Spokane Regional Networking, Social Media, Professional and Business Development
In his newest book, Business Networking and Sex (not what you think), Dr. Ivan Misner discusses statistics which show that men are transactional and women are relational. Men tend to establish credibility by letting others know of their successes, what they've done, and who they know. This works well when networking with other men. When networking with women, that approach is not nearly as effective. Women are less proficient at speaking of their success and are usually…Continue
What do I mean by the title of this blog?? As I start this blog I ruminate on how many times I have made someone wait for me to arrive, call them back, or meet them somewhere. And as I am writing this I realize that I made a promise I have yet to make good on. Is it irresponsibility that causes me to be unaccountable? Well to answer this question of myself very truthfully yet emphatically, “no!” I’m not irresponsible, but wait a moment maybe I am--maybe I am…
Added by Cheryl M. Smith on April 16, 2012 at 7:30pm — No Comments
The job search can take a toll on your self esteem, your health, and even your ability to communicate with other people...in person.
You can't just sit in front of the computer and apply for jobs you have to get out of the house and meet people. Attend a networking event, seminar, community activity, or even go to a coffee shop and strike up a conversation.
Volunteer to help at an event, gets you in the door for free (most of the time) and in front of alot of…Continue
Added by Diana Carpenter on April 16, 2012 at 9:53am — No Comments
LaunchPad recently had a "soft launch" of a new, local interactive talk show called LaunchPad Live and I would like to get your feedback if possible.Continue
We are pleased to announce the official launch of the LaunchPad Live Talk Show!
What is LaunchPad Live (LPL) you ask?
LPL is a local business talk-show that airs regularly on CMTV channel 14, on LaunchPadINW.com and on LaunchPad’s YouTube page. LPL is filmed in short segments encouraging viewers to share with their social media network to promote local…
Added by Doyle Wheeler on April 11, 2012 at 8:57am — No Comments
In general, when there are technology startups there is also intellectual property (“IP”) to deal with. There are several steps you can take to help your new business get started on the right foot.
Regardless, if one of the founders already has IP, the IP is developed in-house, or a contractor is hired to help with development there are several things to think about and several contracts that are likely needed.
Who developed the…Continue
Added by Alicia Rae Levy on April 10, 2012 at 2:48pm — No Comments
Are you more interested in knowing someone’s character or their level of competency before making a referral to them? That might be determined, in part, by your gender. Women are more likely to try a person’s product or service first before making a referral. The reason: Women are more relational than men. If a woman makes a referral to someone and it doesn’t work out well, she will consider it a personal…Continue
Added by Barbara Olson on April 10, 2012 at 12:17pm — No Comments
Happy Hug Your Dog Day!
Now there’s a wacky holiday I could get behind. Seriously, the dog food company Beneful is promoting their new Baked Delights™ dog snacks by creating this holiday (Tuesday, April 10). Go to their Facebook page and use the custom app to add a sweet photo and you’ll be eligible to download a coupon.
Ok, it’s only a $2 coupon, and only available…Continue
Added by Holly Doering on April 10, 2012 at 9:52am — No Comments
Trying to embed some video in my blogs for future posts...
Added by Doyle Wheeler on April 8, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments
Are you looking for exercises for upper back pain relief? If you suffer from upper back pain, listen up. In most cases, you don’t have to settle for the pain you experience because there are answers that others have found to be true game changers when it comes to relieving their own upper back pain.
Live a computer-based lifestyle and, lacking normal…
Added by Guy & Irene @ PainKickers.com on April 8, 2012 at 6:34am — No Comments
A research team from Harvard has found that people value online privacy and use a variety of strategies to protect themselves. Nothing surprising there, you think? But these people are children. Tweens whose parents worry that they may somehow expose themselves to online predators.
“…Tweens are much more savvy about their privacy settings than adults give them credit for, even when it comes to the subtleties of ‘frenemies’ dynamics,” according to…Continue
Added by Holly Doering on April 6, 2012 at 12:51pm — No Comments
On April 5th, the President signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act) into law. While the new law contains a number of provisions designed to make it easier for businesses of all sizes to raise money, there are two that will be of particular interest to our…Continue
Added by LaunchPad INW on April 6, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments
Back pain, including arthritis back pain, is uncomfortably annoying and can be extremely painful causing many to seek treatments of various kinds. These natural remedies arthritis can help alleviate arthritis back pain for victims and nonvictims alike.
Scan this list of arthritis back pain solutions to determine which arthritis natural remedy ideas you…
Added by Guy & Irene @ PainKickers.com on April 5, 2012 at 9:03pm — No Comments
Is it necessary to rely solely on prescribed medication for joint pain remedies?
Absolutely not. Personally, I recommend trying homemade joint pain remedy ideas before seeking professional medical advice. The age-old debate remains about whether or not to seek medical attention for problems experienced in one’s life. No matter which side of the coin you may…
Added by Guy & Irene @ PainKickers.com on April 5, 2012 at 9:16am — No Comments
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Are you interested in learning about new ways that companies are solving energy problems? Are you curious about local innovators on the cutting edge of electricity storage and delivery?
Come to the LaunchPad Live taping on April 13th, at 11:30 am and meet Dave Curry, Co-Founder, President and CEO of Demand Energy Networks.
Did you know that Dave is a serial entrepreneur who’s founded, taken public, and exited two companies for nearly $1B…Continue
Added by Bill Kalivas on April 3, 2012 at 1:28pm — No Comments
What you need to know about the Ivan Misner Book Signing Event
1. Tuesday, May 1, 2012 noon to 7:30 pm, Speed Networking Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at 7:00 am.
2. Great Speakers
a. Bill Kalivas
b. Carlos Jones
c. Barb Olson
d. Ivan Misner – Keynote Speaker
3. CNN called Ivan Misner the “Father of Modern Networking”, known by Entrepreneur Magazine as the “Networking Guru”, Mr. Misner is a New York Times Best Selling Author, and he…
Can You Spot the Mistakes in the Following Email?
Valued business manager, we have obtained several complaints through the Better Business Bureau online complaint center regarding several unauthorized transaction from a number of private bank accounts to your corporate account. You can view the complaints in our online complaint center using the following link: (SCAM LINK DELETED)
The BBB Complaint Center
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Added by Holly Doering on April 3, 2012 at 10:17am — No Comments