Featured Blog Posts – October 2008 Archive (17)


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AOLMAIL.COM Study finds BLOGS influence

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Study: When it comes to influence, bloggers beat friend lists

Facebook likes to trumpet the value of “trusted…

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Added by Eric Standlee on October 27, 2008 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

Back to Basics for U.S. Business

[The following originally appeared in http://corporatedeathspiral.blogspot.com]



Back in the 1980s, management experts W. Edwards Deming and Peter Drucker wrote about the importance of an organization understanding its purpose in order to be successful. Unfortunately, we didn’t get it. Although many companies did develop highly professional and well-written mission and vision statements, they tended to be aimed at those outside the organization – investors and customers –… Continue

Added by Gregg Stocker on October 27, 2008 at 5:03pm — 6 Comments

Why networking is marketing, sales and branding in one fun activity

If you have kids, isn't it awesome to see them when they figure something new out.



If you don't have kids, is'nt it a "cool feeling" to reach that "a-ha" moment.



Well I've reached that "a-ha" moment when I figured out that what Zig Ziglar has been saying for years finally makes sense. "If you help enough other people get what they want, you'll get what you want" - or something like that. I know I could research it, but you get the idea.



The problem is most… Continue

Added by Luis on October 26, 2008 at 10:04pm — 1 Comment


InHouston
The Art of Relationship Marketing through Social Networking and InHouston

I've been asked by many how to succeed in social networking. I share this blog I recently wrote in an attempt to help you be more succesful on ths site and in networking.



The Art of Relationship Marketing through Online Social Networking Platforms



1. Let's start with why an InHoustonian would invite someone to be more successful. Well an invite to the site abundant with networkers is an act of contibution. You should invite… Continue

Added by Eric Standlee on October 24, 2008 at 12:30am — No Comments

Jobs Ministry Southwest

As previously announced, Jobs Minsitry Southwest (JMS) is up and running strong. Our weekly meetings each Tuesday have brought job seekers and employers together with great success.



Our goal is to build a network of hiring managers and recruiters and give them access to well trained job seekers who are ready and able to make immediate impact at their new place of work. In just three short months we are well on our way to reaching that goal. JMS has accumulated a network… Continue

Added by Doug Thorpe on October 22, 2008 at 7:30am — No Comments

Awesome Networking Event

I have no idea how to post "props" to Eric for creating this group. I met him about a year ago (10/7/07) and he taught me how to use LinkedIn. I grew from <20 1st degree friends to now more than 2100 contacts strong!! He did this and discussed other things to help me without asking anything in return. My first experience of selfless networkgin.



Finally on 10/8/08, I went to the local In-Houston even at the Tasting Room and it was amazing. I've been seriously networking for the… Continue

Added by Luis on October 21, 2008 at 9:58pm — 1 Comment


InHouston
Today was profitable

Today, I met with Tony Ackerman and we had a great lunch at Panera at 290 and Tidwell.



Tony heard me speak at an NSTA breakfast about generating revenue using social media to meet new professionals and meeting them off-line.



While we were talking about the financial crisis, I mentioned that I am very passionate now about helping companies in a crunch from this financial crisis and he referred me immediately… Continue

Added by Eric Standlee on October 21, 2008 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Cross Market to Get More Clients & Conserve Capital

Are you spending hours on social networking sites, sending out monthly newsletters, and cold pitching but coming up short on prospective clients? Then it's time to change the way you market.



Take a look around at your business space. Imagine that it's a popular mall that generates a lot of foot traffic filled with other businesses who offer well defined products and services related to yours but not in competition with your company. Make a list of the businesses you see sharing mall… Continue

Added by Jerrilynn B. Thomas on October 18, 2008 at 10:06pm — No Comments


InHouston
Job Search Tips from Stan Marts

Gang,

If you are looking for work, here is a great source from Stan Marts:

Job search tips

Eric

Added by Eric Standlee on October 15, 2008 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Bubba comes to Texas

They come from Arkansas, Florida, and South Carolina and all corners of the United States to help out. They chase disaster after disaster to provide moisture removal, debris removal, and tree & chain saw services. Anyone with a pickup and trailer can go into business to help in the massive disaster cleanup that has besieged our city. It has put pressure on the Federal, State and City to provide services for the influx of these helpers and they in turn fill up the hotel, RV parks and take on… Continue

Added by ED A AYRES on October 15, 2008 at 2:02pm — No Comments

Rock Fest 2008 - Guitar Hero Tournament and Concert for a Cure

RSA Corp is hosting Rock Fest 2008 to raise money for the fight against childhood cancer. Mark your calendars for November 1st! There will be plenty of fun, food, drinks and networking.



If you play Guitar Hero (or have sons or daughter that like to play), sign up at www.firstgiving.com/rockfest2008. Winners in each category (Easy, Medium, Hard, Expert) will receive awesome prizes and a free Tshirt!



Here are more details… Continue

Added by Holly Gunn on October 14, 2008 at 4:45pm — No Comments


InHouston
Don't let your choice of funding slow your growth

Let me describe two competing companies.



Company A decided that they were going to go the traditional way and find "Angel" and then VC money to fund their new business. They had a hard monthly nut to crack and thought this would be the best solution. Prior to going to the "Angel" for the initial money, they built a business plan that included an exit amount of $10M for the owner.



Little did they know that they would have to revise that exit number when the "Angel" decided… Continue

Added by Eric Standlee on October 12, 2008 at 12:13am — No Comments


InHouston
LinkedIn Group InHouston

You may or may not know that this active group of professionals and business persons started as a group on LinkedIn. In fact, today there are almost 1600 members of this group on LinkedIn.



If you aren't a member, you can join here: http://www.linkedin.com/e/gis/3542



If you are a member, you can go there and encourage them to join this ning group by sending them to… Continue

Added by Eric Standlee on October 11, 2008 at 7:06pm — No Comments


InHouston
What's cheaper and easier than using a credit card to fund your growing company

When a business owner cannot get the funds to keep his company growing because of the financial crisis and the current credit freeze, s/he will turn to AMEX or VISA or MC. These are easy sources of credit, but they are much more expensive than necessary. There is a much cheaper form of finance.



It is called factoring and the deal is you sell your accounts receivable at a discount which is averaging about 3% across the nation.



Instead of paying off a bunch of individual… Continue

Added by Eric Standlee on October 9, 2008 at 8:25am — No Comments


InHouston
Another HUGELY successful InHouston Mixer tonight

Thanks to Louis Gonzales, and Dr. Vetter, and PDG Houston and CEO Netweavers and ... well, alot of people, the InHouston Mixer tonight was a huge success. Thank you very very much.



Although some might assume so, I am not a very good networker. I am learning from the pros who show up to InHouston. I learned alot from these my mentors like George Kurisky.



The Tasting Room was also very kind to have our huge networking group and they said thanks to everyone for showing up as… Continue

Added by Eric Standlee on October 8, 2008 at 9:00pm — No Comments

The National Debt Calculator is Out of Space ~ My Query to You

Imagine that!!



In these uncertain economic times, I'm hoping that this posting could possibly help a business or two.



I have a question that I'm sure we've all considered over the last few weeks...



How will the present economic condition impact your business?



Now you can look at this question as a Duh moment or you can dig deep and really put yourself out there so that it becomes an Aha moment for someone.



Motive; You never… Continue

Added by Pamela Latham on October 7, 2008 at 10:11am — 5 Comments

 

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