Posts Tagged with: higher education

What Good is a Start Up Company if You Run it Like a Corporation?

Posted in - All About ME & Building Business Relationships & higher education & innovation & Sales and Marketing in 2010 & What's in my head now? on June 16th 2010 8 Comments

It’s not good. period. I should probably start by telling you what I think of as a corporation: 1) Sign offs 2) “strategic plans” that cannot be altered in a moment’s notice 3) High level executives who want to ‘stick with what they know’.

In my first start up, we went completely outside …

Why Am I BACK In School????

Posted in - Uncategorized on April 21st 2010 7 Comments

I’ve spent the past eight years promoting higher education, specifically higher education online; during which time I had gotten certified in project management and taken a few graduate level business courses. I had originally taken online courses so I would “know what I was selling and marketing”. I’ve been vacillating for the past …

Consultants; HOW and WHY Pay Per Performance Works (Part 2 – continuation from last post)

Posted in - All About ME & Building Business Relationships & Building PEOPLE Relationships & higher education & Sales and Marketing in 2010 on April 19th 2010 0 Comments

After writing my last post I had several great comments showing me that 1) I did not delve into the actual performance model, but more so the overall business model 2) I didn’t give any helpful examples 3) I didn’t speak about the variables that are needed for success 4) I didn’t say why this …

I don’t have a job…NOW WHAT?!?!

Posted in - Sales and Marketing in 2010 & Uncategorized & What's in my head now? on April 13th 2010 6 Comments

Boo Hoo. You’re out of a job. You and every one of your 9 friends. We’re all out of jobs, or we’re working for less money, or we’re not getting paid what we’re worth…or the company has cut out our spouses or our parents. Rest assured, we all know someone, most …

Why START UP companies are KEY to Work For!

Posted in - Building Business Relationships & Building PEOPLE Relationships & higher education & innovation on April 13th 2010 8 Comments

Two things I look for in every company I work with:

1. Do they executives believe in continuous learning as well as personal / professional growth AND will they aide you in your journey…
2. Is their business model, or product, something new, innovative, and / or something that the market has not seen before.

If …

Why Do Schools AND Corporations KILL Creativity?

Posted in - higher education & innovation & Uncategorized & What's in my head now? on April 9th 2010 10 Comments

In every company I’ve worked for, innovation and creativity have been applauded…sort of.

Executives encourage innovation in business, but many times unless strategies comes across to the rest of the business as “their ideas”, the executives are not happy. I contend that this is one of the reasons start up businesses have become so popular …

Does a Director of Admissions Need to Have PHONE Experience?

Posted in - higher education & Sales and Marketing in 2010 on April 8th 2010 1 Comments

I am reposting this entry as I received interesting feedback the last time it was posted. Making a slight tweak here and there, but content remains the same.

Higher education companies – I plead you to listen; When you hire anyone who will make decisions regarding marketing and sales, anyone who can effect the revenue …

Over the Edge

Posted in - All About ME & Sales and Marketing in 2010 & Uncategorized & What's in my head now? on April 8th 2010 1 Comments

I woke up this morning to read a great blog post that hit home for me.

Ty Unglebower, a writer, actor, radio host, movie lover, and recent ‘connection’ blogs about the difference in Passion and Obsession.

This leads to me ask the question, “how does one know they’ve gone over the edge?”. I …

Why Are People Who SELL Higher Education Not in School?

Posted in - higher education & What's in my head now? on April 7th 2010 5 Comments

Online Higher Education is growing quickly and the number of people this industry employs is at 1 million + . With all of these individuals selling education, how many are actually going back to school themselves? Do they truly believe in it? And if not, what is the reason they are not going back to school?