It has definitely been an interesting and challenging year. Yet the Holidays are beginning, and we wish everyone a time to enjoy family. Year is not done, still business to be accomplished yet a day to relax is well deserved. Questions or comments: email@example.com Tom Metsa firstname.lastname@example.org 414.241.6984
A new Restart
It seems like the country has sort of re-set itself as the US has gone through a pretty contentious election. While Corona is still prevalent, we seemed to have now accepted this is a part of our life now. Nearly everyone has learned to used Zoom like a pro. We are such a strong and […]
Two months left
First week of November 2020 is going to be a busy one. With the Presidential election on November 3rd, and results … who know when we’ll actually know who is the next president. Another big issue is we all need to really dig in to try to finish this 2020 year with some success and […]
This is the week of witches and goblins, also the last week before we move our clocks back. The other thing I’ve noticed about the last few weeks and expect this week to be the same is that people are back and working at full throttle. Principals are active, reps are more responsive than they’ve […]
Weather is changing
It’s October, the weather all over the country is changing. NFL is in midstream and the World Series is just starting. It really feels a lot like normal again. I can tell you this, the Independent Rep world is taking these next few months very seriously as are many Principals, attempting to really get ahead […]
Craziest summer on record is behind us
It’s the middle of September. Summer is over, sports are back, we are as close to normal as we’ve been in a while. Reps are back making live sales calls in many cases. Manufacturers are ramping up production, and we are even seeing some “open to buy” dollars showing up at retail for the holiday […]
Does Resurgence also mean slow down?
Sports are coming back, restaurants are beginning to re-open and most businesses are back in operation. In many cases masks are required yet we are out of our homes. In the Independent Rep Industry there is no doubt things are beginning to pick up. Reps looking for new lines, Principals looking to expand their rep […]
Our “Dog Days” came early!
The July 4th holiday traditionally represents a bit of a slow down in the Independent Rep Industry–aka “Dog Days of Summer”. Manufacturing pulls back a bit, retailers are busy closing out Spring/Summer inventory before Fall shipments come in, families are taking vacations. That is in a traditional year. 2020 has been far from traditional. Our […]
OK 2020: Let’s do a restart!
June is upon us. So much has happened, been written about and over analyzed in the first five months of 2020. I believe it is definitely time to focus on making the rest of 2020 a success, or at least make it more positive than negative. Buyers/Decision makers in all industries are active and looking […]
Emerging from COVID: May 18, 2020
The independent rep world is slowly getting back to normal. There are some significant changes, in that many reps still cannot make live sales calls. They need to rely on phone, email and text to communicate with the decision makers. Yet contact rates are increasing, reps are searching for new lines and principals are searching […]