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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Checkers Turnaround: Inside the corporate test kitchen This is the first in a five-part series this week about Tampa-based Checkers, and why it's thriving after emerging from a slump.
Joe Parker, one of Checkers’ two company chefs, stands in a spotless test kitchen studying a small breaded food morsel. “Got to figure out how to make it a little thicker,” he says.
Parker is holding what Checkers has determined to be its next hit product: a Grilled Cheese Strip, which the chain plans to roll out for a four-month run in the first quarter of next…
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:12:00 +0000 Inside the $11.5 million USF-Under Armour deal University of South Florida is in line for $11.45 million in cash and products from Under Armour Inc. over the course of a contract that extends through mid-2018.
That includes $1.67 million in the current school year.
The contract between USF and Under Armour (NYSE: UA), a Baltimore-based athletic apparel maker, calls for USF to receive $625,000 in cash, described in the contract as an annual rights fee payment, and a $1.045 million product allowance between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015.
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:59:00 +0000 Networking this week: Synergy Luncheon, PEDC Banquet and more SYNERGY LUNCHEON: An update for new and existing members of the Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce.
WHEN: Sept. 2, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
WHERE: The Regent, 6437 Watson Road, Riverview
PEDC BANQUET: Awards ceremony and trade show hosted by the Pasco Economic Development Council.
WHEN: Sept. 2, 5 to 9 p.m.
WHERE: Saddlebrook Resort, 5700 Saddlebrook Way, Wesley Chapel
BUSINESS AFTER HOURS: A networking event with the…
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:51:00 +0000 One Call Care Management to lay off nearly 100, close Tampa facility One Call Care Management has informed the State of Florida that it will lay off 99 employees and close its Tampa facility beginning in late October.
Any remaining layoffs will occur before the end of June 2015, according to the worker adjustment and retraining notification notice, or WARN, filed with the Department of Economic Opportunity.
Representatives from One Call were unavailable for comment late Friday after the notice was posted. The company is based in Jacksonville and New Jersey.
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:49:00 +0000 On-demand massage app launches in South Florida If you could use a massage delivered to your office right about now, there’s an app for that.
The New York City-based startup Zeel launched Friday in South Florida, along with San Francisco and Los Angeles. You can schedule a Swedish or deep-tissue massage for as soon as an hour from now, and a licensed massage therapist will show up with a table and relaxing music.
"We've harnessed mobile tech, apps, and GPS to make getting a great in-home massage a truly on-demand experience,” Zeel founder…
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 21:51:00 +0000 Tampa man indicted on federal fraud charges Karl Stehlin of Tampa has been charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud by United States Attorney A. Lee Bentley III.
According to the indictment, from August 2008 to September 2009, Stehlin conspired to defraud a Minnesota factoring firm, or firm that sells its accounts receivable to a third party at a discount, a statement from the U.S. Attorney's Office of the Middle District of Florida said.
The indictment alleges that the conspirators caused two trucking companies, JK Transport Express…
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 21:12:00 +0000 Liberty Property, DRA among landlords of troubled CRS facilities Creative Recycling Systems' bankruptcy protection filing could be bad news for a number of large commercial landlords — but one may stand to profit as the company plans to consolidate its operations.
The e-recycling firm plans to close more than a dozen operations up and down the Eastern Seaboard and into the Midwest, the company said in a bankruptcy filing Friday.
It will close a 29,000-square-foot facility in Tampa at 1831 Massaro Blvd., which is owned by commercial real estate firm DRA, based…
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:48:00 +0000 Creative Recycling Systems files for Chapt. 11, plans to close many U.S. facilities The receiver appointed to the Regions Bank vs. Creative Recycling Systems lawsuit in Tampa filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Friday on behalf of the company.
As part of the bankruptcy case, CRS Holding of America LLC also filed an emergency motion to reject leases held around the United States, including one Tampa facility. (See a list of facilities below.)
Jay B. Verona, attorney for receiver — and now chief restructuring officer — Robert Swett of Swett Consulting, said he expects…