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KEY COMMUNICATION SKILLS Part One: Utilizing Active Listening
Being a business owner or working in sales is demanding if you are looking for wild success.  The great news is, you can get really good at what you do. At the center of great success is great communication.  In this four part blog, we’ll talk about some components of great communication. Active listening One of the common downfalls of sales people and business owners is we aren’t always very good listeners.  You know – when you’re in a conversation and while the other person is talking, you’re already formulating what you’re going to say... Read More >>
KEY COMMUNICATION SKILLS Part One: Utilizing Active Listening
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
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Top 5 Podcasts/TED Talks for Entrepreneurs
Did you know that over 40 million people listen to podcasts for inspiration and entertainment? This medium has grown since its launch in the early 2000s. It seems like just about anyone has a podcast these days — and there’s a podcast that fulfills every need. One of the reasons podcasts are so popular is that they’re so convenient. Anyone who works remotely can listen to them while they’re working or waiting in the line at the grocery store. If you’re looking to expand your business, learn from the experts, or take charge of your work life, then business... Read More >>
Top 5 Podcasts/TED Talks for Entrepreneurs
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
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How to Prepare for Retirement When You Work For Yourself
The growth of the gig economy and the lack of stable employment opportunities in many sectors has led many people to look at the options that are available for working for themselves. Some of these folks have an entrepreneurial spirit — others are forced into the arena of self-employment because of circumstances largely beyond their control. Regardless of the reasons why someone makes the decision to work for his- or herself, there is the looming question of how to prepare for retirement without the benefit of an employer-sponsored retirement plan. Here are some steps... Read More >>
How to Prepare for Retirement When You Work For Yourself
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
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Look! There’s a Butterfly!
Achieving success in business, and specifically sales, can be extremely difficult. Statistically, we all know that only a small percentage of businesspeople ever really make a great living. It’s amusing, really. On the surface, being a successful businessperson is a fairly simple concept — Go out there and meet people! Have a conversation about your product to find out if they are looking to buy or sell, or if they know anyone looking to buy or sell, and then find out if they’ll work with you! Unfortunately, however, most businesspeople either forget the... Read More >>
Look! There’s a Butterfly!
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
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Top 5 Things to Consider when Planning an Event
Planning an event can be difficult and an event without a strategy usually ends in disaster. That’s why, to run a successful event, every host must have a great game plan. There are so many things you need to consider leading up to the day of the event such as budget, staff, venue, and more. And when you plan poorly or incorrectly, your event has the potential to lead to failure or, at the very least, stress you out. Below are five strategies that you should keep in mind when planning your event. 1. What is the point of your event and what do you hope to accomplish? Are you having... Read More >>
Top 5 Things to Consider when Planning an Event
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
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The Importance of Connection
The world of sales today seems to be shouting a message that virtual is the way of the future.  Brick and mortar are out, and online is the way to go.  Although it’s true that technology affords a lot of conveniences and has added efficiency (We love Amazon!!), it is essential for most of the business world (and the world in general) to connect with others.  Furthermore, it’s not just connecting that’s important.  Authentic, meaningful connections are what drives success. THE CHALLENGES WITH VIRTUAL Let’s talk about Amazon.  They are... Read More >>
The Importance of Connection
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
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The Top 8 Benefits of Co-Working
Co-working is the option for independent workers to work alongside others in an office-like setting. It is often a productive choice for entrepreneurs, freelancers, and creatives in need of a professional work environment. Although co-working has existed for the last 6 to 8 years in one form or another, the industry is still growing at record paces. In fact, the co-working industry is expected to experience a 30 percent increase by 2020. This popularity is due to one simple fact: It works. Why does it work? It really boils down to eight primary benefits: 1. Professional Office... Read More >>
The Top 8 Benefits of Co-Working
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
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