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[13 May 2014 | No Comment | ]
Finding more buyers

Building your buyer black book (AKA your bible of potential customers) can be a tedious task if you don't know where to look.

Be sure you know who your target market is, and where they live. ONLY spend time looking for stores in those specific areas. Anywhere else is a waste of time.

Only you can know the story behind who you sell to and where they live……Give it some thought.  If you sell a high end product in the $250+ range, then one thing to consider is where people live who …

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[30 Apr 2014 | 9 Comments | ]
5 tips to consider when hiring a sales reps

When and if you decide to hire sales reps, I have a few tips to offer to make sure you sound savvy! They will most likely have a contract for you to sign, and that is normal, but be sure to note a few of my suggestions below so you get the best deal possible.

1. They will probably ask for free samples.  That is normal. But be sure they have to pay you cost to replace anything that is lost or damaged.

2. They will require that you provide them with …

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[14 Jan 2014 | 11 Comments | ]
January Check List

So the new year is under way……..and there are so many things to be doing right now…….. is your head spinning yet?  I wanted to give you a quick check list to be sure you remember all the things you can be doing (and hopefully are already doing) to jump start your year and make this an AMAZING one! 

I know doing all these things might seem overwhelming but if you take small steps each day to stay on task, you'll be amazed at how much you can accomplish.  Try to …

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[20 Nov 2013 | 2 Comments | ]
Create Your Best Life Ever

I really like to take a moment at this time of year to think about what I have accomplished (and give myself loads of pats on the back of course), and what I still want to accomplish in my business…….I know it can be hard to set aside some time while you are wildly trying to get as many sales as possible in the last few weeks of the year….. but, give it a try if you want to give your brain a jolt of new ideas.  They just might …

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[12 Jun 2013 | 9 Comments | ]
The 3 Biggest Mistakes You Can Make At A Tradeshow

So you finally decide to take the plunge and get a booth!   It might be a relief for you that you finally pulled the trigger, or it might be a total stresser – like it was for me each and (most) every time – and I did 5 shows a year when I had my handbag line.  
 
Every show I did for about the first 3 years was as scary as the first one for me – in that I was never sure how I wanted to set up my booth, …

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