Sales

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Jonathan Schulman
Is a Furniture Rep Training your Staff?

I was all set to tap out a blog post about something near and dear to my heart – good profits vs. bad profits. This topic is such a subjective one that it’s probably worthy of a complete book. Hey, there’s an idea. However, the other morning, I woke up

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Jonathan Schulman
A company culture reset can serve customers and your team

Oh good, you’re still here. You survived the quarantine and figured out how to keep the business going and serve customers. If what they say about the things that don’t kill us makes us stronger, then I gotta believe we all have a little bit of Tom Cruise in us.

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Jonathan Schulman
Salesperson Mutiny: Handling salespeople who hijack your floor

After spending most of the past month doing sales meetings every morning, I’ve been exposed to tons of different kinds of salespeople. I thought that, in this modern age of information and with the benefit of developed high-level management theory, apathy and disengagement would be a thing of the past.

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Jonathan Schulman
Sales team stats cannot be ignored

Furniture retailers are all about making the sale. Not just a good sale — a great sale. Reviewing your sales team stats can lend insight on where you can make adjustments within your team, leading to a sure-fire way to score those great sales. My daughter plays volleyball. Her team

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Jonathan Schulman
What are you doing that prevents sales?

Often, talking to staff cannot only let you know what’s working but also what’s not. There might be things that you aren’t even aware of that prevents sales. That’s where perspective comes in. Last week, I had a timely interaction with a fellow soccer dad while waiting for our daughters

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