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PixelGigs Launches Business Opportunity – How Can You Benefit?

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Like helping small business owners?  Earn residual commissions (month after month) from introducing an affordable subscription to a web-based suite of online tools that all small business owner need to use to grow their business:  Client Relationship Management, Email Marketing, Webinar Tool, and much more.  Online and offline promotional methods work to build an income stream.

—  Go to:  http://www.GrowMyIncomeNow.com to sign up as an Account Executive or Affiliate.  Once you sign up, I’ll contact you to help you get started.  Questions before signing up?  Call me during normal business hours PST at 1-866-339-4619.

–To Your Success, Andrew Barden

Advertising on Communities and Social Networks Slide

This is a mindmap showing how to advertise on communities and social networking sites.  I’ll return later with more advise on how to attract more clients using online business social networking sites.
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Andrew Barden: Inspiring Entrepreneurship Trainer – 9 Minute Promotional Video

If you are looking for a passionate trainer to guide small business owners to success, I really deliver!  But, don’t just take my word for it!  My clients and attendees at training events have given stellar verifiable written testmonials seen in this video.  Watch this 9 minute promotional video highlighting my unique training services and satisfied clients .  As a small business marketing strategist, copy writer, and consultative sales specialist, I have led training on a wide variety of business growth strategies, with a special focus on the psychology of the new business owner and the psychology of your ideal clients.

I have led training events sponsored by Cities, Chambers of Commerce, Workforce Investment Boards, Small Business Development Centers, Colleges, Banks, and more.

Contact me at 1-866-339-4619 to learn more about how I can inspire your group and empower them to grow their busines revenues.

Many Benefits of being a Linked In Open Networker (LION)

LinkedIn Helps You Grow Your Professional Network

Hi again… the below is from a response to someone asking about all the Open Networkers asking for invitations on LinkedIn.com.  If you are not aware of LinkedIn, please visit there, set up a profile, and ask me to connect with you.  There are now specialists who teach how to leverage this free resource, but, I’m simply copying and pasting a response to an inquiry below for your brief education…

There are a wide variety of benefits to having a large network, both in person and online. For example, after hearing how America is loosing jobs at a rate not seen since 1945, I started a group called College Graduate Job Hunters just today, and sent out a quick invitation to 1,700+ of my direct connections in just a few clicks. No doubt that as this group grows, it will be of service to recent college grads seeking employment in a very competitive environment… and having a larger network will make it grow faster.

Further, there is a tradition on LinkedIn and other sites of being an “Open Networker.” These folks, also called LIONs (Linked In Open Networker), both grow their own personal direct connections but also leave them viewable by other direct connections. So, when HR recruiter friends of mine are looking for a particular talent, with me as a direct connection, they can see the direct connections I have …again, since I keep them open.

So, yet another example, a friend of mine, Derrick Hembt, was searching through the 30 million profiles for a certain type of client. He noticed that one of them was only 2 degrees away… and that I had a direct connection with his target. Derrick asked if I would introduce him and state simply my confidence in Derrick’s ability to serve his clients. Which I promptly did, using a LinkedIn introduction. Now Derrick is able to start a dialogue with this prospective client.

When I answered a question posed by one of my direct connections (someone who I had not yet met) in a discussion group, he like my answer so much (and my profile, no doubt) that he picked up the phone and, because he could see my phone number as a direct connection, inquired about my business coaching service. Wouldn’t you like prospective clients calling you, already impressed?

Another one of my direct connections sent me an Executive Summary of his start up, asking if I knew of anyone who would like to review it. Since he knows that I have a large online and offline network, it was likely that I could help him find an investor. After reviewing his Executive Summary, I will be sending him a handful of very qualified investors, and with my further due diligence, I may decide to invest some of my own money with him. I’m sure he will be glad that I am an Open Networker and that he saw my invitation to connect and invited me.

These are just a few reasons that playing the role of Open Networker on LinkedIn is advantageous for you and for your associates. One big happy family helping each other find partners, investors, employees, clients, or get hired. And, just imagine, for most of us on LinkedIn, it is a free service.

However, there are others on LinkedIn who choose to use this as simply a way to keep track of their personal friends and associates, and don’t make them viewable to anyone else. That’s fine. So…. you can be a private “closed” networker or you can be an Open Networker, seeking to connect directly with potential associates from all over the world. It’s your choice. Use this service as you see fit. I find it benefits everyone that I know to be a LION.

I tend to be a Philanthropic Entrepreneur, I “show up giving.” I activate the Law of Reciprocity. I offer something of value in order to begin the relationship. I give access to a large and growing network, both on LinkedIn and in person, to those who would find that valuable. And, only in my signature do I mention how I help small business owners. Just like in-person networking, I first find out how I can help someone I just met…Introduce them to a prospective client, etc., I don’t start bragging about my achievements.


I recommend that you not only set up a profile on LinkedIn.com but also decide to become an Open Networker.To Your Success,

Andrew Barden
Philanthropic Entrepreneur
“Love Your Clients. Love Your Profits. Love Your Life.”

AndrewBarden.com 866-339-4619

The New Rules of Small Business Marketing

Hi. If you’re sales are down, I can probably tell you why. No, it’s not the economy ONLY. It is also because you haven’t learned how to market yourself, effectively communicating a message to your potential clients/customers so powerful that they flood your door or pummel your phone line or website.

Most small business owners are great at their trade but are not so great at marketing and selling their services or products. One of the main reasons is that they have not studied marketing and sales strategies! Hello! Of course! You may have gone to school to get your Dr. in Chiropractic but you didn’t get your MBA so…. of course you wouldn’t know how to market your chiropractice services! Make sense!

But, the good news is, there are just a few simple principles involved in order to guide all of your marketing to produce a significant ROI. The first principle I’m going to talk about is your own psychology. The next principle I’ll be addressing is the psychology of your ideal customer / client.

Once you see how your personality and beliefs affect your business success, you’ll be miles ahead of your competition. And… once you understand the beliefs, wants, hot buttons, of your best clients/customers … essentially “why your customers/clients buy”… you’ll never waste precious time and hard-earned money again on failed marketing / promotion campaigns.

Basically, if you do your homework, you’ll end up always knowing with great clarity exactly how to position your business, know your SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) so that you end up doubling or more your net profits during the next 12 months. If you do all of your marketing from the perspective of your client, you will undoubtedly appeal to them more than if you are completely unaware of what they truly want and express that. Money comes from people making decisions (not from websites, postcards, radio ads, etc), and people make decisions because they were persuaded to do so.

If you know how to best pursuade people to do business with you, you will no longer be confused and worried that you don’t know how to get more clients. When you do your homework, you gain clarity and make marketing decisions with certainty.

Come back soon for more details on how exactly to implement in almost any small business these psychological principles. Visit www.AndrewBarden.com to learn more about how I help my small business coaching clients make more money.