Our first annual Visionary Business Expo is planned for September 19 from 10 – 2 pm. Only 11 spots/tables available and 4 – 45 minute private presentation slots available. Deadline to sign up August 14, 2015. Sign up to be a vendor HERE.
Advertise at Visionary Meetings
Our business card holder in the large room is so popular that we are opening it up to everyone not just members. Many people pass through Visionary Meetings for meetings each month and take the business cards that are on our board. We are now offering packages for you to advertise your business online and offline and more. See our package HERE.
VPN Member Spotlight
VPN Beth Weber wrote an article on the Bring Memories to Life blog called Freedom of Expression. Please read it, it is a great article!
Fall Social Media courses are planned see them here.
We now offer web design services for small businesses with WordPress or Weebly.
GotaCase Legal Systems is a Detroit startup that is dedicated to making the practice of law more fulfilling and less exasperating for the lawyer, for the legal staff, for the client and for the whole legal community. Our mission is to leverage the advantages of technology to give lawyers tools that work the way lawyers work.
“The personal professional network feature is GREAT!”
– Steve Reifman, esq.” – Steve Reifman, co-founder and lawyer
GotaCase Legal Systems makes this multi-faceted solution available as an affordable addition to the modern, 21st century law practice. We do this by leveraging the most recent advances in technology, and applying that technology to the real problems that practicing lawyers deal with every day.
Some of the problems that GotaCase solves is that lawyers face is not being able to view or work with legal files while traveling. CasesTracker created by GotaCase can solve that problem by an app that allows you manage your files via your phone.
GotaCase is offering CasesTracker to you at no cost until 2016 and then it will only be less then $50 a month. Use the “SHAKE2015″ coupon code to get the fees waived. Hurry it takes at least 30 days to test a legal management system, Don’t wait until the last minute to take up this offer.
Check them out at http://gotacase.com
Here is a article that I recently read at Writersandauthors blog about common mistakes that authors do. I think these are very helpful especially when you have been in the business for a while.
1) No Marketing plan
Your marketing plan will help to keep you focused on your goals, save you time, and make it easier for you to analysis what’s working and what’s not.
2) Being too “me-centric”
Make it about them, NOT you. No one likes to be spammed with constant sales pitches. Instead build a marketing plan that offers value to your target audience. What benefits does your book offer readers? Why should they be interested in what you have to say?
3) Forgetting calls to action
Give your readers clear instructions about what you’d like them to do. If you want more reviews, ask for them. If you want people to share your link, ask them to share it.
4) Waiting to start marketing
If you wait until your book is published before you start marketing you’ve waited too long. Marketing should start even before you’ve finished writing the book. Build your author brand and create some pre-release buzz. Launching your book will be much easier.
To see more check out the blog link below