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The Team

The Team –


Knowing this year was going to be extremely busy, I had to find some new fantastic member s to add to my small team I already had, Karl has been with me for over 5 years and works in IT producing my ever growing demand of websites, he has proved to be very reliable over the years apart from his tiring excuses of getting caught in traffic every morning!! We then have Gareth who works alongside Karl in producing websites, and is literally a genius and doesn’t he know it!! If anyone in the office ever needs to know something we always go to Gareth as it’s like referring to a encyclopaedia which comes in great use in our office due to the versatility of what we deal with.

Not as clever as me mind!
Sam Colclough my new Business Development Manager / PA who has been with me now for just over a month I felt from the initial interview she was going to be an outstanding asset to me and the business and assists me 100% to get where I am aiming for.


To date she has never turned down a job task and has always been willing to put more in than what is expected always working late and staying behind whilst Karl clearly turns into a pumpkin at 6pm Sarah gets picked up at 6pm by her chariot and Gareth bless him, he does stay behind!
We welcome Sarah as Marketing assistant to Self Temptation she started a few weeks ago and has come from a fashion designer background and has appreciation of all aspects of the fashion industry and is a hard little worker, she has come in and got her teeth stuck into self temptation making sure we hit the market with a bang writing all press releases and keeping all our social networks up to date for you guys all to read! She has settled in nicely, and will be working on many different projects as well as Self temptation in the future.

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YBIS Update

Ybis Website Design

We are now starting to work hard on YBIS which is where we build websites and develop e-commerce sites to sell, it is growing at a very fast pace therefore we are currently taking on staff. Myself and Sam (my Business Development Manager and PA) are working on the development and building of e-commerce store ready for the resale, so we are all ready for a very good money making successful year.

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Update on Self Mart

As promised a recap on the progress of Self Mart, since revamping and working with drop shippers, in a period of less than 12 months we have had a revenue stream of over £100,000 with a minimum mark up of 50%
So it seems a non brainer if we could maximise this and take a revenue potential of £700,000 a year. As I mentioned in one of my earlier posts I think we will now start to build sites like these as business opportunities to sell so people have the ability to work from home reducing over heads as no more office costs and good profits to be made.

Self Mart

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It’s that time again where I have to start recruiting for salesman.

When you advertise for a salesman, why is it that every idiot that has sold something at one point in their life applies, it is very rare that a true salesman comes along.

A salesman in my eyes is not someone on the end of the telephone selling insurance or other utilities to people that call in, or a shop assistant in a furniture store! These ‘salesman’ are all selling something that people want, the customer goes to them because they want something!

I was approached by a guy, who told me that he was top salesman for one of the leading furniture stores, broke all monthly, yearly targets etc for a job, impressed with his talk, I invited him in the for the day, well he couldn’t even work out how to use the phone, top salesman for furniture store he might be, put how hard is it to sell someone something that they want, they actually come to the store to buy. These customers are coming in to buy a settee, not a horse or a car, now if you were able to sell them one of those when they came into buy a settee, that’s a salesman!

Another guy that had a job with me, lasted three days, again gave it the big I am the best salesman, broke all targets, bla bla bla, in truth, he was just a jumped up tele canvasser!

People around me have to sell products to people that they haven’t even thought about, they have to go out and find the customer to suit the product, hitting their targets and making good money, if they can make the grade, and be a true salesman then they can earn the £100k a year +, unfortunately for me a good true salesman is a rare as rocking horse shit!

If you are reading this and think that you are the salesman that can sell anything to anyone then give us a call, check out the job description here..

“Not a salesman?! then get out of my office!”

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Sales Team

I am very keen to get a sales team on board, which I feel (apart from C Barber 3-4 yrs ago,) I have never had.
Although with Chris, one salesman, we were able to make over £1 million in a short period of time. I have decided to start two, possibly three sales guys at the same time and work like Alan Sugar, on the process of elimination. If they can hack the pressure, sell the goods and earn the money then they can stay on board…..but not everybody is the great salesman that they think they are.

Week 1 (15-01-07 / 19-01-07)
I have started three guys with me this week , and one guy in particular who shone out with his CV, I even gave him ten out of ten, unfortunately he has not been able to come up with the goods and as with the process of elimination has left the company before he even started really.

Week 2 (22/01/07 – 27/01/07)
I am down to one already!
The second of the three guys who started last week, didn’t even last 24hrs! He arrived looking like a rabbit in the headlights, and crashed and burned within hours. He obviously didn’t believe me in the interview when I said there would be pressure, instant results needed to be seen to stay on!

The remaining salesman of the three started last week, appears to be pulling the goods out the bag, maybe I have found my apprentice….we’ll see it’s only early days.

I have interviewed a potential sales guy this morning, seemed ok. I have left the ball in his court, up to him if he wants to come on board.
I will reserve judgement on this one for the moment…..