April 2009 Blog Posts (62)

Media Xperiments Coming To Houston

The Media Diversity Council is preparing launch Media Xperiments in Houston. High school age students tour media facilities and compete as they develop portfolios for internships at local media companies. If you would like to host a tour, sign up students, volunteer or find out more info, contact Carl Settles.



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Added by Carl on April 30, 2009 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Events or Wedding Planner

Are you or someone you know planning a special event, corporate social, family reunion, workshop, conference or a wedding? Well, if so; leave all the event planning up to the experts at A More Excellent Way Events and Wedding Planners. We offter services, such as; catering, photography, videography, decor managment, floral services and many others that's suited to make your next event the most memorable one. Call us today at 832-229-8955 for a FREE consultation session for your next event.… Continue

Added by Nell Stevens on April 30, 2009 at 10:26am — 2 Comments

What are you?

"I'd rather be a could-be if I cannot be an are; because a could-be is a maybe who is reaching for a star. I'd rather be a has-been than a might-have-been, by far; for a might have-been has never been, but a has-been was once an are." -Milton Berle

Added by Steve Stockham on April 28, 2009 at 3:14pm — No Comments

Downsized…Out of Work?? Build a Brand …then sell it!!

I have given many suggestions on my blog www.market2top.com/blog on what to do when you find yourself unemployed. But one of the things we will revisit is ……How does a person build a brand like a retail product? Below is a small sample of one of many ways to go about discovering Brand You.



• What is it that you do best at your job?

• Are fast to finish a project? Neat about your work? Outstanding at Multitasking? Dependable, never late or miss work days?



So now that… Continue

Added by Abel R Garcia on April 28, 2009 at 3:30am — No Comments

A Brief Art FAQ

What kind of an artist are you?



Well, first of all, I am an independent artist. That means I represent myself. While exhibiting in some galleries they may request to represent your work while in their venue for a determined period of time which is typically one exhibition. Some galleries also represent your work on an on-going basis while you are one of their artists. These galleries promote your work on a long-term basis.



Regarding the style of my work I can say it is… Continue

Added by Lilibeth Andre on April 27, 2009 at 5:31pm — 2 Comments

Winners from the Voting Party

The winners from our party on April 16th are up on our website! Check them out at: http://www.buskoplaw.com/News.aspx

Added by Buskop Law Group, PC on April 27, 2009 at 4:57pm — No Comments

Offshore Technology AND Clean Technology join together!!

Most InHoustonians are aware that the 40th Offshore Technology Conference will be held next week, May 4-7 at the Reliant Center. http://www.otcnet.org/2009/



But are you also aware that the Clean Technology Conference is being held in Houston for the first time?

It’s at the George R. Brown, from May 3 to 7. http://www.csievents.org/Cleantech2009/



Clean Technology is a multi-disciplinary and multi-sector conference addressing advancements in traditional technologies,… Continue

Added by Ken Caldwell on April 27, 2009 at 2:04pm — No Comments

4 Ways to Increase Web Traffic for Free

4 Ways to Increase Web Traffic for Free



I keep hearing a lot of talk these days about how businesses would love to increase traffic to their web site, so I’m going to share 4 more ways that I’ve found to be very effective.



1. Blogging - It doesn’t take an award winning creative copywriter to write short articles about your product or service. All it takes is a little time researching a topic and then writing an article that will be of interest to your target market.… Continue

Added by Brian Waraksa - Raxa Design on April 27, 2009 at 12:04pm — No Comments

Famous and Not-So-Famous Quotes

“There is no future in any job. The future lies in the man who holds the job.” - George Crane

Added by Eric S. Griesel on April 27, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

Be – Do – Have, a Formula For Success

To be meaningful, any change in life or in business has to be dramatic. Minor change is easy to accomplish but results in only minor differences. To increase the sales in your business by say 150% in three months will take massive changes in both your thinking and the way you do things.



In order to HAVE anything in life we all recognize that we have to DO something to achieve it. If you want wealth you must invest. If you want love you must first give it. If you want respect you must… Continue

Added by Steve Stockham on April 27, 2009 at 10:18am — No Comments

USGBC Texas Legislative Day at the Capitol (April 27th)

In Austin, we’ll meet our counterparts from across the state. An exciting and full day of activity will start with lunch and an orientation session led by Roger Limoges, Manager of State and Local Advocacy for USGBC National.



In the afternoon, advocates will visit their Senators and Representatives.



In the evening, there will be a reception for green schools where Rep. Rafael Anchia, founder of the Texas Green Schools caucus, will speak.



Please check out the… Continue

Added by Tania-René Valdespino on April 26, 2009 at 7:12pm — No Comments

10 MUST HAVE Twitter Tips

A beautiful thing about Twitter is the wealth of useful information that flows. (if you're following cool tweeps!) But if you're a newbie to Twitter, you can easily make mishaps if you don't know the "twetiquette". I've compiled a TOP 10 List of MUST HAVE Tips to help you out. Feel free to add your own in the comments.



Twitter Tips



1. Be yourself, but be aware. Yes, you can say whatever you feel like saying, but remember that whatever you write will… Continue

Added by Edie McRae on April 26, 2009 at 1:30pm — 5 Comments

Size Matters

Yeah, I know what you've been told but I'm here to tell you size matters, it really does. Let me give you an example.



Years ago, I was walking an average of 20 miles per day for my job. No, I couldn't do that today! No, I wouldn't do that today! I said it was years ago...and I was stupid. Back to the story. Any way, my feet were killing me every day. I mean really hurting with blisters and everything. It was getting pretty bad and I just thought it's because I'm walking 20 miles per… Continue

Added by Bille Baty on April 25, 2009 at 1:37am — 5 Comments


Featured Member
Stand Up...to Stand Out

Stand Up...to Stand Out is the theme of the May 20th meeting of the BUSINESS OVER BREAKFAST at the Houston West Chamber of Commerce (www.hwcoc.org).

Come prepared to STAND OUT at the monthly breakfast meeting.


Joe Stiles

www.joestiles.com

Added by Joe Stiles on April 24, 2009 at 5:38pm — No Comments

4 Important Affiliate Marketing Tools

Affiliate marketing is one the most powerful and easy ways through which you can earn money online. To succeed in affiliate marketing on the internet, you will need several tools that you can use to build your business.



This article presents these key tools and how they can help you to easily build your affiliate marketing business.



1. A professionally designed website. A serious affiliate marketer is one who invests in building a website for marketing affiliate programs… Continue

Added by Nate Stockard on April 24, 2009 at 9:08am — No Comments

Reform of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association not Weathering

Reform of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association not Weathering



With the Texas Legislator in session and the aftermath of Hurricane Ike first and foremost on our minds, of course we expected to see reform legislation introduced.



Outcries from inland Texans who feel subsidizing insurance for coastal properties aren’t the job or responsibility of residence of, say, Amarillo sparked the debate over house bill 911.



Coastal Texas supports our petrochemical… Continue

Added by Paula Smith on April 22, 2009 at 5:55pm — 1 Comment

The Priceless Business Mentor

This week, I’ve been thinking about how important it has been to me to have a mentor to guide me through un-chartered business territories or challenging situations. Having a person that you trust and that has dedicated their time to your success is priceless. I’ve been very blessed over the years to have multiple mentors in the many different areas of my life, including my Houston Courier Service, Hot Shot Delivery.



Think about the people in your life and try to come up with a… Continue

Added by Eric Donaldson on April 21, 2009 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

JC Alfarone Owner of Cobra USA The Phone Cord Untangler

1. I am new at teaming up online my networking in Houston has not been great for the time and effect. This is my first comment on teaming up.
James C. Alfarone would like to team-up (partners-up) with telephone companies and telephone providers. Who want to increase their bottom line? You can add my phone cord untangler to your phone cord and increase your profit by $3.00 or $4.00. If you sell about 1,000 units a year that a found profit of $3,000 to $4,000 a year.

Added by james C. Alfarone on April 21, 2009 at 11:49am — No Comments

Can Networking Help My Business?

You Bet It Can!!!

If you liked this blog then you can check out.....wait!



Maybe I should give you a little more information. After all, you had to press all those buttons to get here. So, what do you want to know?



Here are some thoughts -

Everybody's Doing It!

All right, so I lied. Everybody is NOT doing it. On the other hand, lots of people are networking and everybody SHOULD be doing… Continue

Added by Sara Blumenfeld on April 20, 2009 at 11:46am — 2 Comments

PPC Campaigns Explained

So you spent all your time and energy building the perfect website. Now you want to share the fruits of your labor, and maybe even make some money on the side through your online ads.



Maybe you have an online business that markets a hot product that you are selling on your website; but you find that you are having trouble bringing customers into your site. So instead of gaining money, you are actually losing money because of the monthly rent that you’re paying to have your… Continue

Added by Nate Stockard on April 20, 2009 at 8:47am — 2 Comments

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