Published December 13, 2013
Contest , Dallas , Event
We’re giving back this holiday season. I’m putting together a reception with a few friends to help local jobseekers and businesses. It’s an informal occasion to meet me, our software company’s new Director of Sales, Maria Tago, and others to explore full or part-time job opportunities, get career advice, steer DallasBlue next year, increase your business sales, and supercharge your marketing. Plus we’re giving away thousands of dollars in prizes. Come say hello!
Career, Business & Marketing Reception
Wednesday December 18 1-3pm
Ultima Real Estate, 5339 Alpha, Suite 120, Dallas, TX 75240 map
Learn and talk about:
Registration is not required to attend this complimentary event. However it is required to enter the sweepstakes if you won’t be there. Prizes include 6 months Revenue Typhoon set up and service ($900 value), Sales Assessment ($297 value), Career Coaching Session ($100 value), and ten DallasMeet Wine Tasting tickets ($25 value each).
Published August 28, 2013
Commentary , Dallas , Government , Politics
The Internet has finally come to Dallas. This is the one time it’s good to be in a red state, though it is a blue city. Uber is here and getting a nasty reception from the Dallas City Council and local gendarmes. The Dallas City Council wants to kick them (and Lyft, which is coming soon) out.
Now the local taxi companies have a point. Uber is violating the law and clings to silly semantics to get by where they can. Of course we’re lucky the regulations support motorized carriages. You might as well forget about anything having to do with the Net.
The right solution is promoting competition, accommodating new ways of doing business, and allowing businesses to better serve the public. The government should be promoting the welfare of its citizens, not sheltering legacy businesses.
Please join me and sign the petition to say No to the Anti-Uber proposal.
NETWORKING. We had a great Fall networking kickoff last week. If you missed it, there’s another one next week. Registration is open for the Oct. 10 5-8pm Power Networking & Wine Tasting at Total Wine in Dallas. The early bird price of only $10 expires today at DallasMeet.com!
DEALS. Enjoy Zone Action Park in Lewisville at up to 88% off. Zone Action Park features fun for both young and old. There’s something for everyone in the family with Go-Karts, Miniature Golf, Arcade, Bounce House, and Batting Cages! Choose from three great superdeals.
- ZAP SuperPass for just $10 for 3 hours unlimited Go-Karts & Miniature Golf and other action zones.
- ZAP Birthday party for up to 16 kids for only $95.
- ZAP Annual Golf Pass with weekly golf and soda for 4 for $195, a normal price of $1,600.
Get your ZAP SuperDeals now before our inventory runs out!
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Angel List just introduced a free startup recruiting service. It’s about time. I’ve been tracking these sites at Blue Entrepreneurs. It’s basic functionality that anyone can develop. As the markets play out, the razor blade approach will prevail. It will just be a free feature of a much larger matching service where the companies already exist for startup funding like Angel List and networking like LinkedIn and …
… Blue. I provide a service through DallasBlue that’s virtually free and even better. Not only is your position distributed to thousands of startups worldwide and in particular in Dallas, plus 30,000 DallasBlue members, it’s also syndicated through LinkedIn, Cnet, Plaxo, Business Week, Mashable, GigaOM, and thousands of other sites through SimplyHired, the world’s largest search engine. Such a deal! Contact me to learn more.
Find more entrepreneur recommendations and links at Blue Entrepreneurs Building Teams and Startup Jobs.
Published March 23, 2012
Blue/DallasBlue , Charity , Dallas
Save May 11th! The 6th Annual Autism Charity Golf Tournament is Friday May 11 at Ridgeview Golf Club in Plano. We had 100 people last year. Please make this year even better! Join us to support kids with autism and special needs. The tournament features a 4-person scramble, box lunch, silent auction, and awards reception with hundreds of dollars in gift certificates. Sign up now!
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Seven Core Strategies for Rapid-Fire Business Growth
Thursday September 28 12pm
Networking and registration open at 11:15am
BlackFinn American Saloon, Addison
Early registration includes lunch and is only $25
Registration and more info
DallasBlue Entrepreneurs Presentation and Networking
Seven Core Strategies for Rapid-Fire Business Growth
The companies that will be strong and profitable in the coming years are preparing for growth now. CEO, entrepreneur, and author JK Harris shows you how to do that with surefire strategies that are essential, regardless of company or industry.
This seven step seminar explains how you can build an unstoppable company.
1. Figure out What You Don’t Know
2. Identify Every Player on the Field
3. Put the Right People in the Right Places
4. Know Your Market, and Market Constantly
5. Build a Sales Team That Can Really Sell
6. Respect the Competition
7. Prepare for Success
JK (John) Harris is the author of The Flashpoints: Seven Core Strategies for Rapid-Fire Business Growth. He is the founder and CEO of JK Harris & Company, the nation’s largest tax representation firm.