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SSB 9/19/21: Supply Chain Again?

Supply Chain Again? We are on vacation this week so here is a repeat of last week’s SSB. The backlog of container ships off of LA is now over 100/ I expect we will see severe shortages of trigger sprayers, cleaning equipment, and anything made out of the country this fall and winter. Stock up while…

SSB 9/12/21: Supply Chain Again?

Supply Chain Again? Are you ready for more supply chain issues? Here are some of the things to prepare for this fall, leading into winter- Trucking was having trouble just finding drivers and now with hurricane Ida messing up the south FEMA will be paying a higher than normal rate for drivers to haul critical goods. Those…

SSB 8/29/21: Wisdom from Steve Jobs that still works today

Wisdom from Steve Jobs that still works today Steve Jobs Summed Up Apple’s Entire Strategy Using Just 6 Bullet Points. Each One Teaches an Amazing Lesson On October 24, 2010, Apple CEO Steve Jobs sent a very important email. It contained the agenda for the company’s upcoming “Top 100” retreat, a top secret and super…

SSB 8/22/21: What is thought-leadership marketing?

What is thought-leadership marketing? Thought leadership is a complex, multifaceted position that requires a precise mix of both relating skills and marketing skills. A thought leader is well versed in expressing ideas and opinions that demonstrate expertise and authority, ultimately positioning himself or herself as a leader in his or her industry. Thought leaders have…

SSB 8/15/21: Five tips to better email marketing

Five tips to better email marketing (you are reading one now) If you are currently or thinking about dialing up your email marketing these are some great ideas. Email is one of the most effective ways for businesses to advertise their services. While many businesses still use direct mail, their budgets might be better spent…

SSB 8/8/21: Are your floors really clean?

Are your floors really clean? MOM IS CONVINCED HER FLOORS ARE SPOTLESS, THEN A PROFESSIONAL CLEANER REVEALS THE FILTHY TRUTH: ‘THIS CAN’T BE REAL’ A professional cleaner’s shocking footage is going viral, forcing parents everywhere to question just how clean their own floors really are. Deep-cleaning expert and TikToker Tera (@Tera.Nelli) gained nearly 15 million…

SSB 8/1/21: Do you need to pivot?

Do you need to pivot?    Yes, that is my grandfather, Richards Jarden.  Back in the ’30s my grandfather and some partners started Franklin Chemical. Franklin was a direct sales, chemical manufacturer and it was a time when there was a transition from wood floors to rubber. All of the coating at that time were…

SSB 7/25/21: Now salespeople are in short supply #2

Now salespeople are in short supply #2 8 Tips for Hiring Salespeople Hiring a salesperson who isn’t going to succeed is a waste of your time and theirs. Every manager will make a hiring mistake sooner or later, but by paying close attention during each stage of the process, you can minimize these mistakes 1.…

SSB 7/18/21: Now sales people are in short supply…

Now sales people are in short supply… The Pay Is High and Jobs Are Plentiful, but Few Want to Go Into Sales Salespeople make good money and get to help customers solve problems. So why doesn’t anybody want to do the job? Demand for sales roles has shot up as companies emerging from the pandemic…

SSB 7/11/21: How about those fireworks!

How about those fireworks! What a great Independence Day, after everything we have all been through. I don’t know about you but this was a weekend where it really started to seem a little like what it was pre-covid. My family and I, and almost everyone around me have been vaccinated so that is a relief…
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