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Listen to today's 5 Minute Business Strategy featuring business expert and advisor, Howard Lewinter. Today's topic is: Why Business Plans Don't Work.
For over 25 years Howard Lewinter has advised CEOs, presidents and business owners throughout the United States. Business leaders trust Howard's advice for more success - greater profit - and less stress.
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As a new year is coming in, many of us will once again be making New Year's resolutions. We will create goals to lose weight, save money, have better relationships, and more. However, when we choose to follow God, we become aware that he knows the end from the beginning and that we should let him direct all our steps instead of running ahead of him.
Let's speak about plans and how we will aim by the help of the Holy Spirit to include God in more of our goals, dreams, and plans for 2016 and beyond.
Proverbs 3:5,6 "Trust in the Lord with all thing heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths."
Are you a start-up or small business looking to raise capital? In order to do so, you must have a business plan that investors will love. Cheree Warrick, author of Creating Business Plans that Actually Get Financed, will be our guest. During our interview, she’ll reveal: Shocking statistics about how much money is actually out there 6 parts to an investable business plan Biggest mistakes entrepreneurs make when writing business plans Why banks and angel investors say NO to great business ideas How to give a 60-second pitch that’ll have investors pulling out their calendars to schedule time with you Why non-tech companies (or companies outside of the technology field) have better changes of receiving financing from angels The secret to receiving financing offers from multiple sources Cheree is a national speaker, expert and author of the book Creating Business Plans that Actually Get Financed. Her strategies are praised by numerous angel investors and commercial bankers, including Barbara Corcoran of the hit TV show Shark Tank and Valerie Gaydos – the founder of the Angel Venture Forum. If you have a great business and you’re looking to raise cash, you won’t want to miss this interview.
Join Johnnie and Daniel as they tackle a topic that is gaining more and more traction in the small and large business market place. Why is mediation important, how do you start and does it really help. Studies show that taking just a few minutes a day to reflect can have long lasting results for your health and business. Tune in for this dynamic discussion, you won’t want to miss!
Today’s show is a short overview of 321SetAppointments.com’s Business Development Sessions…also referred to as BDS.
What is BDS?
Simplified, BDS is a combination business development, sales training and virtual marketing system to help companies maximize profits by: improving sales processes, finding new clients and offering short-term funding, if necessary.
BDS is the closest set of solutions business owners can access AFFORDABILITY to ensure they are focusing on the top core competencies that ensure success and profitability. Every business should be concerned if they continually want to reach or surpass sales revenue goals.
Let’s cover the three BDS areas: business development, sales training and virtual marketing:
Business development, in short, means helping your company stay tuned in to business issues and concerns to stay at the top of your game.
Sales training is available to your company’s sales staff to help them consistently find new customers. If you don’t have a formal sales training program, growing your business could be at great risk
Virtual marketing support
Virtual marketing is a powerful, affordable sales platform where you can outsource lead generation, prospecting and appointment setting to 321SetAppointments.com.
BDS is available to Dentists, I.T. Firms, CPAs, Hair Salons/Stylists, LASIK Surgeons, Cosmetic Surgeons, Brokers/Realtors, Insurance Agents, Automotive shop owners and most traditional business owners in the US, Canada and soon, Latin America.
Failure. We all try to avoid it but sometimes it is our best teacher. Serial entrepreneur, info product marketer, speaker and coach, Heather Havenwood shares some of her best entrepreneurial lessons with us during our interview. She'll share some timeless entrepreneurial secrets that she has discovered and we'll explore the question: What is the number one thing that business owners do NOT do at the start of the creation?
Segment 1: Chris Litster has been a member of the Constant Contact team since 2006. He has played a pivotal role in the company’s growth and product expansion and now oversees Constant Contact’s global sales and marketing strategy.
Segment 2: Ron D. Miller is the CEO of StartEngine, one of the nation’s only crowdfunding platforms. His success has been publicly recognized as a four-time Inc. 500/5000 Award recipient and as an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year Award Finalist. As a Venture Partner, Miller brings his deep expertise as a leader and operator at many companies, which he has taken to exit. He is especially passionate about cause-based entrepreneurship and holds the trademark for "Doing Well by Doing Good."
Segment 3: Sarah Burrows is the founder of Modern Sprout. In April of 2013, Modern Sprout launched its first product – an indoor windowsill 3-Pot Wood Planter with an internal hydroponics system hidden inside – on Kickstarter. Receiving both national and international interest, Modern Sprout raised nearly $80,000 in only 35 days. They then went on to get on the shelves at Target.
Segment 4: Jennifer Warawa is the Global Vice President of Product Marketing for Sage. She works with her team in Sage’s accounting business all around the world to innovate and define the future global solutions Sage will develop for accountants.
Segment 5: Linda Forman is a CPA based in Evanston IL. She is the a past winner of the SBA accounting advocate award.
Sponsored by Sage and Nextiva.
When writing a business plan proposal, It doesn’t matter whether you’re just starting up or if you’ve been in business for decades, as a business owner you should have a road map for your business in the form of a business plan.
In this episode we will discuss:
Why Business Planning is important
How to prepare a proposal
Components of a Proposal
Join Johnnie and Daniel as they discuss a topic that sometimes can fall on deaf ears. Can love exist in the market place and how does one go about that. The truth is that there are many types of love and we believe that it can co-exist.
Ken Blanchard and Colleen Barrett the former CEO or Southwest Airlines talked about how to create real success in their book “Lead with LUV. This will be a must hear conversation and we encourage you to join us! Call in to (347) 677-1965
Exactly WHEN and HOW do you delegate important tasks in your business? Its not just a matter of trust and confidence. Rather, it involves some interesting give and take on your part, as well as a willingness to understand who is best suited for a particular task--not merely who's presently available to take it on. Join Steve, Bill and Rick to explore these helpful alternatives for growing a healthy business.
Steve Smith – GrowthSourceCoaching.com
Bill Bernard – WFBLegalConsulting.com
Rick Moscoso – Captivate365.com