Sonoma County: News and Notes

I want to thank those who listened to the Webinar that I did with Roy Johnston on Success Planning. Next week I will be linking a copy of the Youtube video to this blog post. I went to the Annual Conference of the Professional Services Marketing Group - North Bay (PSMG) on 10/16/14. The speakers were excellent! The Keynote was by Ann Handley and she focused on Content Marketing and the importance of writing. If you can tell, I find writing important and was excited to hear her thoughts on the topic.

One of my close associates, Ryan Kelly of WSI Smart Marketing was also a speaker. His topic was on the practical use of Google Analytics. Ryan and his father Ken do a really excellent job of creating and managing Websites as well as other types of Digital Marketing. If you are in the market for their type of services, I highly recommend them.

Much of the rest of the event centered on the changes and techniques that are useful in the Digital Marketing world that we have today. If you have a chance to go to a PSMG event, you should strongly consider attending. There is a lot of excellent information available from the conference, events, and people that you meet. It is a great organization, and I am proud to be a member.

Calix just announced their Q3 results and I will be posting about those next week. So, stay tuned to this space for a review of Calix's Q3. If there are other companies that you want reviewed, just let me know. I will get to Enphase and Cyan as their earnings come out. Also, you probably have read some of my Business Interviews that I have been posting lately. I am always happy to talk to a Business Owner or Executive who has a message to convey!

As we are into Q4, I want to make sure that people have thought about an Annual Operating Plan for their Business. Unlike a larger Business Plan, an Annual Plan provides very specific ideas of what will make your business work over the next 12 months. If you are interested in such a plan and don't know where to start, contact me at A properly executed plan will more than pay for itself! -If you want to understand the service better, then click HERE!

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