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You hear all about "Strategic Relationships" in business...but how to you get them, nurture them and use them to bring in more business? Good question!!! Well, with every good question comes a myriad of answers - and Janice Clark is just the right person to share those answers with you. Here on the Social Media "Help Not Hype" show, Janice tackles the questions and shares the information you need to make your business thrive! Join us here Word of Mom Radio as the business spotlight shines on Tuesday's.
Janice is the owner of BizMSolutions and is here every other Tuesday for a 30 minute lunch and learn, so get ready for the help - not the hype - you need to create the relationship marketing that will make your business grow. Be sure to connect with Janice on Twitter @Janice_Clark and on Facebook at BizMSolutions.
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INTERVIEW GUEST: Marsha Reeves Jews, CEO of the Bissell Street Group, noted Speaker, Talk Show Host and the Director of Events for the Herbert Bearman Community Art Gallery.
This Week’s Message: An event planner is, quite simply, someone who organizes an event. When we think of an event we may think of something spectacular, such as the Super Bowl, the Presidential Inauguration, New Year’s festivities in Times Square, or any of the other major events we hear about or see on television. Of course, event planners are needed for all these events. However, event planners also work on thousands of smaller events. Any time people gather together for a purpose, whether it is for a wedding, a conference, a festival, a formal dinner, or the grand opening of a new store, someone is needed to oversee all the details to ensure the event happens and that it is a success. Can you juggle many things at once without missing the details? Are you results oriented but always cautious of the bottom line? If this describes you, then you might have what it takes to become an event planner.
For over 20 years, Marsha Reeves Jews has successfully led her consulting firm, the Bissell Street Group, to international prominence in Business Development, Marketing, Trade Show Management, Awards Ceremonies Production and Events/Meetings/Conference Planning. She has worked with a myriad of companies and in diverse leadership capacities. Her leadership roles have included: Owner of ZZAJ Art Gallery in Harlem; Vice President of Operations for the Modern Day Marine Force in Readiness Exposition; Executive Director of the Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre Foundation of Maryland; President/COO/Associate Publisher of the Hispanic Engineer and Information Technology Magazine and the Black Engineer and Information Technology Magazine; and Producer of the Black Engineer of the Year Awards Conference.
Jennifer S. Wilkov, a New York financial planner, shares her story of being scammed by a California real estate developer and how she ended up in prison at Rikers Island. Wilkov details how the same law firm that represented Martha Stewart failed her, how she was railroaded into a bad plea deal, and what she learned from the experience. Wilkov is now a successful author and public speaker and shares how she rebuilt her life after her nightmare was over.
With his extensive knowledge of 'Attraction' based theories and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emeka Bronson has thrived in successful collaborations with personal development firms like “The Art of Charm" and MTV's hit "Keys to the VIP".
Emeka has counseled men in the art of personal fulfillment and social mastery since 1999, and his expertise has been featured by various mainstream media outlets like CTV, Maxim Sirius Radio, MTV, E-Talk, 680 News, Fashion Television (City TV) and a slew of others.
Emeka will be sharing strategic approaches to starting new relationships.
Shelly Rice is an award winning event planner who has been in business for 26 years. She has produced a wide variety of events including festivals, trade shows, business expos, conferences, workshops, antique shows, health expos, networking events, and community fund raisers.
Shelly is a relationship expert, master connector and a serial entrepreneur. She credits collaboration, risk taking and hard work as her three keys to success. She has collaborated with dozens of business leaders, on events and projects that have benefited small businesses and she has raised both awareness and money for 50+ charitable organizations.
The Life Changing Conference for Women Who Mean Business is Shelly's most current event. The conference features round table business-growth workshops lead by business experts, a content-rich presentation and open networking.
Shelly’s book, ‘I Talk to Strangers’ is being released on November 28th, 2014.
Today on What Keeps You Up At Night, host Brendan Major is joined by Ann Connor of AdviCoach to discuss the importance of things like strategic planning, smart goals and financial planning in your small business. Ann will be discussing why planning is the most important activity a business owner can do, and how you can do it most effectively. She’ll also talk about the importance of creating achievable goals for your business. Lastly, we'll dive into the financial side of owning a business, everything from balancing a budget, to cash flow and more!
About Our Guest
You can learn a lot about Ann Connor from her numbers. One example, in a down housing market, she helped a home inspector’s sales improve 25 percent and an architect’s sales soar 87 percent. “One of the smartest decisions I’ve made as a new business owner was to work with business coach Ann Connor,” one client glowed. She’s helped more than 100 small business owners and non-profit organizations identify their goals, steer them around a multitude of obstacles, and tackle their long-term challenges with a series of manageable steps.
Before running her own businesses, Ann learned from others, through management positions with Sam’s Club and C&S Wholesale Grocers. Her industry expertise includes strategic planning, profit and loss management, inventory control, product marketing and product development. Ann became certified as an AdviCoach in 2008 because it is the premier source for business coaching and advisory services customized for small to mid-size businesses.
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LaTonya Washington is the boldest person I know in Event Planning, Radio Hosting and Producing. She doesn't know it but she is a mentor to people that she's never met in person. Me being one of them. LaTonya has always been the most knowledgable when it comes to handling things and protocol in Los Angeles and the surrounding area. She is the go-to lady. Whenever I have an issue with logistics, I look to LaTonya for advice and she responds immediately. I have grown immensely with her help. I love her to pieces. :o). LaTonya not only has a successful event planning business, she also hosts a radio show, right her on Blog Talk Radio called Real Talk: The Movement http://www.blogtalkradio.com/realtalkthemovement and she is the Producer of The List Tour for San Diego, Los Angeles and coming soon, Atlanta. Not everyone can or will be on The List. LaTonya is by trade a Nurse but she decided to shift gears and become an event planner. She is certified and has alot of big names that she has supported through her business. She is on several boards in her community and continues to engage on a daily basis to suppport positivity and success. We look forward to having her on the show. Check out her website at http://www.lwspecialevents.com
We welcome Dan McCaffery, Chairman and CEO, McCaffery Interests. Daniel McCaffery is responsible for leading the vision, strategic direction, new business creation and enhancement for all aspects of the firm. Mr. McCaffery has thirty years of experience in the real estate industry and has led the development of more than $2 billion of urban mixed-use projects.
Before forming McCaffery Interests, Dan worked in Canada and the US with Oxford Properties and BCE Development (now Brookfield), one of the largest and most successful Canadian real estate companies, where he was Senior Vice President responsible for its Midwest and Mountain Operations.
Dan has been very active with the Urban Land Institute and International Council of Shopping Centers, where he is a sought after speaker and participant on panels and award juries. Mr. McCaffery was educated in Ireland and Canada and earned a Bachelor of Physical Education and a Master of Arts from the University of Alberta.
Mr. McCaffery was also named #84 in the 100 Most Powerful Chicagoans for 2014 in Chicago Magazine.
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