Entrepreneur - Business Development Specialist, 25+ years assisting start-up and emerging market companies increase revenues and build market value.
@AlaskaChickBlog @Mark_Harai The feelings are mutual, Amber... You are one cool chick! Thanks for sharing your heart through your work online... It's cool to 'feel' your work - awesomeness, miss! : )
2 weeks, 1 day ago on The Happy Friday Series: Alaska Chick
Amber always inspires, and if you're chilly, she always has a roaring fire to reflect about the journey to date and dream about the awesome things to come.
Thank you for being you, Amber - it's really a pleasure to be connected, and on this journey with you.
A big CHEERS to Alaska and her beautiful people : )
2 weeks, 2 days ago on The Happy Friday Series: Alaska Chick
Happy Anniversary, Barbara! And cheers to many more years of growth and friendship : )
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Three Years Of Blogging
@Soulati | Hybrid PR @Mark_Harai Geesh, I just realized I didn't even say, "hey Jayme!" Need to slow my roll, haha!
3 weeks, 4 days ago on $2.8 Billion; Ponder That Starbucks
Greed and drive for profits often get in the way of solid core values, meaningful purpose, and enriching the lives and communities business desired to serve in the first place... As Sharon points out, the old way of doing business is no longer, and a new standard of doing business will set the tone and course for doing business in the new global economy...
Happy anniversary, Lori! : )
1 month, 1 week ago on It’s the Third Anniversary of Life, for instance!
Most of what they speak is gobbly goop! :o
But, point well taken : )
Happy Monday, Jayme!
1 month, 1 week ago on Janet Yellen Messaging Delivery To Be Tested By Senate
Jayme, I love the work you do, and having had the opportunity to work through a client campaign with you, it's very clear that you sharp as a tack, and this info can help business owners tremendously with their perception in the marketplace.
Congrats to your work - your one of the hardest working professionals on the social web, and your payoff is right around the corner.
Solid hard work pays dividends!
1 month, 3 weeks ago on How To Message Map E-Book Debut
@ginidietrich @Mark_Harai The regrets you pointed out here (experience) provides the necessary ingredients that ultimately form the concrete in every business foundation.
It's a foundation that can be applied to run ANY business profitably.
If you waited 8 more years to get started, you be just as ignorant as when you started the first time.
It's unavoidable, and necessary experiential learning and training.
2 months ago on Experience: The One Business Regret I Have
@ginidietrich @Mark_Harai Most people are so scared by that, they never even imagine, think or attempt such things... But here's the thing, I just see humans all connected in some way, and no matter how small or big of an impact your business is having, your in many ways touching the whole. Innovative business are contributing to shaping the future... Your words and vision are impacting hundreds, thousands of people, many who run very powerful companies on the planet... Your skill-set in business is communicating and influencing people (humanity). I think it's safe to say that if most people were on the roller coster you've been on in business the last several years, it would scare the hell out them! :o
The greatest business leaders in the history of the world ALL LEARNED FROM EXPERIENCE - - JUST LIKE YOU.
Until you do it yourself, you don't know squat, spit, nada.
It takes extraordinary determination, commitment, drive, and sheer will to build successful businesses... Without this, you would never survive the hairball near-death situations encountered along the journey.
This is a human "what-you're-made-out-of thing" - not so much a how much you know thing...
To be extraordinarily successful in businesses, you have to be tempered by fire to withstand the heat brought on by accepting responsibility to lead.
Most human beings cannot endure the uncertainty and risks associated with building the future for the rest of humanity.
Nor do they have the confidence and belief it takes to actually pull it off.
I would never do business with people who have not navigated the rough and treacherous waters called business and successfully conquered her at least a few times.
Building businesses takes real courage - and I believe is among the most rewarding things a human-being can do with their life - because through it, you can improve lives, and contribute to making a better future for those you serve.
I can't think of a better reason to be in business, can you?
Cheers to you, Gini!
P.S. - Your sharing buttons are not working, Jayme...
2 months ago on How To Get Capital Against Online Advertising Futures
I love this write up Jayme, and Hanna - love your business model - cheers!
BAM! Great insights on automation, Ken - thanks for sharing them! I am going to keep these tips in mind as I spread my wings and dabble with automation.
It beats hitting a tree! :o
2 months, 1 week ago on 10 Truths about the Proper Use of Social Media Automation
I tried tweeting this twice... it's the same share button Jayme uses on her blog and it rarely works - just FYI :o
2 months, 1 week ago on Are You in Pain?
I'm not familiar with the techniques described in your blog post, but it sounds really exciting, Lori - heading over to take a look - cheers! : )
Hey, all of your share button worked the first time! :o
2 months, 1 week ago on E-Commerce For The First Time
Man, when are you going to get serious with your work?
You da man, Scott! I know who'll I'll call when I'm ready to do that stuff!
It's great to watch you work, Jayme... Fat chance we'll ever see you sleeping anytime soon :o
These are great tools, tips and insights, Jayme! I really need to take a closer look at Cision's tool box : )
2 months, 1 week ago on Blogging Is No Longer Enough
Great companies have great founders with good hearts. And they build their businesses on core values and purpose, rather than the ole' might dollar.
It funny how like minds/ spirits attract.
Greed breeds greed. Good business breeds good business.
The consumer keeps both of these camps in business.
There is a difference in how these operate and maintain though...
One is dominated by fear and control. <<< these are the greedy bastards that will sell their soul to get your money.
As we can all attest, its not a good foundation to build a business or lives on... It will come tumbling down eventually. It also makes you do stupid things, like lie, cheat, and steal.
That's because money in and of itself is not real, it's just a phony god posing as happiness and fulfillment ready and waiting to suck you in and spit you out.
Wall Street is a very good example of this, not because people are bad people, it's just that their line of work involves worshipping money.
There's so much of it floating around, it blinds good common sense and decency.
You don't have to work on Wall Street for that to happen to you either, you just need to make 'making money' your number one reason for getting up the morning and get a good taste of it... That's when it sucks some in and never lets see the light of day again. Sad.
The other is built on a sound mind, sound principles, aligned purpose, and the lights are on!
It's reason for being has little to with the products and services offered (although they are among the best in the world), and has more to do with people, nurturing people, caring for people, enhancing the lives of people, building stronger communities, stronger families, and being a voice for things that add substance and value to lives and to the world.
We will always need balance in the world, after all we have night and day, darkness and light... greed and generosity are alive and well, and will continue to be so.
It boils down to you picking which side of equation you want to be on...
Do you want to be a life-sucker or a life-giver?
That's the business question of the day :P
2 months, 1 week ago on Great Companies Have Great Stories to Tell