Networking for the Pros!

Remember when your parents told you “it’s not what you say, it’s how you say it”? Well those wise words apply to networking strategies today. Networking in today’s marketplace can be a time waster or a great use of your time.  It’s...

It's OK to Say NO!

I get inquires everyday from my clients who want to take on every job that comes their way. Their eyes glaze over with the thought of $$$$$ in their bank accounts.  I have been contacted to price everything from church steeples (pressure washing) to walls in an...

Reaching the Gold Standard in Service

Everyone talks about not being able to find good help that will make it past the 90 day probationary period. In spite of the unemployment numbers, some service oriented businesses cannot find good help.  Yet others seem to have few problems attracting and keeping...

Service At Sea! Business Lessons Part II

So lets talk about Service and making customers feel important.  Have you ever noticed how when you visit the world’s most reknown theme parks, you are addressed as “guests”?  Not customers, but guests.  Think back to all the places you have visited...

Flip This Business!

We’ve all heard of the popular investment strategy used in the real estate industry that was so popular during the housing “gold rush” of a few years back.  It was called: house flipping. An investor would purchase a home at a good price, rehab it,...