5 Results in category Lakeland Business Leaders

Raise the Bar: We Want (and Deserve) Quality in Lakeland

on 07/08/2016 - 04:04 pm

I live in Lakeland, by choice.
I love this community and all of the special places (and people) within it.I recently read a post by a friend I admire in the community who shared his thoughts about the quality of the local businesses, and their disappointment in the customer service and overall quality of the local shops in Lakeland.  The post generated a lot of feedback (about 10 different comments, affirming the sentiment.  - Here's his post, shared here with his permission.
The Lakeland I Want Is Not The Lakeland That Is. 
And, quite frankly, I don't think it would take much to move our local businesses up several notches.  But, it WILL require that our local ...

LBL Lunch April 8: Book Share

on 04/08/2016 - 05:39 pm

At out recent LBL Lunch at Abuelo's we invited members to bring a book that had made an impact on them, professionally and/or personally.  It was a fantastic event, filled with energy and passion (of course, there's ALWAYS lots of energy and passion at LBL events!) The list of books was as diverse and thoughtful as the people in the room!  Take a look at some of the photos from the event and then, make a note of these excellent books and hit the books store today!  

The Purple Cow - Seth Godin - Jared Weggeland
Street Smart Network Marketing - Robert Butwin - Joy Pederson
The Professor and the Madman - Simon Winchester - Terrence Stevens
360 ...

Business Survey - Microbusinesses in Lakeland

on 02/01/2016 - 04:58 pm

Premium Members: Get Listed on Lakeland Connection!

on 02/01/2016 - 02:05 pm

Is your Business Listed?
Most of you have heard that we've completely revamped the Lakeland Connection website! We have heard great feedback from everyone who has gone through the process of claiming their listing! This is your directory. It's essential that you claim your listing, and add your own photos, details and additional information (keywords, descriptions and categories).
When someone is looking for Premium Members, this is where they will go! And where we will be sending folks who are asking for referrals in the Forum! If you're not there, no one knows you're a Premium Member!

We want you to get the exposure your business deserves, so please do not delay in claiming your listi ...

How LBL Works on Facebook

on 11/11/2015 - 09:43 am

Scenario: You're working at your desk, focusing on the latest reports, or you're out on a call, attending to a customer. Your phone starts sending your notifications. But you're in the zone and you can't stop to look. You take care of your customer, wrap up the reports and decide to take a stretch break.
Your phone rings. It's the office line. It's a business call. You answer the phone and the conversation goes like this:

YOU: Hello, XYX CompanyPROSPECT: Hi! I am looking for a company that does _____________ (fill in the blank with your business services), and I posted in the LBL group. 5 different people recommended you and I am calling to have you _________________________. How qu ...