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4 ways to boost sales in a post-recession marketplace

April 11, 2012 by Bob Hill

As a manager, here are four ways to maintain your competitive edge as the market continues to shift:   More…

Why the most trusted voices on Wall St. are optimistic

September 1, 2011 by Bob Hill

The only ones in the corporate sector who aren’t running for the hills are the analysts who track and predict corporate profits.   More…

The warning signs of a double-dip recession?

August 17, 2011 by Bob Hill

Four years ago, the signs of an imminent recession came barreling over the horizon. Having seen them once, are we about to enter the same situation again?  More…

Less than 1/3 of Americans optimistic about economic recovery

July 4, 2011 by Bob Hill

A new Wall Street Journal study reveals consumer confidence is sagging again, but this time Obama’s not to blame.  More…

Keys to closing more in an ever-changing marketplace

May 31, 2011 by Bob Hill

The rules may have changed, but the goal for salespeople remains the same. More…

4 bucks for a gallon of gas? No big deal

March 23, 2011 by Jennifer Azara

You’ve read the headlines: “Rising Gas Prices Could Stall U.S. Economy,” “Gas Prices Surge Again and Renew Talk of a Double-Dip Recession.” But is that actually the case? More…

3 areas where the Recovery Act helps small business

March 17, 2011 by Bob Hill

A new study reveals more than 80% of small business owners feel the stimulus bill was designed to aid major corporations, with the excepti0n of three specific areas.  More…

Cupid brings costly new consequences to businesses

January 26, 2011 by Jennifer Azara

Valentine’s Day is almost here! And like just about everything else, the office romance has undergone some major changes due to – you guessed it – the recession. More…

Latest jobs report: Looking past the headlines

November 16, 2010 by Jennifer Azara

Certainly, the news that the private sector added 151,000 new jobs in October was a welcome surprise. But encourage others at your company not to pop the champagne just yet. More…

5 traits of the wealthy and wise

November 2, 2010 by Bob Hill

What do most self-made millionaires have in common? These five characteristics, for starters:  More…

Plan on hand-holding buyers still wary of the economy

November 1, 2010 by Bob Hill

Almost two-thirds of Americans believe a “double-dip” recession is imminent. And that’s not nearly all, according to a recent survey.  More…

When prospects push you on price: 4 keys to closing more

September 21, 2010 by Bob Hill

When prospects are pushing for you to lower your prices, you’ve got to counter by explaining the value that’s already packed into your offer. Here are four tactics that’ll aid your cause: More…

7 cash-flow killing mistakes to avoid in a recession

July 27, 2010 by Ken Dooley


For sales and marketing pros to get up and run while the economy is on its hands and knees means avoiding these seven mistakes. More…

3 little-known metrics that tell where the economy’s headed

July 19, 2010 by Bob Hill

Business experts monitor these little-known statistics very closely, as they’re often solid indicators of where the economy is headed in the months ahead:  More…

How would you fix these economic problems?

July 13, 2010 by Bob Hill

If the decision were up to you, how would you put these four key areas of the U.S. economy back on track? More…

The No. 1 way retail companies hope to boost sales

July 9, 2010 by Bob Hill

Retail’s new strategy is a major gamble, but it may hold a valuable key to increasing sales now and in the future.  More…

5 industries that are ready to BOOM!

June 17, 2010 by Bob Hill

With so much talk about tough times and tight budgets, these five industries are in a position to thrive — and maybe become your customers: More…

Economy up 3 straight quarters: Will jobs follow?

June 3, 2010 by Bob Hill

The U.S. economy continues to make positive strides, but will any of it matter if the jobs aren’t coming back? More…

The top 10 U.S. cities for prospecting

May 18, 2010 by Bob Hill


The recession is lifting in some metro areas much quicker than others, which is precisely why now’s the time to start prospecting in these U.S. cities: More…

Survey: Confidence high, but recovery still in limbo

May 17, 2010 by Bob Hill

A recent poll finds high-level execs are confident about their companies’ prospects, but not so confident about the prospect for economic recovery. More…


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