Networking


Jessica Hadler of American Business Group, featured Business Owner for National AmEx Print Campaign

Look for signs of Jessica Hadler of ABG in your mailbox!  Jessica recently participated in a photo shoot as a featured business owner for American Express’s national advertising campaign for Small Business.  Shot over two days in Atlanta, Jessica and a colleague had the opportunity to meet three other featured owners participating in the campaign which was designed to cross-promote select small businesses in America...

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Excellence in Entrepreneurship Certificate Course

Have you been planning on starting your own business? Are you already in the early stages and want to increase your chance of success?  Read on to learn more. Think about the following stats.  As cited by SCORE, “Counselors to America’s Small Business,” in 2006: – There were 671,800 new businesses, and 544,800*business closures. – Two-thirds of new employer firms survive at least two years,...

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September Event for Orlando Business Owners

Join me and other Orange County business owners at the The Advisory Board Council’s Reception for Business Owners on Tuesday, September 23 from 5:30 – 7 PM.  Details below. From the ABC site: “By connecting Orange County businesses with area professionals, the Advisory Board Council offers a powerful management tool to provide expert advice at no cost for your business.” Important Info: Tuesday, September 23rd...

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Central Florida Small Business Summit – September 26

Spend a day with the business experts and give your business a boost!  The Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce has teamed up with local and state-wide sponsors to bring business counselors, “learning labs,” presentations and headline speakers such as Michael Gerber, author of The E-Myth: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It. As a member of the Central Florida Small...

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Young Professionals’ 30-second Tip – Networking 101

Do NOT be a card collector.  Business card collectors have big books or binders of neatly organized business cards.  Those books are usually worthless because the relationships aren’t nurtured properly, if at all. If you are still in school, whether high school or college, and someone you look up to or who could be a future mentor gives you his or her business card, follow-up the...

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We Used to Save

Below is an April 28th, 2008 article from NPR (National Public Radio):   In 1982, Americans saved more than 11 percent of their disposable income. The personal savings rate dropped to just 0.4 percent last year. An economist blames easy credit — and how we think about money. Twenty to 40 years ago, economist and Financial Timescolumnist Tim Harford says, “a lot of people were denied...

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Don’t let frugality poison your workplace

One of my weekly activities to keep me in the loop of my local community is to read the Orlando Business Journal.  I catch up on events, get reminders of my colleagues’ birthdays (if they’re not already in my diary!) and glean a few words of common sense. Below is an article written by Dr. Linnda Durre of Winter Park.  In this increasingly “interesting” marketplace,...

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Jessica’s Guide to Pitching a Potential Employer

No matter how young or old a job seeker is, there are a few things one can do to get noticed.  If you have little experience or are changing careers, these steps below will help identify you as the right person for the job who is professional and already an integral part of a potential employer’s industry. 1.  Have a smart, professional email address. Although employers always...

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Key Words, or “I’m Not a Motocross Superstar”

There is a major step that people often overlook when trying to establish an online presence to better reach their target demographic:  key words. Many people have found www.jessicahadler.com by utilizing key words, as searching by name alone won’t always return the best results.  For instance, go to your favorite search engine and search for “Jessica Hadler.”  You’ll discover that there is a motocross superstar, an MD in...

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