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From the monthly archives: February 2015

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Business Development Goes Beyond You

  One of the most common mistakes a company can make in their in business development model is to assign one single individual to hold all responsibility. Statistically, only 5 to 7 percent of professionals in the business development community are natural “rainmakers,” capable of being the driving force behind continued sales and growth. Those few were born with the natural style, tendency, contacts, and negotiation skills that most others lack. For the rest of us, it takes strategic planning, long nights, and early mornings to acquire those skills, and for a company, it takes teamwork and utilizing the strengths of each employee, rather than just one individual.

Young Professional Member Receives Florida Gulf Coast Chapter Award

  During their annual “Toast the New Year” event on Jan. 8, the ABC Florida Gulf Coast Chapter honored National Young Professional Committee member, David Turcios with their “Member of the Year” award. The award recognizes a member’s outstanding contribution to the advancement of the principles and practices of the merit shop philosophy.

Tips for Creating Your Personal Brand

  Unless you have been living under a rock, it is virtually impossible for you to have escaped the barrage of social media sites that have popped up all over the web. Most company websites include links to their respective social media pages on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, just to name a few.  While companies realize the importance of having a presence in these areas, professionals often overlook the importance of marketing themselves in the same manner.