Ramon S. Gil

Life & Entrepreneurship



Oh No! Networking!

Aside from helping clients with their marketing needs at Media Hounds, I also teach design at SUNY | Fashion Insitute of Technology. I like to give my students occasional career advice. One of the things I’ve noticed among the young… Continue Reading →


Sometimes, we just need a break. If you’ve been doing something for a long time, it’s easy to get exhausted, burned out or even disillusioned. A growing idea in business is taking sabbaticals. Sabbaticals are different from vacations in that… Continue Reading →

Life Lessons

Life Lessons from Steve Jobs, Deepak Chopra and Eddie Murphy (Yes, Eddie Murphy) I was at a children’s birthday party over the weekend, and a friend I only see once a year (at this birthday party) asked me “So why… Continue Reading →


What You Believe Matters. While we all think that our minds decide for us when and what we buy, it is often our heart that makes the real decision. We are emotional creatures and we all have principles and beliefs… Continue Reading →

Places to Work

Happy New Year everyone! It’s 2015, and being an entrepreneur is more fun than ever! One of the reasons for that is because of computers and the internet. Many of us work from our laptops often from home. But sometimes,… Continue Reading →


“In Okinawa, Honor Very Serious Business!” In case you’re wondering, that’s the line Mr. Miyagi gave Daniel in Karate Kid II when trying to explain why they were going to have to fight some bad dudes to the death. I… Continue Reading →


Can Charisma Be Learned? While exploring some of the forums on TED.com, I came across this question. It was intriguing because I felt that as an immigrant teen of 14, I took the opportunity to try to “curate” my personality… Continue Reading →


How to Market Your Business on Facebook This may be a heretical thing to say but I don’t believe Facebook marketing works. Okay, just so I don’t draw the ire of social media experts everywhere, I will qualify that statement…. Continue Reading →


OptionsWay way back in college, one of my design instructors asked us “Who has more power in a negotiation? The client or the vendor?” Most of us said “the client.” Then the instructor gave us the answer which has stayed… Continue Reading →

Do What You Love

As some of you may know, the family and I recently spent a month in the Philippines partly as vacation, but also partly to explore the possibility of opening up an operations office there or find new talent or at… Continue Reading →


The Holy Trinity of Sales Did you ever wish you could guarantee how much revenue was coming in to your business from one month to the other? Well, there are no guarantees in life and business but we can come… Continue Reading →

eMail Marketing

Better Click Rates for Your eBlasts It seems that nowadays, everyone who runs a business is sending out a regular e-newsletter or eBlast. But truth be told, how many of them do you actually read? Or turn it around, how… Continue Reading →


How About a Hug? In this day and age, it’s easy to get lost in our hyper-connected, ultra-technology filled lives. Once in a while, it may be a good idea to reconnect with folks the old-fashioned way…by cellular phone. I… Continue Reading →

Lead Your Clients

Though I usually have an unlimited Metrocard to use on the subways and buses, every once in a while when I’m having a really hectic day, I like to treat myself to a little TLC. In other words, I take… Continue Reading →


Do We Have Chemistry? They say business is all about relationships. Well it is. And the better your relationships, the better your business. If you’ve ever attended any of my workshops, you’ve no doubt heard me quote Jeffrey Gitomer saying… Continue Reading →


Wanna Start A Networking Group? There’s An App For That! A few years ago, I attended a seminar on networking and the speaker had emphasized the advantages of leading your own networking group. You get to control the agenda, set… Continue Reading →


Speak from the Heart The role and importance of honesty and sincerity in business. Back when the internet was new and online dating was hazardous to your health, I posted a personal ad on AOL. I had just moved to… Continue Reading →

Still No Website?

Another little post on the importance and advantages of having a website for your business and the obstacles that are involved in building one. I was at a marketing networking group recently and a surprising number of members likened themselves… Continue Reading →

Your Logo

Tips on Getting a Logo Designed for your Business This piece was originally published in the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce’s publication Business Matters Spring 08 issue. How much does it cost to get a logo designed? In 1971, Carolyn Davidson… Continue Reading →


Get More Sales by Reading the Glossies Ever go to a business networking event and ask yourself “Great, what am I going to talk about these people tonight?” Well here’s a little tip on how to become a better networker…. Continue Reading →

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