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,
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Number of South Florida households with bank accounts on the rise There were fewer households without a bank account in South Florida in 2013 than in 2011, and of the banked households, the majority had both checking and savings accounts.
A survey by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the U.S. Bureau of the Census reported that 7.3 percent of the total 2.37 million households in South Florida were without a bank account, slightly less than the national proportion of 7.6 percent. In 2011, 9 percent of South Florida households were unbanked.
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The restaurant has generated a fervent cult of fans and amassed a slew of awards. Rivers credits his focus on Texas-style brisket rather than pulled pork as a strong catalyst for his brand's success.
In August, when Rivers told the Tampa Bay Business Journal about the restaurant's…
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The homebuilder is building 91 new three-, four-, five- and six-bedroom homes ranging from 3,000 to 5,0000-plus square feet of living area priced from the mid-$300,000s.
Founded in 2011, Royal Oak Homes currently is building in 14 active communities in the region.
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 21:08:00 +0000 Centre for Women in Tampa hires business center leader The Centre for Women in Tampa has hired Stacy Banks-Houston as director of its business center.
As reported in the Tampa Bay Business Journal's Morning Edition, the new Helen Gordon Davis Women's Business Centre will have a grand opening on Nov. 24. Grant funding of $750,000 has helped the business center expand its training programs. It is the only Small Business Administration Women's Business Centre on the west coast of Florida, according to the Centre for Women.
Banks-Houston has experience…
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The event, presented by the Related Group, was held at the SLS Lux sales office in Brickell and drew 80 attendees from industries like real estate, development, and banking.
Carlos Rosso, president of condominium development for the Related Group, spoke to the…
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This and other factoids are part of the Annual Plan issued by Visit St. Pete/Clearwater, the county agency that promotes tourism.
Seventy-one percent of visitors in 2013 were domestic: 18 percent from Florida, 9 percent from the Southeast, 32 percent from the Northeast and 41 percent from the Midwest.
European travelers made up 18 percent of the county's tourists in '13; 6 percent hailed from Canada;…
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:59:00 +0000 Thompson Miami Beach opens on Collins Avenue More than 200 people attended a ribbon cutting ceremony for the official opening of the Thompson Miami Beach hotel on Friday.
Celebrity Chef Michelle Bernstein, who created the hotel's Seagrape restaurant, Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce Chair Michael Goldberg and Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau CEO William Talbert III were among the officials in attendance.
The 380-room hotel at 4041 Collins Ave. is the first Thompson brand in the South Florida.
About 460 locals were hired to staff…
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AdrianBuilders at Coral Way, a Miami-based company led by Alvaro Adrian, sold the four office buildings at 2760 S.W. 97th Ave. to MYA Properties, with a 72 percent interest, and Coral Way 24 LLC, with a 28 percent interest. The companies are managed by Yoram Izhak and Alan Lipton, respectively, both executives of North Miami-based IMC.
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:55:00 +0000 Florida retailers looking to outshine national gains this holiday season The Florida Retail Federation is forecasting a 5 percent increase in sales during the holiday season – outpacing the National Retail Federation prediction of a 4.1 percent increase over last year.
In a recent report, Florida Retail named several key economic indicators that have retailers preparing for an active holiday shopping season.
Consumer spending, which accounts for about 75 percent of Florida's gross domestic product, is the engine that drives the states economy, FRF President and CEO…