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This is the place to view the past and present contests put on by ActiveRain and its members. Everyone can join the
group and help encourage each other. Current contest will be highlighted posts so it's easy for you all to see. Let it
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AR's community takes the time to leave honest and transparent reviews of their experiences
so you can be a bit wiser about your purchase.
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Add new products as you use them and gain points for doing so
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Whatever it is you're into and wherever you are, AR surely has a group for you to join.
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Each time you write a post you can syndicate your post to 5 groups.
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Each month AR runs numerous contests as a way for our members to engage in activities
that will boost their business and increase their visibility in the community and beyond.
Earn points by partaking in these contest and climb the leaderboard
Do what's good for you and your business by participating
If you have an idea for a contest, just let us know
Stay motivated and on track with new contests popping up each month
Ask a Real Estate Question
Here's another avenue for you to build relationships with others. Share your expertise with someone searching for answers.
Play the teacher role and help someone out today
Your Homepage will alert you of new questions in your state
A wonderful way to open a door to a possible new client
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These state pages or hyper-local pages provide content directly related to a specific geographical location.
State, County, City and Neighborhood pages make it easy for consumers to find what they're looking for.
Post your listings, school information, local events, market reports and more
Consumers peruse these pages for information
Farm your niche market and cover all the happenings in your neighborhood
"Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won’t, so that you can spend the rest of your life like most people can’t."
This was a quote that came across my Instagram last week, hasn't left my mind since.
On the path to becoming a successful entrepreneur I have had rapid increase in experiences. Sounds weird, but it makes sense.
The opportunities to share, discuss, and reflect on these experiences has been few and far between.
Today, I'm taking time to reflect and share some recent conclusions. I have come to these conclusions based on conversations with others, along with my own experiences and observations.
I figured this would be the best place to have this conversation, because you are all entrepreneurs. Let's share, learn and grow together.
I'll start the conversation
Topic #1 -- Solving business model problems.
Iterate at a rapid pace, internally.
Talk ideas out with relevant individuals, make notes, wait, review notes, look for problems, repeat, exceed your own expectations, execute.
Don't iterate with your customers.
You are only important to your customer at a few select points in their life. Don't over-communicate. Change your concept 100 times internally, only communicate concrete milestones. This way, public perception is continuous, adaptive, intelligent changes to your business model. They will associate two thoughts to your business: Growth & Stability. Enough said.
Work smart, not hard.
Review your notes collectively, once satisfied with the result. A pattern will emerge.
You will see a clear pattern in how you solve problems. Once you know this, you can refactor, becoming more efficient and conscious of your process. Ultimately resulting in a template, tailored to how you make decisions. Powerful.
Topic #2 -- Dealing with difficult people.
Stay focused, be direct, make your point.
The more verbose you are, the more opportunities given to itemize your reasoning. Individuals will respond with isolated counter arguments for each "item", ultimately losing the focus of the original issue.
Standing up for yourself, without burning bridges.
State facts leave out opinions, commentary, side notes, and don't over explain.
Write messages in advance, then review in 24hours. If you still agree, send it. I also write using a text editor, as to not accidentally "send" the message half way through composition.
You, keep the conversation going
Any of these hit home? Speak up and share your experiences.
Let's have a constructive conversation about the above topics.
After-all, as entrepreneurs, we are in this together.
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.