Risk Taker with a Title: Sales

Risk Taker with a Title: Sales






By Mollie Garza “Where there is a will, there is a way.” This is something my mother taught me that I live by. My mother was an immigrant from El Salvador and as a single woman moved our family to the states to live the American Dream. I was taught to get out there, kick butt and never take “no” for an answer.  I now live in New York, hang my hat on selling to “Fortune 500” companies and aspire to be an entrepreneur. It’s funny when I look back…

The 4 Kinds of Sellers You’ll Meet in Life

The 4 Kinds of Sellers You’ll Meet in Life






By Zack Rosenberg “Obstacles are necessary for success because in selling, as in all careers of importance, victory comes only after many struggles and countless defeats.” –Og Mandino When you hear the word seller, what’s the image that comes to mind? Is it the suave, smooth, almost James Earl Jones like voice that can get you to do things you never expected? Maybe it’s the Don Draper type that walks through the door and sells you on an idea, a concept that seems so simple, yet so powerful when they…

Interview with Paul Polizzotto, Founder of CBS EcoMedia

Interview with Paul Polizzotto, Founder of CBS EcoMedia






By Zack Rosenberg (originally posted on 9/18/12) Paul Polizzotto is one of the most amazing entrepreneurs I’ve ever had the opportunity to know. As Founder of EcoMedia (acquired by CBS), he’s been able to bring more attention and dollars to some of the world’s most worthy causes through partnerships with his advertisers. Truly a win for all. Here are my 5 quick questions for him around the concept, social good, entrepreneurship, and selling the company. 1. What was the “ah-hah” moment that drove you to pursue a career in social…

4 Steps To Having the Best Work Week Ever!

4 Steps To Having the Best Work Week Ever!






By Rachel Herskovitz Monday gets a bad rap. And of course it should, it’s probably the most dreaded day of the week since it’s the symbolism of the end of the weekend. You’re leaving “you” or “family” or “fun” time to head back to the “daily grind”. Could shift a little of how we thought about Monday’s? Instead of the end of the weekend, maybe it’s the beginning of a new week, a new opportunity to get things done. Oh, who am I kidding, we all want more weekends. But,…

It’s Time We All Harness the Power of Story Selling

It’s Time We All Harness the Power of Story Selling






By Zack Rosenberg Content Marketing certain seems to be the hottest term in the industry these days, doesn’t it? It’s a relatively simple idea with huge implications. Create content around a particular narrative whether it be parenting or heath (etc) that drives business results. There are many (many) reasons why content marketing has become, “the thing”. You can blame adblockers or falling click through rates on display ads, but how about this. It works. Really well. I’ve been fortunate in my career to have worked on all sides of content…

What kind of problem solver are you?

What kind of problem solver are you?






By Zack Rosenberg When you’re running a business, there’s no shortage of questions. Legal, finance, marketing, process, you name it. It can seem at times that it’s never-ending and while you are the one in charge, you are not necessarily a JD, PhD. So what do you do? Having run my own business and others, I’ve realized that the best thing I can do is to surround myself with people who can help me think through the problems and issues at hand. Throughout my process, however, I encountered the three…

3 Things I’ve Learned in my First 3 Months of my Career

3 Things I’ve Learned in my First 3 Months of my Career






By Zoe Stolper Does your boss really know best? Most likely, yes.  But whether you find it online or in your first few weeks at your new job, advice on how to succeed in your first professional position always seems to come from the perspective of someone who has been in the industry for a while. Of course this makes sense. They’ve been through what you’re going through. They know what has made them successful at what they do. If we just take their advice from the get-go, we’ll be…

5 Women’s Watches that Prove You’re A Boss

5 Women’s Watches that Prove You’re A Boss






By Zack and Rachel My watch says a lot more about me than any other piece of jewelry I wear. It’s my statement. Time doesn’t stand still and neither will I. This includes my Daniel Wellington pictured below. What does your watch say about you? Daniel Wellington Classic St Mawes with Brown Band ($97) Boss Type: The Up and Comer. Watch out world…here I come!                   Kate Spade Gramercy Gold-Tone ($146) Boss Type: Like my watch, I’m here for the long-run. Beauty…

6 Resume Myths That Are Holding You Back

6 Resume Myths That Are Holding You Back






By Zack Rosenberg Even now, the resume is still the cornerstone of getting a job. With Linked In and Google and Facebook, this tradition continues. Perhaps the toughest challenge is to convey everything you are on just a piece of paper, but that’s the the point. Here are 6 resume myths you should avoid when applying for your next job 1) Fancy Formatting Unless you are in the creative, formatting should be simple and easy to read. If you are in the creative field, you’ll most likely to be asked…

July’s First Wednesday is Tonight!

July’s First Wednesday is Tonight!






By Zack and Rachel Is it really already July? Man this year is flying by. If you feel the same way and wish you could find time to catch up with friends, colleagues, clients, then join us tonight at First Wednesday! If you haven’t been, the premise is pretty simple. We get together on the First Wednesday of each month to network, meet new people, and catch up with those we’ve wanted to see. Event Details: Date: Wednesday, July 6th Venue: Ainsworth Park: 111 East 18th Street, NYC Time 6:30PM…