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Linkedin Profile Tips

Have you updated your LinkedIn profile lately? Whether you’re active or an occasional user, updating your LinkedIn profile periodically is simply good career maintenance.  Below is a list of useful articles on how to stand out LinkedIn. Update your profile picture. Consider updating your profile picture especially if it has been or few years. Professional […]

How to network with Rainmakers

Virtual Networking: Create a Filter for Productive Networking

There is a myth that I want to stomp on and it goes something like this: virtual networking shortcuts the networking process. Wrong! Virtual networking sessions are NOT meant to replace human connection. The opposite is actually true. Virtual networking is the filter for productive networking – a means to an end. We can all […]

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Customer Retention: Showing Love for Existing Customers

Sometimes auto correct can be prophetic. My friend’s phone accidentally spelled CrushLove instead of Customer Service. It got me to thinking about crushes and love and customer retention. (and what the heck is up with autocorrect?) Just like crushes that turn into mutual affection, customer relationships, cultivated properly, lead to loyal customers – one of […]

Rainmakers Networking

What People are Saying…

There are several excellent networking organizations in the Indianapolis area and we’re proud to be one of them. Many factors come into play when choosing a networking organization, including the time and resources you will devote to participate in one. Here’s why one of our members recommends Rainmakers. “Being in sales my entire professional career, […]

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LINKS Retold: Casey Wright on Growing a Business

The road to getting what you want, believe it or not, requires you to first build a road. Guest speaker at Rainmakers LINKS Casey Wright shared how she grew her business and got everything she wanted in the process. Casey is a former olympic level gymnastics coach turned entrepreneur and is the Founder and CEO […]

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Be Choosy When You Network

I remember when I used to run around from networking event to networking event. I am pretty sure it was normal for me to knock out at least 10 meetings in a week. That effort is the reason I have nearly 10,000 contacts on LinkedIn, but when it comes to my sanity and enjoyment, I […]

Best Ways to Onboard New People

Most business owners think that once they hire a new employee all the hard work is done. Wrong. Attracting and retaining employees is an ongoing process. On-boarding new people is an opportunity for you to nurture the relationship you just started. When you hire a new person, what do you do to get them up […]

What’s Happening in 2018?

We are excited about the change in format for next year. Here’s our CEO Nikki Lewallen speaking to members about what’s happening.  

Virtual Networking: The Cure for Networking on a Rainy Day

Let’s take care of the elephant in the room first. Not all business development activities take place in person. If you’re using LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter etc. you know what I mean. With the rise of online communication including the trend toward remote work, it made sense to add a virtual component to our existing line […]

Be the Hero of Your Career

What is the point of spending the majority of Monday through Friday miserable? Can you believe that 70% of people in the US are not engaged in their work? That is a Gallup statistic that has not changed for over fifteen years. The statistic actually says that only 30% of people are engaged at work. […]