Moody's ,the credit rating firm, said weak prospects for British economic growth, which have thrown the government's deficit reduction strategy off course, lay behind its decision to cut the rating by one level , from Aaa to Aa1.
Sterling has slipped down but the stock markets seem to have already factored in their response.
UK Exports will be helped by this but things will be tighter at home.
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What could this mean for Selling in the long term ?
“Companies want to grow their sales in a flat economy, which is why in most sectors the incentives are to sell more."
They also have clearer career and pay structures and the move away from monthly commission to annual bonuses which are more like management bonus programmes with sales as one objective but also customer service another key requirement.
"The trouble in the past is that top salespeople also tend to get the most complaints."
"This is the end