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Over my decades in business, I've noticed a baffling trend: "Sales" has become a dirty word. I'm on a lifelong campaign to change that. In fact, many companies no longer use the term "salespeople." They have account executives or account … 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
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
You might have heard the saying: If you are persistent, you will get it. If you are consistent, you will keep it. This statement describes professional golfer Jordan Spieth to a tee. Spieth was the defending champion of the Masters golf … more
You want the deal badly. You need the business. You suspect that your price is too high to begin with. So what do you do? You lower your price rather than negotiate. Most salespeople are afraid to stand by their price structure … more
While an IRC Section 338(h)(10) election to purchase an incorporated business can offer the buyer many advantages, there are some issues that may make it problematic for a seller. When analyzing whether to take an election, an eligible … more
The Benjamin Franklin Close (also known as "The Balance Sheet Close") is one of the classic old-time sales tactics used to close a sale. Never heard of it? Shame on you – not enough sales training. The scenario is this: You've made your … more
On May 18, the U.S. Department of Labor issued long-awaited regulations regarding the "white collar" overtime exemptions. The Fair Labor Standards Act introduced the 40-hour workweek in 1938 and requires overtime pay for most private-sector … more
There are motivational writers and motivational speakers, and then there's John Maxwell. He has been called America's No. 1 leadership authority by the American Management Association, and has won the Mother Teresa Prize for Global Peace and … more
I will never forget the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta when Muhammad Ali was the surprise person to light the Olympic torch. I was sitting in the stadium, watching that spectacle with my entire family. At the time, I was writing my … more
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