credit card salesAs a business owner, you're always looking to improve your sales. But how can you do it? You might feel like you've tried everything, but I bet we have some tips you haven't tried yet. Courtesy of MasterCard, here are three ways to expand your sales that you might not have tried yet:

1. Use the "tasting spoon" technique.

Give people a taste of your product or service and let them see how great it is. Not only does this help establish trust and credibility with your customers, but it gives you a chance to build a relationship with a prospective customer.

2. Don't let payment get in your way.

Give your customers as many options for payment as possible. By offering a variety of payment options, including cash, credit, check and mobile payments, you make is easy and cost effective to take payments and make sales. Because it's so easy, your customers are more likely to become repeat customers and recommend you to their friends and family.

3. Build trust with your customers.

Trust can be very hard to build, and very easy to lose - especially when it comes to your customers. Show customers that you value their privacy and security. By keeping their data safe and secure, you can bring in more customers and get those who love your product or service to give positive reviews.

To read more tips, check out MasterCardbiz.com.