Posts tagged with: small business

  • Fortune: Success Grows from Within
Do you believe in serendipity? I’ll admit I didn’t think about it much until last week. I looked up the definition to make sure it was happening to me, and yes, “I experienced an occurrence of events by chance in...
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  • Betty Folliard presenting
A lesson on podcasts turned quickly into a lesson about life, business, and taking measured risks. On September 24th, 2015, Betty Folliard generously agreed to talk to a new MeetUp group I’m involved in to learn more about podcasting. I...
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  • Woman stepping off ledge
February 19th, 2016 marked my third year judging for Minnesota Collegiate DECA’s MN State Competition. As I was reflecting on what to write, I found the post [below] from two years ago. Back then, I was employed full time by...
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  • Givers gain
Guest blogger Rick Swanson, Consultant, Learning Meets Quality LLC The credo “Givers Gain” will be familiar to small business owners, especially those who have joined a BNI (Business Network International) group as a way to build a referral network to...
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  • pile of business cards
Have you stared at that pile of business cards after a networking event and thought to yourself, “Now what?” If you have, you’re not alone. Many of us struggle with follow-up after a networking event. The three reasons I address in...
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  • woman networking with business card
One of the major keys to winning at networking is to change your mindset. Instead of leaving all of the heavy lifting until after the event, do it up front. Turn the whole process on its head! Start to prepare...
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  • Strong boy
As we approach my favorite holiday, Thanksgiving, I wanted to reprise a previous post about defining your strengths. My gratitude begins with acknowledging my strengths, building on them, and allowing them to fuel my confidence. Be as thankful for your...
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  • Clarity for sales. Crowd is more clear behind a glass of water.
Twenty years ago I started my career in sales. As I was building my list and my accounts, I followed the basic principle of sales I learned – it’s a numbers game. The explosion of tools, channels, and available information...
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