Posts in the Category: Building Business Relationships

What You’re Worth

Posted in - Building Business Relationships & What's in my head now? on May 28th 2012 1 Comments worth

How much is my time worth?  Most people don’t ask themselves that question enough, but more importantly, most people only equate “worth” to “how much money” they’re making.  Doesn’t work like that.

For the past three years, I made good money; I ran both a consultancy and brokerage business and had 3 payment models: 1) Consultant …

Get Yourself to the Greek – and Get Connected

Posted in - Building Business Relationships & Building PEOPLE Relationships & What's in my head now? on May 10th 2011 4 Comments aephi

I was at my best friend’s wedding last weekend and when she made her speech she thanked her bridesmaids and laughed about how ironic it was that when we were in college (10 years ago) during sorority prefs, we used to always say, “I know these friends and sisters will be the bridesmaids at my …

Gary Vaynerchuk Practices What He Preaches

Posted in - Building Business Relationships & Building PEOPLE Relationships & innovation & Sales and Marketing in 2010 on April 15th 2011 4 Comments

I originally interviewed and wrote this article for my FORBES blog, but wanted to ensure my readers received as well.

How many of you have ever reached out via email, Twitter or phone to an Internet superstar?

I have. Before writing this article, I gave Gary Vaynerchuk a test. I wanted to see …

5 Ways to Show “thank you”, not say it

Posted in - Building Business Relationships & Building PEOPLE Relationships & What's in my head now? on February 12th 2011 5 Comments

Yes it’s cliche, but sometimes saying “thank you” is not enough. We all have people who have touched our lives and helped shape who we are along our journeys. I always look for ways to build upon relationships by showing how important someone is to me; taking the time to do something a …

“I do”

Posted in - Building Business Relationships & Building PEOPLE Relationships & What's in my head now? on February 8th 2011 7 Comments

I spent the weekend in NYC at my cousin’s wedding and while listening to the speeches at the party and the rabbi speak during the service, I thought, “hmmmm – that sounds exactly how I feel when I’m going through the interview process and decide I want to commit myself full time to a business”. …

On Being Opportunistic about Networking (Guest Post)

Posted in - Building Business Relationships & Building PEOPLE Relationships on February 2nd 2011 12 Comments

Most often asked question, “How are you always successful?” My answer is always the same; 1) I’m not; but like any gambler, you only hear of the successes, not the failures 2) I never underestimate the power of a person; I seek out mentors, find people who are smarter than me; and I latch …

You Have to Love the Process

Posted in - Building Business Relationships & innovation & What's in my head now? on January 23rd 2011 4 Comments

What is that special something that “winning” entrepreneurs possess?

The standard answer seems to be part luck, part guts, part brains and part the people they surround themselves with. Or, in mbaspeak…”right time. Right place. Right product.”

Lately, I’ve come to realize that the recipe is far different, seemingly simple, but, extremely difficult to execute. …

Careers Do Not Belong in a Box

Posted in - All About ME & Building Business Relationships & Building PEOPLE Relationships & innovation & Sales and Marketing in 2010 & What's in my head now? on January 2nd 2011 37 Comments

The best ideas are those that lie ‘outside the box’. The top thinkers, innovators, and visionairies have all been considered ‘out of the box’. Similarly, those that have the appearingly ‘best’ careers are the ones who have taken the concept of ‘career’ OUT of the box.

Don’t wrap your career in a box. …

Social Media as a “Closing” Tool for Deal Makers

Posted in - Building Business Relationships & Building PEOPLE Relationships & Sales and Marketing in 2010 on December 7th 2010 4 Comments

I’m a Facebook Stalker. 10 years ago, pre Facebook, some called me a “yenta”; I called myself a ‘fact finder’. In these times, we are all “Facebook Stalkers” to some extent; but the question you should ask yourself is WHY are you a FB stalker?

I use FB, Twitter, and Linkedin for several reasons …