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Face Book 101

By Donna Willon | March 15, 2010

I am very pleased to introduce you to Jens Petersen of Technica Systems i@thinkTechnica.com  jens@thinktechnica.com  (778)237-1656 who has offered to walk us through Face Book Here is the beginning of the series.  You might also want to save this link: http://www.thinktechnica.com/how-to-use-facebook   How to Use Facebook If Facebook were a country, it would eclipse USA’s…

Recession Proof Your Business

By Donna Willon | March 14, 2010

Gord Trembath of  Brainstorm Communications We are very pleased and  proud to have Gord as a strategic alliance  http://www.achieving-excellence.com/strategic_alliances.php Brainstorm is a free weekly online magazine that is dedicated to providing smaller companies with leading-edge information to help them to make the best decisions for their business, without taking more than a few minutes of…

Home Stager tips

By Donna Willon | March 14, 2010

Lyn Spicer of  Spice of Life Design is an Achieving Excellence Client and has a lot of good tips for people selling their homes – but that you can also use in your own home.  BUYERS SNOOP- SO DO YOU GUESTS SOMETIMES 🙂 Buyers snoop so make sure all your clothes closets are tidy, half…

Marketing – Your Vision

By Donna Willon | February 27, 2010

Have you defined your vision? If your business doesn’t have a vision statement, it should get one. A vision statement is a broad, inspiring image of the future state a business aspires to reach. It describes without specifying how aspirations will be achieved, or when. It is ambitious, and forward-thinking. It’s not about where the…

Taming the Business Card Monster

By Donna Willon | February 27, 2010

Taming the Business Card Monster  Chances are good that you leave networking events with a pocket, purse or briefcase full of business cards that you collected. While the temptation to leave those cards in a pile on your desk or in a drawer to deal with later can be great, don’t do it! We’ve already…

What's Next – "Follow-Up – Follow-Up!

By Donna Willon | February 15, 2010

   In the last article in this series, we defined effective networking as the process of building and nurturing lasting relationships. What are you doing to ensure that you are an effective networker?  Let’s say you attended a meeting of your local Chamber of Commerce this morning, met some new people and had some interesting…

Business Tip #1

By Donna Willon | January 15, 2010

It’s the Quality, Not The Quantity of the Hours You Work With workloads that have become swollen by the downsizing fervor, We’re all working harder than ever . We are coming into our offices earlier each morning. We’re staying later in the evening. Though we’re putting in all these extra hours, we aren’t getting to…

Networking – It Might Not Be What You Think It Is

By Donna Willon | January 15, 2010

To many, networking can seem like a daunting process. For some, just the thought of attending a networking event provokes enough anxiety that they avoid it altogether. The term “networking” can conjure images ranging from walking into a room filled with strangers to being cornered by a determined salesperson to trying desperately to find customers…

Time Management

By Donna Willon | January 15, 2010

Focused on Your Results It’s Time To Change Being in the networking business, I meet a lot of people and whenever I get the chance to sit down face-to-face with someone, I’m always fascinated to learn more about their hopes and dreams. The ability to dream and imagine the potential that the future holds is…