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How I Made It: Mike Alfred [PDF]

Posted on  Sunday, May 6, 2012

The gig: Mike Alfred is co-founder and chief executive of BrightScope Inc., a financial information company in San Diego that analyzes 401(k) retirement plans and publishes disciplinary records and other information on

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Door-to-door Knife Sales Keeps Focus Sharp, says Cutco Kid

Posted on  Friday, April 27, 2012

EDMONTON - In this post-Willy Loman world, admitting to a career in sales takes guts. Jarrod Kerfoot, the coming captain of Cutco cutlery, evidently possesses these in liberal measure. The Edmonton native will mark his sixth year

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CUTCO Sharpens Its Business by Adding Retail Stores

Posted on  Wednesday, April 25, 2012

For most of its 63 years, Cutco Cutlery has sold its knives and kitchen tools through a network of sales representatives doing in-home visits where they demonstrate, among other things, how the company’s shears can cut

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CUTCO: World-Class Cutlery Made In America By Steelworkers

Posted on  Thursday, February 23, 2012

Every CUTCO Cutlery knife, hunting knife and pair of shears is made in America from American components by members of the United Steelworkers (USW) union. The company, the largest manufacturer of high-quality

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40 Under 40: Mark Wise

Posted on  Saturday, February 4, 2012

Mark Wise deals with extremes. As owner of Wise Financial, part of Northwestern Mutual, he provides financial services for people who are wealthy and trying to become wealthier. As chairman of the board of

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Students’ Work Experience Earns Career Center Donation

Posted on  Thursday, January 5, 2012

Vector Marketing Corp. donated $1,000 to Georgia College’s Career Center for students’ sales performance during the annual Eastern Region College Bowl competition. Georgia College students placed second

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How to Raise Millions from VCs With 12 Slides and No Prototype

Posted on  Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Yesterday we grabbed coffee with Chloe + Isabel founder Chantel Waterbury. Chloe + Isabel is a jewelry website that turns each of its users into mini entrepreneurs. Users are encouraged to sell the Chloe

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The CUTCO Knife Story, or How to Cut People Who Won't Sell

Posted on  Tuesday, December 6, 2011

When my son Garrison was in college he had a hard time finding summer work, so he got a job selling CUTCO knives. If you aren’t familiar with the CUTCO brand, go look them up. They make the best knife you ever used

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Gillibrand Unveils Plans To Trigger High-tech Manufacturing Growth

Posted on  Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand announced her support for three programs designed to help stimulate manufacturing in areas with high unemployment. The senator was in Olean on Monday

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