Category Archives: Business

Taxi Medallions As A Proxy For The Way Technology Can Disrupt Whole Industries

taxi medallion prices plunge

An April 2015 headline here told the story of the onslaught that faced the traditional taxi industry from technology-driven competitors like Uber and Lyft… ‘Because Of Uber, Are Taxi Medallion Lenders A Shorting Opportunity?‘ ‘In other words is the competition from Uber decreasing the demand for taxi medallions causing the price of the medallions to drop […]

Do You Still Have Favorite Sports Team?

publicly funded sports stadiums

Are you still a sports fan or have you become nothing more than a statistics watcher playing fantasy sports? The truth of the matter is that the undying loyalty of fans to a specific team has been diluted over the years because of a couple of significant factors… The first issue is that we now live in […]

Network By ‘Working Out Loud’ (Infographic)

networking is a contact sport

Networking! Most if not all of us do it in some form or another as a means to developing business, promoting a venture or to raise money and awareness for a philanthropic endeavor! Networking can take a variety of different forms and each of us has our own unique style for accomplishing whatever it is that […]

Thursday, June 15, 2017: The New York/New Jersey Heroes To Heroes Foundation Golf Classic!

Help the Heroes To Heroes Foundation Save a Combat Veterans Life! ‘Heroes To Heroes provides a spiritual healing program for veterans who have attempted suicide due to Moral Injury, Post-traumatic Stress, and Traumatic Brain Injury suffered in combat.‘ To date none of the veterans who have participated in our program have taken their lives and, in fact, the vast majority have finally […]

Trust, Reputation And Integrity: Once Lost They Can Be Difficult If Not Impossible To Regain!

business reputation

Having ‘cut my teeth’ as a Wall Street bond analyst and then trader, the lesson learned early and often was that, to quote a phrase, ‘your word is your bond’! In those days (and it is likely the same today in some financial products) trades were made over the phone and, when the voice on the […]

Steps To Protect Your LinkedIn Account Information!

protecting linkedin data

If you’ve spent time building your LinkedIn profile and status on the network, Beth Granger of Beth Granger Consulting recommends you take the following steps immediately to protect your information! LinkedIn is updating the desktop interface. It will look and function a bit more like the mobile version in many ways. We may be losing some […]

Hallmark Abstract Service At The Boom Business Network Trade Show

Boom Business Network Trade Show

On April 27, 2017 at the Huntington Hilton in Melville, New York, the Boom Business Network will be holding a trade show that promises to be one of the top business events of the year! Hallmark Abstract Service is pleased to announce that we will participating as one of the shows exhibitors and we’re looking […]

Social Media And The Mistakes That We Make!

does your social media suck

The reality is that a businesses social media effort is really not unlike every other promotion, marketing campaign, advertising or branding effort it embarks on! And, as a result, the rules that apply should be fairly consistent across the board. Yet many of us will sometimes skirt some of those rules and, as a result, unknowingly put-off […]

Five Tips For Successfully Developing New Business Relationships (Video)

business relationship building

By any chance are you responsible for developing new relationships that will hopefully, at some point in the future, grow into a new source of business for your firm?  Most likely, even if you don’t actually think that you are, you are! Because in business, as is so eloquently stated in the FedEx Ground commercial below, […]

Management Tips: Exactly How Strong Of A Manager Are You?

tips for managing employees

Whether you start a business or are promoted to a position in a company where other employees are reporting to you then, overnight, you have become a manager! When I started the title insurance firm Hallmark Abstract Service, I have to admit that my prior experience managing others had for the most part been limited to raising three […]