First rule in business, get the prospect's contact information, and if they turn into a client, get a whole lot more! I am continually amazed at how many design professionals I speak with who don't … [Read more...] about BUSINESS BUILDING BLOCKS: How Not to Lose Clients!
Since I am active on Linked In, Facebook, Ecademy, Plaxo, Twitter, and more, I often send and receive invites to connect and to follow. I base my acceptance on the invites on two things, is it a … [Read more...] about SOCIAL NETWORK SUCCESS TIP: Make It Personal
The home furnishings and design industry is way behind the curve in the social networking world. More than 50% of designers and decorators still don't have a website, and less than 20% are active in … [Read more...] about SOCIAL NETWORK SUCCESS TIP: Find Me, Find Business
Excerpted from Melissa's top selling Celebrate Your Life! The Art of Celebrating Every Day More than a third of our lives are spent in pursuit of our livelihood. Too often this is not a celebration … [Read more...] about Celebrate Your Career
As I went to my twice weekly Pilates session recently, I realized that I had never referred the studio I go to to any friends or clients. I am one of those “loyal-as-the-day-is-long” types and love to … [Read more...] about Turning on the Faucet for Referrals
One of the essential keys to weathering the storms and vagaries of an unpredictable economy is to develop lasting relationships with your clients and consumers. It doesn't matter if you are selling … [Read more...] about Relationship Investing for Real Business Returns