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Checking in: A personal remembrance of 2010

by Steve Feldman When people look back on 2010, they will remember a year that was not particularly kind from a business standpoint. They’ll talk...

Leadership—in General terms

by Al Wahnon Colin Powell is an accomplished leader, a meticulous organizer and a dynamic influence on young men and women. He is a retired...

Checking in: Random ramblings from the road

by Steve Feldman The end of the year is supposed to be the slow time. Not any more. There hasn’t been one week since September...

Al’s column

by Al Wahnon LOOKING GOOD: Shoppers have entered the holiday season more upbeat than anticipated, according to the most recent consumer confidence index from The...

Random thoughts on selling

by Al Wahnon The salesperson is usually—and the operative word here is usually— extraverted, eloquent, persistent, persuasive, personable and indefatigable. Selling is a broad category....

Al’s column

by Al Wahnon SWIFT CHANGE: Gerry Swift, executive vice president of Potomac Floor Covering, was very optimistic when interviewed at Starnet’s Fall Meeting in Vancouver...

Checking in: The best 90 minutes in flooring

by Steve Feldman I don’t know how many distributors did not make the trip to Colorado Springs, Colo., for the annual NAFCD meeting, but those...

Checking in: Take advantage of free education

by Steve Feldman So you saw the headline on the homepage, right? The one about FCNews sponsoring the 2011 Educational Conference at Surfaces? The conference...

Al’s column

by Al Wahnon PREFERENCE: How often have you heard this mantra: The three most important elements in the real estate business are location-location-location. Well, the...

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