I am always fascinated by how different people see things.
I recently saw someone post on facebook that they are deleting any 'friends' that they haven't heard from in 6 months. That is certainly their prerogative but, it made me pause.
My initial reaction to the facebook post was to roll my eyes (to be completely honest) 'It's not all about you", I thought. The truth is, most humans come from the land of "what's in it for… Read More
Added by Heather O'Sullivan (HeatherO) on October 31, 2010 at 2:00pm —
What would be the most important duty a Virtual Assistant (VA) could do for you and your business? Social Media? Maintain your client database? Keep your Quickbooks up to date? Set up your calendar for reminders?
There are so many duties that a business support specialist (VA) can do for a sole proprietor or a micro business it is hard to list all of them.
There are virtual companies that, of course, specialize in fields like bookkeeping, web site creation, and graphics to… Read More
Added by Colleen Gray, Social Media Mgr. on October 31, 2010 at 1:07pm —
With constant stimulus all around us, add in the voluminous amount of instant information we have access to 24-7, we can get overloaded very quickly. Remember that ADD thing I talked about in Part One, ALL DATA DUMPED. We just have too much to pay attention to, to pay attention.
If you are like the majority of us, you need to get your business message out there and have it heard and hopefully remembered. I… Read More
Added by Jim Vogel on October 31, 2010 at 10:18am —
Why Aren't More People Buying Homes in More of Wake County?
Well, we've never seen a real estate market quite like this before. We'd like to think that Wake County North Carolina is immune from national trends due to the strong influx of residents wanting to live in towns such as Wake Forest, Cary, Apex, Holly Springs and Fuquay Varina. But you know, many of these folks are electing to lease houses for 12 months rather than buy because they don't want to… Read More
Added by Ken Smith, Goldens Realty on October 29, 2010 at 7:00pm —
In OZ, after Dorothy’s house is relocated to unsuitable soil, she was asked by the Lady in the Bubble, “Are you a good witch or a bad witch?” The same question goes for mother-in-laws and the answer is not a coin toss!
Maverick: “Yes your honor, I represent the defendant. The plaintiff, a mother-in-law is…
Added by Dave Park on October 29, 2010 at 8:30am —
You've done thorough market research, and read all Facebook’s rules and prohibitions... you're all ready to start your Facebook ad campaign. Before you do, however, you may need to stop and consider some little-known factors that could affect your market research conclusions.
1. You may know that Facebook allows users to search the web from Facebook: What you may not realize is that Facebook separated itself from Google. Now when you search the web via… Read More
Added by Dave Park on October 28, 2010 at 10:28am —
Imitation is not only the sincerest form of flattery; it’s also a powerful way to learn new business skills and elevate your game. Read More
The author Mark Twain learned how to write by imitating other writers. As a youth he set newspaper stories in type, tedious work, but it gave him the chance to imitate writers. He learned the fundamentals of great writing by copying.
I hear the skepticism, “Mark Twain was a great author.”
Well you’re a great professional.…
Added by Dave Park on October 27, 2010 at 3:00pm —
There's your word for the day!
Anosognosia is a condition in which a person who suffers disability seems unaware of or denies the existence of his or her disability.edically, it can be the result of certain strokes or brain injuries, in which a person loses awareness that half of his or her body even exists.
In the day-to-day world, anosognosia is… Read More
Added by Karen Tiede on October 27, 2010 at 11:17am —
Fundraisers hope to engage donors to give.
A simple definition of engage is to involve somebody in an activity, or become involved or take part in an activity. It has…
Added by Wendy Bard on October 27, 2010 at 10:00am —
Inbound Links Benefit Your Website
A link to your site is like a vote. If you randomly ask 10 people from 10 different locations what they thought of you or your site, and all said exactly the same thing, you’d walk away thinking something was fishy, or rigged, wouldn’t you? That’s how the search engines view links; if they are all nearly the same, pointing to the identical location, they will take note, and adjust (possibly penalize you) for it.
Simply put, what… Read More
Added by Bob Walton on October 26, 2010 at 7:00pm —
Buyers and sellers seem to be confused about home warranties
. Questions I hear include: Are they worth it? Does that mean the house has passed some kind of test to qualify? Should a buyer prefer a house because the sellers are offering a warranty?
Here are points to consider:For SellersAre there any old systems in your house that might need to be replaced in… Read More
Added by Amy Shair, REMAX Real Estate on October 26, 2010 at 2:30pm —
When you opened the doors to your business, large or small, you (hopefully) knew who your clients were and have/had a plan of action for marketing to them. As each product or service fills a particular want or need, making sure your branding and marketing efforts are focused correctly is very important. What happens though when your business focuses on different segments of similar markets and the cross over can be confusing for the… Read More
Added by Phoenix Rector on October 26, 2010 at 9:00am —
Fall is my favorite season of the year. Fall is full of excitement. Living in North Carolina I always look to the State Fair in Raleigh to signal the end of the harvest and the beginning of a special time of the year where leaves change from green to an amazing colorful tapestry that signals the end of summer and the beginning of something special. For me, each fall for the past 25 years I have made a pilgrimage to the Blue Ridge Mountains with a group of close about… Read More
Added by Tim Moore on October 26, 2010 at 7:00am —
Prior to the 2008 General Election, we received a printed copy of a voter guide in the mail. It opened our eyes.
To summarize, a very concise questionnaire was distributed to all candidates… Read More
Added by David DiGirolamo ☞ VizCom on October 25, 2010 at 10:26pm —
I was able to attend the Get Motivated seminar that was held at the RBC center earlier this month. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but was looking forward to an all star lineup of speakers. There were at least 15,000 people there looking for words of wisdom, advice, motivating ideas, and possibly some magic answers to the issues we deal with in our daily lives.
I heard some things that really rang true to me and made me think. Robert Schuler talked about when he was growing… Read More
Added by Karen Bernard on October 25, 2010 at 9:30pm —
Apex, NC 10-25-10
There is a plethora of opportunity right here within the walls of the Inside 919 Chamber of Relationships for almost anything and everything. As I "old school" cold call around the Triangle, offering a wide array of Commercial Insurance for businesses, I have run into brick wall after brick wall. Man, I have just been knocking on the wrong dang door.
With over 3000 Insiders, all within the distance of my mouse pad, I have been, as they say in the country… Read More
Added by Jim Vogel on October 25, 2010 at 6:00pm —
Apex, NC 10-25-10
We recently attended the always spectacular North Carolina State Fair. It was the last day of this huge event and the weather was absolutely perfect.… Read More
Added by Jim Vogel on October 25, 2010 at 4:00pm —
Hiring away from
No, not like anchors away....
Hiring a new employee away from another business... when you know the business owner.
- Does it matter if he's a competitor, or simply someone you know?
- Does it matter if she knew the employee wasn't working up to potential, and you have a great opportunity?
- What if the employee approached you before you thought of making an offer?
People in my circle have a mixture of responses to these… Read More
Added by Karen Tiede on October 25, 2010 at 11:23am —
After 3 labor intensive years of developing the IT side of The hCard
fundraising program, it was finally ready to debut nationwide.
The race was on to recruit representatives across the country.…
Added by Wendy Bard on October 25, 2010 at 10:00am —
Adding Content Adds Value to Your Site
In real estate and business, CASH is King! In the blogoshphere & website SEO, CONTENT is King!
One of the problems that website publishers & bloggers encounter on a regular basis is coming up with new ideas for posts. One tactic that is easy to employ is creating a regular ongoing post series.
What’s an example of post series? Well, first there is “Sandwich Mondays” from NPR. The basic premise is every monday they… Read More
Added by Bob Walton on October 24, 2010 at 9:30pm —