2014’s Black Friday will be vastly different than its recent predecessors. The unemployment rate in the U.S. was 5.9 percent for September, down from 7.2 percent a year earlier, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That number also represents the lowest level of unemployment since July 2008. Moreover, market research firm Lundberg Survey found …Continue Reading »
Social media has emerged as one of the defining phenomena of the modern age and it is now used as much by businesses as by individuals in day-to-day lives. For retailers, the crossover between personal and professional use opens up a great deal of potential for subtle selling and the building of brand loyalty.
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If you’re a business owner, yours sales people are your bread and butter. When your sales people don’t close deals, you don’t make money. When your sales people close deals but take a lot of time to do it, you could be leaving money on the table. Here are four tools that will ensure a …Continue Reading »
Guest Post by Jennifer Shirkani, CEO Penumbra Group – Managing People Series
At organizations across the country and around the globe, employees are being promoted into the leadership ranks because of their expertise in their functional work area, not necessarily due to their strengths leading people.Do any of the following sound familiar?
The lead sales rep gets …Continue Reading »
Since Apple announced its new mobile wallet Apple Pay on September 9, it’s been the subject of thousands of media headlines. But mobile wallets aren’t breaking news, and companies with plenty of tech credibility, including Google, haven’t successfully integrated mobile wallets into most consumers’ daily payment experience. Here’s a closer look at what’s behind Apple …Continue Reading »