Don’t Drink and Tweet

The holidays are here! As part of the holidays there are also more opportunities than usual to over imbibe at work-related, and not work-related, festivities. We’ve all been at that company holiday party where a person drinks too much and makes a fool of themselves. Now imagine if that same person had access to the [more…]

Black Friday Rebellion

Recently, REI made a decision to close all of its stores on Black Friday, sparking a lot of talk on the internet. We think it is a brilliant gesture. The employees are happy, and they are getting a lot of free press. An article published in Fortune, by Hannah Elise Jones, outlines more details about [more…]

9 Ways To Improve Your Brand

It’s Q4, which always has us thinking about the ending of one year and the beginning of another. All of this change brings on new ideas for improving business, starting with branding. An article published in Forbes Magazine, by Eric T. Wagner, outlined 9 Ways To Immediately Improve Your Brand (it also quoted Michael Jackson, [more…]

De-Bunking Social Media Myths

In today’s ever-changing world of technology, it is important to stay informed on the effects of technology on the ways we market our businesses. There has been a lot of buzz about social media and many myths circulating about it. This great article, written by B.L Ochman, president of Whatsnextonline, and published by Bloomberg.com, outlines [more…]

How to Plan a Business Networking Event

There are many reasons to host a business networking event – it is a great way to meet new people in your field, it can lead to new clients, and it can generate positive buzz about your company. Networking events can range in style from formal events with guest speakers and organized networking formats, to [more…]

3 Things Facility Managers Look for in Your Website

Facility Managers don’t make critical building and operational decisions by looking at your website. But they do check it out and form an impression about your business, services and your companies fit for their needs. Business relationships are the gold standard for business development but beyond that your references and website are critical factors. If [more…]

Blogging for Business

There is no question that blogging is the new connection medium, taking the place of business letters and promotional material. Are you blogging? You should be. If you are, is it driving new clients and business? It should be. A website is not enough. How often can you update your “About Us” page? Blogging is [more…]

Have You Googled Yourself Today?

If you have Googled yourself (and, really, who hasn’t?), did you like what you saw? Was it the YOU that you thought you were? Maybe not! Googling oneself (or ego-surfing) is the digital age’s guilty pleasure, since we are all, to some extent, narcissists. “Googlers” want to know what others think and see about them. [more…]

What is CRENAB?

Commercial Real Estate Networking and Beer. Our rules are simple: No whining, No cover charge, No board of trustees. We gather in a casual and fun environment to network and meet industry related connections.   We are a group of unique deal and development individuals that meet once per month to enjoy a beer and [more…]

Powerful Email Subject Lines

I recently re-read and interesting blog posted by Carrie Kuempel with VisibleGains tracking how presidential candidates backed by millions of dollars in consultants and technology are using email on behalf of their candidates. Carrie signed up to receive email from the Republican primary candidates and figured it would be interesting to see what subject line [more…]