The Myth of “What’s new?”

This cheerful greeting at trade shows causes many companies to create new products that cannibalize their existing product sales. I challenge you to find another way of answering this question. You can have a new promotion, new labels, new certifications, a new sales...

F*** **U, 2020

Are you ready for 2020 to be over already? It seems like we keep getting hit physically, emotionally, financially, and politically. I wouldn’t blame anyone who wants to just crawl into a ball with their favorite blanket, zone out on Netflix and drink through their...

Team Building is a Matter of Culture

Plant what you want to reap. Company culture results from the organic material you plant. What attitude do you want to have in your company? Collaboration? Results-driven? People first? Strong work ethic? Accountability? Inclusion/diversity? Innovative? Who doesn’t...

Getting ready for the Fancy Food Show?

After doing over 100 specialty food trade shows, my Coach Maz #1 tip is… Be curious. Ask questions. Engage your prospect. Don’t make it all about you. How? Have a 30-90 second elevator speech that tells your story. Then ask your first question: What brings you...