My martial arts teacher will often say "The bigger your network, the more capable you are" The translation from Chinese losses a little but it is still comparable and relevant. in martial arts, it means that you will increase your knowledge and acquire more skills with hard work. It means a little different to business owners but the principle is the same. The bigger your network, the more capable you will be at growing your business.
This doesn't mean that you have to attend every…Read More
So you own a business and want to get more customers. What are the benefits and value that your service provides to them?
Some businesses, it's fairly clear what it is you do, while others may be a little more vague. For instance, it's pretty clear what our carpet cleaning business can offer to people but it's my responsibility to make sure that they know all that I can provide. Yes, they know that I clean carpets but it may not…Read More
Added by Fred T. Gruber Jr. on November 20, 2013 at 9:05am — No Comments
It’s mid-November and we’re deep into football season but tailgating season isn't over yet! Maybe you’re a seasoned tailgater or maybe this is your first season. Either way, we want your tailgating experience to be fun, enjoyable and as stress free as possible.
Since we are located just across the street from Carter-Finley stadium in Raleigh NC, home of…Read More
Added by Backyard Bistro on November 18, 2013 at 1:50pm — No Comments
After you have hired a landscaping service or other planned maintenance, you don't have much contact with them. They provide the service and you pay for the service. If they are doing their job, there will be little to no communications with them. You may want your business to operate in a similar fashion.
When you are in the process of trying to land a big account, you have to make contact with the decision makers and others that are involved with the process. After you have landed…Read More
Added by Fred T. Gruber Jr. on October 10, 2013 at 11:25am — No Comments
When a potential customer calls you, there is obviously a need for what you provide. It may be an immediate or something they are looking for, in the near future.
Besides answering their questions, you also need to ask questions. That way you can gather as much info as possible, in order to find out their needs and concerns. Never assume that they will know about your business. Make sure you communicate your benefits to them, what they should expect from your service and what is…Read More
Thinking about upgrading your master bath, but aren’t sure what to do? A large portion of houses built within the last decade have a similar setup in their master baths: a large garden tub, a separate…Read More
1. Is the company responsive, informative and professional?
2. Are the caregivers screened, bonded and insured?
3. Does the…Read More
The title says it all. As business owners, we want to do as much as we can to grow. We attend network meetings, advertise, post articles, post on social media sites and get involved with community service projects. Not only are those things great for business but also is a great way to connect with great people and be a part of your local community on a personal level. Sometimes, we take on a little too much, which could end up derailing you from getting where you want.
This has…Read More
Raising funds for schools, soccer teams or other nonprofit is always a challenge—especially when you need to find money quickly. Now, the hCard, a nationwide discount card available in a number of states, is launching in North Carolina with its 100% fundraising option for local…Read More
Added by Sandra Burnett on September 13, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments
When talking about home or business electronic systems, the terms integration or automation may not be especially familiar to everyone. Secur-Tek of Apex, NC specializes in building system upgrades. Whether it’s a home, office building or business,…Read More
Added by Ken Henke on August 14, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments
At Mia Francesca, Raleigh’s best Italian restaurant, you can experience a weekend brunch right in centrally located North Hills and still be raving about it come Monday morning. Our weekend brunch is served every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., and…Read More
The unexpected email came in around noon on a Friday.
“Hey! I'm Mary Sue’s daughter and I wanted to thank you for doing such a beautiful job remodeling…Read More
Here in my part of Southwest Wake County, the best Italian restaurant you might have never heard of is indeed not found in Apex, Cary, Holly Springs, or Fuquay-Varina. However, it is very local, and is found easily within the beautiful North Hills area adjacent to the dynamic Renaissance Raleigh North Hills, just two…Read More
The hCard has always known that the key aspect of any business is the power of giving back. Community-minded businesses now know more and more that local is the secret sauce of commerce and it can increase profitability and success.
It is simply strategy of staying and spending local. There are multitude ways to add value to your local area, city, or region. Across many…Read More
Added by Sandra Burnett on February 14, 2013 at 9:03am — No Comments
Added by MElissa Van EA, CSA on February 13, 2013 at 6:37am — No Comments
Your Tax Advising Solution for Seniors in the Triangle!
Melissa Van of AABS Inc., is your senior advisor and tax return specialist here in the Triangle. Located in Historic Apex, at AABS, All About Benefitting Seniors, says it all.…
Over the years, The hCard has developed a well-earned reputation for being involved in an array of community endeavors, always placing clients and businesses first. We realize that it is through continuous relationships that things get done. We have promoted and truly revolutionized the power of membership discounts, business advertising, local, regional and national discounting, and community partnering. We are the…Read More
Added by Sandra Burnett on February 6, 2013 at 8:25pm — No Comments
Added by Justin Harkey on February 3, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments
At Mia Francesca Trattoria Restaurant, the fine Northern Italian Ristorante located in the back part of …Read More
Added by Justin Harkey on January 28, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments
Why is Thursday the best night of the week to go out on the town? Because everyone’s relaxed, and there’s no pressure to end the week on a high note, like on a Friday and Saturday night. Plus, you can’t beat the drink specials and the talented local entertainment found within the ambiance of the Mia Francesca Trattoria Ristorante nestled inside Raleigh’s North Hills…Read More