Category Archives for Business Owners

Turn your Profile into a Fan Page – Please!

But only if you are using your Facebook profile for your business.  I have a few pet peeves and one of them is people not following social media etiquette.  On the one hand, who cares and on the other

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How I Keep My Sanity

Wow, what a week. Monday, we filmed an episode of Plush Life and then I spent the rest of the day with clients.  Most of Tuesday was preparing for Wednesday’s presentation for WOW – no not

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Starting the Conversation – What do you do?

We have all been asked a million times, “What do you do?”  How do you answer the question?  Do you launch into a long winded explanation, or do you say something boring like, “I’m

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Networking is not Selling

It doesn’t  seem to matter how many times I say it,  there are still people out there who are selling at networking events. They are anxious to get their business card in as many hands as possible

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5 Reasons to Keep Prospecting in December

December is a great time of year to prospect. Most business owners and salespeople believe that trying to reach prospects at year-end is pointless and instead spend time getting organized for the coming

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Is a Business Male or Female?

Why do I keep writing about Facebook, I am not a Facebook expert.  Yet I use Facebook daily for business as part of my marketing strategy.  I do believe that small businesses can generate interest and

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Back to School on Social Media

It never hurts to go back to basics and  regroup. When it comes to social media, things are changing so fast it is tough to keep up. Here are 8 tips to help you look at your social media plan in a basic

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5 Ways to Prepare for Networking Events

If you want to make the most of networking events you need to plan ahead. Ask yourself these questions: 1. Why are you attending the event? 2. What kind of audience is this event targeting? 3. Who will

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8 Questions You Need the Answer to Before you Can Close the Deal

Closing the deal doesn’t have to be hard. It starts with building a solid relationship with the people who will make the decision, clearly understanding their needs, matching your offering to their

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People you Should Know

This was originally featured in the Reno Gazette Journal. People you should know: Alice Heiman Background Working for Miller Heiman Inc., lead me to where I am today. I spent the first 13 years of my

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