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What Are You Doing Different?

Nobody can say when the economy started tanking, there are lots of opinions. But, it seems to me that Fall 08 was the start of our current situation. Let’s decide it was September 08 for sake of argument. Are you doing anything different today that you were 7 months ago? If so, what? If not, why not?

There are countless ways to improve. Countless initiatives, strategies, plans, changes and adjustments that COULD be made. Most folks are doing the same things today as they were last… Continue

Added by David Book on April 24, 2009 at 2:27am — No Comments

How To Lose a Few Thousand Bucks Online

This post will make all the professional sales-reps sick, just sick. It all started when I took a little trip North a few hours to watch my best friends son play baseball this weekend.

In the middle of the 3rd painfully slow inning (watching 9 year old baseball is like watching grass grow!) my buddy says: “what in the heck is Lexus thinking, I need a new car and they refuse to tell me what cars they have to sell.” I giggled a bit because I knew exactly what he was referring to. Lexus… Continue

Added by David Book on April 13, 2009 at 1:32am — No Comments

Getting Started with Google Alerts. Why? When? How?

Many of us work hard to develop a good reputation and overlooking what others think or say about us could be costly. Fancy terms like Online Reputation Management or Search Engine Image Protection have evolved and you can benefit by gaining a deeper understanding of this modern trend. Google Alerts is a service designed to help you learn about internet content that contains certain words or phrases - such as your name.

Wikipedia says: “Search Engine Image Protection (SEIP) Also known… Continue

Added by David Book on March 30, 2009 at 4:40am — No Comments

How many customers are enough customers?

I was reading a blog post the other day about some new business trends. It got me thinking about the good-ole-days. The days when customers were loyal. The days when most of us lived and died by certain brands. The days when it was OK to be open, honest, helpful, and profitable, all at the same time. These were the days when most of our bosses were making enough money to warrant pay raises on a regular basis. I wondered what happened? What changed? Why does it feel like old-fashioned values and… Continue

Added by David Book on March 17, 2009 at 12:44am — No Comments

Big Brothers Big Sisters, Automotive Dealers need you!

I wrote this after reading Ralph's article about mentoring, what a great topic!.

As I was reading Ralph's post I was reminded time and time again of my involvement in and around my community

(my real community, not the virtual kind) and why in the heck would I spend so much time coaching kids, volunteering at local events and other time-consuming stuff. The reasons are… Continue

Added by David Book on March 9, 2009 at 2:00am — No Comments

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