March 2009 Blog Posts (69)

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Added by Eric Standlee on March 31, 2009 at 10:30pm — 5 Comments

Meet the Members of Never Eat Alone Houston

Never Eat Alone Houston has a meeting April 2, 2009. Come hang out with those who believe in the concepts in the book Never Eat Alone.

Added by Eric Standlee on March 31, 2009 at 9:21pm — No Comments

Sponsor needed - Live Streaming of Uptown Mixer

We have had a request for live streaming video of the mixer at Uptown Park. Anyone who wishes to volunteer to do that first can have that live feed featured on the site and I will be glad to work out other benefits that might make this worthwhile. Since our group is non-fee, we cannot pay for said service, but we can barter in exchange a bunch of exposure.

Added by Eric Standlee on March 31, 2009 at 9:07am — No Comments

Economic Stimulus Growth Package for Small Business

Through our strategic alliances with economic development teams around the country, EBusiness Lending LLC is helping small businesses get relief via the small business economic stimulus plans, city and county planning projects and private funding. EBusiness Lending LLC is raising more capital for small and medium sized businesses by providing indispensable financing help from non-traditional sources. Don't miss this opportunity to stimulate your business! check out 'economic development' on… Continue

Added by Anthony T. J. Norris on March 30, 2009 at 7:52pm — No Comments

My Inspiration for Today

As you begin to take action toward the fulfillment of your goals and dreams, you must realize that not every action will be perfect. Not every action will produce the desired result. Not every action will work. Making mistakes, getting it almost right, and experimenting to see what happens are all part of the process of eventually getting it right.
-Jack Canfield

Added by Steve Stockham on March 30, 2009 at 11:15am — No Comments

Confusion vs. Clarity

"Confusion and ambiguity kills; clarity keeps us safe." Anonymous

How many times have you given instructions only to have an outcome not at all what you thought it would be? For instance, you are driving down the road and are told to "make a right at the third intersection". Sounds clear - except if you are passing through the intersection at the time. Do you count that intersection as the first one, or count the next one as the first?

Perhaps 'kill' is a drastic… Continue

Added by Shari Frisinger on March 29, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments

There are already 180 RSVP'd for the Next InHouston Uptown Park Mixer 4/8/09

Network The Economy Around

Come join the growing crowd and meet some real movers and shakers in the Houston crowd at InHouston's Uptown Park Mixer 4/8/09: RSVP here

Added by Eric Standlee on March 28, 2009 at 11:36pm — 3 Comments

Charm School for Networking Organizations

Here's the story...

A few weeks back, I attended an evening mixer for a well known national business organization who shall remain nameless. (Why shall they remain nameless? Because they don't deserve any press from me--or you for that matter.) It's the PRINCIPLE violated that I want to cover that really matters. But I digress...

At the mixer, there was a person whose sole function for the organization is to meet and greet both new AND prospective members. Considering that… Continue

Added by Edie McRae on March 28, 2009 at 8:16pm — 5 Comments

Want A Celebrity Endorsement or Perhaps To Get Your or Your Products on Oprah? Dr. Phil? GMA?

What Are You Waiting For? Start Making It A Reality!!!

This is the coolest thing I have seen in a long time!

Ever wonder how authors get celebrity endorsements for their books? I personally know Jacqueline Marcel, author of “Elder Rage” and she used this very tool to get celebrity endorsements from Regis Philbin and so many more high-profile celebrities.

Go To: to learn more about how she did it…and you can too!!

Want you or… Continue

Added by Terri Craig on March 27, 2009 at 2:04am — No Comments

Work at Least 10 Fewer Hours Each Week While Maintaining or Increasing Productivity and Profit

Work at Least 10 Fewer Hours Each Week While Maintaining or

Increasing Productivity and Profits

Learn how to work less and make more in four easy steps.

Those who have leisure time to spend pursuing their passions and dreams experience the real wealth in life. John

D. Rockefeller, Sr. was a man in command of incredible amounts of money, but he once remarked, “I know of

nothing more despicable and pathetic than a man who devotes all the hours of… Continue

Added by Steve Stockham on March 25, 2009 at 2:19pm — No Comments

Through The Eyes Of Your Customer

If your workload looks anything like mine, you are usually so involved in the day-to-day tasks of running a small business that sometimes you forget to look through the eyes of your customer. To put it simply, you can’t afford to ignore this perspective for long. Because in this cluttered marketplace, an unhappy customer will usually take their business elsewhere.

So how do you make sure that this doesn’t happen? Here are 5 tricks to get the real skinny on your company’s customer… Continue

Added by Eric Donaldson on March 25, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Referrals - What Are They, What Is A Good One and How Do I Get Them?

I Think I Know What A Referral Is, But How Important Are They?

Imagine this:

Your business is thriving and you don't do ANY marketing. Your customers come to you, and you have all that you can handle. Look at all the money you're saving from advertising! Feel how the pressure's off to get more customers or clients! Look at the publicity you're getting because your business is featured in all those magazines and stuff! You're sitting on the beach… Continue

Added by Sara Blumenfeld on March 25, 2009 at 1:21pm — No Comments

Networking 101: Give First Without Expectation of Return

In a recent parenting class I learned 8 ways to bond. It is very important for parents to have a bond of trust with their kids. This is also very important in business networking of the type I like to call Servant Leadership Netweaving.

My mentors in Servant Leadership Netweaving were very good at these 8 keys to bonding. Through these we were able to build a deep trust relationship.

  1. Express unconditional love

    Love in business relationships? What? Are you crazy?…


Added by Eric Standlee on March 24, 2009 at 9:02pm — 4 Comments

Why Hire a Wedding or Event Planner?

Basically, the research has already been done. A person can spend alot of time just searching websites and making phone calls to get the same information that and Event Planner already has.

If you are planning a special event and you are wondering if you need to hire a planner ask yourself these questions:

What is your time worth?

Do you want the best of the best vendors working your event?

Do you want an easy way to find venues that will fit into… Continue

Added by Deena Shields on March 24, 2009 at 4:22pm — 2 Comments

Thank you for a great site

Hello to all,

I am new to the site but not to the concept of networking. I am very excited about a group that is local to this area. I am new to the area so this will be a wonderful way to meet like minded people. My business is also new to the area and this is a wonderful outlet to help market our service.

Looking forward to meeting each of you. And thank you again for this great tool.

Cheryl Vamvakidis
Center Director
Huntington Learning Center

Added by Cheryl Vamvakidis on March 24, 2009 at 11:31am — No Comments

4 Steps for Success In Tough Times

It seems like everywhere I go lately, I get asked the same questions. Business Owners and Entrepreneurs ask me:

“How can I increase my sales?” or “How can I increase my business?” or “What’s the best strategy to survive our economy?” or something along these lines.

Everyone’s looking for answers and they want to know how to continued to prosper in good times and in bad. I may not have all the answers, but I can share with you my formula for success. Simple strategies you… Continue

Added by Bert Martinez on March 23, 2009 at 11:19am — No Comments

What I learned about Flood Claims from Hurricane Ike

What I learned about Flood Claims from Hurricane Ike

Being a Licensed Insurance Agent in Texas for 14 years does not mean that a person has or will ever experience a wave of water 12 feet high devastating the homes of your friends. We were blessed that each client with a flooded home had flood insurance coverage. Even if you are a flood policy expert, the claims processing is a journey that can only be traveled.

Some things I’ve learned are:

• If you don’t have… Continue

Added by Paula Smith on March 23, 2009 at 10:20am — No Comments

Newest Blog-"People Call me CRAZY...but I LOVE STARTUPs....

...and, emerging companies.

If you are a start-up or emerging company, or know of a start-up or emerging company, let us know about them, and let them know about us. We would love to talk with them. Who knows, maybe we could help them.


We have been fortunate to meet some great people, with great ideas. Together, we created successful marketing… Continue

Added by Randall W. Montalbano on March 22, 2009 at 6:18pm — No Comments

Geo Therapy Massage

My dad is planning to come down from Colorado in a few months. He always interested in on what to put on a t-shirt to sell. Usually he likes goofy or off the wall comments.

Added by George D Roskop on March 21, 2009 at 3:11pm — No Comments

The Stimulus Packages offers an $8,000 bottom line tax credit to home buyers.

The Stimulus package offers homebuyers, who currently do NOT own a home, an $8,000 credit off your bottom line taxes. If you owe nothing you receive an $8,000 refund, if you owe $3,000 in taxes you would get $5,000 back. You DO NOT HAVE TO PAY THIS BACK unless you re-sell your home in less than three years. You qualify for this program if you have NOT OWNED a home in the last three years. There is now a push by the real estate industry to offer a $15,000 refund to anyone purchasing a home along… Continue

Added by Deborah Stich on March 21, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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