Can you tell a “professional visitor” from “someone who really wants to get business done?”
Have you ever met someone, had a brief discussion, then afterwards wondered . . .
· What was her/his name again?
· What did he/she say she did?
· Why would I care?
· Did he/she want something?
There are those that dive into a well-rehearsed elevator pitch....like a runaway train, full speed ahead without regard or understanding of where they are going.
Some people believe in the “throw enough crap at the wall something will stick” approach to selling. But when you are selling yourself, what you do or how you get it done, this method can just leave a real mess to clean up later.
Many business professionals look for business in an Apple Orchard when they should be in the Orange Grove. Would you know if you were in the right place?
When marketing your business to your peers, associates and potential clients they need to be excited to do business with you. Not just know what you do.
In this 3.5 – 4 hour workshop:
· You will learn how to market your business and build a team of strategic sales professionals that work together.
· Take a quick tour of where you are at now.
· Map out your business and strategic partners - creating clarity like never before.
· Create a concise marketing plan and set goals.
· Learn how to effectively work an event and capitalize on every opportunity.
· Many people think business networking is Facebook, LinkedIn or You Tube what role do they play in making connections?
· We will tie in Social Networking with Business Conventional Networking and how they work together.
We will learn how to capitalize on the 78% peer recommendation for your products and services.
After this workshop you will have a clear, concise understanding of how to market and communicate your business.
Because Knowledge Is Your Power,
Coming Soon. Please contact us for dates in your area.
Home of the Day: Exceptional Healdsburg Home By Cheryl Gordon, Realtor® Associate
Home of the Day is presented by the Silicon Valley Business Journal with Pacific Union and Christie’s International Real Estate. This is your invitation to view some of San Jose's most-luxurious properties. Come inside and take a look around. Click on the gallery image to view today's featured property.
265 Clear Ridge Drive, Healdsburg, CA 95448 | $1,850,000
Stunning custom built 2,613 +/- square foot home on .26 beautifully landscaped oak studded acres.…
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 22:09:52 +0000 Tribune Publishing said to be among final bidders for U-T San Diego Los Angeles Times owner Tribune Publishing is reportedly among the final bidders to buy U-T San Diego.
Ken Doctor wrote in Capital New York that the Tribune is one of three bidders for the newspaper, previously known as San Diego Union-Tribune, owned by real estate developer Doug Manchester.
Doctor, citing several confidential sources, said the purchase price is about $80 million to $90 million, with the buyer also assuming pension obligations estimated at more than $60 million. The price does…
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 22:04:31 +0000 Top Twitter female execs launch angel investing group A half-dozen women who are current and former Twitter executives announced this week a new startup seed investment group called #Angels.
"All of us love working with start-ups. And we love working together," the group said in a blog."We're excited to join together in an investment group, #Angels, to leverage this experience to help start-ups as angel investors."
The group sounds like it will operate much like Broadway Angels, a San Francisco-based angel group launched several years ago by an all-star…
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 22:03:16 +0000 Mark Cuban thinks we're in a worse tech bubble than in dotcom days Mark Cuban thinks there is a worse tech bubble now than the one he made his fortune on back in the 1990s.
Cuban's expertise on the last bubble was demonstrated when he sold Broadcast.com for more than $5 billion in 1999, just before the air went out of the dotcom stock craze.
He is a celebrity investor these days, appearing on the Shark Tank TV series, so he has a big platform to broadcast his opinion about the current run-up tech valuations.
But he appears to make an apples and oranges comparison…
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 21:59:36 +0000 Stanford, GE Ventures launch startup to validate digital health claims Stanford Health Care and GE Ventures have launched an independent startup that plans to use Big Data to validate the products and services offered in the burgeoning digital health sector.
Evidation Health is based in the Menlo Park incubator run by GE Ventures and is led by CEO Deborah Kilpatrick, who previously was chief commercial officer at CardioDX and headed new ventures at Guidant Corp.
The startup has been launched with $6 million in funding led by GE Ventures, the Rock Health seed fund…
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 21:57:34 +0000 AEG plans $500 million expansion of Marriott/Ritz-Carlton hotel L.A. Live/Staples owner AEG is planning a $500 million expansion of the J.W. Marriott/Ritz Carlton hotel downtown that will add 755 rooms.
The company said it plans to build a new 38-story tower, occupying 60,000 square feet, at the northeast corner of Olympic Blvd. and Georgia St. and connect it to the existing 878-room J.W. Marriott L.A. Live and 123-room Ritz-Carlton by way of a bridge across Olympic.
The new Gensler-designed building combined with the existing JW Marriott/Ritz-Carlton will…
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 21:49:07 +0000 Nugget among Fortune's best places to work for 10th year Woodland-based Nugget Market Inc. is once again one of Fortune magazine's best places to work. Nugget's ranking increased significantly this year, its 10th consecutive appearance on the list.
The grocer is No. 26 on this year's list, which was released Thursday. That's up from last year's ranking, when Nugget was No. 36.
Fortune cites an annual revenue of $275 million for Nugget. The company has 1,213 employees, according to Fortune.
The magazine writes, "To refresh its high-energy culture, this…
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 21:34:57 +0000 Home of the Day: Desirable Lane Woods Home on Extra-Large Lot By Tom LeMieux, Tom LeMieux Associates
Home of the Day is presented by the San Francisco Business Times with Pacific Union and Christie’s International Real Estate. This is your invitation to view some of San Francisco's most-luxurious properties. Come inside and take a look around. Click on the gallery image to view today's featured property.
815 Paulson Circle, Menlo Park, CA 94025 | $2,495,000
This distinctive property is enviably located in the desirable Lane Woods community, built by…
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 21:29:29 +0000 Lizada Capital paying $15 million to take majority stake in Medbox Medbox Inc. founder and majority shareholder, Vincent Mehdizadeh, has sold most of his shares to Lizada Capital LLC, a investment firm focused on legal cannabis products.
Lizada Capital has agreed to pay $15 million to buy 22.16 million shares of West Hollywood-based Medbox(OTCQB: MDBX), a maker of medicine dispensing machines, including those used for medical marijuana. A total of $5 million of the funds have been designated for the purchase of Medbox restricted shares of common stock directly…