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The Affordable Care Act and Small Businesses- What will change and what will stay the same?

In the midst of political standoffs and technological blunders, the Affordable Care Act’s open enrollment became effective October 1, 2013 and will last until March 1, 2014.  This is a large health care and legislative change for Americans, and leaves employers of smaller companies wondering how it will affect their businesses, taxes, and bank accounts.…

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The Best Social Networks for Your Small Business

Most of the bulk of business recommendations and client hype come from personal connections and face-to-face networking so, it may seem foolish to spend any resources online.  However, many companies are finding a perfect balance between networking in person and well maintained social media accounts, showing online tools work best to cement relationships, rather than…

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Email Etiquette – Manners for Digital Networking

In this digital age business and personal technology platforms are changing daily, making internet marketing decisions increasingly difficult. With each new social media outlet, businesses have access to a new powerful promotional tools. However, the casual nature of a networking event that would normally boost a brand in a small group, may not be ideal representation…

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How to Take Advantage of Formula 1 Festivities in Austin!

November 15 – 17, 2013 the Circuit of the Americas will open its doors to Austin’s racing fans and Formula 1 tourists from all over the world.  Serving as a professional race track and location for the Austin 360 Amphitheater, Circuit of the Americas has brought more than its fair share of business, international athleticism,…

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Austin’s First Thursday: A Local Business Block Party

Whether you are a tourist wanting to experience the South Austin lifestyle, a local business owner hoping to network, or an Austinite looking for margaritas and tacos, South Congress’s First Thursday will leave you more than satisfied. Uniting local shops, restaurants, musicians, and artisans, the once a month block party provides a balance of SoCo culture…

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Networking: No Time to Bury Your Head in the Sand

Why are some people so successful in networking? Good networkers not only receive leads but also seem to have a good time doing it, while others seem to be by themselves in a crowded room.  Over the years with Networking Austin, I have watched the differences between the network members who seem to be getting…

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Business Card Pusher or Relationship Builder?

Only experience has taught me an effective path to network. It takes time and time is money! To build a network that is worthwhile, over the last 30 years, I have watched and learned hands on what works not only the best but for the long term. How Networking Austin is Different Most groups try…

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Networking is a personal thing…

Today’s tip has to do with a simple suggestion that could help get the results from the group you want. It has to do with presenting yourself as the person you are, not who you think the group would want to see. Being genuine to who you are helps build trust and personal knowledge faster than any other action…

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Networking is not automatic

Networking is not automatic. Attending meetings is essential to the success of any networking group, but if that’s all you do, business may never come your way. Being present is essential, and with a little additional effort, the better and faster you will enjoy the results you want. Give to the group by bringing guests.…

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Volume

So easy to get a topic off of other peoples blogs. The ideas seem to just flow from them. Anyway, here it goes… Volume. This seems to be the mainstay idea of some other networks. How many people can I touch how often? Hundreds, thousands (that was mentioned!) and how effectively can I stay in…

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