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How To Spend Your Tax Refund

Posted by David Jones on Apr 15, 2021 10:30:00 AM

Happy Tax Day! Or so it would be in a “normal” year…but while there has been much pining for normalcy over the past 13 months or so—and some progress has been made—we still have a ways to go. So “Tax Day” for 2021 officially ends up on May 15 instead of April 15. Another month to procrastinate about getting your taxes finished and filed…and another 30 days to ponder what you’re going to do with all that refund money!

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Play Like a Champion

Posted by David Jones on Mar 15, 2021 10:30:00 AM

The NCAA Basketball Tournament is once again upon us, with the ensuing Madness starting to heat up. It turned us to thinking about what lessons we can learn from a game of hoops and apply it to our business.

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Topics: Business Development, Business, basketball

Tactics for 2021: Be A Sales Winner

Posted by Clay Posey on Feb 22, 2021 10:30:00 AM

Guess what folks...we are halfway through Q1 of 2021! Unbelievable. New year, new politics, but the same old problems we had last year in sales. People are not in the office (they are at home) and if they are, they don’t necessarily want visitors. So what is a sales person to do?  From experience, there are several tactics that you can use to keep your sales game strong in 2021.  Here are six of them.

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Topics: Sales Force Development, 2021

Top 14 “Can’t Fail” Pick-Up Lines for Valentine’s Day

Posted by David Jones on Feb 10, 2021 10:30:00 AM

It’s February already and you know what that means…Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! If you’re already in a relationship, you will need to start looking for that perfect gift for your special someone. Depending on the person, that could be a box of chocolates, a nice necklace, or a trip to the Bahamas.

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Make 2021 Your Year to Go Digital

Posted by Clay Posey on Jan 19, 2021 10:30:00 AM

We all breathed at least a small sigh of relief when the ball dropped on New Year’s Eve! Now it’s 2021 and we can look over our shoulders and check for lessons learned from 2020. 

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Topics: Business Development, digital

Resolved for 2021

Posted by David Jones on Jan 5, 2021 10:30:00 AM

Some people have the same resolutions every time the calendar turns over to January 1… again...

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Topics: Business Development, fun, New Year, resolutions

Last Minute Holiday Bingo

Posted by David Jones on Dec 16, 2020 10:30:00 AM
CB Blog - Holiday Bingo

Is Christmas really next week? I guess I should get busy shopping for the people on my list! It sounds like a joke, but in reality I usually end up running late shopping for someone...or everyone some years. What can I say? Life intrudes!

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Topics: Christmas, fun

Expecting Greatness in 2021

Posted by Clay Posey on Dec 2, 2020 10:30:00 AM

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” At least it is my favorite season. In 2020, that may be easier said than believed, Still—from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day, I find myself a little happier and a little more energized than the rest of the year. More than the general holiday festivities, work-life seems to relax just a bit, giving me time to reflect and plan. After 2020, I think we all need some downtime to just breathe and think. Despite all of the memes, I am optimistic about 2021.

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Topics: Strategy, Business, economy

Unreasonably Blessed

Posted by David Jones on Nov 24, 2020 10:30:00 AM

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” - Oprah Winfrey

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You Have One Job

Posted by Clay Posey on Nov 10, 2020 10:30:00 AM

As a sales rep, you get handed a lot of hats: Customer service (the client calls you for everything long after the sale is made), Unloading the truck (because you aren’t doing anything else, right?), Collections, PR, Receptionist, and the list goes on. But here is the insider secret - You only have one job! Just one.

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Topics: Sales Force Development

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