Do People Really Buy from those they Know, Like, and Trust?

by: Kim Shivler, M.Ed. One of the most common platitudes thrown around when it comes to selling is: “People buy from those they Know, Like, and Trust.” This is possibly the most misunderstood selling mantra touted by business coaches and floating around networking circles. Successful business development Read More …

The Cash is in the Connections

by, Kim Shiver, M.Ed, Speaker, Communications Strategist & instructional Design Consultant Hey, small business owners. I mean anyone from a solopreneur consultant to a hair dresser, someone running a small team or anyone selling a network marketing product like Young Living, Mary Kay, or Doterra. Read More …

Using Gratitude as a Communication Tool

by, Kim Shiver, M.Ed, Speaker, Communications Strategist & instructional Design Consultant As we pass Thanksgiving in November and move into the December holidays, it’s a time where gratitude and giving thanks for those around us becomes present in our minds. The reality is that if Read More …

How to Find Legitimate Work at Home Opportunities

As a communications strategist, trainer and business consultant, I am often asked if there are legitimate opportunities to work from home. People tell me, “Everything I look into is a scam.” Sadly, many advertised opportunities are scams. It’s easy to find the modern-day equivalent of Read More …

Safeguard your eyes against computer vision syndrom

Technology has simplified life in so many ways. Thanks to their tablets and smartphones, many people now have a wealth of information at their disposal 24 hours a day, seven days week. Computers, tablets and smartphones can now be seen just about everywhere, so it’s Read More …

Protecting Devices Against Meltdown/Spectre Flaws

In an effort to speed up processing, Intel, Qualcom, and other CPU manufacturers designed their processors to make processing faster. Unfortunately this speed, which meant taking some steps that made sense in the design stage, has now proven to leave security weaknesses. The Meltdown and Read More …

Get organized and improve workplace productivity

Many working professionals aspire to be as productive as possible. In working environments where employees are forced to wear many hats, efficiency can help workers meet their deadlines and get tasks accomplished. Organization can help professionals keep track of their work assignments and stay on Read More …

They may claim that they are from Microsoft or Windows but they aren’t.

WARNING!!! DANGER!!! If see any pop-ups on your computer similar to the ones illustrated here, whatever you do… DO NOT CALL THAT PHONE NUMBER!!! They may claim that they are from Microsoft or Windows but they aren’t. These are very prevalent malware scams designed to Read More …

Health First Foundation Provides 41 Nurses With Scholarships

The Health First Foundation recently awarded 41 Health First nurses with scholarships to help them continue their educational endeavors.  At a luncheon held at Suntree Country Club on Friday, June 17, scholarship certificates were presented and many of the recipients met members of the Health Read More …

How to get and keep your finances in order

 In 2015, analysts with the Government Accountability Office found that the average American between the ages of 55 and 64 had accrued roughly $104,000 in retirement savings, a shockingly low figure that would make it very difficult for men and women nearing retirement to maintain Read More …

“An Invitation into the Clubhouse.”

A recent article emerged from “Massage & Bodywork” magazine featuring Jody Stork as a pioneer in the massage therapy field. Karrie Osborn is senior editor at Associated Bodywork and credits Jody Stork in their most recent article, “An Invitation into the Clubhouse.” The magazine notes Read More …

Employment: The next step after graduation

Graduation is an exciting time in the lives of students. After years in the classroom preparing for life after school, graduation marks a time when students are finally ready to enter the “real world” and land their first professional job. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Read More …

Are Online Backup Services Safe?

  With all the stories about government agencies and large corporations getting hacked, it’s easy to understand why there are concerns with ‘cloud-based’ backup services. If these big guys can’t stop the hackers, how safe is your data in the hands of a small commercial Read More …

December’s Melbourne Regional Chamber & Spotlight Magazine Business Is : Simple Media Productions

Congratulations to our December Spotlight Business of the Month, Simple Media Productions! Simple Media Productions is a new member to the Melbourne Regional Chamber and specialize in video production, non-profit vision films, marketing consultants, and wedding videography.  “Helping people find a voice for their vision Read More …

Health First Grape Escape Raises More Than $400,000 for Hybrid OR Suite

Technology is First of Its Kind in Brevard County ROCKLEDGE, Fla. – The 2015 Health First Foundation’s Grape Escape event recently raised more than $400,000 to benefit Brevard County’s first Hybrid Operating Room Suite, which will be located at Health First’s Holmes Regional Medical Center. Read More …