Success in face to face sales

Face to face sales are often the most evocative and convincing ways of promoting your products and services – so long as you are good at it! There needs to be a passion about what you are trying to sell, as well as a deep understanding of the product range – whether that’s pricing, technical […] ...

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10 Things I Would Tell My Teenage Self If I Had a Time Machine

  Exercise and work out: wow, this one thing has such impact on your life, especially if you are a teenage boy. It makes you feel better. It improves your confidence. It makes you more attractive. It makes you better at sports. You get the picture. Learn to fight: take martial arts, not so you […] ...

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It’s not you, it’s me

Over the last few days I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about friendship and how hard it’s been for me to make friends. I’m a lot better at it now but there was a time when I couldn’t make a friend to save my life. I logically understand that it was my fault, but […] ...

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Those who stand for nothing fall for anything

We live in a great neighborhood. Not only do we have a million dollar view, we have some of the best neighbors a person could ask for. Evenings at the local restaurant lingering over a couple bottles of wine. Evenings out in the driveway sharing a few adult beverages while playing washers or corn-hole. Weekends […] ...

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Entrepreneurial Stories – Barnes Properties

Barb Getty is the sole owner of Barnes Properties in Indianapolis, IN. She’s a real estate investor, landlord/author (see attached cover art) but real estate investing wasn’t part of the plan … she was a stay at home mom of three teenagers when her 17-year-old son was killed in a car accident. Her daughters were […] ...

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How to respond when your family asks for money – My story

Almost four years ago I wrote an article that has had a profound impact on my readers. Since the beginning it has consistently been the most read – and most commented on article in my career. While I did spend a lot of thought, time, and effort writing the article, never in my wildest dreams […] ...

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Entrepreneurial Stories – Complete Computer Services

Izzy Goodman started Complete Computer Services almost ten years ago while working a full-time job at CBS Television. It was actually begun as a hobby: he built a website to discuss safety online. As the number of visitors increased, he offered some items to help defray his costs. Most of them were drop-shipped directly from […] ...

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Entrepreneurial Stories – BottledUpDesigns.com

This week’s entrepreneurial story is about Laura Bergman, the creator of Bottled Up Designs. Tell us about your company I have lived all my live in the Pennsylvania Amish Country. A life-long passion of mine has been digging and collecting antique glass and bottles reclaimed from the beautiful wooded habitats and rural farmlands where I […] ...

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Entrepreneurial Stories – Fatpacking

Steve Silberberg is the founder of Fatpacking, a business that combines his passion of backpacking and fitness. Steve, tell us in your own words about Fatpacking and why you got started Backpacking is my passion. For years, my vacations consisted of backpacking and hiking. Whenever I’d return to my corporate job, I noticed that my […] ...

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Entrepreneurial Stories – West Coast Aerial Photography

Mark Holtzman was in the sales industry for over 20 years and, in the late 90s, he began to realize he had reached a glass ceiling. In early 2000, Mark was sitting at the dinner table with his wife discussing his hobbies: photography and flying (general aviation). Mark started thinking “I wonder if I could […] ...

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