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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. […]

Why Partnerships Fail and How to Save Them

We establish business partnerships because they make sense. Two companies offer complementary products or services, and by working together both organizations believe they can achieve more than they would on their own. The sense that the collaboration is more powerful than working independently is the actual definition of the business buzzword “synergy.” Through partnerships, our […]

How to get a Rainmakers mentor

When Two Heads are Better Than One

We’re not trying to keep MentorU a secret. Surprise! Rainmakers has a mentoring program. While Rainmakers members have access to plenty of events and activities, at certain times in your career, the usual fare may not be enough. Maybe you need access to someone with more experience. Maybe you have a problem to solve. Maybe […]

Business in Indiana

Mickey Maurer to Speak at Blaze in July

The Blaze board made an excellent call by inviting Mickey Maurer to speak at Rainmakers Business Blaze, an event that consistently attracts business owners, CPAs, attorneys, business development people and others who are interested in creating success for themselves and others. Google Mickey Maurer and the search results blossom into a long list of accolades […]

Rainmakers Christian Professionals

On Faith, Management and Hiring

Rainmakers Christian Professionals (RCP) hosted guest speaker William Smith last month. Bill has served as chief of staff to two members of Congress, including Mike Pence, the current Vice President of the United States. He is the founder of Sextons Creek, a government relations, strategic communications and business development firm. Bill covered several topics associated […]

how to win at networking events

6 Ways People Win at Networking

You know the virtues of networking, but are you networking like a champion? If you’re really good at creating and maintaining relationships, you reap the practical rewards: a steady flow of opportunities, meaningful relationships, and professional recognition. People who are good at networking know it. Here’s what successful business people do to win at networking […]