I was honored to be able to help Paul VI Catholic High School in achieving their goal of raising $70,000 for their charity on their annual day of giving by working together to create a fun social media video.
On the 11th Day of the 100 Days of Business, I attended another great seminar at George Mason University. Gary Shapiro, head of the Consumer Technology Association and New York Times Best Selling Author talked about innovation and his book, Ninja Future.
On the 10th day of the 100 Days of Business, I connected back with the Mason SBDC for another class. This course helped me examine the prices I was offering to my customers, and develop some new strategies for breaking into the market besides just underpricing everything.
On Day 9 of the 100 Days of Business, I met with an old colleague who is also a Realtor, my main target market for my company’s services. Meg gave me some good information and connected me with some other people, a great part of the Network Chain.
Day 7 of the 100 Days of Business was reserved for my secondary goal of becoming a high school business teacher. I explain the career switcher program and the prerequisites and tests required to undertake this task.
The first section of this must read ESPN article about a curmudgeonly hall of fame coach, highlighted a customer service move done by the general manager of a restaurant that was a big part of changing his life.
On Day 6 of the 100 Days of Business I had the opportunity to present a brief class of “How To Shoot Real Estate Videos” to a group of my target market, real estate agents. I picked up some major takeaways about presenting, selling myself and understanding the customer.
Day 5 of the 100 Days of Business featured a special lecture at George Mason University by Sheryl Connelly, a business futurist for the Ford Motor Company. Find out some of the crazy trends happening in the world today, and some ways you can use trends to develop your business.
Looking at an article from Entrepreneur.com about some important daily steps for everyone running a business. The article had some connections to the Miracle Morning, and some of the important things that I do that really changed the way I prepare for each day.
Day 4 of the 100 Days of Business featured a paying job from a local Realtor. I’ll go through some of the things that I learned from my first big real estate job that was not under the umbrella of my previous company.
Day 3 of the 100 Days of Business featured my first Networking meeting with some surprising results. Read about my new Networking Chain™ idea and how I am planning to connect with people who have inspired me or will hopefully in the future.
The Network Chain™ is a way to keep track of all of the networking I do during the 100 days of business. Networking is one of my least favorite skills, so developing a “game” out of it should motivate me to do better. Let me know what you think.
Today in the 100 Days of Business, I took another business seminar called Legal and Administrative Steps to Start a Business, presented by the Mason Virginia Small Business Development Center. I really loved this course and it was FREE. Excited to learn more about what the SBDC can do for me.
Day 1 featured a special seminar taught by the former President of the Community Business Partnership (a non-profit created to assist and support small businesses). The class was called the ABC’s of Starting A Business and provided new or future small business owners with some of the basics.
Before the start of the 100 Days of Business, an interesting experiment I am beginning this April to expand my business horizons, I want to give an update as to what I’ve done so far in terms of starting my official business, and where I’m at on my quest to be come a high school business teacher.
The 100 Days of Business is an experiment in self-discipline. What will happen to a small business if the owner focuses on 1 impactful thing every day for 100 straight days? Join me for all the challenges, successes and failures along the way.