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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City completes new $9M traffic improvements on north I-Drive North International Drive should run smoother – well, at least when the holidays end — now that the city has capped off work on improvements to alleviate the traffic congestion.
On Dec. 18, the city held an event to commemorate the end of a $9 million transportation project started back in July 2013 that adds exclusive lanes for buses and right turns, new bike lanes, a 10-foot sidewalk and new streetscaping.
The 1.5-mile stretch of International Drive from Universal Boulevard to Oak Ridge Road…
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 21:46:45 +0000 Raleigh engineering firm S&ME to acquire Littlejohn One of Raleigh, N.C.'s largest engineering consulting firms, S&ME Inc., announced that it will be acquiring the Littlejohn planning and design firm in a deal that will rank the combined company among the 100 largest design firms in the country.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the merger of operations between S&ME and Nashville-based Littlejohn will create a company with more than 1,100 employees at about 30 office locations, including its office in Orlando.
As part of the acquisition,…
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 21:30:04 +0000 Trader Joe’s, Unicorp restaurant in Dr. Phillips on track for 1Q opening Never fear, Trader Joe's fans: Orlando's store No. 2 is headed for a first-quarter opening.
The niche grocery store under construction in Dr. Phillips, which originally was slated for an opening by year's end, is now targeting early 2015 for its grand opening at the $12 million Parkside at Dr. Phillips retail complex on Sand Lake Road. The project is expected to create 300 jobs.
Along with that, a new independent restaurant that will be owned and operated by Parkside's developer, Orlando-based…
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:49:31 +0000 Fodder & Shine forced to delay opening date a week Gonna have to wait a week for that "cracker cuisine." Fodder & Shine, the new concept owned by the founders of The Refinery, was scheduled to open Friday — today — at 3 p.m., but that date has been pushed back to Dec. 26.
"That [new] date is firm," said co-owner Michelle Baker, sounding cheerfully sanguine about the delay this afternoon.
The culprit: Fodder & Shine, located in Seminole Heights, did not receive its liquor license from the state on time, Baker said. "We didn't want to open up…
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:39:59 +0000 South Florida's 'Best Places to Work' medium company finalists announced for 2015 Each year, we ask employees across South Florida why their company should be named one of the "Best Places to Work," and, wow, did we get a response.
Out of more than 200 nominations, only 40 made the cut and we've begun revealing those companies — today, we release the names of the medium-sized companies. Yesterday, we unveiled the small-sized companies, which you can find here.
Click on the attached slideshow to meet the medium-sized company finalists.
The "Best Places to Work" program is…
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:01:58 +0000 Done deal? VA could finally have a contractor to help verify veteran-owned small businesses It appears the Department of Veterans Affairs will move forward with a new contract supporting its program for verifying veteran-owned small businesses, more than a year after the VA ended the old contract and following a number of bizarre delays spurred by legal and regulatory wrangling.
The Small Business Administration has determined that Loch Harbour Group in Alexandria does indeed qualify to perform the work as a small business, according to the company's attorney in the matter. That determination…
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 19:56:58 +0000 Origins Behavioral Health buys 90-bed Hanley Center Origin Behavioral HealthCare acquired the Hanley Center, a 90-bed substance abuse recovery facility in West Palm Beach.
The company didn't announce how much it paid in the purchase from non-profit Caron Treatment Centers. The deal also included the 20-bed Gate Lodge in Vero Beach.
The Hanley Center has 125 employees.
"Origins is known for providing its clients with the most advanced and evolved treatment methods available today in synergy with a 12-step immersive program," Origins' President and…
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 19:53:40 +0000 Losing the Rays would hurt, but would we lose cred? Here's something to stew on as Tampa Bay debates what will happen next to the Rays.
Would we be worse off?
St. Petersburg's city council last night rejected a deal Mayor Rick Kriseman negotiated with the Rays that would have charged them millions for each year they did not complete on their Tropicana Field contract in exchange for permission to scout locations in Pinellas and Hillsborough counties. Rays Owner Stuart Sternberg has said if he can't look for stadium sites, he will have to sell the…
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 19:53:36 +0000 Florida unemployment continues to tick down After dipping down to 6 percent unemployment in late summer, the unemployment rate has declined again in Duval County in November.
Jacksonville is situated below the national unemployment average, coming in at 5.5 percent unemployment. In addition, about 17,000 jobs were added in the metropolitan area.
The big winner is the private sector, particularly professional and business services: The industry added 7,000 jobs last month. The leisure and hospitality industry was a distant second, adding…