Apr 20, 2011

How to Start a Business

Do you want to learn how to start a business?


Are you currently starting a company? Or, maybe you're launching a product or new service?

Join Scott Andrews, International Author, Speaker, CEO of ARRiiVE Business Solutions, as he shares wisdom learned in starting AspireNow, ARRiiVE, and launching products and companies.

How to Start a Business
Avoid the Top 10 Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make and
Learn Ways to Build a Successful Company
In this 2 hour Mind Spark SessionTM (online seminar), you will learn secrets to launch your business:

Learn ways entrepreneurs sabotage success...find out what not to do!

Gain insights from masters...grow wisdom to learn how to make it.
Discover the differences between good and GREAT companies...build it right from the start.
Why NOW?...Discover why NOW is a GREAT TIME to START YOUR COMPANY.

Maximize your money...explore ways to stretch capital or bootstrap a business.

And more!

About Scott:
As seen and heard on CBS, ABC, and Seeing Beyond (KEST), Scott Andrews' unique wisdom and ability to inspire people to action is second to none. Scott is a natural performer, but also possesses the power to take complex business and life development challenges and break them down into simple and actionable frameworks you can immediately apply to improve your present situation. Scott is a former Toastmaster and current board member of SLO STC and Cal Poly School of Journalism Internships. He created the first interactive self-help website: "AspireNow Advisor: Instant Self-help on the Web" in 2001. He has successfully launched or been involved in the launch of dozens of products and companies, including Power Text Pro, Wise Dog Animation, StoryAD Network, ElementsLocal, Instantis, numerous coaching companies, Cold to Gold (www.ColdtoGold.com), and he is currently launching the SLO Jazz Festival (www.SLOJazzFest.org). He teaches both business and personal development programs and is often a featured keynote speaker to groups ranging from 20 to 2,000.

"Why waste months of time trying to launch a new product? ARRiiVE Business Solutions can help you get your program launched exponentially faster." -- Michelle Casto, International Speaker & Author of "Get Smart" series of books
"Scott helped my company through a critical growth period. He made a BIG difference!!!" -- Jim Vangelos, CEO, Polymer Logistics

"Scott has a commanding presence...he never fails to wow his audience with new ideas and dynamic ability to inspire people." -- Jessica Haynes, Author of "Get What You Want" and "GPS to Success", Business and Relationship Coach

"Scott is a strategic business leader able to launch unique solutions to grow revenue and drive stability." -- Grant Stellwagen, Owner, Stellwagen Insurance

This informative Mind Spark Session is $47.00 (US) for a limited time only. Participation is limited, so sign up EARLY to reserve your virtual seat in the room.

Click this link to purchase your own ticket to this powerful Mind Spark Session and schedule this call in your Outlook/calendar:

Details: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. PST on Wednesday, May 4, 2011
See ARRiiVE.com for details or just visit this link to sign-up:

http://www.arriive.com/business_launch_workshop_signup.htm
Once you purchase, I will send you the access pass for the webinar.

You are ALL INVITED! :-)

Thanks!
Scott
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Apr 19, 2011

The POWER of WORDS

What's up? I don't know about you, but if you actively
sell a product or solution you surely HAVE to make a
PHONE CALL or send an EMAIL to grow your business? Right?

There is POWER IN WORDS. For proof, watch this video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wgi0t2ap-us

If this resonates with you, then perhaps you STRONGLY AGREE
that the words you use and WHAT YOU SAY in an EMAIL WILL
determine whether (or not) your PROSPECT RESPONDS TO YOUR
EMAIL.

My last prospecting cold call meeting started like this:
"Well, Scott, I get quite a few sales emails, as you can
imagine, being a PUBLISHER of a LEADING MAGAZINE. Your
email is the BEST I HAVE EVER SEEN." From that point
forward the meeting went like clockwork with the publisher
saying he is interested in a customized proposal next week.

Can you say CA-CHING?! :-)

If you ever have pressure to HIT QUOTA, you know full well
that you MUST GET THAT KEY APPOINTMENT to GET THE DEAL.

HOW YOU BEGIN often DETERMINES HOW YOU END!

I developed a system I teach in my innovative
Cold to GoldTM Mind Spark SessionTM Workshops that helps
people LEARN HOW TO BEGIN RIGHT.

Gain comfort and confidence making calls and learn how to
draw prospects to your door, without resistance. Best of
all, LEARN HOW TO WRITE AN EMAIL that OPENS DOORS!

The next COLD to GOLD Mind Spark Session workshop starts on
May 17, 2011 from 10:00 AM PST to 11:15AM PST.
Sign up now at http://www.coldtogold.com/ to reserve your seat.

We guarantee the program, too. So, you have everything to
win and nothing to lose. What you gain from Cold to Gold is
like smashing open Fort Knox's vault and leaving you in there
for a few hours without a camera or security guard
watching you. It almost isn't fair. ;-) I kid around, but I think
you get the idea.

Go here to sign up:
http://coldtogold.eventbrite.com/

To your success,
Scott

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Mar 24, 2011

LIKE our Facebook?

We have a new Facebook page for ARRiiVE Business Solutions. We will be sharing success stories, interesting entrepreneurial news, and more over at ARRiiVE's page, so if you dig the blog, but sometimes just want short snippets, make sure to be a FRIEND over there, and also at Twitter, while you're at it:

Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/d.scott.andrews#!/pages/ARRiiVE-Business-Solutions/179914025387913

Twitter:
http://twitter.com/arriive
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Mar 22, 2011

Cold to Gold Workshop in April - 2011

Attention: the next Cold to Gold Mind Spark SessionTM is scheduled for April 19, 2011, at 10:00AM PST.
Registration for this powerful online workshop will close one hour prior to the start of workshop. Only 25 seats are available for this session, which runs each day from Tuesday through Thursday, from 10:00 a.m. until 11:15 a.m. PST. Sign up while you can still get in!

Cold to Gold is a system of selling to increase prospecting and the ability to PULL prospects to you, created by Scott Andrews, CEO of ARRiiVE Business Solutions.

You'll gain access to the mind shift, techniques, and methods that help you get in the door, form better qualified meetings, and highly successful business relationships. These are the techniques used by Scott to land multimillion deals with IBM, EMC2, Data General, and other sales organizations. For example, Scott wrote Jay Leno a letter and Jay returned Scott's call personally. Scott never met Jay prior to sending the letter. You'll learn the techniques Scott uses to get responses like this. Can your business use a lift?

To sign up for this workshop, please visit http://www.coldtogold.com/
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Mar 21, 2011

Social Networking Fad or Fabulous?

Is Social Networking a Fad or FABULOUS for local businesses?

For my answer, watch this:


"I know our business needs to be doing all that Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube stuff, but we're just too busy doing our normal work to do it right." -- Local Business Owner

If your business is not on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn, let me guess:

You do not have time for social networking.

Well, if that is you, you pretty much have three choices:

1. Keep doing what you are doing.

You remember that saying about the best definition of insanity, "to keep doing the same thing but expect different results"? Well, that is most likely not our readers, right? We know our readers are "take action" kind of people, most entrepreneurs are! So, most likely, you are asking "what's behind door number two and three?" Okay, so I will share...

2. Do it yourself.

Wait a minute. You just said you are too busy to post to social networks yourself, right? Do you have staff that can do it for you? If you do, that is great for you. If you don't, and you are already too busy, and the idea of sitting in front of a computer saying God only knows what on social networks does not appeal to you, then you probably already know what number three is. However, is you DO decide to go your own route, or have your employees do your social networking, then I advise you to get proper training on HOW to social network. I will be rolling out a new training program through ARRiiVE Business Solutions in the next month that will help you out. So, stay tuned. If you do not do it yourself, and do not have your people do it for you, then you are left with one last option - hire someone else to do it.

3. Outsource it.

Now, personally, I have mixed feelings about outsourcing social networking. Done wrong, it feels about as human as the way the Terminator talked when he first showed up in that bar. Done right, your social network can grow fast! I know, because we've been doing it right for SLO Jazz Festival, where our Festival's page grew from less than 40 to over 400 in just one month without a list to build from. Another reason to outsource your social marketing is that people who perform this service are EXPERTS at social networking and all the aspects of it: copyrighting, ideas to post, what types of tactics to use, why posts get interaction, and ways to expand the network. Think about it. You get hired because you are an expert. Well, so are they.

If you are an expert in your trade, which could be anything from running a local cafe to cutting down trees or painting, you are probably not a guru on Facebook, Twitter, My____, and YouTube. Right?

So, if that's you, you may be interested in the service ARRiiVE Business Solutions created to help meet this need, INTELLIGENT SOCIAL NETWORKING (for business success online).

To learn more, simply visit ARRiiVE's website. We can help. I hope you DO take action on your social networking. Do not just sit there and let your competition beat you online. If you have questions, feel free to call me and I will help out as I can - it may be worth a coaching session or two even if you decide to go your own way and/or train your team.

As you can tell, I feel Social Networks may change, but the smart businesses will be adapting along with the changes and build their company business social network in an INTELLIGENT way. That is why I call this service INTELLIGENT SOCIAL NETWORKING. The Internet landscape changed when Facebook created a way to market that is more powerful than your website. Now people SHARE what they LIKE with other people. In addition, this matters as much as a friend asking "Hey, who do you use to cut your lawn?" -- these questions and referrals are happening constantly on Facebook, Twitter, and other social sites.

Do not let social networking pass your business by any more. Especially, if you are in launch mode, your launch plan MUST consider social networking. As usual, we are here to help answer questions, and guide you along the path to greater business, team-building, sales, and marketing success. Contact me at 805-459-6939 with any questions - I am here to help!
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