Are You Prospecting Your Business Community?

Fortune magazine’s “The World’s Most Admired Companies” article focuses on companies that are the most popular workplaces. Most of these employees are paid well. Many of these employees are on the move so relocation is a constant for these companies. With all of these positives, have you ever thought to target these companies in search of business? But how would you start?

Top 10 Most Admired Companies in the World

  1. Apple
  2. Google.com
  3. Berkshire Hathaway
  4. Southwest Airlines
  5. Proctor & Gamble
  6. Coca-Cola
  7. Amazon.com
  8. FedEx
  9. Microsoft
  10. McDonald’s

Human Resources & Your Connections

If you are willing to put the effort into wooing employees from top companies then you should consider two places to begin.

  • Connections: list all of your personal connections to employees, executives are a great source, and begin to make contact with them. Consider a phone call then follow up postal effort
  • Human Resources: if you don’t have any personal connections to employees or executives in your target firm then contact the HR department. Ask if you can provide a free lunch and learn session for employees, provide free estimates, or provide free one on one consultations

Apple’s New iPad: Revolutionary For Consuming Content

ComputerShopper published this deansguide article 1-27-10

Chicago Sun-Times published this deansguide article 1-27-10

Apple’s Steve Jobs has done it again! Without too much to say watch this video of the new Apple iPad. It is revolutionary in the way we will consume our content moving forward.  It’s $499 which is a great price. The only possible drawback? The keypad is a touch pad on the surface of the “screen” so I can’t imagine it will be good for long term writing assignments.

Your thoughts?