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.
The Kitchen to relocate to redevelopment site on Broadway The Kitchen will relocate to a redeveloped site on Broadway, Selland Family Restaurants announced Friday afternoon.
Two executives from Unger Construction, which has its headquarters nearby, are part of a partnership to buy the retail space at 915 Broadway and redevelop for The Kitchen and other new tenants, according to a news release from Selland, also a partner in the deal. Someone familiar with the transaction pegged the purchase price at $2.6 million.
“We think it’s a really cool site,”…
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 22:47:37 +0000 Mobile app company lays off 40, insiders say File-sharing software maker BitTorrent reportedly has laid off 40 staffers.
The San Francisco company confirmed that some layoffs have occurred, but refused to say how many.
"We've recently realigned resources based on a regular evaluation of the business," said spokesman Kevin Fu. "Regrettably, this did include some employee departures."
Fu said the company "remains healthy, profitable and growing," without providing any details to back that up. "We can't comment on speculation, and aren't providing…
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 22:04:00 +0000 Apple Watch first impressions: convenient, but not so intuitive When I ordered my Apple Watch on the afternoon of April 10, I received the unpleasant news that it wouldn’t come until June, but voil à — it’s April 24, and the delivery man handed me my watch this morning!
When I got the text and email messages yesterday that my Apple Inc. smartwatch was shipping, I was somewhat surprised because of its expected summer arrival. OK, it wasn’t a huge shocker, though, as I’d read about the fact the watch I chose was the silver aluminum case with the blue…
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 22:01:19 +0000 Five business openings to put on your calendar If you're updating your list of upcoming Sacramento region business openings, don't overlook these highlights. Here's an update on some new additions.
Finnegan's Public House, the new restaurant at 3751 Stockton Blvd., will hold its grand opening Sunday. The restaurant comes from John Finnegan, a chef who previously operated The Cajun Wagon food truck in Sacramento. It will be open for breakfast and lunch. Learn more on the restaurant's Facebook page.
Famous Footwear will hold grand opening festivities…
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 21:48:22 +0000 Capay Organic farm takes agritourism to a new level Most farmers never see their customers. The folks at Farm Fresh to You are inviting customers to visit the farm — and to camp out.
At its festivals, Farm Fresh to You takes agritourism a few steps beyond just inviting customers to visit the farm and take a tractor ride tour.
For example, the Farm Fresh to You Cinco de Mayo festival includes live music, catered food and camping. Guests can camp in the fruit orchard at the celebration, which this year falls on May 2.
Tickets to attend the festival…
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 21:40:08 +0000 Why I moved to West Oakland Six years of renting in Brooklyn did not prepare me for the Bay Area housing market.
The lack of supply and overwhelming demand created incredible anxiety and a dance of tradeoffs. In New York, many areas are expensive, but I would find multiple options to fit my price range with a little flexibility. Here, it seemed like the best approach was to pray. But an unexpected savior appeared: West Oakland.
As I wrote in this week's cover story, West Oakland has become a hotbed for new housing construction.…
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 21:35:05 +0000 How Facebook, Google pulled out the stops for take-your-kids-to-work day Although the idea behind “Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day” is to expose employees' children to the workplace, tech companies Facebook Inc. and Google Inc. pulled out all the stops to make sure it was no ordinary day for the kids.
From bringing in a petting zoo and drones to hosting fun activities emphasizing STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and math), these companies set a high bar for children's expectations of what work may one day be like.
Other Silicon Valley tech…
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 21:31:33 +0000 Bay Area pushing luxury home sales in Sacramento region Luxury home sales in the Sacramento region took a 30 percent jump in the first quarter of 2015 compared to a year earlier. The easiest explanation? Look west.
“I think we’re seeing Bay Area retirees move here,” said Terri Briggs, regional vice president at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Sacramento. “The Bay Area is just really hot.”
The firm tracked 130 sales of homes at $750,000 or more in the first three months of the year in El Dorado, Placer and Sacramento counties. The…
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 21:29:49 +0000 Business Journal names 2015 Healthiest Employers The Business Journal honored 24 companies Friday as the healthiest employers in the Sacramento region.
From on-site gyms to healthy snacks in the break room, these companies have made it a priority to promote the health and wellness of their employees.
The return on investment: lower health-care premiums, increased productivity, reduced absenteeism, improved morale and a greater sense of loyalty and camaraderie in the workplace.
As in the past, the Business Journal contracted with Healthiest Employers…