Category: networking

LinkedIn Does its Job. What about you?

By Chuck Sink Marketing and selling on LinkedIn is a big deal for business today. Just about everyone in business is now on LinkedIn (over 300 million users) and most are staring at their screens thinking, “What am I supposed to do with this?” Salespeople who have moved away from cold calling are turning to… Read More »

Tapping the Business Network of One

By Chuck Sink According to the SBA, over 70 percent of registered American businesses are sole proprietorships. The vast majority of these businesses have one employee, the sole proprietor himself or herself. They are the self employed. The “one man band” industry is big, and more lucrative than many sales people may realize. It may… Read More »

Learn to master sales in 2014

We’ve got sales master Kevin Hallenbeck of Sandler Training speaking FREE – March 27th at a Lunch & Learn networking event: 3/27/14  |  11:45 AM – 1:00 PM Eastpoint Executive Center, 264 South River Road, Bedford, NH 03113 Register FREE Meet Kevin personally and hear him speak on how to sell more in today’s changing markets. Email me if you… Read More »

Soft Skills that Deliver Hard Assets

By Chuck Sink Sometimes this blog brings some hands-on marketing technique information to readers such as better SEO practices, how to use Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. But it focuses mostly on building skills that help business owners, marketing directors and salespeople do their jobs better. Let’s look at just a few key skills that will help… Read More »

Who will take your call in 2014?

By Chuck Sink Think about your last five or ten new customers. Where did they come from and why did they come to you? I’m willing to bet they ordered from you or hired you because you established a relationship. If they came to you by referral, it was because you built a relationship with… Read More »

Isolation is Desolation

By Chuck Sink In the early years of my selling career, I was lucky to have a decent smile, a sharp suit and manners instilled by my parents. Just showing up at the right time enabled me to take orders from prospects and customers. It was luck (to me, Providence) because all I really cared about… Read More »

Your Friend the Competitor

By Chuck Sink In business, it pays to make friends with your competition. Now I don’t subscribe to the saying, “Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.” That’s corruption. What’s really nice about ethical business practice is that competition is not necessarily adversarial. Your business competitors aren’t enemies; they’re colleagues and possibly clients, suppliers… Read More »

Marketing Mistake: Focusing on Social Media

By Chuck Sink Clients and customers are just like you, me, our friends, neighbors and coworkers. We use social media to stay in touch and be informed about people, groups, organizations and causes that interest us. It’s mostly about the people. You and I don’t intentionally log on to Facebook to be wooed by a big… Read More »

The Story of Networking and Valuable Content

By Chuck Sink Original subscribers to this newsletter have been receiving some form of it since 2006. It started asBrandworth News, was reestablished as Big Hit Bits and became the Chuck Sink Link in April of 2010. The number of subscribers and quality of readership has steadily improved over 7 years. Market-leading business experts often comment on the articles… Read More »

Speed what? Are you kidding?

By Chuck Sink Remember the ironically short “speed networking” fad?  I haven’t been invited to any such events or seen any advertised in the last year or two and I’m a prime target. However, I did hear about one the other night. The person who attended said he nabbed 3 or 4 good leads and… Read More »