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Networking Tip – Are You Referable??

By Donna Willon | March 22, 2018

Here is an interesting exercise — We are all out their networking – trying to build business relationships – BUT — How Referable are you really ?? If you are not getting enough referrals your your business relationships aren’t growing as much as you would like them to — You may find this an interesting…

What Is A Strategic Alliance

By Donna Willon | May 19, 2016

What Is A Strategic Alliance Strategic Alliances is: an opportunity arising from complementary interactions by two or more parties, that then form a group or a company to share/merge their; databases, industry information, referrals and prospects while jointly absorbing the marketing, sales and distribution costs associated with this business development. Complementary Companies are: companies that…

Do You Have A Plan?

By Donna Willon | May 19, 2016

“Few people have any next, they live from hand to mouth without a plan, and are always at the end of their line.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson Just think: When we are driving, we know where we want to go and we plot out our route. When we plan and prepare a meal, we follow…

Happy New Year – 2016 and a Gift For You

By Donna Willon | December 29, 2015

Happy New Year Everyone – Wishing you the best in 2016. I thought I would start the New Year off with a Gift For You — The Gift of SILENCE….. and a few Questions you can ask yourself to help you have the life you want, the business you want and a lot of Peace…

Give Before You Expect To Receive

By Donna Willon | June 17, 2015

We’re Getting Into Summer – More Casual , More Relaxed — but…. This is a great time to Remember:  GIVE BEFORE YOU EXPECT TO RECEIVE! Our Motto – is more “we and less me” – this is all part of building a relationship and taking an interest in other people , asking them questions, giving them…

10 Networking Mistakes to Avoid

By Donna Willon | June 3, 2015

Networking Mistake 1.     Missing opportunities. Networking doesn’t happen just during scheduled meetings.  You could meet someone who’s a potential networking contact in just about any setting.  The more prepared you are to switch into “networking mode” on short notice the more likely you are to maximize your networking results. 2.    Ignoring the When and Where. On…

Putting the “You” in Your Business

By Donna Willon | May 20, 2015

Putting the “You” in Your Business Like every small business owner, you’ve done your homework.  You know what to do and how to do it to keep your business going. But, if you’re like most people, you haven’t done your homework about your business’s most important factor—you. Wait a second—what kind of weird and pointless…

FOLLOW THE 80/20 RULE

By Donna Willon | May 6, 2015

FOLLOW THE 80/20 RULE (From Higher Awareness) “Nothing can add more power to your life than concentrating all your energies on a limited set of targets.” — Nido Qubein The 80/20 rule says that on a list of 10 tasks, only 2 of those tasks will return 80% of the value of the entire list.…

How to be FABulous

By Donna Willon | April 15, 2015

How to be FABulous An introduction is a great opportunity to leave a lasting impression on your audience.  Forget about gimmicks or surprise tactics; the simplest way to make your mark is to let your audience know what sets you apart and what you can do for them. But I only have a few seconds…

5 BEST WAYS OF GETTING MORE QUALIFIED REFERRALS

By Donna Willon | April 1, 2015

5 BEST WAYS OF GETTING MORE QUALIFIED REFERRALS Simple tips on how to receive more referrals – main one is  “BEING SPECIFIC” Tip 1:     If you go to a networking event – unprepared, not knowing what it is “specifically” you are  looking for – you are likely just enjoying the breakfast or lunch and not…

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