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Why Business And Marriage Are Similar

You would never ask someone to marry you on a first date, so why would you expect someone you’ve met for the first time to refer business to you?

We have all heard the expression, “it’s not what you know but who you know” and in many cases we use that expression in perhaps a less than complimentary way. Perhaps what our response should be in those situations, is to assess our own skills in developing relationships that can help us build business and careers. Professional relationships that help us along in our career do not happen by accident or without significant effort. They require nurturing, constant contact, and a host of other important ingredients that when properly applied, can create a support team as dedicated to our success as we are.

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Keys to Networking Success: Part 5- Trust

Part Five of 5 Keys to Building Business Relationships That Should Be Considered When Networking 

Did you miss the other four? Find them here:
Part 1 - Contact
Part 2 - Commonality 
Part 3 - Credibility
Part 4- Confidence




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Keys to Networking Success: Part 4- Confidence

Part Four of 5 Keys to Building Business Relationships That Should Be Considered When Networking 

Did you miss the other three? Find them here:
Part 1 - Contact
Part 2 - Commonality 
Part 3 - Credibility



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Your Health Is Your Wealth

Most people know that good health brings many benefits to our lives. Those benefits range from more energy and better sleep, to clearer focus and higher productivity throughout the day. The benefits of healthy choices reaches even further than this, however. What many people don’t seem aware of is that making smart choices about your health actually can have a substantial impact on your bank account as well.

Smoking, for example, can cost thousands, even tens of thousands of dollars a year. At an average cost of $.31 per cigarette, this direct cost already adds up to a surprising annual sum. Beyond the direct costs, smoking causes a wide variety of medical issues, even the more minor of which can add thousands per year to your healthcare expenses. Taking it even further, smoking results in increased health and life insurance rates, and statistically, smokers earn significantly less than their non-smoking counterparts, reducing their discretionary income potential right out of the gate.

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Keys to Networking Success: Part 3- Credibility

Part Three of 5 Keys to Building Business Relationships That Should Be Considered When Networking

 

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Keys to Networking Success: Part 2- Commonality

Part Two of 5 Keys to Building Business Relationships That Should Be Considered When Networking 

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Your First Key To Building Business Relationships

Part One of 5 Keys to Building Business Relationships That Should Be Considered When Networking 

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7 Tips for Making Connections When You're New to a Co-Working Space

7 Tips for Making Connections When You're New to a Co-Working Space

Entrepreneurs, freelancers and small business owners alike are frequently finding co-working spaces more convenient than home offices. A drawback exists in that sometimes it can be difficult to meet people when you are new at a shared office.

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Good Health Leads To Better Business

A blog from one of our very own 6˚ interns: 
Tabi Hoshmand

Every business’ goal is to curate a positive and healthy work environment that encourages productive and innovative employees. There are many benefits to promoting good health that can have significant impacts on your business.

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Understanding Financial Statements

A blog from our Career Accelerator Series Speaker: 
Ed Jenks, Serial CEO

TAKE THE TIME TO UNDERSTAND FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
 
If you're not in the finance department, why should you care about financial statements? Here's a list of reasons that just scratches the surface:

--You can relieve your anxiety about your company going bankrupt (or bail out early) by reading its statements. You can also track its financial performance, which has a major impact on the value of your stock options, 401(k) plans, profit-sharing programs, and how much expensive artwork top management can buy to decorate the executive suite. Statements also confirm whether all that downsizing really made as much difference in the company's performance as the boss promised it would.

--You'll learn to make and defend your proposals in dollars and cents. Ditto requests for more and better equipment to run your department, division, or team. Since senior managers usually express their goals in numbers (10% ROA, 4% net profit, $850 million in sales, etc.), you'll be speaking their language.

--You'll improve your reputation. Speaking in financial terms when the occasion calls for it gives you a reputation as a "bottom line" manager, which higher managers will warm to like a cold dog to a hot stove.

--You can contrast your company's operations with outside "benchmark" organizations. That can clarify your relative performance and the reasons behind it. You can also compare your own area (department, division, or whatever) with other internal areas, assuming you're all set up as profit centers that make and sell some product or service.

--You'll be able to evaluate the financial fitness of another company that makes you an attractive job offer--an offer that may not look so great once you've scrutinized the business's finances. Who wants to sign on to rearrange deck chairs on the Titanic?

--Finally, if you understand what financial statements tell you, you can rule out one more thing that your esteemed colleagues might blindside you with when you're jousting for resources, or promotions and raises. People don't mess with those who understand numbers.














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Reasons You're Not Getting Hired

You’re spending all hours of the day applying for jobs, tweaking your resume and sending out emails, but you’re not hearing back. You’ve spent more of your time researching applications than sitting in interviews. What changes do you need to make?

Here are five reasons you might not being getting hired.

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Cigars and Business: A Symbol of Corporate Success

A blog from one of our very own 6˚ interns: 
Tabi Hoshmand

Cigars and Business: A Symbol of Corporate Success

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The Power of "Thank You" at Work

The Power of “Thank You” at Work

What Better Time Than During The Power of Thanksgiving

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Meet The Elite - Craig Goldberg

Health & Wellness Pioneer/Founder
Healing Oils


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What can you do now to set yourself up for PR success in 2017?

Another blog from one of our very own members: 
Michelle Stansbury, Founder, Little Penguin Public Relations

What can you do now to set yourself up for PR success in 2017?

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10 Reasons You Should Have A Graphic Designer On Your Side

A blog from one of our very own intern graduates: 
Gen Cohen, Gen Cohen Creative

 

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Meet The Elite - Bill Belanger

Technology Transactions Attorney/Partner
Procopio


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Sharon Answers Your Burning Questions, September 11th

Your Burning Question:

Dear Sharon,

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What's All The Hype About Essential Oils?

A blog from one of our very own members: 
Courtney Culley, Two Hands Mobile Massage 
What’s all the hype about Essential Oils?

Have you heard? There’s an oil that can make your headache go away, can calm you down, and relieve that nagging twinge in your shoulder...

Seems crazy? Yes, but it’s true. It’s called Essential Oils. It’s been around for ages, but has recently picked up popularity. The basic concept is that plant properties have healing benefits (think Native Americans and their ability to heal remedies with plants as their resource.) Through a scientific process of extraction and distillation, the pure property of the plant is bottled, price tagged and available without rubbing lavender leaves all over our bodies (or mistake it for poison oak, yikes!). Just think, it’s the “essential” part of the plant used as a natural and effective way to help our bodies heal, without downing Advil like it’s going out of style!


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I Get Referrals Because of My Socks

Client Acquisition Strategy: I Get Referrals Because of My Socks 

Yes. You read that correctly. I have and continue to receive case referrals (for cases I have retained, worked, and settled) because of my socks. Am I a fashion lawyer? Agent for a famous shoe manufacture? Nope. I run the day-to-day activities for Bonnici Law Group, APC; an injury and disability firm in San Diego. Just one of the hundreds of injury attorneys in a large, metropolitan city.

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