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Our sales and marketing teams recently attended a door-to-door conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, where they had the privilege of rubbing shoulders with a lot of small business owners. After many discussions, the ability to help them add one of our authorized retailer programs to their current lineup of services became abundantly clear. RS&I is well positioned to be the opportunity hub for many different types of these small businesses.

Some of the highly interested business owners came from several different industries, such as roofing, automobile paintless dent removal, home automation and security, solar, and even windshield repair.

Whether you find yourself in one of these industries or a different one, now's the time to consider looking at one or more of the many opportunities made available through RS&I. There's a good chance we can help you meet your financial goals.

Ben Jenkins

Ben Jenkins

on January 30, 2019


Topics: Getting to Know RS&I

For those with larger amounts of real estate, getting Wi-Fi access to different areas of a property can be a challenge. Most home networks run on routers that can't get a strong Internet signal dispersed to other buildings or specific locations throughout a property.

One of our partners, Winegard, has developed a new Outdoor Access Point/Extender that brings an excellent solution to this problem. It connects to existing home networks and creates an outdoor network to cover previously unreachable areas.

By providing an increased Wi-Fi range, omni-directional antennas, an extended access point, and easy installation, Winegard's solution will get customers the connectivity wherever it's needed.

Ben Jenkins

Ben Jenkins

on December 28, 2018


Topics: Authorized Dealer Programs, Satellite Internet

Have you ever tried hitting a clay pigeon with a single bullet? It takes some serious skill or a lot of luck, but most likely a lot of both skill and luck.

Trying to generate a sale with only one marketing tactic is a lot like trying to hit a clay pigeon with a single bullet. Chances are pretty high that you won't get that sale.

Just as a clay pigeon is meant to be hit by dozens of pellets from a shotgun shell, a sale is meant to be generated by using a variety of marketing tactics. Keeping this simple analogy in mind will help you take a broader approach to the tactics you use in 2019.

But while we're on the topic, let us help you do some brainstorming for the coming year.

Ben Jenkins

Ben Jenkins

on November 30, 2018


Topics: Marketing Tactics

Business owners with multiple TVs in one location have often had the onerous task of managing all those screens with all those remotes and making sure their customers are happy with what they're watching. It can quickly turn into a juggling act based on different customer preferences and requests.

What if every TV could be individually controlled from one central location? What if it was as easy as opening an app on a tablet and tapping a few selections to update all those TVs? No matching remotes with TVs. No finding lost remotes.

That's the beauty of DISH's new remote app—and it's called DISH OnePoint.

Ben Jenkins

Ben Jenkins

on October 31, 2018


Topics: DISH Products and Services

It was that time of year again. Last week, we held our annual national sales meeting in beautiful Idaho Falls, Idaho. It's a noteworthy event because it's the only time each year we're able to get our entire sales team from all nine of our locations together with our corporate partners.

Folks fly in from all over the country to be here. We learn a lot and we play a lot—all for the purpose of "sharpening our saws" and building stronger relationships.

The theme this year was "Y'all Tough Enough", which gave us an entertaining western style to each of the individual events over the course of four days. It also reminded us that we have what it takes to help our large network of small businesses succeed.

Ben Jenkins

Ben Jenkins

on September 28, 2018


Topics: Authorized Dealer Programs, Getting to Know RS&I