Bruce Fox Blog

Picking the Right Present

Posted by Kristina Hublar on Dec 26, 2018 8:12:00 AM

Estimated Read Time: 8 Minutes


The holidays are finally here (and over for some of us).

The eggnog was bought, the halls were decorated, and the endless holiday parties were (mostly) attended.

With all that running around, from setting up your out of office to wrapping up any last-minute projects, I want to take a moment to discuss one of the most thought-about subjects this season – presents.

Yes, you heard me.

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Tags: Sales tools for distributors, Challenges faced by companies, Benefits for the end clients

Thanksgiving – Ways to Show Your Employees You Care

Posted by Kristina Hublar on Nov 20, 2018 1:52:00 PM

Estimated Read Time: 10 Minutes

What does Thanksgiving mean to you? Having too much turkey and pumpkin pie? Spending time with your friends and family? Rushing from house to house, trying to make all the different get-togethers while wondering why you do this to yourself? Or is Thanksgiving just the day before Black Friday?

Thanksgiving means something different for many people; however, it did not start as all of those things. Thanksgiving started as the most basic definition – giving thanks.

Being thankful and celebrating what you have by giving thanks for it.

That’s the definition I want to remind everyone about – be thankful for what you have; whether that’s your friends, your family, your health, a roof over your head, or even your employees. Everyone has something to be thankful for.

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Tags: Challenges faced by companies, Challenges faced by distributors, Sales tools for distributors, Benefits for the end clients

13 Terrifying HR Stats That Will Make You Lose Sleep

Posted by Kristina Hublar on Oct 30, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Estimated Read Time: 16 Minutes


There is plenty out there to make any HR professional lose sleep, from laws that are bouncing around Parliament to the latest misconduct occurrence.  However, some rather important issues get lost under the stacks of paperwork. Countless hours get swallowed by the latest project or another situation that’s on fire.

Everyone has the fear that they’re missing something important because they are so busy. Unfortunately, it’s highly likely that you’re passing over important connections by just moving on to the next item on the checklist.

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Tags: Challenges faced by companies, Sales tools for distributors

21 Insider Tips

Posted by Dave Miller on Oct 2, 2018 12:11:00 PM

Estimated Read Time: 11.5 Minutes


We can all use some insider tips, right? So I’ve compiled a list that my 30 years here has taught me.

Take my advice. You can thank me later.

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Tags: Challenges faced by distributors, Benefits for the distributor, Benefits for the end clients, Challenges faced by companies

Once Upon a Time…

Posted by Dave Miller on Sep 4, 2018 12:05:00 PM

Estimated Read Time: 7 Minutes


…we were a species of storytellers.

 Prior to the development of written language, telling stories was the only way to reflect and pass knowledge and history from generation to generation. Stories were used to explain events and natural occurrences like fire, storms, and thunder. They related myths, legends, and gods in a way that bound people to common beliefs and cultures. Stories, in essence, were much of what made us human.

 And until not so long ago, we were pretty good at telling stories. Bedtime stories, ghost stories, war stories, jokes—all served a purpose to share and connect with other human beings.

 Heck, an endless parade of theme songs from TV shows are introductory stories—The Jeffersons, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Flintstones, Cheers, The Addams Family. In fact, think about the first lines in the lyrics for The Brady Bunch, The Beverly Hillbillies, and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

 

“Here's a story, of a lovely lady…”

“Come and listen to my story about a man named Jed…”

“Now this is a story all about how…”

 

 Yep…stories—literally.  I’ll give you a minute to finish singing.

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Tags: Benefits for the end clients, Challenges faced by companies, Benefits for the distributor, Sales tools for distributors

An In-Depth Guide to Onboarding and Developing New Salespeople

Posted by Kristina Hublar on Aug 14, 2018 8:32:00 AM

Estimated Read Time: 18 Minutes


Sales, production, management, and customer service – those 4 are some of the most important factors of a company.

We all know that these can grow or destroy a company. But did you notice an underlying factor? Your people – your people define your company. They are your lifeblood – they interact with your customers, they set the pace of how efficient and profitable you are, they are your brand ambassadors, they define your quality and overall product, and so much more – your employees are your company.

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Tags: Challenges faced by companies, Challenges faced by distributors

Aligning Company Culture with Your Brand

Posted by Kristina Hublar on Jul 10, 2018 11:40:00 AM

Estimated Read Time: 9 Minutes


Companies are fighting for valuable and competent employees. The race to get the best has been going on for some time now but has only heightened the last few years.

Especially since employees and prospects have the advantage of comparing and choosing employers so easily now. In this modern day and age, it’s more than pay and insurance that prospective employees are comparing. No, those swaying factors are benefits. I’m not talking about just how many vacation days (though that is a popular factor). I’m talking about remote days, flexible working time, company luxuries, company culture, and other factors.

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Tags: Challenges faced by companies

Tracking Results for Promotional Product Campaigns

Posted by Kristina Hublar on Jun 26, 2018 8:15:00 AM

Estimated Read Time: 19 Minutes


Whether through online chatter or by casual conversation, I have noticed an uptick in people asking a rather important question.

How do I track my promotional product campaigns?

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Tags: Challenges faced by distributors, Challenges faced by companies, Benefits for the end clients, Sales tools for distributors