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Beginning a relationship is easy. Exploration is predominantly on the surface. Nothing too deep. Nothing too wide. Nothing too revealing. In the beginning, all is well. Friendships blossom. Feelings emerge. And life is good. It's like fast … more
All it takes is one bad slogan to bring hundreds of aspiring marketing gurus out of their shells. Yes, I'm referring to the perplexing "cooler & warmer" campaign for Rhode Island tourism. This episode would be humorous if it were not for … more
I am convinced that "trust" is the most important five-letter word in business – not "sales" or "money." Trust can be fragile, especially in the workplace. Once it's broken, few companies, managers or employees ever win it back. At every … more
A construction worker walked up to the reception desk at a doctor's office and was asked why he was there. "I have shingles," he replied. The receptionist asked for his name, address and insurance information and told him to have a … more
Last month, we discussed the fun geeks were having with the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s GDPNow. more
A man had gone to a circus as a small boy and decided to return years later. He was sitting in a cheap seat when an elephant came along, reached up into the stands, wrapped his trunk gently about the man and carried him over to the best seat. … more
Even a small sales force costs more than most small or midsize businesses spend annually on marketing. Optimize yours and make it a marketing channel that efficiently drives new business and grows revenue. Business owners often squirm in … more
I can't help it. I read some bad sales advice today and I gotta say something. I'll try to keep it positive, but my tongue is already bleeding from biting it. The title read: When sales calls stall. Every salesperson has … more
It took a long time but it had to happen. And it did. Finally, there are schools, summer camps and weekend experiences where kids learn how to tinker. This is far from what some call "futzing around" and others label wasting time. It's serious … more
When you walk into someone's place of business to shop or buy something, what are you expecting? Most people expect someone friendly, someone helpful when you need them, to be served in a timely manner, to be given fair value, to be … more
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