Spokane Regional Networking, Social Media, Professional and Business Development
Wow! Simple, powerful business insights in less than two minutes.
Recalibrate your personal or professional focus. It's not persistence alone,
but improving and inventing, as well. Enjoy this short, insightful video by
Derek Sivers (CD Baby).
Added by Rod Schwartz on June 30, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments
Note: I wrote this piece with a view toward helping Real Estate sales professionals, specifically. But whatever your business or profession, you may find it easy enough to transfer the ideas into your own situation and put the power of personal storytelling to profitable use. -RS
Do you advertise on radio*?
Do you run ads in newspapers or magazines?
Do you blog?
If you answered "Yes" to any of these questions, you really ought to make an…Continue
Added by Rod Schwartz on June 30, 2011 at 12:00am — No Comments
In its simplest form, a business case is a written justification for doing (or not doing) ‘something.’ Classic examples include seeking funding to hire someone or to purchase something expensive.
Key reasons for developing business cases, are…Continue
Added by J. T. Pedersen on June 29, 2011 at 2:16pm — No Comments
LaunchPad continues to experience tremendous growth and we are excited to roll out new programs that will address that growth and help shorten the learning curve for new members.
Part of that process will be a series of training tips that new members will receive in their first few weeks of membership. As we design that program, who better to ask what to include than our seasoned members? We would like to hear your suggestions on what new members need to…Continue
This past 3 years in the Real Estate/Mortgage Industry there has been plenty to moan and complain about. We've all encountered people who moan and groan about their jobs, their circumstances, their situations, but they never seem to have enough energy to do something about any of it. They are not yet sick and tired of being sick and tired.
Each of us is born with the power to change our attitudes that could often change negative circumstances, We do not have to be victims of the…Continue
Added by Penny "Silver" Belknap on June 28, 2011 at 1:33pm — No Comments
“Choose your next witticism carefully, Mr. Bond. It may be your last.” -Auric Goldfinger to James Bond, who is about to be cut in half by a laser beam.
Bond: “Well, you’re forgetting one thing. If I fail to report, 008 replaces me.”
Goldfinger: I trust he will be more successful.
Bond: Well, he…
April Seasonal Boost in Home Prices According to the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices show a monthly increase in prices for the…Continue
Added by LANDIE CHAPPELL on June 28, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments
Foreign Bank Account Reporting (FBAR) - Reminder
Did you know that ANYONE who has at least $10,000 in foreign financial accounts must file a special and seperate tax form by June 30?…Continue
Added by Kelli Franco on June 27, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Getting Things Done, or ‘GTD’ as adoptees like to refer to it, is indeed a productivity book. But it’s not about ‘time management,’ to-do lists, or other seemingly similar equivalents. Through GTD, Allen attempts to help the reader not only with their professional lives, but their personal lives as well.
Added by J. T. Pedersen on June 27, 2011 at 7:56am — No Comments
John Lynch (@DigitalMinister) raised this question recently, after having read, “Where should social media sit within your organization?” This is a question I’m sure many of you may have as well.
The article is an interesting read. The article would be even better, if Cara’s (author) repeated negative biases of her work…
Added by J. T. Pedersen on June 24, 2011 at 3:12pm — No Comments
Ok so get this... For the past six years or so, for whatever reason I've become a sort of unofficial consultant on purchasing a laptop. Here's a list of criteria I generally give people:
1. Whatever laptop you buy make sure the hinges are attached to the LCD top and not the main body of the computer. For some reason, no matter what…
Added by Michael J. Wright on June 22, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments
I came across this well-written parable today, “Let the Rabbits Run.” I encourage you to take a minute and read it.
Ok, if you didn’t, the gist is a discussion of how we spend so much of our lives, focused on what we’re not so good at, at the expense of what we excel at.
There have almost certainly been times where both you and I could relate.
Last night, coincidentally, I also just watched Company Men. It’s a…Continue
Added by J. T. Pedersen on June 22, 2011 at 2:33pm — No Comments
They say it takes 21 days to make or break a habit right?
Well, I’ve been getting a lot of emails lately asking if I have a fast solution to help with shrinking the waist, hips and butt area.
While there is no quick fix (I don’t care what the infomercials claim) I did go to the drawing board and put together a new 21 day rapid fat loss program that’s right up your alley – if you want fast results.
You probably know that the Razor’s Edge boot camp is pretty…
Added by John Caylor on June 22, 2011 at 12:47pm — No Comments
Through the partnership, Dex One customers will be better positioned to optimize their lead generation activities,…Continue
Added by Deborah K Swayne on June 22, 2011 at 7:33am — No Comments
I've long thought it odd that our society vilifies "illegal" drug use while at the same time prescription drug use is growing rapidly. What's more, when you look at the most popular prescription medications, you realize that they are not curing anything and often doing more harm than good.
Added by David Graves, ND on June 22, 2011 at 12:30am — No Comments
During a national online news conference June 8, Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Chief Economist Anirban Basu said that the nation’s construction industry recovery may be two years away.
“From what we’ve seen so far in 2011, non-residential construction will likely be further delayed,” said Basu. “Right now, what will happen in 2012 remains unclear. …Continue
Added by Michael J. Wright on June 21, 2011 at 8:35pm — No Comments
A Two Part Series on Building and Leveraging Your Online Presence
Last month, as part one of this two part series, we discussed how to create an online presence that showcases who you are and creates a good digital first impression for potential employers.
This month we will talk about how to entice those employers to your digital self, and land your next job…Continue
Added by Ryan Arnold on June 19, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments
Ever since I joined Launchpad I've heard the common complaint of the job recruiter, that clarion call that "life isn't fair!" that basically goes like this: "I've got 5.2 million resumes on my desk and none of them are formatted right, don't refer back to the job we're advertising, say nothing about the person, is some generic thing generated in Word, or is completely unqualified for the position." Because as we all know, it is entirely the job seekers responsibility to read your mind and…Continue
Hello LaunchPad Groupies,
I did a post on how local business are falling behind, and what they can do to stay ahead of the curve.
If you are wondering why your phone hasn't been ringing lately, you should check out this post and make the suggested adjustments.
Here is the link to the post. I hope it helps.…Continue
Added by Jeremy Friedland on June 17, 2011 at 4:46pm — No Comments