Building a business and growing your brand name can be difficult in the most prosperous of times, and even more of a daunting task in a down economy. Advertising and marketing budgets get squeezed, and getting your message out feels like an impossible challenge. However, with some simple, proven strategies, you can establish and take your business to new heights, transforming your Passion to Profits in far less time, and on a far smaller budget than you would imagine.

Are you a business professional looking to start a new business, or perhaps you want to expand upon your current business with some new networking strategies? Maybe you’re looking for some new ideas to express your concepts in a down economy? Join me for my next “Business Connect Event” at the Applecross Country Club in Downingtown on Wednesday, February 29th, from 6:00P-9:30P. I’ll share the strategies and tactics I used to take the concepts I was passionate about, transforming them into a fantastic new career, in spite of a down economy.

Learn how I wrote my book (with no writing experience), and within two years time – using powerful networking strategies – evolved my Brand Name into a Personal Finance Column, 35+ Consumer Reporting Segments with ABC, NBC, Fox News, The Live Well Network and others, a Motivational Speaker series, and now, my own Radio Talk Show on Philadelphia’s 1180AM WFYL, to a listening area of 3,500,000 each week – soon to be syndicated nationwide. Are any of these career steps of interest to you? Please join me at this lecture to learn more.

Have you always thought about writing a book about a your unique hobby, talent or pursuit, but you weren’t sure where to start? To publish or not to publish? Perhaps you would like to transform your thoughts and expertise into a regular Column for a newspaper or magazine? I’ll tell you the steps I took – and how it evolved into the opportunity to write for one of the finest publications around – The Daily Local News.

Perhaps you’re interested in getting your business some massive exposure by way of television. If you’re watching news clips and talk shows and think “My business and ideas are more interesting than THAT!”, learn how I managed – with no broadcasting experience – to get more than thirty segments on local and nationwide media outlets, translating into excellent brand name recognition and business growth.

Folks, the bottom line here is, if I can do it, so can you. If you have a passion or expertise that you want to transform into a new (or build your current) business, and you have only a shoestring budget to work with, please join me at Applecross Country Club in Downingtown on Wednesday, February 29th from 6:00P-9:30P for a fantastic dinner and informative lecture on how I made it happen. Tips, techniques, recommended websites and more (with just a touch of humor around the edges!), and of course, plenty of time for questions from the crowd. $25 per person for dinner. To register for the Event, or for more information, contact Mary McCorry at 484-692-1010 x5, or via email at See you there!

Kristen Hagopian is a Radio Talk Show Host, Columnist, Consumer Reporter, Motivational Speaker and Author of “Brilliant Frugal Living”. Her Radio Talk Show airs Tuesdays and Saturdays at 11AM on Philadelphia’s 1180AM WFYL. You can find her online at