TGIF Business Networking Hangout – The Perfect Close Telesummit with Abbie Joseph-Harrington

TGIF Business Networking Hangout – The Perfect Close Telesummit with Abbie Joseph-Harrington

The Perfect Close Summit is a free teleseminar event for which Abbie interviewed 21 special guest experts who shared tips and advice for how to close the sale. The umbrella topic for each of these interviews was tips and advice for closing the sale every time. In this TGIF Business Networking Hangout episode, Abbie and I discussed some of those great sales closing tips along with a panel of a sampling of the guest experts that Abbie interviewed.

TGIF Business Networking Hangout – Storytelling, Hangouts On Air, and Interactive TV w/ Travis Taylor

TGIF Business Networking Hangout – Storytelling, Hangouts On Air, and Interactive TV w/ Travis Taylor

This episode of TGIF features special guest Travis Taylor, owner of Digividmedia.com, joining us to discuss Storytelling, Hangouts on Air, and the Future of Interactive Television. We had an interesting discussion speculating on how much Hangouts on Air might influence the future of Interactive TV, and how important Storytelling is in any kind of show.

TGIF Business Networking Hangout – Taking Your Product from Idea to Market #2 with Annie Cholakian

TGIF Business Networking Hangout – Taking Your Product from Idea to Market #2 with Annie Cholakian

In this TGIF we discusses Annie’s business Silver Moon Bay, why she decided to create designer patient gowns, and how she is marketing them. Topics included:

• How Annie took her designer patient gowns from idea to market.
• Going from Wholesale to Retail sales
• Annie’s experiences with paid advertising campaigns
• Expenses – how much investment it took to have her product brought to market

TGIF Business Networking Hangout: Taking Your Product from Idea to Market w/Linda Fritz

TGIF Business Networking Hangout: Taking Your Product from Idea to Market w/Linda Fritz

Hey there Business Bloomers!  This episode of the TGIF Business Networking Hangout features special guest Linda Fritz, owner of Sun Sugar Farms and inventor of CRESBI® Crates, discussing how to get your product from idea to market.     About the Topic: Taking Your Product from Idea to Market We will be discussing Linda’s various businesses, in particular the CRESBI® Crates company, how she came up with the idea to create the crate, and how she is marketing her products. Some of the items we’ll discuss include: • How Linda took her CRESBI® Crates from idea to market. What was the process? What connections did she have to make? How long did it take?  • Competitions entered, that provided bragging rights, press release content, and marketing materials, including the Dream Big America competition, My Cool Inventions Radio Network‘s competition, and the National Urban League Small Business Administration Pitch Competition (NUL-SBA). • Linda’s excellent use of promotional videos on her web site, https://www.cresbicrate.com, how they were produced (some professionally, and some not) and the impact they’ve had.  • Expenses – how much investment it took to have her product brought to market, and how she keeps expenses down (for example hiring high school and college kids to do some of the work). • And more, including questions from the audience!   Linda kindly sent me a CRESBI® Crate to check out before this episode, and I must say I do love it. I now use it when shopping for my fresh organic produce, as I like that I can stack the veggies in them and the leafy greens don’t get bruised or ripped the way they sometimes do from packing and unpacking them inside reusable grocery bags....
TGIF Business Networking Hangout – How to Assess Your Business’s Finance-Ability w/Stephanie Sims

TGIF Business Networking Hangout – How to Assess Your Business’s Finance-Ability w/Stephanie Sims

Hey there Business Bloomers!  This episode of the TGIF Business Networking Hangout features special guest Stephanie Sims, small business finance consultant, discussing how to assess your business’s finance-ability.     About the Topic: How to Assess Your Business’s Finance-Ability Stephanie is a former investment banker turned entrepreneur, who has created a way for business owners to measure the value of their business, which she calls its Finance-Ability. Stephanie shares with us how Finance-Ability works and what factors are considered when measuring your business’s Finance-Ability, including: • Identifying and understanding the Abilities you already have that create value within your company, • Expanding your Abilities to add value in areas you might not have anticipated, and • Describing your value (Abilities) to those who will compensate you for it in a way that they will understand, and tells us who some of those people are (for example loan agents and investors).   Do You Like This Topic? Add Your Voice to the Discussion! Click here to go to the event listing over on Google+, where you can post your questions and comments!   About Special Guest Stephanie Sims +Stephanie Sims writes in her Google+ profile that she is a “Recovering investment banker, champion of business owners, lover of the written word, wife of a Frenchman, mom of three.” Stephanie created the Finance-Ability system of assessing the value of your business, and consults with small business owners on how to present that value to potential funding sources for their business. You can take the Finance-Ability quiz for your business at her web site, http://finance-ability.com/.   About the Host, Meilani MacDonald Meilani MacDonald is a brand identity and outreach strategy consultant who created the TGIF Business Networking Hangout as a way...
TGIF Business Networking Hangout – Using Podcasts to Turn Your Passion Into Your Business w/ June Stoyer

TGIF Business Networking Hangout – Using Podcasts to Turn Your Passion Into Your Business w/ June Stoyer

Hey there Business Bloomers!  This episode of the TGIF Business Networking Hangout features special guest June Stoyer, owner and host of The Organic View Radio Show, discussing using podcasts and turning your passion into your business.   . About the Topic: Using Podcasts to Turn Your Passion Into Your Business June discussed a few different topics with us – there’s a lot of info packed into this one, peeps! Not only do we hear how June got started in the biz of podcasting, how she uses social media to promote her shows, and what technologies she uses to conduct her interviews, we learn a lot about the plight of our pollinators and the threats they face from pesticides, and the resulting frightening impacts to our food supply when our pollinators are gone.    Do You Like This Topic? Add Your Voice to the Discussion! Click here to go to the event listing over on Google+, where you can post your questions and comments!   About Special Guest June Stoyer +June Stoyer is an environmentalist, educator and activist in the organic movement. She is a Master Composter certified through the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and participates in the Master Gardener program at Cornell’s Cooperative Extension. In 2006 June even went to China, invited by Titan International, to introduce some of the modern composting techniques used in her home state of NY, and to help educate the government officials about organic standards. June’s podcasts focus on health, energy and the environment and all have a focus on organics and sustainability. She attracts high profile guests and has high follower counts on her various Twitter profiles for the shows (ranging from 35k to over...