Month: August 2014

Fundraising for Homeless Shelter

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WHC is highlighting this entrepreneurial endeavor on our blog.  WHC is not affiliated with Linda Doobay or Doobay Networking Enterprise.

YOU ARE INVITED!

Linda Doobay and Doobay Neetworking Enterprise is hosting a Fundraiser Extravaganza to raise funds for the Carpenter House.  The Carpenter House is a homeless shelter in Aberdeen MD. 

This will be a social networking event with businesses leaders from Harford and Cecil County.  Vendors will be on hand to showcase their products and services.  Local restaurants have agreed to donate samples of their dining.  Enjoy live entertainment from local bands and wine tasting, courtesy our our fabulous local wineries.  

Please come out, support and bring a friend. 

Contact Linda Doobay at lindadoobay01@gmail.com or at 732-693-3385 for full details. 

 

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August 28th: Roundtable Discussion- Digital Marketing Strategy Tools & Reaching Your Target Customer

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How effective is your marketing process and strategy?
Are you reaching your target customer?
Are you reaching the right sponsors and partners? 

Do you know the basics of digital marketing and how to use the tools effectively?
Are you converting leads into customers?

Senior Marketing Consultant Will Holmes will discuss digital marketing basics during the first hour and then show you how to effectively use these tools to reach and convert your target customers during the second hour.  Handouts will be provided to attendees.  This is an interactive session.  Bring your questions. Admission: $15 per person.  Purchase tickets below.

 

Thursday, August 28th 2014 at 6pm
Location:   El Agave Mexican Restaurant  1016 Ingleside Ave, Catonsville, MD 21228.
El Agave has great food and drink specials until 7pm.
We will start promptly at 6pm and end at 8pm.

Topics will include:
*Social Media Basics
*Marketing vs Advertising
*Creating a Website Strategy
*Increasing Traffic
*Key Words, Search Engines, and Getting Found
*Finding Sponsors, Donors and Partners
*Creating the right marketing team
*The process of converting leads into customers

 

Purchase tickets below:





Fourth Wednesday with Baltimore Professionals and Entrepreneurs

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8/27/14

Location:
El Agave Mexican Restaurant
1016 Ingleside Ave, Catonsville, MD 21228

6pm- 8pm
Free Admission
Food and Drink Specials from 6pm to 7pm
Free Parking

Every 4th Wednesday, WHC and Baltimore Professionals and Entrepreneurs hosts the Non-Profit Leader’s Forum.  This informative meeting is attended by those starting non-profit organizations, those leading non-profit organizations, church leaders and community leaders.  This event allows these passionate people to share ideas and seek assistance regarding common areas including fundraising, operational management, tax paperwork and reporting, volunteer management, event planning and obtaining resources.  Attendees share ideas and WHC Consultants are there to provide information as well.

This event is free and open to the public, but geared toward non-profit management, it’s challenges and finding solutions to common growth issues.  We look forward to seeing you at the next event on 8/27/14.

For more information on Baltimore Professionals and Entrepreneurs and their events, click here…
To Sponsor this or other events, click here…

 

 

Third Wednesday with Baltimore Professionals and Entrepreneurs

First Wednesdays Baltimore Professionals EntrepreneursYou are invited to our Third Wednesday event, The Entrepreneurs’ Open Forum
8/20/14

Location:
El Agave Mexican Restaurant
1016 Ingleside Ave, Catonsville, MD 21228

6pm- 8pm
Free Admission
Food and Drink Specials from 6pm to 7pm
Free Parking

Every Third Wednesday, Baltimore Professionals and Entrepreneurs hosts the Entrepreneurs’ Open Forum.  This highly acclaimed event is attended by up-and-coming entrepreneurs and established business owners who want to network, partner and socialize with like-minded individuals.

This event is free and open to the public, but geared toward entrepreneurship, it’s challenges and finding solutions to common growth issues.  We look forward to seeing you at this fantastic event.

For more information on Baltimore Professionals and Entrepreneurs and their events, click here…
To Sponsor this or other events, click here…

 

 

 

Baltimore Professionals and Entrepreneurs Reaches 800 Members

First WednesdaysDuring the First Wednesday event on 8/6/14 at Teavolve,  Baltimore Professionals and Entrepreneurs reached 800 members!

The professional networking group has doubled in size over the last year.

With over 800 active members, Baltimore Professionals and Entrepreneurs is now one of the East Coast’s largest professional networking associations.  WHC is the group’s main sponsor enabling BPE to host events throughout the month, giving members opportunities to network, socialize, learn, develop and grow.  Membership is free.

Sponsorship
Baltimore Professionals and Entrepreneurs welcomes sponsors who want to share their products and services with our members.  Our members are upwardly mobile, well-educated businesses owners and professionals, living and working in the Greater Baltimore Metropolitan area (city and surrounding counties).  Most of our events are free and your sponsorship allows us to introduce our members to new opportunities and experiences.  Learn more about sponsorship by clicking here.

Membership
Membership is free and open to all positive, happy people who want to interact with other positive, happy people.  You can join our Meetup Group by clicking here. or by simply completing the following info:


First name:

Last name:

Email:


 

Standing Events:

1st Wednesdays- Professional Networking Happy Hour. A purely social event. We sit down for dinner, drinks and conversation. This is for funny, smart people. Bring your great stories and leave egos at the door. Admission: Free.  Location: Teavolve 1401 Aliceanna Street, Baltimore MD 21231 6p-9p

3rd WednesdaysEntrepreneurs’ Open Forum. This meeting is for aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners who have challenges and are looking for solutions. Sit down for food and drinks and share your concerns and ideas with other business owners and with Senior Business Consultants who are there to fill in the gaps. Admission: Free. Location: El Agave Restaurant  1016 Ingleside Ave, Catonsville, MD, 21228 6p-8p

4th Wednesdays- Networking Forum for Non-Profit Professionals.  This event is for those who serve the underserved.  Share stories, tips for success and a meal with people who share your passion to help others.  Admission: Free. Location: El Agave Restaurant  1016 Ingleside Ave, Catonsville, MD, 21228 6p-8p

 

 

WHC and Go Daddy Partner to Offer Discounted Services

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On August 7th, 2014, WHC Founder, Will Holmes signed a deal with Go Daddy to offer Go Daddy products and services to consumers at discounted prices.   Because of the volume of websites that WHC was building and hosting on Go Daddy, and the number of clients receiving digital marketing consulting through the firm, this seemed like a great move for WHC.

As a reseller of Go Daddy products and services, WHC can offer incredible discounts to new customers and have sales on special products and services.  Additionally, clients still receive all the benefits of Go Daddy’s incredible 24/7 help desk support and industry leading web hosting.  Definitely a Win-Win-Win for all parties.  To learn more about WHC’s relationship as a Go Daddy reseller, click here…

Before You Budget for 2015- Have a Strategic Planning Session!

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*Does your organization need to clarify your offered products, services and revenue sources?

*Does your company need to better define your target market?

*Does your team need assistance with defining the mission and key projects?

We can help with a Strategic Planning Session.

 

Who should attend?
Your organization’s leadership should attend. This should include key decision makers like the Owner or CEO, Key Board Members, Vice Presidents and Directors and any essential Managers. Additionally, subject matter experts should be invited to help provide details and rule out scenarios that would be a waste of time and resources.

What will we cover?
*Past successes and past failures
*Target Customers and Channels for Interaction
*Offered Services or Products
*Strength of Revenue Sources
*Competition
*Objectives for Future (upcoming quarters, 1 year, 3 years…)
*Key Projects to Support Objectives
*Key Performance Metrics for Organization
*High Level Marketing Plan
*High Level Plan of Action
*Identification of Missing Resources Needed for Action Plan
*Organizational Chart Effectiveness

 

 

How do I know if I need a 4 hr., 8 hr. or 2 day session?
We offer 4 hours sessions, 8 hour sessions and 2 day sessions. The time involved depends on:
*Number of Attendees
*Agreeability of Attendees
*Preparedness of Organization
*Complexity of Planning
*Business Needs
*Budget

What is the Return on Investment?
What is the cost of failed projects, internal miscommunication, misunderstood messaging or bad branding? What about customer dissatisfaction and low employee/ volunteer morale? Each organization puts their own price tag on missed opportunity. But, our Baltimore, MD and Washington, DC clients tell us that these sessions are essential to the growth of their business and save them tens of thousands of dollars in resources.

How do we start or learn more?
Complete the information below and a Senior Consultant will contact you to discuss pricing and scheduling.



First name:
Last name:
Email:
Name of your Company:
Your position in the Company:
Your website:
What is the timeframe for scheduling a session?
How did you hear about us?