Oldenburg, In. — The Eagle Fire Company in Oldenburg will hold Drive-Thru Chicken Fry Friday, May 3 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the station on Pearl Street. Firefighters will offer whole or half-chickens, livers, gizzards, cole slaw and potato salad.
Having too few salespeople may be your problem. You can’t make your number without the proper headcount, and you can’t cover all the opportunities in your territory without the human capital necessary. You may want to hire fast, and you may want to hire right now. And there are a lot of people right now who need jobs. Some of these people may even pretend to be salespeople in order to get work.But hiring non-sales people for a sales role is a mistake. I’m not writing about hiring people without sales experience. If you have the ability to train and develop sales people there’s nothing wrong with hiring people without sales experience.What I’m writing about here is hiring people who don’t really believe that they’re sales people. They don’t enjoy the work of selling. They don’t love the challenge of winning a new client. They don’t love the challenge of opening a relationship with a prospective client, creating enough value to win their business, and eventually acquiring a new client.They don’t love the chase. They don’t love the hunt. And they don’t love the hustle.Some of these people may have worked in roles that they considered sales, but roles in which the clients came to them. Like retail. These people are perfectly comfortable in sales–without the opportunity acquisition component and without the “asking for commitments” component. If that’s the kind of salesperson you need, fine, hire them.But if you truly need hunters, the sales people who can acquire opportunities for your business, then hiring non-salespeople will only give you the false comfort that you have your headcount and that you can make your goals. But you can’t. And you won’t.It’s difficult to find hunters. It’s tough to building a salesforce that can acquire opportunities. It takes longer, too. But it’s the fastest path to growing your revenue. Anything that feels easier, is probably wrong. Take your time. Hire well. And then work like crazy to coach, to train, and develop your sales hunters.
Rural women engaged in the fabrication of tulsi mala beads in Rajasthan’s Bharatpur district have received support from a technical design intervention by the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, which has helped improve their old machines. The new apparatus has increased production two-fold and added innovative features for designing and polishing.Hundreds of women in Bharatpur district’s Kaman, Deeg, Nadbai and Sewar tehsils have been earning their livelihood since long by making tulsi malas which are supplied to the temple towns such as Mathura, Vrindavan, Nandgaon and Barsana, situated nearby. Regular religious events also ensure a good demand and consumption of tulsi malas throughout the year.IIT-Delhi’s Rural Technology Action Group (RuTAG) took up a project with the help of the Bharatpur-based Lupin Foundation in 2012 for improving old devices used by women and evolved a new machine. In its latest initiative, RuTAG has made major changes in the apparatus by enhancing its speed, added new features and helped in its operation with a comfortable sitting posture.Lupin Foundation’s executive director Sita Ram Gupta told The Hindu on Monday that the new machines have been designed with wooden boxes, in which other tools could also be kept, while a state-of-the-art technology had been used to add the utilities of designing and polishing. RuTAG has offered the machines to women of the region at a subsidised price of ₹5,500 each.Trained in IITA woman entrepreneur, Omwati, from Bailara village of Nadbai tehsil, underwent training in IIT-Delhi in the use of new apparatus and passed on the skills to other women. RuTAG presented machines to Ms. Omwati and Lupin Foundation’s in-charge of women’s empowerment programmes, Salho Hembrom, at an event in New Delhi last month.