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Learn and Prosper!

Humans have been trading even long before money was invented. 

We can learn a lot from those who have done well in the past, along with  gleaning useful insights from people who have studied the art of selling.

The folks at Washington Harbor District Alliance often find helpful articles and videos.

This page contains our favorites.

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The NC Community College’s Small Business Center Network assists in starting an average of more than 700 businesses each year. 

Small Business Centers have an economic impact in 90% of all NC Counties each year, helping to create and retain nearly 3,800 jobs annually.

Click links below to learn more…


Identify – Convert – Retain: How to Build Profitable Customer Relationships – Part #1   (Tuesday, February 02, 2021)


Identify – Convert – Retain: How to Build Profitable Customer Relationships – Part #2   (Thursday, February 04, 2021)


The 30 Day Online Marketing Makeover   (Tuesday, February 09, 2021)


How To Make Personal and Business Credit Work For You   (Thursday, February 11, 2021)


Advertising and Marketing for Small Business   (Monday, February 15, 2021)


Financing Your Small Business   (Monday, February 22, 2021)


Business Development Opps Through US SBA Contracting Programs of 8a and HUBZone   (Thursday, February 25, 2021)

When was the last time you struck up a conversation with a stranger?

The challenge to truly connect with that person increases exponentially at a trade show, one of the most effective yet demanding sales opportunities you may encounter.

Communication with new people is difficult enough even without the din of a trade show cramping your style.

In our video, we expand upon these four tips to make sure you make the most of your trade show networking opportunity.

1. Appear Ready

2. Be Engaging

3. Educate & Inform

4. Capture Prospect Information

[Courtesy of Flywheel Brands]