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Business Networking

If you are new to business networking, then you have come to the right place. Business networking can be one of the more important and valuable aspects of marketing your business, from getting it off the ground to getting to the next level of success no matter where you are in the life cycle of your business. Many businesses, especially solopreneurs and small business, attribute their success to attending and actively participating in local business networking meetings when they got started. Developing good business networking skills can be critical to the success of your business. After all, how else will potential clients or customers find out about your product or service? Some people associate networking with acting phony and handing out business cards to everyone you meet. Yes, you will come across those people now and then but you never see them for very long because no one appreciates that level of insincerity. Look at [...]

By | 2017-06-26T08:21:39+00:00 June 26th, 2017|Networking|0 Comments

5 Ways to Find Your Rhythm in 2016

By Dori Staehle, from her blog Forget resolutions, choosing your word of the year, doing a vision board, or suggestions on how to “magically manifest clients.” None of it worked. You know what did? Getting clear about what was most important to me. It took an accident to help me figure that out. It happened several years ago and took three years to recover. In order for me to heal and move forward, I needed to reset my rhythm. I discovered this when I was working with others. It first started when I was teaching a business class in a local women’s homeless shelter. I added drumming at the end because I sensed that their lives, and their rhythm, had been thrown off. They needed to find their Divine Rhythm…and so did I. This became the start of my third business and the start of my healing. All I knew was it didn’t hurt when [...]

By | 2016-10-18T10:55:51+00:00 January 4th, 2016|Member Posts|0 Comments

THE S.W.E.A.T. PLEDGE

(Skill & Work Ethic Aren't Taboo) from: Mike Rowe Works Foundation 1. I believe that I have won the greatest lottery of all time. I am alive. I walk the Earth. I live in America. Above all things, I am grateful. 2. I believe that I am entitled to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Nothing more. I also understand that “happiness” and the “pursuit of happiness” are not the same thing. 3. I believe there is no such thing as a “bad job.” I believe that all jobs are opportunities, and it’s up to me to make the best of them. 4. I do not “follow my passion.” I bring it with me. I believe that any job can be done with passion and enthusiasm. 5. I deplore debt, and do all I can to avoid it. I would rather live in a tent and eat beans than borrow money to pay for [...]

By | 2016-10-18T10:55:56+00:00 April 26th, 2015|Business Tips|0 Comments

12 Ways to Make Your Business Indispensible

From Inc http://www.inc.com/lolly-daskal/12-simple-steps-on-how-to-stop-being-indispensable.html?cid=sf01001 Becoming indispensable is not about power or position. It's about taking charge of who you are, what you do, and how you show up. BY LOLLY DASKAL President and CEO, Lead From Within@LollyDaskal Feeling indispensable to your organization is a great combination of exhilaration and security. But in today's workplace, where more and more of us feel disposable, what does it take to make yourself indispensable? It starts with making a great name for yourself--communicating to those around you that you have the attributes of a successful person. But more important, it requires that you visibly commit yourself to making a difference to your company, your team, your business--even your family and friends. It always turns out to be bigger than just you. But it always begins with you. Here are some ways to position yourself as an indispensable member of any team: 1. Help others without expecting much in return. Learn [...]

By | 2016-10-18T10:55:57+00:00 April 25th, 2015|Business Tips|0 Comments

Your Business is Either Remarkable, or It Is Invisible

Source: http://www.amazon.com/Purple-Cow-New-Transform-Remarkable--/dp/1591843170/?tag=inccom028-20 You're either a Purple Cow or you're not. You're either remarkable or invisible. Make your choice. What do Starbucks and JetBlue and KrispyKreme and Apple and DutchBoy and Kensington and Zespri and Hard Candy have that you don't? How do they continue to confound critics and achieve spectacular growth, leaving behind former tried-and true brands to gasp their last? Face it, the checklist of tired 'P's marketers have used for decades to get their product noticed -Pricing, Promotion, Publicity, to name a few-aren't working anymore. There's an exceptionally important 'P' that has to be added to the list. It's Purple Cow. Cows, after you've seen one, or two, or ten, are boring. A Purple Cow, though...now that would be something. Purple Cow describes something phenomenal, something counterintuitive and exciting and flat out unbelievable. Every day, consumers come face to face with a lot of boring stuff-a lot of brown cows-but you can bet [...]

By | 2016-10-18T10:55:57+00:00 March 29th, 2015|Business Tips|0 Comments