Webinars - The Alternative Board San Mateo County


Date: Tuesday, November 10, 2015 

Time: 9:00 am - 9:45 am

You know the digital landscape offers a lot of opportunities but you just don’t know where to begin. This webinar will show you a step-by-step plan for increasing sales and generating buzz using content marketing. In this webinar, you will also learn which channels, like LinkedIn’s powerful search tools, can be used to get your message in front of the most people.

Learn how to become the “Go To” expert in your industry by leveraging all of the reach and efficiency of today's online technology tools. This is a must for business owners, sales professionals, and marketing managers. Presented by Peg McDermott, marketing communications expert and founder of COGO Interactive, an innovative internet marketing firm specializing in helping small-to-medium businesses increase revenue by leveraging today's internet technologies.

You will learn how to:

  • Be recognized as a subject matter expert
  • Separate yourself from your competition
  • Increase referrals
  • Cultivate top of mind awareness
  • Generate leads

Note: If you cannot make this session live, register anyway and you will be emailed the recording to view on demand




Date: Thursday October 29, 2015

Time: 9:00 am - 9:45 am

How would you rate your negotiation skills?

Contrary to popular belief, to be a successful negotiator does not require one to be aggressive, dominant or coercing. Rather it demands a key set of skills and a formulated approach.

The ability to negotiate well is a pre-requisite to succeeding as a business owner or leader, and no matter your experience level there are always areas to improve. Join PJ Timmins, Managing Director of The Alternative Board Ireland, as he walks us through the skills required to become a smarter negotiator, and provides clear steps to preparing and executing a successful negotiation that benefits both parties.


Note: If you cannot make this session live, register anyway and you will be emailed the recording to view on demand




Date: Wednesday September 23, 2015

Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm 

You have likely heard that Windows 10 has been released and is a free upgrade for your Windows 7 or 8 machine, but is your business ready for it? This new release is more than your average software upgrade, and there are a number of ways your business can be impacted by it; positively and negatively. 

Join Nathan Womack of Outsource Locally, as he goes over how the new operating system may impact your business as well as give an overview of the new features and how you can leverage them for your workflow.

Note: If you cannot make this session live, register anyway and you will be emailed the recording to view on demand



Date: Tuesday August 18, 2015

Time: 9:00 am - 9:45 am

How do you know when the time is right to add accounting talent to your organization?  What are the signs?  How do you avoid overkill and excessive costs?  Isn’t what you are getting now good enough?  Join us for an enlightening discussion on accounting and finance talent, where we will answer these questions and detail how to implement the solutions.

We will cover:

  • How and when to add the right accounting/finance professional
  • What to do if you don't need somebody full-time
  • What the signs are that you are having these kinds of issues

Presented by Bryan Edwards CPA, Director of Consulting Services at MGR Accounting Recruiters.

Note: If you cannot make this session live, register anyway and you will be emailed the recording to view on demand



Everyone in your business is a salesperson and the impression - positive or negative - each person makes is an advertisement for your business. This can add up to hundreds or thousands of advertisements delivered each day.

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Ramon Canova

Marque Foods, Inc.

I initially joined TAB to learn how to better deal with ‘me.’ I perceived myself as a primary obstacle to growth. With TAB, I got plenty of ideas on how to view myself and the business differently and this has definitely improved my business. I learned that my business plan is a living document and track it periodically using the monthly progress report. In short, TAB has helped me design business processes that are more systematic, efficient and get results.

Carla Kell-Smith

C Kell-Smith & Associates

Being in business for the last 25 years and then joining my TAB board, I’ve seen such an improvement in my management style and effectiveness. TAB is a great resource for me, the information and the experience with small businesses as well as the insights shared.

Martin Simenc

Home Safety Services

For us, it’s all about generating clients. And how we’ve gone about generating those clients with the help of TAB has really been key to our ongoing success. I knew that I needed a sounding board, needed some outside expertise. And that’s exactly what TAB brings to the table. And it also holds my feet to the fire and keeps me accountable.Kalar is a patient and inquisitive listener who seeks a thorough understanding of the root origins and causes of issues before collaborating on potential solutions. He also helps me to consider "out of the box" type solutions and opportunities that invariably expand my thinking. With his help and guidance, we have resolved numerous tactical and strategic issues and positioned our company for significant growth.

Alex Vaysberg

All Industrial Supply, Inc.

TAB helps you recognize that pretty much everybody has the same type of issues with their business. It clears your head and it re-energizes you. When I leave a tab board meeting I’m re-energized to conquer not only that day, but the next year. TAB helps us focus on ourselves and the other TAB members…the answer is sometimes written on your forehead and you just need a mirror to be able to read that answer.

Adam Messner

Live Wire Supply

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