|Most business people have a LinkedIn profile. It’s a great way to research prospects before a meeting to see who they might be connected to in your network. Yet besides using it as a reference, have you ever gotten any business directly from people you reached out to on LinkedIn? Would you like to know how to?
On Wednesday, November 1 in Norwell and Wednesday, November 15 in Plymouth , The LinkedIn Sales Funnel – Hands-On Workshop will teach you how to transform that passive channel that currently is your LinkedIn account into a robust, proactive lead-generator.
Led by LinkedIn experts Steve Dubin of PR Works and Eric Warner of Praxis Growth Advisors, a Sandler Training Company, each session will include:
The cost to attend each session is $149. To register, click on the links below:
Wednesday, November 1, 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
62 Accord Park Drive, Suite 4,
Norwell, MA 02061
Wednesday, November 15, 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Plymouth Chamber of Commerce
134 Court Street, Plymouth, MA 02360
LinkedIn is like no other social media resource. Chances are your best prospects are on it. With this workshop, you will learn a viable strategy for connecting with those prospects and converting LinkedIn into a cash generator for your business. Sign up today!
Most home builders are gifted at construction. It is often the other aspects of their business that are a challenge. From a second source for roofing to an accountant who keeps them on track, a new service entitled Builders Concierge Service of Southeastern MA offers easy access to subcontractors and professional services.
Participating home builders also receive a complimentary contract review and discounts on continuing education and test preparation.
The new service, developed by the FireWalker Development Group of Taunton, MA, helps home builders become more efficient, save money, save time and connect with vetted subcontractors and business professionals.
Mitch Zucker, founder of the innovative company, noted, “Having spent almost five years as a member, volunteer Board of Director, and full-time employee of a nonprofit Builders Association, I learned quite a bit about the challenges of operating a residential building/remodeling firm. With that knowledge in mind, I designed the Builders Concierge Service to address the single biggest challenge of this type of organization: finding the best local subcontractors and business services vendors quickly and efficiently.”
Continued Zucker, “Small residential builders know that they need to stay focused on getting the work done on their projects. Every time they need a new sub or vendor, it’s a huge distraction which pulls them away from their primary mission of getting the current projects completed on time and under budget. We help solve that equation.”
The Builders Concierge Service has met with and worked with each vendor within the organization. Standard protocol for all vendors is to return calls immediately.
For more information, please contact, Mitch Zucker, (774) 218-9486,
NEW BEDFORD, MA…
Who knew that old and unwanted household keys could produce enough money to help local food banks pay their bills? Similarly, whoever thought that unwanted equipment, overstock and distressed real estate and surplus equipment could also be resold to support local non-profits and generate good corporate citizenship recognition and tax deductions for the company donor?
Two organizations are now working together to harvest surplus capital goods from companies throughout New England that are no longer wanted or needed and can be converted to cash for grants to charities.
Proactive Philanthropy and Key for Hope, two synergistic 503(c) (3), non-profit organizations, are now working together to convert the full spectrum of surplus equipment, from keys to lab equipment and other assets, into cash and reinvesting the proceeds into charitable organizations in the form of grants. This enables the donor companies to enjoy tax benefits and to be recognized for their role in creating the charitable funding.
The two organizations are located in a six-acre, 760,000 square foot warehouse in the North End of New Bedford located at 25 – 51 King Street, New Bedford, MA 02745. The expansive space provides an ample staging ground for transforming surplus keys, stock and equipment into a major financial injection for impactful non-profits.
Ed McPherson, founder and CEO of Proactive Philanthropy noted “Most non-profit organizations are starved for funding. And most non-profit organizations compete day in and day out for the same thing. Cash! What if we turned that paradigm on its head? We know that the money and the funding solution wasn’t in cash, it was in the value of every other asset. ”
He continued, “For example, a bulldozer is donated, the heavy equipment is sold to a construction company, the proceeds of the sale is used to fund a charitable organization. The donor is recognized for the gift. This is a true example of a win-win transaction. Every company works hard to create net revenue. Those hard earned dollars are needed to propel the company into a leadership position. Using surplus capital assets to create charitable funding is smart business. Keep in mind, that the assets that are no longer in service continue to add costs like storage, insurance, heat, lights and security. When these assets are donated, space is freed up, costs stop and tax deductions are created. Additionally, when the asset is sold and the charitable funds are reinvested in grants, your company receives the acknowledgment (This grant made possible by…). Using surplus assets to give back is the ideal example of doing well by doing good.
Ralph Greenberg, founder and President of Key for Hope commented, “Unwanted, outdated household keys are another overlooked and alternative source for funding needed charities. Schools and companies have found key donation campaigns to be a great way to rally their students and employees to take simple steps to donate and help out. Everyone has a bunch of keys stuffed in a junk drawer or desk that are associated with a previous car, lost bike lock or former apartment. We are encouraging people to donate these keys and will be donating the value of the metal to food pantries.”
Working together to create awareness, share warehouse space and combine resources, Key For Hope and Proactive Philanthropy are looking to transform how non-profits are funded.
Proactive Philanthropy background
Ed McPherson earned his stripes in commercial construction and real estate development. Witnessing that a vast majority nonprofits struggled from the absence of long-term, stable funding made a strong impression upon him.
After a nonprofit asked him to find a real estate donation, he realized that a solution could come from not only real estate but from converting the broadest spectrum of surplus assets into charitable funding. McPherson witnessed the non-profit struggle to attract and convert assets into funding. He knew by providing this service it would allow the non-profit to focus on their charitable mission.
Key For Hope background
Ralph Greenberg never took his personal comfort for granted. Simultaneously operating his recycling business and a used scientific equipment business, he discovered the vast quantity of things that can be recycled. After trips to poverty-stricken areas of Siberia and Africa to further expand his understanding of the world we live in, Ralph was devastated by the hunger and poverty and resolved to take action and do something.
Upon his arrival back home, he realized that feeding the hungry was a problem at home too, so he started Key for Hope. Understanding that the few keys his customers gave him were a great start, but not enough to make a difference, Ralph envisioned a key recycling campaign that could be the tipping point that would create a new and additional source of funding for the battle against hunger.
The partnering of Proactive Philanthropy and Key For Hope provide a unique fundraising alternative for companies and charitable causes.
For additional information about Proactive Philanthropy and Keys For Hope, call 508-990-2222 or visit http://www.proactivephilanthropy.org/ and http://www.keyforhope.org/.
Research confirms that stress translates quickly to disease and pain. The breakneck pace of modern life and the desperate isolation of technology contribute to the expanding problem.
“The issue is in your tissue” is a stress and pain management seminar is set for October 26 and November 2, 6-7:30 p.m. in the conference room of Costantino Realty Group, 1581 Main St, South Weymouth, MA 02190. Cost for the 2-part workshop is $99 per person. The first session outlines the solutions, the second reviews and reinforces action steps. Each session is limited to 20 people.
The sessions will be led by Rosemarie Lanchester, owner of ‘Everything You Wish For’, an alternative health provider.
What are the red flags for stress? Trouble sleeping? Anxiety? Awaken and still fatigued? Suffering from surgery or health issues? Driven by ambition and unable to gear down? Obsessing about finances? Yes, to any of these questions indicate you need new skills.
The workshop will outline how your body responds to stress on a physical level; how to determine the ‘root’ cause of your pain and how to heal yourself; ways to get a great night sleep; and what muscle testing is and how to use it daily.
Lanchester is an Emotional Freedom Technique (Tapping) practitioner and has numerous alternative health credentials including Certified Consulting Hypnotist, Level lll Dowser, Level lll Yuen Method Practitioner, Negative Energy Clearing Specialist, Level ll Reiki Practitioner, Certified Laughter Yoga Leader and is a member of Association of Comprehensive Energy Psychology (ACEP).
To register for the workshops or for more information, call (508) 468-4506 or visit www.EverythingYouWishFor.com.
Rodman CPAs of Waltham, MA, a full service tax and accounting firm serving small and mid-sized emerging and established businesses throughout the greater Boston area, has recently hired Jennifer Baessler, a resident of Waltham, as Accountant.
Baessler, who holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Bentley University, will be responsible for client accounts receivable, payroll and month-end close. Baessler is also a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor and will be part of Rodman CPAs QuickBooks ProAdvisor team that provides training and consulting to hundreds of small to mid-size companies.
For five years previous to joining Rodman CPAs, Baessler was an Accountant at Distributed Technology Associates of Waltham. Prior to that, she was a consultant at Insource Service Inc. in Wellesley for four years.
Baessler looks forward to volunteering with Rodman CPAs in outreach efforts that support causes and organizations such as Camp Clark, Cradles to Crayons, Hope and Comfort, and Rosie’s Place.
About Rodman CPAs
Rodman CPAs provides tax advisory, accounting, and business strategy to small and mid-sized emerging and established businesses. Named one of the largest accounting firms in Massachusetts by the Boston Business Journal, Rodman CPAs offers an innovative and strategic approach with the personal touch of a smaller regional CPA firm. For more than 50 years, Rodman CPAs has been specializing in customized accounting and tax solutions that improve business performance, processes, financial operations, and information technology.
The firm serves as a true business partner, helping clients perform and succeed during each stage of the business lifecycle. As domain experts in alternative energy, the “Green Team” at Rodman CPAs works with renewable energy producers and businesses throughout the U.S. offering tax advisory, financial, accounting services, and Investment Tax Credit (ITC) studies.
Rodman CPAs is an independent member firm of BDO Alliance USA, which enables them to expand services to clients by accessing the resources of BDO USA, LLP and other Alliance members, ensuring greater flexibility, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness. For more information, visit http://www.rodmancpa.com or contact (617) 965-5959.