This is one of my favorite quotes from Mr. Rogers: When it comes to the economy, winter isn’t just coming. For many local businesses, winter is here. And just like we need food to fuel our bodies, we need a network to fuel our business. When you’re looking for helpers, like Mr. Rogers’ mother told … Continue reading A Network is for Hard Times
You’re probably seeing the term “social distancing” all over the place now. I’ve even seen it on the floor of my local big box store as we as a society do our best to overcome COVID-19. Here’s the thing, though. We don’t believe in social distancing, because you can’t grow a business in isolation. We … Continue reading We Don’t Believe in Social Distancing
Something AMAZING happened last week. Most of the world has gone into hibernation mode, trying to ride out the COVID-19 threat the best that we can. But Master Networks doesn’t know the meaning of hibernate -- we’re working harder than ever, but from home. And in the midst of everything, we completed a project that … Continue reading “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” ― W.B. Yeats
Jaclyn Wilson has been Chas Wilson's wife and partner in crime for nearly 20 years. A former nurse, Jaclyn is now the busy mother of their five children. When she's not running the kids to their activities or supporting Chas in his work, Jaclyn loves to spend time outdoors, play with their two dogs, work … Continue reading What Makes CONNECT Special by Jaclyn Wilson
To have a business, you have to have customers. To keep track of your customers, you need a database. What is a database? It’s everything you know about your customers -- their names, their contact information, their likes and dislikes. You may keep that information in a filing cabinet in a dusty corner or in … Continue reading Feed Your Database!
Stories are compelling. They stick in our minds and live on indefinitely. My favorite Master Networks story is about the 80-year-old father of a member. He was a regular substitute for her at her chapter meetings, and this lovely man would stand up and confidently give her sound bite for her every time - for … Continue reading Telling the Story of Your Business
Have you ever had someone ask you, “So, what do you do?” and your mind went completely blank? You are DEFINITELY not alone. Business gurus throughout the world have created formulas to help people overcome that initial hesitation. Some call it “Me in 30 Seconds”. Others call it the “elevator pitch”. At Master Networks, we … Continue reading Creating the Ultimate Sound Bite
It’s been a while, hasn’t it? We’d like to take a moment to recognize the chapters, regions, and Master Networkers who are doing an astounding job of connecting, sharing, and prospering! Stay tuned for next time, when we will also announce the Master Chapters and top AR earners for the first quarter of 2020! What … Continue reading Quarterly Recognition is BACK!
I have been to the Master Networks CONNECT conference for three straight years. What a blessing it has been! I have learned more about building a business than I could ever have predicted. And even more importantly, I have gained new colleagues, mentors, and relationships that will last for a lifetime. The first year I … Continue reading Going to CONNECT Exploded the Growth of My Business by Gina Waterfield
An essential part of any entrepreneurial journey is knowing WHY we struck out on our own in the first place. Simon Sinek says “Knowing your WHY is not the only way to be successful, but it is the only way to maintain a lasting success and have a greater blend of innovation and flexibility” (Start … Continue reading Finding Your Why