Finding Solutions

Will 2012 be your year…or will it be more of the same?

By on Nov 22, 2011 in Business Development, Community/Economic Development, Events, Finding Solutions, Sara Hand Speaking | 0 comments

No change means no change. Join Sara Hand for Setting Goals and Making “IT” Happen… Because setting goals is not enough! Thursday, December 1st 8 am-9:30 am AND Thursday December 8th 8 am-9:30 am For many people they simply dust off last year’s goals and change the date and are ready to face a new year. Somewhere they heard that if you simply get those goals on paper, that’s “most” of what it takes. For some people it happens that way. But what about all those people that write goals year after year and it doesn’t happen for them? Could there be more? In this 2 sessions workshop series we are going to deal with 5 components to setting and achieving goals: Priorities …Life Values …Goals …Action Plans …AND Accountability “This workshop needs a disclaimer, it’s one of the hardest things I’ve ever done and I set goals with clients all the time.” Professional coach workshop attendee Cost $99        Pre-registration is necessary at: www.sphandworkshop.eventbrite.com Questions Call 941-228-4033 or Info@SPHANDandAssociates.com Networking at 7:40 am Sessions start promptly at 8 am 2300 Bee Ridge Road #305| Sarasota, FL 34239 This workshop is for you if you want to accomplish and complete the goals you set and are prepared to deal with belief systems, whether conscious or unconscious, that currently stand in the...

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2011 is Here…Now What?

By on Jan 3, 2011 in Events, Finding Solutions | 0 comments

As I watched the Rose Bowl Parade it was interesting to see the top resolutions for 2011 as they scrolled across the screen: Lose weight Save money Make more money Spend time with family For many people the resolutions look the same year after year. Why? Because they actually only make progress for a short period of time before those goals are abandoned. With years of fruitless and undistinguished efforts behind them, some people have now actually resolved not to make resolutions. The challenge with most resolutions is that they are simply statements of intent. Many of these are ambiguous in nature, such as those listed above. With nothing specific and without any actual plan on how to accomplish the statement, how could anyone ever be successful regardless of how hard they worked toward the goal? If your experience with goal setting has been frustrating…I encourage you to take a look at five components I look at when working with setting goals. Examine priorities. What is really important? Craft  life value statements Set goals. Create an action plan. AND don’t forget accountability… the support team that will encourage you and yet hold your feet to the fire to get it...

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Setting Goals AND Making “IT” Happen!

By on Dec 2, 2010 in Events, Finding Solutions | 0 comments

Will 2011 be your year? You choose… Setting goals is not enough. For many people they simply dust off last year’s goals and change the date and are ready to face a new year. Somewhere they heard that if you simply get those goals on paper, that’s most of what it takes. For some people it happens that way. But what about all those people that write goals year after and year and “it” doesn’t happen for them? Could there be more? SAVE $35: For early registration use (januaryspecial) In this 2 session workshop series we are going to deal with 5 components to setting and achieving goals: Priorities…Life Values…Goals…Action Plans…And Accountability. This is for people who want to accomplish and complete the goals they set. This is for people who are prepared to deal with the belief systems (conscious or unconscious) that currently stand in the way. Register here for Setting Goals and Making “IT” Happen  “This workshop needs a disclaimer, it’s one of the hardest things I’ve ever done and I set goals with clients all the time.” Professional coach workshop attendee Join Sara Thursday, January 6th 8am-10am And Thursday January 13th 8am-10am $179 Pricing includes both sessions. Pre-registsration is necessary. Save $35 if you pre-reguster by January 3rd. Man lives by values; all his enterprises and activities…make sense only in terms of some structure of purposes which are values in action.                                                         Will Herberg...

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What makes you different is where the money is at!

By on Oct 13, 2010 in Finding Solutions | 0 comments

There is a uniqueness that is all about you, that is characteristic of what makes you different…what makes you special, what makes you unlike any other human being. Just as you are unique as an individual so are you as a business. Yes, there may be businesses that provide a product or service that is similar to what you provide. However they are not you AND that IS important. Because it is in your difference, your uniqueness that something called a unique selling proposition comes forth. People buy a product or service …YOUR product or service because of what makes you different not because of how you are the same as something else. You don’t buy a Ford because it is like a Porsche. If you want a Porsche, you buy one. However if the Ford were similar to the Porsche and you bought the Ford instead, it might be because of a different pricing. People don’t buy because you are like everyone else, they buy because you are different. If you don’t know what makes you specifically different and unique, and you would like to be more profitable and more effective in how you spend your time and money, commit some time to defining that position. It will pay...

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FOCUS, a value proposition for business growth?

By on Sep 7, 2010 in Challenges, Finding Solutions | 0 comments

The business world we live in is not the same as it was several years ago. As owners and professionals attempt to make sense of a changed landscape, diversification has been a common tactic. For many this may make sense, for others in their attempt to meet every need they have become so diversified that they no longer have a clear message. Seth Godin, popular author and blogger:  “Pick the biggest market you can successfully dominate, the biggest slice where you can get through the Dip and be seen as the best in that world. If you can become number one in your niche, you’ll get more than your fair share of profits, glory, and long-term security.”      The enemy of FOCUS is fear of loss.  Often used in conjunction with the term abundance, is the common misnomer “Everyone is my prospect.”  Yet no matter how good you are and how much what you offer is used by the general  public, it is true that some people will like you and some people won’t. Consider these points:  Focus: Where do you provide the most value? What makes you unique?  Market: All the prospects you could serve. Market Segment: A segment is a portion, a particular group within your potential prospects that share similar characteristics. Ideal Prospect: The best potential prospect for your purpose. Value Proposition: A stance on how you provide value and what makes you unique, combined with the needs of the prospect that can most benefit from what you provide, AND can reward you profitably for providing this VALUE!  Success is in finding those who will like...

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Efficient? Great Services at Reasonable Prices

By on Jul 26, 2010 in Finding Solutions, Sara Hand And Associates | 0 comments

A major Industry specialist states that there is a 19.7% average savings upon a comprehensive review of non-core expense categories. If you haven’t looked at how you are keeping the lights on and how your services are structured, there is a good chance that you are leaving your money on the table…someone else’s table! In essence, we may be able to improve a client’s profitability through a cost savings review analysis without any reduction in the quality of service in those areas. Some Cost Categories to Review for Savings: 1. Courier services (small package freight) 2. Fleet Management 3. Equipment Leasing 4. Factory Consumables 5. Freight 6.  Material suppliers For more information CALL 941-228-4033 or email info@SPHANDandAssociates.com for your FREE consultation. Contribution Jerry Martinez SPHAND...

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