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Prior to the new Business Corporation Tax Apportionment of Net Income Regulation CT 15-04, all businesses that derive income from multiple states used a three-factor apportionment formula (sales, property and payroll) to determine what amount of … more
Years ago, my father sat me down and gave me what was some of the best advice I have ever received. It had nothing to do with making money, but everything to do with getting ahead in the world. It was self-help advice that really focused on helping … 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
Your business is fascinating. So fascinating that thousands of people are trying to learn everything about your organization on a daily basis. The problem is, you don't want these people knowing your business' information. Even worse, they are using … more
While I was perusing the business section in a bookstore recently, I was immediately attracted to one with "shark" in the title. I am referring to Robert Herjavec's new book, "You Don't Have to Be a Shark: Creating Your Own Success." Herjavec is one … more
Got a company mission statement? "Yes, Jeffrey. We do." Really? Can you recite two words of it? "Uh, no." How come? It's your MISSION. It's what is supposed to drive you into the sale – and create an atmosphere of success. It's … more
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
Is there a one-word answer to making more sales happen? Yes! Probing? Listening? Presenting? Talking? Assessing? Pain? Objections? Closing? Manipulating? The key to selling is not probing, listening, presenting, talking, assessing, … more
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