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Ten Reasons Why I'm Still Enamored With the Copier Industry!

The clock continues to tick, most in the office will hear my rants as the month and or quarter winds to a close.


I can be heard mumbling, "why do people just not call you back anymore", or "if you don't want to talk to me, just send me an email, I'm a big boy", "all day on the phone and I got nadda, nothing".


All of the above is what I call conditions, there are times when you can't change the outcome, but don;t let Captain Kirk hear you say that!


Overall, the copier business has been very very good to me over the years and I thought I'd put a few notes down about how much I enjoy this crazy business.


Tops of my list!!


  • I can still get lost when I need to, whether it's a drive down a road I've never traveled before or I just need to take a mental break.
  • I can earn whatever I want, I dot not have a static pay check (unless I'm a slacker)
  • I've met some really nice people over the years and I thought, "I'd like to me more like them".
  • I'm challenged every day with new possibilities and scenarios that will lead me to my goals.
  • The copier business has allowed me to be the occasional world traveler with travels to Japan, Germany, England, France, Switzerland, and of course my favorite islands in the Caribbean (thank goodness for those President Club trips)
  • I can do anything that I set my mind to, I've proven it over and over through the years, you just gotta have plan (through enough crap on the wall and see what sticks).
  • I've learned how to master the art of "upside down hand writing".
  • I've mastered the art of multiplying tens of thousands of pennies in my head (who needs a calculator).
  • Even though my wife thinks I'm the worst driver in the world, I know that I'm a true professional when it comes getting from point A to B.
  • I've probably traveled almost every road in the State of New Jersey and I'm a virtual map and haven't been able to get lost in years (even though I've tried real hard).

If you're reading this and you're a newbie in the business, all I can tell you is that being a copier sales person is not a bad thing.  For me it's been wonderful, fulfilling and has paid the bills.  Yeah, we have to put up with a lot from time to time, but if you're a proven producer then you have the best job in the world!!!


As I wind down my career in down the street sales, I still have many items on my "to do" list within the copier industry.  I just hope that paper sticks around long enough so I can finish what I started.


-=Good Selling=-




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Let me add a few:


* There are no Government regulations to restrict or impede my business. So many businesses are massively effected by governmental regulatory agencies like OSHA, EPA, FDA, etc. This isn't meant to be an indictment. Just saying that we don't find ourselves unemployed when a drug is taken off the market or a patent runs out.


* A variation on the theme above is that because we don't sell to a single vertical market, there are always prospects. Realtors do well when the housing market is good, Financial Planners do well when the markets are trending upward, etc. but most of them have nowhere to go when their markets tank. Our market never tanks.


* We don't have collection issues that many industries have. We are at the top of every company's payee list because no matter how bad things get, they still need their copier so they have to keep us paid up.


* We are not at the mercy of whoever happens to walk through our door like retail sales or auto sales.

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