Bowling for Business: Set Yourself Aside

It was then that our client had an “aha moment,” realizing that the methods that persuade him may not be the same as strategies designed specifically to reach potential customers in his target market. A typical entrepreneur, intimately involved in every step of the business, from conceptualization to manufacturing to marketing, Rick found it difficult to set aside his own frame of reference. But once he agreed to do so, we were able to launch an effective social media campaign that catered to his customers instead of to him. And you can do it, too.

Bowling for Business: How to Succeed in Business by Really Trying

By networking, I mean more than attending mixers or posting status updates on Facebook. Real networking involves investing yourself in the lives of those around you. Only this kind of venture will produce dividends in business as well as life. But don’t take it from me. Some of the best business minds in the world agree.

Bowling for Business: The Trouble with Trifle

This column first appeared on RimoftheWorld.net on December 28, 2009. By Kathy Bowling Several years ago, my daughter, Lauren, and I followed the Food Network Paula Deen’s recipe for Gingerbread Pumpkin Trifle for a holiday get-together. Not only was the delicacy beautiful, but it was well-received by our Christmas guests. So, this year, foolishly, I…

Bowling for Business: Lurk Alive

by Kathy Bowling This column first appeared on RimoftheWorld.net on October 12, 2009. Our house is such a cluttered mess, walking from the living room to the kitchen is like navigating landmines on the Mekong Delta. Between the dog toys, shoes, old homework papers and abandoned board games strewn across the floor, I’m lucky if…

Bowling for Business: Everything but the Kitchen Link

The Top 10 Steps to Use LinkedIn for Business This column first appeared on RIMOFTHEWORLD.net on 10-05-09 I’m often on the Internet for work. Really…it’s for work. So it isn’t my fault that I was so engrossed in posting to social media accounts last week that I failed to wake up my 13-year-old daughter for…

Bowling for Business: Getting My Tweet Wet

This column first appeared on 9-21-09 at RIMOFTHEWORLD.net When it comes to games of chance, I’ve never been particularly lucky. In fact, I can probably count the number of times I’ve won contests on one hand. So it isn’t difficult recalling the win that meant the most. I was just five years old. My favorite…

Bowling for Business: The Internet Imperative

This column first appeared on RimoftheWorld.net on August 31, 2009 My first experience as an entrepreneur dates back to 1974, when my best friend, Lori, and I opened a lemonade stand. Typical, I know. But our approach was not. You see; we lived on a pretty quiet street in Englewood, Colorado. After our first two…