Tag Archives: Entrepreneurship

Talk is Cheap, Commitment Counts

Entrepreneurs that are big on ambition and small on staff become singularly focused on the top line, the bottom line, and most of the lines in between! The empire that will emerge in the foreseeable future must make payroll again … Continue reading

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Not My Customer

The classic sales professional dilemma: is that prospect really a customer? Customers and prospects look a lot alike. In some cases, they are indistinguishable. Perhaps, they both requested additional information from the sales professional. They may come from the same … Continue reading

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The Power Of Story

The classic story of the business teetering on closing its doors until it is miraculously saved by a last minute sale is heartwarming but misleading. The eleventh hour invoice did not save it. The momentum created by the sale made … Continue reading

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Watch Your Metrics

The commercial with the fast-talking sales guy and lots of shiny objects screams, “We lose money on every sale! We make it up in volume!” Some folks justify the craziness by suggesting that they are aggressively selling loss leaders. The … Continue reading

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The Answer Is Yes, And…

Stop me if you heard this before: “Three blind mice walk into a bar and the first one orders…” The sales professional with a bunch of jokes is a tired cliché. But that does not mean comedy does not have … Continue reading

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Everything We Own Is In The Box

A dear friend recently moved from Nashville to San Diego. Opportunities were imminent. The adventure launched when his wife negotiated a transfer to Southern California. Their fortunes were about to improve dramatically. This personal development resembled a business deal, where … Continue reading

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Who Hears the Customer?

Who likes Girls Scout Cookies? The courageous young lady knocks on the door and asks, “Would you like to buy some Girl Scout Cookies?”. Of course, I say, “yes”. She responds, “Which ones would you like?”. Successful sales professionals hear … Continue reading

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