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Lead Story

How to network like an industry leader - Part 2

News

Industry Update

EMV gets a boost from Obama

Does Apple Pay debut usher in new era of banking?

ISO lesson in PayPal's digital gaming domination

Record crowds turn out for industry shows

Features

Putting a positive spin on outsourcing

Making plans, taking action

All you need to know about Apple Pay

John Kiernan
CardHub

Mobile ecosystem expanding in all directions

Views

Mobile wallets: not quite ready for prime time

Patti Murphy
ProScribes Inc.

Education

Street SmartsSM:
Investing in partnerships

Tom Waters and Ben Abel
Bank Associates Merchant Services

Preparing your customers for EMV

Michael Gavin
Merchant Warehouse

Taming fires on the evolutionary road

Jeff Fortney
Clearent LLC

Company Profile

Alpha Payments Cloud

New Products

Tablet empowered merchants

Echo
Harbortouch

Loyalty building in a snap

Connect
EVO Snap

Inspiration

Do your waters run deep?

Departments

Readers Speak

Resource Guide

Datebook

A Bigger Thing

The Green Sheet Online Edition

November 10, 2014  •  Issue 14:11:01

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Readers Speak

What to do when sales stall

I've been selling merchant services for more than a year now, and I haven't come close to meeting the expectations I had for myself. I haven't boarded a merchant account in three long months. My savings are running low. It's getting harder to be upbeat when I talk with prospects, and I'm thinking of throwing in the towel. Any ideas?

Ned Lewiston, Merchant Level Salesperson

Ned,

Fortunately, The Green Sheet's archives contain a wealth of information about how to prosper as a salesperson in this industry. Here are several articles that may be helpful to you:

Many other capable writers have contributed informative, inspiring articles over the years. This list just offers a taste of what's available to you. In addition, read our Street SmartsSM articles, in which the feet on the street share their ideas on just about every possible aspect of selling merchant services.

Also, reading articles is just one part of keeping yourself informed and at your best. If you work for yourself, as many MLSs do, it's important that you find peers with whom you can check in regularly – by email and phone and in person. Each type of interaction can lift your spirits and thereby your ability to thrive.

In addition, attending industry tradeshows will give you the opportunity to learn about the latest developments in the industry as well as a chance to network with people who have encountered some of the problems you now face and solved them. This can spark ideas for new actions you can take to re-energize your business.

Taking care of other aspects of your life is also essential. Sometimes we are so focused on our goals we forget to eat properly, exercise, spend time with loved ones and get an adequate amount of rest.

Here's hoping you persevere and prosper in your second year as an MLS.

Editor

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Do you have questions about the industry or topics you'd like us to address? Would you just like to sound off about an important trend or development? We'd like to know. Email us at greensheet@greensheet.com

Notice to readers: These are archived articles. Contact names or information may be out of date. We regret any inconvenience.

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