Giving $4,713.27 to the non-profit, they wanted more

  For Michelle, an FFUSA Sales Advisor, it all started with one merchant who selected a non-profit to receive Giveback. Then Michelle asked the merchant “Who else do you know who might like to see the non-profit benefit just like you?” Michelle got referrals. More and...

Faxing, it’s the new thing and it’s fast!

Hefting one more fax machine into the closet storage area, it looks like a technology graveyard in there. But at one time every piece in there had its place, each new piece faster and more effective than the last. But then it occurred to me, in everything I’ve seen...

Free Sushi Meets the Porcelain God

Stumbling through the dark, in a foreign hotel room, I was desperately looking for the bathroom in the most serious way. Green around the gills was putting it lightly. As I heaved my guts out, and continued to do so until I nearly turned myself inside out, I realized...

Building the 1 weekend shed, in 6 weeks.

Sweating and cursing and shaking my head and wondering why I ever got myself into this project I realized that even though the guy at the store said, “It’s easy” he’s probably done it before, I hadn’t. I was wishing that I had an expert’s assistance to cut my time...

Swinging at Fat Pitches

"I only swing at fat pitches and then I swing for the fences." - Warren Buffett Identify the fat pitch: Cold Calling Referrals Joint Ventures Run the numbers, if you have 20-40 fat pitches a month what would that do for the lifestyle you dream about every day? Answer...

Delivered on a Silver Platter

Have you ever had this happen? “Hi, my banker said to contact you about getting setup for credit cards.” Imagine getting a call like that and you're selling credit card processing. Would it make selling easier? What if it were possible to get all your sales calls that...

Battering Ram Business

Most people are taught to do sales like a battering ram. It’s like drawing out a football play where you just crash into each other you don’t get anywhere. Why do they teach it that way? Because its easy to teach and easy to understand. It's the same way in business....

Entrepreneur’s Math

Here is a story from our CEO and founder John Eliason about a lesson he was taught and changed his whole outlook: “John, what you’re missing is the math.” I eyed Jim suspiciously because I’ve always been a pretty quick study at math. I doubted I was missing anything....

Pulling 2.25 Years of Profit from 1

Hoisting the 3-gallon water bucket out of the raging river, up and over the rocky cliff-side, our back muscles were burning and arms straining from all the weight. I thought, “This is a lot heavier than we expected and we have how many more buckets to go...? I’m not...

Views Most Never See

Hey, Slogging through the deep snow, ice forming from my breath on my scarf, legs on fire, lungs burning as I stretched to make it to the top of the hill. It has just snowed about 18” and it was a winter wonderland. A buddy told me about a cross-country ski hill not...

Who’s Got Your Back?

When you are 7 miles in, hanging on by a thread and need a hand up and over an unexpectedly difficult obstacle, whose hand do you want to help you? One that is unafraid, experienced and strong.. or someone else? FFUSA is staffed locally and made from tough,...

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