3 Life-Changing Habits of High Performers

3-life-changing-habits-of-high-performers-conexion-latino-events-leadership-conex3601. Say ‘no’ to distraction. Every. Single. Time.
Successful people have that same list of tasks to accomplish as anyone else, the key is they make time to get them all done without excuses.

2. Read something new everyday.
Successful people read constantly, find mentors who can teach them and value new information that can help push them forward. Learn before you earn.

3. Flaunt your failures like a champ.
Fail, and fail often. Everyone fails. Successful people have the ability to get up and give it another go with a better plan the next time around.

Excerpts from “3 Life-Changing Habits of High Performers” by Brad Sugars, for Entrepreneur.com

Found Good Resources at “Where’s the Money? Access To Capital Business Expo”

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In my last post I suggested the “Where’s the Money Expo”. I attended, networked and took some pix. I met some great people, like a serial entrepreneur who’s working with Richard Branson (he had photos to prove it!). In addition, I’m happy to report that the organization putting this on (VEDC) is doing something other orgs aren’t: they are funding loans as small as $5,000 and walking business owners through the process of qualifying for the dollars they seek.

The event is now taking place in the San Fernando Valley (some 30 miles north of LA), and in our continuous effort to be a resource, VEDC is letting our network attend for free through this blog post.

The “Where’s the Money? Access to Capital Business Expo” will take place on Saturday, September 21st, from 8AM to 3PM, at the Odyssey Restaurant in Granada Hills. You can only register for free by clicking here.

Event highlights:

  • Networking Breakfast
    Network with other Small Business Owners
  • Business Workshops
    3 Tracks Focused on Finding, Managing or Growing Your Business Capital
  • Finance & Resource Expo
    Connect with Local Bankers & Business Organizations
  • Loan Pavilion
    One-on-One Financial Assessments Available
  • Business Luncheon
    Get Inspired by a Successful Local Business Owner

As for the producers: VEDC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating and sustaining jobs and businesses in our communities by providing high-quality economic development services.

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I’d love to hear about your experience at this event; please comment on this post or on our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/CONEX360

Where’s the Money? Access to Capital Business Expo — Comp Tickets!

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conexion-networking-events-access-to-capital-bankers-investors-mixer-entrepreneur-business-hispanic-market (1)When asked, most business owners will tell you that their biggest hurdle to growing their company is access to working capital. I, for one, could use all new computers, more square footage to work from, and at least six months worth of salary for my next two hires. Simply put, I need money. But fear not, I may have found us all a great solution.

For the last few years, the Valley Economic Development Center (VEDC) has been producing a very successful loan event for business owners in the San Fernando Valley (just north of Los Angeles). Many banks participate, but so do alternative loan providers, which is rarely the case in most programs.

Well, get ready, the event is coming to L.A., and it’s free to entrepreneurs through this blog post. Why? If the event is as good as it claims to be, all of us will tell others about it in the future.

So here’s the scoop; it’s called “Where’s the Money? Access to Capital Business Expo” and will take place on Saturday, July 20th, from 8AM to 3PM, at the Sheraton Los Angeles Downtown. You can only register for free by clicking here.

Event highlights:

  • Networking Breakfast
    Network with other Small Business Owners
  • Business Workshops
    3 Tracks Focused on Finding, Managing or Growing Your Business Capital
  • Finance & Resource Expo
    Connect with Local Bankers & Business Organizations
  • Loan Pavilion
    One-on-One Financial Assessments Available
  • Business Luncheon
    Get Inspired by a Successful Local Business Owner

As for the producers: VEDC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating and sustaining jobs and businesses in our communities by providing high-quality economic development services.

Remember, it will cost you nothing to find out if the event can get you the capital you seek.

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Modern Day Mothers

Modern Day MothersThis snapshot of today’s mother tells a story of how we’ve evolved as a society, but it’s also a glimpse into the country’s future demographics, and future economics.

The Passion Behind Sam Adams Beer

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Jim Koch Sam Adams Beer

We recently caught up with Jim Koch, founder and CEO of Sam Adams Beer. Jim spoke at the US Chamber & Latino Coalition’s Small Business Summit in D.C., and aside from his story of persistence, I knew I liked this guy when he busted out a beer and downed it during his speech.

As it turns out, Jim left for college believing that for the first time in 150 years he would be the first of the Koch’s to turn his back on beer. After college and graduate school Jim began a promising career in management consulting. Even though he followed that path for several years, he always kept an eye on the beer business.

In 1984, he started brewing an old family beer recipe in his kitchen. Before long he was packing samples in a suitcase and going from bar to bar, trying to get people to taste his lager.

Only one year later, the beer was re-introduced as Samuel Adams Boston Lager, at the re-creation of the first battle of the American Revolution on Patriot’s Day. Three months later, it was voted “Best Beer in America” at the Great American Beer Festival, in which 93 national and regional beers competed. The publicity that followed helped the Boston Beer Company’s sales grow to 7,393,000 liters (63,000 barrels) by 1989. The beer was first put on tap at Doyle’s Cafe in Jamaica Plain.

Today, the idea born in that kitchen has approximately 840 employees in its Boston, Cincinnati and Breinigsville, PA breweries combined. It is also the largest craft brewery in the U.S.A.

The lesson? If you’re going to follow your passion go all out. Think big. And when you get a NO, believe a yes is just around the corner.

Cheers!