Posts Tagged "business development"

Shop Small Saturday Special Just for YOU!

Posted by in Consulting, LinkedIn, strategy

Happy Turkey Day weekend!

If you want to “shop small” this Small Business Saturday and boost your own brand and small business in the process, why not take advantage of my $50 off special offer and allow me to show you how you can effectively market and promote your small biz on LinkedIn?

LinkedIn Live Why this offer and why now? I was recently grateful and honored to be hand-picked by LinkedIn (their words, not mine) to deliver a presentation on Small Business Marketing on LinkedIn at the event they co-sponsored in Silicon Valley with the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce called, LinkedIn Live.

In honor of Small Business Saturday, it would be my pleasure to provide you (or your peeps) with your very own LinkedIn Live where I share the opportunity-generating tips and tactics I presented there, so I’m knocking $50 off my 2 hr personalized LinkedIn session through Dec 6th.

Just click this (or the image below) to secure your session:

Shop Small and Market Your Small Business on LinkedIn Sandy Jones-Kaminski
Note: Special pricing available only through Dec 6th, but sessions can be scheduled through Dec 19, 2014.

Here’s what a few happy clients had to say:

Happy client!“I had a truly productive coaching session with Sandy! She is clearly a LinkedIn expert and shared that expertise in ways that will really help my business. I look forward to continuing my work with her. I could tell she cares about my success and she took the time to get to know my needs. Personable and knowledgeable! An amazing value!”  – Mary Hiland, Hiland & Associates
Maria Ross of Red Slice“Sandy has helped me with both my basic LinkedIn profile as well as how to use LinkedIn groups more effectively for my marketing plans and networking opportunities. She knows the in’s and outs of L-I so well and showed me lots of little things I never even knew I could do! Our time together was efficient, fun and so useful. I highly recommend her if you want to make more out of your LinkedIn connections for leads, referrals or just general brand awareness.” - Maria Ross, Red Slice
This very special Small Business Saturday offer is good through end of day, Dec 6th, 2014, but your personalized 2 hr session can be scheduled through December 19, 2014. (Prices will increase in 2015, so act today!)
Please submit your PAYMENT INFO HERE. (Sessions at this discounted rate must be prepaid.)

I’ll be in touch via email to schedule your 2 hr session soon after receiving the payment notification.

I’m looking forward to working with you!

Have a great weekend,



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Making Connections Matter: New Learning Series Just For YOU!

Posted by in Ask SandyJK, Consulting, Learning, making connections matter, networking, strategy

Introducing a new (and zero-cost) business-boosting elearning series aimed at setting you up for a stellar 2015!

Register today for the Making Connections Matter webcasts!

Join me for this interactive web series that will help strengthen and build your network as well as grow your biz!

It’s officially fall and I don’t know anyone who isn’t interested in learning a few new tips or tricks for boosting their brand and growing their business between now and the end of the year. So, I invite you to invest in yourself and your business by getting ready for a fantastic 2015!

Last month, I kicked off a new series of free 45 min webcasts titled, Making Connections Matter. The schedule for these business-boosting learning sessions is below, so be sure to register early because there are only 25 spots available for each of these interactive web-based sessions which will include time for a Q&A portion at the end.

  • 10 Things You Can and Should Do on LinkedIn Each Week  Wed, Sept 24th noon (PDT)
  • The Bare Minimum: 7 Social Media Basics for Small Business Thu, Oct 23rd noon (PDT)
  • Surviving the Holiday Mixer: Practical Networking Tips for Enjoying the Social Season, with Special Guest, Branding Guru Maria Ross of Red Slice  Wed, Nov 12 noon (PST) 
  • 7 Tips for Deepening Your Connections to Your Network for a Prosperous 2015  Wed, Dec 3 noon (PST)
Oh, and yes, phone listening will be available for those that can’t get to a computer. And, no, there will not be any hard selling — just a brief mention of an offer you might want to take advantage, that’s all. Yay!

I hope you’ll join me for one or more of these sure-to-be FUN sessions and please feel free to reach out directly with any questions.

All the best,

P.S. Don’t forget — to grab your spot just complete the form below and you’ll receive an invite to join me for the first NEXT Making Connections Matter session on Wed, Sept 24th Nov 12, 2014!

Register here to get invites to my new series of Making Connections Matter webcasts!

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Sorry, You Can’t Pick my Brain, But You Can Now Rent It

Posted by in Ask SandyJK, biz dev, Consulting, marketing

As a solopreneur, I occasionally have an idea or conundrum that I wish I could just bounce off someone else. Or, sometimes, there’s a challenge or business option I need to talk through a bit because I’m one of those people that needs to talk to think, as opposed to think so I can talk. I’m betting many of you can relate.

In both situations, I’ve often thought how nice it would be to be able to pay an expert or “thought leader,” for 20-30 minutes of their time to help me brainstorm what’s on my mind or a sweet-sounding opportunity I’ve recently come across. And wouldn’t it be great if there was no obligation to officially engage or hire her/him for a minimum amount of time or term length? Yes, it would.

Finally getting some clarity

This is where getting Clarity comes in! Turns out it’s a perfect service for my own needs and I wanted to share it with you for yours. The idea’s simple: once you’re on the home page, just search by subject matter for an expert to help you and then request a call with them for however long you need/can afford (up to 1 hour). Here’s a sneak peek at how you can rent someone’s brain via Clarity:

AskSandyJK: now you can rent her brain via

Click image to rent Sandy’s brain today, tomorrow or whenever.

And, yes, starting February 1, 2014, I’m now offering YOU this on-the-fly support as well because I’ve officially been accepted as an “expert” on Clarity. This awesome “on demand business advice” service exists for anyone (with a credit card) to utilize.

I hope you give Clarity a try and if you’re a friend/fan, maybe you’ll consider logging in via LinkedIn and/or Facebook and find/fave my profile to help me get a gold star by my name as shown below (look for the red arrow):

Rent Sandy's brain or mark her as a fav w/a star today!

Click image to see my Clarity profile and check out the site.

I love it when a plan comes together

Finding this service was kismet, because over 10 years ago a former colleague had given her notice to our mutual employer and a few days before she left she said, “What am I going to do without having you available to bounce things off of?! I wish I could just rent your brain and pay with a credit card to get your advice on demand.” So, as soon as I learned about it, I knew I had to get on board the Clarity train because this idea’s time had finally come.

BTW, Clarity even offers a handy little guide for making the most of your time and money when utilizing the service. If you give it a try, please come back and share your experience in the Comments section.

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5 Most Popular Posts of 2013: LinkedIn Tips and more

Posted by in Consulting, LinkedIn, strategy

Well, 2013 is almost a wrap and, to sum up a pretty great year, I’m sharing my top 5 articles/posts of 2013. You loved (and shared) them the first time, so here they are one more time — I hope you enjoy!

Wishing you a very happy 2014!Happy, Happy New Year!

  1. 10 of My Favorite Quotes About Networking
  2. 7 Savvy Networking Tips
  3. The 10 Things I Do on LinkedIn Each and Every Week
  4. 3 Simple Steps to Get Started With a Company Page on LinkedIn
  5. 3 Things You Should Do On LinkedIn Sooner Rather Than Later

P.S. Last chance to take advantage of $50 off 2013 prices for a 2 hr personalized Boost Your Brand on LinkedIn session. Click here to secure this special pricing!

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Boost Your Brand and Generate Leads Via Your Profile and Presence on LinkedIn®

Posted by in Consulting, LinkedIn, resources

Did you know I offer a personalized, 2 hr one-on-one learning session for job seekers, career climbers or business owners looking to elevate their use of LinkedIn® for career management or business growth? Were you aware that what you do or don’t do, and what you have to say or share on LinkedIn are equally important? Yes, both are true!

LinkedIn spring training w/ Sandy Jones-KaminskiDuring our session, I’ll take you on a deep dive into your LinkedIn profile as well as your current footprint on LinkedIn in general. I’ll show you ways to capitalize on LinkedIn’s functionality to demonstrate your expertise on your LinkedIn profile. And then we’ll review the many ways you can generate leads, exposure and interest via your overall presence on this powerful social networking tool (including groups). The session will be fun and relevant to your industry or specific goals. For example, maybe you want to move into a different industry or switch your target market? Well, I can help you polish and shift your brand on LinkedIn to support that.

You can easily submit your session PAYMENT INFO HERE and then use this link to schedule your session via my auto-scheduler. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions!

Need a nudge? Please read these:

“My session with Sandy was invaluable at improving and completing my LinkedIn profile. She showed me how to tailor LinkedIn to my personal preferences and professional goals. I really enjoyed her hands-on approach and we worked on updates and edits during the session as she taught me about all the services LinkedIn provides. She has a wealth of knowledge in how to optimize LinkedIn!”

– Jean Santullo, Adjunct Faculty, College of Graduate and Professional Studies at John F. Kennedy University

“The two hours I spent with Sandy discussing my objectives and reviewing my LinkedIn profile were the best, most cost-effective two hours I’ve spent in a long time! Not only is Sandy an expert at virtually every aspect of LinkedIn, but also she makes the entire process fun and enjoyable. What’s more, since I’ve made the changes Sandy suggested, I have seen an increase in both the quality and quantity of my business leads. That’s ROI defined.”

-Emily C, Communications pro, small biz owner

“Sandy’s in-depth knowledge and perspective of LinkedIn is outstanding! As a consultant, Sandy helped me improve my LinkedIn profile in a thoughtful, appealing and SEO-friendly way. Sandy excels in leading you to fresh insights regarding your real goals, interests, and skills, and how to best present them using LinkedIn’s tools. Thank you, Sandy for all your knowledge and expertise!”

-Leslie Nathan, job seeker

Appointments became available starting Mon, March 11, 2013 and continue to fill up fast, so don’t wait! Why not jumpstart your spring and get serious about achieving your goals this year by maximizing your presence on LinkedIn this month?

Submit your session PAYMENT INFO HERE and then use this link to schedule your session via my auto-scheduler. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions!

Note: All sessions are typically conducted via Skype, Google+ Hangout or in Emeryville, CA.  (Non-refundable if less than 48 hours notice of cancellation, otherwise, 50% refund.) This training is offered in a mutually convenient location to those in the SF Bay Area or as a phone or Skype/Google+ hangout session for only $279.

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