • Meeting could increase the visibility of the dispute;
  • Negotiating could intensify the dispute;
  • Parties lack confidence in the process;
  • There is a lack of jurisdictional authority;
  • Authoritative powers are unavailable or reluctant to meet;
  • Meeting is too time-consuming;
  • Parties need additional time to prepare;
  • Parties want to avoid locking themselves into a position; there is still time to escalate demands and to intensify conflict to their advantage.

To improve your negotiation skills, read The Only Guide for Negotiating You Will Ever Need

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