What are the best online sites for job hunting - specifically technical sales and marketing (software sales, hardware, etc). I got blind sided by a layoff on Monday. I've spent the last two days working my network and now it's time to start hitting the job sites. What are the good ones? I haven't had to do this in about 6 years. My initial reaction is that the job sites aren't any better, and maybe are worse, than I remember.
I'm in the market for a new laptop. While I'd be happy to hear suggestions on what to get, what I'm really interested in is making sure I can take advantage of holiday sales to get a great deal. So where should I be looking? What websites should I keep an eye on? (Specifics inside) [more inside]
[ Successful Sales Professionals Filter ] Help me make it rain! Does anyone have any outside sales resources (i.e. a book, philosophy, tech solutions, etc) they would recommend to someone who is brand new in that kind of role? [more inside]
Good jobs for graduating BA/psychology student seeking work-life balance? [more inside]
What's a lucrative sales career for someone wanting to work independently from home? Preferably something that doesn't require extensive experience in a particular field or technology. [more inside]
What are the most popular musical instruments in the US? What types of musical instruments are sold more in the United States than any other? [more inside]
I am opening an electronics repair shop in PA, I will be repairing cell phones, video games, and computers. Do I collect sales tax? [more inside]
Bar PoS terminal and stock management software recommendations? [more inside]
I am an online publisher (have my own site) and want advertisers to advertise. I am pitching to an ad agency who has these accounts. I want to look at a few pitch presentation decks. Any place online where there might be sales presentation to agency powerpoint decks?
Is "J.Crew factory" the quality of J. Crew or the quality of J.Crew outlet? [more inside]
What are Google's People Programs people like? [more inside]
How do I promote my web design freelance business at a conference I am attending (unrelated to web design)? [more inside]
How do I get better at being a people person and a sales person (self promotion)? [more inside]
Will Amazon.com or some other site email you when things you want go on sale? [more inside]
Is there a way to automate wash sale accounting/schedule D preparation for a very active investor? [more inside]
Can I make a company sign a contract that says that they will have to pay me a certain percentage of profits for an idea? [more inside]
YANMA(You are not my accountant), but do we need to charge sales tax on a web-based monthly subscription, "software as a service" application? [more inside]
I'm looking for an online payment system to work with existing website/online inventory database. The catch: I'm selling some high dollar equipment. [more inside]
Small business proposal writer: Help me design my bonus plan. [more inside]
How to be successful as a professional Amazon merchant and how to limit one's risk? [more inside]
How can you turn down consulting/contract work graciously? [more inside]
Should I use an affiliate network to sell my software? [more inside]
Stock Photo for beginners 2010 (re do) [more inside]
Amazon book sales tracking: are there any sales rank trackers that break down amazon sales by geographic location, not just countries but specific regions, i.e. states, zip codes, etc.?
What is typical compensation for doing lighting audits? [more inside]
Has anyone read a great book on selling/sales lately? [more inside]
Where can I find PA retailer tax information, specifically which items are taxable and non? [more inside]
I'm looking for advice and/or reading materials to learn more about making the transition from computer engineering to sales engineering or marketing. [more inside]
Part of my job involves me trying to sell things to people that they don't want to buy. Please help me get used to that. [more inside]
Creative marketing types: Looking for creative ways to "stay in front" of my clients! [more inside]
I have owned a small B2B business for the past three years. It is basically a one-man operation though I have a few part-time employees. I am pretty good at everything, except for one thing: sales. I suck at sales. The way I am currently doing my sales is I send sales letters to people I know are interested in our services and then follow up with them via email or the phone. I'm not bad at writing sales letters, but when it comes to closing the deal, I always have a hard time. With the recent economic downturn, our profits have dropped and I need to drastically improve my sales. If you have any experience selling to people, what have you learned? Anything applicable in the slightest would be very helpful!
I need recommendations from people experienced with setting up a dead-simple online store. [more inside]
I'm interested in starting an online store that caters to a specific niche. So how do I acquire products for it? [more inside]
When I was younger, my parents bought me several shares in Disney. I'd like to sell that stock now. What do I have to do to do so, and what taxes, etc. might I incur on it? [more inside]
How do i stock a clothing eCommerce store? [more inside]
What are good ways to approach advertising agencies? [more inside]
Is SoundScan data available at a library? If not, can anyone help me with some album sales numbers? [more inside]
After 12 or so unhappy years in the tech world, I'm looking for a career that is more people oriented. Wondering if sales engineering might be the way to go, and if so if I have the right skill set. [more inside]
I have come into possession of a handwritten manuscript by Cecil Day-Lewis, noted British author and poet (and father of Daniel Day Lewis). I have been asked to determine the value of the manuscript, and sell it. It was inherited by a family friend, who wants rid of it. Aside from contacting rare book people (which I have done/am still doing) do any mefites have ideas on how to get the most for it?? [more inside]
What metrics are sales professionals guided by? [more inside]
How should we pay our web ad rep? [more inside]
Best way for a hobbyist photographer to sell prints? In NYC. [more inside]
I need a new job, and I need one by the end of the year, because I'm very close to walking out of the one I have now. Help me, hive mind, as I'm at my wits end. What the hell can I do that's in Philadelphia, doesn't require a car, isn't sales, and pays around $30k? [more inside]
I am a freelancer in a sub-genre of graphic design. In a bid to get more clients, I'm attempting (through Craigslist) to hire a marketing professional (or professionals). My general idea is that they would work to get me more clients, and I would give them a percentage of sales resulting from my work with those clients. My question here is what the specifics of the deal should be. My initial thought was 15% of income for life on the clients they bring me. Does that sound reasonable? Too much? Too little? The wrong way to go about it entirely? I really like the commission model, at least for now, because I don't have money to lay out up front and I like that we both benefit or both don't. Is there any kind of standard for this kind of relationship?
Do online companies need 800 numbers if most of their sales are online from their website?
I'm in the middle of negotiating with a dealer for a used car. I need to know what a good counter offer would be and how many offers I should be expected to make. [more inside]
How do I politely get my boss to follow through and keep promises he makes to my customers? [more inside]
I'm with a small web design/development team, and for the past three years we've done pretty well almost entirely by word of mouth. We really need to be more proactive in getting work in - we've known this for a while, just never been quite sure how to go about it. I've been put in charge of figuring it out. And of course, how to do it on a limited budget. We're in contact with our old and current clients, and have asked them for referrals. Our local isp sends us a good bit of business. What all should I be doing? [more inside]
Growing my business...what are my options for building a sales force? [more inside]