This time of year, there are holiday marketing campaigns everywhere. Whether the campaigns are as simple as dressing up a company’s logo or manage to go viral, smart business owners want to take advantage of the spending season and find ways to market to enthusiastic customers. Late November and December alone drive an astounding 30%…

networking at events

Here at BNI, the world’s largest networking organization, we’ve got news for you: desperation is not referable. When people demonstrate certain behaviors as part of their networking efforts, it’s a tell-tale sign of desperation. Here are four types of behaviors that desperate networkers exhibit: 1. The Card Dealer This is probably the most common form…

As young professionals, you hear all the time that you must network to find internships, jobs and mentoring relationships. Yet, many of you don’t know how to connect effectively with the business leaders who can help you advance professionally. Many of these leaders are willing to share insights, but few young professionals know how to…

You’re probably familiar with the concept of SMART goals. SMART is commonly defined as Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Time-bound. Organizations use these goals with two primary aims in mind. When addressing each aspect of the initials in SMART goals, the anticipated result is a clearly defined direction for the team, and a well-set timeline…

high five culture

The average annual household income in the United States is $56,516. For the top 5 percent of households, it’s $159,619 and for the 1 percenters, it’s $380,354. Wouldn’t it be nice if all your team members aspired to be 5 percenters or better? We call them High Fivers, and we have a system to help…