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2907, 2015

Top Ten Mistakes Made by Salespeople

By |July 29th, 2015|Sales & Marketing, TKO Top Ten|

I’ve been in sales and marketing most of my life, more than 40 years. I’ve managed retail operations, sold B2B, and directed sales teams.  And…I’ve made every single one of these mistakes—more than once. If you’re in sales and continue to use these sales techniques, it may be time to reconsider your methodology.

The Top Ten 

10. […]

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2407, 2015

How to Create Winning Vehicle Graphics

By |July 24th, 2015|Featured Customers, Vehicle Wraps & Graphics|

Going for the Win! 

Darrell Gross, founder of MRS (Maintenance Repair Service), was quoted in HVACR Business Magazine “I’ve read HVACR Business for many years and enjoy looking at the Tops in Trucks contest winners. This was a goal of mine. When I started the rebranding process I told my team it would be […]

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2207, 2015

What’s Best for your Business, Independent or Franchise?

By |July 22nd, 2015|Small Business Matters|

You’re a hard worker, knowledgeable, dependable, and a go-getter. You’re the kind of employee any organization would covet. And now, you’ve decided to take advantage of your character and skills. You’ve made the decision it’s time to work for…you. The question is, do you start from scratch or join a team?

Some buyers thrive as independent […]

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2007, 2015

Thank you for Blog Post Number 1000

By |July 20th, 2015|Social Media & Networking|

We owe so much to so many; we’ll do our best to recognize all those who have helped us on our journey. We began this adventure on July 15th, 2010. Back then, we struggled to publish one post per week. Today we share six new posts per week on three blogs, TKO Signs […]

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1607, 2015

Stop Stressing Out at Work Now!

By |July 16th, 2015|Human Resources|

To stop stressing out and manage stress at work, you first have to recognize triggers and reinforcements. Typical excuses include, “It’s…part of the job, it’s just the way I am, it’s only temporary, and it’s caused by others.” Regardless how real these may sound all excuses reinforce stress. Anything, regardless of its legitimacy, used to […]

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1407, 2015

TKO Customer Success Stories: Berger Hargis Landscape Management 

By |July 14th, 2015|TKO Customer Success Stories|

In this series we share a little about some of our favorite TKO Graphix customers; who they are, what they do, and how they do it. We follow that by asking them six questions we hope will help other entrepreneurs and small business owners with the challenges they face.

Who is Berger Hargis Landscape […]

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1307, 2015

How to Save Money on Vehicle Graphics

By |July 13th, 2015|Vehicle Wraps & Graphics|

Maybe the title of this post should have been how to save money on vehicle graphics without cutting back on quality; lowering quality certainly is a way to save money. But that strategy may lead to problems, which can cost more than the savings. Don’t cut corners. There are legitimate methods to reduce vehicle graphics […]

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1007, 2015

4 Graphic Mistakes Fleet Managers Learn to Avoid

By |July 10th, 2015|Trucking & Logistics, Vehicle Wraps & Graphics|

Managing a fleet of vehicles is a demanding job. A fleet manager must be able to estimate load arrival, which means he or she needs to be a weatherman and traffic analyst. Fleet managers must maintain accurate records, comply with federal regulations, and track vehicle maintenance. It’s much more than scheduling an oil change—it’s staying […]

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907, 2015

A Train of Trailers in the Center Lane

By |July 9th, 2015|Trucking & Logistics|

You’re heading home after a hard days work. Traffic is heavy, it usually is during rush hour, but at least it’s moving. Six lanes of cars, SUV’s, and motorcycles all heading west at 60 MPH, and right down the middle—one lane of truck trains. One driver in the lead truck with several trailers linked electronically. […]

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707, 2015

Reflective—It’s not only for Emergency Vehicles

By |July 7th, 2015|Vehicle Wraps & Graphics|

Even if you’re not familiar with adhesive vinyl reflective material you’ve seen it on emergency vehicles and traffic signage. In 1937, 3M developed a reflective tape and by 1973 reflective sheeting was available. Today, retroreflective material is commonplace.

How it Works

“The simplest retroreflector is a glass sphere or bead. When a light beam is directed […]