On my previous post, the metaphor of building a great financial plan is like building a house, starting with a solid foundation. This post is to expand on the topic and help you understand that the kind of knowledge you have about finances is the material you will use to build your successful house.
Is your house made of Straw or Bricks?
Remember the story of the 3 little pigs? Each made their houses with… Read More
Added by Remy Heskett on May 24, 2011 at 7:00pm —
Let’s draw a distinction that seems to come up fairly often in sales — between selling
. I asked a young salesperson to tell me the difference recently, and she answered: “Marketing is like advertising, and selling is when you actually call on people.”
I asked a veteran salesperson the same question, and he answered: “Marketing is selling from a distance.”
As I thought about that, it occurred to me that the veteran was on the right track, but… Read More
Added by David M. Fellman on May 24, 2011 at 3:43pm —
I am working my way down the list. I have done most of the things to my page. I have been blogging and commenting on blogs. People have been very nice and I've enjoyed it. So what's next?
Ah referral partners . . . I checked using search for people who listed a web professional as a referral partner. Wow I was impressed there were pages and pages of them. This will take a while to search through. But this is exciting. Is there someone who knows some good criteria for sorting this… Read More
Added by Pepper P Oldziey on May 24, 2011 at 1:27am —
"Did You Know"
Forbes Magazine asserts that 4 of the top 10 risks to businesses are:
Law suits can be due to compromised data, faulty products, and hazardous working conditions among others.
Data theft is rising at an alarming rate and the government estimates next year about 60% of Americans will have experience it in some fashion.
Most business owners know one bad… Read More
Added by David Newton on May 23, 2011 at 8:29pm —
This is a good overview of what true SEO is - as opposed to "black hat" or "gray hat" SEO.
Added by Dave Baldwin on May 23, 2011 at 6:00pm —
There are two schools of thought when looking at our business connections: Read More
1) Thought 1: " I have fifty cents, what can I do with 50 cents?"
2) Thought 2: "Who else do I know that has 50 cents, so together we can have $1?"…
Added by Martin Brossman on May 23, 2011 at 12:30pm —
Here are my notes, in list form, from attending the class by Pat Howlett and Martin Brossman. I am following this list step by step for 30 days to try out each thing I can and form a habit of posting on Inside 919. So far I've worked on my page and blogging. Feel free to print this list out and try it for yourself. It is not the official list, go to Pat and Martin for that. I just like to make things simple and digestible.
My Top Tips for Inside… Read More
Added by Pepper P Oldziey on May 23, 2011 at 11:31am —
The majority of my clients up until now have contacted me wanting me to come by and show them some "tips and tricks" in QuickBooks. They have self-taught themselves (or their wife, husband, brother, sister, etc . . . ) to save money - after all, when they first started their business, there were no funds to pay for or support a bookkeeper. Is this a good move? Let’s take a look . . .
When the business is started, there is a passion that fuels it. Business cards… Read More
Added by Melanie L. Paul on May 22, 2011 at 10:00am —
“Stranger, if you passing meet me and desire to speak to me, why should you not speak to me? And why should I not speak to you?
” ~~Walt Whitman
Networking is all about fostering relationships, sharing resources, and improving someone else’s life. Based on that is there ever a time when networking is not appropriate? If you stay true to the spirit then the short answer is no. Certainly different venues introduce different degrees but the opportunity to… Read More
Added by Steve Hand on May 22, 2011 at 8:59am —
There is a well known children's story - "Lions, Tigers, and Bears, Oh My!" I have a friend who makes totaly adorable ceramic animals and markets them with that line, so that's how I know.
Somehow I seem to have collected quite an online zoo recently . . . let me tell you about it.
I frequently present talks about web design and SEO to the chapters of "Women's Power Networking". My talks… Read More
Added by Pepper P Oldziey on May 21, 2011 at 11:37am —
Thanks Martin!! He says: "Add your business name. To the upper right of your picture when you are on “My Page” you can click and change that text to the name of your business. Make sure you have your actual name and photo of you for the photo. This is because inSide919 focuses on the personal advantage a small business has and is why personal photos of people are required in the photo area."
Somehow I missed this one in the class. Perfect. Well there I am - business name on page now.… Read More
Added by Pepper P Oldziey on May 21, 2011 at 10:30am —
Ok folks I'm sold. I am now into these blog conversations and loving it. I wholeheartedly advocate this pursuit. Now I have a long list of techniques for Inside 919 success and I have spent three days on the first one, but it has captured my passions. I love it. I am surprised that the topics here are really deep, pleasantly surprised how far it goes beyond events and marketing one's products.
Next technique, reorganizing my page. (1) putting the latest activity to the bottom, (2)… Read More
Added by Pepper P Oldziey on May 21, 2011 at 12:05am —
While sitting here on my work computer, it hit me like a brick to the head. People need to understand the importance of their financial foundation, but me saying it a million times isn't going to do much. How can I get the point across where people can understand and have their "Ah ha!" moment.
Let me paint a picture for you:
Your financial plan for life is like building a house and the most important part of the house is the foundation. If you have a weak foundation, or if you… Read More
Added by Remy Heskett on May 20, 2011 at 1:30pm —
See your down times as necessary reprieves that are allowing the Universe to shuffle around the players & events of your life in order to make some of your dreams come true. Don't dwell on these lulls, don't lose faith, don't lower your standards, don't get discouraged &, most importantly, don't dwell on the apparent lack of progress you may seem to be making.
-Mike Dooley, Infinite… Read More
Added by Phoenix Rector on May 20, 2011 at 12:32pm —
Growing up in the suburbs of Northern Virginia, my parents were extremely safety conscious: we kids always wore our SPF 30 and hats, we biked on the sidewalk, wore our seatbelts, but when it came to meat, my mom liked to run a little on the wild side. Although we never ate a rare steak or hamburger, we sure used a lot of napkins and that wasn’t because of the A1 Sauce (my mother abhorred A1). I remember my mom’s cutting board brimming with the steak’s red juice… Read More
Added by Alice Osborn, Writer & Editor on May 20, 2011 at 12:59am —
With all the buzz around the iPad, you don't need to be psychic to predict that Amazon would sooner or later develop a comparable color screen tablet device.
Well the sooner is here. Amazon
is now accepting iPads and… Read More
Added by Anthony S. Policastro on May 19, 2011 at 11:21pm —
Well i thought I might connect with one or two people because of my post. I was really surprised that quite a few people i knew commented so kindly on my post and greeted me. And the people who had posts that I commented on not only answered me but engaged me in online conversation of substance. This actually felt like connection, much warmer and more sincere than the surface comments I have experienced on facebook. There is really something to this. So now that my three comments and one post… Read More
Added by Pepper P Oldziey on May 19, 2011 at 11:00pm —
A man told his 81-year-old father that Twitter was a search engine and set up an account for him. Everything that he was trying to search is now open to the public!
Is that wrong?
Added by Dave Baldwin on May 19, 2011 at 7:46pm —
More than 500 small business owners have completed the 100 Days to Abundance course. They come from all different industries, some are companies, and some are solo professionals.
Across the board, in working with these talented and innovative business people, I have identified three of the most effective opportunities for business growth.
In this post, I'm going to outline the three areas in which you can experience the most growth in your small business, and give you a… Read More
Added by Bill Davis on May 19, 2011 at 6:26pm —
So, your business is growing and you now need a website. You're doing your do diligence, but you're not sure if WordPress is right for you. You're heard a couple things about it, but your afraid you will out grow it. Read More
WordPress originally began as a blogging platform in 2003, but that all changed in February of 2005 when they added the ability to add static pages. Now in 2011 WordPress has the capabilities to handle just about anything you can throw at it. Ask anyone on the list…
Added by Andrew Hill on May 19, 2011 at 3:41pm —