Facilitating introductions to pay it forward

As a business owner, I am out on the local networking scene on a regular basis, going to old and new events weekly to meet people and see friends. When I go out, new people naturally gravitate to me to find out what I do because I am wearing scrubs and a stethoscope. So, because that happens, I make Read More

Noun-verb agreement debate

Yesterday I started a fan page on Facebook. My overview on there is similar to the overview on this Web site: "The Grammar Doctors provides strategic marketing copywriting and copyediting to differentiate clients through well-chosen words." After posting it up, both @failtracker and @mousetrap Read More

Time management skills

This past weekend I attended a seminar about keeping a business venture on track during this new economy (http://thenextgeneration.us/). As a business owner, I attend many such seminars and presentations, but for whatever reason, this one really resonated with me. The first speaker suggested doing a Read More

What’s Your Blogging Strategy?

I'm going to go out on a thin branch of a limb here and assume that you know the value inherent in blogging for your business. It should be an integral component of your networking / business-building strategy. If it's not, you might have bigger fish to fry! Unfortunately - but not surprisingly - Read More

Turn your testimonials into a marketing machine!

I'm currently reading Dan Kennedy's book "No B.S. Sales Success." I don't read a lot, but it's a great way to spend my time on the treadmill, elliptical machine, or other available cardio machine at the gym five days a week. Somehow reading keeps my mind off the not-so-exciting exercise - and Read More

Pink, rose-scented resumes?

If you've seen "Legally Blonde," you remember when the main character was applying for positions using pink, rose-scented paper for her resumes. Certainly, that made her stand out - but was it in a good way? How do you stand out among hundreds of resumes in a fiercely competitive market? I'm going Read More

Follow up to build a connection

I sometimes wonder if business owners are afraid to follow up with people they meet at networking events. It seems like so many are completely gung-ho at the event, passing out cards and saying hello to as many folks as possible, yet I only hear from about 1% of the people I meet while I’m out and Read More

Who are you on the networking scene?

As a business owner, it’s imperative to market your business. Networking is a low-cost or free way to meet movers and shakers and get the word out about your business. Naturally, there are many ways to go about networking – some good, some not so good – but the most important thing to know is what Read More

Writer’s block

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