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Slashing Obstacles

Posted on  Thursday, February 21, 2013

Vector Marketing Division Manager, David Madrid, rallies his Long Beach Cutco cutlery sales team to challenge records. The Long Beach team seemed an unlikely bunch to shatter a kitchen cutlery company's all-time sales record.

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Diamond Candles: How one change to the candle led to sales of $1million/mo

Posted on  Thursday, February 7, 2013

(Beginning at 6:30) Listen to what Justin Winter learned while selling selling CUTCO® during his college years and how it has helped Diamond Candles reach revenues of $1 million per month within 12 months of starting the business.

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2013 Forty under 40: Jamar Cobb-Denard

Posted on  Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Ask Jamar Cobb-Dennard who he is and he answers, “I am a businessman, community leader and future politician, speaker/author and single father.” His business is Outsourced Sales Force, which he started a year-and-a-half ago to help companies build their first sales team. Most of Outsourced’s ...

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CUTCO Corp. looking to sharpen sales in Canada

Posted on  Friday, January 11, 2013

To grow its nearly $200 million business, CUTCO Corp. started a sales program in Canada and plans to open two more U.S. retail stores. But the Olean-based is, and always will be, a direct-sales company where people schedule appointments for in-home product demos, said CEO and Chairman James Stitt.

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You don’t have to be a registered charity to give back to the city

Posted on  Tuesday, December 18, 2012

They aren’t a charity, just a group of Londoners hooked on giving. And they’re happily scrambling to finish packing Christmas dinner baskets for 80 families this week. The London Ontario Basket Brigade started about five years ago, when co-workers at Vector Marketing heard of several families ...

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‘Tis the Season to be Memorable: Strategic Gifting

Posted on  Friday, November 30, 2012

Earlier in the year someone achieved all those words and outcomes with a gift sent to me. Scott Fay attended my CEO High-Performance Forum. Afterwards he sent my wife and me a set of Cutco knives with our logo emblazoned on them (a few in pic above). I thought, “WOW, that’s different… and pretty ...

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Janesville man recognized for commitment to volunteer work

Posted on  Wednesday, November 28, 2012

JANESVILLE — Eric Salzwedel organized Friday’s blood drive at the Janesville American Red Cross office. He also was the event greeter and donated blood for the first time. After the blood drive, he drove across town so he could ring bells for the Salvation Army. The 24-year-old Salzwedel spends ...

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CUTCO Knives and startups

Posted on  Wednesday, November 14, 2012

When I worked for Cutco Knives one summer in college selling the world's finest cutlery, my dream was to sell the Homemaker +8 at every meeting. It was the Rolls Royce of knife sets and in every sales call I had, I always tried to flog the deluxe set. Of course, more often than not, I left with ...

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IPFW Student Discovers Her Nack For Knife Sales

Posted on  Tuesday, October 9, 2012

IPFW student Ginger Hoade was tired of being low on cash and hearing her mother say she should get a job. So the 19-year-old hired on as a part-time sales representative for Cutco Cutlery, established in 1949. Not expecting much when she began her position May 18, Hoade found career potential ...

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