Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Are You A Trendsetter?

Having an effective Internet presence is critical to your business growth. But, just building a website is not enough. At Upward Trend, we have a systematized strategy that has been proven effective, and we have just taken that to whole new levels with our Trend Setter Package. Give us a call today and find out how inexpensive your new Internet Marketing Department can be! We do 80% or more of the work for you! Our passion is not to build websites; it is helping you grow your business.

TO LEARN MORE, CALL TODAY:

Ryan Stone @ 707-480-0959 /or
Terry Minion @ 707-434-9967

Saturday, July 20, 2024

Our goal is very simple ...

Help you grow your business. Everything that we do is aimed at helping you grow your business, from our Internet tools and packages, to consulting services, to sales management. We didn’t get into this business to sell websites. We got into it from our business background to help people grow their business, and the Internet is such a valuable tool in helping to achieve that. And, we’ve done it inexpensive enough that any business can afford it–and thrive with it.

TO LEARN MORE, CALL TODAY:
Ryan Stone @ 707-480-0959 /or
Terry Minion @ 707-434-9967

Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Inside OpenAI, the Architect of ChatGPT, featuring Mira Murati | The Cir...


In this episode of The Circuit, Emily Chang visits OpenAI’s futuristic offices to meet with Mira Murati, the company’s Chief Technology Officer (who became CEO in November 2023 upon Sam Altman's departure). OpenAI is behind smash hits ChatGPT and Dall-E. Murati discusses both the bright future and potential risks of a world with widespread artificial intelligence. For perspective on the AI gold rush sweeping Silicon Valley, Chang meets with early OpenAI investor and LinkedIn Co-Founder Reid Hoffman for insight on OpenAI’s early days and where the VC money flows next.

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Ryan Stone @ 707-480-0959 /or
Terry Minion @ 707-434-9967

Sunday, July 14, 2024

Whats it Look Like?

Curious about what we do? Find some examples for our clients here.

TO LEARN MORE, CALL TODAY:
Ryan Stone @ 707-480-0959 /or
Terry Minion @ 707-434-9967

Thursday, July 11, 2024

More Than a Website

Having an effective Internet presence is critical to your business growth. But, just building a website is not enough. At Upward Trend, we have a systematized strategy that has been proven effective, and we have just taken that to whole new levels with our Trend Setter Package. Give us a call today and find out how inexpensive your new Internet Marketing Department can be! We do 80% or more of the work for you! Our passion is not to build websites; it is helping you grow your business.

Ryan Stone 
p: 707-480-0959
e: rstone@upwardtrend.org

Terry Minion
p: 707-434-9967
e: tminion@upwardtrend.org


Monday, July 8, 2024

Why All Brands Should Study Stanley Cup CEO Terence Reilly's Marketing M...


Every so often, product marketing creates such a frenzy it becomes its own cultural moment - think Adidas Stan Smiths, Old Spice and Pokémon Go. The Stanley Cup phenomenon definitely fits the bill and is a masterclass in the power of well timed marketing and brand hype. This case study centers on one man, Terence Reilly, who was also responsible for turning Crocs into must have footwear. In this video, Forbes spoke with a number of product marketing experts to dissect what made the Stanley Cup a must have.

TO LEARN MORE, CALL TODAY:
Ryan Stone @ 707-480-0959 /or
Terry Minion @ 707-434-9967

Thursday, July 4, 2024

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July!


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Ryan Stone @ 707-480-0959 /or
Terry Minion @ 707-434-9967

Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Get in Touch

TERRY MINION
Founder/Partner
p: 707-434-9967
e: tminion@upwardtrend.org
Internet Marketing | Blogs
Consulting | Sales Management

RYAN STONE
Partner
p: 707-480-0959
e: rstone@upwardtrend.org
Internet Marketing
Consulting | Sales Management

Saturday, June 29, 2024

Become a great strategic thinker | Ian Bremmer


Your mind is a software program. Here’s how to update it, explained by global political expert Ian Bremmer.

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Ryan Stone @ 707-480-0959 /or
Terry Minion @ 707-434-9967

Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Types of Businesses We Have Served

We serve an ever-widening arena of types of businesses. 
See the extensive list below:


Alternative Fuels Consortium
Alzheimer & Dementia Care
Archery Shop
Artistic Adventures Abroad
Author
Auto Body Shop
Auto Dealer
Auto Financing Group
Auto Repair Facility
Auto Salesperson
Automation & Control Technology
Baseball Training Center
Bathroom Remodeling
Bible College & Seminary
Bicycle Shop
Boat Racing, Design & Repairs
Book Publisher
Bookkeeping and Payroll
Bowling Alley
Business Consulting
Business District Group
Business Introductions
Business Networking Group
Business to Business Marketing
Business Ecosystem Strategists
Car & Truck Accessories
Carpet Cleaning
Cemetery Services
Chiropractor
College Educational Foundation
College Student
Commercial Truck Consulting
Commercial Truck Dealer
Concrete Cutting
Concrete Grinding
Consignment Shop
Construction Contractor
Consultant
Contractor Group Alliance
Country Retreat & Spa
County Fair/Event Center
Court Reporting Services
CPAP/Sleep Apnea Consultant
Cupcake & Dessert Bakery
Day Porter Services
Deceased Remembrance Site
Dentist
Designated Driver Wine Tour Service
Developmentally Disabled Non-Profit
Disadvantaged Youth Training
Doctor Training
Dog & Cat Teeth Cleaning
Drywall Tool Rentals
eBay Store
Education (Tutoring)
Electrical Industry Search Engine
Electric & Power Distribution
Electrician & Electrical Services
Elevator Repair and Service
Emergency Restoration Services
Employment Development Organization
Energy Management Consultant
Engineering
Event Marketing
Event Rentals
Event Staffing
Environmental Technologies
Eye Doctor and Surgeon
Face and Body Spa
Family and Children's Services
Family Law Association Foundation
Fencing Contractor
Fitness Center
Flooring Center
Florist and Gifts
Food Safety Education
Forklift Sales, Service & Rental
Funeral Services
Furniture Store
Gift Shop & Tobacconist
Glass Company
Government Reentry Services
Green Energy Contractors
Hair Salon
Headhunter
Health & Fitness
Health Products
Health & Welfare Support
Hearing Aid Services
Heating & A/C Contactor
Homeless Transition & Assistance
Home & Business Security
Home & Garden Show
Independent Insurance Agency
Independent Scentsy Business
Internet Technology (IT) Solutions
Janitorial Services
Just In Time Inventory Management
Karate Dojo
Kitchen Remodeling & Refinishing
Landscape Supply
Landscaping Contractor
Law Firm
Lean Manufacturing Consulting
Lending Services Consultant
Liquid & Vapor Leak Detection
Literary Agent
Litigation Support Services
Logistics Services
Mailing List Broker
Management Consultant
Manufacturing
Martial Arts Training
Massage Therapy
Meal Replacement
Medical Trauma Training
Metal Fabrication
Mobile Truck RepairMortgage Broker
Mortuary Services
Motorcycle Repair & Service
Multi-Level Marketing
Musical Artist
Music Bands
Music Instruction
Music Store & Teaching Academy
Multi-Level Marketing Business
Non-Profit Organizations
Nurse Training
Nutrition Store
Overhead Door Company
Overfill Prevention Systems
Paralegal Document Service
Painting Contractor
Patient Advocacy Consultants
Pest Control
Petrochemical Services
Philanthropic Organization
Physical Therapy Specialist
Plumbing Contractor
Pool Service
Powder Coating
Realtor
Real Estate Salesperson
Recreation Center
Regulatory Software Services
Rescue Mission
Restaurant (Bar & Grill)
Restaurant (Fast Food)
Restaurant (Fine Dining)
Restaurant (Italian)
Roofing Company
Sales Training Consultant
Search & Recruitment Services
Self-Storage Facility
Skin Care
Societal Reentry Services
Software Development
Solar Energy Sales
Solar Panel Cleaning & Maintenance
Spray Tan Mobile Service
Static Ground Monitoring
Statistical Information Systems
Stone & Tile Dealer
Tax & Accounting Services
Theatre For the Arts
Towing Services
Trauma Surgical Training
Travel Promotion
Tree Service
Truck Dealer
Truck Body Manufacturer
Truck Body Upfitter
Truck Clubs
Truck Rack Manufacturer
Truck Repair & Parts
Truck Transportation Center
Tutoring
T-Shirt & Apparel Design Co.
Vehicle Transporter
Veterinarian
Weight Loss For Teens
Wine & Liquor Store
Wine Tour Service
Winery
Writing, Editing & Author Services
Yogurt Shop
Youth Job & Life Skills Training

TO LEARN MORE, CALL TODAY:
Ryan Stone @ 707-480-0959 /or
Terry Minion @ 707-434-9967

Sunday, June 23, 2024

What Does the Trend Setter Package Include?

  • Professional Website
  • Blog & Regular Blog Posting
  • Limited Social Media Posting & Management
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Linkedin
  • Personalized Email Newsletter
  • Video & YouTube Channel
  • Marketing & Business Consulting


TO LEARN MORE, CALL TODAY:

Ryan Stone @ 707-480-0959 /or
Terry Minion @ 707-434-9967

Thursday, June 20, 2024

How to Get People to Listen to You | The Harvard Business Review Guide


Being heard at work has less to do with volume than strategy. And in the workplace, it'll have a huge impact on whether you’re seen as competent, get credit for the work you do, and are able to get your job done. Here are a bunch of practical tips to improve your chances of being heard at work without having to yell.

TO LEARN MORE, CALL TODAY:
Ryan Stone @ 707-480-0959 /or
Terry Minion @ 707-434-9967

Sunday, June 16, 2024

Friday, June 14, 2024

Trend Setter

Our Trend Setter Package is unique in that it offers even the smallest businesses the marketing power of a much larger business. We do this by combining all of our services into one low cost monthly package, which ensures your Internet properties are updated regularly every month.

Think of it this way; You open a business and want some customers. So, you put out a sign. Then, you want some more business. So, you put out a sign down the street, then two streets over, then out on the freeway, and pretty soon you have them all over town. People now know about you even if they have never been in your store or used your services.

This is exactly what we do for you via the Internet. Beginning with a website, we add a blog, a monthly (or more often for some businesses) email newsletter, social networking in Facebook, Twitter, Linked-in. Next we add a YouTube channel and video is included. We help you get found. Last is our own consulting to help you get the best of our services and more.

We do this in a systematic way, which allows us to keep the cost low. Now, virtually every business can afford to look like a much larger business.

Each business is different. Give us a call to talk about your specific business. We will let you know how little it takes to get started right away.

TO LEARN MORE, CALL TODAY:

Ryan Stone @ 707-480-0959 /or
Terry Minion @ 707-434-9967


Tuesday, June 11, 2024

A Plan Is Not a Strategy


A comprehensive plan—with goals, initiatives, and budgets–is comforting. But starting with a plan is a terrible way to make strategy. Roger Martin, former dean of the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto and one of the world’s leading thinkers on strategy, says developing strategy means going outside an organization’s comfort zone and escaping the common traps of strategic planning.

TO LEARN MORE, CALL TODAY:
Ryan Stone @ 707-480-0959 /or
Terry Minion @ 707-434-9967

Saturday, June 8, 2024

Publications


Commercial Truck Success, The Book

Building or Rebuilding an Effective, Successful,
and Profitable Commercial Truck Operation
within a Retail Auto Dealership
First edition published Feb 2012.

2nd Edition (2016)

For more information about us and what we do, visit our website.

Ryan Stone 
p: 707-480-0959
e: rstone@upwardtrend.org

Terry Minion
p: 707-434-9967
e: tminion@upwardtrend.org

Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Meet Us .. Hello, I'm Ryan.


Hello, I'm Ryan Stone, partner of Upward Trends.

RYAN STONE
Partner
p: 707-480-0959
e: rstone@upwardtrend.org
Internet Marketing
Consulting | Sales Management


Sunday, June 2, 2024

Use Strategic Thinking to Create the Life You Want


Seven questions can clarify what really matters to you and help you build your own life strategy, according to BCG’s Rainer Strack. 

TO LEARN MORE, CALL TODAY:
Ryan Stone @ 707-480-0959 /or
Terry Minion @ 707-434-9967

Thursday, May 30, 2024

Meet Us .. Hello, I'm Terry.

Hello, I'm Terry Minion, founder and partner of Upward Trends. 

TERRY MINION
Founder/Partner
p: 707-434-9967
e: tminion@upwardtrend.org
Internet Marketing | Blogs
Consulting | Sales Management

Website

Monday, May 27, 2024

Friday, May 24, 2024

It’s actually pretty easy to get ahead of 99% of people.


To be better than 99% of people, all you have to do is commit to three rules. It's actually a progression, so really, it's just one rule and it only takes five minutes a day. How much easier do you want it to be?

TO LEARN MORE, CALL TODAY:
Ryan Stone @ 707-480-0959 /or
Terry Minion @ 707-434-9967

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Our Team

There are currently six people on our team. Three bloggers, two graphic designers, and then Ryan and Terry. Because Ryan and Terry interact with clients and prospects, we are listed here. Everyone else enjoys their anonymity, but rest assured that there are people getting the work done in a timely and professional manner. All of these team members have been with us for quite some time, and Ryan and Terry appreciate that stability. Yes, absolutely! You will too!

Our goal is very simple: Help you grow your business. Everything that we do is aimed at helping you grow your business, from our Internet tools and packages, to consulting services, to sales management. We didn’t get into this business to sell websites. We got into it from our business background to help people grow their business, and the Internet is such a valuable tool in helping to achieve that. And, we’ve done it inexpensive enough that any business can afford it–and thrive with it.

Being effective on the Internet is much more than just having a website, so we help you by not only having an effective website, but put signs all over the Internet directing people to your business enterprises. We do this through the use of various Internet properties, all in concert toward growing your Internet presence and expanding your businesses influence and success.

It is our sales management experience that helps drive our focus on improving your bottom line. Between Terry and Ryan, we have over 50 years of sales and sales management experience in a variety of fields. This experience is invaluable in helping small businesses increase their marketing and sales effectiveness and profitability.

RYAN STONE 707-480-0959 /OR
TERRY MINION 707-434-9967

Saturday, May 18, 2024

What Do We Offer?

Our Trend Setter Package

Having an effective Internet presence is critical to your business growth. But, just building a website is not enough. At Upward Trend, we have a systematized strategy that has been proven effective, and we have just taken that to whole new levels with our Trend Setter Package. Give us a call today and find out how inexpensive your new Internet Marketing Department can be! We do 80% or more of the work for you! Our passion is not to build websites; it is helping you grow your business.

RYAN STONE 707-480-0959 /OR
TERRY MINION 707-434-9967

Visit our website to learn more about us and what we can do for your business.

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

TEDxOrangeCoast - Daniel Amen - Change Your Brain, Change Your Life


Change your Brain, Change your Life. Revelations  based on studying 63,000 brain images across 90 countries over 20 years. How Brain imaging can change paradigms and our understanding of healthy life, no matter where we live.

Physician, psychiatrist, and teacher, Daniel Amen, MD, is one of the world's foremost experts on applying brain imaging science to clinical psychiatric practice. He is widely regarded as a gifted teacher, taking complex brain science concepts to make them easily accessible to other professionals and the general public. 
Daniel is the author of 42 professional articles and 28 books, including four New York Times bestsellers. He is the producer and star of five highly popular shows about the brain, which have raised more than 34 million dollars for public television. 

Daniel is the medical director of Amen Clinics, Inc., that has the world's largest database of functional brain scans totaling more than 64,000. The clinics have seen patients from 90 countries.

TO LEARN MORE, CALL TODAY:
Ryan Stone @ 707-480-0959 /or
Terry Minion @ 707-434-9967

Sunday, May 12, 2024

Happy Mother's Day!


Happy Mother's Day from us to YOU!

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Ryan Stone @ 707-480-0959 /or
Terry Minion @ 707-434-9967



Thursday, May 9, 2024

CONFUSED ABOUT HOW YOUR BUSINESS CAN…


Use Internet? Website? Blog?
E-Commerce? Social Networking?
YouTube/Videos?
HTML Newsletters?
“What Is This Stuff?"
“Who Has The Time To Deal With It?"
“What’s In It For Me?"
Too Expensive?

RELAX. . .
We Make It So Easy! And So Affordable!


Contact Us
RYAN STONE 707-480-0959 /OR
TERRY MINION 707-434-9967

Monday, May 6, 2024

Robert Kiyosaki shares his genius business mind.


We often relate business with profits and losses, when it could be nothing more than a balance. Listen to Robert Kiyosaki, an author, and a great businessman, enlighten you regarding the same.

TO LEARN MORE, CALL TODAY:
Ryan Stone @ 707-480-0959 /or
Terry Minion @ 707-434-9967

Saturday, April 27, 2024

How to Achieve Your Most Ambitious Goals | Stephen Duneier | TEDxTucson


How you define Stephen Duneier depends on how you came to know him. Some define him as an expert institutional investor, while others know him as a large scale installation artist, avid outdoorsman, professor, decision strategist, coach, business leader, mindfulness extremist, author, speaker, daredevil or Guinness world record holder. In his talk, Stephen explains that what truly defines him aren't titles, but an approach to decision making that transformed him from someone who struggled with simple tasks to a guy who is continuously achieving even his most ambitious dreams.

TO LEARN MORE, CALL TODAY:
Ryan Stone @ 707-480-0959 /or
Terry Minion @ 707-434-9967

Thursday, April 18, 2024

Think Fast, Talk Smart: Communication Techniques


Matt Abrahams is a lecturer of strategic communication at Stanford GSB and the host of the award-winning podcast "Think Fast, Talk Smart," a show with research-backed techniques becoming a more confident communicator. 

Communication is critical to success in business and in life. Concerned about an upcoming interview? Anxious about speaking up during a meeting? In this talk, and through the podcast, you will learn techniques that will help you speak with greater confidence and clarity.

TO LEARN MORE, CALL TODAY:
Ryan Stone @ 707-480-0959 /or
Terry Minion @ 707-434-9967

Friday, April 12, 2024

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

What is a website?


A website can be defined as a combination of web pages that are publicly accessible over the internet using a web browser. The major components of a website include the web host, website address, homepage, design, content, and navigation structure. The web host is the location where the website is physically located, while the address of the website is the URL of the website, which is necessary to open a website.

TO LEARN MORE, CALL TODAY:
Ryan Stone @ 707-480-0959 /or
Terry Minion @ 707-434-9967

Sunday, March 31, 2024

Happy Easter


Happy Easter To You.

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Terry Minion @ 707-434-9967



Friday, March 22, 2024

How Brands Can Use Framing To Influence Customers (Psychology Of Marketing)


How brands can use framing to influence customers (psychology of marketing). The Framing Principle highlights the role that context or perspective plays into shaping our perceptions and decision. Often, the framing principle is incorporated in marketing by emphasizing positive results over negative results, or emphasizing losses compared to gains. For example, we’re more likely to be compelled by a company that states that their product works 90% of the time compared to a company that reports that their product fails 10% of the time. 

TO LEARN MORE, CALL TODAY:
Ryan Stone @ 707-480-0959 /or
Terry Minion @ 707-434-9967

Saturday, February 24, 2024

How to be a creative thinker | Carnegie Mellon University Po-Shen Loh


Have you ever wondered whether you lack creativity? Po-Shen Loh, a social entrepreneur, illuminates issues within the education system while instructing tens of thousands of diverse students. Serving as a U.S. Math Olympiad coach and professor at Carnegie Mellon University, he endeavors to tackle these problems. He has developed a captivating educational system, reminiscent of Twitch game streaming. Explore the significant challenges and their solutions in the video.

TO LEARN MORE, CALL TODAY:
Ryan Stone @ 707-480-0959 /or
Terry Minion @ 707-434-9967

Sunday, February 18, 2024

Why Companies Are 'Debranding'


In recent years, some of the world’s biggest companies have discarded depth and detail to “debrand”. But what prompted this landslide of logo debranding? Bloomberg Opinion's Ben Schott breaks down this trending direction of brand identity.

TO LEARN MORE, CALL TODAY:
Ryan Stone @ 707-480-0959 /or
Terry Minion @ 707-434-9967

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Happy Valentines Day!


Happy Valentines Day!

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Ryan Stone @ 707-480-0959 /or
Terry Minion @ 707-434-9967



Friday, February 9, 2024

Tuesday, February 6, 2024

The 3 Rules of Good Logo Design


How do you design a good logo? What makes a logo great? How do you create a good logo? What are the rules and design principles behind logo design?

In this video, Sagi Haviv tells us his 3 tips for what makes a good logo:

1. Appropriate – logos should be appropriate in it's feeling.
2. Distinctive & Memorable – It has to be unusual enough to persist in our mind. It should pass the "doodle test."
3. Simple – It needs to be able to be produced in every pixel size.

When you strike the balance of these 3 things, you have a good logo.

TO LEARN MORE, CALL TODAY:
Ryan Stone @ 707-480-0959 /or
Terry Minion @ 707-434-9967

Saturday, February 3, 2024

Sunday, January 28, 2024

How to make smart decisions more easily


Explore the psychology of decision fatigue, what kinds of choices lead us to this state and what we can do to fight it.

RYAN STONE 707-480-0959 /OR
TERRY MINION 707-434-9967

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Friday, January 19, 2024

How to Get Good at Small Talk, and Even Enjoy It


Even if you don’t think you’re a natural (or you hate it), anyone can become proficient at this important art using the right tactics and behaviors.

RYAN STONE 707-480-0959 /OR
TERRY MINION 707-434-9967

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Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Social media addiction - how it changes your brain | Luke Burgis | Big T...


Social media addiction - how it changes your brain, with Luke Burgis

RYAN STONE 707-480-0959 /OR
TERRY MINION 707-434-9967

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Monday, January 1, 2024

Happy New Year


RYAN STONE 707-480-0959 /OR
TERRY MINION 707-434-9967

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