Advice on How to Really Do Business with Fortune 500 Companies

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I’m especially pleased to share this post about doing business with Fortune 500 companies and my winning strategy. The truth is it’s not easy to get contracts once you’re certified as a woman-owned (WBE) or minority-owned business (MBE). In fact, corporations prioritizing increasing the number of diverse suppliers in their supply chain don’t consider the […]

One Key Strategy to Financing a Business

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A recent conversation about financing with one my of business advisors helped me think through how to finance our immediate growth strategies. Kathleen McGahran, my finance and accounting advisor who I met through the spectacular Tuck-WBENC Executive Program started by talking through our revenue sources. Our company, Ruiz Strategies, is a communications firm and our […]

Amazing Learning for Entrepreneurs at the Tuck-WBENC Executive Program at Dartmouth

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Each morning during my mediation period recently I have gone over my list of affirmations and what I want for myself and my life, and that has included meeting and attracting key mentors to help me grow my business. I know that the right kinds of mentors can help guide me on what I don’t […]

Don’t Take Things Personally – Especially in Business Development

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While talking to a group of women lawyers recently about business development strategies to grow your business, one accomplished and seasoned attorney asked me what she should do about a potential client who had not responded to her email. She was introduced to this person by a friend. At first the potential client seemed enthusiastic […]

How to Plan to Grow your Business by Selling to Big Companies – Part I

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It’s a fact. There is a direct correlation between what you envision for your business and the growth trajectory of your company. Studies abound proving what you think manifests into reality – small or big. What you envision for you and your company affects the decisions you make and steers the direction of your company. […]