Category: Sales and Marketing

Will you build YOUR dream, or someone else’s?

I have helped dreamers and hired dream helpers. I prefer being the dreamer and more in charge of my own destiny.

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Digitizing Media as a Profit Center

I asked a group of band parents how many had LP and VHS media at home. Someone asked me back if I was including 45’s and Beta. Oh my! Yes. Most of the adults in the room raised their hands. When I asked how many had a way to play them, about 3/4 of those hands went down. When I asked if they knew how, or knew how to get that media digitized (put on CD/DVD, etc), almost every hand went down.

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11 Things Small Business and Fire Departments Should Have In Common

Meticulously planning and preparing for, and then efficiently and effectively fighting “fires” is something both fire fighters and small business owners should be good at. Business should be ready, but not always “putting out fires”.

Posted in Classroom Teacher, High Schools, Music Department, Public Schools, Sales and Marketing, Small Business, Storytelling, Teaching, Teaching Music

Burn me once…..but not twice

I did NOT want the renewal and called the vendor — and was told that when I signed up for that discounted first year rate that the “terms of service” stated that my membership/subscription would be “automatically renewed” at the regular price. BUSTED!

Posted in Business strategies, Communication, Consulting, How May I Serve YOU?, Internet web design and ecommerce, Personal experience, Sales and Marketing, Small Business, Social Media, Virtual/Local Services

Social Media Management Services

Have you ever noticed that some people, and more often businesses, seem to have their name on your social media news feed whenever you are there? No, they are probably not sitting at their computer constantly posting and tweeting.

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7 Reasons To Hire Workers Over 50

Credit to  Ron Grimes, Sr Software Engineer, Web Applications, Silicon Valley Firm My seven reasons to hire a 50+ worker: 1) We won’t spend half the day surfing websites that have nothing to do with our job. 2) We won’t exhibit

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Monetizing the Band Blog

As a 30-yr veteran school product fundraiser, I utilize words like fundraising, money-making, profit, etc. Merging that fundraising mindset with my high school teaching assignment, I look for creative “monetizing” ideas to make the band blog an income stream.

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A School Fundraising Concept I Wish I Had Thought Of

All schools and most school groups have a genuine need to raise funds. This post is inspired by a conversation with a school official who described his small school’s super-successful car raffle. Using some generically altered stats to protect this particular group’s privacy, below is an overview of that particular project along with additional experience and research-based recommendations.

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How may I Virtually Assist YOU?

In the worlds of small business and education, my life mission is to teach and work with achievers and to achieve with them.

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When you don’t have the time to do it all yourself

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