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Striving to Make a Difference as a Business Owner

JoAnn Lombardi VR President Consider this synopsis: You’re an owner of a $30-million-a-year fee-based professional service business that grew 20 percent last year; but you’re frustrated with the results. The issue isn’t a monetary or revenue issue, but a performance one, where your staff isn’t performing Read More>>

Generating Powerful Brands in Business to Sell Effectively

Peter King VR CEO Many businesses realize that creating a successful brand franchise involves mobilizing the entire organization. Every aspect from the premises through the employees’ conduct (such as with customer relations) to company letterheads and formal marketing communications should reflect the values of the bran Read More>>

Importance of the Brand in Business

JoAnn Lombardi VR President What is a brand? It is the difference between a bottle of sugared, flavored, carbonated water and a bottle of Coca-Cola. A brand is the sum of the functional and emotional characteristics (both tangible and intangible) that a consumer attributes to a product or service a business creates and sell Read More>>

Creating More Profitability for Your Business

JoAnn Lombardi VR President Every business is always finding ways to increase their profit. Generally, there are a few ways that this can be done: Conducting a Market Analysis; Increase sales volume; Reducing and/or ensuring that costs are fully recovered; Improving the product mix R Read More>>

Focusing on Organic Business Growth

Peter King VR CEO Businesses exist in a rapidly-changing environment that can and will lead to radical responses and strategic planning. There are many challenges that one organization can have with the daily grind of responsibilities that despite attempts to push forward, the shareholder value drops. Therefore, the solution lie Read More>>

Choosing the Proper Business Entity to Buy a Company

Peter King VR CEO If you’re a company owner that’s buying another business to operate, there are some options that you can consider when proceeding. TYPES OF ACQUIRING ENTITIES Normally, there are four basic types of entities that can be used to buy and operate the business of the acquired corporation:  Read More>>

Asking for Referrals from Prospects to Elevate Your Business

Peter King VR CEO So, you’ve met new people, focused on their interests and how you could add value to their lives – but not yet through buying your business products or services. The relationship should be at the point now where they feel good about you – they know, like and trust you; open to doing business  Read More>>

Dealing Effectively With Computer Viruses in Your Business

JoAnn Lombardi VR President Computer viruses are always a threat on the Internet; therefore, they will be a threat to your business. Whether you’re building, about to buy or sell one; today, you can get one as easy as visiting a web site or opening an email. Types of Viruses What a computer virus does is attach itself  Read More>>

Following Up on Your New Referrals

JoAnn Lombardi VR President Say you’ve attended a conference, event or trade show and you’ve just finished meeting some nice people that may be prime candidates for business referrals. And you did this while not hitting anybody over the head with your sales pitch regarding your products and services. Instead, you focused Read More>>

Knowing When You’re Ready to Own a Business

Peter King VR CEO The idea of becoming your own boss is always appealing as millions of people have tried and liked it. How you determine if you are ready to become one yourself? What are the challenges of buying an existing business that’s for sale? There are ten questions that you need to be able to ask yourself:  Read More>>

Building Upon Your Referral Relationships for Your Business

JoAnn Lombardi VR President So you’re at a conference, trade show or event and have met a contact that would be a great contributor to your business in some shape or form. You’ve established initial rapport; let them talk about themselves and their business instead of you pitching your intentions. By the time that y Read More>>


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