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Andi Gray: Setting a new salesperson on the path to...

A smart sales rep knows she’ll do better with someone looking over her shoulder, ready to offer suggestions on how to get over hurdles.

Andi Gray: Building an effective sales and marketing plan

When it comes to sales, you want to define what’s supposed to happen. Creating a marketing plan can be a bit more complicated given the number of options available.

Harvey Weinstein sells off remaining Westport properties for $16M

Weinstein’s adjacent properties at 26 and 28 Beachside Ave. sold for $10 million and $6 million, respectively, with Westport real estate investor Andrew Bentley acquiring both homes.

Andi Gray: Filling the pipeline

Define your pipeline, starting with a universe of opportunities. Build a standard profile for each stage of the pipeline. And then do the numbers and track activity.

Andi Gray: Some tactics to speed up closing the sale

You have to break through the clutter. Ask the buyer to clarify what has to happen to get to a decision and what to do if there’s an obstacle at any step along the way.

Ask Andi: Figuring out if we’re having an OK year

A plan is just that — a plan. Turning a plan into reality takes skill at forecasting, buy-in from everyone in the company, and a drop of luck.

Who’s right for sales?

When it comes to sales positions, there is no one size fits all.

Tesla promises to open 10 stores in Connecticut

O'Connell also stated that the "thousands" of Connecticut purchase reservations for the Tesla Model 3 vehicle is evidence that there is a strong consumer demand for the company’s electric vehicles.

High sales pace, shrinking inventory in Hudson Valley housing

The inventory of houses listed on the market is down 20 percent this year in Westchester, Rockland, Putnam and Orange counties.

Column: Teamwork leads to sales strength

Make sure you understand the new normal for your customers and appeal to that. Use a team approach to meet the total needs of the company. Lower the company’s risk by involving multiple players. Set goals for each participant that helps individuals play to their strengths.

Whole Foods shares sharply drop

This year, Whole Foods expects to earn $1.52 to $1.56 a share, down from its previous forecast of $1.58 to $1.65 a share.

No boom, but a surge in house sales

Residential real estate brokers closed 31 percent more third-quarter sales in Westchester than a year ago.

Housing market heats up

Single-family homes statewide see sales volume return to 2007 levels.

Ask Andi: Definitely need more sales

Prioritize selling until you know the company can meet its goals for this year, next year and the year after that.

Retailers debut shop-local campaign

"I Shop NY" looks to do for retail what "I Love NY" does for tourism.