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20 of the Best Interview Questions for Sales Hires

Asking candidates the right questions during a job interview is always important, but that’s especially true for sales roles. After all, these are people trained to pitch and spin for a living. How do you ensure you’re cutting through to the core competencies of each candidate, and filling up your …

#1 Secret To Getting A Job Interview

You’ve found it! The perfect job. You are aptly qualified and anxious for the spot. You followed all the advice to make your resume shine. It’s just …

Employment

Promoting and Selling Your Ideas — 3 Steps to Success

Ever get a good idea? It starts out as a feeling that you might have a solution to a problem. A few days later you’re thinking <i>Hey, I’ve got something</i> …

Becoming a Sales Success in Today's Corporate America

Often, it’s effective for job seekers to gain an understanding of sales careers from experts in the field. Due to her keen insight regarding business development jobs, I asked Julie Sponagel, a Global Director of Enterprise Solutions at Fred Pryor Seminars & CareerTrack Training to share her unique …

Next Place to Target Your Customers: Their Wrists

Wearable computing isn't just a trend for fitness companies. Here's why you need to start thinking about your strategy now.<p>Several years ago during the holiday time, my digital experience consultancy AnswerLab decided to invest in a Fitbit for every employee. This decision was part of our ongoing …

Customers

Why the Future of Retail Will Blow Your Mind

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For the past few years, brick-and-mortar retailers didn’t have a fighting chance to compete with the personalization and convenience provided by online shopping. By cultivating mountains of rich customer data, online retailers had the …

Rethinking retail: why brands are embracing the rise of the concept store

The rise of online shopping has sounded the death knell for many traditional bricks-and-mortar retailers. But innovative brands are reimagining the physical store, turning to magazines and museums for inspiration and creating spaces where the virtual and physical worlds collide.<p>A new wave of …

Study Finds Shoppers Prefer Brick-And-Mortar Stores to Amazon and EBay

Take warnings that Amazon, Ebay and other online and mobile commerce outlets could render brick-and-mortar retailers virtually obsolete with a heaping chunk of salt. When it comes to consumer shopping desires, the store’s still the thing.<p>That’s the key takeaway from the A.T. Kearney Omnichannel …

Secrets supermarkets don’t want you to know

Going grocery shopping is so ingrained into our culture that we usually don’t even give it second thought.<p>We grab our shopping list, grab our cart, walk around the store, pick out the food we want, pay, and leave. But in reality, every supermarket is a well-honed machine, hell-bent on getting you …

What The Grocery Store Of The Future Will Look Like

While much has been discussed about how tablets and other technology will be implemented in stores, the core merchandising strategy is also shifting.<p>As consumers distance themselves from the supercenter model, stores are becoming more intimate, with emphasis on prepared foods and local …

The Value of Customer Experience, Quantified

Intuitively, most people recognize the value of a great customer experience. Brands that deliver them are ones that we want to interact with as customers — that we become loyal to, and that we recommend to our friends and family. But as executives leading businesses, the value of delivering such an …

Three Retail Trends You Can't Ignore, On Display Now At New York's Story

When Amazon can sell almost anything, deliver it on the same day, and for less money than you can find it elsewhere, what is the role of the store? For Circuit city, Borders and thousands of other dead or dying retailers this is an existential question.<p>There is a remarkable experiment in retail …

E-Commerce Is Not Eating Retail

The recent headlines about retailing are nothing if not provocative. “Shoppers Are Fleeing Physical Stores.” “The Great Mall Exodus.” “Macy’s Confronts the Crisis of the American Mall.” They seem to bolster Marc Andreessen’s prediction that by the end of this decade “retail guys are going to go out …

11 Reasons People Are Obsessed With Shake Shack

The fast-expanding company is preparing an initial public offering that could be worth up to $1 billion.<p>Shake Shack is known for long lines at its 34 locations in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Florida, and Massachusetts. The brand has also been expanding internationally.<p>Here's …

Online grocery business can work if done right, says industry veteran

Despite recent Census Bureau research indicating online sales of food and beverages represent just 2 percent of total U.S. e-commerce sales, a …

Whole Foods Is Slowly Killing Traditional Supermarkets

Customers today are seeking either specialty assortments or great value, according to a recent report by the real estate investment firm JLL.<p>While high-end grocers like Whole Foods and cheap retailers like Family Dollar will expand in the coming years, traditional grocery stores like Kroger, Giant …

5 Ways to Improve the Online Shopping Experience

<i>This article is part of SWOT Team, a new series on Mashable that features insights from leaders in marketing, brand-building and public …