Lawyers Title

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Sep 022011

Lawyers Title has been located in Elyria for 58 plus years and we can service all 88 counties from this location.  We are the oldest, longest standing title company in the area. If you send an order, please identify yourself as a WWC member.  We do “for sale by owner packets” for our clients at no charge. We also do commercial closings. Know of someone buying, selling or refinancing, have them call Lawyers Title for all of their title & escrow needs.  Michelle (440) 284-5131 Elyria Chapter or Mary (216) 559-5319 Avon Chapter.  Built on Integrity!  Standing on Service!

Michelle L. Williamson, Northern Ohio Manager

Lawyers Title, A Division of Fidelity National Title Insurance Company

424 Middle Avenue, Elyria, Ohio 44035

(440) 284-5131 Direct Line

(440) 284-5161 Fax


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Biz Tips from NexStep Strategy

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Aug 172011

What’s Keeping YOU from Taking Your Business to the Next Level?

NexStep Strategy is a business consulting firm and your business growth virtual partner. Our business support packages include: Business Analysis Assessment, Phone & Email Coaching Support, Strategic Planning Sessions, and Human Resource/Staffing Programs.  Rates start at $50 per hour.

Are you priced for profit? Do you have what you need to succeed? Take the success test at

Shelley Solomon Cull, Consultant

Company: NexStep Strategy LLC

Phone: 440.537.5641

Got Writer’s Block?

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Jul 182011

Each month many of us find that we are required to write a variety of blogs, articles, press releases, business proposals, and/or web content.   We all know the value that writing has to our companies and businesses, but we often don’t find or create the time to get all of our thoughts down in a timely manner.   If creative or business writing is something that you “push off” each day, then consider allowing Jennasis and Associates, LLC to write for you!  All we need are the basics of your writing components, the “who”, “what”, “when”, “where”, “why” and then allow us to develop the content around this foundation.   This all can be accomplished by emails and phone calls.

Don’t hesitate to call today for a consultation for your writing needs!!! Whether the project is big or small, Jennasis and Associates is here to write for you!!!

Jennifer Chernisky, President, Founder, Virtual Business Associate, Jennasis and Associates, LLC

Phone: cell44.429.2257


Building a Team of Professionals for Independent Business Owners

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Jul 152011

When was the last time you met with your team of professionals to help you with a key business decision? If you’re like many independent business owners, you may be thinking “What team of professionals?” As a business owner, you probably handle the running of the business yourself. Still, it is possible to run a business more efficiently and profitably by utilizing a team of professionals who can consult and guide you in the management of your company. The trick is to seek out team members for the long term –– to build relationships with professionals who will understand your situations and needs on an ongoing basis. Special bonus: Many of these professionals are also independent business owners just like you.

Here are four key players:

Attorney: You may prefer an attorney who specializes in the needs of business owners and can consult with you on topics such as asset ownership, best-choice business form, succession planning, contract review and employee-employer relationships. A crucial component lies in establishing a relationship with your attorney, so that you can simply pick up the phone when you have a question.

Accountant: Once again, you may prefer someone who understands the needs of independent business people and, if possible, also knows your industry. An accountant should help you “read” your books more effectively, translate raw data, help you effectively plot areas of profit and loss, and –– perhaps most important –– show you ways to manage your tax liability. In short, your CPA could save you money. To really benefit from your accountant, don’t make the mistake of meeting only once a year at tax time: give your accountant the opportunity to work with you all year long.

An Officer at Your Financial Institution: Credit is the lifeblood of many businesses. It’s always important to maintain contact with the person who can help you access the cash flow you need at the time that you need it and at a favorable rate. In addition to issuing credit, many financial institutions frequently provide a wealth of other services at minimal or no charge. Regular contact with your institution will keep you abreast of new opportunities that can benefit your business.

An Insurance Professional: An insurance agent familiar with the challenges facing independent business owners can act as an effective problem solver. Specifically, a trained, licensed insurance professional can play several crucial roles in your business:

  1. 1. Help your company meet its immediate insurance protection needs. This includes helping select and fund insurance for key executive coverage, death and disability* buy-out, pension, and other qualified plans.
  1. 2. Help meet your personal insurance and financial product needs. Family decisions can be a key factor in making any business decisions. Your insurance agent can help you coordinate a cohesive insurance program that satisfies your needs and goals on personal and professional levels.
  1. 3. Help coordinate the work of other professionals. Insurance agents will help you focus on the big picture and work to help you put together a team of professionals.

Please note: Disability insurance is available through one or more carriers not affiliated with New York Life, dependent on carrier authorization and product availability in your state or locality.

This educational third-party article is being provided as a courtesy by Jo Ann L. Keller, LUTCF. For additional information on the information or topic(s) discussed, please contact Jo Ann L. Keller, LUTCF at 216-559-9684.

Jo Ann L. Keller, LUTCF

New York Life Insurance Company

Business Communication

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Feb 032010

In today’s work world the phone dominates as a tool for selling, buying, researching, providing services and making lasting impressions. It can also be a source of great frustration, puzzlement and agitation.

The difference between a positive and negative experience with a phone call is you. The human factor in all communications makes the difference. Customers need to feel taken care of, well informed and motivated. When you answer the phone, it’s that ‘human moment’ when customers can actually experience what it would be like working with you and your people. It’s the opportunity to create relationships for the future of your company or department.

Peggy Mountcastle Akron Team
Company: Business Medical Services Bureau
Phone: 330.434.1923

If your office has a need with communications please contact us

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