John Ruhlin

John Ruhlin

Founder and CEO of the Ruhlin Group

John Ruhlin is the founder and CEO of the Ruhlin Group, a firm that specializes in high-level gifting plans to build relationships and acquire new clients. Ruhlin is also a speaker on the topics of C-level selling, relationship development and strategic gifting; and he is the co-author of the book Cutting Edge Sales and the recently released Giftology.

Being a 'Boss' Entrepreneur Doesn't Mean You Have to Be Selfish
Bad Bosses

Being a 'Boss' Entrepreneur Doesn't Mean You Have to Be Selfish

To truly achieve success in business, save the drama for Netflix and choose gratitude and generosity instead.
3 Goodwill Gestures to Build Better Business Relationships
Giving

3 Goodwill Gestures to Build Better Business Relationships

Mastering the art of giving will pay dividends. Here's how to do it meaningfully.
4 Innovative Benefits That Will Help You Snag Top Talent
Benefits

4 Innovative Benefits That Will Help You Snag Top Talent

Stop expecting exceptional candidates to jump for higher salaries. Instead, consider how to improve their quality of life.
Should You Regret the Gift You Didn't Give That Client?
Take It From The Pros

Should You Regret the Gift You Didn't Give That Client?

To leave a lasting impression, give a gift at an unexpected time of year. Valentine's Day, anyone?
Don't Assume What Gifts Potential Partners Want -- You Can't Afford to Be Wrong
Business Gifts

Don't Assume What Gifts Potential Partners Want -- You Can't Afford to Be Wrong

Treat your recipients' loved ones to something nice. Just stay away from their kids until you know them better.
How to Guarantee Success With Your Launch-Party Swag
Take It From The Pros

How to Guarantee Success With Your Launch-Party Swag

Shoddy freebies and shortages make brands look disorganized and cheap. So plan very, very carefully..
4 Ways to Reward Employees and Gain a Return on Investment
Employee Gifts

4 Ways to Reward Employees and Gain a Return on Investment

Giving thoughtful rewards to your employees boasts a ripple effect: You do good for them, they'll do good for you. And your company will soar.
Building a Relationship With a CEO? Woo the Inner Circle First.
Networking

Building a Relationship With a CEO? Woo the Inner Circle First.

Come bearing gifts for assistants, event planners and interns.
6 Hacks to Drive Massive Referrals
Referrals

6 Hacks to Drive Massive Referrals

Don't plead. Don't bribe. Don't send chintzy gift cards. Instead, focus on the little things people appreciate.
The Secret to Selling to Big Companies
Closing Sales

The Secret to Selling to Big Companies

You're smart; you're agile; you can do things the big guys can't. What's to worry about?
The 3 Main Reasons You're Not Closing the Deal
Sales Strategies

The 3 Main Reasons You're Not Closing the Deal

Are you focusing on your client's real needs, or just the end result?
5 Ways to Navigate Clients' Gift Restrictions
Gift-giving

5 Ways to Navigate Clients' Gift Restrictions

Show your clients some love -- without breaking the rules. You'll come out a winner.
5 Ways to Grow Your Startup by Focusing on Mindshare
Influencers

5 Ways to Grow Your Startup by Focusing on Mindshare

Cultivating relationships with a few key influencers is a faster route to success than competing for mass market attention.
Avoid These 4 Business Gift-Giving Faux Pas
Business Gifts

Avoid These 4 Business Gift-Giving Faux Pas

"Don'ts" include gifts for your recipient's kids and encroaching on his or her personal style.
5 Tricks to Help You Stand Out at a Trade Show
Trade Shows

5 Tricks to Help You Stand Out at a Trade Show

Go beyond the norm and invest in something unique to make trade shows worth your time, energy and hard-earned money.
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