Ruffin Report - Episode 1

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Calendar of Events

February 7th - GWHCC Exchange

February 13th - Be Your Authentic Self: Lessons From a Business Owner Workshop. Lessons from business owner Crystal Richards, who will be featured in the Small Business Spotlight of next week's Ruffin Report.

February 14th - Thomas Ellis LinkedIn Workshop

February 20th - Tip Club - Bethesda

February 22nd - Tip Club - Washington, DC

February 28th - Montgomery County Biz in Black County Executive Forum. I recorded this part and accidentally clipped it out of the video. Oh well, I can't get fired. 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

March 20th - PG Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Forum. The chamber website lists the date as March 29th, which was the original date. The new date is March 20th at Metro Points Hotel. Click here to see photos from our last event at Metro Points

Small Business Spotlight

Check out Deirdre's website at CloseWithDee.com

A great referral for Deirdre is any real estate agent. If you or someone you know needs help getting your deals closed, Deirdre is who you want to speak to.

Don't forget to share Deirdre'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. 

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.

Additional Resources You May Find Helpful

Click here for business books I recommend.

Click here for business podcasts I recommend. 

Click here to learn how to make The Ruffin Report work for you.

Bonus (art show opening)

Meet Chanel Compton, Executive Director for the Banneker-Douglass Museum in Annapolis, and one of the artists featured in a new exhibit that opened on Friday, February 2nd at the Prince George's African American Museum and Cultural Center. Go check out a great museum that you probably didn't know was there and support these artists. Is there work for sale? Yes, it is. Can you commission them to create something custom for you? Absolutely!


If you have any questions about The Ruffin Report or you just want to chat about how we can work together to bring in more business, click here to view my calendar and schedule a phone call. If you found value in The Ruffin Report, be sure to subscribe and use the social media buttons below to share it with your network. 

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