Ruffin Report

Lenzy Ruffin is a family portrait photographer in Washington, DC. 

Ruffin Report - Episode 3

Calendar of Events

February 20th - Tip Club - Bethesda

February 21st - Greater Washington Business Roundtable. This event may or may not be a good use of your time. I'm going to check it out because I think it has potential, but I'm just letting you know that this is an event that I consider myself gambling by attending. The Ruffin Report is about not gambling on networking events, but once in a while, I'll list an event that's basically a gamble and include the necessary caveat.

February 22nd - Tip Club - Washington, DC

February 28th - Montgomery County Biz in Black County Executive Forum. Montgomery County is one of the top 20 wealthiest counties in the nation. Probably a good idea to see what business opportunities exist for you there.

March 16th - GWHCC Expo. Held at the Washington Convention Center, this is the largest event of the year for the Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. You can participate as an attendee, an exhibitor, or as a sponsor. 

Small Business Spotlight

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A great referral for Carrie is a mission driven organization (non-profit, school, or foundation) seeking strategic support to improve their people operations (management, team systems and culture, or issues of diversity, equity, and inclusiveness).

Don't forget to share Carrie's video as broadly as you can. My goal is to feature a new small businessperson each week and build The Ruffin Report into a platform where the person being showcased actually gets some inquiries as a result. The whole point of The Ruffin Report is to help get all our phones ringing, but we each have to do our part and help with the promotion. 

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Shameless Plugs

A great referral for me is any family interested in family photos in the form of wall art. This blog focuses on business topics, but my business is family photos. Visit my home page for more info.

Other great referrals are school administrators or PTA leaders who are interested in discussing how I can help the school raise money at the school fundraising auctions.

And I'm always looking to form strategic partnerships with business owners and organizations whose target market is families. The wine maker and the cheese maker service the same consumer without competing with each other. If they work together, they can help each other bring in more business. If you think there's an opportunity for us to work together to bring in more business, click here to access my calendar and schedule a call

If you're interested in making videos like the ones above to market your business, I'm running one-time only 50% off promotion in the month of February. Click here for more info.

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