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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

 

Wayne Gorman: Elliott Wave Theory & Real Estate Markets - Blog Business Success Radio



Market analyst and Elliott Wave Theory expert Wayne Gorman, of Elliott Wave International describes how social factors and mass psychology are crucial to understanding the real estate and stock markets, and boost your financial success, as my internet radio show guest on Blog Business Success; hosted live on Blog Talk Radio.

The show airs live on Thursday, August 30, at 8:00 pm Eastern Time; 5:00 pm Pacific Time.






Wayne Gorman discusses the social causes of asset bubbles including the stock market and the housing market. You will learn:

* How markets move in recognizable waves based on social mood

* How financial news is behind the markets and not the cause of price movement

* Where Wave Theory forecasts housing prices to move

* How to profit from real estate by understanding social mood

* How the landmark book Conquer the Crash provides the tools needed for future investment



Wayne Gorman (photo left) has more than 25 years of experience in trading, forecasting and portfolio management. He began his career at Citibank where he managed money market and derivative portfolios in New York and traded foreign exchange in London. He was then selected for various treasury management roles. Wayne was later recruited as treasurer for Westpac Banking Corporation in New York.

Wayne’s interest and knowledge in the field of market forecasting led him to Elliott Wave International, where he’s been working for the past five years doing research in socionomics and performing Elliott wave analysis. Most recently, in his role as Senior Tutorial Instructor, Wayne teaches Elliott Wave International's trading and investing on-line courses. Wayne has been using the Wave Principle since 1986.

My book review of Conquer the Crash: You Can Survive and Prosper in a Deflationary Depression by Robert Prechter

Listen live on Thursday at 8:00 pm Eastern, 5:00 pm Pacific time.

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If you miss this very informative show, it will be available for free download as a podcast for iPod, iTunes, and MP3 players; or play it right on your computer. To download this, or any other of my guest interviews, go to the Blog Business Success host page and click on Archived Segments. Once there, click on the podcast icon at the end of the episode description, to download the show free of charge for your listening enjoyment. You can also subscribe to the show feed.

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To call in questions for my guest, the number is: (347) 996-5832

Let's talk with Wayne Gorman, of Elliott Wave International describes how social factors and mass psychology are crucial to understanding the real estate and stock markets, and boost your financial success, on Blog Business Success Radio.

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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

 

Carnival of the Capitalists at Reasoned Audacity



This week sees an eclectic approach to the traveling business show, recognized by one and all as Carnival of the Capitalists and arrives at Jack and Charmaine Yoest's business blog known as Reasoned Audacity.

This week's edition of Carnival of the Capitalists highlights some of the best bloggers writing on the internet today, as well as some of the best and most popular entries ever to the Carnival.

Blogging topics presented include entrepreneurship, management, market trading, internet commerce, marketing, the national economy and personal finance.

As you would expect from Carnival of the Capitalists, there are many discussions of economics, marketing, business, and small business.

It's always great to read and discover the many high quality blogs out there in the blogosphere.

We don't always get to them all, and this edition of Carnival of the Capitalists has introduced many of us to some brand new ones; as well as some long time contributors.



I have an entry in this week's Carnival of the Capitalists as well.

My post is titled "Management techniques: Delegating responsibility" where I discuss how as a company grows, the number of responsibilities grow right along with it. Not only do the number of departments expand, but their size and scope increases as well. Taken together, managing all departments and staff within the organization becomes too much for any one person. No one possesses the time or skills required for each and every job in the business. Delegation of responsibility is essential. It is here that problems can arise that can hurt the company's performance.

Thanks to the hosts for making this entry a featured post in the Carnival.

If you wish to submit an entry to next week's, or any Carnival of the Capitalists edition, e-mail your entries to the new address:

thecotc -at- gmail -dot- com

You can always use the handy entry form at Gongol.com where all you have to do is fill in the blanks. Talk about making it easy to be included!




If you are searching for new and exciting ways to expand your blog's readership, you should seriously consider sending an entry to Carnival of the Capitalists.

Merely being included in the company, of the first rate regular Carnival of the Capitalists contributors, will enhance the reputation of your blog.

The extra visitors sent to your blog won't hurt either!

The growth and staying power, of Carnival of the Capitalists, is beginning to catch the attention of people outside the blogging community. Each hosting, brings a fresh assortment of new readers, to the various blogs involved.

The visitors aren't only bloggers anymore.

Readership is expanding to include the mainstream media, various government and private organizations, many businesses, and other interested people from beyond the blogging community.

Many people are introduced to some tremendous blogs that they might otherwise have missed.

Next week's Carnival of the Capitalists will be at Jay Solo's technology blog known as Geek Practitioners Blog.

In the meantime, click your mouse over to the Reasoned Audacity hosting of Carnival of the Capitalists.

If the great posted entries don't convince you to click, or the possibility of finding some brand new blogs to read doesn't do it, then visit Carnival of the Capitalists and get into business for yourself.

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Saturday, August 25, 2007

 

Management techniques: Delegating responsibility



Delegating responsibility and decision making are some of the most difficult actions for many entrepreneurs. Having started the business, from an idea on paper to its current status as a growing company, the owner has a real emotional involvement in the organization.

As a result of this attachment, letting go of all decision making involves more than simply passing some paper to another employee. The emotional aspect of management must be considered as well. All too often, the personal feelings of the entrepreneur prevent taking the proper course of action.

As a company grows, the number of responsibilities grow right along with it. Not only do the number of departments expand, but their size and scope increases as well. Taken together, managing all departments and staff within the organization becomes too much for any one person. No one possesses the time or skills required for each and every job in the business. Delegation of responsibility is essential. It is here that problems can arise that can hurt the company's performance.



The entrepreneur has built the company from the beginning and treats it almost as a family member. Choices made for growth, purchases, expansion, and marketing are not always based on economic conditions or enhancing return on investment. There will very often be snap decisions made on the spot, with or without full understanding of the circumstances or complete data. Some of these crucial decisions must be handed to other managers within the company. The lone wolf business owner is often very reluctant to do so.

Having built the company from the ground up can inflate an ego. The sense of being the only expert becomes the owner's creed. This mistaken idea is often accompanied by the nagging back of the mind fear of loss of control. Emotional reactions to needed delegation are common. This ownership fear must be mastered if the company is to move forward into the future. Instead of acting emotionally, the owner must attempt a rational and practical approach.



A good way to start in the delegation process is to talk with the affected managers as a group and as individuals. Defining the company's goals, and asking for input into achieving them creates new ideas and develops trust and two way communication. Armed with the organizational goals, the manager can assess the departmental situation and apply an appropriate course of action. The owner can delegate the decision making activity confident that the overall company goals are being kept in sight.

As successful decisions appear, one after another, the entrepreneur will develop confidence in the managerial level choices. The managers will enjoy the confidence of the owner, and their own self esteem will rise with their successes. Overall, the company bottom line is enhanced.



Mistakes will happen as well. It is at these crucial moments that the owner must place confidence in the process. The error was not made from the act of delegation, but from the choice made by the manager. Mistakes are part of the learning process. The business owner must recognize that no real growth is possible without some missteps along the way. Use the error as a teaching tool, and even better and more profitable decisions will follow.

Pulling back the authority is often the emotional response, and is also a mistake. Employees will hunker down and avoid any mistakes. They will also be much less productive, and that will damage the company seriously. Removing decision making authority, like the initial failure to delegate, is also a mistake. This is where building mutual trust is so important to success. Trust allows for mistakes and for alternative ideas and creative thinking.

Delegation of authority involves letting go of fears. Once those fears and sense of loss of power are eliminated, the company and its people are ready to move to even greater heights.

Everyone wins when decision making is shared among the staff.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

 

Jane Macken: Building Better Workplaces and Relationships - Blog Business Success Radio

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Author and management expert Jane Treber Macken, of Jane Treber Macken, and author of The Art of Managing: How to Build a Better Workplace and Relationships shares ideas and practical techniques for improving your workplace and for building stronger relationships, to boost your company's success, as my internet radio show guest on Blog Business Success; hosted live on Blog Talk Radio.


The show airs live on Thursday, August 23, at 8:00 pm Eastern Time; 5:00 pm Pacific Time.

Jane Macken describes proven techniques for enhancing relationships in both your business life and your personal life. You will learn:

* How to better manage staff through building stronger relationships

* Better conflict management skills through negotiation

* The three characteristics shared by successful managers

* How to develop your interpersonal skills to improve your personal life



Jane Treber Macken (photo left) is a highly acclaimed business consultant. During her thirty-six-year career, she has served as manager with companies in the energy and mortgage brokerage fields. In addition, she has served on the faculty at John F. Kennedy University. Jane received her MBA in management from Golden Gate University and her MA in organizational psychology from John F. Kennedy University.

During her many years of managing and supervising, Jane Macken has found that successful people possess three key attributes. These attributes are responsible for building successful businesses, lasting relationships and a more balanced life. Her latest book, The Art of Managing clearly defines these attributes, and teaches how to be successful in business and all relationships.

She and her husband live in California.

My book review of The Art of Managing: How to Build a Better Workplace and Relationships by Jane Treber Macken.

Jane Macken's blog: Jane Treber Macken - The Art of Managing

Listen live on Thursday at 8:00 pm Eastern, 5:00 pm Pacific time.

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If you miss this very informative show, it will be available for free download as a podcast for iPod, iTunes, and MP3 players; or play it right on your computer. To download this, or any other of my guest interviews, go to the Blog Business Success host page and click on Archived Segments. Once there, click on the podcast icon at the end of the episode description, to download the show free of charge for your listening enjoyment. You can also subscribe to the show feed.

Add to iTunes

To call in questions for my guest, the number is: (347) 996-5832

Let's talk with Jane Treber Macken, author of The Art of Managing: How to Build a Better Workplace and Relationships shares ideas and practical techniques for improving your workplace, and for building better relationships to enhance your sales boost your company's success, on Blog Business Success Radio.

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Carnival of the Capitalists at Revenue River



This week sees an eclectic approach to the traveling business show, recognized by one and all as Carnival of the Capitalists and arrives at Scott Allen's internet marketing blog known as Revenue River.

This week's edition of Carnival of the Capitalists highlights some of the best bloggers writing on the internet today, as well as some of the best and most popular entries ever to the Carnival.

Blogging topics presented include entrepreneurship, management, market trading, internet commerce, marketing, the national economy and personal finance.

As you would expect from Carnival of the Capitalists, there are many discussions of economics, marketing, business, and small business.

It's always great to read and discover the many high quality blogs out there in the blogosphere.

We don't always get to them all, and this edition of Carnival of the Capitalists has introduced many of us to some brand new ones; as well as some long time contributors.



I have an entry in this week's Carnival of the Capitalists as well.

My post is titled "Disaster management: When things go wrong" where I discuss how in the day to day operations of any organization, problems can arise that threaten efficiency, customer service, and occasionally the very existence of the company itself. How a business person meets a crisis, can make all of the difference, in how the company weathers the storm. Panic and desperate actions are the last thing anyone should consider as a solution. Losing your head can very often mean losing the business entirely.

If you wish to submit an entry to next week's, or any Carnival of the Capitalists edition, e-mail your entries to the new address:

thecotc -at- gmail -dot- com

You can always use the handy entry form at Gongol.com where all you have to do is fill in the blanks. Talk about making it easy to be included!




If you are searching for new and exciting ways to expand your blog's readership, you should seriously consider sending an entry to Carnival of the Capitalists.

Merely being included in the company, of the first rate regular Carnival of the Capitalists contributors, will enhance the reputation of your blog.

The extra visitors sent to your blog won't hurt either!

The growth and staying power, of Carnival of the Capitalists, is beginning to catch the attention of people outside the blogging community. Each hosting, brings a fresh assortment of new readers, to the various blogs involved.

The visitors aren't only bloggers anymore.

Readership is expanding to include the mainstream media, various government and private organizations, many businesses, and other interested people from beyond the blogging community.

Many people are introduced to some tremendous blogs that they might otherwise have missed.

Next week's Carnival of the Capitalists will be at Jack and Charmaine Yoest's business blog known as Reasoned Audacity.

In the meantime, click your mouse over to the Revenue River hosting of Carnival of the Capitalists.

If the great posted entries don't convince you to click, or the possibility of finding some brand new blogs to read doesn't do it, then visit Carnival of the Capitalists and get into business for yourself.

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Monday, August 20, 2007

 

The Art of Managing by Jane Treber Macken - Book review



The Art of Managing

How to Build a Better Workplace and Relationships


By: Jane Treber Macken

Date: May 3, 2007
ISBN: 9780741439338
Paperback 116pp
Publ: Infinity Publ




Bridging business and psychology will not only help your business grow stronger, but will also enhance your personal life, writes Jane Treber Macken in her book The Art of Managing: How to Build a Better Workplace and Relationships. The book provides practical frameworks for combining managerial theory with psychological insights, to build a better workplace, and for improved relationships both on and off the job.

Jane Macken identifies three common characteristics shared by effective and successful leaders. They include:

1. Caring and compassion for other people, including strong feelings of empathy and understanding of feelings.

2. A willingness to serve others and the community and to be a positive role model for other people to emulate.

3. A desire for self development through lifelong learning, exercise, proper nutrition, and meditation and relaxation.



Jane Treber Macken (photo left)

The author combines these traits with other psychological skills, for motivation and conflict resolution, with managerial theory to develop a powerful guide to management. The resulting book creates a series of step by step techniques and tests for becoming a more effective manager.

For the author, the most important elements of the managerial process is developing good relationships with others; and with yourself. Without self understanding, it is much more difficult to lead and motivate others, and to create a balanced workplace.

For me, the power of the book is twofold. One aspect is how the first half of the book develops the managerial concepts in combination with the psychological aspects of interpersonal relationships. The second half of the book uses effectively these theoretical ideas and places them in a useful program of action for improving as a manager and leader of people. The many types of managerial styles and employee traits are examined and placed in grids for ease of understanding and application to real life situations. The strength of the book is in its ease of usability.

I recommend The Art of Managing: How to Build a Better Workplace and Relationships by Jane Treber Macken as a practical hands on guide to developing better relationships at work and in your personal life. The step by step approach will help you become a better manager of people in your workplace and of your private life at home.

Read The Art of Managing: How to Build a Better Workplace and Relationships by Jane Treber Macken and develop better relationships with everyone in your life.

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Sunday, August 19, 2007

 

Disaster management: When things go wrong



Disaster can strike a business at any time. Crises can range all the way from failed shipments and lost accounts to natural events like hurricanes, floods, and earthquakes.

At any time, a severe problem can wreak havoc with your company. In many cases, the nightmare scenario can force a business into bankruptcy. A prudent company is prepared to handle any emergency.

In the day to day operations of any organization, problems can arise that threaten efficiency, customer service, and occasionally the very existence of the company itself. How a business person meets a crisis, can make all of the difference, in how the company weathers the storm. Panic and desperate actions are the last thing anyone should consider as a solution. Losing your head can very often mean losing the business entirely.



Before any crisis arises, an action plan should be developed and adopted across the organization. When drafting an emergency policy, it is crucial to include everyone in the company.

Since every employee will be affected, and every staff member is part of the solution, their input is essential to the plan's success. Every few months, a planning date should be set aside to create management and staff guidelines for crisis management.

The first meetings can discuss and set up techniques for meeting more standard issues that face most organizations. Topics can range from working with dissatisfied customers to failed deliveries to problems in production. With these plans in place, be sure to allow for individual staff initiative to solve problems on the spot. If you have the trust of your employees, and they are confident in their actions, many small issues can be remedied with ease. By providing a framework for creative conflict resolution, the front line people can improve customer service to higher levels.

For more infrequent, but potentially devastating crises, more involved and strict planning must be instituted by the organization. Plans for evacuation of the premises, business continuity, and cash flow maintenance must be prepared and readied for any natural or man made disaster. Be sure to go through some dry run rehearsals so everyone knows what to do, where to be, and how to handle their assigned tasks. If the worst happens, and disaster strikes, the company can survive the ordeal. When the crisis ends, the business can return to the market, and be again ready for business.



As with all planning operations, everyone in the company should be involved in the development of the procedures. Creative sessions, complete with the standard brainstorming activities of open discussion and free ranging thought, must be used effectively.

Keep in mind that the best ideas might appear from unexpected sources. The front line sales, delivery, production, maintenance, and office staff might be your best providers of creative solutions. Top management doesn't know everything and a failure to recognize that fact can be fatal in an emergency.

Keep your lines of communication open, and ask for advice from the people most affected by problems. Listen to their suggestions, and prepare a plan for any emergency situation. The company you save may be your own.

Prepare for disaster, and then hope it never arrives. If it does, however, keep your head and put your survival plan into action. Your planning ahead may be the lifeboat your organization needed to remain in business.

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Thursday, August 16, 2007

 

Blog Talk Radio: One year anniversary



Blog Talk Radio and its concept of citizen broadcasting held its one year anniversary show on Wednesday, August 15. The over two hour show featured the management and staff of Blog Talk Radio and many of its fine hosts as guest callers.

I am a long time host on Blog Talk Radio as well. As a result, I wanted to add my voice to the program. Due to a prior commitment, I was unable to join the phoning festivities. Since Blog Talk Radio was based on the citizen publishing model of blogging, converted to the audio format, I am sending my tribute via a blog post.

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My first Blog Business Success segment aired soon after the birth of Blog Talk Radio. I have been privileged to have been part of this wonderful, rapidly growing citizen broadcasting medium, from its earliest days. I have never, even for one nanosecond, regretted the decision to start an internet radio show on business.

The feeling of accomplishment and of helping others have their voices heard is simply incredible. In short, I love hosting my guests on my show on Blog Talk Radio. The guests are the driving force of my show. It is wonderful to help other voices be heard, who may not have had the opportunity to tell their business stories on mainstream talk radio. I started my show to help others. The results for my guests has been more wonderful than even my most optimistic forecasts.

Whenever I tell people what I do, they smile and nod politely. Search engine optimization SEO, internet marketing, blogging, and blog consulting are not usually part of daily conversation. Peoples' ears perk up and interest is piqued when I mention my Blog Business Success internet radio show, however. Radio is immediate and strikes a deep chord in almost everyone. Hosting an internet radio show is fun, challenging, informative, and interesting to the people you know.




Like the blogs that gave rise to the blogs on radio concept, Blog Talk Radio features a very wide variety of programs. Ranging from business to politics to entertainment to sports to the supernatural to life in general, every genre of blog is well represented by some top notch hosts. The powerful combination of great staff people at Blog Talk Radio and the powerful lineup of great hosts makes the network second to none on internet radio.

I am honoured to be a Blog Talk Radio host.

Happy first birthday, Blog Talk Radio. May this be the first blogiversary of a long life on the internet airwaves.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

 

Russell McDonald: Developing email marketing strategies - Blog Business Success Radio

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Entrepreneur and email marketing expert Russell McDonald, CEO of iPost, shares ideas and trends in employing tracking and testing to your email marketing campaigns to enhance your sales to boost your company's success, as my internet radio show guest on Blog Business Success; hosted live on Blog Talk Radio.

The show airs live on Thursday, August 16, at 8:00 pm Eastern Time; 5:00 pm Pacific Time.

Russell McDonald, CEO of iPost shows you how to develop and employ email marketing campaigns that pay. You will learn:

* How to identify trends in email marketing

* Why testing and tracking your campaigns are so important to success

* How to avoid costly mistakes in your email marketing campaign

* Ideas for increasing sales and profitability through email



Russell McDonald (photo left), as iPost CEO, is responsible for the overall leadership and direction of iPost. Russell has more than 15 years of experience building and growing sales organizations that specialize in knowledge management solutions.

Before joining iPost, Mr. McDonald held positions at Elsevier, as Vice President of Sales Strategy for Electronic Publishing, and Ex Libris, as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. He also worked for Ameritech and Innovative Interfaces' two leading software companies.

Mr. McDonald holds an MLIS from the University of California-Berkeley, and an MA and BA from the University of Alabama-Birmingham.

Listen live on Thursday at 8:00 pm Eastern, 5:00 pm Pacific time.

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If you miss this very informative show, it will be available for free download as a podcast for iPod, iTunes, and MP3 players; or play it right on your computer. To download this, or any other of my guest interviews, go to the Blog Business Success host page and click on Archived Segments. Once there, click on the podcast icon at the end of the episode description, to download the show free of charge for your listening enjoyment. You can also subscribe to the show feed.

Add to iTunes

To call in questions for my guest, the number is: (347) 996-5832

Let's talk with Russell McDonald, CEO of iPost, as he shares ideas and trends in employing tracking and testing to your email marketing campaigns to enhance your sales boost your company's success, on Blog Business Success Radio.

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Carnival of the Capitalists returns to Spooky Action



This week sees an eclectic approach to the traveling business show, recognized by one and all as Carnival of the Capitalists and arrives at Mike DeWitt's popular eclectic blog known as Spooky Action.

This week's edition of Carnival of the Capitalists highlights some of the best bloggers writing on the internet today, as well as some of the best and most popular entries ever to the Carnival.

Blogging topics presented include entrepreneurship, management, market trading, internet commerce, marketing, the national economy and personal finance.

As you would expect from Carnival of the Capitalists, there are many discussions of economics, marketing, business, and small business.

It's always great to read and discover the many high quality blogs out there in the blogosphere.

We don't always get to them all, and this edition of Carnival of the Capitalists has introduced many of us to some brand new ones; as well as some long time contributors.



I have an entry in this week's Carnival of the Capitalists as well.

My post is titled "Connections: Bloggers plus dots equal business" where I discuss how bloggers are connectors. Everyone who creates a blog, and shares part of the world of citizen publishing and citizen broadcasting. There is much more to the relationships than simple connections. People are more than dots on a map. They are your friends, clients, customers, business partners, and extended family.

If you wish to submit an entry to next week's, or any Carnival of the Capitalists edition, e-mail your entries to the new address:

thecotc -at- gmail -dot- com

You can always use the handy entry form at Gongol.com where all you have to do is fill in the blanks. Talk about making it easy to be included!




If you are searching for new and exciting ways to expand your blog's readership, you should seriously consider sending an entry to Carnival of the Capitalists.

Merely being included in the company, of the first rate regular Carnival of the Capitalists contributors, will enhance the reputation of your blog.

The extra visitors sent to your blog won't hurt either!

The growth and staying power, of Carnival of the Capitalists, is beginning to catch the attention of people outside the blogging community. Each hosting, brings a fresh assortment of new readers, to the various blogs involved.

The visitors aren't only bloggers anymore.

Readership is expanding to include the mainstream media, various government and private organizations, many businesses, and other interested people from beyond the blogging community.

Many people are introduced to some tremendous blogs that they might otherwise have missed.

Next week's Carnival of the Capitalists will be at Scott Allen's internet marketing blog known as Revenue River.

In the meantime, click your mouse over to the Spooky Action hosting of Carnival of the Capitalists.

If the great posted entries don't convince you to click, or the possibility of finding some brand new blogs to read doesn't do it, then visit Carnival of the Capitalists and get into business for yourself.

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Sunday, August 12, 2007

 

Connections: Bloggers plus dots equal business



Bloggers are connectors. Everyone who creates a blog, and shares part of the world of citizen publishing and citizen broadcasting. There is much more to the relationships than simple connections. People are more than dots on a map. They are your friends, clients, customers, business partners, and extended family.

Whether writers, video blog developers, or verbal podcasters, bloggers do much more than just connect the dots. Bloggers form and build relationships far beyond anyone's imagination. In fact, so many crucial and life changing blog seeded relationships have been created that no one even thinks about it any longer. The multi-faceted interaction is now almost taken for granted.



An entirely new business model is emerging as a direct result of the blogosphere's relationship developing power. As with so many new technological developments, countless unexpected and wonderful things flow forth in abundance. One of these powerful outcomes is the blogger business partnership. Bloggers who have never met one another in person are forming online companies and establishing conferences. More importantly, the people are working together successfully.

How did all of this business activity take place? The business partners met through their respective blogs. The primary introduction, sharing and the important trust factor were formed and nurtured through shared blog posts, comments, and emails. Over time, the relationship blossomed into friendship and a full fledged business establishment was the happy event. Had the participants not been bloggers, there is only a minute chance their paths would have crossed in the offline world. Even if the people had met in person, the friendship pattern might have taken a much different course. The blog was the crucial catalyst.



As a business model, the blogger connection group is only in its infancy. Still in diapers, the blogger formed business has a long way to grow. That is great news for prospective entrepreneurs. The market for shared online services is growing, and is untapped to any real extent. The opportunities for bloggers, who have clicked on some deeper level, to share their talents and skills is only in the beginning stages. The initial hesitant baby steps toward blogger based companies have only started to appear online. There will be more bold movements in the future.

Bloggers are connectors, and it may be due to the personalities and traits that bloggers share together. The desire and urge to write and share ideas and thoughts with the world are characteristics all bloggers have in common. As a result, bloggers are often kindred spirits, and may connect on a much deeper level than with other people.

Meeting a blogger, with whom you have read, written, and shared thoughts, is like meeting an old friend. It may also be meeting a new business partner.

Bloggers are connectors. New entrepreneurial businesses are often the happy response, to those modest meetings, that started with a humble blog posting.

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Tuesday, August 07, 2007

 

Janine Popick: Small business technology to compete with the giants - Blog Business Success Radio

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Award winning entrepreneur and email marketing expert Janine Popick, CEO of VerticalResponse, and blogger at VerticalResponse Email Marketing Blog shares ideas for using technology to level the playing field so small business can compete with the giants, and how low cost marketing applications can boost your company's success, as my internet radio show guest on Blog Business Success; hosted live on Blog Talk Radio.

The show airs live on Thursday, August 9, at 8:00 pm Eastern Time; 5:00 pm Pacific Time.

Janine Popick discusses ideas and techniques for using technology to help your business compete with much larger companies. You will learn:

* How email marketing can grow your business at a low cost

* How simple postcards can enhance a direct mail campaign

* How to create professional looking email newsletters on a small budget

* Low cost marketing techniques that will look like you have spent a bundle



Janine Popick (photo left) is the CEO and co-founder of VerticalResponse, a leading self-service direct marketing provider to over 25,000 small businesses.

Janine brings over 17 years of experience leading direct and Internet marketing programs for some of the biggest brands in technology and entertainment. Janine lead the Direct division of NBC Internet as well as XOOM.com. She also managed direct marketing for a variety of technology companies like Claris Corp. a wholly owned subsidiary of Apple Inc., Insignia Solutions and Symantec Corporation.

Janine holds a Bachelor's degree from Hofstra University in Communications and English. She has been a private investor and serves as an advisor in the U.S. and Europe.

Janine is the VerticalResponse CEB (Chief Executive Blogger) and won the 2006 ClickZ Best Marketing Blog Award as well as the 2007 Stevie Award for Best Blog for the VerticalResponse Email Marketing Blog.

She is a columnist for Inc.com “Women in Business” and has been published in DM News as well featured in Entrepreneur Magazine, ClickZ, and B2B Magazine.

She frequently enjoys trips to Europe as well as to her home in Lake Tahoe, California.

Listen live on Thursday at 8:00 pm Eastern, 5:00 pm Pacific time.

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If you miss this very informative show, it will be available for download as a podcast for iPod, iTunes, and MP3 players; or play it right on your computer. To download this, or any other of my guest interviews, go to the Blog Business Success host page and click on Archived Segments. Once there, click on the podcast icon at the end of the episode description, to download the show free of charge for your listening enjoyment. You can also subscribe to the show feed.

Add to iTunes

To call in questions for my guest, the number is: (347) 996-5832

Let's talk with Janine Popick as she shares ideas for using technology to level the playing field so small business can compete in the business big leagues, and how low cost marketing applications can boost your company's success, on Blog Business Success Radio.

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Monday, August 06, 2007

 

Carnival of the Capitalists at Linked Intelligence



This week sees a social media approach to the traveling business show, recognized by one and all as Carnival of the Capitalists and is at Scott Allen's social media blog known as Linked Intelligence
.

This week's edition of Carnival of the Capitalists highlights some of the best bloggers writing on the internet today, as well as some of the best and most popular entries ever to the Carnival.

Blogging topics presented include entrepreneurship, management, market trading, internet commerce, marketing, the national economy and personal finance.

As you would expect from Carnival of the Capitalists, there are many discussions of economics, marketing, business, and small business.

It's always great to read and discover the many high quality blogs out there in the blogosphere.

We don't always get to them all, and this edition of Carnival of the Capitalists has introduced many of us to some brand new ones; as well as some long time contributors.



I have an entry in this week's Carnival of the Capitalists as well.

My post is titled "Conquer The Crash by Robert Prechter - Book review" where I discuss how just as inflation, asset value bubbles and bull markets can develop, so too can deflation, crashes, and even economic depressions, writes Robert R. Prechter Jr. in his controversial and provocatively titled best seller Conquer the Crash: You Can Survive and Prosper in a Deflationary Depression. Basing his conclusion of an impending crash of the various asset bubbles on the Elliott Wave Theory of market changes, the author sees the current market situation as unique in the lifetime of everyone alive today. He also sees a major crash in the charts.

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Readership is expanding to include the mainstream media, various government and private organizations, many businesses, and other interested people from beyond the blogging community.

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