There are natural salesmen. You probably heard of people who could sell ice to an Eskimo. I have met people like that, but I was always too suspicious of them to become friends. Then I got a job where selling was the biggest thing. I was venturing into unknown waters with this job, and I needed some consultative selling training to be able to make it. I suppose a selling attitude can really help. Plus, liking the product or service you are selling really helps too. However, learning to sell is pretty much like anything else. There are things that work, and there are things that do not work. There is also another category, and it is the things that work very well in selling.

It is practically a science. People respond in pretty much set ways to sales approaches. There are the easy sells and the tough sells. There are customers that need the feeling side of a product or service, and there are customers who need the intellectual side of a purchase. It pretty much comes down to if they are looking, they want to buy. Read More →

My brother came back from the Navy last year and immediately made plans to marry his long time sweetheart. This development of course means it is time to throw a crazy bachelor party for him. Knowing I need a party bus company in toronto, I looked around online to find one. There is no way anyone associated with this party is going to drive. No one will be sober enough to even contemplate such a ridiculous idea!

I soon located a company that looked absolutely ideal for the situation. The great thing is that it didn’t take any time at all to line up the bus. I figured it would be some complicated endeavor and it wasn’t. Looking back on it, lining up the vehicle was the least stressful part of the whole party planning. Which is exactly what you want, of course. You don’t want to waste time trying to line up transportation when there are so many other things to do. When you need a party bus company in toronto, you need it now.

I have to say the night went off without a hitch. Read More →

I, just like many other people, have had dreams of being an entrepreneur. Many people don’t bother to make their dreams into a reality, and instead have thoughts of regret about what could have been. As for me, I’ve been doing everything I can to make my dream real. I had the idea of making a popular product that everyone would buy, just like those items you see being sold on television infomercials. I created a juicer that can handle any food, and rented a party bus in Toronto to help me sell it to as many people as I could find on the street.

The end goal was to be sold everywhere, but in order to get there, I had to take the smaller route first. Getting customers at the street level is the best way to get them to tell other people about the product. Read More →

When exactly the porn industry was born is hard to tell. Available evidence shows that the creation of images of sex and genitalia for purposes of arousal started as far back as the 16th century. However, pornography only became a recognized business in the early 20th century.

When it comes to the financial muscle of the sector, most experts believe that it runs into billions of dollars. In fact, some have said that porn in the US generates more money than Amazon, Google, Apple, Microsoft, and Yahoo combined. So, it’s a big industry. But putting a number on the economic size of the industry isn’t so easy.

According to Shira Tarrant, a professor of women’s gender and sexuality studies at Cal State Long Beach, the reason it is so difficult to estimate the economic size of the porn industry is because;

  • Official records are hard to come by.
  • Most porn companies don’t even keep records. And when they do, they always hide them away from government and other authorities for fear of legal implications.
  • Most researchers and academics who study pornography don’t take the industry seriously. Rather, they see it as a side kind of thing.

In a mid 2015 article, nbcnews.com reported that porn was worth approximately 13.3 billion in 2014 and that the industry was on an up. Before that, Covenanteyes.com, another online news website, reported that the porn industry has been growing steadily over the years amid multiple challenges. The website claims that the industry was worth at least $10 billion in 2001 though it’s important to state that at that time, a Forbes report indicated that the industry was worth just $3.9 billion.

Five years later, in 2006, another Covenant report was released which estimated that the industry generated $13.33 in revenue in that year. So, you’d argue that between 2006 and 2014, the industry made no progress at all. But is this the case? Maybe, maybe not.

What we know for sure is that there are a lot more porn actors in the USA now than in 2006. There are also a lot more porn streaming websites and tubes. Surely, merchants wouldn’t waste their time getting adult merchant accounts from emerchantbroker.com and the rest and host all these new porn sites if the industry was stagnating.

A possible explanation might be what we have mentioned earlier that merchants in this industry have a habit of failing to keep records and where they do hide them from authorities. This way, you will never know how much they are making and how fast the industry as a whole is growing.

The Olympic Games is a tournament that started long time ago. In fact the first Olympics tournament was staged on the ancient plains of Olympia in Peloponnese, Greece. However, the festival was banned about 12 years later, only to reappear several hundred years later.  The first modern Olympics Games tournament was held in 1896 Athens Greece where 241 athletes participated, representing 14 nations.

Through the years, the festival gained popularity and today, the Olympics Games is a worldwide tournament. While this has been welcome news to everyone associated with the festival, the people tasked with organizing the events have for long been wondering if they could commercialize the festival. Of course they usually sell tickets for attending fans and get tons of money from sponsors. But beyond that, the Olympics Games has remained a sleeping giant.

It is with this in mind that the International Olympics Committee (IOC) initiated discussions with different parties on what they could do to commercialize the festival. The committee was sure that selling merchandise with the Olympic rings would definitely earn some money.

So, they called in two Canadian experts Ben Husle and Greg Durrell to help the committee curate and codify the designs of past Olympics games. After this process it would have been easier to decide what logos could be printed on what merchandise.

From the outlook, the job seemed simple. At most, all they had to do was gather all past records and assemble them somewhere. But having taken the job very seriously, the two partners might just have saved the world over a century worth of Olympic logos!

Apparently, the past logos were already “rotting” wherever they were stored. In some cases, part of the logos had been cut off in the process of scanned meaning that the records in the store were actually incorrect! But because no one ever cared to check, no one would have realized this. If not for the pair, maybe the world would have continued to assume that everything was okay when in actual sense, our Olympics records weren’t accurate.

After cross checking over 25,000 different items the two were able to help the IOC determine elements worth keeping in the Olympic logos. Thanks to their good work, it is now understood that there is a huge Olympic Heritage Collection in store. If you’re a Canadian retailer, maybe you should be visiting eMerchantBroker.com soon to get a Canadian merchant account in anticipation of what may be a grand sale!