siraj shaik
11/5/2017 · 2 min read · ~100 · 2
To Useful Advice and 4 more
11/5/2017 · 2 min read · ~10
To my followers
"Pick Your Brain" Can Pick Your Pockets

"Pick Your Brain" Can Pick Your Pockets

In a great article written last year in Forbes—Here's What To Say When Someone Asks To 'Pick Your Brain' About Social Media Over Coffee—social media pro, Natalie Zfat, says that when it comes to business, social media is no longer an option . ....

Jerry Fletcher

Jerry Fletcher

Lori, I look at it a little differently. If someone asks to "pick my brain" I agree to meet over lunch or coffee at their choice. I view the meeting as a way to quickly sort out whether they are a potential client or not. If they are, I have a chance to gather solid information for a value based proposal. If not, I know I can give them strategic advice and that in most cases they will not be able to implement it. Not long ago I met with a young man who had found me via my web site. His business was just moved into town and he had three months in savings to get it working after three months of no new business. I told him changes he could make in his website and suggested several potential Strategic Partners. But the most cogent advice I gave him was never to jump into a business without having at least 6 months of funds in the "Grouch Bag" to keep his family fed and under roof. He called me a week later. He had reworked his website and contacted two potential strategic partners and found a part-time job. He got a lot for a cup of coffee. But I'll get even more when I use him for a reference and put his testimonial on my web site.

12/5/2017

Anonymous

Agree on all points. Thanks for stating it's clearly.

12/5/2017
Vincent Stokes
10/3/2017 · 2 min read · ~10
To Texas and 2 more
Moving to the Lone Star State? Here’s what you need to know!

Moving to the Lone Star State? Here’s what you need to know!

Texas is the third fastest growing state in the country. It is currently home to approximately 27 million residents, and it is growing at a rate of approximately 1.7 percent per year. There are several major metropolitan areas throughout the state...

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