6 Month Sales Incentive Plan Checkup

July 30, 2014


Sales commission checkup

This is Roxie and she is having her six month checkup, which reminds me that it is July and for those of you on a calendar fiscal year it is time for your sales incentive half year plan evaluation. You see Roxie isn’t very happy to have this checkup. Are you ready for yours? If not, get ready, arm yourself with data and not wishes and let’s figure out how healthy your sales commission plans are and if you will reach your strategic goals by year end.

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July 30, 2014


By Don Kleiner

One of the most rewarding parts of my life as a guide is the repeat clients I see. Some I see every year for a trip or two or others like this party after a gap of 20 or more years. Amazing that they remember and want to repeat an experience from long ago like this canoe trip with family and friends.

The memories made outdoors are good and are worth recreating!         



The Retirement Mindgame

July 30, 2014


By Patty Manko

 Your outlook may influence your financial outcome. 

What kind of retirement do you think you’ll have? An outstanding one? A depressing one? What if it all starts with your outlook? Qualitatively speaking, what if the success or failure of your retirement begins with your perception of retirement  

A whole field of study has emerged on the psychology of saving, spending and investing: behavioral finance.  Since retirement saving is a behavior (and since other behaviors influence it), it is worth...



Neolith: Beyond the Countertop

July 29, 2014


By Gian Luca Fiori

So often, when we talk about natural stone and surfacing, we reference countertops. But we know that you have more on your design plate, so to speak, than bathrooms and kitchens. We pride ourselves on our ability to bring you the very latest products and style ideas. One of these products, in particular, is Neolith. And while Neolith does make an incredibly durable, functional, and attractive countertop material, what you may not know is that it’s useful for so much more.

Neolith Countertop

Neolith surfacing is...


After four years of mandatory say on pay, most U.S. companies are achieving consistently strong shareholder support for their executive pay programs. While that may not be surprising following a year in which both the S&P 500 and Russell 3000 logged annual returns over 30%, focusing on market performance as the sole cause of the support short-changes the improved dialogue and engagement among companies and their shareholders since enactment of Dodd-Frank’s say-on-pay mandate.

Robert Newbury and...

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Mid summer report

July 28, 2014


By Don Kleiner

As some of you know Brynna has helped out in the office and doing various chores here at Maine Outdoors for the last three summers. I asked her for her perspective on this summer and here are her thoughts.

These past couple weeks have been hot and humid, the type of weather that makes it hard to want to do anything besides drink a glass of ice tea and take a nap – or get out on the water.



Baby Boomers and the Need to be Social

July 28, 2014


By admin

The business world is taking a cue from the social world by becoming more socially engaged with each working day. And, if the baby boomer generation wants to stay ahead of the competitive curve, then they need to have a professionally geared social presence. When it comes to the 50 […]

The post Baby Boomers and the Need to be Social appeared first on Grow Socially.

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No. 200, Wilmington MA
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By Greg Willard

It’s no secret that candidates submit resumes with the intention of making themselves look attractive to potential employers.

The desire to “put your best foot forward” (and desire to get the job) can lead applicants to describe themselves in the superlative, leave out important information, or exaggerate their previous accomplishments.

Somewhere around 50% of resumes checked for accuracy contain at least one substantially false claim or discrepancy (these numbers vary a bit from study to study,...

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Cambridge, MA 02142
1-888.871.8778 Visit Cangrade


By (Kelly Burke)


Continuing fallout over the downed Malaysian jetliner led to increased international tensions today (deja vu?). Russia called US accusations that it supplied the anti aircraft missles responsible "groundless". President Obama insisted that Russian involvement warranted further sanctions by Western nations. And thats what we saw happen this afternoon - Canada issued new sanctions targeting financial and energy related companies (much like the US sanctions...


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Schneider Associates is pleased to announce the hiring of Ariel Ferrante as Integrated Marketing and Digital Design Associate.

Ferrante is responsible for day-to-day agency social media management and marketing, as well as agency marketing design. Prior to joining Schneider Associates, Ferrante completed marketing internships with Hollister Recruiting in fall and spring 2012, Bayard Advertising in summer 2012 and Publicis in Dublin, Ireland in spring 2013. She also completed graphic design internships...