Archive - August 2016

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The Importance of Networking Events for Entrepreneurs
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Female Entrepreneur Success Story: Jules Taggart
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Small Business Trends Show 5 Of The Top Fastest Growing Sectors

The Importance of Networking Events for Entrepreneurs

Person to Person Networking Events Can Be a Game Changer For Entrepreneurs

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There are so many ways to network these days that in person networking events have fallen by the wayside for entrepreneurs. But this can be a huge mistake that can lead to missed opportunities and lost benefits for your business. We create many business relationships online through Facebook, emails and other social media, but it is wise to remember that transactions are not relationships. By learning to balance online and in person networking, you can really keep your business ahead of the game!

4 of The Top Benefits of In-person Networking

1. Generation of referrals and increased business

This is one of the biggest, and most often considered benefits of attending face to face entrepreneur networking events. The people that attend these events are there for a specific reason and they are seeking you out as much as you are seeking them. When you attend the right events, the leads that you can generate are more qualified and will often give you a higher return rate.

2. Opportunities

Whenever you have the ability to make connections with other entrepreneurs at networking events, opportunities will abound! Opportunities like partnerships,

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Female Entrepreneur Success Story: Jules Taggart

This Powerful Female Entrepreneur Strives for Greater Human Connection in Her Digital Marketing Agency

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I recently had the pleasure of connecting with entrepreneur Jules Taggart. Jules is a human-centered content strategist, speaker, consultant and educator. She believes intelligent business growth is fueled by forging deeper connections and creating more meaningful experiences, one client at a time.

Jules has been featured as a content marketing expert on many leading podcasts and websites.

When she’s not working, you can find Jules running near the beach in her hometown of San Diego; riding on the back of a motorcycle with her adrenaline-junkie husband, Jeff; or scrambling to keep up with her ever-curious daughters, Olympia and Helena. Here’s what Jules had to say to Biz zealot…

How and why did you come to the decision to start your own marketing strategy company?

In 2009, I was working in a corporate setting and really didn’t like my job. I really hadn’t thought much about starting a business until my boss at the time went to coaching school and started offering coaching services. I thought “why don’t I do that?” I started to reach out to friends and colleagues and let them know I was offering

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Small Business Trends Show 5 Of The Top Fastest Growing Sectors

It Pays to Learn About Current Small Business Trends

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Many times entrepreneurs start a business out of a personal passion or an opportunity that seems too good to pass up. But it can pay to investigate the current economy and how it is affecting small business trends before you invest time and money. Here is a look at 5 of the top growing small business sectors today.

The construction industry continues a strong showing in small business trends

According to Forbes, construction related industries are still showing faster growth than the average small business. Construction spending continues to be on the rise, and unemployment in this sector is at it’s lowest point in 10 years. Many segments of this industry, like those involved in site preparation, mechanical installation, remodeling and utilities all remain strong growth small businesses. Even areas such as pest control and janitorial companies have been on an upswing.

Computer related businesses are quickly climbing in the small business trends

Almost every area in our lives today are impacted by computers in some way. Even farmers rely on computers to help them track yields and soil quality data. There is a huge demand for IT support, to

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