reynolds: A Course on Entrepreneurial Ministry - 04/01/10 10:56 AM
Audio Invitation

Ministry and and entrepreneurialism is coming to the forefront in churches across the country. Where do you fit in?
It's been a joy to be an Entrepreneurial Pastor for the last 15 years right here in Chino, CA. It's sad that I never gave it a thought that there were other entrepreneurs who also had a passion for ministry.
In the last several months a group of nearly 300 people have gathered together in a group called the Entrepreneurial Ministers Network on Facebook. This was all the proof I needed to know that there were others who were … (0 comments)

reynolds: Re: Blogging, don't believe what you don't see - 03/12/10 02:55 AM
Blogging is kind of interesting.  Have you ever thought of the number of people who actually look at your blog and don't make comments?  Believe me they do exist.  They do see it and many of them do read your blog.  Just because you are not getting as many comments as you would like, know that you've got readers.
You would be amazed how the same blog in different networks get totally different responses.  I've blogged here in this network and gotten "no" responses and I've used the same blog in different networks and got overwhelming responses. (Notice I didn't name … (7 comments)

reynolds: Audio Marketing Secrets - 03/05/10 03:29 AM
Using audio in your marketing campaign can mean the difference between night and day. Working on the internet is a wonderful tool but it has limited emotional connection unless you're a wonderful writer. The best of writers can do well without audio but us who just write OK can use all the help we can get.
I know many people talk about video being better than audio. In my opinion video is a little bit more complicated because you have to prepare to be seen and heard vs. just preparing to be heard on audio. I've done both and actually do … (1 comments)

reynolds: Marketing Secrets - 03/04/10 03:59 AM
When it comes to marketing secrets, it seems like everybody has a few. But are there really any marketing secrets? I think not. It's a matter of doing small things over and over again until a "magic number" appears. That magic number is our ratio. You see we all develop ratios over time. One of the keys is to keep doing the right things over and over so that a genuine ratio develops. Otherwise we have to start over again and again.
It really does pay to stay in the game. Take a listen to my secrets of marketing....LOL

reynolds: Answering the what if question - 08/22/09 03:35 PM
The question of what if comes ups more times than we would probably like to think about. Do you toss and turn wondering what will happen in life? Do you wonder if or not you'll be able to make it until you're next pay check? What if you don't...but what if you do? The question, "what if" comes up in all of our lives from time to time. One of the main keys is knowing that with faith all things are possible. I've taken a few minutes to post the video below to give you an idea of how I handle … (0 comments)

reynolds: Kidz-n-Biz Gives Realtors Rewards - 07/11/09 06:01 PM

Hello Friends,
Although the Kidz-n-Biz Project is free for children, we still raise funds to help towards the prizes we offer during the project and towards the grand prizes at the end of the project.
One of the ways we raise funds is through an online rewards mall I own. It's pretty similar to other malls you see online except we provide a way for the shoppers to earn rewards points and consider the option of contributing their rewards points to Kidz-n-Biz.
I want to encourage you to take a look. There is no cost to join … (1 comments)

reynolds: How Kidz made a difference in my business - 05/30/09 05:13 AM
Last summer I found an army of motivated referral agents. They were just sitting around before I met them. Then all of a sudden they mobilized into my personal referral agent army. I call it my "PRAA."
You won't believe this. Last summer I had kids literally hounding their parents, relatives and their friends parents to refer their friends and business associates to me. If you've read any of my other blogs before you know I'm the founder of the Kidz-n-Biz Project. The project has some pretty hefty cash prizes for kids who do well. Because of my commitment to … (8 comments)

reynolds: Kidz-n-Biz getting ready for summer 2009 - 05/29/09 07:40 PM
The 2009 Kidz-n-Biz Project starts Wednesday July 8, 2009
Who would have ever thought that kids would have their own mall. Well it's sort of a mall. This summer kids from 3rd - 9th grade are being trained on how to do business. There is an outdoor classroom setting for 8 weeks and the application of what the kids learn in class will be put into practice in the court yard of Papa Chinos Grill and Greens located at 14501 Ramona Avenue Chino, CA, hence the Kidz-n-Biz Mall.
Some of last years businesses represented offered homemade doggy treats, handmade jewelery, … (6 comments)

reynolds: Benefits Selling - great article for Brokers - 05/11/09 05:10 AM
Excerpt from Benefits Selling:
Legal plans to the rescue
By Jim Barone | Published May 1, 2009 From the May 2009 Issue
The headlines tell a story of gloom and doom as the world faces one of the greatest financial challenges since the 1930s. We’ve all read the news. Giants of commerce seem to be teetering. Many organizations — large and small — now find themselves between a rock (lower sales) and a hard place (business costs).
Everywhere, people are feeling the pinch. From Wall Street to Main Street, people are worried about jobs, benefits and financial security — the future. … (0 comments)

reynolds: Prepaid vs. Postpaid Services - 04/27/09 05:42 AM
I have never really given too much thought to the things I prepay for vs. postpaying for them.  Just wanted to share some thoughts about how I have come to the conclusion that's a good thing to prepay for some services.
I prepay for my medical coverage -  It's a good thing because I sure would be hard pressed to have to postpay for the services provided by my doctor, especially any kind of surgery.
I prepay for my automobile coverage - It's a good thing because I have been in accidents that would have caused me to file bankruptcy if … (7 comments)

reynolds: Imagine this..."you, the only Realtor in town" - 04/18/09 02:22 PM
Imagine if you were the only Realtor in town. Do you think you would be at an advantage. Of course you would. There would be nobody else to turn to for professional Real Estate services. Well, the fact of the matter is that you will most likely never be the only Realtor in town or even the only Realtor in the office you work in now.
Somebody reading this is saying, why would I bring such a ludicrous image up in the first place. Well first of all I just wanted to get your attention and secondly I wanted you to … (2 comments)

reynolds: Building My Agency With B.U.I.L.D. - 04/08/09 02:08 AM
Businesses United In Lead Development is a group that I just recently joined that has been awesome in helping to build my agency.
* One on One meetings with other fellow business owners has been the key to getting the members of B.U.I.L.D. to become great referral agents.
* Exclusivity of being the only agent offering business legal plans and identity theft coverage has been a great way standing out in the minds of the B.U.I.L.D. members.
* Consistently being thought of as the B.U.I.L.D. "legal plan guy" is worth it.
The greatest thing about B.U.I.L.D. is there … (2 comments)

reynolds: May 1, 2009 enforcement of FTC 'Red Flags' Rule - 03/27/09 12:35 PM
November 1, 2008 was the enforcement date for businesses who deal with the non-public information of clients.  Thankfully for a lot of businesses that were unaware, the six month extension (until May 1, 2009) has been a big help for them to learn what they needed to do to comply with the FTC 'Red Flags' Rule.  What the FTC is requiring from businesses in certain categories is to develop and implement a written identity theft prevention program.
The Rule applies to creditors and financial institutions. Federal law defines a creditor to be: any entity that regularly extends, renews, or continues credit; … (4 comments)

reynolds: FSBO - Friendly Seller, Bring Offers - 03/14/09 08:27 AM
FSBO could mean "Friendly Seller, Bring Offers" The truth of the matter is that anybody looking to sell is looking for the best offer they can get.  If you have an offer that makes sense (and dollars), maybe you should consider contacting FSBO's.
I'm not a Realtor but I do contact FSBO's.  I find them rather interesting because most of the ones I've contacted really have a sense of the basic logistics of selling a home.  Perhaps because they have been through the sales transaction process a few times they feel confident that they can handle the details with the help … (3 comments)

reynolds: Audio Blog on Inspiration in Business - 03/02/09 11:23 AM
Another must listen Listen in as Entrepreneurial Pastor Ced shares on Inspiration by God in Business Perhaps it's time to examine your internal inspiration. This audio blog is designed to help you see your life and business from a different perspective. There is noting better than seeing a Godly inspired idea working for you. This audio blog will certainly be one you'll want to listen to over and over again.Are you ready to experience inspiration in a different way?
Stay blessed, Entrepreneurial Pastor Ced … (1 comments)

reynolds: Interview with Investor Doniel Tiggs - 02/23/09 12:50 AM
Today I had a great opportunity to interview a great Real Estate investor and business owner, Doniel Tiggs.  Listen in an pick up some pointers on how he compares some of his businesses with each other.  Doniel is a member of the Small Biz Prayer Network and enjoys training.  One of the training venues he uses is video.  He uses real life experiences to demonstrate how business functions.  You can find out more about Doniel @ Doniel Tiggs Profile.

Make is a blessed day,
Ced Reynolds

reynolds: Keep Your Helping Hat On - 02/19/09 12:41 PM
Be sure to keep your helping hat on. Listen in as I give a short training for those in the sales and marketing field. This is an on the spot training that you'll receive great nuggets of truth about how to succeed in business. Our network, The Entrepreneurial Ministers Network (formerly the Small Biz Prayer Network) is where I do most of my training. You can also find us on itunes. Enjoy,
Ced … (1 comments)

reynolds: Tired of pep talks? - 02/16/09 05:07 AM
Start your day off with a blast. Join Ced as he encourages you to get going today for the rest of the week. There's nothing like starting your week off strong and ending strong. Perhaps you had a tough last few weeks or months. Get ready for your Monday dose of inspiration that will help you make the most of this week. This is more than a pep talk. Ced comes to you from personal experience and relates a passion to help you motivate yourself the rest of the week.
Visit our network … (2 comments)

reynolds: Monday Morning with Pastor Ced - 02/09/09 12:36 AM
Small Biz Prayer Network Monday Morning with Pastor Cedric 2/9/09 Listen in as Pastor Ced talks about leadership in our era and how we should be flexible. Find out how you have been leading. If you need prayer, we want to pray with you for God's best in these uncertain times.
Have a great day,

reynolds: Leadership Dynamics of our Era - 02/08/09 02:32 AM
Just sitting here wondering how much leadership has changed in our era. With the internet and the ability to call all over the world for literally nothing, is it necessary for leaders to be present with those they lead? Years ago it wouldn't be thought of to have a leader lead without being with the people he/she was leading. In fact there wasn't much of a choice. Today leaders are leading by webinars, teleconferences, in convention halls and some even still lead one on one.As a leader what is your preferred method of leading? As a follower what is your preferred … (3 comments)