5 Tactics That Will Elevate Your LinkedIn Game

With 433 million users logging into LinkedIn on a regular basis, the site represents a veritable smorgasbord of business opportunities. If you are looking for professionals as a B2B company, maximizing your personal LinkedIn profile is going to get you further faster than working to grow your Read More

Dress for Success—Even If It’s in Your Living Room

I work from home. When I started my business 10 years ago, my voice would lower a bit when I admitted that to people because it had a bit of a negative connotation to it. I even went so far as to rent an office that I never used before settling on the fact that I like having a 10-step commute from Read More

Build Your Business for Success: If You Build It, Will They Come?

Often times, people get good ideas to start a business and just go forth full tilt. This can happen more frequently in a down economy, when jobs are scarce, especially if your business idea takes little to no start-up capital. But just creating a company doesn't necessarily mean anyone will want to Read More

Buyer Beware: Ensure Value from Your Vendors

In this day and age of being able to click a couple of buttons to do a check on a person or company, it amazes me when consumers don't do just that. Recently, I have heard of too many people who have just blindly given money to "experts," based on the fact that they ran into them at a networking Read More

Get Free Press Coverage: Leveraging HARO

When I speak to business clients about building their brand recognition, we naturally talk about blogs and social media, but the other thing we incorporate is press coverage. Unfortunately, for many of my clients, they don't have a need for a press release and likely wouldn't get picked up even if Read More

Holiday Marketing May Not Be About Selling

December is a busy month if you're in business for yourself. For many entrepreneurs, it's the end of the fiscal year, so they're juggling numerous activities: managing paperwork, finishing up those year-end sales deals, and planning marketing and business development for the next year. And then add Read More

Maintain Your Commitments by Accepting Tips

Recently, I was having a coaching call with Jeremy Jones, a Phoenix-area business coach. I was telling him of my challenge with deadlines and how, on the flip side, I really appreciate hearing what a good job I've done or how I've WOWed one of my clients. It was then that he gave me the idea to Read More

Dear Me: A New Way to Tackle Your New Year’s Resolutions

From December 26th to January 15, we typically start to think about our New Year's resolutions. We'll lose weight, eat better, exercise more, spend more time with family and friends, be more focused on our business.... Everything we resolve becomes an exercise in reflection and often helps us to get Read More

It Just Takes One: Making the Most of Large Networking Events

When you head to a networking event, what is your goal? Quarterly, NetworkingPhoenix.com holds Signature Events, where 1,000-2,000 people converge on an area resort's ballroom to mix and mingle. It is definitely THE place to see and be seen if you're a business owner or looking to generate more Read More

Sell or Be Sold

Earlier this week, I attended the Networking Phoenix Signature Event. Roughly 2,000 business professionals and job seekers filled a ballroom at Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale for this quarterly networking mixer. It was 113 degrees outside (thankfully not that warm inside!) and the heat must have Read More