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.
Kaiser South Sacramento patient tests negative for Ebola A patient admitted to Kaiser Permanente's South Sacramento Medical Center on Wednesday night with Ebola-like symptoms has tested negative for the virus, Kaiser officials announced Friday afternoon.
The patient — who was admitted at the request of the California Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — is in good condition and will be discharged shortly, Kaiser officials said in a statement.
Kaiser's medical center on Bruceville Road is one of two hospitals…
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 00:15:32 +0000 Hacking Weekend Sports: Super Bowl and second fiddles There's plenty going on this weekend that isn't the NFL Super Bowl, and most of it doesn't matter. We've waited all season, and the big game is finally here.
Last season's blowout was more than a little disappointing, but fear not. This year, the ammo is loaded up already to blow last year out of the water. Rivalries and ridiculous story lines create more excitement around two closely matched teams.
Richard Sherman and Darrelle Revis' Twitter beef will likely show up in more tangible ways. It should…
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 23:05:16 +0000 Folsom payments company MyECheck buys Israeli company in stock deal Folsom-based electronic payments company MyECheck Inc. said Friday it will pay $3 million in shares of company stock to buy the stock of Seergate Ltd. of Israel.
Seergate, a 2007 startup, develops electronic payment software for banks. Seergate's technology will be integrated with MyECheck's electronic payments systems.
At Friday's close of the 1.7 cents per share for MyECheck stock, Seergate would get 176 million shares of MyECheck stock, which is not traded on a major exchange.
The deal is expected…
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 22:49:39 +0000 The numbers (and building designs) behind the outrage about the 16th and Mission project If you've hopped off BART at 16th and Mission Streets lately — or, better yet, if you live in the area — then the new renderings of the 10-story apartment building slated to be built there are a bit shocking.
[Click on the photo to see a slideshow of the new renderings.]
The 1979 Mission St. design by Skidmore Owings & Merrill ( first posted by Socketsite yesterday) isn't the problem. New designs just provide more visual ammunition for neighborhood groups who have rallied against the project.…
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 22:48:00 +0000 Behind the List: Most electrical contractors planning to hire Contractors surveyed for this week's list of electrical contractors are optimistic about hiring, with 75 percent reporting that they plan to fill positions in the coming months.
Most of the 19 companies on the list enjoyed revenue gains from 2013 to 2014, with only five reporting a sales decline. Together, electrical contractors on the list posted $392 million in revenue for 2014.
Ranked by revenue, Rex Moore Electrical Contractors & Engineers is the perennial No. 1 company. Posting $104.6 million…
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 22:42:27 +0000 Lawmaker proposes state tax breaks for 529 college-savings plans A Republican Assemblyman from Fresno has proposed a tax break for families that use 529 savings accounts to set aside money for college.
The legislation by Assemblyman Jim Patterson, which will be formally introduced Monday, would cut California income taxes by the same dollar amount that is saved in a 529 savings plan. The income-tax cut would be capped at $3,000 for individuals and $6,000 for joint filers. Patterson said 30 other states have similar provisions.
A 529 savings plan provides a tax…
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 22:39:49 +0000 Jackson Family Wines buys noted Sonoma pinot noir producer Jackson Family Wines, best known for its Kendall-Jackson brand, has acquired a Sonoma winery noted for its single-vineyard pinot noirs.
The Jackson company said the deal includes Siduri Wines and the related Novy Family Wines. Adam Lee and his wife, Dianna Novy Lee, founded Siduri 21 years ago.
He will stay on as lead winemaker, according to a statement from Jackson Family Wines.
The sales price, as is so often the case in winery deals, is a deep secret.
Siduri produces nearly 27,000 cases annually…
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 22:30:06 +0000 Gap Inc.'s big leadership change happens this weekend This weekend, a big transition begins at Gap Inc.'s headquarters in San Francisco.
CEO Glenn Murphy is officially stepping out, retiring on Feb. 1, and successor Art Peck, the company's president of growth, innovation and digital operations, is stepping in.
Murphy has helmed Gap since late 2007. Since then, Gap has posted total returns of more than 160 percent and grown its reach from 13 countries to 90. Peck joined Gap in 2005 and has had held a variety of brand, strategy and operational roles.
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 22:04:28 +0000 GenCorp posts 2014 loss, but list of funded contracts grows Rocket maker GenCorp Inc. said Friday it lost $53 million in its 2014 fiscal year, down from a gain of $167.9 million the previous year.
The capital region's largest publicly-traded company, based in Rancho Cordova, reported that sales were $1.6 billion, up 15.5 percent from sales of $1.38 billion in 2013.
For the fourth quarter the company earned $10.1 million — up from a loss of $3.7 million for the year-earlier period. The company had sales of $439.6 million in the fourth quarter, down from…