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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Stonegate Bank earnings up 89%, loans grow Stonegate Bank's earnings surged 89 percent in the third quarter as its loans grew by $22 million.
The Pompano Beach-based bank (NASDAQ: SGBK) earned $3.6 million, up from $1.9 million in the second quarter. Its net interest income grew by $125,000 to reach $14.1 million, which helped improve its profitability. The bank's expenses were reduced because it had extra costs from a merger and going public in the second quarter.
The bank's net interest margin – the spread between interest earned on…
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:04:00 +0000 Tampa Bay Times: No comment on layoffs The Tampa Bay Times is staying mum on the progress of the " cost-savings plan" it announced in September.
"We are proceeding with our plan to adapt our company's operations, as we announced last month," spokeswoman Jounice Nealy-Brown wrote in an email Friday. "While some staffers have announced their departures publicly, we decline to discuss their personal decisions and further details about our company operations."
The Times said that it was cutting salaries by 5 percent and was offering employees…
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:38:00 +0000 Winter Park, west Orange dominate 2Q luxury home sales This year's second quarter was an active one for Central Florida's $1 million-plus home buyers.
Orlando Business Journal's parent company collected data on the 20 most-expensive Central Florida homes that were recorded as selling in this year's second quarter. The top 20 homes, all of which were in Orange County, sold for a total of $57.3 million — an average of $2.9 million — with the highest-priced home sale notching $6.9 million.
Half of the 20 most-expensive closings were in Winter Park…
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:58:00 +0000 SEC fine and suspend Boca Raton auditor for violations The Securities and Exchange Commission fined Boca Raton auditor Eliot Berman $15,000 and suspended him from performing accounting for public companies for one year after settling a civil complaint.
The regulator accused Berman and his accounting firm, Berman & Co., of violating federal laws that require lead audit partners to periodically rotate off their engagements with public companies. An accountant can't serve as the lead auditor for the same company for more than five consecutive fiscal years.
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:44:00 +0000 Confirmed: Disney ditching iconic sorcerer’s hat at Hollywood Studios next year It's time to take your final photos and say your goodbyes, as the iconic Mickey's sorcerer's hat at Disney's Hollywood Studios will be removed.
Walt Disney World confirmed to Orlando Business Journal on Oct. 24 that the 122-foot-tall hat, which has been the centerpiece of the theme park since 2001, will be removed. "Work continues on bringing new experiences to life at Disney's Hollywood Studios and we look forward to sharing more information at a later date," said Disney spokesman Bryan Malenius,…
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:40:00 +0000 Joe Maddon's partnership in Ava restaurant stays intact Joe Maddon may have opted out of his contract with the Tampa Bay Rays, but his partnership in Ava, the new Italian restaurant scheduled open in South Tampa next month, remains unchanged.
Ava's principal owner, Michael Stewart, who also owns 717 South across Howard Avenue from Ava (AH-va), confirmed Maddon's continued involvement in the venture.
"Joe's going to be at our opening," Stewart said. "We had a nice dinner last night and he's really excited about Ava. He's keeping his house in Tampa. His…
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:34:00 +0000 The Mall at Wellington Green sold for $341M Starwood Capital Group completed its purchase of the Mall at Wellington Green from Taubman Centers.
The Greenwich, Conn.-based company, through affiliate TM Wellington Green Mall, paid $341 million for the 1.27 million-square-foot retail center. The deal included the Nordstrom and City Furniture anchor spaces, but not the buildings owned by Macy's, J.C. Penney and Dillard's.
Starwood Capital previously announced that it would acquire the Mall at Wellington Green as part of seven malls it's buying…
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:08:00 +0000 Exclusive: Trustco Bank planning more branches, jobs Trustco Bank, the 16th largest bank in Central Florida, is about to get a little bigger.
The bank, which now has 48 Florida branches and about 200 employees, plans to add up to another seven locations by the end of 2015, creating up to 35 new jobs, Eric Schreck, Florida regional president, said in an exclusive interview with Orlando Business Journal.
That includes a new branch slated to open in Orlando's MetroWest area on Hiawassee Road in early January and a second Sarasota branch by the end of…
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:07:00 +0000 The List: Highest-paid nonprofit execs in C. Fla. Central Florida has a number of nonprofit organizations that serve the communities in which they're located in numerous ways. Heading up these organizations is no easy task, considering the job typically entails not only being a good fundraiser but also having keen business insight in guiding the ship.
Here, we take a look at the highest-paid nonprofit executives in Central Florida. Check out our slideshow to see how much the top executives at Central Florida's nonprofits earn.
And for more salary…