#1.) As many of you may or may not have known, I authored a book last year, 90 Days to Success Marketing and Advertising Your Small Business. The book was published in November by Cengage Learning. Many years back, I lived in Los Angeles working as an advertising sales executive. I found a lot of success by becoming an expert on all kinds of advertising so that I could consult business owners on a wider range of products and services. In 2006, I moved back to Syracuse to help save the family painting business. Using what I’d learned as an advertising rep, I was able to save the business.
Last year, I launched Hoxie Consulting in unison with the release of 90 Days to Success Marketing and Advertising Your Small Business. I have been helping all kinds of business owners grow their small business and develop marketing strategies to maximize their adverting dollars. If any of our loyal readers out there are looking for help in this area, check out:
Anyone else out there who may be interested in the book, you can find it at Barnes and Noble or online at:
Thank you to everyone who has already supported my book and new venture. There should also be a small banner ad up on the site within the next week or so…
#2.) Don’t worry, this isn’t entirely about me… NorthEastMMA.net is launching a new “Marketplace” tab that I will be managing. This is an idea Rick has been stewing over for some time but I’ve taken the over the reigns on this project so it could get the green light.
Believe it or not, the North East MMA community is filled with all kinds of professionals and business owners. I’m not just talking about physical trainers and gym owners but we have all kinds of contractors, accountants, etc. who are involved in the fight community and this site. The new Marketplace tab will give people a place to post some basic information about their business or services. This is a FREE service offered by the site in an attempt to help everyone out there “keep it in the MMA family.” If you’re looking for a roofer, we’ll have someone there. If you need a junk hauler, physical therapist, etc.
Please include your name, the businesses name, the business type, your mma affiliation and a BRIEF blurb about your business. Once we have enough contacts to make it pretty enough, the tab will be added, likely in a week or so.