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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Coming Soon. Please contact us for dates in your area.
HBJ reveals 2017 Residential Real Estate Awards top agents, teams The Houston Business Journal unveiled the rankings of the city’s top Realtors and teams at the annual Residential Real Estate Awards, held at the Marriott Marquis downtown, on March 23.
The awards honor the dozens of individual agents and teams who appear on five HBJ Lists. Click through the slideshow to see the top five winners on each of the five Lists.
The full rankings will be available to subscribers online and in the weekly edition on March 24 — click here to subscribe. The Lists included…
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However, Houston has dropped considerably from its 2015 perch, when it ranked No. 4 on the list for best cities for women in tech.
The big reason for Houston's decline from 2015 to now was its drop in the gender pay gap, according to the study from SmartAsset, which analyzes the 2015 data — the most recent available — from the U.S. Census Bureau. Houston's gender pay gap was 91.8 percent…
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:38:54 +0000 Men's Wearhouse parent company names new president Tailored Brands Inc., one of the largest public companies based in Houston, named a new president.
The company (NYSE: TLRD) promoted Bruce Thorn to president and COO from executive vice president and COO, according to a press release. He'll continue to serve on the company's executive committee. Thorn joined Tailored Brands in June 2015.
CEO Doug Ewert previously held the president's title, in addition to his role as chief executive.
“Bruce has been instrumental in driving Tailored Brands’…
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:36:46 +0000 Affordable apartment project breaks ground in Houston The Houston Housing Authority has broken ground on its first new affordable housing project in a decade.
The city’s affordable housing agency is under construction on Independence Heights Apartments, a mixed-income community on the southeast corner of Crosstimbers and North Main Street in the Independence Heights neighborhood.
The garden-style apartments, 302 Crosstimbers St., will offer 154 subsidized units. The Clerkley Watkins Group, a Houston-based architect, designed the apartments, which…
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:34:05 +0000 Founder of Gulf States Toyota dies at 81 Thomas Friedkin — a former Houston billionaire and founder of one of the largest Toyota distributors in the world — has died, according to the Houston Chronicle. He was 81.
Friedkin started Houston-based Gulf States Toyota Inc. in 1969. A company representative told the Chronicle that he had died last week, but declined to give further details.
Gulf States Toyota helps distribute hundreds of thousands of vehicles across the southern U.S. in states such as Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi…
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:11:19 +0000 Graebel Van Lines shutting down, liquidating assets Graebel Van Lines, which bills itself as the nation’s largest privately owned moving company, is shutting down.
Dallas-based Graebel Van Lines, which lists a Houston office at 10901 Tanner Road, has closed most of its 33 branches across the U.S. and is in the process of liquidating its assets, according to sources familiar with the situation. Craig Boucher, managing director with Mackinac Partners, is overseeing the process for the company, which handles both commercial and residential moving.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:54:19 +0000 Bebe plans to shutter all stores, go online-only Fashion apparel retailer Bebe Stores Inc. is planning to shutter its locations and become an online-centric retailer, according to Bloomberg.
Citing unnamed sources, the report says the Brisbane, Calif.-based women's retailer is trying to close the stores without filing for bankruptcy. Bloomberg 's sources say, however, that a Chapter 11 filing will be necessary if landlords aren't willing to negotiate.
Bebe operates about 170 locations around the country. Bebe could be next in a long line of retailers…
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:51:12 +0000 AT&T wields massive ad power against YouTube AT&T (NYSE: T) has pulled all YouTube advertising, throwing its massive ad dollars behind a growing outcry against Google’s (NASDAQ: GOOGL) reported tendency to put advertising in front of videos that promote terrorism and anti-semitism.
The Times of London reported last week that ads were running in front of such videos, prompting advertisers—including tax-payer funded entities—to take note.
“We are deeply concerned that our ads may have appeared alongside YouTube content promoting terrorism…
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:48:19 +0000 Chase puts Heights location up for sale JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) has listed more than 3 acres in the Heights as it prepares to build a new, more updated location in the neighborhood.
Chase is listing four tracts of land cover a combined 3.14 acres and include a two-story, 39,000-square-foot retail location that's 39 years old, according to Greg Hassell, a Chase spokesman.
Cushman & Wakefield's David Cook, Jeff Peden, Scott Miller and Robert McCann are marketing the property, according to marketing materials.
The four tracts…