The Business Giving Roundtable brought together 50 executives from the community to have a conversation to stimulate dialog about improved corporate giving.
Most Desirable Place to Live
Ventura County, Calif., is absolutely the most desirable place to live in America.
A recent survey published by the Washington Post listed Ventura County as the Top Spot to live in the United States. This was out of 3,111 counties.
Community Broadband Survey
The Broadband Consortium of the Pacific Coast, a collaborative focused on improving broadband throughout San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, requests your assistance to gain a better understanding of broadband (high-speed internet) needs and opportunities for business, education, health and safety and private residential uses.
When would now be a good time to start? A Mid-Year Resolution.
Why do we wait until New Year’s to make resolutions? There’s a neuroscientist who recently reported that only 33% of us even make New Years’ Resolutions to begin with and only 8% of those resolutions last more than a week.
The Explosion of Entrepreneurism
In a recent investigation 805connect learned that there are at least 30 regional organizations serving entrepreneurs. This explosion of interest in the last few years is worth thinking about in terms of the impact it has on our region. The 805connect project was initially conceived to create a Startup Community initially and has expanded to include businesses in all stages of development. 805connect …
The 805connect Story
Eighteen months ago, an idea was born for a project that would connect people and their businesses within the 805 region.
Integrating improv into your business conversations
Developing improv skills can help your day-to-day business. The TV Show, Who’s Line Is It Anyway is a global phenomenon responsible for bringing improv comedy into the homes of millions. There are valuable lessons to be learned from the art of improv.
If you want more interesting answers, ask more interesting questions.
The writers at 805connect use their extensive business experience to create compelling profile questions. The power of your response to these questions is what makes 805connect unique. In person, people make the decision to continue paying attention to you within nine seconds. The same is true for people viewing your online profile. Except they don’t give you nine seconds, they give …
Seven Steps to Solving Creative Challenges
All of us are presented with opportunities to solve problems every day. Do you have a formula or design method that you use to systematically address the problem? Here’s one that was introduced in 1972 by two professors at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.
All of us, given the choice, would rather do business with a friend. Each encounter we have during the day is better if it’s with someone we know. We want to work with friends because we trust them. How quickly can you convert a coffee conversation with someone new into a trusted connection?