Members Helping Members - Educating, Informing, Supporting
Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 we will be joined by sales professional, Doug Soltis! Doug's sales program is fresh and unique. You will learn how to build relationships with your potential clients quickly and painlessly. Doug's techniques for cold calling, quick introductions, establishing relationships, and more will help you close more deals without sounding like a "sales guy". This is a must attend event!
CEO, blogger, author, sought after public speaker – the multi-talented Gini Dietrich is known for many things. But perhaps the thing she’s most known for – in all aspects of her work – is her honesty.
She is not afraid to share the lessons she’s learned building a company from the ground up – in fact, she’ll share the good, the bad, and the downright ugly!
A little over a decade ago, Gini launched her Chicago based integrated marketing communications firm, Arment Dietrich. At the time, she wanted to focus on business results instead of media impressions and advertising equivalencies.
She got business results alright – as well as a lesson in the school of hard knocks of being an entrepreneur.
At one point, as she’s spoken about publicly, she nearly lost her company, and the years – and money – invested into it.
But Gini is not a quitter. She adapted and…Continue
Technology is transforming how modern entrepreneurs stay connected to their business, their team and their industry. In this series, learn more about the cutting edge tools and thinking allowing innovators to stay ahead of the trends.
The social media landscape is evolving rapidly, and therefore, your social media marketing strategy cannot remain static. Instead, it’s important to reevaluate business goals, social media campaigns, platform results and revise your strategy at least once a year -- if not quarterly.
Being aware of trends in the social sphere can help you design better strategies, apply the most effective tactics and choose where to invest your staff as well as financial resources. Here are the top…Continue
I've always been eminently opposed to the idea of "networking". I've always associated networking with "fake" or a "false sense of value". You're forcing a relationship...just doesn't feel right.
BUT...members of EOK keep saying this is the best "networking" organization they've ever experienced. So, I say...hmmmm...maybe networking isn't a bad thing. Maybe there is a right way to network. For EOK, it happens VERY organically and over a long period of time. You meet someone, you see them again at a pub night, you see them at a crowdsourcing event and hear some of their ideas, then you see them at a member spotlight. All of the sudden, they become a real person with great ideas and an interesting story. And you think...this…Continue
I have been using Wordpress for a few years. When people hear the name "Wordpress" they typically think of a blog. While Wordpress is a blogging platform, it's so much more than that. I use Wordpress as an essential part of my business on a regular basis. If you're an entrepreneur, and you don't know, or won't consider Wordpress as your CMS, or content management system, you're really missing out.
Wordpress is Great For Lean Startups (Low Cost)
I can't think of a quicker way to get a site up and running than with Wordpress. I have shared hosting, which is fine for smaller sites. With Bluehost as my hosting company, I can host a ton of Wordpress sites for the cost of the domain name, and my $3-$5 per month hosting plan. I am a web developer, and I can build my own custom responsive Wordpress themes, but even if you don't know how to code, there are hundreds, if not thousands of…Continue
Join us for a Launch Party / Pitch Contest Announcement / Entrepreneur Appreciation / Networking Uber Event . . . and, hear from Mark Schaefer, an internationally-known blogger, consultant, speaker, and best-selling author.Schaefer will be debuting…Continue
SensorMed is looking for basic payroll service. We only have 2 employees and use Quickbooks for general accounting. However, we don't have the time or interest in keeping up with FICA, 941 forms, etc. We would like to outsource this function to…Continue