Category: Sales

Small Business Saturday November 26: what it really means to those retailers and why you need to shop small!

Small Business Saturday November 26: what it really means to those retailers and why you need to shop small!
Once upon a time I owned a boutique in a small town. Despite having another job as a self employed, independent sales rep, I had always dreamed of owning a store. For eight years I lived that dream but unfortunately that dream had to end. Thank you economy in 2008 and the myriad of shoppers... Read more »

Black Friday: How about waiting until small business Saturday?

Black Friday: How about waiting until small business Saturday?
As if we haven’t heard enough about Black Friday this fall we will now get to hear about it every five minutes this week. The funny thing is, we seem to have Black Friday type deals going on all year long. By the time Friday rolls around, people have already blown a wad of money.... Read more »

Cold Calling in Sales: the fine line between pushy and totally obnoxious

Cold Calling in Sales: the fine line between pushy and totally obnoxious
For the past fifteen years I have been an independent sales rep. I sell cool stuff: women’s stuff. Jewelry, handbags, really fun reading glasses. I love my job. For fifteen years I have loved my job actually. Sure, there are moments when I get frustrated just like anyone else but I freaking love what I... Read more »
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