AboutJack Brandt is a leading expert in channel development for organizations addressing the SMB. He has helped numerous organizations develop online sales channels for their Internet/cloud based services as an advisor and an individual contributor in domains, web hosting, cloud services, and local & hyperlocal search. He as worked directly with hosters, telcos, cablecos, YP’s and drectories, both on and offline to help achieve their goals. Jack Brandt is currently President of Mixed Media Ventures, LLC, and continues to help channel organizations better serve and market to their customers and clients.
Google Apps is as good as it is bad apparently
While I love free tools that help to make the small business productive, when they go down it is a solid reminder that paid tools “generally” don’t go down. While Google Apps Standard (Calendar, Documents, Sites, etc.) seem to be up most of the time, it is sure inconvenient when they go down. This morning Google Calendar went down not allowing me to sync my Outlook to my Google Calendar to my Iphone Calendar. Bleh! While not a major issue, it is definitely inconvenient.
The moral of the story, maybe it is time for me to upgrade to Google Apps for Business…View comments →
Small Businesses Are Not Using Facebook Correctly
Alright, everyone. It’s true, albeit some small businesses do not fall into this category, I am going out on a limb to say most small businesses do. First, I get it, you are busy, you don’t have time to learn every aspect of social media marketing, and you shouldn’t have to. Your job is to run your business and generate sales. It takes a lot of time to understand social media marketing and what it can do for you, and how to make it do what it is supposed to.View comments →
Learning About Purpose from Jerry McGuire
I came across something a couple of years ago, when researching the word “purpose.” I forget exactly what for, but for your edification, it was the “Mission Statement” from the Jerry McGuire film. While a movie with a romantic twist, it was based on the true story of a guy named Leigh Steinberg searching for a change and purpose to his life… But this post is not about Leigh or Jerry. It is about a person’s search for purpose to help propel him or her into the next steps of business and life. Read the Mission Statement here and get inspired!View comments →
Most Viewed Blog Post
So, I was looking into my Google Analytics this morning and noticed that almost half the traffic coming to my blog is from a Google search with the following keyword phrase: “what is the standard commission percentage for an ad salesman,” pointing to this post that was a repost by Alan Rigg.
I find it interesting to see that much traffic goes to this post, and that there are so many people looking to create compensation plans. It happens I have a friend in the Tampa Bay area that can help with this very thing. He has been creating compensation plans with organizations in the Telco and Internet space for years. Peter Radizeski, has been in technology for years, has written a sales book on selling in Telecom, and is working on another book as we speak. He blogs more than most people, and services several different markets.View comments →
Guy Kawasaki talks about Ten Ways for Small Businesses to Use LinkedIn
Guy Kawasaki discusses “Ten Ways for Small Businesses to Use LinkedIn:” http://goo.gl/iAmr The question I have, is who is going to teach the SMB how to use LinkedIn and why they should be using it for their Small Business… I still believe there is a clear disconnect between the SMB, and online technologies to help them be more productive and driving revenue.View comments →
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