How To Be A Sales ICON

A lot of entrepreneurs run into trouble when they don’t go out and actively sell. Selling is hard. And most people are not natural born sales people. But it’s selling that brings in the bread. Nothing else you do matters if you’re not out selling. The best thing most companies can do is find someone who … Read more

Internet Marketing … Go Ahead … Experiment

I like to try different things and see what sticks. Most marketing tactics don’t give you rapid viral results. Those little gems are always found sparingly, and a lot of times “going viral” just happens by chance … you reach a few key influencers and everything rockets up from there. Zoom! The only way to … Read more

Turning Deja Vu Into An Opportunity For Change

Easy to say. Difficult to do. The other night I watched Tony Scott’s Sci Fi thriller, Deja Vu, starring Denzel Washington. It got me thinking because in it, they have a fictional wormhole viewer that allows them to see backwards in time exactly 4 1/2 days. The premise is that they’re using this viewer to … Read more

An Ebook Marketing Study

Since I first started Zoomstart I’ve thought of a number of things I’d like to do to add some value to the site. I’ve had some great success in the past with free downloadable resources. A flash measurement converter I put together was picked up by an Italian PC magazine. And I recently got an … Read more

The Video Calling Cellphone Is Here

It’s not just about the coolest phone anymore. It’s about the coolest phone service. Rogers has just finished putting together a high speed wireless data network in Southern Ontario. It’s the first of its kind in North America. What they’ve really done is connected the cellphone to the web like never before. And they’ve upped … Read more

Chess Strategy For Business

If you’re not too familiar with chess, not to worry. Read on. Chess has a long history. It’s been around for at least a thousand years in its current form. And for good reason. It’s been teaching Kings, Queens, Emperors and other power brokers about strategy since its inception. It’s also a game that’s full … Read more

Communicate Your Vision

Yesterday I got tagged by Rob over at Yack Yack to join in on a meme. The challenge; to write a post about why I blog. You know how these things work. You write whatever the meme calls for and then you tag 5 more people to do the same thing to keep it going. … Read more

Leadership Means Losing Control

No, I don’t mean freak out. When you’re building a business or a team, or anything, success means growth. Growth means more to manage. And that means you have to lose control. Or rather, give it up. Delegate. Pass it to others. Leaders that don’t, hit a wall. Growth stops. Moving forward stops. And a … Read more

Going The Extra Mile: Ron Bass And The Ronettes

In the ’90s, screenwriter Ron Bass was a screenwriting machine. He wrote many well known films including Rain Man and a number of Julia Roberts movies such as Sleeping with the Enemy, My Best Friend’s Wedding,  and Stepmom. He didn’t do it all alone. And he received a lot of criticism for this. But it’s … Read more

5 Steps To Becoming A Blogging Warrior

I thought I’d do some blogging about blogging. I sat staring at the screen for a few minutes. And nothing happened. Zip. Zilch. Nada. I got nothing. The problem: I really didn’t know what to write about. I needed an angle. Maybe I needed to appreciate my readers? Maybe I needed to talk about my … Read more