First what is a Business Networking Referral Group? Business: An organization/person which provides a product or service to sell. Networking: A place to exchange information with people that have a common interest. Referral: Sharing/referring a service, product or person to someone Group: People who have regular contact and work together to achieve common goals. A business networking group … Continue reading Business Networking groups. Which one is right for you? Top 3 things to consider!
Starting a new business can be a mixed bag of emotions. Fun, challenging, exciting, scary all at the same time. But if you're ready to take that first step, or maybe you have, there's lots of valuable information that can guide you on that journey. Here's a few shortcuts to help you get started and … Continue reading Where do I start? A question asked by many business people and entrepreneurs. Here’s some tips to help even if you haven’t quite found that something yet… it’s never too late to start!
I think this is a great exercise to check in with quarterly. It's very easy to get running on that hamster wheel and not be able to get off. Emily Dickson said “If you take care of the small things, the big things take care of themselves.” I believe there's a lot of truth … Continue reading What message are you and your business really sending? Think about this.
Like a wise person once said "You can't know where you're going unless you know where you have been!" As business owners it's so important to take time to reflect, exercises like this will help you gain clarity and insight to where you are heading and what you need to do. What's working? … Continue reading What does your future look like? Is it time for a change, time to reflect?
If you are in business and want to leverage your time one of the most effective ways to do this is to be part of a team. Being on a team gives you more time to be "working on" your business as opposed to "working in" your business. For example, think of the power you … Continue reading Would you like to learn how to turn 5 calls a day into 1000+ per month to meet new clients? Now that’s what we call leveraging your time
Business/System Processes Wikipedia: A business process is a collection of related, structured activities or tasks that produce a specific service or product (serve a particular goal) for a particular customer(s). As business owners we are continually working on implementing processes and systems for customer service, product, admin, closing deals, the list goes on, but for … Continue reading Do you have a plan for the unexpected? Systems and Processes can help you continue even when you can’t?
I am not sure who originally created this acronym but I am particularly fond of it. It is not only a great way to start a conversation and communicate, but it is a great way to uncover facts and understand the people you are connecting with. If you struggle with conversation, this is for you, business … Continue reading Communication is key to success, here’s a simple F.O.R.M. to guide you through a conversation. You have to get to KNOW the people you meet to build a relationship. That simple!