Featured Blog Posts – February 2009 Archive (17)

Didn't your Daddy teach you to share?

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Eric Standlee

Added by Eric Standlee on February 27, 2009 at 10:42am — No Comments

Wonderful Event

The event was wonderful and well organized. The Door Prizes were awesome, a real diamond was given away. And the chance to meet wonderful people and do some intense networking was amazing.

Added by Erik Calderon on February 25, 2009 at 10:30pm — 4 Comments

Build the buzz for our 3/11 Uptown event: Tweet it

Tweet about us and share the event on 3/11.

Let's get the word out about the event. Click the link above and post that tweet.

Added by Eric Standlee on February 25, 2009 at 8:00pm — 5 Comments

Top 11 Tips For Business Owners In These Economic Times

1. Develop a THRIVE MENTALITY – Changes made now will leverage your results in the future. Your confidence level will be the difference. You can bury your head in the sand along with your goals and ambitions or FOCUS on what is working. Develop positive mental thoughts and affirm your competence everyday. Make a list of 21 “I AM” statements about your future self. Describe traits you want to build on or, more specifically, who you will need to become in order to do the things you need to… Continue

Added by Steve Stockham on February 23, 2009 at 8:22am — 3 Comments

I am going to the Servant Leadership Conference

The Servant Leadership Conference's early bird discount will end 2/23, so you should consider coming before then.

Servant Leadership is something I strongly believe in and want to see this event make a huge impact in Houston and the world.

It is a new day and outdated business models are proving increasingly ineffective. The chasm between management and leadership can only be… Continue

Added by Eric Standlee on February 20, 2009 at 7:00pm — No Comments

SIX Completely Free Ways to Promote Your Business

We hear it all the time: nothing in life is free…there’s no such thing as a free ride…free doesn’t come cheap. Well, that may be true in some cases, but when it comes to advertising on the Web, there are SIX completely free ways to promote your business online without having to spend a thing. That’s right, you read correctly. There are six free ways to get your business into the hands of your customers, all at the click of a mouse. From showing up more often in web site searches to literally… Continue

Added by Brian Waraksa - Raxa Design on February 20, 2009 at 4:30pm — 5 Comments

Expect the Best, Accept No Less

The Canine Chronicles: Expect the Best, Accept No Less.

Peter A. Wood

Four dogs, that's a lot for one couple. When it comes to the walk, she walks all four, but he only two at a time. "But there are still some problems with pulling."

I asked why the pack is always divided when time come for the walk. "I just want to get it over with," was his answer. She tells me, "hope for the best, expect the worst." That made me… Continue

Added by Peter Wood on February 16, 2009 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

Cyndi's Answers:

How to keep the Hydrangea from drooping

One of the most fascinating flowers in an arrangement is the hydrangea flower. Everyone always wants to know how do we keep them from drooping after a day, Alot of people enjoy them growing outside in the gardens but will not cut them to enjoy in the home. Well I have a tip for you that will make them last for at least 3 weeks or longer in a vase!

Here's what you do.... First fill the kitchen sink with warm hot water , not scolding… Continue

Added by Cyndi Gutowski on February 16, 2009 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

NW Houston Weekly Networking Meeting

I'll be co-hosting the weekly meeting with Dr. Raymond Youngblood this Friday starting at 7:45 at the Panera Bread location at Eldridge and 1960 (in front of Kohl's). Come by for a cup of coffee and do some power networking. I'd love to shake your hand and see how I can help you. Eric

Added by Eric S. Griesel on February 11, 2009 at 11:32am — 4 Comments

Close to 200 RSVP'd for the Uptown Mixer

I was awoken by the rain tonight and checked to see nearly 200 RSVP'd for the event.

If you haven't RSVP'd please do so to help us get a good estimate for the name tag sponsors and door prize sponsors.

If last time is any indication, we could have well over 350 people there this time.

Added by Eric Standlee on February 11, 2009 at 1:00am — No Comments

Heroes & Handbags Event Rescheduled for April 1; Fundraiser Supports Texas Families Who Have Kids With Cancer

Hello, ladies! Do you love a good handbag? Do you enjoy supporting a worthy cause?

Why not combine the two by attending the third annual Heroes & Handbags fundraiser scheduled Wednesday, April 1, at River Oaks Country Club?

The event is sponsored by Heroes for Children, a nonprofit organization that provides financial and social assistance to Texas families with children (0-22 yrs of age) battling cancer. The organization was created in memory of Taylor Anne Brewton… Continue

Added by Gretchen D. Krueger on February 9, 2009 at 6:28pm — No Comments

Marketing From Your Heart

Have you ever gone shopping for something, maybe a car for instance? When you arrived at the place of business salespeople seemed to appear out of the woodwork like hungry vultures .They sized you up before approaching and began their sales pitch without ever discovering what your needs were.

I don't know about you but when this happens to me I am heading for the door. I can't find a way out of this place fast enough.

I go to a lot of networking… Continue

Added by Kathryn Watson on February 9, 2009 at 1:27pm — 3 Comments

Name Tag Sponsors

The sponsor page listing those who have volunteered to sponsor name tags for a mixer has been updated and you can find it here.

Added by Eric Standlee on February 7, 2009 at 1:33pm — No Comments

Featured Member
Five Important Changes for Tax Payers

Five Important Changes for Taxpayers

Here are a few tax law changes you may want to note before filing your 2008 federal tax return:

1. Expiring Tax Breaks Renewed

The following popular tax breaks were renewed for tax-years 2008 and 2009:

• Deduction for state and local sales taxes on Form 1040 Schedule A, Line 5

• Educator expense deduction on Form 1040, Line 23 or Form 1040A, Line 16

• Tuition and fees deduction on Form 8917

In addition, the… Continue

Added by Martin G Meyer, CPB on February 5, 2009 at 5:32pm — 1 Comment

Cyndi Answers!

Helping Men Answer a Long-standing Question

Giving Great Gifts that Leave a Lasting Impression

What's the best way for a man to make a lasting impression on a woman? Recent consumer research shows that the answer to making a memorable impact is right under his nose-- through flowers. In fact, the study shows that 92% of women can remember the last time they received flowers, and 89% say receiving flowers makes them feel special.

Giving great floral gifts, however,… Continue

Added by Cyndi Gutowski on February 4, 2009 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

Four Steps to Improve Your Focus

Stay Focused on Your Vision

So what are you focused on? Did you know that studies have shown humans have some 40,000 random thoughts per day? So what are you thinking about? How can you stay focused on growing your business when you have all of these other thoughts floating around in your head?

The following four steps will help you to improve your focus.

1.Become really clear about what you want.

A friend of mine who is a Realtor… Continue

Added by Kathryn Watson on February 2, 2009 at 8:52pm — 1 Comment

Effective Communication Events with Bob Nicoll

Choosing the right words will make you a more effetive networker. Bob Nicoll, a famous author who trains networkers, will be in Houston this week. Before listening to him you will want to get his complimentary workbook at his website www.remembertheice.com. Click the icon in the upper right hand corner of his website to download it.

Then you will want to register for his complimentary webinar on Effective Communication - Wednesday, February 4th at 7:30 PM by going to… Continue

Added by Gail Stolzenburg on February 1, 2009 at 8:30am — No Comments


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