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Leaving High-Pressure Sales Behind: Mark Clark’s Journey To N2

Let’s be honest. Sales can have a bad rap. When someone hears the word salesperson, the truth-bending “used car dealer” stereotype may come to mind. But not all salespeople are created equal, and here’s ...
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How NOT to Ramp-Up

I began working in sales as soon as I graduated college and never looked back. Early on, my selling success came down to two simple tasks: convincing businesses to sign on the dotted line and moving o...
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Six Lessons in Parenting I Learned From Business

In 2007, I acquired a brand-new title that freaked me out: Dad. By this time, I had led and coached small businesses for 10 years, and was beginning to feel comfortable in that role (as much as one can). As for paren...
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Creativity Meets Connection: Barbara Gart's N2 Story

Barbara lived in a neighborhood with an N2 publication when the pieces started to fall together. Her twins were starting kindergarten, and she began the job search. That’s when she found  an opening for N2...
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Connections Made, Lives Changed: The Annual N2 Girls’ Trip

“I believe that everyone should have the opportunity to step away from business once a year with the express intent to refresh and renew by connecting with people who share similar experiences. We grow more effective...
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Culture In “The Field”

When people hear “company culture,” they often think it’s a term synonymous with office environment, like whether or not there are free snacks or Casual Fridays or an in-office gym. Of course, those thing...
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#FrontYardPeople: A Neighborhood Movement Worth Joining

Know your neighbors. A few decades ago, this was simply a way of life. Residents could easily rattle off the names of every neighbor down the street, along with an abbreviated version of their life stories. Tod...
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