Archive for February, 2010

Creating a Memorable Tradeshow Or Event

February 27, 2010 6:49 pm0 comments

Are you in charge of an event or tradeshow? Want your attendees to have more fun and provide you with great testimonies? Of course you do well the fastest way to learn anything or generate lasting memories is by creating Intense Emotional Associations (IEAs) with your event. So here are […]

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First-Time Owners Find Management Comes With Headaches

February 25, 2010 7:49 pm0 comments

Wall Street Journal | Small Business By SARAH E. NEEDLEMAN – FEBRUARY 24, 2010 When Cameron Madill launched Synotac Design LLC in 2003, wiping away tears and giving pep talks wasn’t on his to-do list. But once he began hiring employees for his Web-site development firm two years later, he […]

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6 “Must Have” Leadership Skills

February 20, 2010 8:39 pm0 comments

Here’s the bottom line: if your in business you must be able to motivate, organize, and inspire others, there are certain skills that you need to make your organization successful. Here are 6 “Must Have” leadership skills. 1) Be able to recognize strengths among your team members in order to […]

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Using the Power of Networking for Your Small Business

February 19, 2010 8:40 pm0 comments

Networking is one of the most crucial skills any start-up entrepreneur must have. It is an effective and inexpensive way to grow your business by meeting the key people who could become your clients, suppliers and support systems. In fact, networking is the best marketing device of even the most […]

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Internal Hires, Referrals Were Most Hired in 2009

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Wall Street Journal | By SARAH E. NEEDLEMAN Last year, employers filled more than half of job openings with existing employees, a new study to be released Friday shows. Internal transfers and promotions accounted for an average of 51% of all full-time positions filled in 2009, down from 39% in […]

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Vendors Can Help Financing

February 18, 2010 8:06 pm4 comments

Strong relationships are vital in landing financing. That’s why some small business owners have found luck with a group they already know well—their vendors.

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Overcoming Fears in Business

February 14, 2010 8:25 am0 comments

“Your greatest obstacle to success is yourself, it’s fear of failure”. ~Bert Martinez Every new or struggling business owner wants to know how to manage their fears, particularly nowadays. Check out this list of easy ways to overcome your fears: _______________________________________ You have to keep in mind that a large […]

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Three Best Ways to Improve Your Online Reputation

February 8, 2010 4:09 am2 comments

Great article in The Wall Street Journal | Small Business By RAYMUND FLANDEZ – These days, a great danger lurks just a few clicks away: the online review. By Googling your company’s name, anyone can read and track your business’s performance – including missteps, poor service or less-than-stellar products. Protecting […]

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5 Steps to Creating a Profitable Niche for Your Small Business

February 5, 2010 5:49 am0 comments

Niche opportunities is often the best approach for a small business. Success is easier to attain if the small business focuses on a specific and smaller area of its target market, discover 5 strategies to help you find your niche.

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Quick! Tell Us What KUTGW Means

February 4, 2010 9:42 am2 comments

he Wall Street Journal | By STEPHANIE RAPOSO, AUGUST 6, 2009, 6:42 P.M. ET Kate Washburn didn’t know what to make of the email a friend sent to her office with the abbreviation “NSFW” written at the bottom. Then she clicked through the attached sideshow, titled “Awkward Family Photos.” It […]

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Are you the victim?

February 3, 2010 4:57 am0 comments

Are you a victor or victim? I’m against being a victim cause victims sound weak. Sales can make anyone turn into a victim easily because sales people to overcome a lot crap. Victims are avoided after a while. Victims are seldom listened to because the have lost their credibility. Victims […]

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Kicking Your Butt

February 1, 2010 7:45 pm0 comments

Kicking you own Ass. It’s one of my favorite scenes from a Jim Carey movie call Liar, Liar. Here’s the lesson  If your harder on yourself, if you demand more from yourself than what is expected life becomes easier. Sales people are always asking me, “Bert, how do I motivate […]

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