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Setup a Google Store in Minutes!

Just last week, Google released yet another gadget that may win them more friends. It’s called the Google Checkout store gadget and it essentially allows you to use Google Checkout and Google Docs to to easily create your own online store in a matter of minutes. What makes the gadget especially interesting is that because […]

reBlog from ducttapemarketing.com: Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing

I found this good quick read today: A pretty common question these days is “which social network is the best?” – And to that I usually say – “the one that helps you meet your marketing objectives” – and in that regard, many are great, but for different reasons.ducttapemarketing.com, Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct […]

Critical Importance of Having the Right People on Your Staff Team

One of the most important elements of a successful organization is the staff team.  You need the right people in the right roles!  We can all relate to stories of hirings gone bad due to the “right fit”.  We also know people we’d like to “clone” because of the way they added value to the […]

The Last Inch – Closing the Sale Tip

This is a good, quick read from the Six Month Alternative MBA site (SAMBA).  It is important that the customer is moved!!!  Read on…. The Last Inch Sales is a fascinating subject. You can get inundated with material about qualifying, prospecting, small talk, confidence, opening, handling objections, spinning stories, asking questions, etc. Let’s not forget […]

Digital Hill to Offer Social Media Seminar

DIGITAL HILL MULTIMEDIA TO OFFER INTERNET SOCIAL MEDIA SEMINAR (Goshen, IN) Digital Hill Multimedia will be sponsoring a seminar August 25th from 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. at the Goshen Chamber of Commerce.  The seminar entitled, “Cost Effective Marketing Using Social Media on the Web”, will be an informative and interactive seminar open to Goshen Chamber […]

Digital Hill Portfolio SlideShow

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SAMBA – Six Month MBA Gives Another Good Tip for Sales Professionals

One of the biggest hurdles (and most frustrating) to making a sale is getting the right person to call you back. As ancient as voicemail seems to be these days, it’s often the primary tool you have to persuade someone to talk to you. Here are 7 great tips for leaving good voicemails. Explain the benefit […]

Acrobat.com Beta Review

Acrobat.com beta for sharing your screen and conducting a webinar works awesome!  5 Stars! It was easy to setup, easy for the user to log into and I get to keep my meeting room url. I highly recommend you try it if you need to share your screen with others; want to conduct a webinar, […]

Good to Reflect On…”20 Ways to Get Mentally Tough”

I enjoy Jon Gordon’s posts as they typically inspire me to be more positive and give me some good “reflection material.”  This most recent blog post is one of those. I’ve attached the first 5 of the 20 Ways to Get Mentally Tough and included the link for you to click through and get them […]

Dream: Dream On, and Dream Again

Neat little video inspiring us to step out and go for it… [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6MhAwQ64c0]

One Life to Live…Live it Well

Inspirational Video with quotes to spur you on to fully live that thing called LIFE. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3YAZqfNh2E]

Famous Failures – Video Tribute to Pressing On

Here’s an inspirational video for the day.  Some of the very best who accomplished some of the highest highs also experienced some of the worst defeats and lowest lows.  I’m telling myself, and I’m telling you: PRESS ON! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6hz_s2XIAU]

Trees & Teamwork – Leadership Reflection from Maxwell

Here’s a short article from John Maxwell that is a number of years old but has lasting nuggets of wisdom. I think the points that stick out most to me this time around reading it are collaboration and debriefing.  Collaboration is so crucial or else you don’t have buy-in; you don’t have the best ideas; […]

Reflection on “The Power of Negative”

The power of negative – from The Six Month MBA Everywhere I go these days, I see books about the power of things. The Power of Less. The Power of Now. The Power of Intention. The Power of Positive Thinking. Whatever. Not a single one of those things has nearly the same amount of power […]

Reflecting On: Get Your Head Out of the Clouds

A good, quick article to reflect on from the Six Month MBA…Have we gotten into a routine of crushing dreams and forcing narrow (often called ‘realistic’) thinking?  I think so far too often. – Mike SAMBA Blog Feet on the ground? Posted: 11 Apr 2009 04:34 AM PDT Get your head out of the clouds!! Day […]

Good Quick Article on – Anatomy of a Successful Tweet

Anatomy Of A Successful Tweet by GUEST POSTER on APRIL 10, 2009 in TWITTER FOR BEGINNERS Leo Dirr is a freelance writer. Follow him @UtahNewsGuy. When I began using Twitter a short time ago, I had no idea how much strategy could be involved in a simple tweet. You only get 140 characters, for crying […]

Reflecting on: 5 Reasons Why Dreams Don’t Take Flight

5 Reasons Why Dreams Don’t Take Flight Dr. John C. Maxwell Most of us never see our dreams come true. Instead of soaring through the clouds, our dreams languish like a broken-down airplane confined to its hangar. Through life, I have come to identify five common reasons why dreams don’t take flight. #1 We Have […]

Reflecting on…”How To Grow Like A Fern”

I’m currently reflecting on this blog post from the SAMBA Blog at www.sixmonthmba.com.  “Effort counts.”  I like that.  Remaining in the place of discomfort often does provide growth.  It is stretching and builds fortitude within.  Not easy, though, because it always look greener on the other side. “Battling the desire to flee counts.”  Perseverance must […]

Cozy is the enemy of Action…

Good statement to reflect on from SAMBA (www.SixMonthMBA.com) – Mike Gingerich Cozy is the enemy of action. Waking up in the morning, all snuggled down in the covers, it’s so tempting to never come out of your warm and cozy cocoon. You feel like nothing can get to you there.  All is right with the […]

Top 10 Mistakes Leaders Make

The Top 10 Mistakes Leaders Make is a good read.  It’s been around for a while but I recommend it as a tool to keep you sharp and to help you grow as a leader.  Below is a summary I put together from this book by Hans Finzel.    – Enjoy, Mike Gingerich The Top Ten […]