The Var and the Vendor

When I first entered the technology consulting business, my new manager referred to our firm as a VAR (value added reseller).  VAR!  He said it with pride as though it meant something special.  Coming from a large bank where we referred to our services providers as vendors and VARs, I knew this was no complement.  […]

How do “They” Choose “You”?

How will the next sales person be chosen? So how are sales people chosen in today’s market?  It used to be  that a friendly, enthusiastic person, who was able to find common ground through activities and interests had it made.  Frank Bettger wrote a powerful book many years ago called, How I raised myself from […]

Raising Entrepreneurs…quotes from the week

We’re back from a week of home school training – but along with great ideas for schooling comes some great thought provoking business concepts from the sessions I attended: We need to be writers – writing forces you to think precisely.  This in turn enables you to speak persuasively.  Whether selling or running a business […]