Entries Tagged as 'Business Promotion'

Naomi Haller, We Olive to speak


Week of April 17th Meeting

Scott McIntrye, My Computer EMT, to speak Feb. 20

News for week of Feb. 20th meeting.

News for week of Feb. 20th meeting.

2015 – No. 6

February 13th, 2015 Newsletter

February 13th, 2015 Newsletter

2015 – No. 5


Newsletter Feb. 6th, 2015

Newsletter Feb. 6th, 2015

2015 – No. 3

The newsletter that is emailed to members each Wednesday before the regular Friday meeting contains images and links that are aimed at helping you market your business. Be sure to share it with your friends and let word-of-mouth assist in garnering leads.


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Estate Planning During a Divorce or Break-Up

If you are in the midst of a divorce or breakup, the last thing you want to do is make more decisions . . . or see another attorney.  However, making changes to your estate plan may be one of the most important actions you can take to protect yourself and your family.

Most estate plans give all of one spouse’s assets to the other.  Even if you don’t have a Will or a Trust prepared, until your dissolution is final your spouse will wind up with all, or a substantial portion, of your assets under California’s intestacy laws.  You can take control buy changing previous provisions or making a new trust.

Changing or creating your plan does not have to be difficult or time consuming.  My clients can create and finalize their plan in just two one-hour sessions.  You can make general plans now and update them once the dissolution is final and you have additional time and energy to spare.

You estate plan also affects much more than just who gets your stuff.  Your plan will control who manages your health care and financial decisions if you are too sick to direct your own care.  Your plan will also control who is nominated as a guardian for your minor children.

You should consider several areas when thinking about your estate.  Consider the beneficiaries on your 401(k), IRA, 403(b) or other retirement accounts.  Remember to check and update your life insurance beneficiaries.  You will also want to update your bank and brokerage accounts which have a “Payable on Death” beneficiary.

I have found it important to help my clients who are going through a divorce keep things simple.  We generally work with their family law attorney, financial advisor and insurance advisor to make sure changes occur smoothly and work with each client’s specific situation.  We also follow up within a year, after the dissolution is final, to review the decisions and make sure the client’s plan does reflect their current wishes.

While you may not feel like you can stand to make another decision, it is an important time to make sure your estate plan still reflects your goals.

Michael E. Garner
Cornerstone Law Center

Do Calories Really Count?

So many clients tell me how much they hate counting calories!  The fact is that no matter form the calories come in … if we take in more than we burn off, we will gain weight.  Here’s the good news… once you’ve logged your food and counted calories for a few weeks, it’s likely you won’t need to continue; you’ll know the counts without having to look them up.  If you’d like to know what your recommended caloric intake is — whether you want to lose, maintain or even gain weight — give me a call for a complimentary assessment.  We have state-of-the-art technology to get you started.

Esta McIntyre,
NASM Certified Personal Trainer / Corrective Exercise Specialist

It’s Coming, It’s Closer, Did You Feel It?

More important than did you feel it, but are you prepared?
As you might know earthquakes don’t wait for you to get ready,
they come when they want and with as much power as they want!

Today’s quake was a 4.4 – close to our homes, schools, businesses and churches. Have you been aware of the recent earthquakes shaking all over the globe with great strength and magnitude. The experts have been saying that we are long over due for the BIG ONE in our area.
Don’t wait until it hits to think about what you need, GET PREPARED NOW!

Go to our site www.emergencysupplypacks.com.  We have a 72 hour emergency supply pack that will provide for one person.

And don’t forget that for a limited time we are offering a price lower than ever before!
For Conejo Networkers our ESP™ promotional price is $54.00.

It is important that you are organized with what you need to take after a disaster has hit.  Proper planning and organization will make a major difference in how you and your family survive the first 72 hours of an emergency.

Be Aware and Be Prepared!!
Organize for Everything!!

**Note:  For every ESP™ sold we will donate $4.00 to Soldiers Angels Military Organization.

My Health Studio Expands!

My Health Studio State-of-the-Art Aerobics/Dance Studio

My Health Studio State-of-the-Art Aerobics/Dance Studio

From Zumba® and Zumba® Gold to “Baby Boomer Ballet,” our classes promise to burn calories while providing an enjoyable, fun atmosphere. Rock out in our “Just Move 4 Life” class, or turn up the heat in our “Hilarious Hip-Hop” session. Carry on in “Kvetchy Kickboxing” or get limber in our “Yoga for the Young-ish” series. No matter which class you choose, you’ll experience an invigorating and exciting energy boost. Please click on our Class Descriptions button for a full description of classes.

Please visit us at:

31139 Via Colinas, #303
Westlake Village, CA 91362


“ESP” Emergency Supply Packs

Let us help you be more “Aware and Prepared” for any emergency or disaster,
with our ESP™, a 72 hour Emergency Supply Pack.

Our ESP™ is a sturdy easy to carry backpack that is fully loaded with the major essentials to survive for 72 hours after a disaster.

Don’t be caught empty handed when a disaster pushes you out of your home,
office or school!  Order your ESP™ today.

Emergency Preparedness

“Be Aware and Be Prepared”

Don’t be left unprepared for a small or major disaster.

Purchase your ESP™ Now!!  Don’t wait and be caught without your main essentials to survive for the first 72 hours of a major disaster!

7 Ways to Edit Yourself for Social Networkers

* If you wouldn’t say it to a client or boss – don’t say
it where they can read it either.

* If you wouldn’t say it to your grandmother – don’t say
it on your public posts.

* If you wouldn’t say it to a police officer – don’t post it
on your social networks. For that matter, don’t do it either.

* If you plan to lie to your boss – don’t put the truth where
they can see it.

* If you plan to go out and get drunk and know you have a
tendency to post while drunk – give your phone to a friend
to keep for you.

* Learn how to use privacy settings and understand how visible
your posts are on different social networks.

* If you want a place to vent – create a completely different
identity for yourself to do that. Name no names in your
posts, and make no connection to your other profiles or
email addresses.

To read the article by Nicole Hernandez,
How You Use Social Media Can Kill Your Business
By Nicole Hernandez (c) 2009

Nicole Hernandez is a web developer with a specialty in web
standards and accessibility. She is the owner of Website Style
and publishes technical articles on her blog called Beyond Caffeine

Send Your Press Release to Online Distributors

This is a great resource for distributing your press release. You will have to sign up to be on their email list, but if you’re serious about marketing your website, do it.

Complimentary Insurance Evaluation and Proposal

Are you over insured? Underinsured? Are you over paying for insurance that is not right for you and/or your business?? Do you know what insurance means to you the consumer? These are just a few of the questions we can answer for you at Culbertson Insurance. We specialize in KNOWING our customer and their business. We are your insurance advocate.

For a free evaluation of your current personal or business properties, call Erin Culbertson at 805-498-3050 or visit our web site at “http://www.farmersinsurance.com/eculbertson“. We’ll provide you a detailed proposal that is easy to understand and is specific to your needs.

Ain’t the Internet Grand?

I hope future generations don’t lose site of what a wonderful thing a free internet is. You can begin a quest to learn about anything using software tools that are available to anyone with no cost. Just this afternoon I was thinking about how a blog could help my business, so I began a Google search with a headline in mind: “Blogging for Business.” The results quickly took me to About.com where we begin our journey into land of the blogosphere.

Steve Jobs’ ’12 Rules of Success’

I’ve always believed in Rule #1…that’s what Oak Creek is all about:

1. Do what you love to do. Find your true passion. Make a difference. The only way to do great work is to love what you do.

Click for more gems from Jobs.

Good Morning Conejo Networking!

Some of you may have noticed a strange email in the past 24 hrs. from WordPress regarding Conejo Networking. If you didn’t get it, the email was likely blocked or went into your Spam Folder, or you may already be registered on the Conejo Networking Blog.

The email contains your User Name and temporary password for logging onto our blog in order to actively participate in marketing your business. You can also pick up your User Name and Password during the meeting on Fri. Aug. 28th.

During my presentation, you’ll see how to:

  • change your password
  • give a post membership-only visibility
  • password-protect a post
  • publish a content-driven post
  • increase the visibility of a post
  • create a link in a post

I’ll look forward to seeing all your smiling faces!

    Establish Credibility in Your Field of Expertise

    We’ll need a whole lot more than this little article to list all of the reasons to use the blog, so we’ll periodically explore ways to build our businesses and help our networking partners by using the Conejo Networking website and blog.

    After years of working with different types of businesses, our design team has found that a large number of customers prefer to manage their own websites. In order to do so, there’s a learning curve, but by using a blog, even beginners can jump right in and create and publish content.

    The Conejo Networking website and blog are benefits extended as part of your membership dues. Think of the blog as your very own business newsletter. There are no fancy programs to learn, no more printing bills. Once you take advantage of the marketing opportunities afforded by using the internet, new leads and business will materialize out of the ether.

    Your company and the products and services you offer can be presented in a number of different ways. By writing an article, or a “post,” and choosing relevant categories where your article will appear you are able to use the very same tools and marketing technology used by every large corporation and media outlet in the modern world.

    Establish credibility in your field. Inform, educate, persuade and entertain your readers. The blog provides a perfect opportunity for our members to publish on a regular basis.