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JuJuan Buford
Detroit, Michigan
Business Development Officer, Entrepreneur, Sales Professional, Writer
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Posted by JuJuan Buford @JSBUFORD As we transition into a increasingly digital world, further hastened by the COVID-19 pandemic entrepreneurs, fledgling, and established business owners are alike must become increasingly adept at establishing credibility online. Rachelle Wilson & JuJuan Buford offer a couple quick tips to help the uninitiated pivot accordingly, and practical advice and tips to further bolster the presence of those who've already begun. Done is better than perfect. Join the Next Opportunity Social community here: https://www.facebook.com/nextoppsocial/ JuJuan Buford is a Detroit native, entrepreneur, Founder & CEO of JSB Business Solutions Group, business development professional, and writer dedicated to helping families, entrepreneurs, and business owners establish thriving enterprises, achieve financial independence, and build lives of satisfaction. IS THERE MORE? YES! Join my email group to receive my best stuff!! Continue to Learn & Grow Desire a free initial consultation? Schedule Your Initial Consultation Here Follow him online here: LinkedIn: http://bit.ly/linkedinpublicprofilejujuanbuford Twitter: @JSBUFORD Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/catchjsbuford/ YouTube: http://bit.ly/catchjsbufordatyoutube Website: https://thebufordco.com/ Continue reading
Posted yesterday at CATCHJSBUFORD
Posted by JuJuan Buford @JSBUFORD SBA Covid 19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan Application The government has just approved the largest economic stimulus package in the history of the United States in an effort to mitigate the economic damage of the Coronavirus for small businesses. This is an opportunity for many small businesses that are struggling. The Small Business Administration is issuing these loans directly. You DO NOT apply for these loans at your local bank...you apply for them directly with the SBA. The application has been downloaded here for your convenience. Download the SBA Covid 19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan Application Here. These loans are meant for you to PAY YOUR BILLS and stay open. You can pay other loans, payroll, credit cards...everything you need to keep your doors open. We believe that every existing business that has been affected by the Coronavirus should apply. Access to the application has been provided via the link in the previous paragraph above and it is FREE to apply so please, just apply. The only answers that you can get are "YES or NO". If you do not apply you can be sure that you wont receive anything. A quick video tutorial to show you what the paperwork looks like. Watch the video here If you are in need of assistance with applying for these loans we can assist you for a fee. Click here to book an appointment to Complete & Submit your application. Also, we can refer you to our accountants if you need to have your taxes filed to complete this application as well. Guys, there is no excuse not to apply. We put all of the documents together for you for free in the the link above. If you need us to help you...we can. Anyone that knows QT... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at CATCHJSBUFORD
Posted by JuJuan Buford @JSBUFORD Struggling with how to survive, pivot, or thrive ethically during the pandemic? Be encouraged, take a breadth, and resist the urge to throw your head in the sand. Rachele Wilson, digital marketing expert, and I do an intermediate dive and share three critical steps that can make all the difference for your business. Leave comments, share, provide feedback, and if you desire additional information, strategic planning, or need to flush out some ideas click the link in the footer below. #entrepreneurtips #businesstips #entrepreneurshipisempowerment #businessmarketing #businessadvice #marketingtool #clientsfirst #clientservice #nextopportunitysocial JuJuan Buford is a Detroit native, entrepreneur, Founder & CEO of JSB Business Solutions Group, business development professional, and writer dedicated to helping families, entrepreneurs, and business owners establish thriving enterprises, achieve financial independence, and build lives of satisfaction. IS THERE MORE? YES! Join my email group to receive my best stuff!! Continue to Learn & Grow Desire a free initial consultation? Schedule Your Initial Consultation Here Follow him online here: LinkedIn: http://bit.ly/linkedinpublicprofilejujuanbuford Twitter: @JSBUFORD Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/catchjsbuford/ YouTube: http://bit.ly/catchjsbufordatyoutube Website: https://thebufordco.com/ Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2020 at CATCHJSBUFORD
Posted by JuJuan Buford @JSBUFORD JuJuan Buford is a Detroit native, entrepreneur, Founder & CEO of JSB Business Solutions Group, business development professional, and writer dedicated to helping families, entrepreneurs, and business owners establish thriving enterprises, achieve financial independence, and build lives of satisfaction. IS THERE MORE? YES! Join my email group to receive my best stuff!! Continue to Learn & Grow Desire a free initial consultation? Schedule Your Initial Consultation Here Follow him online here: LinkedIn: http://bit.ly/linkedinpublicprofilejujuanbuford Twitter: @JSBUFORD Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/catchjsbuford/ YouTube: http://bit.ly/catchjsbufordatyoutube Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2020 at CATCHJSBUFORD
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Posted by JuJuan Buford @JSBUFORD WHAT MAKES OUR ORGANIZATION DIFFERENT YOU SAY? LET'S START WITH WE'RE NOT SATISFIED WITH APPLICATIONS. WE'RE ONLY ACCEPTING COMMITMENTS LEARN MORE ABOUT TEAM NEW HORIZONS UPLIFTING SERVICE COMMITMENT . STAY CONNECTED! THIS WEEKS TRAINING CALLS & EVENTS SENSATIONAL SUCCESS ITINERARY . LegalShield Leadership Show Sundays... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2020 at Team New Horizons
Posted by JuJuan Buford @JSBUFORD Overcoming Procrastination w/ John Frederick Demartini FINDING INSPIRATION WITH A SIMPLE, BUT INVALUABLE GOAL SETTING EXERCISE. Set your Goals. If you aim at nothing you'll hit it every time! And take a moment to envision where you want to be. Motivation is good. But personal... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2020 at Team New Horizons
Posted by JuJuan Buford @JSBUFORD My fellow entrepreneurs, now is not the time to disappear or bury our heads in the sand, but rather be the leaders that entrepreneurship requires, and the moment requires. If you’ve been serving people, truly serving them, and you’ve been building a business predicated upon alleviating the needs and challenges of others, periods like this are really the times you’ve been building for. There are enough mediums and sites providing up to date information about the pandemic. How about providing people with solutions instead. JuJuan Buford is a Detroit native, entrepreneur, Founder & CEO of JSB Business Solutions Group, business development professional, and writer dedicated to helping families, entrepreneurs, and business owners establish thriving enterprises, achieve financial independence, and build lives of satisfaction. IS THERE MORE? YES! Join my email group to receive my best stuff!! Continue to Learn & Grow Desire a free initial consultation? Schedule Your Initial Consultation Here Follow him online here: LinkedIn: http://bit.ly/linkedinpublicprofilejujuanbuford Twitter: @JSBUFORD Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/catchjsbuford/ YouTube: http://bit.ly/catchjsbufordatyoutube Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2020 at CATCHJSBUFORD
Posted by JuJuan Buford @JSBUFORD JuJuan Buford is a Detroit native, entrepreneur, Founder & CEO of JSB Business Solutions Group, business development professional, and writer dedicated to helping families, entrepreneurs, and business owners establish thriving enterprises, achieve financial independence, and build lives of satisfaction. IS THERE MORE? YES! Join my email group to receive my best stuff!! Continue to Learn & Grow Desire a free initial consultation? Schedule Your Initial Consultation Here Follow him online here: LinkedIn: http://bit.ly/linkedinpublicprofilejujuanbuford Twitter: @JSBUFORD Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/catchjsbuford/ YouTube: http://bit.ly/catchjsbufordatyoutube Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2020 at CATCHJSBUFORD
Posted by JuJuan Buford @JSBUFORD good morning XXXXXX. what follows is an ungrammatically correct snapshot, full of misspellings of our exchange last week. as always, eat the fruit and spit out the seed, and i trust some of the insights serve you. 1. there is a book i reference before referred to as "the well fed writer" by peter bowerman. it's greatest value to you will not be technical, but rather fodder to jog more of creativity and better understand how to position yourself in front of prospects. 2. also, "endless referrals" by Bob Burg is a good, current book that will help you to build a better funnel. part of the challenge you're having is that you need to build a wider network of prospects. adopting a CRM would is immensely useful.... it's necessary if you're going to build a large enough network to truly launch and grow your business. how do you maximize a crm? https://www.catchjsbuford.com/2019/10/how-a-customer-relationship-manager-crm-can-help-you-build-your-customer-base.html guess what's baked into the cake of the program i referred to you? https://demo.gosmallbiz.com/crm-2/ 3. walter mosley found a magazine/s that was willing to publish his B ishhtt, before he published his book. in today's lingua, we call that beta testing. given your talent and i believe proclivity to write....well, WRITE. get your stuff out there. give people your B side work, and use it to curate your A side work. and start publishing. become the Samuel Leroy Jackson of publishing and just work. look if you're as good as i believe you are, the writing out there is so bad, that you're B stuff will shine very brightly. 4. this goes without saying, but i'm saying it. protect your intellectual property. don't make google decisions when it comes to your work, or rely on the opinions of friends. all business owners... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2020 at CATCHJSBUFORD
Posted by JuJuan Buford @JSBUFORD Greetings Ms. XXXX. XXXX, What follows is an abbreviated, non-grammatically correct recap of our meeting last week...... In terms of the information I'm sending to you, understand it may not all be for you, therefore simply eat the fruit, and spit out the seed. 1. a common mistake we all make in the beginning, is that we are thinking about the sale when we first meet someone. when we should be focusing on making a new friend, learning what is most important to them, and setting an appointment. remember, the purpose of a phone call is to set an appointment. one of the best ways to disarm people, especially if you're meeting them eyeball to eyeball for the first time, is to ask questions that indicate a genuine desire to solve their problems. and ease into ask questions that play to your strengths and abilities, to insure you're able to be of assistance. picture yourself being a doctor or detective, rather than a gunslinger. you're not getting a sale. your proving yourself safe and worthy of helping them level up. you're a problem solver. some of the questions i might ask again are...... 1. is it fair to say that you'd prefer to recommend your patients to professionals who have at least 15 years of medical experience? 2. is it important to you that the professionals not only be able to manage a patients ADLs, keeping the patient company (glorified babysitter), but also be aware of or be able to identify medical conditions that may impact their care? 3. what are some of the greatest difficulties or challenges you experience choosing a home or adult care provider? 4. what is most important to you as a (social worker, health clinic administrator, an attorney that specializes... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2020 at CATCHJSBUFORD
Posted by JuJuan Buford @JSBUFORD Are You a Convenience Store Associate? Or a Supermarket Associate? In other words, are you the type of person that only does things when they’re convenient, including building your business? Or are you an entrepreneur that eats the frog, and persistently lays the building blocks... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2020 at Team New Horizons
Posted by JuJuan Buford @JSBUFORD One of the great difficulties entrepreneurs and small businesses face is finding and keeping good employees. It is easily one of the top three front of mind issues business owners share with me, day in and day out. There is a prevailing belief, particularly in Detroit, that their is a paucity of talented, hardworking people. There may and is some truth to that. However, here's a suggestion that could be a game changer, and help alleviate this challenge. JuJuan Buford is a Detroit native, entrepreneur, Founder & CEO of JSB Business Solutions Group, business development professional, and writer dedicated to helping families, entrepreneurs, and business owners establish thriving enterprises, achieve financial independence, and build lives of satisfaction. IS THERE MORE? YES! Join my email group to receive my best stuff!! Continue to Learn & Grow Desire a free initial consultation? Schedule Your Initial Consultation Here Follow him online here: LinkedIn: http://bit.ly/linkedinpublicprofilejujuanbuford Twitter: @JSBUFORD Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/catchjsbuford/ YouTube: http://bit.ly/catchjsbufordatyoutube Website: https://thebufordco.com/ Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2020 at CATCHJSBUFORD
Posted by JuJuan Buford @JSBUFORD JuJuan Buford is a Detroit native, entrepreneur, Founder & CEO of JSB Business Solutions Group, business development professional, and writer dedicated to helping families, entrepreneurs, and business owners establish thriving enterprises, achieve financial independence, and build lives of satisfaction. IS THERE MORE? YES! Join my email group to receive my best stuff!! Continue to Learn & Grow Desire a free initial consultation? Schedule Your Initial Consultation Here Follow him online here: LinkedIn: http://bit.ly/linkedinpublicprofilejujuanbuford Twitter: @JSBUFORD Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/catchjsbuford/ YouTube: http://bit.ly/catchjsbufordatyoutube Website: https://thebufordco.com/ Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2020 at CATCHJSBUFORD
Posted by JuJuan Buford @JSBUFORD One of the most frequent challenges I encounter when working with new and established entrepreneurs alike involves overcoming insipid feelings of or a fear of sales. And it’s easy to be dismissive of this necessary but often misunderstood element of business ownership. Because at the end of the day, you’re dead in the water if you’re unwilling to communicate with temerity and unabashed belief about why you believe your services and products are worthy of people parting with their hard earned currency to patronize you. And you might as well pack your bags if you haven’t developed the alligator skin required to overcome rejection, fears, and anxieties regarding whether your value proposition is superior to the competition. Or any consternation you may be experiencing articulating how you can meet the needs of another party. The simple, curt response is get over it. And it's true, you must get over it quickly. However, also know that these feelings are natural, and there is a solution. On the other hand you may be enthusiastically shouting to the rooftops about how great your products and services are, but you’re simply unable to gain traction or people are sprinting the other direction when you introduce yourself. What I'd submit to you is if you're dealing with any of these obstacles, it may be simply a matter of improving your FORM. Why is Improving Your Form Necessary First, we all have to understand that people ultimately won’t conduct business with you unless they like, know, and trust you. Gone are the days when sales professionals took a shotgun approach whereas you overwhelm people with a laundry list of features and benefits, and expect them to succumb to glossy power points, esoteric overviews, or Machiavellian sales pitches. Because of the advent... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2020 at CATCHJSBUFORD
Posted by JuJuan Buford @JSBUFORD Yes, I said. Absolutely choking your dreams. The brighter, freer, less stressed out, less fearful, more abundant future that is waiting for you. And you have no one to blame but your excuses. And yes, I know some of you are going to want to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2020 at Team New Horizons
Posted by JuJuan Buford @JSBUFORD JuJuan Buford is a Detroit native, entrepreneur, Founder & CEO of JSB Business Solutions Group, business development professional, and writer dedicated to helping families, entrepreneurs, and business owners establish thriving enterprises, achieve financial independence, and build lives of satisfaction. IS THERE MORE? YES! Join my email group to receive my best stuff!! Continue to Learn & Grow Desire a free initial consultation? Schedule Your Initial Consultation Here Follow him online here: LinkedIn: http://bit.ly/linkedinpublicprofilejujuanbuford Twitter: @JSBUFORD Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/catchjsbuford/ YouTube: http://bit.ly/catchjsbufordatyoutube Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2020 at CATCHJSBUFORD
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Posted by JuJuan Buford @JSBUFORD . WHAT MAKES OUR ORGANIZATION DIFFERENT WE'RE NOT SATISFIED WITH APPLICATIONS WE'RE ONLY ACCEPTING COMMITMENTS LEARN MORE ABOUT TEAM NEW HORIZONS UPLIFTING SERVICE COMMITMENT STAY CONNECTED! THIS WEEKS TRAINING CALLS & EVENTS SENSATIONAL SUCCESS ITINERARY . LegalShield Leadership Show Sundays at 7:00pm est. Watch Live... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2020 at Team New Horizons
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Posted by JuJuan Buford @JSBUFORD . CLICK IMAGE ABOVE FOR MORE DETAILS . . LEGALSHIELD IS A SKILLED TRADE. Visit the ShieldNation Training Site and begin to consume a curriculum one bite at a time that has produced well over 60 families that are earning 6 & 7 figure incomes... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2020 at Team New Horizons
Posted by JuJuan Buford @JSBUFORD Good Morning Fellow SmallBiz & LegalShield Entrepreneurs!! Here are a couple questions you should be able to answer at the start of every day to be successful in any entrepreneurial endeavor, and especially as a SmallBiz entrepreneur. 1. How many exposures am I going to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2020 at Team New Horizons
Posted by JuJuan Buford @JSBUFORD An excerpt of a LinkedIn exchange. "Hi JuJuan, I'm doing great, thank you. My aim: I'm trying to get a degree in business and nursing. My challenge is that if I went full fledged into entrepreneurship, my family would not support my idea." Good Evening Ms. Naomi Campbell & Thank you for taking the time to respond to my message. I celebrate your academic and professional success in advance! And I welcome you to entrepreneurship! Here's the thing.... families dissuade most people from choosing entrepreneurship. When you choose the entrepreneurial life, you're making a decision to join the approximately 10% of people, who choose to go the opposite direction. 1 out of 10. Think how we treat the nerdiest people in high school. Think how we treat people when they exhibit weird or disturbing behavior. Almost all of us, dismiss or ridicule them, or have been dismissed or ridiculed for being different. Your family's response is natural, because in most instances they're simply trying to protect you. What I encourage 99.9% of individuals to do is start part-time businesses on the side. Develop the thick skin, the skills (entrepreneurship is skilled trade), and give yourself enough time to mature into it, like a baby, child, teenager, needs to mature into a sport or artistic endeavor. And once you've developed these entrepreneurship muscles, then step into it with two feet. I'd encourage one of two things: 1. Start your business on a very part-time basis, beta test your business (if you need insight on how to, let's chat further), earn a couple dollars (earning money shuts up critics real quick), and build up a consistent flow of clients. 2. Or try network marketing, with a good, solid company (track record and a real service). I'm a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2020 at CATCHJSBUFORD
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Posted by JuJuan Buford @JSBUFORD What follows is an uncut, unfettered, non grammatical, politically incorrect splicing of my thoughts immediately following the NEXT OPPORTUNITY SOCIAL - BUSINESS SUCCESSION & RETIREMENT PLANNING 101 The percentage of businesses that successfully transition to the next generation: 30% of businesses to the 2nd generation 12% to the 3rd generation 3% to the 4th generation When you consider what this means practically speaking, this represents an epic loss of wealth. For example, let’s take a business that consistently generates $50,000 a year in revenues for example. A business succession plan is put into place that accounts for the reality that the kids may not want to operate it, but they’re ok with managing it, or owning it. Over the course of 20 years that’s $1,000,000 Invest 50k annually into an asset that gives you a 5% return = 1,653,563 Over the course of 40 years that is $2,000,000 Invest 50k annually, 5% return = $6,341,988 Over the course of 80 years that is $4,000,000 5% = $50,989,513 You see where this is going right? It’s enough to make you sick to the stomach when you’re a former investment advisor operating in the B2B space, and speaking with business owners who are so nonchalant about putting a business succession plan in place. No this simple illustration doesn’t account for taxes…. BUT, It doesn’t account for capital re-investments, and it doesn’t account for what the numbers look like at the 3rd and 4th generation either. This is what I’m thinking every time I’m sitting in front of a small business owner, with an even smaller vision. The impact of not having a business succession plan is disastrous. HELLO FELLOW ENTREPRENEURS 100% OF US ARE GOING TO DIE. WHY IS ARE BUY SELL AGREEMENTS AND KEY PERSON AGREEMENTS... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2020 at CATCHJSBUFORD
Posted by JuJuan Buford @JSBUFORD TAKE A MOMENT TO PERUSE THE CACHE OF MARKETING AND QUALIFYING TOOLS AND ARTIFACTS HELP YOU WITH YOUR PROSPECT EFFORTS AND QUALIFYING POTENTIAL SMALLBIZ CLIENTS. BE AWARE THAT IN ORDER TO MARKET THE SMALLBIZ PRODUCT OFFERINGS, AND RECEIVE 100% OF COMMISSIONS YOU MUST REGISTER FOR... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2020 at Team New Horizons
Posted by JuJuan Buford @JSBUFORD JuJuan Buford is a Detroit native, entrepreneur, Founder & CEO of JSB Business Solutions Group, business development professional, and writer dedicated to helping families, entrepreneurs, and business owners establish thriving enterprises, achieve financial independence, and build lives of satisfaction. IS THERE MORE? YES! Join my email group to receive my best stuff!! Continue to Learn & Grow Desire a free initial consultation? Schedule Your Initial Consultation Here Follow him online here: LinkedIn: http://bit.ly/linkedinpublicprofilejujuanbuford Twitter: @JSBUFORD Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/catchjsbuford/ YouTube: http://bit.ly/catchjsbufordatyoutube Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2020 at CATCHJSBUFORD
Posted by JuJuan Buford @JSBUFORD Good Morning & Happy MLK Day Ms. Martha Stewat! It was a pleasure making your acquaintance last week. Once again, you are a lot further ahead (more sophisticated, forward thinking, earnest) than your competitors... you're a leader. Don't let anyone, diminish those invaluable attributes that you bring to the table. What follows is an abbreviated recap of our meeting. 1. There are couple documents you should have on your person at all times, especially when you begin to take on employees or partners: operating agreement, contracting agreement; non-circumvent, confidentiality agreement, and non-disclosure agreement. Read this article to acquire more food for thought: https://www.catchjsbuford.com/2019/10/business-origination-documents.html 2. Remember, to find ways to weave your personal passion and story into your FB & Gram presence. It's important that people know what you do, and WHY you do it. People will remember the WHY and if it resonates with them emotionally or personally, that is the first step towards people eventually becoming brand advocates for your business. Take time to reflect on your origination story. Your focus on excellence should definitely be woven into your presence. 3. Double down on LinkedIn. If you want commercial projects. If you want to work with businesses with deeper pockets. You have to go where they are. Remember, if your presence is right, people don't know if you've been around 2 minutes or 20 years initially... they don't know the zip code you hail from, your complexion, or your academic level. Remember, most people on LinkedIn are there for commercial purposes or looking to level up professionally. 4. Time to create some credibility. Acquire recommendation letters from your clients. Begin to collect video footage of your clients testifying to how you've changed their lives. A website today is a business card, when you're first... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2020 at CATCHJSBUFORD
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Posted by JuJuan Buford @JSBUFORD I stopped being a huge proponent of New Year’s resolutions, and ritualistic goal setting exercises at the top of the year some time ago. At least not in the way people have traditionally approached them. But I’m all about systematically identifying the things, or better yet priorities, that matter most and making small, steady incremental improvements to achieve them. Why would I recommend entrepreneurs adopt a more incremental approach? Goal setting is a skilled trade. And in part, that is why there is so much mystique and apprehension around setting goals today. It’s not like we’re teaching this important life skill in our elementary or secondary schools. And very few of us have taken a class on how to learn and practice goal setting, or have read books like the “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” by Steven Covey or “Today Matters” by John C. Maxwell. There is an often quoted 1979 Harvard MBA study on goal that inventories the life outcomes (financially speaking) of the graduating class to determine how many had set goals and written plans to attain them. In the study on goal setting, the graduating class was asked about their goals in life. The question was, have you set written goals and created a plan for their attainment? It was discovered that 84% of the entire class had set no goals at all; 13% of the class had set written goals but had no concrete plans; 3% of the class had both written goals and concrete plans. So, what were the results? According to the study, it was found that 10 years later, the 13% of graduates that had written goals without definite plans were enjoying twice the incomes of the 84% that didn’t set goals. And the 3% that had... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2020 at CATCHJSBUFORD