Category : Bill Lee

Eight rules to avoiding incentive plan pitfalls

1 month ago

There are a number of ways to run incentive plans for your staff. Here are eight simple rules that I have found will simplify and solidify your incentive plan process. … Read More

Eight ways to boost your company’s gross margin

2 months ago

Gross margin has more to do with the attitude of a company’s managers and salespeople than it has to do with buying better. When it comes to pricing, it has … Read More

Negotiating Tips Outside Salespeople Need to Know

2 months ago

It is extremely rare to find a market in which homebuilders don’t make some attempt to persuade salespeople to lower the prices. It is equally difficult to find markets where … Read More

Do What You Do Best and Delegate the Rest

5 months ago

Business owners and managers alike are busier than ever these days. As their businesses grow and become more complex, they find that they don’t have the time to be all … Read More

Managers Get the Behavior They Hire

6 months ago

There has been a lot of talk in the media about how differently management must treat the millennials in the work force; that is, those workers born in the 1980s … Read More

Answer These Four Questions to Close Business Faster

7 months ago

Each time a salesperson makes prospect calls, the prospects are either consciously or subconsciously asking themselves four questions. If you can answer each of these four questions to the prospects’ … Read More

Working Hard Is Not Enough; Managers Must Make Things Happen

8 months ago

One of the mistakes I believe we make in the building supply industry is failing to spend enough time outside our industry looking at success stories and figuring out how … Read More

What Size Raise Will You Earn This Year?

9 months ago

From a personal income perspective, the last two weeks of December were extremely important to me. The reason is because it is during these two weeks that I decide how … Read More

SALES & MARGINS: Show Prospects How You Can Make Them Money

11 months ago

SALES & MARGINS Using referrals as evidence, get out of the pricing rat race by showing your prospects how they can make more money buying from you than they can … Read More

SALES & MARGINS: The Top Three Mistakes Managers Make

1 year ago

SALES & MARGINS WHEN I WROTE MY BOOK, 30 Ways Managers Shoot Themselves in the Foot, I chose for the first chapter the importance of pinpointing responsibility because I believe … Read More