Corporate Greeting Cards
Break the ice and keep the flow going
with creative e-cards!
The industry standard, Blue Mountain keeps up its good reputation with a
growing selection of cute, funny, animated e-mail cards - and it's free!
You may not know when National Chicken Month is, but Egreetings does, and
they've got just the right card to send for this and many other occasions!
This is the one to use when you want to use the internet to send out
announcements and invitations. They're quick, stylish and easy to use and
help keep track of your RSVPs.
For when you really want to make an impression; Crane is the champagne of paper companies, and instantly recognized for its classic and upscale style.
Receipt of a note written on Crane stationery is an event in itself!
Expos and Tradeshows
Get the inside track on the shows you should be exhibiting at and an array of services for everything related to this side of the sales profession.
Exhibitor Magazine presents a site with all the information needed by event
professionals. Whether you're planning a promotion or want to know who else
is, this site delivers the inside scoop.
Servicing attendees, producers, exhibitors and suppliers, TSNN aims to be
the ultimate trade show resource for all aspects of the business. The Trade
Show Search lists an impressive variety of industries in its database.
Extra Special Gifts
The fastest way to to the best business gifts online!
For the serious gifts - the rings, watches, perfumes and pens - Ashford is
the sophisticated and classy alternative. Free overnight shipping is a nice
little perk too!
An extremely large selection of gifts and gift categories make this
comprehensive site easy to use and efficient. You can shop for your best
friend's wedding and your Boss's birthday all at the same time.
This site offers a lot of choices for a wide array of situations, but is so
simply and clearly presented that you never get "lost in the aisles" as with
some other online gift retailers.
Never again need you endure reproachful glances from the one whose birthday
you forgot! Now you can set up a reminder system and become everybody's
favorite sibling, friend, kid, parent, employee, boss..well, you get the
Party and holiday foods are what Hickory Farms is famous for, that and its
smoked meats and mature flavorful cheeses. It's nice to feel sure that
you're sending quality food gifts and everyone knows how good these are!
This is a great catalogue to go to when you're not sure what to get. Clean
presentation doesn't overload you with choices, while the unexpected
merchandise sparks ideas.
Ah, if only one could sit around all day, drinking champagne and smoking
cigars.maybe if you tell more of your friends, clients, customers and
colleagues about Send.com - it really could! Make sure everyone knows when
your birthday is.
Gadgets and gizmos to fascinate and delight the executive who has everything
and the assistant who does everything. Corporate incentive programs make
creative gift giving a benefit to the buyer as well.
The selection here is almost too vast! Personally I prefer a smaller
selection of specialty merchandise in specific categories. But hey - that's
just me, and after all, the quality is very good at Spiegel.
Find the best resources to reward employees and customers alike!
Incentives in the form of gift certificates can really work - especially
when they can be spent with fine retailers like those listed here!
When you want to wow 'em with a cool electronic gift, that seems like it
cost much more than it did, check out Best Buy for a great selection of DVD
players, personal audio gear, still and video cameras and more.
With dozens of partner stores featured, from AllHerb.com to ZanyBrainy.com,
Coupon Network Affiliate Program presents great opportunities for you to offer
coupons and discounts via your Web site.
Hinda can work with you at the consultant level, designing and planning a
merchandise award system, or simply provide your company with quality
"off-the-shelf"products to suit your company's needs.
As the name suggests, Marketing Innovators offers an intelligent approach to
the question "how do you motivate your sales force?" The free information
on this site, such as the Program Planning Checklist, make it a great
It's amazing how hard people work when the reward comes in the form of
travel! Who doesn't get motivated at the thought of taking a trip when the
Performance management technology is the name of the game at this
good-looking site that aims to teach as well as to sell services. Great
articles like "Motivation University" by Bob Nelson are definitely worth a
read. If this stuff is free, I have high expections of their subscription
Dang! Aint nothin' like a steak! This is the place to get 'em for your
carnivorous sales performers!
Resources to help you locate fresh prospects, research business relationships and investment information and analyze and capitalize on emerging markets.
The site for sturdy industry leader Dun & Bradstreet is vast, with tons of
info about great products, tools and services like the "D&B Family Tree
Finder" and "Market Spectrum." Flash animation in muted colors with
un-cluttered text makes it easy on the eye as well!
"Whoever your customers are, we'll find them!" is the promise made by this
site, offering lists & leads, news & info and bulletin boards. This
one-stop shop has directory services, a newsletter, free Web mail and even
its own mall.
This site has the familiar look of a big telephone book and works pretty
much the same. Useful for nationwide research of company data: telephone
numbers, URLs, street location and even maps. Search by name, distance or
With an introductory offer of 25 free leads, Zap aims to impress with its
snappy promises of fast data. Profiles, analyses, credit checks and more
line the shelves of this "virtual data superstore."
Meetings, Events and Conferences
Planning a meeting, event or conference has never been easier!
Hotel reviews, online auctions, and Web based meeting planners are free at
the Event Source and what's more the information they offer is unbiased and
not based on advertising dollars.
Hotels designed for long-term value conscious travelers like Studio Plus,
Extended Stay America and Crossland Executive Suites are profiled on this
site. With almost 400 locations nationwide, and all going for less than 300
a week, these hotels are a good tip for any traveling sales professional.
The letters stand for Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association
International - an appropriate name for the company claiming to be the
largest such organization in the world. Companies doing business in Europe
will be happy to note that there is an entire European division.
StarCite combines event promotion and marketing with event
registration tools, and gives sound advice on age old problems like how
to enhance ongoing attendee relationships.
The guide sets itself apart by offering 'Unique Venues' - a selection of
unusual locations that will make your event memorable. The 'Hot Dates/Cool
Rates' section gives inside tips on special deals to help out your wallet.
Productivity and entertainment tools for the road warrior!
With a great selection of hand-helds and wireless business tools, CNET
offers you choices and honest reviews and editor picks to help you select
the best thingamajig for the smallest chunk of change.
It's a good thing when buying guides, product and cost comparisons and store
locations are available online, but when you can access them via your mobile
phone, as you can with Dealtime, it's even better!
Igo has a cool selection of gear and is a good place to check, particularly
for hard-to-keep-in-stock hot items. But definitely shop around for a better
price if availability isn't such an issue.
An article with intelligent advice about calling while driving is on the
first page of this site, which can easily live up to its claim to be "the
Smartest place to buy Wireless."
Negotiation Conflict and Resolution Training
The art of negotiation is at the core of every sales success story. Here's how to hone your technique.
Ed Brodow is a professional motivational speaker who truly enjoys the ins
and outs of the negotiation process, and he wants you to enjoy it too! His
win-win approach to business agreements is solid, but his cheesy
name-dropping and claims to Hollywood connections make him seem smarmy.
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Seminars offered by Gerard Nierenberg
are the products offered here by his Negotiation Institute. Discerning
between a novice, competent and complete negotiator is the first step on
the way to training for mastery of the form.
Many of these portals offer a wide range of services and opportunities for info sharing. A lot of freebies and extras make each one worth a visit.
Just Sell is a true Sales Portal, offering content like great sales
articles, community with salespeople sharing info, leads - including 31
free by e-mail, job listings and career resources and shopping links!
Timesaving tools and efficient streamlining of shared info are the
specialty of this company that really understands how the Web can empower
your sales force and bring them to a whole new level of performance.
An excellent general resource with loads of useful links, as well as a
sister training and consulting firm, Mentor Associates. The firm's founder,
Jack Carroll has an impressive array of success stories under his belt as a
masterful sales strategist.
Education is never over for those who want to stay ahead of the game! Here are some of the best resources for maintaining your sales force's edge.
"Are you hiring 'Power Runners' or 'Walkers'?" asks the first page of this
site, which offers a lot of valuable insights into the mysteries of
interviewing and hiring, the right person for the job.
Forum .Com emphasizes the life changing aspects of the 'Power of Learning,'
promoting the idea that workplace learning is good business. Leadership,
sales performance, and firing up your brand image are a few of the services
offered. Check it out!
Harness the elements of sales effectiveness with Huthwaite - the high
Preparing achievers is the focus of this company that prioritizes business
objectives and links them to learning strategies.
Building sales force for the new economy, Richardson is led by respected
sales book author Linda Richardson, and provides customized sales training
solutions for both classroom and Web.
This is the Web presence of Sales Training International, a sales, sales
management, product development and consulting service. Although a little
short on looks, it's a no nonsense site that offers a straightforward
selection of products and services.
Attractive Flash animation introduces this site with an inspiration Phoenix
analogy which is a bit over the top. But then so is the passion for the
sales profession exhibited by site founder Tom Hopkins, (founder of the
site and author of "Selling for Dummies").
Brian Tracy Seminars fall into three categories: management and
leadership, sales training and management and personal and professional
development. The 'Coaching for Excellence' and 'High Performance
Leadership' programs are offered in an impressive number of worldwide
The leading technologies used in the sales industry are covered and examined in these sites.
Like an electronic toolbox of exciting tools for your sales force, CRM
Assist is definitely a resource you'll want to return to over and over
again. Bookmark it!
Customer Relationship Management is taken seriously by OnContact, a company
that has developed software with the express purpose of automating many of
the functions you need to make your business work.
Connecting with your clients and staying connected has become a critical
process in maintaining your business focus. MailAddiction provides an online
email marketing service at an affordable price.
This is the place to get help turning your e-business vision into an
e-reality! Automated marketing campaigns and Web-based portals for
individual customers are just a couple of the smart tools offered by
We still have to use phones, so we may as well make them work as effectively as possible, within our sales strategy.
Increase sales and reduce time wasting rejections by learning strategies
and tips to overcome the difficulties of telephone sales work. Make the
phone your friend - use it to sell!
ICT is a leading provider of teleservices, focusing on customer
acquisition, retention and relationship management. They provide "high-tech
marketing for a high-tech wold."
Telequest provides an extensive range of telemarketing and e-commerce
solutions in its effort to be the leader in customer contact solutions.
Whether business-to-business or business-to-client, Telequest knows what
services deliver the best return on your dollar.
This is the site for Telemanagement Search, the executive recruiting firm
focusing on customer service, telemarketing and call center professionals.
The Web site doesn't offer much more than an ad for the firm, but perhaps
their personalized service will excuse the lack of online info.
Spend less time booking and more time selling!
Expedia is tried and true - as anyone knows who books flight on the Web.
It's Destinations info and Maps section also make it feel more like a
friendly travel agent than a cold computer.
Get There tries hard to stay ahead of the competition by aggressively
finding new ways to bring the benefits of the Internet to B2B travel
procurement. They manage to keep their name in the News so it looks like
their strategy's working!
Priceline pioneered the whole "name your own price" concept on the Web - and
did so well at it that it spawned a whole slew of imitators! But they've
gone one better by adding a bunch more ways to save those travel dollars.
Travelocity has a great, easy-to-use fare finder and also has other useful
features like restaurant guides and special offers like free additional
Webflyer is the authority on frequent flyer advantages, programs, bonuses,
NetMiles, and last-minute Super-Saver air deals. And those are just a few of
the things you'll find on this site.
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