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social networking

Use LinkedIn to ‘Be The Hunted’ and Make New Business Opportunities Find You

September 13, 2012

Article appearing in Phoenix Business Journal – With over 175 million users, are your prospects on LinkedIn? Better yet, are you getting inbound leads from your social media profiles?  Are you the hunted in social media? “The Hunter and The Farmer” sales concept is no longer relevant. The top of the sales food chain is ‘the […]

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Technology and Business Growth in Arizona through GrowAZ and AZIMA

June 21, 2012

In the eco-system of the technology and startup community in greater Phoenix, several organizations stand out as committed, purposed and supportive to the ideal of growing businesses. One is GrowAZ, a volunteer-based online network committed to the idea of ‘entrepreneurs helping entrpreneurs.’ GrowAZ is Arizona’s small business marketplace, where entrepreneurs and small businesses list their […]

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Facebook is Changing their Fan Page Layout—Are you Prepared?

March 7, 2012

On March 30th 2012, Facebook is changing the layout of fan pages. This quick overview will walk you through the changes so that you are not caught flat footed when the change happens. Here is what you need to be aware of: New cover image:  Think of this as the header for your facebook site. […]

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Social Media Plus Networking Can Mean Net Work – Get Net Results!

March 1, 2012

Are you a networking machine? I WAS… When Mint Social was started back in 2008, I was a networking animal. I joined, helped launch and attended many networking groups: AZIMA, AZIGG, Power Networking, North Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce, AZ Tech Council, AMA Phoenix and would add new events to the mix each week (referencing Networking Phoenix calendar to […]

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Is Share More Important than Search?

October 7, 2010

Last month Facebook overtook Google as the number one online destination. In America alone, we spent 685,000 hours or 41.1 million minutes on Facebook in August, compared with 39.8 million minutes spent on Google, according to comScore. WOW. The last decade was about organizing information and using algorithms to rank it according to it’s “relevance”. […]

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Gelie Akhenblit and Matthew OBrien Help Define Social Networking for Business and Personal

August 29, 2009

Networking Phoenix and Mint Social featured on Channel 3 – KTVK. Networking Phoenix founder Gelie Akhenblit says “I have a few sites I use religiously”. Gelie uses social media to promote her business. Her number one site for referrals is LinkedIn and getting over 500 referral hits per month. Her motto is half business and […]

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Be The Hunted – What Today’s Sales Force Is shaping Into

July 27, 2008

Now that I have my online profiles positioned properly and have grown my network in,, and , I have now become the new term in sales…the hunted. The traditional CONCEPT OF THE HUNTER AND FARMER no longer provides the full picture for all types of sales people. Let’s introduce the top […]

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Is Social Media a Distraction or a Powerful Sales Tool?

July 3, 2008

According to the June 23, 2008 issue of Businessweek, “the average knowledge worker has the attention span of a sparrow,” reports Maggie Jackson, author of Distraction. It gets worse…28% of the average U.S. worker’s day is lost to interruptions. This amounts to $650 billion in lost productivity. Can we blame this all on social media? […]

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