February 2015

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 Richard Associates specializes in results-oriented marketing efforts. 

 

 

NETWORKING EVENTS 

  

 

Women's Business Forum

Meetings

1st Wed of month

Doylestown

For more info: WBF 

 

  

Lower Bucks Chamber Bucks Business Connect

 Thursday, March 12

 8:00-9:15 am

RSVP: LBCCC 

 

 

Lower Bucks Chamber

Business Card Exchange

Wednesday, March 18

4:30-6:30 pm

RSVP: LBCCC 

  

 

Central Bucks Chamber Business Card Exchange

Thursday, March 19

5-7 pm

For more info: CBCC 

  

 

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I hope 2015 is off to a great start! And, Spring will be here soon.
 
Do you worry about your business? Maybe it's not having enough foot traffic, motivating employees, carrying the right products for your customers, or keeping up with the competition. We can help!
 
At Richard Associates, we specialize in cultivating a better customer experience. We work with businesses to nurture ideas, analyze marketing efforts, and create strategic solutions. We strive for excellence and our goal is to make your business successful!
 
We are currently booking March and April one-on-one strategic session appointments. Contact us today to position your business for growth!

In addition to helping businesses meet their goals, we develop lectures and workshops for organizations and associations. Contact us to find out how a presentation can be crafted for your team. 
 
Do you have trusted advisors for your business? Read more about it in "Jumpstart Your Business" below.  There's also a list of local networking events, a networking tip, and links to articles I think you will find interesting.

  

Best regards,

Susan Richard

  

P.S.  Ready to cultivate a better customer experience and grow your business? Contact us today!

Jumpstart Your Business


Trusted Advisors

 

In business, we want to develop key connections. Many times we concentrate on people who can provide referrals. It's also important to have professional advisors we can trust when making business decisions.

 

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When setting up your business, it's critical to find an attorney who can provide advice on the type of business to establish, such as sole proprietorship, LLC, or corporation. Plus, it's important to develop an advisor relationship with someone you trust with your personal information and business transactions. A highly regarded attorney should be able to provide assistance with the formation as well as the dissolution of the business.

 

Finance

Financial professionals for banking, taxes, and investments can be invaluable when setting revenue and income goals for your business. CPAs and other accounting professionals may be able to find you tax breaks or credits that you might have missed. Establish a relationship with someone who is experienced and knowledgeable about your industry.

 

Real Estate

At some point in your business life, you may need to purchase or lease a building or property. An effective realtor is the ideal person to help, so develop relationships as you network. This person could find you a new space that is the perfect location to be found by your customers, or save you money on rent. In addition, realtors tend to have numerous local connections, and may be able to assist you in finding other services.

 

Networking Tip

Eat with Strangers

  

When you attend a seminar or association luncheon, don't surround yourself with people you already know. Take a chance and eat with strangers!

 

Be sure to introduce yourself to everyone at the table. A new acquaintance may have a common interest, or maybe you have a mutual friend in the industry. Either way, it's an opportunity to get to know people.

 

This is a great way to build your reputation and reflect what a great networker you are!

Newsworthy

Gourmet Getaway

Richard Associates will be a Bronze sponsor of this year's Gourmet Getaway culinary event, hosted by the Women in Business committee of the Central Bucks Chamber. The event will be held on Thursday, March 26 at Spring Mill Country Club from 5:00-8:00 pm.  Tickets are $45 and the event benefits the Women in Business Scholarship Fund. The recipients of the scholarship are women who have overcome substantial challenges and are continuing their education to create a better life for their families. Please join us!

 

Your Chance to WIN!

Learn how to be more influential in your company, your network, and your life! Be the 15th person to click here, and WIN the best-selling business book on leadership, "Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action" by Simon Sinek.

Extra, Extra!

Want to be More Creative?
People think of creativity as being "artsy" when actually there are many ways for people to be creative. Find out how you can develop your creativity in this article from the Wall Street Journal.

Are You Overworked?
Balancing work and home life can be exhausting. Take a look at some of the signs of burnout in this article from Forbes.com and what you can do to relieve the symptoms.

Richard Associates...Your Marketing Partner

At Richard Associates, we cultivate the customer experience to help you succeed. From advertising that works to seminars designed to enhance your professional skills to business consulting that focuses on your goals, our services are developed with your needs in mind.

 

We understand that marketing is an investment in your business. And, you'd like a return on that investment. That's why we focus on results-oriented efforts that measure your success.

 

We build client relationships into marketing partnerships. Working with you.


 

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