Category Archives: Quick Tips


I got a call from the IRS that I owe them money. Listen to see how the call went 🙂 Paul    


Instapaper – a tool for organization This is a simple tool that allows you to save web pages for later to read on your computer, mobile phone, or even Kindle. Once you sign up for an account (which takes just Read more…


SocialMention – a tool for monitoring mentions This tool has lots of cool features that focus on blogs, video, and social (all the “cool” stuff). You enter in a search term, either a keyword or a company, and the tool Read more…


Google Alerts – a tool for monitoring mentions This is a very simple and easy-to-use tool that will send reports right to your inbox. If you want to know every single time your competitor is mentioned online, whether as a Read more…


Master reading LinkedIn profiles — for hires, biz dev, venture capital. It’s useful to spend time on the profile to understand people’s backgrounds.


Always have a clear meeting wrap up — ask or propose next steps at the end, whether it is a follow-up email, call, meeting, introduction, more materials, etc. Summarize the meeting to wrap up.


For business development intros make sure that the person is in the relevant role. Find a few people who could be right, and check their relationship on LinkedIn.


Master the art of the short email — two to three sentences or paragraphs max. Check how it looks on mobile. If you scroll a lot, it’s too long. Use the least number of words possible and iterate on the Read more…

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Did you know: Warner Music owns the copyrights to "Happy Birthday," so it's technically owed royalties every time you sing it to someone on their big day.

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I love being with other business owners who are passionate and carrying about other people's businesses. Come join us at the Small Business Roundtable with the Tacoma Chamber Staff. Today we talked ... See more

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Did you know: Amazon.com employees spend two days every two years working at the customer service desk — even the CEO — in order to help all workers understand the customer service process.

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Did you know: Taco Bell has proved to be a huge flop in Mexico, as Mexicans were confused by the Americanization of their traditional cuisine.

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I am very excited to say that the 3rd Annual South Sound Small Business Summit is booked May 1st 8-Noon! More information to follow. Get your tickets now ssbs2018.eventbrite.com use discount code ... See more

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