Category Archives: Members Blogs

Heath Stewart Teaser

FLASH!……HEATH STEWART TEASER Here is a short but dynamite 1 minute trailer which will give you a small taste of all the wonderful topics, both business and personal, that attorney, Heath Stewart, covered in my interview with him last week. … Continue reading

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Importance of EndGame in building and selling your small business….Part II

In this short video, serial entrepreneur and Marty Connection member, Dale Griffin, advises small business owners on such topics as “getting your business ready to sell”, beating the competition, hiring the right employees,  taking care of the back end of … Continue reading

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Overland Park Kansas serial entrepreneur does it again and retires not once but twice!

In the following short video (2 minutes) Dale Griffin tells the story of how he managed to build not one but two  successful businesses and retire not once but twice as well.  The whole series is brimming with great business … Continue reading

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Marc Shipley signs on for another year of networking

The members of the Marty Connection networking group who return year after year are the glue that holds us together and sets us apart from most other networking groups, so we’re glad to announce that Marc Shipley, owner of Direct Mail … Continue reading

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Martying brings out the best in people

Sometimes Martying together over time produces a comfort level that allows a member  to reveal a bit about themselves that would otherwise remain hidden in more conventional settings.  Such was the case at the Lifted Logic marty last Thursday where, … Continue reading

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EXPECT? Don’t forget to INSPECT. By Dave Rizer

 It is the end of Hump Day (12:05 AM) and as I was going over my last two weeks progress  I was suddenly made aware (painfully aware) of how many times it seems I have  to make the same mistake … Continue reading

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ANOTHER WAY TO SPOT A GOOD NETWORKING GROUP! by Dave Rizer

We’ve talked about the importance of HIGH ATTENDANCE but only if members want to be there….not because they are required to be there. We’ve also talked about the level of the “BUZZ” or energy/interaction in the room. A third very … Continue reading

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You’re ready. You’re set. Don’t forget to GO! by Dave Rizer

Many great ideas and plans have been left at the starting gate because, for whatever reasons…fear, doubt or the negative feedback of others, we failed to to pull the trigger. Yes, success takes DESIRE and yes, success takes KNOWLEDGE, but … Continue reading

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“Don’t roll the dice with your future” by Dave Rizer

It’s easy to start a business but without forethought and some sort of planning it’s like setting off on a journey to an unknown destination without a roadmap.  You might get there eventually, but don’t be surprised if you get … Continue reading

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The “Name Game” in Networking by Dave Rizer

ONE OF THE TOP TEN MISTAKES MADE IN NETWORKING SITUATIONS is forgetting someone’s name you’ve just met for the first time. It’s embarrassing for you, a minor insult to them and can be the difference between making an important connection, … Continue reading

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“How to listen your way to more referrals” by Dave Rizer

ONE OF THE BIGGEST MISTAKES BUSINESS OWNERS MAKE when they find themselves in a networking situation is that they talk too much and ask too few questions.  All one has to do to realize the truth of this fact is … Continue reading

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Building lasting relationships…or….Location, Location, Location by Dave Rizer

In order for  business relationships to grow and deepen into personal relationships  they have to be allowed to take place and evolve in an environment that they perceive as “safe”.  Safe from judgement by their peers and safe from the … Continue reading

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“All distractions are equal” by Dave Rizer

Keep your eyes focused on the things you want and off the things that are likely to try to keep you from getting there. As you already know, when building or running a business Murphy’s law is always at work … Continue reading

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Valuable business advice may be closer than you think! by Dave Rizer

SOUND BUSINESS ADVICE MAY BE CLOSER THAN YOU THINK! As business owners, we all work toward a time when we can relax just a bit and feel that we’ve made it.  That’s when your bottom line is healthy, your reputation … Continue reading

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“It’s more important to a brand to be wanted than to be known”

I hadn’t thought of it this way but when I understood what he was saying it was like the proverbial light bulb going off in my head. Give it about 5 minutes and watch what happens to your perspective on … Continue reading

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Choosing the right Networking Group for you. by Dave Rizer

NETWORKING MARTY STYLE! Building authentic, significant relationships that last a lifetime and bear the fruit of continuous referrals can only take place in an atmosphere that is equally authentic. No matter which ones or how many networking groups you belong … Continue reading

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IF YOU HEAR A DIFFERENT DRUMMER….MARCH TO IT! by Dave Rizer

BELIEVE IN YOURSELF.  Whether you’re in the process of taking an idea you believe in and turning it into a new business; kicking off an edgy new ad campaign, borrowing money to expand your existing business in a new direction,  … Continue reading

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“Planning and Procrastination” by Dave Rizer

Let’s all get a jump on the coming week by taking a little quiet time tonight ( Sunday night) to think through, plan out and write down the things we want to accomplish in our businesses this next 5 (or … Continue reading

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“Getting rid of fear and doubt” by Dave Rizer

Got a new marketing idea you think is good but it costs money and you’re afraid to pull the trigger? Want to pitch the head honcho of a major corporation about your company but you’re reluctant to pick up the … Continue reading

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“Attendance is vital to a networking group” by Dave Rizer

It’s a given that attendance is important in a networking organization because without frequency of contact a relationship doesn’t have a chance to get off first base. Equally as important as numbers however is the attitude and the mindset of everyone … Continue reading

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