As the end of the 2011 real estate market year approached, I noticed an increase in activity. I found this great article by SMA Publications that confirmed what I was seeing in the marketplace: House Appreciation and Sales are on the rise for Orange, Durham and…Read More
I saw a few Inside919 friends recently. Some I had not seen in quite a while. In talking with them I heard their stories about what's been going on in their lives this past year. Some shared their general plans for 2012. It dawned on me after I got home that I don't have a clear idea of what their #1 priority is for 2012. I'm talking about specifically, not in general terms. I figured that if I knew what that specific goal was, there would be at least one more opportunity for it happening.…Read More
I’ve taught a lot of salespeople over the years, and I’ve also bought from a lot of salespeople. I think it’s fair to say that some were better — more talented! — than others. Here’s a story about possibly the best salesperson I ever bought from. It all started when I bought a new desk some years back, and I wanted to set it up facing outward into the room. That meant dealing with all of the various cords and wires connected to my keyboard, mouse, monitor, telephone, etc., and unlike many…Read More
Added by David M. Fellman on December 29, 2011 at 11:20am — No Comments
10 Reasons to Join the RDU 90 Day Challenge in January!
Besides the obvious health concerns that being overweight, or unfit, contributes to, such as…Read More
There is a growing threat looming to corporate computer security in the attitudes of younger workers to technology, according to a report issued Wednesday by Cisco Systems Inc.
Seven out of 10 young employees frequently ignore IT policies and two-thirds said they believe their company's policies need…Read More
The Company as a System.
I have owned my own business for about three years. I was lucky enough to learn early of the importance of local small/micro business networks like Inside 919, Team Nimbus, and, of course, BNI. Along with the personal connections that benefited by business, I have learned a great deal about running a business from the leaders and members in these networks. In particular, to develop an internal system so the business will run independent from the owner.
Looking for some networking ideas...
1. Build relationships with other business owners or professionals with the purpose of creating a business referral network.
Brett Lewis (Blues Jazz Radio), one of our fellow Inside919 colleagues recently went into the hospital due to some heart problems. As a result, he has had some significant financial set backs, The William D. Burton Trio will be donating 100% of their tips from their performance at the Big Easy in Cary this coming Thursday from 8 - 11 pm to help Brett.
Please join us! Come have a little fun, get something to eat and meet a few Insiders and help us help Brett. If you are experiencing…Read More
“All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual.”~~Albert Einstein
We started to consider the skills and techniques of doubling the results of your networking efforts on the first Sunday morning in January and have continued every week throughout the year. Thank you for staying the course. I certainly hope you have found some value in the fifty-two sessions presented.
Although Baby Boomers are known as the “forever young” generation, Generation X has now surpassed them in seeking cosmetic surgery and other procedures that help maintain a youthful appearance. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Gen Xers (now aged 31-45) accounted for 43% of…Read More
Added by Tim Moore on December 22, 2011 at 8:35am — No Comments
Internet search enginesare complicated entities. In a nutshell, they are information retrieval systems, which helps us find information on the World Wide Web (the universe of information networked over millions of computer servers connect all over the globe). Please keep in mind, this article only scratches the surface of this topic.…Read More
Added by Bob Walton on December 21, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments
I started writing last week about catching some of the “big fish” among the prospects in your area, the companies and people who buy a lot of what you sell. As I noted, these big fish are usually pretty hard to catch. But with the right equipment and the right bait — in other words, a competent salesperson and a solid value proposition — it can be done. I also wrote that it helps to have a fisherman’s patience, combined with an entrepreneur’s sense of urgency, and that’s my starting point…Read More
Added by David M. Fellman on December 21, 2011 at 2:28pm — No Comments
Common on. . . Do you want to Value Size your meal? Or maybe you read the article in last month’s Computer World. “Hewlett-Packard declares that Bigger is Better.”
Added by Dave Park on December 21, 2011 at 9:21am — No Comments
I just wanted to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and share with all of you a good Christmas story.
A while back I posted articles about a fellow who was going to be released from the correctional facility. (If interested, here is the original post http://inside919.ning.com/profiles/blogs/48-days )
Here is my Christmas Story in a nutshell.
After being incarcerated for thirteen years, Darin landed two…Read More
Each week we highlight a member of the Team Nimbus community and what they have been up to. This week we highlight...
Ivye Wright Arnold is the Owner of Ivye League…Read More
(Over the weekend I read this interesting article by Jennifer Peltz of the Associated Press. It is worth the time to read and think about)
The generation that gave the term "slacker" new meaning is looking with measures of rivalry, regret and tart bewilderment at a movement its successor mobilized in…Read More
Added by Tim Moore on December 19, 2011 at 7:23am — No Comments
“To turn really interesting ideas and fledgling technologies into a company that can continue to innovate for years, it requires a lot of disciplines.” ~~Steve Jobs RIP 10/5/11
You may have heard that business owners wear many hats. This is very true. It requires a lot of different skills and activities to keep an enterprise humming and thriving. We all bring various competencies to the equation—both business-related and personal. For…Read More
Everything was pretty laid back and Pat thought that was just fine.
All the stockings hung near the ceiling with care,
In hopes that good ole’ Bob Butler would clean something there.
When all of a sudden there came such a clatter,
If you were given a choice between adding one new big customer or five new smaller customers, which would you choose? For the sake of discussion, let’s says we’re talking about one new $50,000/year customer or five new $10,000/year customers. It’s exactly the same amount of sales volume, the only difference is the number of customers it will take to reach that total.
On an intellectual level, I think most salespeople would agree that you’d be better off with five smaller customers,…Read More
Added by David M. Fellman on December 16, 2011 at 3:56pm — No Comments