Are you Drive Thru Networking?

Recently I went to a networking event with a friend. We were a little shocked at the way people were networking. They came across as if they were part of a contest to see who could hand out the most business cards. Numerous people came up to us and asked what we did,...

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Be prepared for lunch award ceremonies

We have all attended the big business luncheons, usually to hear a speaker or watch an award ceremony. You walk into the room to see a sea of people. You need to find your table number or table name. Sometimes you get lucky and there are either greeters who will...

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How easily can I reach you?

I consider myself to be of the sandwich generation. I am young enough to remember rotary phones, and the yellow pages. A time before the internet when if you needed something you had to look it up in a book, an encyclopedia. Mail came in the form of letters, and video...

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Delegation can be hard

Do you often feel overwhelmed with the amount of work you have to do on a daily basis? Are you taking on too much and not delegating where you can? As business owners, we often fall into the trap of, "no one can do it as well as me". Yes this is true. No one will care...

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Has tipping gotten out of hand?

All one has to do is go into any establishment that offers food and beverages and you will see the "tip" jar. It seems everyone from Starbucks to Dunkin Donuts to the local pizza shop has jumped on this new trend. But is it really necessary? I did a little research to...

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Going from service provider to receiving services.

As an entrepreneur you learn early on that not every person is your client. Some may not be able to afford your services, some may not see the value in what you have to offer. You learn to qualify clients before you move on to the final sales stage. When a potential...

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Dress for your job, not the club.

  I am all about showing your individuality. After all I am the girl with purple hair. I however do not think you should show your individuality with how you dress. It is sad to say, but we do judge each other based on appearance. Research shows that your appearance...

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Networking is about building relationships.

Networking should be viewed as more than just a cold sales call. It should be viewed as; how can I build a relationship with the person I am meeting. Think of it this way, on your first date, do you ask the person across from you to marry you? Well in a sense asking...

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Getting noticed by potential clients

 As a business you want to be in front of potential clients all the time.  When a need arises, you want your name brought up, or them thinking of you. How can you be everywhere all the time?  How do some people make it look so easy, you see or hear about them at every...

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The customer who never came back

We have all heard, the customer is always right. Now at times the customer may indeed be wrong, but it is not our job to tell them that. It is our job to help them.This is a good philosophy to have especially with all the social media sites around. Why? Thirty years...

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