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Business, Title Insurance New York

Business Links of Interest for Christmas Week 2014!

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With Christmas a mere two days away and 2014 coming up fast, one or more of these articles will hopefully prove helpful as we plan our business strategies for the New Year!

Attract more real estate clients by eliminating tolerations, practicing extreme self-care – Read more about toleration avoidance or those little distractions that sometimes distract us from the greater task at hand!

Get it Done: 35 Habits of the Most Productive People (Infographic) – Because who amongst us doesn’t want to be more productive?

Nation’s Law Schools See Lowest Enrollment Since 1975 – Less than 40,000 for the first time in over 40 years!

Which charity? – If your business is considering becoming involved with a specific charitable cause in 2014, these are some insights that may help.

For questions about title insurance or to compare the title bill for your New York residential or commercial real estate purchase or refinance please visit Hallmark Abstract Service at http://www.hallmarkabstractllc.com or send us an email at orders@hallmarkabstractllc.com.

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Business, Title Insurance New York

Business Links of Interest for Monday, December 9, 2013!

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For many of us the phrase ‘So much to do and so little time’ rings very true!

And, as a result, we don’t always get to read or learn about topics that may not be specific to our business today and yet are important just the same!

The links below are to articles that may be of interest.

What is Bitcoin? (3-minute video)

Who is this marketing for?

Tips for becoming a market leader

7 Ways to Get Bloggers Buzzing About Your Brand

The 4 Silent Killers of Your Business

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Long Island Fight for Charity, Title Insurance New York

Video of Michael Haltman in the 2013 Long Island Fight for Charity

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On Monday, November 25 Hallmark Abstract President Michael Haltman faced-off in the boxing ring in support of the three charities helped by the Long Island Fight for Charity!

Although at times it appeared that his opponent was more interested in wrestling than boxing, the event was an unbelievable success drawing over 1,200 fans and raising over $300,000, both records.

In addition Michael exceeded his fundraising goal as well with a final total in excess of $16,000 and is already looking forward to next year!

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real estate, Title Insurance New York

If buying real estate was a board game, here are the rules!

2013 Top 10 US housing markets

The process of buying a residential or commercial property can be daunting!

And, in the same way that we have to learn a great many things in life, wouldn’t it be helpful to have the steps we need to take when preparing to buy our dream home or income producing property right in front of us when planning our next move?

In the form of a board game, here are the steps courtesy of Pat Griesmeyer from Coldwell Banker. (If anyone would like a hardcopy of the original faxed to them simply request it at orders@hallmarkabstractllc.com)

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Title Insurance New York

Are you selling a residential or commercial property in New York?

That means you will likely be in the market to buy a new one!

Unless you are selling your residential or commercial property in order to pul-up stakes and move to a completely new location, chances are good that you will simultaneously be looking to purchase another piece of real estate.

Hallmark Abstract Service would like you to know that we can save you money on the closing costs for your purchase transaction and that you do have the right to choose the provider of your title insurance.

Give us a call or send us an email to learn how to save money while protecting your purchase with the Chicago Title Insurance Company.

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Title Insurance New York

Long Island Fight for Charity is almost here!

FFC Fighter Announcement

As readers of The Hallmark Abstract Sentinel may already be aware Hallmark Abstract President Michael Haltman is going to be fighting in the 10th Anniversary Long Island Fight for Charity!

Whether you can attend on November 25, 2013 at the Long Island Hilton in Melville, Long Island or simply make a donation, the winners will be the three great charities who benefit from the money that is being raised!

To learn more about the Long Island Fight for Charity visit the website here and to donate or purchase tickets use the order form here.

LIFFC what are punches worth?

LIFFC DEAR FRIENDS

LIFFC Benefiting Charities

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Long Island Fight for Charity

Are you ready for some Long Island, New York boxing?

MIchael Haltman,Hallmark Abstract Service,title insurance New York

In the 10th Anniversary Edition of the Long Island Fight for Charity of course!

What had once been a long way off is now mere weeks away as Hallmark Abstract Service President Mike ‘The Closer’ Haltman is training to get into the ring for charity.

The event will take place on November 25, 2013 at the Long Island Hilton in Melville, New York!

Fight Night!

The night of November 25th will begin with a buffet dinner catered by some of the top restaurants on Long Island, followed by 12 bouts between Long Island businessmen and women who have trained hard for the fight but, more importantly, who have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for charity!

Heading into the Thanksgiving holiday the 2013 Edition of the Long island Fight for Charity is one of the years premier and most anticipated events on Long Island and you don’t want to wait for the last minute only to find out that the tickets are no longer available.

Tale of the Tape!

These are the descriptions of the 2013 Fight for Charity benefiting charities and, in addition, for every dollar that Michael Haltman raises above $10,000 the Pat Covelli Foundation will receive 50%.

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Read more about the Long Island Fight for Charity here!

Buy tickets to the event or make a donation here!

If you have questions about any aspect of the Long Island Fight for Charity you can ask Michael directly either by email here, mhaltman@hallmarkabstractllc.com or by phone at 516.741.4723!

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Business, Business management

Business and management thoughts from Richard Branson!

Few entrepreneurs have enjoyed the overwhelming success of Richard Branson, making the opportunity to learn from his ideas, thoughts and experiences incredibly valuable!

Whatever line of work we are engaged in, whether it’s running a law practice, a title insurance firm or an ice cream stand, there are certain fundamental business principles that should be driving and guiding us all.

That said, given the career of Richard Branson that has been highlighted by both overwhelming success and by the diversity of his businesses, his thoughts are at the very least worth listening to.

These are some tips concerning business in general from the serial entrepreneur.

1) Guidelines for business 101!

Regardless of any changes in the way that business today is conducted sparked in large part by quickly and ever changing technological advances, there are five fundamental guidelines that Branson adheres to:

1. If you don’t enjoy it, don’t do it. You must love what you do.
2. Be innovative: Create something different that will stand out.
3. Your employees are your best asset. Happy employees make for happy customers.
4. Lead by listening: Get feedback from your staff and customers on a regular basis.
5. Be visible: Market the company and its offers by putting yourself or a senior person in front of the cameras. (Source)

2) Importance of networking early and often!

‘…To get started, attend industry events and meet key players; join regional business associations and start learning about local market conditions. Also remember that you can meet potential mentors at schools, clubs and business groups. Someday, when you get stuck or when something goes wrong, these contacts will be the people you’ll turn to for help. (Finding investors is a step that follows: People buy from people, so if you’re limited in terms of who you can access, talk to and sell to, well, you probably won’t get very far.)…’ Read the entire article here.

3) Tips for growing a small business!

First, know your mission. At Virgin this was often about shaking up the established markets and providing something of great value and service. In Innocent’s case it was about creating great juices to help people lead healthier lives – and doing this in a fun way.

Second, make sure you get the basic structure right. Know what you are going to do. Many times partners can provide the back office, the infrastructure or the raw materials. By building strong relationships with such suppliers, you are free to scale the operations without heavy calls on your capital.

Third, get the right team at the top. It’s hard to get this right first time. Many small businesses fail to grow because they don’t identify team members who can no longer keep up. It’s sometimes necessary to part company with senior managers who cannot develop the businesses, painful as that may be.

Fourth, a strong purpose and a sense of ethics give the company a solid foundation. In Innocent’s case the focus was on leaving the planet a little better than they found it. This simple but effective message resonates with both staff and customers, whether they number 10 or 500 people.

Fifth, no matter how big you are, details count. Just as I remain obsessive about traveling on our planes and visiting our businesses with my notebooks to chat with staff and check the little touches that make our experience unique, Richard Reed and his partners do the same. They regularly check everything from the lids on their bottles – which ask customers to “enjoy by” and not “use by” a certain date – to the carpets in their offices, which are a distinctive Astroturf.

Finally, listen to your customers and act on what you hear. I’ve always asked our staff for their views and now I track our social media channels to see how our business and brand are doing. Innocent makes a virtue of asking their customers for their views. They use the feedback to inform growth and keep them connected. Read the entire article here.

Michael Haltman, President
mhaltman@hallmarkabstractllc.com
516.741.4723
http://www.hallmarkabstractllc.com

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