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“Once in a while you can get shown the light, In the strangest of places if you look at it right.” -- The Grateful Dead OK, so maybe I'm harkening back to my college days, but this quote does ring ... (more)

Winning in the Digital Revolution

Our world is changing fast, and one of the fastest changing businesses is Real Estate. Mobile devices are saturating this industry—I don’t know a single real estate agent who would say they can live without their mobile phone and tablet. Just a few years ago that wasn’t the case. And think about the importance of social media in your business and personal lives. We are doing things differently, and sometimes it’s hard for us to keep up with ourselves and select the right solutions. Today at Inman’s Real Estate Connect I had the honor of sharing some ideas onstage about how being... (more)

How to Provide Golden Service for Sterling Sales

  Contributed by Gerhard Gschwandtner, Founder and CEO, Selling Power    Enter an office brimming with determined sales professionals. Bright and eager, they clamor to their cubicles ready to translate leads into customers.   Before they pick up their phones and skim fingers on keys, I’d like to dive into a deeper approach that carries more heft than a polished pitch. As a sales professional, you’re introducing them to a product that heals pain points in their business lives. Consider yourself a business psychoanalyst with empathy and direct listening as the pillars of your cra... (more)

8 Tips for Going Paperless In Your Small Business

8 Tips for Going Paperless In Your Small Business Ray Coleman is a small business owner who writes about money management, green living, and sustainability.   One of the great benefits of the modern age is the ability of small businesses to conduct a majority of their operations in the digital realm. Eliminating the need for bulky file cabinets, storage facilities, photocopiers, printers, and scanners can reduce overhead dramatically. Replacing costly courier services with emails, and swapping out newsletters and solicitations for social media and web-based marketing programs me... (more)

Five Friday Favorites: Riding the Vertical Waves

Closing time is not just radio noise from our 90s memory lane, but another moment when we can gleefully wrap up the week before heading into the weekend.    This week offered meat and heft for digital business news media. TechCrunch hailed Microsoft as the “comeback kid,” and unearthed more information about Google’s upcoming Classroom app. VentureBeat broke the news on privacy implications on a digital legal practice while Forbes capped off Bitcoin’s first birthday with a look at its future. Read these five trending news articles, and you’ll have earned a hall pass to rock ou... (more)