Business Networking groups. Which one is right for you? Top 3 things to consider!

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!

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!

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!

Business booming to a trickle, what happened? What message are you really sending, is it the right one?

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 Business booming to a trickle, what happened? What message are you really sending, is it the right one?

What does your future look like? Is it time for a change, time to reflect?

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?

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

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

Do you have a plan for the unexpected? Systems and Processes can help you continue even when you can’t?

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?

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!

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!

Let’s talk Referrals, the life line of business owners. What does it really take?

Let's talk Referrals!  It's a great compliment to get a referral from a trusted client, friend or colleague.  It validates that YOU are doing it right, they "like, know and trust"  YOU, and really it's not about the product, it's about YOU.   Yes "YOU" have become the product!  You've shown that YOU can be trusted, are accountable, show … Continue reading Let’s talk Referrals, the life line of business owners. What does it really take?

Have you participated in a Mastermind? This is a great group exercise that leads to solutions, brainstorming and strengthens relationships.

This blog is about a great team building exercise that you can use when you are part of a group.   It helps uncover issues that need to be addressed and then a brainstorming session that offers solutions.   For this particular circumstance let's think about a business networking group. One of the many benefits of participating in … Continue reading Have you participated in a Mastermind? This is a great group exercise that leads to solutions, brainstorming and strengthens relationships.