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3 Powerful Steps to Get New Clients from Just One Networking Introduction

I just shared this powerful strategy with one of my
business growth coaching client (she’s kicking ass!)
and thought you might find it helpful as well.
Do you attend networking events where you have
the chance to introduce yourself to the entire group?
These opportunities are incredibly valuable for
getting clients, more than most people realize.
When was the last time you [...]

What can a Grapefruit can teach us about Business Growth?

I was eating a delicious grapefruit this morning; very much enjoying it. Then I came upon a few seeds that I had to dig out and set aside to keep going.
I didn’t mind this. It didn’t bother me at all.
It actually made me start thinking.
What a wonderful symbiotic relationship that exists in nature; animals get to [...]

Quick Example of Social Media Viral Marketing on Facebook and Twitter

I thought I would send you this cool example of how social media can take your message viral, creating exponentially more exposure for you.
1.) I posted this on our Facebook Fan Page:

LeTip of Oak Park & Forest Park
Thank you, Erica Cuneen at Beyond Properties Realty for her presentation this week, telling us about an exciting new [...]

Three Sales Lessons to Stop Missing Out on Tons of New Clients That Want to Hire You

I don’t know if you’ve experienced this, but it sure happens to me all the time.
This even happened yesterday when I met someone that I was very interested in having speak at one of my networking events for small business owners. But you see…
She unknowingly messed it all up in a big way and [...]

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Running your own business can be really tough.
There are so many things to do, so many people to connect with, so many action items to execute, and so many little things you just don’t want to fall through the cracks.
And [...]

Are you making a HUGE FACEBOOK MISTAKE that can cost your business BIG TIME?

Recently, I’ve seen a lot of people setting up a second Facebook profile that they intend to use as a “professional profile”, so that they can keep their personal one for connecting with Friends and Family, and their professional profile for business and career use.
On the surface, this makes some sense, especially for people that [...]

How hot (or cold) is your business going to get?

Buuurrrrrrr………..!!!!!
It’s zero degrees in Chicago this morning.
But the weather is looking up. I checked the daily and monthly averages, because I am getting really tired of this cold. I can’t wait for it to warm up!
January is the coldest month of the year for my area. And on average, January 20th is the coldest day of [...]

10 Business Building Holiday Networking Tips to Bring You Lots of Cheer

Well… Here come the holidays, and in full force.
I don’t know about you, but my schedule is BUSY… jam-packed, full to the brim. There are networking events, association and chamber meetings, family gatherings, friends’ parties, Facebook events, Evites… Oh my head!
This can be a very interesting time of the year for many small businesses (and tough for [...]

“Fantastic 5 Keys to Delivering a Kick-Ass, Sales-Generating Presentation”

One of the single best ways to connect with potential clients in a way that they get to understand how you can help them is to speak to groups of people – a very powerful way for others to get to know, like and trust you.
This can be done in person via speaking engagements, workshops, [...]

The Three-Step Business Networking Formula: Common Sense or “Midas Magic”?

Last night I was at another business networking event where everyone was trying to sell me and only talk about their business. It felt like I was getting “pitched to death,” and a few times all I could think was, “I’d never do business with you…”
So here’s the question:
“Are these events – or ‘pitch fests’ – really worthwhile?”
Why did I [...]