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Becoming a LinkedIn Pro

LinkedIn became popular while I was in college, just after the turn of the decade. In school, we had an administrator that pushed LinkedIn and because of that, I stuck with the site.

I landed my first client from LinkedIn for a cool $4K per month.

LinkedIn is often referred to as a professional version of Facebook, a statement I agree wholeheartedly with. LinkedIn works the same as Facebook by way of positioning articles and photos, as well as tagging others and use different tools within the site.

As far as content goes, the site is pure value. Obviously LinkedIn is not the place to post family photos or pictures from your weekend, but its your way to grow an impressive professional network.

Begin simply by starting with creating a profile. LinkedIn will serve as your online resume where you can delve into your various job descriptions as well as have people endorse your skills and leave recommendation.

After creating your profile, reach out to people you know, your current employer, past employers and co-workers. Endorse their skills where applicable and keep that professional relationship going.

After all business is about who you know. This allows you to reach out to influencers, others in your field, potential clients. employees,  and competition. The possibilities with LinkedIn are endless.

Also in your profile, you will put your education level which has the potential to allow you to reach out to current students and alumni who have been in your field before giving you extra benefits to help your career.

The basic version for LinkedIn is free, however, they do have other types of accounts as well that are costly.

Interested in learning more on how to become a LinkedIn pro, check out the link below.

http://bit.ly/2EWFE3u

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Google Ad Words

Everyone knows of Google & I know everyone has seen the ads at the top of the screen when you search anything within Google’s platform.

Have you ever wondered how businesses get their ads displayed there?

It is actually pretty simple.

You want to start by creating a Google AdWords account! The great thing that I love about adwords is that I can control every aspect of my budget. This is a huge win for small businesses that don’t have tons of ad spend in their budget.

Staying organized is just as important as some things. AdWords allows you to be able to keep your ads organized by products or whatever it is your advertising.

Just like Facebook, if you have multiple ad accounts you manage there is an AdWords manager you can get to keep all your accounts in one spot.

The great thing about Google is your ads can show up on any site or app within the Google Network, should it fit the targeting appropriately. Also, if you have customers that leave items in their basket, you can re-target them to get them back onto your site & continue the purchase all the way through.

The trick to getting customers to your site over anothers, is KEYWORDS. If you are selling last minute travel deals you may want to use the keywords “last minute flights”. Using the wrong keywords will bring the wrong people to your site resulting in no sale. Google also allows you to enter “negative keywords” these are keywords for items you DON’T sell. For example, if you are a shoe store but don’t sell men’s soccer cleats you would put cleats under your negative keywords.

Are you on Google AdWords?

Oh & by the way, Google AdWords has a free certfication, go check it out!

 

 

New Ad Option For Google

If you are in the digital marketing world then you should know what split A/B testing is.

For those whom don’t:

A/B testing is a method of comparing two versions of a webpage or app against each other to determine which one performs better. AB testing is essentially an experiment where two or more variants of a page are shown to users at random, and statistical analysis is used to determine which variation performs better for a given conversion goal.

This new ad option is similar to split a/b testing; they will be allowing you to have up to 15 different headlines and 4 different desciption lines. This will help tremendously with link clicks. Those who have been using it currently is seeing a 15% increase in their link clicks.

Allowing this option will be a great way to get more new customers to use their service.

What do you think of the A/B Testing option? Will you use it?

Twitter Talk

For those who do not know, Twitter has been going through & removing inactive accounts. Me personally, I am happy they are doing that because about six months ago I manually went through my following over of 1k people and removed everyone that hadn’t posted within 1 year. I am pretty sure, I got rid of almost 100 accounts.

Sure my following dropped but I am an honest person, I would rather have 100 less real followers than inactive followers. They aren’t intereacting with me so what is the point?

When I first heard about this I was happy & still to this day I am happy that Twitter is taking the action to remove dead accounts. Sure everyone cares when they lose following because their brand might be in jeopardy or someone might not purchase from you because you dont have 10k following etc.

Take it from me, you can monetize on your accounts with even a little following because all that matters is the value they are receiving. If they believe the value is worth it, you will have a lifelong customer.

This is a good thing Twitter is doing. Deal with it. Rebuild a genuine following if you are effected.

Negotiation Strategies

At some point in your career, you will need to negotiate on your employee’s salary.

Here are some strategies to help you out!

  • Know your parameters before negotiating
  • Get the applicant to commit to a salary range before the selection is made
  • Ask candidates about their compensation demands DURING the interview process
  • Offer nonmonetary perks
  • Offer moving expenses and mortgage assistance
  • Offer a contract
  • Don’t oversell the position

25 Creative Recruiting Techniques

Struggling with finding & hiring the RIGHT people? Here are 25 creative ways to recruit team members.

  1. Contests
  2. Eligibility for drawings
  3. Brochures promoting job oppurtunities
  4. Business Card sized applications
  5. Personalize recruitment advertisements
  6. Layered Information in advertising
  7. Print and broadcast ads in languages associated with the community
  8. Posters aimed for foreign students
  9. Visiting executives at colleges adn high schools
  10. Promotions with media
  11. Celebrity branded events
  12. On – site interviews at malls, agencies & other public places
  13. Telephone Job Line
  14. Toll Free Numbers
  15. Return postage guarenteed
  16. Mobile recruiting vans
  17. Direct Mail & envelope stuffers
  18. Local teachers unions and school districts
  19. Revive the dead resume file
  20. Ask applicants for names of two or three other people
  21. Asking for referrals on the application
  22. Advertise training sessions
  23. Develop a slogan specific to recruiting
  24. Hot Air Balloons or Blimps
  25. Advertisement at movie theaters

Tip Tuesday

I am sure you have heard of the application, Dropbox, right?

If you haven’t, it is a cloud storage application that saves my life most days.

I have Dropbox on my Iphone & my business laptop. This saves me when I leave my laptop at home by accident or I am trying to send an email from my phone that needs an attachment.

It is super simple to use & is free. If you use a lot of storage you will need to purchase an additional amount of storage but it isn’t expensive.

I always say work smarter not harder and this application allows you to save time and headaches. I store everything from my mobile photos/videos to my word documents.

When you want to upload more photos from your phone to the app, you simply just open the Dropbox app on your phone & make sure your photo upload setting is turned on of course! Once the phone is open (unlocked) it will start uploading to your computer.

**The app must be open the whole time, it will pause if the phone locks or you change apps**

Go ahead and check it out, no this is not an affiliate link. http://www.dropbox.com

Sponsorship Agreement – Free Template

SPONSORSHIP AGREEMENT

This Sponsorship Agreement (the “Agreement”) is entered into as of _________ __, 20____ (the “Effective Date”) by and between ______________, a[n] __________ [individual][corporation][partnership] (the “Organizer”), and _______________________, a[n] __________ [individual][corporation][partnership] (the “Sponsor,” and together with the Organizer, the “Parties”).

RECITALS

WHEREAS, the Organizer is engaged in the organization and production of _______________________ [describe event], known as _______________________ [name of event], on _________ __, 20____ and located at _______________________ (the “Event”);

WHEREAS, the Sponsor wishes to sponsor the Event by providing [financial support][_______________________ [describe sponsorship if not financial (e.g., product donations, etc.)]] (the “Sponsorship”) in exchange for certain rights to be granted in connection with the Event and agrees to do so under the terms and conditions of this Agreement;

WHEREAS, the Organizer wishes to grant the Sponsor certain rights in connection with the Sponsorship on the terms and conditions set forth below; and

WHEREAS, each Party is duly authorized and capable of entering into this Agreement.

NOW THEREFORE, in consideration of the above recitals and the mutual promises and benefits contained herein, the Parties hereby agree as follows:

  1. GRANT OF RIGHTS.

As consideration for the Sponsorship, the Organizer hereby grants the Sponsor the rights described in this Agreement and in Exhibit A attached hereto and made a part hereof, in connection with the Event and agrees to perform all of the Organizer’s obligations hereunder (the “Sponsorship Rights”).

  1. SPONSORSHIP FEE.

The total Sponsorship Fee, as such term is defined in Exhibit A, for the Sponsorship Rights[, any rebates of the Sponsorship Fee,] and the schedule of payments of the Sponsorship Fee shall be as set forth in Exhibit A hereto.

This Agreement is effective as of the Effective Date and shall continue in force, unless otherwise terminated in accordance with the provisions of Section 5 of this Agreement, until _________ __, 20____ (the “Term”).

  1. (Optional)[SPONSORSHIP RENEWAL.[select only one]

Option 1

[The Sponsor shall have the option to renew this Agreement ________ (____) times[s] for a period of ________ (____) months (each a “Renewal Term”) by providing the Organizer with written notice of its intent to renew within ________ (____) days before the end of the Term[ or any such Renewal Term]. A Renewal Term shall be [on such terms and conditions as [set forth on Exhibit A][the Parties may agree at the time of such renewal]][on the same terms and conditions as provided in this Agreement except that [the Sponsorship Fee[, any rebates of the Sponsorship Fee,] and] the schedule of payments of Sponsorship Fee shall be modified as the Parties may agree at the time of such renewal].]

Option 2

[The Sponsor shall have the right of first negotiation to negotiate the renewal of the Sponsorship on an annual basis for a period of ________ (____) years. The Sponsor shall provide the Organizer with written notice of its intent to negotiate the renewal of the Sponsorship for the next offering of the Event within ________ (____) days after such Event. On receipt of timely notice from the Sponsor, the Organizer shall negotiate exclusively with the Sponsor for a period of ________ (____) days with respect to the terms and conditions of the Sponsorship for the next offering of the Event.]

  1. TERMINATION.

This Agreement may be terminated:

  • By either Party for a material breach of any provision of this Agreement by the other Party, if the other Party’s material breach is not cured within ________ (____) days of receipt of written notice thereof.
  • By either Party, for failure to comply with Section 10 of this Agreement by the other Party, if the other Party’s failure to comply is not cured within ________ (____) days of receipt of written notice thereof.
  • By either Party at any time and on provision of written notice, if any of the other Party’s representations and warranties under this Agreement prove to be inaccurate in any material respects.
  • By either Party at any time and without prior notice, if the other Party is convicted of any crime or offense, fails or refuses to comply with the written policies or reasonable directives of the other Party, or is guilty of serious misconduct in connection with performance under this Agreement
  • (Optional)[By the Sponsor at any time prior to ________ (____) days before the Event, on provision of written notice to the Organizer if the following fails to occur within ________ (____) [days][months] of the Effective Date: ____________________________[insert any Event objectives that if not met will give the Sponsor a right to terminate (e.g., the Organizer fails to meet a certain attendance or raise $X in sponsorships)]
  • (Optional)[By the Sponsor, with or without cause, on written notice to the Organizer; provided, however, that the Sponsor shall forfeit any payments of the Sponsorship Fee already made to the Organizer, and shall be obligated to pay any remaining balance of the Sponsorship Fee within ________ (____) days of such termination (the “Termination Fee”). On payment of the Termination Fee, the Sponsor shall be released and discharged from any obligations and liabilities under this Agreement. If the Organizer must pursue legal remedies to collect the Termination Fee, the Sponsor shall reimburse the Organizer for any expenses related to such legal remedies.]
  1. EXCLUSIVITY OF SPONSORSHIP.

During the Term[ and any Renewal Term], the Organizer agrees it will not permit any competitor of the Sponsor listed on Exhibit B to this Agreement to sponsor the Event, supply products or services to the Event, and/or be associated with the Event in any other manner. Additional competitors may be added to Exhibit B with the prior written consent of the Organizer and removed with the prior written consent of the Sponsor. The Organizer further agrees to use reasonable efforts to prevent and, if necessary, prosecute the efforts of any non-sponsor competitor of the Sponsor to weaken or attack the Sponsor’s Sponsorship.

  1. (Optional)[NO COMPETING SPONSORSHIPS.

During the period beginning ________ (____) days before the Event and ending ________ (____) days after the Event, the Sponsor agrees not to sponsor any [other event][event that, in the sole discretion of the Organizer, competes with the Event] within ________ (____) miles of the Event, without the prior written consent of the Organizer. The Sponsor further agrees that during the period beginning ________ (____) days before the Event and ending ________ (____) days after the Event, the Sponsor will not create or hold any event within ________ (____) miles of the Event that, in the Organizer’s opinion, competes with the Event, without the prior written consent of the Organizer.]

    • Of the Organizer. The Organizer agrees to do each of the following:
      • Provide the Sponsor with the Sponsorship Rights detailed in this Agreement and Exhibit A to this Agreement.
      • Organize, produce, and supervise the Event in a workmanlike manner, in accordance with applicable laws, and with professional diligence and skill, using fully-trained, skilled, competent, and experienced personnel.
      • Make all arrangements for the use of the venue, including securing any necessary permits, coordinating parking and/or transportation, supplying equipment, and contracting with vendors and other service providers.
      • Deliver the Organizer Trademarks (as defined in Section 10(b) below) to the Sponsor within ________ (____) days of the Effective Date.
      • Provide adequate professional security for the Event and take reasonable steps to ensure the safety of all workers, volunteers, and persons attending the Event.
      • Use best efforts to obtain appropriate media coverage of the Event.
      • Use best efforts to promote the Event and maximize attendance.
      • (Optional) [INSERT ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES] ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________.
    • Of the Sponsor. The Sponsor agrees to do each of the following:
      • Provide all assistance and cooperation to the Organizer that is necessary in connection with the Sponsor’s sponsorship of the Event.
      • Deliver the Sponsor Trademarks (as defined in Section 10(a) below) to the Organizer within ________ (____) days of the Effective Date.
      • (Optional) [INSERT ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES] ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________.
  1. PARTIES’ REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES.
    • The Parties each represent and warrant as follows:
      • Each Party has full power, authority, and right to perform its obligations under the Agreement.
      • This Agreement is a legal, valid, and binding obligation of each Party, enforceable against it in accordance with its terms (except as may be limited by bankruptcy, insolvency, moratorium, or similar laws affecting creditors’ rights generally and equitable remedies).
      • Entering into this Agreement will not violate the charter or bylaws of either Party or any material contract to which that Party is also a party.
    • The Organizer hereby represents and warrants as follows:
      • The Event shall be performed in accordance with and shall not violate any applicable laws, rules, or regulations, and the Organizer shall obtain all permissions required to comply with such laws, rules, or regulations.
      • The Organizer shall notify the Sponsor of any changes to the Event that would [materially] change the Event at least ________ (____) days before implementing such changes.
      • The obligations required by this Agreement shall be performed by the Organizer or the Organizer’s staff, and the Sponsor shall not be required to hire, supervise, or pay any assistants to help the Organizer perform such obligations.
      • (Optional)[All merchandise associated with the Event and authorized by the Organizer shall be of high quality, free from product defects, merchantable, and suitable for its intended purpose.]
    • The Sponsor hereby represents and warrants as follows:
      • The Sponsor will make timely payments of the Sponsorship Fee to the Organizer under this Agreement and as detailed in Exhibit A
      • The Sponsor shall provide such other assistance to the Organizer as it deems reasonable and appropriate.
      • (Optional)[The Sponsor has the right to sell the products or services being promoted or advertised in connection with the Event.]
  1. TRADEMARKS.
    • Sponsor Trademarks.
      • License. The Sponsor hereby grants the Organizer a non-exclusive limited license to use, display, and reproduce its logos, trademarks, service marks, and trade names (each, a “Sponsor Trademark” and collectively, the “Sponsor Trademarks”) only in connection with the promotion and advertisement of the Event and any listing of the sponsors of the Event during the Term [and any Renewal Term]. The Organizer agrees to obtain the written consent of the Sponsor before each use, display, and reproduction of the Sponsor Trademarks[; provided, however, that if the Sponsor fails to approve or reject any such use, display, or reproduction within ________ (____) days after receipt of written notice thereof, the Sponsor shall be deemed to reject such use].
      • Ownership. All Sponsor Trademarks provided, leased, or licensed to the Organizer in connection with the Event are the Sponsor’s sole property, and the Organizer has no ownership or other intellectual property rights in or to such items.
      • No Infringement. The Sponsor represents and warrants to the Organizer and unconditionally guarantees that all of the Sponsor Trademarks are owned by the Sponsor or that the Sponsor has permission from the rightful owner to use each of these elements.
    • Organizer Trademarks.
      • License. The Organizer hereby grants the Sponsor a non-exclusive limited license to use, display, and reproduce the logos, trademarks, service marks, and trade names, associated with the Event (each an “Organizer Trademark” and collectively, the “Organizer Trademarks”) only in connection with the promotion and advertisement of the Sponsor’s products and services during the Term [and any Renewal Term]. The Sponsor agrees to obtain the written consent of the Organizer before each use, display, and reproduction of the Organizer Trademarks[; provided, however, that if the Organizer fails to approve or reject any such use, display, or reproduction within ________ (____) days after receipt of written notice thereof, the Organizer shall be deemed to reject such use].
      • Ownership. All Organizer Trademarks provided, leased, or licensed to the Sponsor in connection with the Event are the Organizer’s sole property, and the Sponsor has no ownership or other intellectual property rights in or to such items.
      • No Infringement. The Organizer represents and warrants to the Sponsor and unconditionally guarantees that all of the Organizer Trademarks are owned by the Organizer or that the Organizer has permission from the rightful owner to use each of these elements.
  1. (Optional)[EVENT MERCHANDISE.
    • (Optional)Organizer-Created Merchandise. During the Term [and any Renewal Term], the Organizer shall not create, manufacture or cause to be manufactured, or sell, give away, or license the creation, manufacture, and sale of any merchandise that contains any Sponsor Trademark without the prior written approval of the Sponsor[, which shall not be unreasonably withheld]. [The Sponsor shall have the right to purchase any officially licensed merchandise of the Event from any licensee of the Organizer, without payment to the Organizer of any royalty thereon, and sell such merchandise in connection with the promotion of the Sponsor’s products and services.]
    • (Optional)Sponsor-Created Merchandise. During the Term [and any Renewal Term] and subject to the approval of the Organizer[, which shall not be unreasonably withheld], the Sponsor shall have the right to create, manufacture or cause to be manufactured, and sell or give away merchandise associated with the Event and containing the Organizer Trademarks in connection with the promotion of the Sponsor’s products and services; provided, however, that such merchandise must also contain the Sponsor Trademarks. All merchandise caused to be manufactured and sold or given away by the Sponsor in association with the Event shall be of high quality, free from product defects, merchantable, and suitable for its intended purpose.
    • (Optional)Third-Party Merchandise Agreements. Any agreement between either Party and a third party relating to merchandise associated with the Event and containing the other Party’s logos, trademarks, service marks, or trade names and pursuant to which the contracting Party’s obligations or liabilities exceed _________ Dollars ($______) shall include a provision whereby the contracting Party shall be solely liable to the third party for the performance and satisfaction of any and all obligations, including payment, under such agreement and for any and all claims that may arise out of such agreement.]
    • Of Sponsor by Organizer. The Organizer shall indemnify and hold harmless the Sponsor and its officers, members, managers, employees, agents, contractors, sublicensees, affiliates, subsidiaries, successors and assigns from and against any and all damages, liabilities, costs, expenses, claims, and/or judgments, including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees and disbursements (collectively, the “Claims”) that any of them may suffer from or incur and that arise or result primarily from (i) any inaccuracy of any representation or warranty made by the Organizer under this Agreement, [or ](ii) the Organizer’s breach of any of its obligations, agreements, or duties under this Agreement[, or (iii) [the Event, including, but not limited to Claims for bodily injury, death, or property loss, but only in proportion to and to the extent such Claims arise out of or are caused by the negligent or intentional acts or omissions of the Organizer and/or the Organizer’s officers, members, managers, employees, agents, contractors, sublicensees, affiliates, subsidiaries, successors, and assigns]. (Optional)[As set forth in Exhibit A, the Organizer shall maintain liability insurance sufficient to satisfy the foregoing obligations to the Sponsor.]
    • Of Organizer by Sponsor. The Sponsor shall indemnify and hold harmless the Organizer and its officers, members, managers, employees, agents, contractors, sublicensees, affiliates, subsidiaries, successors and assigns from and against any Claims that any of them may suffer from or incur and that arise or result primarily from any inaccuracy of any representation or warranty made by the Sponsor under this Agreement or the Sponsor’s breach of any of its obligations, agreements, or duties under this Agreement. (Optional)[As set forth in Exhibit A, the Sponsor shall maintain liability insurance sufficient to satisfy the foregoing obligations to the Organizer.]

[Each Party][The Organizer][The Sponsor] shall maintain, at its own expense, insurance coverage in the amount and scope set forth in Exhibit A hereto.

If the Event is cancelled, either in whole or in part, by reason of fire, earthquake, flood, explosion, strike, riot, war, terrorism, [____________________________________________[include any other events beyond the parties control that could lead to cancellation (e.g., rain, snow, power outages)]], or similar event beyond either Party’s reasonable control, the Parties shall be released and discharged from any obligations and liabilities under this Agreement, including the Sponsor’s obligation to make any future payments of the Sponsorship Fee to the Organizer[, and the Organizer will promptly refund the Sponsor any payments of the Sponsorship Fee already received by the Organizer; provided, however, that if only part of the Event is cancelled, the Sponsor will receive a refund of a proportionate share of any payments of the Sponsorship Fee already paid to the Organizer]. [As set forth in Exhibit A, the Organizer shall maintain cancellation insurance sufficient to satisfy the foregoing obligations to the Sponsor.]

  1. (Optional)[RIGHT TO POSTPONE EVENT.

The Sponsor reserves the right to request postponement of the Event in the event of a legitimate threat or implied threat of injury or harm to the Sponsor, the Sponsor’s personnel or property, and/or the public.]

  1. (Optional)[CONFIDENTIALITY.

Each Party agrees, during the Term [, and any Renewal Term,] [and for a period of ________ (____) [months][years] thereafter, to hold in strictest confidence and not to disclose to any person, firm, or corporation without the prior written consent of the other Party, any of the terms or conditions of this Agreement.]

  1. NATURE OF RELATIONSHIP.

The Parties agree that nothing in this Agreement shall be construed as creating a joint venture, partnership, franchise, agency, employer/employee, or similar relationship between the Parties, or as authorizing either Party to act as the agent of the other. Nothing in this Agreement shall create any obligation between either Party and a third party.

No amendment, change, or modification of this Agreement shall be valid unless in writing and signed by both Parties.

Neither Party may, without the prior written consent of the other Party, assign, subcontract, or delegate its obligations under this Agreement[, except that the Sponsor may assign this Agreement to a purchaser of all or substantially all of the Sponsor’s assets, provided that the Sponsor guarantees the performance of and causes the assignee to assume all obligations of the Sponsor under this Agreement].

  1. SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS.

All references in this Agreement to the Parties shall be deemed to include, as applicable, a reference to their respective successors and assigns. The provisions of this Agreement shall be binding on and shall inure to the benefit of the successors and assigns of the Parties.

  1. NO IMPLIED WAIVER.

The failure of either Party to insist on strict performance of any covenant or obligation under this Agreement, regardless of the length of time for which such failure continues, shall not be deemed a waiver of such Party’s right to demand strict compliance in the future. No consent or waiver, express or implied, to or of any breach or default in the performance of any obligation under this Agreement shall constitute a consent or waiver to or of any other breach or default in the performance of the same or any other obligation.

  1. NOTICE.

Any notice or other communication provided for herein or given hereunder to a Party hereto shall be in writing and shall be given in person, by overnight courier, or by mail (registered or certified mail, postage prepaid, return-receipt requested) to the respective Parties as follows:

If to the Sponsor:

__________________________________________

__________________________________________

__________________________________________

If to the Organizer:

_________________________________________

__________________________________________

__________________________________________

  1. GOVERNING LAW.

This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the state of______________. In the event that litigation results from or arises out of this Agreement or the performance thereof, the Parties agree to reimburse the prevailing Party’s reasonable attorneys’ fees, court costs, and all other expenses, whether or not taxable by the court as costs, in addition to any other relief to which the prevailing Party may be entitled.

  1. COUNTERPARTS/ELECTRONIC SIGNATURES.

This Agreement may be executed in one or more counterparts, each of which shall be deemed an original but all of which shall constitute one and the same instrument. For purposes of this Agreement, use of a facsimile, e-mail, or other electronic medium shall have the same force and effect as an original signature.

  1. SEVERABILITY.

Whenever possible, each provision of this Agreement will be interpreted in such manner as to be effective and valid under applicable law, but if any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid, illegal, or unenforceable in any respect under any applicable law or rule in any jurisdiction, such invalidity, illegality, or unenforceability will not affect any other provision or any other jurisdiction, but this Agreement will be reformed, construed, and enforced in such jurisdiction as if such invalid, illegal, or unenforceable provisions had never been contained herein.

  1. ENTIRE AGREEMENT.

This Agreement, together with the Exhibit[s] hereto, constitutes the final, complete, and exclusive statement of the agreement of the Parties with respect to the subject matter hereof, and supersedes any and all other prior and contemporaneous agreements and understandings, both written and oral, between the Parties.

  1. HEADINGS.

Headings used in this Agreement are provided for convenience only and shall not be used to construe meaning or intent.

 

[SIGNATURE PAGE FOLLOWS]

 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Parties have executed this Agreement as of the date first above written.

 

SPONSOR [SPONSOR NAME]

By:                                                                         
Name:
[(if applicable) Title:]

ORGANIZER [ORGANIZER NAME]
By:                                                                             
Name:
[(if applicable) Title:]

 


[SAMPLE]

EXHIBIT A

Sponsorship Rights, Fee, Rebate of Fee, and Insurance

 

  1. SPONSORSHIP RIGHTS.

In exchange for the Sponsorship Fee, as defined in Section 2 below, the Sponsor will receive the following rights in connection with the Event (collectively, the “Sponsorship Rights”):

  • Promotional Rights. The Sponsor will receive the right to:
    • Display ______ [insert #] total banners and/or signs at the Event. The banners and signs will be provided by the Sponsor in designs of its choosing and in the following dimensions: ______________________ [insert size requirements for each banner/sign here]. The Organizer will use its best efforts to place the banners and signs a minimum of ______ feet from any other banner or sign[ and in the locations requested by the Sponsor]. [The banners and signs will be placed in [locations determined in the Organizer’s reasonable discretion][the following location[s]: ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________].]
    • Sell or give away the Sponsor’s products and services at the Event. The Organizer shall provide the Sponsor with an appropriate space[, including a table and chairs,] at the Event venue to facilitate the Sponsor’s sales and giveaways. The Sponsor shall retain all of the proceeds from such sales.
    • Advertise in the program as follows:[insert format of advertising here (e.g., one page 8” x 11” black and white ad, a 4” x 6” color ad)] ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________. The advertisement will be provided by the Sponsor in a design of its choosing.
    • Subject to the Sponsor’s approval as set forth in the Agreement, have the Sponsor Trademarks appear on [all material promoting the Event.][the following promotional materials of the Event:[insert materials here (e.g., flyers, stationary, website, billboards, t-shirts)] ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ .]
    • (Optional)Subject to the Sponsor’s approval as set forth in the Agreement, have the Sponsor’s Trademarks appear on [all of the official licensed merchandise of the Event.][the following official licensed merchandise of the Event: ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________.]
    • (Optional) [OTHER ADDITIONAL AGREED-ON PROMOTIONAL RIGHTS]
  • Event Rights. The Sponsor will receive the right to:
    • ______ [insert #] complimentary tickets to the Event [in the following seating area__________].
    • Access for ______[insert #] people to a hospitality tent in a location to be determined in the Organizer’s discretion.
    • ______[insert #] of parking passes at the Event venue.
    • Attend all pre-Event parties and events with ______[insert #] guests.
    • (Optional)[Reasonably access the Event’s budget for inspection purposes.]
    • [OTHER AGREED-ON EVENT RIGHTS].
  • Media Rights. The Sponsor will receive the right to:
    • Be named in all press releases for the Event.
    • Subject to any prior approval that may be required by the Agreement, receive ______ [insert #] credits and mentions in connection with the promotion of the Event in the media.
    • (Optional)[Purchase advertising spots on any television broadcast of the Event, if any such purchase will not violate the terms of any broadcast license agreement entered into by the Organizer.]
    • (Optional)[Use footage of the Event [and from past occurrences of the Event] for the Sponsor’s promotional purposes, provided such footage does not exceed ______[insert #] minutes.]
    • [OTHER AGREED-ON MEDIA RIGHTS]
  • [OTHER AGREED-ON RIGHTS]
  1. SPONSORSHIP FEE. [select only one]

Option 1

[In exchange for the Sponsorship Rights, the Sponsor agrees to pay the Organizer, _________ Dollars ($______) (the “Sponsorship Fee”) payable in ______[insert #] installments as follows:

  • _________ Dollars ($______) on or before _________ __, 20____
  •  _________ Dollars ($______) on or before _________ __, 20____
  • _________ Dollars ($______) on or before _________ __, 20____]

[The Sponsor shall be charged ____________________ Dollars ($______) per each bounced check and ____________________ Dollars ($______) for each late payment.]

Option 2

[In exchange for the Sponsorship Rights, the Sponsor agrees to pay the Organizer, _________ Dollars ($______) (the “Sponsorship Fee”) [________ (____) days before the Event.] or [on or within ________ (____) days after the Event.]

[The Sponsor shall be charged ____________________ Dollars ($______) per each bounced check and ____________________ Dollars ($______) on late payment.]

  1. (Optional)[SPONSORSHIP FEE REBATE.

If any of the following fail to occur in connection with the Event, the Organizer will refund _________ Dollars ($______) of the Sponsorship Fee to the Sponsor within ________ (____) days after the Event:[insert any objectives that if not met will entitle the Sponsor to a rebate of a portion of the Sponsorship Fee (e.g., registration or ticket sales for the Event do not meet a certain level, the Organizer fails to obtain TV coverage)] _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________]

The insurance policies in the minimum amounts specified in this Section shall be maintained during the Term[ and any Renewal Term] and for a period of ________ (____) months thereafter.

  • [Each Party][The Organizer] shall maintain, at [such Party’s][its] own expense, commercial general liability insurance for a combined single limit for bodily injury and property damage of ________________ [insert #] in the aggregate and of ________________ [insert #] for each occurrence. Such insurance shall contain an endorsement naming the [other Party][Sponsor] as an additional named insured for the Event.
  • The Organizer shall obtain workers’ compensation insurance for employees of the Event and the Organizer with a limit of ________________ [insert #] for each accident.
  • The Organizer shall obtain event cancellation insurance with a limit of ________________ [insert #].
  • [OTHER POLICIES (e.g., liquor liability, automobile)]

Certificates evidencing these insurance policies shall be provided to the [other Party][Sponsor] ________ (____) at least days before the Event.

  1. (Optional) [OTHER.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________]

 

 

 

[SIGNATURE PAGE FOLLOWS]

 

By signing below, the Parties agree to comply with all of the requirements contained in this Exhibit A.

 

Dated: _______________________

 

SPONSOR [SPONSOR NAME]

By:                                                                         
Name:
[(if applicable) Title:]

ORGANIZER [ORGANIZER NAME]
By:                                                                             
Name:
[(if applicable) Title:]

 

 

 

 

(Optional)[EXHIBIT B

LIST OF SPONSOR’S COMPETITORS]

 

 

 

 

[List the Sponsor’s competitors here]

 

 

 

Quora – Are You On There?

Are you on Quora?

For those who don’t know, Quora is an online question and answer style platform.

If you are an entrepreneur this is an incredible opportunity for you to build credibility and drive traffic to your website.

Start by building out a full profile with links, details & more. Add a profile picture. Start answering questions.

You won’t get the results you are seeking if you just leave quick one sentence answers with no real value.

Take the time to craft a detailed answer. Not only will it be seen but Quora is one of the top results when you google questions. This gives you the opportunity to be on the first page in many different ways & keywords!

If done correctly you could start to see real tangible success from another platform.

If you haven’t check it out, get on it.

Pinterest – Are You On There?

When’s the last time you just went to a store and bought a big-ticket item without doing any online research?

If you’re anything like the 93 percent of Pinterest users who use the social media platform to plan purchases, you can’t really remember.

Pinterest is the number one shopping destination for millenials, which also makes it a go-to network for top social media influencers. As a leading driver of website traffic, an online shopping hub, and a powerful search engine, these influencers know that Pinterest is much more than a fun social network—it’s an unbeatable business tool.

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