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"I don't want to sell!

Posted by Carole Mahoney  8/2/16 2:48 PM

When someone recently asked me who my favorite shark on Shark Tank was-my answer surprised them when I said Barbara Corcoran.  Maybe it is because her history is a lot like my family history- she was a waitress before her start in real estate. Or perhaps its that she doesn't shy from tough love advice for female entrepreneurs like “Don't cry. Control your emotions.”

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Topics: sales, entrepreneur

Why successful salespeople embrace entrepreneurism

Posted by Carole Mahoney  6/17/16 1:30 PM

This past week I had drinks with a salesperson who had recently started a new position in a company. It was a new type of role for her. Rather than being in a office, she worked remotely and independently. The majority of her internal and customer conversations were virtual, not face to face. She was involved in all the stages of the buying process, not just one part.

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Topics: entrepreneur, sales mindsets

Time Management Tips for Entrepreneuers

Posted by Carole Mahoney  5/19/15 4:00 PM

When you are young, time seems endless. As we get older, we start to realize how valuable time really is.

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Topics: entrepreneur

Who Runs Who? You or Your Business?

Posted by Carole Mahoney  4/24/15 2:24 PM

My neighbor has a very hyper active dog. When they first started to try to take it for walks, I often wondered who was walking who. It took some time before they were able to change the dynamic of being the ones who lead the walk, and not the other way around.

I see business owners do it as well, heck I have done it too. We put off doing the things that they know they should do in favor of things that they could and should be delegating.

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Topics: entrepreneur

It's not the dates, it's the dash.

Posted by Carole Mahoney  4/12/15 7:30 PM

This past week I attended the funeral of one of my husband's aunts. I had only met "Aunt Kay" a few times, but each time I did she knew my name, my children's names, and was one of the most welcoming people I have met.

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Topics: entrepreneur

Selling as an Entrepreneur is Different

Posted by Carole Mahoney  2/24/15 8:00 AM

Last week on a call with a marketing agency owner, let’s call her Linda, we discovered that she was successful in company sales as an inside rep. She was a well trained and successful sales person previously, with a well known brand. Sales shouldn’t be a problem. So why did she need to talk to Rick and I?

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Topics: entrepreneur

The Mental Impact of Entrepreneurship

Posted by Carole Mahoney  1/27/15 6:20 PM

There is a chapter of ‘Ingagements’ that I am not sure I should write, or want to write, but if I listen to my gut, I have to write. I am thinking of making it the first chapter and calling it “Get your head examined.”

The mental toll of entrepreneurship is quite real. If you are an entrepreneur that needs to sell, (build relationships), your mental state is going to be a key factor in your success.

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Topics: entrepreneur

Why Business Growth and Why Now?

Posted by Carole Mahoney  12/16/14 8:00 AM

Recently I took part in an executive forum with other business owners who were discussing their business growth challenges and how to overcome them. As the chairperson of the group, Don Battis shared with us how being the guy, or gal, who is running the show can be isolating. Sometimes it can be hard talking to family and friends if they don't have to face and overcome the same types of challenges. 

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Topics: business growth, entrepreneur

What if you had everything you needed to succeed?

Posted by Carole Mahoney  9/30/14 7:30 PM

Earlier this month I made my first trip to Seattle, WA for my first Sales Shebang event. I really wasn't sure what to expect, but I was looking forward to spending a few days with other successful women in sales. It marked a decided turning point for me as I left the comfort zone of all my previous marketing experience and entered into a new arena that quite frankly- I wasn't as well known for.

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Topics: entrepreneur

How to Do Less Work But Earn More As an Entrepreneur

Posted by Carole Mahoney  11/19/13 9:01 AM

One man's work is another man's party.

The topic of discussion from last week's live Inbound Networker's group meeting seems like an ageless question, and one that I think is completely subjective. For some, work is those things that they have to do, but don't like to do. Chores.

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Topics: book review, inbound networkers, entrepreneur

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