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By Rick Hill | Updated: 07/13/2011 2:00:00 AM
I will be at the 2011 AWFS Fair next week in Las Vegas, doing a seminar for Small Shops on Implementing Sales Systems. Also, look for me at the Custom Woodworking Business Vance Publishing booth #2139 on Thursday morning.
By Rick Hill | Updated: 07/06/2011 2:00:00 AM
When selling your woodworking designs or wood products remember to take yourself out of the equation. Your personal opinion on the affordability, design, and customers financial situation is exactly that, an opinion.
By Rick Hill | Updated: 06/29/2011 2:00:00 AM
How do you advertise your woodworking services without being tainted as the source of slimy spam? Educate.
By Rick Hill | Updated: 06/22/2011 2:00:00 AM
When choosing where to set up your next woodworking plant, consider the location and whether you can combine a plant and a showroom to attract more business.
By Rick Hill | Updated: 06/15/2011 2:00:00 AM
Salesforce.com has recently written that the cost of each successful physical sales call is $400. If you want to build your business with independent or factory sales reps, you will have to help with the costs.
By Rick Hill | Updated: 06/08/2011 2:00:00 AM
The kitchen cabinetry business is a fashion business. Hardware, door styles, lighting, colors and countertops all change with the mood of the customer.
By Rick Hill | Updated: 06/01/2011 2:00:00 AM
When I hear companies cancelling trips because gas is too high, I am amazed. Yes gas is higher, but in your overall travel cost, it is still one of the lowest expenses.