Selling On Price Is A Losers Game

If you prospect for price you are going to get price oriented customers. You are only going to “buy” your way into an account and yes, you are going to set the precedent for the life of that account. So says Mark Hunter in his classic book High-Profit Prospecting published by Amacom. And allow me […]

PCBs, PCBs, Everywhere You Look!

It was the holidays, and everyone was out buying presents and gifts. A great time of the year! On Christmas morning as we sat by the roaring fire and opened our gifts, I started to count the number of printed circuits we received.  For twelve people, 65 gifts had printed circuits in them. Just our […]

Do You Have Prospects Or Just Suspects?

Do you ever feel you are barking up that proverbial wrong tree? Do you keep seeing the same people and getting nowhere? Do you sometimes wonder if you are in the right state? Or at the right company? Or with the right person? Scary thoughts aren’t they? Especially if any of them apply to you. […]

It’s A Brand Spanking New Year!

Making 2020 the best year of your sales career. Ten surefire steps to make sure you have a successful 2020! Even if you didn’t do your homework in Q4, it’s not too late to set yourself up for a great year. All you need is two days of planning and then a lot of hard […]

Prospecting Is Mandatory

Get out there and do it now! I know you hate to prospect and you hate to make cold calls, so this is what we have to talk about today. Whether you like it or not. There is a great book by Mark Hunter called High-Profit Prospecting, a trade paperback published by Amacom. This book is […]

Don’t Give Your PCBs Away!

Look I know getting business is hard. I know that you’re biggest problem is always having enough business and I certainly know that most of our customers pride themselves in buying the cheapest circuit board that money can buy. But still that is no excuse to give away your boards. You have got to make […]

Consistency Is A Virtue

I know that we are always talking about change, and lauding those who not only welcome change but are ready to adapt to change, no matter the circumstances. But there is one quality in a company, especially a vendor, that is truly cherished, and that is consistency. We love our vendors to be consistent. We […]