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5 Ways to Improve Your Next Proposal

Proposals are a lot of work. It can be really frustrating to put all the time, energy and money into developing a formal proposal and then lose the deal anyway. Here are five great tips that will increase your next proposal's chances of winning:

Don't contact prospects without doing your homework!

In life we have many opportunities that are placed before us and we have to choose how to react to each of these opportunities. We make these decisions based on many facts. Sometimes we make the best decision and sometimes we make the worst decision; most of the time we fall right in the middle. Those that excel in our area of expertise, make the right/better decision more often than not. Sales professionals have numerous opportunities each and every day for new and repeat business and those that shine over time are those that make the better decisions.

On the road again.

On the road again, this past weekend heading to one of the cities I frequented when I was in college and boy, has it changed! Looking at the businesses and which ones are still there, gone or changed. The "old" diner that was there 20 years ago is still there with almost the same menu. The trendy sports bar on the corner is now a Starbucks (this was probably a result of letting just a bit too many underage drinkers drink), the staple Irish bar has changed its colors from dark and green to light blue and airy--oh! and some of the beers on tap have changed as well.

What is the difference between a business and a business idea?

In the dictionary, business is defined as:

Main Entry: busi·ness

Pronunciation: \?biz-n?s, -n?z, Southern also ?bid-\

Function: noun

Usage: often attributive

Etymology: Middle English bisynesse, from bisy busy + -nesse -ness

Date: 14th century

The Oscar Party - In Association With The American Cancer Society

On February 27th Royale Marketing are partnering with American Cancer Society to bring you The Oscar Party.
This promises to be a very special event.
An open bar reception at 6.30 PM , will precede a 3 course black tie Dinner whilst watching the award ceremony. After Dinner, there will be an amazing live auction, with 100% of profits going to The American Cancer Society
To end the evening there will be a special DJ who will spin till 2.30 am

Email troubles increase as we get more and more devices

We now have more and more electronic devices in use, and we want all our information, in all the locations, all the time. This causes a dilemma, since most of the devices have different versions of each program, with different features, and they not only change from device to device but from version of device to version of device -- you get the picture -- big mess. Data gets lost, and sometimes data gets duplicated, and we don't know why or how this stuff is supposed to "work".

The Family Matters Game, a Box of Rain Project, Hits Major Milestone

Box of Rain's client Family Matters—the game that helps families get to know each other better (and have fun doing it)—will soon be on shelves in over 200 Toys-R-Us stores nationwide! Besides Toys-R-Us, the game can be purchased from Watch for the game at other retail outlets soon—our rep is now speaking to Barnes & Noble among others; his distributor wants the game for big dot-com customers (e.g., Wal-Mart) so things might get interesting in a mass kind of way.

American Cancer Society Brooklyn Pink and Black Tie Gala After Party

05/06/2010 11:00 pm
05/07/2010 1:00 am
America/New York
Pink & Black Gala logo


11:00pm - 1:00am

Mojito Logo
82 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205

Tickets: $15 in advance, $20.00 day of event.

Tickets no longer available.

Rolling Trades will be at the 41st Annual Graduating Apprenticeship Contest on April 21st

Our annual apprentice contest is upon us.  This year, apprentices will compete in five areas of our jurisdiction: Carpentry, Interior Systems, Floor Covering, Millwright, and Cabinetmaking, with exhibits in Dockbuilding, Timbermen, Health and Safety training and Welding as well.  Also included in the day's events will be exhibits from the leading manufacturers of building products, power tools, floor covering materials, health care services and community organizations.

WOODSHOP NEWS Features Portable Carpentry Workspace

Woodshop News cover of Rolling Trades issue
Woodshop News article about Rolling Trades


Box of Rain client Rolling Trades was recently featured in Woodshop News, highlighting the PCW (Portable Carpentry Workshop) product line. Please download the attached PDF to read the full article.

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