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Why Owning a Business is a Constant Learning Process

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As an entrepreneur, you probably know a thing or two about owning a business. You know what you’re selling, you know who you’re selling to, you know how to market what you’re selling, and you know who you can get to help you sell. And that’s just the basics of your knowledge.

But like anything in the world, there is always something new to learn about business. Whenever new technology or sales techniques are introduced to a company, the people in that company don’t automatically know the information or know how to apply it.

This is why constantly educating yourself in business is so beneficial. When social media sites like Facebook and Twitter came out, did everyone know exactly how to implement them for marketing purposes? No. Even those techniques are still being tweaked years later.

But where do you go to get this information? Conventions in your area are helpful. Not only do conventions and expos introduce you to new products and companies that can help your company, but they usually feature seminars and classes to help you implement those products and companies.

Some business networking groups offer classes so that you can build your business with contacts was well as build your business knowledge. Infinite Business Connections launched a Lunch N Learn series recently, which merges the traditional business networking group with an educational class, ranging from building a client list to digital marketing to making sales potential into sales.

Long Island TEDx Event in February!

 

Photo courtesy of RXR Executive Park, Melville NY

Photo courtesy of RXR Executive Park, Melville NY

TEDxMelville presents Disruption: Create or Adapt
Thursday, February 5th 2015
9:00am – 5:00pm (EDT)
Location: RXR Executive Park
58 S. Service Road
Melville, NY 11747

TEDxMelville’s Disruption: Create or Adapt event aims to explore the impact of disruption on society from the business owner to the consumer to the individual on areas and industries ranging from technology to art, communications, entrepreneurship and more. It’s about the speed of disruption and its emotional and psychological impact. It’s about the answers to important questions such as, “Is disruption a friend or foe?”  Most importantly, TEDxMelville is about exploring disruption from the unique perspective of those who create it and those who adapt to it.

Linx  announced plans to curate TEDxMelville, an independently organized TEDx event. TEDxMelville’s “Disruption: Create or Adapt” is a full-day event with a limited audience of 100 guests located in the RXR Realty Conference Center at 58 South Service Road, Melville, NY 11746 . The private event, available through online streaming, is scheduled for February 5, 2015. Linx also announced a call for speakers and performers, sponsors and volunteers for its TEDxMelville event.

Visit www.TEDxMelville.org for more information.

Get updates on the event at
www.Facebook.com/TEDxMelville and www.Twitter.com/TEDxMelville.

Join Us Next Monday to De-Stress for the Holidays!

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DeStress for the Holidays & Be Your Best in 2015!
Monday, December 1st 2014
6:00pm- 9:00pm (EDT)
Location: Bertucci’s
881 Walt Whitman Road
Melville, NY 11747
  • Relax, recharge and be motivated for success
    with Eileen Lichtenstein, MS. Ed. CEO

    www.balanceandpower.com
    Certified Anger Management Specialist,
    Life/Career Coach, EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques)

    She will guide you through stress management strategies and positive visualizations for success and happiness.
    Attendees will receive her eBook:
    Overcome Overwhelm NOW: Stress Management Strategies & Techniques
    http://www.balanceandpower.com/balanceandpowerproducts.php

    Monday Dec 1,6:00pm -9:00pm
    Bertucci’s
    881 Walt Whitman Rd, Melville, NY 11747
    Investment: $20

    Includes delicious dinner!

    Christina Colandro
    Infinite Business Connections

    Facebook:
    Infinite Business Connections: www.facebook.com/infinitebusinessconnections
    Long Island Entrepreneurs: https://www.facebook.com/groups/299310424764/

    Presenters are needed… if you are interested, email your topic to me and lets get you booked!

 

Join Us on Monday for Sepetember’s Business Seminar!

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Our Lunch N Learn Business Development series kicks off this month!
Monday, September 29th 2014
11:30am-2:30pm (EDT)
Location: Bertucci’s
881 Walt Whitman Road
Melville, NY 11747
Sales Tools for Small Businesses: Seminar #1:  Cold/Warm Calling Techniques
LUNCH N’ LEARN the basic tools you need to build a sustainable pipeline of Customers. Stand out from the rest by not sounding like most typical salespeople!
Apply the basic elements needed to succeed in sales: constructing a Sales Plancold calling techniques to get an appointment, specific questions to ask on the first meeting, secrets of presentation success and sales challenges of start-ups and small businesses, all with Q & A.
Seminar #1:  Cold/Warm Calling Techniques
  • Specific techniques to overcome “phone fear” and calling hesitations
  • Finding prospects and getting them to listen
  • Sample script construction
  • Overcoming objections you will hear
  • Q & A to discuss your business issues
Facilitated by Barbara Barker of the Progressive Consulting Group, utilizing 20+ years successful experience hands-on selling, managing and getting companies funded and acquired, along with her proven sales toolkit. Her focus has been on high end sales and consulting services arenas as well as start-ups clients including: SunGard, Sofgen, VeriSign, RedVision, Microbank,  APRSmartlogic and IDOM.
Join this ongoing LUNCH N’ LEARN series where we will be discussing your sales challenges and offering practical solutions with other small business owners/salespeople based on the desire to get sales to the next level.

Lunch N Learn Networking Event Kickoff!

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Our Lunch N Learn Business Development series kicks off this month!
Monday, September 29th 2014
11:30am-2:30pm (EDT)
Location: Bertucci’s
881 Walt Whitman Road
Melville, NY 11747
Sales Tools for Small Businesses: Seminar #1:  Cold/Warm Calling Techniques
LUNCH N’ LEARN the basic tools you need to build a sustainable pipeline of Customers. Stand out from the rest by not sounding like most typical salespeople!
Apply the basic elements needed to succeed in sales: constructing a Sales Plancold calling techniques to get an appointment, specific questions to ask on the first meeting, secrets of presentation success and sales challenges of start-ups and small businesses, all with Q & A.
Seminar #1:  Cold/Warm Calling Techniques
  • Specific techniques to overcome “phone fear” and calling hesitations
  • Finding prospects and getting them to listen
  • Sample script construction
  • Overcoming objections you will hear
  • Q & A to discuss your business issues
Facilitated by Barbara Barker of the Progressive Consulting Group, utilizing 20+ years successful experience hands-on selling, managing and getting companies funded and acquired, along with her proven sales toolkit. Her focus has been on high end sales and consulting services arenas as well as start-ups clients including: SunGard, Sofgen, VeriSign, RedVision, Microbank,  APRSmartlogic and IDOM.
Join this ongoing LUNCH N’ LEARN series where we will be discussing your sales challenges and offering practical solutions with other small business owners/salespeople based on the desire to get sales to the next level.