A new year means that business conferences are starting to fill many of our calendars. You may be a veteran attendee or this may be your very first t More > There are so many great things about being an entrepreneur. You get to decide how far and how fast you want to push yourself every day. You get that sens More > Whether you are in the first weeks of building your entrepreneurship, you’ve already opened up your first office or you have an organization that inclu More > Do you believe you need a certain level of intelligence to achieve your goals? That the success you dream about is only available to certain people with More > Most days have their high points and their low points, some positives and some negatives. Occasionally we’ll have extreme days. Ones where everything i More > The better we feel about ourselves the happier and more effective we are. When you are confident issues don’t bother you as much. You live on a more ev More > If all of us got everything we wanted to get done everyday, we’d all be superstars of success. Sometimes no matter how well thought out our goals, we s More > Each person’s road to success is going to be different. Each will face his or her own setbacks and difficulties and their own triumphs. One of the grea More > You know you’re selling a great product. The price cannot be beat. It can go head to head with all the comparable products out there. You are excited a More > You’ve worked hard at becoming a strong leader. You know you’ve developed strong leadership qualities and that you can inspire others, but before you More > As a business owner you know the success of your business is going to depend in large part on the people you have working for you. You spend a lot of tim More > Each visit to Orangewood is a heart-warming experience. By giving just a little time on a weekday night, we were able to bring joy to this special group More > On September 17, 2016 the Orange County Brain Tumor Walk was held at Angel's Stadium and Smart Circle had a small team there to represent its commitment More > Being an leader takes vision, it takes dedication, it takes patience and an open mindset. A person who chooses to be an entrepreneur, leader, or manager More > Leaders and entrepreneurs read to get inspired and informed. They read to help themselves navigate situations and conversations and to hopefully save the More > Ever wonder exactly what the difference is between your average salesperson and stellar salespeople? It’s probably a lot simpler than you think. Succes More > After uncounted hours of training and preparation, crazy socks on their feet, pockets stuffed with paper balls, and wild hats on their heads, contestants More > Educating the masses about a product is often the key to selling success. With so many different ways to market a product like TV ads, billboards, or ra More > As a leader in your business, you are going to have to bring on teammates that know how to work both smart and hard. But how do you make sure you are wor More > How many times have you said to yourself, “I just don’t have enough time!”? Often it is much less a matter of not having time and more a question More > We’ve all heard about how important it is to pay attention to what our body language, or non-verbal communications are saying to others. But did you kn More > Goals are set to push us to become better. They are set to motivate us and stretch us to improve. And with recent events centered around goal setting, w More > How can a company create a loyal customer? This is the question that people have been asking for years and year. Over time there have been many advances More > On a day like Friday the 13th, it seems like luck is on many people’s minds. Speaking of luck, Thomas Jefferson is noted saying, “I am a great believ More > No matter the type of sales you may be in (face-to-face, over the phone, or over the counter) you are going to be doing a whole lot of product pitching. More > It would be great if all us could work at peak performance all the way through the day, but unfortunately most of us will hit a slump and feel tired befo More > On May 8th, we celebrate the Mother figures in our lives. We celebrate the people who helped make us become who we are. We remember the ones who gave us More > The FW1 Pink Promotion
Here at Smart Circle we believe in giving back to the communities in which we live. We believe that if each person does their p More > Your habits lead to your success or they lead to your failure. Here are some habits that will help you if you are in a sales profession. No matter what More > Every successful entrepreneur is different – obviously. Each individual brings his or her ideas, imagination, passions and particular objectives to the More > In general, people prefer to interact with others with whom they feel an affinity. When people are in sync they fall into a subconscious pattern of mirro More > The 80/20 rule states that 80% of the results in a given situation can be attributed to 20% of the input working towards those results. If we were to app More > Selling in person is something that takes getting used to. You have to think on your feet as you alter your sales pitch from one potential customer to th More > Can a product speak for itself? The creation of flashy packaging has become a science, but it is hard to catch the eye of a passer-by long enough to get More > Bo Bennett once said, “I like to think of sales as the ability to gracefully persuade, not manipulate, a person or persons into a win-win situation.” More > In the hands of a self-confident sales person, a mediocre product can sell just as well as a superior product. Even if you are not a naturally confident More > When you think of people who became fabulously successful you might think of Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Richard Branson, or Walt Disney. It is important to r More > Face-to-face sales is something that some people are comfortable with while others just can’t seem to come to grips with. With a little help and practi More > There are things each of us can do that will help increase our brain power. Treating your brain like any other muscle in your body, you can strengthen yo More > To everyone who gave so much of themselves to this business over 2015; so much time, energy, and dedication, we thank you. Over that time, we didn’t More > Many entrepreneurs are the face of their company and as such, the burden is placed on them to manage and maintain a positive personal brand. As they go t More > With so much information at our fingertips (and thumbtips) at all times we have never, ever been so well informed. According to the article Knowledge Dou More > Breast cancer has likely affected every person reading this in some way. This is the reason why Smart Circle sees the Breast Cancer Research Foundation a More > A team is only as good as it’s leader. That’s you. It can be a heavy burden at times, but when things are going smoothly and working well, there is n More > If you work doing something that you love, then suddenly working a job becomes your passion. That’s great if you know what you’re passionate about bu More > What qualities do great leaders possess?
We all have our own idea of what makes a great leader. It may have been a mentor, someone we looked up to, or More > When you set out to start your business you’ll have a number of questions to ask yourself. Why am I starting this business? What do I hope it becomes? More > Sometimes we are faced with tasks that seem so large in size that the task takes over our ability to complete to get it done. You might even want to get More > Smart Circle is always looking for ways to give back to the community. One of the programs that is near and dear to our hearts is the Orange County Brain More > When you start a new business you have a million things on your mind. Between long term plans to short term goals, there is a whole lot of things on your More > More often than not, if you’re in sales you will spend some time cold calling. Whether you’re speaking to that prospective client in their place of b More > Confidence can lead to success in most aspects of life. Even if you are not the most confident person, you too can practice these six things and grow you More > In some cases, a To-Don’t list can be just as helpful as a To-Do list. You may not have heard of the To-Don’t List so let me explain. The To-Don’t More > “Yes I think I can” or “Yes I can.” Which one would you rather hear? The words you choose speak volumes… pun intended.
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Financial incentives are pretty motivating. They can get people on task and wil More > It used to be that an employee would start working for you, and as long as you didn’t fire them, and your company survived. You could count on them to More > You’ve got your idea. You’re ready to take an interesting idea to market. It’s a big decision. You know that. You’ll be spending a lot of your ow More > Be Resourceful to Help Your Small Business
In the beginning stages of business development and growth, money is often tight. With razor thin profits m More > Professional Success Can Lead to Helping Others
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Companies have perused traditional forms of advertising like commercials and print media but these of More > Video games and the path to success
Some people say playing video games is a waste of time. I would like to argue games of all types can teach us a thin More > In 1984, TED was founded as a non-profit organization that promotes ideas. TED talks have become more and more popular in recent years as videos have bee More > Here at Smart Circle we believe in giving back to our communities, whether local, national or international. If each person does their part, we can make More > By creating associations with people both inside out outside of your field you can create shortcuts to your destination. Often, people in your network ca More > After over a year of renovations and planning, Smart Circle has finally come home and we couldn’t be happier with our new location. With so many suppli More > Getting and keeping yourself motivated isn’t always easy. To help you get motivated we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite quotes from phi More > How do you go from shaking hands with a stranger to asking them to buy something from you? Let alone having them say yes. How do you take someone who kno More > You’re ambitious, you work hard and now you’ve landed the job you believe will take you places. That’s great! The only problem is, this is a compet More > A lot of the time whether or not you’re going to make a sale is determined within the first few seconds of meeting your prospective customer. It comes More > Some people have no trouble with procrastination. They get up with a list of things to do and they do them, systematically without delay. Others have a l More > Some people are morning people, some night people, some 2:00 in the afternoon people. All of us have times of day when we feel most energized, most clear More > The campaign to celebrate the nation's fathers generally doesn’t meet with the same enthusiasm as the one to celebrate mothers - perhaps because, as on More > May was National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. Smart Circle challenged everyone to get 30 minutes of physical activity every day. However, why stop More > People do all sorts of things to try and make wishes come true. Blowing off the top of a dandelion after it turns white or all the candles on a birthday More > We’re all looking for an edge that will help us. Something that will aid our productivity or creativity so that we can produce better results. We often More > Most of us think we’re pretty good multitaskers. Listening in on a conference call, writing up a report, eating lunch – check, check check. Three tas More > When we’re gazing across the expanse from where we are to where we want to go, the distance can seem long and sometimes it’s hard to maintain our mot More > Back in November 2014, a group of Smart Circle employees spent an evening playing games and doing crafts with kids at the Orangewood Children and Family More > It’s no secret that good leaders are good communicators and that great leaders are great communicators. Getting your ideas across to your team in a way More > Smart Circle is a lead by example sort of business. Although some people who are already established in their careers will decide to test their potential More > Whether you’re just starting in your career or you’re well into your business life, the stresses of the job can sometimes make it difficult to fall a More > Everyone knows you can catch an illness from someone else, but did you know that emotions should also be put on the contagious list? The phenomena is cal More > Stress happens. Sometimes it's unavoidable, at times it's unbearable. Sometimes it’s invisible. Because there’s often so much background stress in ou More > Dear Mom,
When I was four, I said Happy Mother’s Day with a bouquet of wilted dandelions and you thanked me as if I’d given you a dozen beautiful More > As an entrepreneur, you need to learn every single day. You need to build your knowledge about your business, about your industry and about yourself. Whi More > Some people seem to be able to sell just about anything to anyone, while others with the best, most innovative product that’s come along since they bui More > The term overnight success is often overused. Generally when we hear of a band, artist or entrepreneur who makes a big splash with a new album or busines More > When you’re working hard to build your business, how many times have you wished for just a couple more hours in the day? While we can’t lengthen the More > In this technological age, it’s important to remember that humans are social people who need and thrive on human interaction. When watering grass, a pe More > Working in sales of any kind can be a tough job. You have to be able to work under pressure, meet deadlines, sales goals and deal with getting turned dow More > One of the proudest moments in a person’s life is giving back to others. As a community, we have the power to stand together, unified in our fight agai More > There are superstars in every office. Everyone knows who they are because everyone else is always talking about them. They’re the ones who bring in the More > What Entrepreneurs Should Take Away from This Year’s Masters.
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Reaching tens of thousands of people face to face in their environment and personally inviting them to experience Angels Bas More > Most of us have been there. You’re either nearing the end of your academic career, or perhaps you’ve just discovered a specific career isn’t right More > In this day and age, with so much negative news and the constant bustle of the working world, we all need to be reminded of the benefits of positive thin More > When March rolls around each and every year, Major League Baseball’s teams start their annual Spring Training. Rookies and veterans alike take to the d More > World changing leaders
If you Google greatest leaders of all time you’ll get combinations of names like Mahatma Ghandi, Abraham Lincoln, Winston Churc More > When the bell rang on March 10th, bidding in the NFL free-agent market began. What seemed like chaos ensued with teams competing and jostling on the fre More > We all hit ruts. Sometimes those ruts are just a slow point in the day, and sometimes they feel like they’re dragging on for weeks at a time. You know More > Maybe you’ve always had the thought in the back of your mind that running your own business is something that you could do. You look around and see a h More > Smart Circle has been named DIRECTV’s 2014 Elite Partner of the Year! With over 330,000 new customers and installations for DIRECTV in 2014, Smart Ci More > There’s a mountain to climb – a goal, a dream, a life achievement. A bunch of people are standing at the bottom of their personal mountains but only More > Sometimes it’s not the major goals you haven’t yet achieved that weigh you down the most, but it’s the little day in, day out things that start anc More > How often do you come across someone who says, “Success? No I’m not really interested. I’ve always strived for mediocrity.” Not often (hopefully) More > Engaging through interaction
Ask any teacher the best way to engage a student, to focus their attention, and the teacher will tell you - get them work More > When people enter sales, they usually know it’s not going to be a cakewalk. Selling can be a difficult task. Often new salespeople will develop a plan More > Inspiring respect
As leaders, our dream is that people hold us in the highest regard and respect us, the way Rob Gronkowski feels about his QB Tom Bra More > You worked your butt off and you did it. Through persistence, focus and uncompromising dedication to your goals you made it to the top. When someone asks More > With the start of the New Year, we all, like so many others, feel the excitement and optimism that comes with making our list of resolutions and goals f More > After over 3 decades of continued growth, our business has learned to do a lot of things really well. No matter which new division we open, or into what More > The Resurgence of Door-To-Door Canvassing
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Across the country, Smart Circle celebrated the upcoming holidays with great food, fun games and good cheer.
More > Like most businesses, we work so hard throughout the year. For Smart Circle, this means building our campaigns and programs, building brands with our r More > Located in Orange, California, The Orangewood Children’s Home is Orange County’s only emergency shelter for neglected and sexually, physically or emo More > Breast cancer is a devastating diagnosis. It wreaks havoc on so many lives that almost every one of us has been touched by it in one way or another. Near More > Thanksgiving is an important time for us in the U.S. It is a time to reflect on all that we have, and to be thankful that we live in a country where anyt More > Last weekend was the annual Smart Circle celebration of excellence with 4 days of R & R in a tropical paradise. A weekend of networking, sun and fun More > A Scary Amount Of FUN!
With so much talent and creativity in our ranks, there were obviously some pretty impressive costumes lurking through the Smart More > As November comes around and the year races to close off, we are always glad for the respite mid-way through the month to pause and reflect on everythi More >
We’ve all heard the saying, All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Well it turns out all work all the time also makes Jack a less productive More > As October begins and we roll into the fourth quarter of the year there is always a sales push in most retail industries to end the year on a high note. More >
Located in Orange, California, the Orangewood Children and Family Center is Orange County’s only emergency shelter for neglected and sexually, phy More > At Smart Circle, our goal is to expand the business of our clients. We take pride in our ability to support our clients as they grow into regionally and More > “If you want happiness for a lifetime, help someone else.” -- Chinese Proverb
What a simple, beautiful and profoundly true statement. Smart Circle More > In-store demos are the cornerstone of the roadshow business at Smart Circle. An unparalleled way to connect directly with the customer, there’s nothi More > The relationship between a company and its clients is a precious one. If that relationship isn’t solid and personable, a company can’t thrive. Obviou More > Ask anyone who works for themselves what the perks of being their own boss are and they’ll have a long list to share with you. Some are pretty obvious: More > With 2014 just dawning, Smart Circle International has certainly awoken on the right side of the bed after being selected for recognition as a Kroger Cen More > 10 employees participated in brain cancer walk in Fountain Valley last September
Smart Circle employees are helping make the future a bit brighter, ha More > Proceeds will support local burn centers and OCFSA’s “Big John” fire safety program
Smart Circle announced today it has donated to the OC Fire S More > Employees donate prom attire, accessories to dress drive to bring young adults from low-income families an unforgettable prom experience
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FOOTHILL RANCH, California – February 22, 2012 – Smart More > FOOTHILL RANCH, California – January 3, 2012 – As part of its ongoing commitment to give back to the communities and families it serves, Smart Circl More > Smart Circle International, the leader in referral based marketing, celebrates another year of giving back to the communities it serves. Throughout the y More > The Smart Circle elves have been hard at work gathering gifts and holiday cheer for the company’s 17 adopted families through the Laguna Relief and Res More > Marketing Leader Adopts 17 Orange County-Based Families Through Laguna Relief & Resource Center’s Adopt-A-Family Program
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