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Build Relationship, Increase Business and Profits

I once had a client that had a client list to die for. Companies such as:Boeing, So Cal Edison, LA Unified School district, Jet Propulsion Labratory, Lockheed Martin to name just a few, were part of her client list.  Yet inspite of this impressive client base she was always coming to me asking how she […]

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Helpful Business Cards and Napkins

In meeting people how often do we really stop and think how relevant is this person to me.  Does the person work for a company that provides a goods or service that interests me or I can use? Are they involved with a new technology I can learn? 

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Stress and Service Clubs

Stress is insidious.Many people say they strive on it, but daily high stress activities do create burnout, or worse the opportunity to make mistakes or bad business choices. A recent article in AARP cited one of the primary ways to combat this problem is stay connected or involved.

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Business Plans and Road Maps

Although we use a GPS now more than we do roadmaps, I was looking at an old map recently and got to thinking about its similarity to a business plan. Main thouroughfares or interstates are your basic idea. Intersections or exit ramps are options you must decide to take -sometimes it is even necessary to reverse course […]

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A Lesson From Golf 2- Don’t Focus On The Hazards.

  I was playing golf recently with a former National Football League lineman who is now a successful investment banker (even in these troubled times).  We came to this one hole known as the “black hole”.  It’s named this because many golfers lose golf balls here and the hole is very difficult. It has a narrow sloping […]

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Etiquette on Teeing Off For Business

It has often been said that more business is conducted on the golf course than in the office.  Whether or not that is true is subject to debate.  However, there is no doubt that a significant amount of “business” and business talk is conducted on the golf course.  I’ve conducted a fair amount of it […]

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Working your Customer List

Many times when an individual’s business is slowing down the immediate reaction is to increase the marketing efforts to gain new clients.  Often times, however, to gain “new business” an individual really has to look no further than their existing customer list. I remember one such client – an advertising specialties company.  She had a client list […]

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Successful businesses build strong customer relationships.

Success in today’s business world is largely dependent upon building strong relationships with our customers.  The Ritz-Carlton Hotel discovered a number of years ago that to bring in a new guest, it cost the company an average of $5,000.  To keep/retain an existing client cost them almost nothing.  How do we build these strong customer relationships?  Don’t take their […]

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Volunteerism – A way to build your business.

Volunteering for various community activities can be an excellent way for you and your business to get known.  There are many organizations you can get involved in such as; service clubs, chambers of commerce, youth sport leagues, church activities, municipal commissions, private foundations, school boards, and more.  They are continuously looking for talented volunteers to assist them in accomplishing their mission. Your […]

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You Don’t Have To Go It Alone – Assemble an Advisory Board

Often times,  you may feel like you only have the “four walls of your office” to turn to for business advice.  You may also feel that the only solution to getting the help you  need is by hiring a business consultant who may prove to be very costly to a start up entreprise or small company.   Assembling an advisory board can be a valuable […]

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How well is your net working?

In a tight economy, such as we’re experiencing now, networking may be the key factor in maintaining a strong position in your marketplace.  In starting out, it is a great way to introduce your business and “tell the world” you’re here to service them.  If you’ve been in business for awhile, maybe it’s time to […]

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Chamber of Commerce

Last week I gave a presentation to a local Chamber of Commerce about Bizeinstein. . The meeting was interesting in many ways. There was a wide range of ages from twenties to seventies; all were struggling with marketing on the internet; many were having issues with web designers. They were there working in a common […]

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