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Re: 10 Ways to Close Net New Business #4 of #10

Art Post ·
Just a short update in reference to the account I was speaking about. The IG came back with many additional questions today, asking if the cost per page could be lowered, the annual cost of the maintenance agreement, and the price of the system. I stated NO on all accounts. We had started with a 25ppm color A3 device and then moved to an A4 color device. They were not even happy with that price. In addition when they received all of the no's they asked about pre-owned or used. I then stated,...
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Re: Those Magnificent Men and Their Copy Machines

David Broaden ·
Hey Art, Really admire your efforts in our industry and with your blog. Its been a long time resource to keep me updated in our industry. I will be celebrating 14 years at Martin Group, and was happy to see us represented in the list above. We are as enthusiastic as ever in supporting our communities, and below is a quick write up we refreshed to be current. Martin Group in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin: Is a regional power house in the office equipment community. With 35 years in the industry, and...
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Re: How I turned $15 into a 24K Opportunity

Czech ·
Hey Art! I started using Aweber email software about 5 months ago. I send out a monthly newsletter with a customized template. People read it! Best part is that you always stay top of mind with your prospects. I actually exported my contact list from my CRM software and imported that into Aweber. Currently have about 100 prospects and customers in my email list. It's great! Much cheaper than a mailer.
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Re: Samsung Copier Million Page Test "A Tree Massacre"

VinceMcHugh ·
Art, I think Samsung needed to do this test to shut the mouths of the critics. Now anyone who wonders or asks if the Samsungs are reliable will get a link to this test. My Service guys tell me that the Samsungs have been working well! And the new MX series with the Android (OS) Tablet has been very cool. That wish list item that you asked Ricoh for has already been delivered by Samsung! I have just worked with a 3rd party tech company to get the first non-Samsung Android App ported to the...
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Re: Samsung Copier Million Page Test "A Tree Massacre"

Art Post ·
Seems my Blog about the million page test was not that well received with Samsung. They complained to ENX Magazine who then pulled the blog off their site. Whatever happened to FREE Press? They were not happy that I pointed out that they used "x" amount of tree's for a 1980's type test! Since Samsung spends money with ENX, ENX pulled the blogs and is not posting any of my latest stuff. You know what, as far as I'm concerned we here this finance stuff about Sharp, Toshiba and none of the...
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Re: Copier Parts & Accessories China Tariff Starts in 9 Working Days

Art Post ·
this is the old list that was published on April 3rd. I included the new list in a link on the blog
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Re: Copier Parts & Accessories China Tariff Starts in 9 Working Days

SalesServiceGuy ·
Whew! Lets hope the list continues to exclude copy machines.
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Re: Copier Parts & Accessories China Tariff Starts in 9 Working Days

SalesServiceGuy ·
The Trump Administration today announced plans for a new round of $200 Billion worth of tariffs against China. https://www.cnn.com/2018/07/10...ffs-trump/index.html Copy machines were on the original list but but were taken off leaving parts and consumables subject to a 10% tariff. It seems most suppliers have not taken actions to increase their prices. On the new list which could go in effect sometime after Aug 30th are: 8443.39.20 Electrostatic photocopying apparatus, operating by...
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Re: A Few Copier Vignettes from the Late Eighties & Nineties

George KRebs ·
Art, You and I are from similar professional backgrounds and times. We started in 1980 selling Sharp and Juki typewriters. Everything sold near MSRP. Then the fax boom came and we caught that wave perfectly. We sold Ricoh thermal faxes for full list ($2995.00). The only issue was cash flow; we sold them faster than we could order and purchase them. Copier Maintenance agreements went from .022 up to .035 and did not include drums, developer, toner, fuser rollers or lamps! Also, like your...
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Re: A Few Copier Vignettes from the Late Eighties & Nineties

Art Post ·
Yup we have the same issues with cash flow. It was a great problem to have. The Hunt for Red October was a great book, even found the movie awesome too! Ty for the comment, we should connect for lunch one day
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Re: Copier Parts & Accessories China Tariff Starts in 9 Working Days

SalesServiceGuy ·
President Trump announced today, effective Sept 24 2018, a 10% tariff on a broad list of $200 B worth of Chinese goods. https://ustr.gov/about-us/poli...inalizes-tariffs-200 On this final list are all forms of copy devices. No mention of printers. No mention of toner. Unless China makes serious trade concessions to the USA, without retaliatory tariffs of its own on USA made goods sold in China, the 10% tariff will rise to 25% on Jan 01 2019. These devices are on the final tariff list,...
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Re: Copier Parts & Accessories China Tariff Starts in 9 Working Days

Art Post ·
SSG Thanx for keeping this thread up to date! Kudos The economy is doing so well here in the US that I don't think many will care. I will use this to my advantage to get clients to move now. Now, I hope they do care! Art
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Re: Copier Parts & Accessories China Tariff Starts in 9 Working Days

Art Post ·
Yup, it's a pretty BIG Hammer! I heard a radio report that the US trade debt rose significantly in July. I'm thinking what you stated is that "many of the manufacturers have stuffed thier warehouses". That's probably why we haven't seen anything to date with increases.
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Re: Assume My Copier Lease....What?

AOSGROUP ·
I love the idea! I've tried this in the past with Kijiji or Craig's List with little success. I was wondering if you had any stats that this worked or that the leases were successfully transferred? Thanks!
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Re: 6 Tips on How to Sell More Without Really Trying

Monte ·
please use californiamonte@gmail.com I no longer check this email address. Thanks, monte
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Re: 6 Tips on How to Sell More Without Really Trying

PK ·
I am out of the office and will return on MONDAY FEBRUARY 3RD. If you need immediate assistance please contact Jill at 920.684.3671. Thank you!
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Re: 6 Tips on How to Sell More Without Really Trying

Anna ·
Nie ma mnie w pracy do 2014-02-18. Dear sender, Thank you for your email. I am out of the office, I will respond to your email on my return Reagrds, Anna Uwaga: To jest odpowiedź automatyczna na wiadomość od użytkownika "Post By Art Post: 6 Tips on How to Sell More Without Really Trying" wysłano 2014-02-01 22:03:17. To jest jedyne powiadomienie, które nadawca wiadomości otrzyma od tej osoby w czasie jej nieobecności. Mając na uwadze ochronę zasobów naturalnych i zmniejszenie emisji CO2,...
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Re: My Top Ten Bucket List before I Retire from Selling Copiers

Don Sweet ·
Hi Art, after 33 years in the business you have caputered what many of us we would like say. But I have 5 years to go so I iwll hold onto your list. Thanks for the great read.
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Re: Ten Reasons Why I'm Still Enamored With the Copier Industry!

Old Glory ·
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...
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Re: The "Your Price is too High" Objection

fisher ·
Would the lower price be a bargain if the competition doesn't show up when the customer needs them?
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Re: Nine Serious Issues For Today's Copier Dealers

Larry Levine ·
Art I would love to add a 10th to your list.... The transformation of sales reps inside a digital business world. Educating, inspiring and transforming sales reps! This is a huge issue inside dealerships. Sales reps must learn a digital set of sales skills.
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Re: Sharp CEO States "I believe it is my responsibilty to...)

Czech ·
No money means no R&D. Sharp is getting destroyed in Canada. Since Konica Minolta purchased Pitney Bowes' imaging division (Sharp's largest dealer in Canada), they've been offering customers massive incentives to flip their Sharp gear into KM bizhubs. I think there's more value in Sharp's direct channel base customer list than the actual technology. I've always found the MX series to be lacking in quality and ease of use. Prices have come down on Tier 1 products which means Tier 2...
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Re: Tell em Columbo Sent You!

Art Post ·
Thus, I took all the comments and made zero mention of the LinkedIn connection. I did ask about all of the other players and received. Names of the three other vendors, machine models, and monthly lease pricing for each of them. AS predicted price will play the most important part of the buy in, however, I was able to get me and my company to the top of the list (did not give the price yet)m due to the knowledge that I brought to table for automating a workflow process. Gotta just figure out...
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Re: Contex HDiFLEX Scanner Spec/Feature Review

Gary ET ·
Hi Art, Would you have a list of leasing companies for difficult to place deals? Thanks. Sincerely, Gary Morse Business Development & Client Relations Eastern Business Systems, Inc. 125 Wilbur Pl Suite 210 Bohemia NY 11716 Office: 631-567-8111 Fax: 631-567-8550 Gary@GoToEBS.com<mailto:Anthony@GoToEBS.com> www.GoToEBS.com < http://www.gotoebs.com/ > Tomorrow's Technology Today...
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Re: Ten plus Tips for Cold Calling in the Field

Jason H ·
I have two points I will add that may help him out. First, don't assume anything when it comes to customers and their money. We had a rep who we were working with one day and he drove by a building. I asked him why he wasn't stopping and he said look at that place, there's no way that guy has any money to buy a copier. Turns out this guy was a fairly big developer and that building was his new office. They had not started construction on the project yet. They went in and the office had a...
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Re: Ten plus Tips for Cold Calling in the Field

Old Glory ·
My thoughts, some of which repeat what others have said, maybe in a different way: I cold call for information, phone call for appointments to a large degree. What I would add to Czech's 4 point list is to ask who they call for maintenance. That usually tells you, not only the company, but the brand, and if the receptionist doesn't know, then they likely don't have many problems. I almost always separate fact find from presentation. Too many reps "get an answer" then "do some selling", "get...
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Re: HP should Buy Xerox

SalesServiceGuy ·
China announced that they intend to place gov't employee/ observers into the Top 100 private tech companies in Hangzhou province of China with the stated goal of fostering a better business environment. China to place government officials in 100 companies including Alibaba The list of companies has not been published. NineStar Corporation of China which owns Lexmark is headquartered in a different province. NineStar has been described as the 4th largest tech company in China. Despite...
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Re: The Risks of Email Blasts and How the "Junk" Button Can Hurt Your Business

Art Post ·
Good stuff Darrell: I started my own email newsletter to my existing accounts and prospects. However, what I did first was to ask them permission, meaning, are they are ok with being on the list. I started this three months ago and the open rate is hair over 60% which is pretty awesome. So, far, I've only got 60 clients and prospects on the list, but, that will grow in time, in fact one of the blog articles already turned in to a 25k opp. Art
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Re: Are Your Salespeople Good Losers? Ask Cam Newton...

Larry Levine ·
Art, Sorry you list the deal but even old time guys (me included) can learn something new. This validates it is easier to stay with the "known" Always be Positioning yourself even in defeat. Within copier dealerships there are so many other "things" you all can sell to help solve business problems and challenges. I hate losing but sometimes good losing turns out to be great opportunities down the road. The Carolina Panthers will be back, Cam Newton will be back and as salespeople you will...
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Re: Losing is the Key to Winning!

Larry Levine ·
Art, Love it! Great perspective, a true professional. We can't bat 1.000 though it is a nice mindset. Being able to debrief, self-evaluate and learn how to improve is the key. The office environment we sell into as copier reps is rapidly changing and evolving. You may have lost the hardware sale but may look what you gained. Play your "sales cards" right and this can be parlayed into more revenue and more profit. Great job!
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Re: Losing is the Key to Winning!

Jason H ·
Love it. This all played out in full between the first post and today. I lost a deal to a competitor that I truly have never lost an MFP to. I had my typical pissed off time period where I pretty much hate everything and anything and asked the customer the reasoning. He said the church board laid the proposals out and took the cheapest one. I will log everything in my CRM and follow up in 5 years. This is the second time I've lost the deal but I keep going back. I wished him luck and went on...
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Re: Losing is the Key to Winning!

Art Post ·
Awesome!!! Love it!!!
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This Week in the Copier Industry 5 Years Ago, The First Week in January 2014

Art Post ·
Some great threads here, especially the blog series I wrote for "31 Ways to close more copiers sales". Enjoy these threads from 5 years ago this week! Pacific Office Automation Helps Local Children by Matching Donations in the Fox 12 Holiday Toy Drive Art Post · 1/2/1410:14 PM Pacific Office Automation Pacific Office Automation ( http://www.pacificoffice.com ) is a leader in managed printing solutions and document management software. Since 1976, Pacific has grown to become the industry’s...
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This Week in the Copier Industry 5 Years Ago, The Third Week in January 2014

Art Post ·
Enjoy the threads from 5 years a go this week! Topic Five Vendors Earn Winter 2014 BLI “Picks” in the A3 Color Category Art Post · 1/23/145:35 PM buyers. Konica Minolta Business Solutions, U .S.A., Inc. Konica Minolta bizhub C 364e Outstanding 31- to 40-ppm A3 Color MFP Konica Minolta bizhub C 454e Outstanding 41- to 50-ppm A3 Color MFP KYOCERA Document Solutions America, Inc. KYOCERA TASKalfa 5551ci (Also sold under the Copystar brand) Outstanding 51- to 60-ppm A3 Color MFP Ricoh Americas...
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This Week in the Copier Industry 10 Years Ago, The Last Week in January 2009

Art Post ·
It's been a hectic week for me. Had to spend a couple days in PA for meetings, coupled with the end of the month. January was nothing but a bummer. That's what happens when you cram everything in for the end of the year. One item I was happy with was my commission check. Back to rebuilding the pipeline. Enjoy these threads from ten years ago this week. Weekend Copier Notes from 1/25/09 Neal · 1/26/096:56 AM server, which is a relabeled Konica Minolta PRO C 6501. This certification is based...
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This Week in the Copier Industry 5 Years Ago, The Last Week in January 2014

Art Post ·
Dang, there's a ton of content here! Check out the blog series for 31 Ways to Close More Copier Sales #25 of 31 , there are 31 in total and I'm trying to get them all in a collection for us. Enjoy these threads from 5 years ago this week! This Week in the Copier/Office Equipment Industry 10 Years Ago 4thWeek of January 2004 Art Post · 1/26/142:19 PM the new product.http://support. ricoh .com/bb/html/dr_ut_e/rc2/model/ c 32_38/ c 32_38en.htmJG Toshiba America Business Solutions Introduces The...
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This Week in the Copier Industry 5 Years Ago, The First Week in December 2013

Art Post ·
Okay, we're back to doing three of these a wee. Where we look back on the threads from, 5, 10 & 15 years ago Enjoy these threads from 5 years ago this week! Canon U.S.A. Unveils Océ VarioPrint 6000+ Series of High-Speed, High-Volume Digital Production Printers Art Post · 12/5/139:45 PM deliver critical savings to print providers. This black-and-white printer is ideal for burgeoning industries -- such as on-demand, digital book printing -- due to its registration accuracy, outstanding...
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This Week in the Copier Industry 15 Years Ago, The Second Week in January 2004

Art Post ·
Fifteen years ago I was not blogging about our industry. Most of what you'll see below is threads from P4P'ers asking and answering questions. The Print4Pay Hotel forums offers our members the opportunity to post questions, answers, news or maybe you want to blow off some steam. If you do here's a link to our forums. Enjoy the threads from 15 years ago this week! Ricoh Demonstrates Its Dedication 1/9/049:25 AM manufacturing, distribution, use and the recycling of its products. Sustainable...
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This Week in the Copier Industry 10 Years Ago, The Last Week in September 2003

Art Post ·
There's a cool blog below from Bill Siderys titled MFP & Copier Pay Plan Changes for the Future . If you get the chance check it our. Bill is still a member of the Print4Pay Hotel, and I'd like to thank him for his valued long time membership. Check out the threads from ten years ago this week! Weekend Copier Notes from 09/28/08 Neal · 9/30/089:36 PM , selling out to Ricoh . Details on NewCal: o Founded by former Kodak copier technicians, Steve Tarpley & Ken Wilkens in 1991 o Won...
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This Week in the Copier Industry 5 Years Ago, The First Week in September 2013

Art Post ·
Konica Minolta and Komori Debut World's First 23"x29" Digital Inkjet Press at PRINT 13 Art Post · 9/5/137:08 AM today's highly competitive printing marketplace. Delivering a high level in print quality coupled with impressively fast make-ready and open systems architecture, Komori presses help printers achieve the higher productivity and efficiency levels essential for increased margins and business growth. Komori America Corporation headquarters are in Rolling Meadows, IL with sales and...
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A Selling From The Heart Professional Is Not A Sales Settler!

Larry Levine ·
I applaud DirecTV with their bold and 'direct' ads on TV. They continue to make an impact within the cable TV wars; but they've also made a substantial impact within the sales world (more in a bit). In a sales campaign from a few years ago, they play on one single phrase which showcased a frontier-era family in a suburban neighborhood stuck in antiquated ways such as a horse-and-buggy and, by the way, cable. “We’re settler's son, we settle for things,” explained the father in “Neighbors”...
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This Week in the Copier Industry 5 Years Ago, The Last Week in September 2013

Art Post ·
Wow, has it really been 5 years since the launch of Ricoh ICE. Well the threads from 5 years ago state it is. In addition I posted up a thread about copier demonstrations. Check em when you have the time. Enjoy the threads from 5 Years ago this week! 10 Awesome Tips for a Great MFP/Copier Demo Re: Adobe PostScript vs. Emulation IPS · 9/23/135:27 PM Czech is correct: there are Ricoh printer models with non-Adobe PostScript as well as 3rd-party Adobe controllers for Kyocera, Konica Minolta and...
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This Week in the Copier Industry 10 Years Ago, The First Week in October 2003

Art Post ·
In the office on Friday we had a chat about the manufacturers in the industry. My thoughts centered around KonicaMinolta and the great job they're doing with diversifying. Ricoh was at the bottom of the list. Enjoy the threads from ten years ago this week: Ricoh Offers Managed Print Services to Reduce Printing Complexity 10/2/0811:10 PM . In the past, printing was simple as everyone either shared one device or had a personal printer . Now the printing landscape is more complex with multiple...
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New to Copier Sales or Just Sales? Follow My Top 5 Linkedin Peeps!

Art Post ·
While driving to an account today, I couldn't help but thinking about a new rep that just started with us. Our business is nothing like it was almost forty years ago. My job was to pick up the phone and or cold call for scheduling demonstrations of copiers. We had maybe four different models of copiers and the only accessories that were available was additional paper trays. Back then you could focus and get results. Today is much different and I don't have to tell everyone how convoluted our...
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This Week in the Copier Industry 15 Years Ago, The Last Week in October 2003

Art Post ·
Wile reading through the threads I re-read a post that I wrote about my brother fifteen years ago. It was this week fifteen years ago that he passed away. Even though we had our differences he is missed. Enjoy the threads from 15 years ago this week! Scan & Capture From the Copier 10/28/036:57 PM alike. When scans replace printouts and copies, it often translates into lower lease charges for dealers and diminished (high-margin) consumables revenue. In addition, selling and integrating...
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Wide Format Technology Update- The Canon TX Series printers and MFP Systems

Art Post ·
Just about a year ago, Canon USA released their new TX Series of Wide Format inkjet printers and MFP Systems. Canon has positioned the TX Series as a higher volume solution to capture opportunities on the production side of the aqueous inkjet technical documents market. There are two basic TX Series models available, the TX 3000 and TX 4000. The difference in these models is their supported print width, the 3000 being a 36” printer and the 4000 is a 44” printer. Both TX printers are single...
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This Week in the Copier Industry 10 Years Ago, The First Week in August 2008

Art Post ·
A little of news this week is that the US Dollar is growing stronger vs the Japanese Yen. When this has happened in the past Japanese copier manufacturers have decreased pricing here in the States. When you couple this with the Chinese tariffs that may go into effect this week, it could mean that our industry may not see price increases. Japanese manufacturers might just bite the bullet on the increases in order to keep boxes moving out of the plants. BTW, the dude in the picture, had just a...
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The KM 1Rate Program & How to Sell Against It Webinar

Art Post ·
In the last few weeks, I've had many inquires about the KM 1Rate program. That's the program that give clients unlimited clicks for a monthly fee. Yes, I stated unlimited clicks. With the help of P4P Hotel members I've been able to understand the terms and conditions of the program. Once you understand those you can put together a strategy to point out the good, the bad and the ugly. In the webinar we'll focus on those terms and conditions and the offer up a strategy to sell against it.
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3 Ways Sales Professionals Nail New Sales Opportunities Using LinkedIn

Larry Levine ·
Inside Hubspot's State of Inbound 201 8, Salespeople cite prospecting as their #1 challenge when ranking the most difficult parts of the sales process. Sales people, it's no secret, you must make prospecting for NET NEW business a priority. This is the fuel that keeps your funnel consistently full of opportunities. Think about this quote for a moment and let it sink in... A consistent, systematic approach around prospecting for new business is a priority in order to maintain a healthy sales...
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This Week in the Copier Industry 15 Years Ago, The Third Week in August 2003

Art Post ·
Seems like I may have misplaced a week. Last weeks thread was the first week of August, however I had notes in from the second week. Well, it's time for the third week in August notes from 15 years ago. Check out the awesome story from Old Glory below or click here Remember the 1035 Scanner/copier story? High-Speed Copiers: 8/19/037:29 PM begin? Does it require a dedicated salesperson ? Who are the best prospects? What are the best selling strategies? Perhaps any discussion of the topic...
 
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