14Nov

Featured BGNInsider: Randolph Sablich the Business Development Manager

Randolph Sablich has been helping businesses grow for over 40 years. He was a natural choice to feature in this weeks membership spotlight. He understands what separates a good proposal from a great proposal is how well it reflects the customer’s perspective.

At meetings each week, he will meticulously guide members and teams through the entire lead nurturing process, identifying potential growth areas and revenue streams.

Armed with a deep understanding of what matters most to you and your customers, RSablich & Associates has what it takes to help you grow.

As a consulting firm that specializes in business turn-arounds and business growth implementation, Randy maintains a career–long track record of identifying and developing new revenue streams and profits.

But all seriousness aside….we had a chance to sit down with Randy and ask some hard hitting questions!

If I were a Super Hero, what would my super power be?

I already am a super hero. I can fix things and solve problems that so often mere mortals have difficulty with. Not so much that it is a “super power”, but when people are working in their business, that old adage of “can’t see the forest from the trees” applies.

I can see the whole picture as well as what is wrong, and ‘where’s Waldo’ in their business. Having this “power” enables me to solve problems that have troubled them for some time.

What song do I crank up when I need a boost, or celebrating a business (or personal victory)?

I am a classical music person, so when I truly need to be motivated or want to celebrate , I turn on Carmina Burana, by Carl Orff. Classical lover or not, that will get anyone’s juices flowing.

Best book I have read this year?

I always seem to have several books “being read” at the same time, and often never finish. The most relevant book I have almost finished is Content First Marketing, by a local authority, John Arnott. He espouses much of what Warfare Marketing teaches, but focuses more on the Content side. I was taught that “Content is King”, in proposals, in Sales, in Business Development, and in Marketing, so I identify with the book closely.

What areas of my business could I use help with?

As a Business Consultant, either independently or as part of the Texas Consilium, the hardest part is finding people (companies) who recognize they need help and are willing to actually do something about it. Business owners or Executives often can be procrastinators, and also fear admitting failure is bad, so they try to fix things themselves. I believe that I know what I know, and I know what I don’t know; so for example, if I find a client and they really need accounting help, I will find a great financial consultant or member of the Consilium that is just right for them. How to make that happen is often more by referral or introduction, and that takes either time or chance.

Apple or PC and why?

That’s easy, PC. Actually , I started with an Apple IIe many years ago. Then a Radio Shack TRS 80, a DEC Rainbow, and finally an IBM PC. I like the PC because of its power to do the things I want it to do. I do not play games on my PC, never have. I see it as a powerful tool to help business. The powerful software options and increasing speed and ease of use, makes it an essential tool. Being able to easily move documents and files from one person or company to another is critical to good communications. Need I say more?

Favorite Social Media Network for Business?

If you are talking electronic social media, I would clearly vote for LinkedIn. But it is not really a good communication tool, but a way to start a communication, verify the type of individual or company you are connecting to and hopefully strike up a real conversation via phone or face to face.

Ultimately, the best communication tool is speaking with someone face to face. At an event, a meeting, or over coffee or a meal.

What hidden talent do I have?

If it is hidden, how would I know about it? Besides being able to play the piano (not very well any more), I am good at helping people think through life’s problems, explore their options, challenge them to think harder and not give up, and keep them motivated. I only do this with close friends with whom we have a mutual trust.

What is Your Elevator Pitch?

Elevator Pitch. God do I hate that term. Most simply said, I fix things. I see solutions where others can see only problems. I use the diagnostic skills I was taught in engineering school to decompose problems, develop and test solutions, and fix and implement them. Whether it is a business turn around, seeking and entering a new market, or repositioning a company with new technology, I have been successful in achieving what I or others have asked me to do.

You can find out more about Randy Sablich at: http://www.rsablich.com or on Linkedin where the professionals hang out at https://www.linkedin.com/in/randolphsablich/.

And Randy is a regular at our Monday meetings from 10-11am!

Not a member? Interested? Check us out! http://businessgrowthnetwork.org/bgninsiders/

Board Resolution Approving Compensation for Board of Directors Template
02Jul

Template: Board Resolution Approving Compensation for Board of Directors Template

What is a Board Resolution Approving Compensation for Board of Directors Template? Growing companies have growing needs. New trends are developing as smaller companies looking for rapid expansion bring on experienced mentors to fill the Board of Director positions. And to attract top mentors….you need compensation. As to how various size companies are paying their boards and how they are breaking down the compensation…that is another story.

But today, I was in need of a document to set forth the basic pay and guidelines for Warfare Marketing, Inc.

Why do I need a Board Resolution Approving Compensation for Board of Directors Template?

If your board is getting paid…that needs to be documented! Weird, I know. You will need to consider several variables that affect board of director compensation and the nature of the contract, including:

  • Structure of the business
  • Number of yearly meetings
  • Nature of the industry
  • Size of the business
  • Role in strategic planning
  • Decision-making participation
  • Real or potential litigation concerns and will a Director and Officer (D&O) insurance policy needed

What are the Board of Directors Paid?

Pay for the Board of Directors varies wildly across the spectrum and includes a balance of cash and equity positions. As the directors are the decision makers of the corporation, it is important to hire top talent with skills like:

  • Good communication skills
  • Financial expertise
  • Strategic planning aptitude
  • Proven track record of excellence
  • Professionalism under pressure

To do this…you’ll have to pay well. Companies are now paying an average of $2,000 per meeting and $1,000 per telephone conference call, with a total minimum retainer included per year.

COPY/PASTE OUR Board Resolution Approving Compensation for Board of Directors Template:

 

BOARD RESOLUTION

OF

{ INSERT CORPORATE NAME }

APPROVING COMPENSATION FOR BOARD OF DIRECTORS DULY PASSED ON { DATE }

APPROVAL OF COMPENSATION FOR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

WHEREAS, the Board of Directors (“Board”) of { INSERT CORPORATE NAME } has determined a need to delineate the specific categories of activities for which attendance fees are paid to members of the Board for the discharge of its board-related duties; and

WHEREAS, members of the Board of { INSERT CORPORATE NAME } determined that attendance fees should be paid to members only for the specified categories of activities enumerated below; and

WHEREAS, members of the Board of { INSERT CORPORATE NAME } determined that the maximum daily honorable payable to members shal be set at 1/{ NUMBER }th of the salary of { INSERT CORPORATE NAME } President and shall adjust automatically upon adjustment of the President’s salary; and

WHEREAS, members of the Board of { INSERT CORPORATE NAME } determined that the current daily honorable of { DOLLAR AMOUNT } shall remain unaltered.

RESOLVED, that effective { DATE } Board members may be paid for:

Attending Board and committee meetings, whether or not the member is a committee member;

Attending Board and committee meetings by telephone if this method of attendance is required due to the member’s infirmity or for similar extenuating circumastances;

Attending meetings with { INSERT CORPORATE NAME } management or staff;

Attending { INSERT CORPORATE NAME } Board annual conferences, forums or such other special activities sponsored by the Board to engage grantee management and staff; and

Representing { INSERT CORPORATE NAME } officiallly at other types of externally-sponsored events after obtaining prior written approval from the Chair or his designee to attend the event.

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the officers of { INSERT CORPORATE NAME } are, and each acting alone is, hereby authorized and directed to take such further action as may be necessary, appropriate or advisable to implement this resolution and amendment and any such prior actions are hereby ratified; and

We, the undersigned, hereby certify that { INSERT CORPORATE NAME } is comprised of { NUMBER } members, of whom { NUMBER }, constituting a quorum, were present at a meeting duly and regularly called, noticed, convened and held this { DAY } day of { MONTH , YEAR }, and that the foregoing Resolution was duly adopted at said meeting by the affirmative vote of { NUMBER } members, and opposed by { NUMBER } members, and that said Resolution has been duly recorded in the Minute Book and is in full force and effect.

 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has hereunto set his hand effective this _________ day of _____________________, 20__________.

 

______________________________________________________
President

______________________________________________________
Vice President

______________________________________________________
Secretary

______________________________________________________
Treasurer

 

If you have any questions about our Board Resolution Approving Compensation for Board of Directors Template, please let us know in the comments. This one worked well enough for us for Warfare Marketing, Inc. to get what we needed documented

For more information on setting up your business and completing a Business Plan, look no further than becoming a member of the Business Growth Network. You can meet one of our members, Melanie Murphy here 🙂

Annual Shareholder Meeting Minutes Template
28Jun

Template: Annual Shareholder Meeting Minutes Template

What is a Annual Shareholder Meeting Minutes Template? As mandated by law, the shareholders of a corporation must hold an annual meeting each year to discuss the corporation, the previous, elect the directors and pass resolutions needed for the company.

Why do I need a Annual Shareholder Meeting Minutes Template?

Great question! Here ate Warfare Marketing we incorporated in March of 2018. Well….turns out we need this document once a year to stay compliant! Weird. No, in all seriousness, incorporation is an important aspect of business and staying compliant with all the paper work is vital to maintaining the protection of the corporate vail.

Each year, you can keep all the same directors on the board, but this is your time to make changes if you would like and the Annual Shareholder Meeting Minutes Template in the document to handle the information and change notes.

The board of directors typically are elected to serve on the board for 1 year, or until another meeting of shareholders is held to vote for new directors because something has changed.

What are the Board of Directors?

The directors are the decision makers of the corporation. The directors elect the officers which run the day to day operations of the corporation, so this is a big deal. Any big decisions of the corporation are run through the directors, so as a shareholder, this is your chance to choose who will make these decisions.

COPY/PASTE OUR Annual Shareholder Meeting Minutes Template:

 

ANNUAL SHAREHOLDER MEETING MINUTES
OF

{ INSERT CORPORATE NAME }

The annual meeting of the shareholders of the above named corporation was held on:
{ DATE } at { DATE } at { LOCATION }

Present was:

  • Name:________________________  Address:___________________________
  • Name:________________________  Address:___________________________
  • Name:________________________  Address:___________________________
  • Name:________________________  Address:___________________________
  • Name:________________________  Address:___________________________
  • Name:________________________  Address:___________________________
  • Name:________________________  Address:___________________________
  • Name:________________________  Address:___________________________

_____________________________ was requested to be the temporary Chairman of the meeting. _____________________________ was requested to be the temporary Secretary of the meeting.

The following directors were present:
Names of directors:

_________________________________

_________________________________

_________________________________

_________________________________

_________________________________

_________________________________

The following directors by proxy:

_________________________________

_________________________________

_________________________________

_________________________________

_________________________________

_________________________________

The following officers were present

Names of officers:

_________________________________

_________________________________

_________________________________

_________________________________

_________________________________

_________________________________

The following officers by proxy:

_________________________________

_________________________________

_________________________________

_________________________________

_________________________________

_________________________________

  1. The meeting was called to order. It was determined that a quorum was present either in person or by proxy, and the meeting could conduct business.
  2. The Secretary determined and reported that notice of the meeting had been properly given or waived by shareholders in accordance with the bylaws.
  3. A motion was made and carried, that the Secretary was ordered to attach the documentation (If any) or the appropriate affidavit of mailing of notice or waiver of notice to the meeting minutes. If no notice is attached, all shareholders agreed that proper notice of the meeting had been given.
  4. There was presented to the meeting, a copy of the minutes of the previous meeting of the shareholders.
  5. In accordance with the corporate bylaws, there was an election of directors, which each shareholder stating their choices for director and the number of shares they held. Each number of shares counting as one vote. The vote was tallied and the results were:
    • Name: _________________________________  Number of Votes: _____________
    • Name: _________________________________  Number of Votes: _____________
    • Name: _________________________________  Number of Votes: _____________
    • Name: _________________________________  Number of Votes: _____________
    • Name: _________________________________  Number of Votes: _____________
    • Name: _________________________________  Number of Votes: _____________
    • Name: _________________________________  Number of Votes: _____________
    • Name: _________________________________  Number of Votes: _____________
  6. Upon motion duly made, seconded and unanimously carried, it was resolved that the following persons were elected to serve as directors for one year and/or until the next shareholders meeting:
    • _________________________________
    • _________________________________
    • _________________________________
    • _________________________________
    • _________________________________
    • _________________________________
  7. Upon motion duly made, seconded and unanimously carried, it was resolved that the compensation of the following directors was fixed at the following rates:
    • _________________________________
    • _________________________________
    • _________________________________
    • _________________________________
    • _________________________________
    • _________________________________
  8. The president presented the annual presidents report of the corporation.
  9. The treasurer of the corporation presented the treasurers report, which stated that the previous taxable year had:
    • a gross receipts total of:   _________________________________
    • a gross profit total of:   _________________________________
    • a net profit total of:   _________________________________
    • Upon motion duly made, seconded and unanimously carried, it was resolved that the secretary would attach a copy of the presidents report and treasurers report to the corporate minutes book.
  10. The following other business was transacted:
    • _________________________________
    • _________________________________
    • _________________________________
    • _________________________________
    • _________________________________
    • _________________________________

There was no further business, and upon motion made, seconded, and unanimously carried, it was
RESOLVED, that all the items and documents have been examined, are approved and adopted, and that all actions taken thus far have been ratified and approved by the shareholders.

There being no further business, upon motion made and carried, the meeting was adjourned.

 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has hereunto set his hand effective this _________ day of _____________________, 20__________.

 

______________________________________________________
President

______________________________________________________
Vice President

______________________________________________________
Secretary

______________________________________________________
Treasurer

 

If you have any questions about our Annual Shareholder Meeting Minutes Template, please let us know in the comments. This one worked well enough for us to stay compliant for Warfare Marketing, Inc.

For more information on setting up your business and completing a Business Plan, look no further than becoming a member of the Business Growth Network. You can meet one of our members, Melanie Murphy here 🙂

12Dec

How to become an Affiliate for Business Growth Network?

Welcome and thank you for your interest in being an Affiliate for the Business Growth Network. Our affiliate system is a powerful, simple tool that allows you to profit when you promote our products to your audience.

Below is information that will help you get the most out of your Affiliate Center for the Business Growth Network.

Let’s start by getting you signed up, and approved in our system….

1) Affiliate Signup and Approval for Business Growth Network

In order for you to sign up to be an Affiliates, you must first sign up for our program. You can find our Signup Page here: https://warfare.samcart.com/affiliates/signup. This one affiliate signup works for all of the Warfare Marketing, Inc.’s properties including Warfare Marketing, MomBoss.Club and Business Growth Network.

Once you visit this page, you will be required to fill out the following form to be approved.

Affiliate signup for Business Growth Network

Once you fills out and submit this form, you will currently (as of December 2017) receive automatic approval. This is subject to change if we see a problem occur with standards.

Upon completion, we will receive a notification and you will be added to an email list to receive information on campaigns, swipe files and copy and other information regarding your affiliate status.

2) Creating Media Links & Emails Fast for Your Affiliate Links

In addition to emails, inside of the SamCart platform we utilize to manage our affiliates you will find all of your Affiliate Links & Emails that we create for you to put out fast content.

We utilize what are called Cookies to give credit to the right affiliate

Each time someone clicks on an affiliate link, a cookie is created on their browser. That cookie will follow that visitor around the web for 180 days (as of December 2017). This is subject to change, but if you are going to take the time to promote Business Growth Network and the Warfare Marketing products, we feel it only fair to give credit where credit is due.

Anytime that visitor you send hits one of our SamCart checkout pages, our checkout page looks for the cookie, and provides the right affiliate credit for that order so you get paid.

So you can use links & emails that send visitors to any page on the web (not just our checkout pages)! Blog posts, landing pages, webinar registration pages, sales pages, and everything in between. If you are using one of our affiliate links – it gets tracked all around the web.

3) Commission Structure & Affiliate Payouts

Do to the nature of each product we sell, the margin, and other factors, not all affiliate payouts are the same on all products. You can see the payout rate inside your dashboard here: https://warfare.samcart.com/affiliates/login

Some typical payouts:

  1. Business Growth Network standard, month to month, BGNInsider membership is 33% on a $17 per month membership or about $5.60 for you per month per member you put into the system.
  2. Business Growth Network yearly account post summit, BGNInsider membership is 50% on a $97 upfront fee for one year with a reoccurring $17 per month membership after the first year or about $48.50 for the first year total with $8.50 for you per month per member thereafter the first year.

OTHER EXAMPLES

Percentage = 50%: Affiliates earn 50% of this product’s sale price. Meaning a $50.00 product will earn an affiliate $25.00 in commission.

Flat Rate = $5.00: Affiliates earn $5.00 in commission anytime this product is sold. Meaning regardless of what this product costs, your affiliate will earn $5.00 in commission.

4) The Affiliate Center Dashboard

 

At any point you can log into your affiliate dashboard and see your product links, swipe file, payout information and check your optimization….links per conversion: https://warfare.samcart.com/affiliates/login

FAQs for the Business Growth Network Affiliate Program

Q: What happens when an order is refunded?

A: Anytime an item is refunded to a customer or client, any commissions for that item are deducted from the Affiliate’s Ledger. So you’re only payed for products that stay sold!

 

If you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to use the chat box in the bottom right hand corner and ask.

25Nov

How to Know What You Want to Be When You Grow Up – Featuring Dave Roberts!

Have you arrived or all you still trying to figure out “what you want to be when you grow up?”  Has your book been written or does your story have more chapters?  As an aspiring leader we often get trapped in our day-to-day, our license to operate and find ourselves wanting break out!
 
In the 2017 Vision Challenge on Day 2 we ask the question “if anything were possible what kind of future could you imagine?” Unfortunately, this is NOT an easy question to answer even when you break it down so this provocative training will give attendees some simple steps to discovering (or rediscovering) “What You Want to Be When you Grow Up!”
 
Dave Roberts has been the driving force behind the growth and transformation of numerous organizations throughout his career.  As Founder and CEO of Roberts High Performance, LLC he leads the development of a multi-faceted business development, consulting, and marketing company focused on business development by “connecting the dots” and delivering high performance and strategic transformation to organizations across all industries of all sizes (Fortune 50, to Churches, schools, small businesses and individuals).

Dave Roberts is also co-founder with of the Business Growth Networka non-profit network of aspiring leaders seeking Business Growth Through Networking, Vision and Planning!

25Nov

Building the Foundation for Great Sales Performance – Featuring Rob Rash

This passionate and informative session titled First Things First focuses on how to achieve sales success. Participants will gain insights on
 
• Determining Target Market
 
• Marketing Execution
 
• Planning for Sales Success and
 
• Selecting Team/Channels
 
Rob Rash is an author, CEO and life-long student of sales and marketing. His career is dedicated to assisting businesses achieve outstanding market growth through highly effective sales and marketing processes. He has developed a proven and reliable eight-step methodology to help clients achieve this goal, which is outlined in his new
book, “Launch Your Sales”.
 
His sales career began when he joined KPMG Consulting in
1996, where he spent eight highly successful years. There, Rob achieved the President’s Club award for five consecutive years due to superior sales performance. He then progressed to sales management, leading sales teams to outstanding results and nationwide recognition. He also was one of the firm’s senior sales trainers in their market-leading sales methodology and process.
 
Following his time at KPMG, Rob was President and CEO of Rash & Associates, L.P., a nationwide firm specializing in business process outsourcing for over five hundred clients. After building the firm to over one hundred consultants, they were acquired by Duff & Phelps, a publicly-traded competitor. The merger resulted in an extremely successful new division for Duff & Phelps.
 
Rob currently serves as President and CEO of Olympia Consulting, LLC. This Dallas-area firm is dedicated to
helping businesses develop improved sales processes that result in market leading growth.

25Nov

5 KEY HEALTH HABITS FOR BUSINESS OWNERS – Featuring Sonja Kabell

Sonja Kabell has been a leading health and wellness advocate for 15 years. As the founder of Creating Healthy Lifestyles, her mission is to create easy ways for business owners and families to become healthy and maintain their health.
 
Who we are:
 
We are a fun group of integrity minded business people who are looking to network, build relationships and share leads/referrals and introductions… and to be each other’s eyes and ears out there in the marketplace!
 
How we work: 
 
We are a NON-Exclusive group, however, we do limit official membership to one person per company* with no limit to how many attend per industry. Membership is gained through 3/3/3 – attend 3 meetings, have 3 one on ones with other members and give 3 referrals and/or bring 3 guests (a combination of guests and referrals is allowed). We are a laid back group. The more you participate and build relationships, the better it is for your business. However, if you need to miss a meeting because you are out doing business, we totally understand and cheer you on!
 
The cost is only $1 per meeting, no annual dues. You can order lunch off the menu – we request that at a minimum you order coffee or something to drink and tip your server.
 
What to expect:
 
At Richardson/Plano Networkers, we arrive and have open networking and order lunch between 11:30am – 12noon, then at noon we start the meeting and begin with 30 second commercials – our lunch and learn speaker – and then end with thank yous and announcements. We also have socials/mixers 4 times a year!
 
Please RSVP for our next Friday Lunch and Learn! We look forward to seeing you! If you have any questions, please contact one of the organizers.

25Nov

The Only 3 Ways to Increase Revenues in Your Business – Featuring Jena Apgar!

Understanding Customer Value Optimization is the key to exponentially growing your business in 2017.  Rapid, profitable business growth is the utopia that every business owner dreams of but very few achieve because this dream requires predictable, repeatable sales.  During this fast-paced provocative workshop we will start there but deliver so much more.
 
Attendees will walk out understanding
 
• How to set up your business for consistent sales growth using often-overlooked basics to put your sales activities on turbo.
 
• How to build a successful retention strategy that begins before you even have your first client and keeps them coming back for the long term.
 
• The ONE KEY “DO NOT DO” activity that we all do today.
 
Jena Apgar is the Owner and Chief Digital Marketing Warfare Strategist of Warfare Marketing a Veteran owned, Profit Driven Social Media & Digital Marketing Agency for small to mid-sized firms. Warfare Marketing is focused on bringing in qualified leads and sales that drive the bottom line. As a Social Media Strategist & Thought Leader, Jena works with entrepreneurs to build marketing plans, consult on strategy and train and setup their company to handle the marketing essential to their on-going success.
 
Jena is also co-founder of the Business Growth Networka non-profit network of aspiring leaders seeking Business Growth Through Networking, Vision and Planning!

23Nov

The Secrets To Captivating Confidence – Featuring Todd Thomas!

During this powerful, interactive session Todd will help attendees understand and avoid 3 Costly Mistakes That Keep You From Winning and Mastering the Confidence Game.
 
Todd Thomas, The Confidence Master, has been coaching and training high performance professionals for over 15 years. Through his extensive experience he has created proven and unique systems that include key mental methods and innovative techniques that have helped thousands of individuals and groups reach levels of performance and mental toughness they never thought possible.
 
Todd has a son that is a United States Marine. He has a heart for teaching this ground breaking system to sufferers of PTSD symptoms. Reducing symptoms of PTSD trauma with Neurokinesis Intervention Coaching and providing every person the opportunity to experience symptom relief from PTSD/Trauma and its corresponding symptoms is at the heart of what Todd does today.
 
As a Published Author, Award Winning Speaker and Mental Performance Coach, Todd shares his high level strategies and expertise with business organizations, athletes, associations and individuals so they too can achieve a life changing personal performance breakthrough. With years of intensive study in the science and and mechanics of personal achievement, he has mastered the ability to help anyone realize their full and true potential.
 
Todd is the author of two books. His latest book “The ‘IT’ Factor Action Guide” available at Todd-Thomas.com or on Amazon.
 
Todd has been seen and heard on over 100 radio stations and shows nationwide including ABC Radio, Citadel, Cumulus Media and Fox Sports Radio. To book Todd for your upcoming event or discover your next steps learn more at

www.Todd-Thomas.com

23Nov

fiverr for Business – Featuring Jena Apgar!

During this  interactive session Jena will explain from the
 
Buyer Side:
 
How to maximize your output by outsourcing your needs to fiverrsellers and what to look out for.
 
Plus answer a lot of the general questions you have about using fiverr.
 
and from the Seller Side:
 
How she generated over $5,000 in revenue (after fees) sitting on her phone while feeding a newborn and rolled that into a thriving business that afforded me the ability to put 2 small children in an expensive motessori and launch a full Marketing Agency.
 
Jena Apgar is a Social Media & Digital Marketing Maven.  She is the Founder of Brand Dot Blog a Veteran owned, Profit Driven Social Media & Digital Marketing Agency for small to mid-sized firms. Brand Dot Blog is focused on bringing in qualified leads and sales that drive the bottom line. As a Social Media Strategist & Thought Leader, Jena works with entrepreneurs to build marketing plans, consult on strategy and train and setup their company to handle the marketing essential to their on-going success. 

 
Jena with Dave Roberts is also co-founder of the Business Growth Network a non-profit network of aspiring leaders seeking Business Growth Through Networking, Vision and Planning!