Pennsylvania Business Networking

Time & Location

We meet every Tuesday from 7am until 8:31am at the Whitford Country Club
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Business NetworkingThe big screen was set up, the tests done, and there it was!  Kim Pettit Branch, the president of LeTip International was on the big screen from headquarters in Arizona.  As our featured speaker for two hours, LeTip CCE was treated to a dynamic, energetic and informative town hall set up.  The FIRST ever of it's kind, Ms Pettit Branch was beamed in to offer her experiences and candor to help our members thrive. Each member took their turn to ask Kim a question concerning any issue in LeTip.

Her LeTip beginnings were humble and very much like any one of our members. She consistently "failed" for seven months, trying to figure out how LeTip could work for her. She declined offers to join a meeting until one day her mechanic asked her if she would like to increase her business tenfold.  That stuck with her and she joined. From then on she tried everything to grow her business as a banker. After several profitable years,  She retired from banking, and purchased the LeTip company in 2005. Voted one of the Top Ten Women in Business, she has returned the company to it's grass roots, and is passionate about helping all members get the most that they can out of LeTip.

No question was "dumb". Every question was received as an opportunity to inform the members and give them ideas.  And ideas we got! The new motto of LeTip is "Give, get, grow....repeat".

First and foremost, is the focus on the other person?.  How can one give them business?  Who are they?  How do they want to be sold?. What are some tactics one can use?  Be more assertive, or more laid back?  See the potential and understand the possibilities.

Secondly..get. Each member should be making money at every meeting. Refine the 30 second commercial.  Be very creative and cater to all the senses to target your audience. Use visual props, give away promotional items, and the best, Kim even brought in a crock pot of hot apple cider on a cold morning to give to each member. The warm wonderful smell of hot cider, the taste, and one will remember to tip her that week.

Thirdly, grow.  As one gives tips, one will receive and grow their business.  It does require a certain amount of work, but the payoff is DOLLARS! Each member is encourage to pass out a roster of all of the members and what they do.  These are tried and true professionals in their industries that each member can recommend to others they interact with each day.

Finally...repeat. As one applies shampoo to their hair, even the directions say, lather, rinse, repeat. One application does not make for a successful business, and everyone has to lather up, rinse and repeat to be successful.

Passion evolves into energy. Energy evolves into business.  If you are passionate about your business, this is a no brainer towards success. Following the tips Kim gave will guarantee a successful endeavor!

The final words from Kim were never give up, just re-energize and refocus. If the value of this presentation were based on getting just one good idea, the group came back with many, many, new ideas and refreshed old ones.  It was a delightful and valuable morning at LeTip CCE.

Random Member!

Ed Swift – Accountant

Ed Swift – Accountant
Robert J. Kratz
LeTip Member Since September 2016
145 West Lancaster Ave. 
Paoli, PA 19301
(610) 296-2500
http://robertjkratz.com
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Ed Swift has been a Certified Public Accountant in Pennsylvania for over 30 years and has been practicing in public accounting for over 33 years. Ed is a member of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

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