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Great Photos Help Your Brand Part II

1310000Karla Krengel, owner of Krengel and Hood Associates, enjoys helping her dealers find creative ways to bring out their personality and build on their brand.  Karla offers a couple more ideas to have fun with. Karla says, “We shot these images the first week of November, so we grabbed some décor reflective of the upcoming […]

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Great Photos Help Your Brand

1000000Karla Krengel of Krengel and Hood Agency ask this question – “are you getting the most from the photos of your work?” As a manufacturer’s representative for a cabinet company, ten years ago Karla Krengel struggled to get her dealers to photograph their jobs. With the strong presence of social media today she finds that […]

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Kitchen Display Designer

0000000 Cabinet manufacturer has immediate opening for Corporate Kitchen Display Designer/Space Planner. Located in the Southeast. Responsible for regional and national trade show booth and displays, as well as showroom design. In order to be considered all candidates must demonstrate design creativity, have led design presentations to large and small groups, worked well with a […]

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Resume MythBuster

1111100Getting your resume prepared for a job search can be a daunting and difficult task for most. You have probably been instructed to keep it to one page and make it easy to read. Well, the game has changed and we are busting the resume MYTH. Most HR professionals and recruiters will pass on you […]

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What makes a good manufacturers rep?

1011010 Is a good rep someone who makes multiple visits to your showroom throughout the year? Is it someone who brings coffee and donuts with a stack of literature under their arms? Is it someone who will train you on the products/sales? Or is it a rep that is just available to fix any issues […]

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Don’t Create a Confused Client

3120000Keercutter asked Deborah Flate to talk to us about how to be better closers. Here is her response – ENJOY!!!….. One of the most common questions I am asked is ‘what is the most effective closing technique’? I used to say that you close from the moment you enter the designer’s office or the retail […]

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Do SPIFF’s Matter to You?

1110000As a thank you for your input, Keercutter will enter your name in a drawing for $50 . Please forward your answers to 1. Are SPIFFs important to you? Why or why not? 2. If you could design a SPIFF that would really engage/entice you, what would it look like? Keercutter has collectively, over […]

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Take Control of Your Sales Success

1000000 If you love sales, especially design/sales – Deborah Flates’ tips will help you increase your effectiveness, beat work overload and close more sales. In these slower growth times, we all tend to speed up to try to generate more revenue. In my experience, doing just the opposite is much more effective, but research is […]

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Bluestem Seeks Kitchen Sales and Design Specialist

1111010  Bluestem – A Design-Build firm in St. Louis Park, Minnesota has a new position opening for Kitchen Sales and Design Specialist. Click here for details.

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Consolidated Kitchens and Fireplaces – Urbandale, IA seeks Designers

2110000Consolidated Kitchens and Fireplaces Dream It, Live It, Love It !!!!! 11271 Meredith Dr. Urbandale, IA Seeks Designers and Kitchen Design/Sales For details Go to

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