Monthly Archives: May 2009

Why Pay Attention To Bill Bartman

Paying attention to billionaires who build their fortune is a good idea if you are interested in making a lot of money.  Bill Bartman is a self made billionaire.  Bill earned his money during an economic situation similar to what we are experiencing now.  

More about Bill and the lesssons I have learned following him in future articles. For now here is an email I received from Bill. I recommend visiting his website (Click Here)  and registering for his newslettters by email including the gifts he mentions in the following

 

Dear Steve,
 

You may not know that I have a brand-new book coming out called “Bailout Riches:  How Everyday Investors Can Make A Fortune Buying Bad Loans For Pennies on the Dollar”.  If I were you, I would NOT buy it until June 2.  Let me explain.
 

 

bailout riches book coverYou see, whenever I do something, I like to do it BIG.  In past years I’ve rented 27 Boeing Jumbo Jets to fly 6,000 people to Disney World.  I also built the largest–and most ethical–debt collection company on the planet.  This time, I want to drive my book to best-seller status.  

 

In order to do that, I want to concentrate sales on a particular day, and that day is Tuesday June 2.

 

What’s in it for you to buy my book on June 2?

 

First, about the book.  It’s all about how you can not just “survive” this major recession, but how you can truly prosper in it.  I explain an opportunity that is likely to come around only once in your lifetime:

 

–How regular individuals can buy bank debt for mere pennies on the dollar;
–Why you need no prior experience to be able to get in this business;
–How you can buy it using NONE of your own money;
–Exactly how you can collect on that debt (stress-free), or simply have others do it for you.

 

As you may know, the last time an opportunity came around like this, I went from being bankrupt to becoming a self-made billionaire.  This time the opportunity is much bigger.  Best of all, in the book I hand YOU the roadmap I never had, so your success can be even faster.Bill Bartmann

 

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Now don’t get too excited and go out and buy it before June 2!  That’s because I have a special bonus package ONLY for people who buy the book on June 2.  Not a day earlier, not a day later.

 

I won’t spill the beans just yet.  Let’s just say it will contain more goodies than I put in the book, to give you a real insider’s edge on how to profit from this astonishing opportunity.  You can ONLY get the bonuses when you buy my book on Tuesday, June 2 from Amazon.

 

With the economy as bad as it is today, this book could not be more relevant.  It’s tailor made for people with day jobs who want or NEED to start making serious money now.

 

 
 
Signature
Bill Bartmann

Action Step

Visiting Bill’s website (Click Here)  and register for his  newslettter then you will not miss the bonused he mentions in this email to me.

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Steve Pohlit, The Profit Expert

Christine Comaford – Featured Expert

Christine is awesome. She has an amazing background which I learned when I met her at a seminar a few years ago in Orlando.  For now let’s get right into the topic. This article is very focused on two elements that I totally support. Those are the A priority key success factors which she describes as Needle Movers and the management system she describes for defining and implementing the action steps in alignment with the A items.  So ignore me and pay attention to her. Regardless do this and your business will soar with the Eagles.  

One more thing.. I noticed her post on Facebook and I am republishing this because it is valuable.  She has not asked me to do this and I am not an affiliate…I am looking into it though 🙂

Here is Christine……

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Okay, in case you’re new to this, your needle movers are the 2 or 3 tangible results that, when achieved, will change everything for your business, allowing you to move forward FAST! I’ll cover this topic extensively at my Results Now Summit in San Francisco on June 5 and 6, but here’s an overview to get you started. 

Many people struggle with a lack of focus simply because they aren’t defining their needle movers and working only on those. It’s vital that we identify the 3 activities to focus on RIGHT NOW that “move the needle” – meaning, they move your business forward from zero to 10 miles per hour, or from 10 to 40 mph, or 40 to 90 mph. You get the picture. Distilling your business to its essence is key here. Needle movers keep you focused on the actions that drive RESULTS. 

For instance, maybe to move your business forward you need to: generate more sales leads, close more sales, train up your team to be self-managed. These would become your three needle movers. Further, everyone on your team should have needle movers that they are focusing on and reporting on. It’s important to distill your needle movers to only 3 is because each of these will have plenty of sub-activities surrounding them, and this is a tool to keep you focused and rockin’ toward REAL success.. So stick to three and GET YOUR NEEDLE MOVING!

A Monthly Planning Template to Support Your Needle Movers: Let’s create a Monthly Planning Template to help you stay focused on your own needle movers. Grab a piece of paper and place it lengthwise or open up a new document in Word in “landscape” mode. Now make 4 columns. The first column is labeled RESULT (this is one of your needle movers), the second column is labeled ACTIONS (these are the actions to take to achieve the specific needle moving RESULT), the third column is labeled OWNER (this is the person who is accountable for a given ACTION) and the fourth column is RESOURCES (these are the resources such as web sites, software and other tools or people to help an OWNER complete a given ACTION.)

So, left to right the columns are: RESULT, ACTIONS, OWNER, RESOURCES.

A given RESULT will have usually 3-10 ACTIONS, which may have different OWNERs for each ACTION. There may or may not be RESOURCES for a given ACTION.

I also like to include a TARGET, MINIMUM and MIND BLOWER for each Needle Moving RESULT. You won’t always achieve the exact result you want. This doesn’t mean you have failed! Heck, a result is a result, and it will move your business forward. The TARGET is what you want, the MINIMUM is what you are willing to accept, the MIND BLOWER is what would absolutely ROCK your world. 

One huge benefit of needle movers? Anticipation = Power! Anticipating achieving your needle movers keeps you going!)

Need help identifying YOUR needle movers? Join me on June 5 and 6 at my Results Now Summit in San Francisco. Besides a million-dollar education in business acceleration, there will financing opportunities, networking opportunities and enough strategies for success to launch your business into the stratosphere! 

To your continued success! 

Christine Comaford, Business Accelerator
CEO of Mighty Ventures, Inc.
NY Times Best Selling Author

http://www.ResultsNowSummit.com 

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The Business Building Principle At The Core of Local AdLinks

The goal of any business project is increased revenue and profits. If in some way the idea, project, technology is not able to be measured in terms of increased profitability why bother?  A key marketing principle is the best customer is one you already have while you work on programs to bring in more profitable customers.  Profitable business is earned one customer at at time which is why even the largest global companies that are very successful have a laser beam focus on customer satisfaction.

Local AdLink is an emerging business with a tool that is intended to help grow revenue and profits. It is an exciting idea and I became intrigued because their business model aligns with the business purpose of connecting with local customers and  prospects.

A couple years ago I purchased an ebook for I think $17 or something like and it was about a guy implement local business to customer marketing.  I looked at what he was doing and concluded it made sense.  So I set up a program at http://localretailmarketing.com  Very shortly after that a guy contacted me about a car wash and related services business he had in the Midwest. So  we tested this and in six weeks a credible list of 1400 subscribers was developed. Ultimately his business was sold and one of the assets was this list.

Unless You Are Building An Asset, Marketing Dollars Are Essentially Being Flushed Down The Toilet

When I noticed Local AdLinks I concluded that it fit well with the asset building model I advocate.  I also concluded my skill set was best directed to teaching Business Builder how to do this.  We are just starting. However the people who join Local AdLinks with my my team receive an amazing income earning potential business model and support.

The following letter was sent to a local business today (hand delivered) and demonstrates the basic program I advocate.  Notice the entry fee.  Team members who sell this receive 40 %  of the revenue. Do the math.  If you don’t join my group, you should steal this letter and program because it is the one that will work for any (for profit) company.  That is right – any.

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Now Here Is The Letter I Mentioned

I R Consulting, Inc.
Steve Pohlit, President
Websites:
http://localretailmarketing.com
http://stevepohlit1.LocalAdLink.net
http://irconsultinginc.com
http://stevepohlit.com

Dry Cleaners and Car Wash

Executive Summary of Business To Consumer Marketing System and Pricing

Business Goal : Increase revenue and profits using proven on line marketing tools and techniques.

Implementation: Jean Levy will coordinate the detailed implementation plan. Steve Pohlit is accountable for final product and implementation.

Tools and Techniques

Website descriptive and keyword search engine optimized: Ex Largo Florida Dry Cleaner. I understand the business has a domain name. For this program, the dns addresses of the domain should point to my server to allow access for design and edits.

Customer Contact Form on web page: normally we use first name, email address and phone number. The phone number is optional. The contact form is designed using an autoresponder system which essentially is a system that automates messages to people who register.

Autoresponder Sequence: generally a series of messages designed to entice people to the business. We draft these messages and there will be 8 developed delivered at a rate of approximately two per week during the first month. Then 2-4 per month in subsequent months. We rely on the business to help us with the content and promotions for these messages .

Local Adlink 10 Zip code package: this is an innovative system where local companies receive ad placement on 129 search engines and the Local Adlink website. Upon acceptance of this proposal, Jean Levi will meet with you to review all the advantages of Local Adlink which are extensive. This should be tested for a minimum of 3-6 months. All ads we design will include an image and an incentive for tracking purposes. The incentive will be a coupon with an offer defined by Capri. We suggest 20% your next dry cleaning order, Free Car Wash with dry cleaning order receipts totaling $100 and 20% off your next car wash. Note all customers taking advantage of the promotion agree to provide a valid email address for the discount.

Point of Sale Customer Contact Program: Use a 20% off your next order coupon in exchange for name and valid email. Incentive to front desk staff. Offer $.50 for each valid name and email address form submitted.

Pricing:

$1,900 paid up front. For this price:

1-2 page website – you own the site
customer contact form
autoresponder and message sequence
Local AdLink ad
Consultation on implementing Point of Sale Customer Contact Program

Monthly – following the first month of implementation
$100. 00 Maintenance of customer contact program, autoresponder account and messaging
$100.00 Local Ad Link test for 3-6 months

We accept PayPal or a check. If paying by check, we will give the deposit information for the Wachovia Bank next door.

Comments:

This is a powerful program when worked consistently and normally takes 60-90 days to see meaningful results and return on investment. The key to success is consistent implementation which actually builds the asset base of your business.

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Is The Law of Attraction The Key To Achieving Business Profit Goals?

Yes! In fact revenue and profit goals are always only achieved with The Law of Attraction.

I can write about my own experiences until I am “blue in the face”…..until “the cows come home”  None of  that matters. What matters is your experience.

What you focus on expands. You can study how to apply The Law of Attraction in your business  or get on the  fast track  with my help.  Actually doing it yourself is more costly when you price  your time and calculate the impact on business revenue and profits.

My experience with using the Law of Attraction is extensive. For example,

  • I continually image and create successful results with my business clients.

With my mastermind partner:

  • We imaged and created a successful membership site Manifest Mastermind which is based on The Law of Attraction.
  • We Imaged and created a successful social media marketing business.

There is more.  For now, Email Me, Steve Pohlit if :

  • Your company with revenues exceeding $5 million need help with profitable growth, business turnaround or crisis management.
  • You would like to discuss how social media marketing can drive targeted traffic to your business. We are very interested in working with companies selling consumer products.

If you are interested in learning more about the Law of Attraction, you are invited to register for our free course at http://manifestmastermind.com I see increasing evidence of The Law of Attraction working perfectly every minute of every day. I encourage you to consider the information from our free course.

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The Key To Business Profits In A Difficult Economy

The phrase “cash is king” is widely recognized because it is true.  When you solidify cash flow you solidify your business.

Cash of course can be borrowed. For  many companies, traditional sources of financing are nearly non existent.  Lines of credit are being tightened and there is little or no room for  loan covenants variations.  In this and all situations, the sooner management accepts responsibility for  the state of their business, the sooner they are in a mindset for moving the business forward.  What are the primary options for restructuring a business facing these circumstances?  The primary alternatives are:

1. Secure a lending facility from a source that is not a traditional bank.

2. Negotiate a new note with your existing bank – very unlikely right now.

3. File a restructuring plan under Chapter 11 of the US Bankruptcy code – an action of last resort and very costly.

4. Sell the business: viable if your business is attractive to a strategic buyer. You will need a creative contract if you expect to get much more than having your personal guarantees removed from the debt.

5. Close the business and do something else. You may feel you may want to do that but be careful since if your business assests upon liquidation do not cover the senior debt, your personal assets may be at risk. In this environment institutions are taking homes .

You may be thinking the above is written for a business experiencing losses in market share and profits.  Companies with bright pictures being painted are experiencing the impact of banks not lending. The money channeled to banks from the government is not flowing through to  companies deserving loans.

For this reason, alternative sourcing of funds is often needed.  A lot of time and energy can be spent finding the right deal or you can select a firm with the contacts that will get this done quickly on your behalf.

Last week I was in a meeting discussing options, strategies and pricing for services. It is very common for owners to begin calculation how much money firms make when a deal closes. This money is commonly called success fees. I explained that success fees are in proportion to the solution delivered.  The right professional firms have the experience and the contacts to move quickly and get results. How valuable is that when considering the alternatives?

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Email Me, Steve Pohlit to schedule A No Obligation Consultation On Building Your Business Profits.  Need more customers? Let’s discuss how to use cutting edge Social Media Marketing in the revenue building cycle of your business to drive your profits sky high.

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