Business Ideas

Episode 2 – Networking Opportunities

Business and Networking Podcast with Debbie DeChambeau What is the best place for you to network? Part of it depends on what you want to get out of your networking and how much time, money and energy you want to commit.  Every organization has it’t differences from giving back to the community to being random

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Episode 1 – Networking Groups

Business and Marketing Podcast With Debbie DeChambeau Networking is a marketing tactic that has been around forever, but during recent years, networking groups have become a formalized process that has generated millions of dollars in revenue for companies that participate. During this episode, Debbie shares her road to starting Select Business Team which originally started

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How To Increase Employee Productivity

Have you ever thought about implementing a workplace wellness program? According to the Wall Street Journal, many employers report that healthier employees show up to work more often, are more productive, and visit the doctor less frequently. Employees also benefit from a wellness program, which should be the focus if a company decides to implement

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Guest Contributors

Select Business Team welcomes guest articles from members of our Teams. We want to promote your business, help you establish credibility and drive traffic to both of our websites. When you provide us with a blog post, we will: Give you and your business credit as the author Provide a link back to your website

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4 Retirement Plan Choices

This article was submitted by Arthur Stein, CFP® who is a member of our Silver Spring Thursday Morning Team.   Leaving a job creates opportunities with qualified retirement plans – 401(k), 403(b), TSP – that can enhance (or harm) your future financial health. The four choices for retirement plans when going to a new employer or retiring

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5 Tips for Improving Website Traffic

All you need is a website…Right? If you think your phone is going to ring because you have put up a website, you really need to read this article! Think back 20+ years….every one spent hours creating the perfect brochure that was distributed everywhere.  They were sent as part of direct mail, left in lobbies

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The Right Time To Ask For Referrals

So many sales professionals struggle with the best time to talk about referrals. For example, many Realtors don’t want to bring up the subject of referrals until they have gone to settlement. They are afraid they will jinx something. Realtors aren’t the only ones who wait until the sales process is over before they bring

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5 Ideas To Leverage Strategic Partners

Who are your strategic partners? Who are the professions that go after the same customer base that you work with?  For example, a realtor might have a mortgage lender, financial advisor and a divorce attorney as good strategic partners.  A painter might have a plumber, roofer and flooring company as strategic partners. Strategic partners can

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The Cost of Buying a New Computer

Is it more cost effective to repair your computer or purchase a new one? This article was submitted by Scott Kushnier, owner of H Street Business Solutions.  Scott is a member of Select Business Team.   For the past 9 years, right after I give a computer repair estimate, many people tell me they can

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3 Ways to Build Your Business on a Budget

Growing a business with limited resources is a challenge for new businesses and business that have been around for many years. These three ideas have been effective for many business owners: Get testimonials – Every time you make a sale, ask your customer to provide a testimonial. Post these referrals on Yelp, Angie’s List, Facebook,

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