Bob Moretti - Tips For Novice Hockey Goalkeepers


Bob Moretti has been working with high school and youth hockey players for more than a decade and is an experienced coach who is able to pass on his own experiences in the game to his players. Every position in a hockey team is important, but the goalkeeper often assumes a mantle of responsibility that offers a little more pressure than others. These pointers should help anybody who is new to the game and wants to improve as a goalie.

Tap The Posts

It is important that you understand where you are in relation to your goal at all times. Looking back constantly is not an option in a fast-paced game like hockey, as opposing players may well be on top of you in the time it takes you to turn your head. Instead, tap the posts with your glove and stick to figure out the position you should be taking.

Buy The Right Skates

A lot of beginners make the mistake of buying regular hockey skates and then playing in goal. While this shouldn’t be a problem if you are playing against other novices who haven’t developed strong shooting technique, it can become a major issue once you start dealing with slap shots. Trying to save a hard shot with the wrong skates on can lead to injuries.

Focus On Shots


Bob Moretti knows that goalkeeping in hockey is as much of a mental game as a physical one. If you let a goal in, quickly forget about it and focus on the next shot. Getting caught up in the goals you concede leads to a loss of focus.

Bob Moretti - The 3-on-3 Overtime

Bob Moretti is a lifelong hockey fan, player and overall enthusiast. He keeps up to date on all issues surrounding the sport, and his hometown has proximity to one of the most successful franchises in all of the National Hockey League, the Chicago Blackhawks. He is also highly involved with local youth leagues, where he helps young players develop through providing them with coaches and resources.

One of the most talked about issues going on in hockey this year is the implementation of the 3-on-3 overtime in the National Hockey League. What this means is that instead of having teams at full-force during overtime, each team will only select three players and a goalie to play. This isn’t the first time the NHL has limited the amount of players in overtime, but it is the first time it has been down to such a low number.

The results of this rule have so far been in its favor. Overtime rulings have been coming out faster, as have the number of shots taken and the overall shooting percentages. This has made overtimes much more exciting by clearing up the defensive battle and putting the focus on each team’s offensive attack and the strength of their goalies

Bob Moretti has been a hockey fan his whole life, and has enjoyed watching the sport evolve and progress.

Bob Moretti - Honor Society

Bob Moretti is a roofing specialist who lives and works in Elgin, Illinois. He attended Robert Morris College and maintained a 3.91 grade point average before earning an Associate Degree of Applied Science in Business Administration. From there he enrolled in the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University where he had a perfect 4.0 GPA and graduated in August 2005 with a degree in Management.

His outstanding grades earned him membership in the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society, which serves business programs accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Membership in Beta Gamma is considered the highest recognition that a business student can achieve. As Bob Moretti knows, the Society encourages and honors academic achievement in the study of business. Keeping a 4.0 grade point average is a rare achievement and Bob Moretti worked hard at ASU to earn what he really wanted it, and so it was his top priority.

To this day, Bob Moretti is constantly learning and his education has never stopped. He began taking classes at Lake Forest Graduate School in the fall of 2013, and is on schedule to graduate with a Master of Business Administration in early 2016. His MBA specialty is organizational behavior, and he says that he chose that area because he really wants to understand what makes a business tick. He says that he would eventually like to be a manager of an architectural sales team.

Bob Moretti - Hockey Coach

There's a saying in hockey that good players need great coaching. They also need talent, but they need a great coach to help them develop it so that they reach their full potential.

The most important quality for any coach is enthusiasm, because people respond to someone who is passionate about what they are doing. Knowledge of the game is important too, of course, as is the ability to demonstrate different techniques. Organizational skills are also a must. Beyond that there are other traits that are going to serve a hockey coach very well.

Players and coaches always want to win their games, of course. But for a coach, winning should never be at the expense of developing the skills of young players. Success should not be measured by how many trophies are on the mantel at home, but by the attitudes of the players on the team, and how each one is improving on the ice.

Coaches need to take the time to get to know their players on and off the ice. Coaches who listen to their guys, and understand them, are going to have responsive players who are out their giving it their best in each and every game. The coach also needs to have great passion and excitement for the game. Passion and excitement are infectious, and if the coach has it then the rest of the team will pick up on it and channel it into their playing.

Bob Moretti is an architectural specialist who grew up playing hockey. He played hockey on the Robert Morris College Gold team, and spent ten years as a Youth Hockey coach. He is a Level 4 certified high school hockey and youth coach, and the President of Next Goal Wins, Ltd., a hockey coaching service.

The Post War Years

The single most important event in modern American history is World War II. This is the great conflict from which the United States emerged as a might economic and military power, effectively ended the Great Depression, created full employment, and for the first time in many years increased the real income for the vast majority of American workers.

After the United States entered World War II after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, it made all the difference to the Allied cause. And the postwar years transformed America on many fronts: politically, socially and culturally. All young American men and women, even those not directly involved in military service, were affected by World War II and the sacrifices it requires of everyone, from the front lines to the home front. At home there was food rationing and collecting scrap, and buying war bonds. And on the front lines themselves, the sacrifices were of a far more personal scale. Journalist Tom Brokaw was right on the money when he labeled the Americans who came of age during World War II "the greatest generation."

But the euphoria that came with the end of the war did not last. The United States saw the end of World War II, but in the 1950s saw the emergency of the Cold War, and the doctrine that insisted that Communism must be stopped on all fronts. No single foreign policy issue was more important to the country for the next half a century; it lasted until the fall of the Soviet Union.

Bob Moretti is a roofing specialist who enjoys watching television programs and movies about World War II and the post war years.

Hockey is a Great Sport

Hockey is a sport that is loved by many different people of many different walks of life. The sport that it is today was mostly developed in Montreal Canada. Architectural expert, Bob Moretti has played hockey for most of his life and has a tremendous love for the game. He is a ten year veteran of coaching at the high school and youth levels, provides goalie coaching through his Next Goal Wins service, led his midget team to a national hockey championship in 1999, and was named the Metro West Coach of the Year for the 2009-2010 season.

"Hockey is a great game, and all kids who want to play should deserve the opportunity to try," he says. He says that in his experience, too many youth hockey coaches have taken the fun out of it by stressing out their young players and emphasizing winning over the enjoyment of the game. Hockey should always be about having a great time, Bob Moretti believes. All of his players have a competitive drive and the desire to win, but he believes that winning or losing is something that should take care of itself.

In his own life, Bob Moretti knows that playing and coaching hockey has exposed him to a wide variety of people and experience, and a lot of his has influenced him for the better and made him the man that he is today. And that is the real value of hockey, and perhaps the greatest thing about it.

Bob Moretti would much rather have players that are always trying their best within the context of a team. The important thing is the experience of hockey and everything that goes with it. For those teams that get to travel, there is the excitement of being on the road, many of them for the first time in their lives. It can and should be a huge adventure for his young players and Bob Moretti tries to make the experience an unforgettable one.

The Benefits of Philanthropy

Doing good deeds can be very beneficial for both the person who is receiving the good deed and the person who is giving the good deed. Studies have shown that doing good deeds and being philanthropic can have some health benefits like a longer lifespan, greater happiness, better pain management and even lower blood pressure. Bob Moretti also understands the benefits of doing good deeds. He is a roofing specialist for a roofing and building company but besides his career, he also enjoys giving back as much as possible. Helping those in need is something he feels is important.

Bob Moretti is known as a hard working professional who is completely dedicated to his work, his family, and to his studies. He is a graduate of Arizona State University and is currently working toward his MBA at Lake Forest Graduate School.
Though he is a very busy person he does still make sure to find time to help those in need. He has given homeless food on multiple occasions and even helped a woman who was stranded by buying her ticket for the train.

Bob Moretti has worked at Tremco Roofing and Building Maintenance since the summer of 2011. He says that his main goal at work is to be a reliable and trustworthy source of information for commercial roofing products. Doing good deeds for other people can make a big difference for that person. Some people would argue that selflessly doing things for other people is one of the secrets to leading a happy life. Something as small as making a stranger smile can make a difference in one's personal happiness. Bob Moretti strives to do this as much as possible.

Bob Moretti - A Great Game

Bob Moretti has played hockey for most of his life, and has a tremendous love for the game. He is a ten year veteran of coaching at the high school and youth levels, provides goalie coaching through his Next Goal Wins service, led his midget team to a national hockey championship in 1999, and was named the Metro West Coach of the Year for the 2009-2010 season.

"Hockey is a great game, and all kids who want to play should deserve the opportunity to try," he says. He says that in his experience, too many youth hockey coaches have taken the fun out of it by stressing out their young players and emphasizing winning over enjoyment of the game. Hockey should always be about having a great time, Bob Moretti believes. All of his players have a competitive drive and the desire to win, but he believes that winning or losing is something that should take care of itself.

Bob Moretti would much rather have players that are always trying their best within the context of a team. The important thing is the experience of hockey and everything that goes with it: for those teams that get to travel, there is the excitement of being on the road, many of them for the first time in their lives; it can and should be a huge adventure for his young players.

In his own life, Bob Moretti knows that playing and coaching hockey has exposed him to a wide variety of people and experience, and a lot of his has influenced him for the better and made him the man that he is today. And that is the real value of hockey, and perhaps the greatest thing about it.

Bob Moretti - Perfect GPA

Bob Moretti is currently holding down a fulltime job as an architectural specialist, and working toward his Master of Business Administration at Lake Forest Graduate School.

He committed himself to graduating from Arizona State University with a 4.0 grade point average, and managed to achieve that goal. There were sacrifices along the way: he gave up playing hockey for a while so he would have more time to devote to his classes. But it paid off when he kept up the 4.0 GPA and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Management in August of 2005.

Bob Moretti enrolled in ASU after two years at the Robert Morris College in Naperville, Illinois. He did play hockey there, but he doesn't necessarily attribute his grades to being on the team. His GPA at Morris dipped to an only slightly less than perfect 3.91. Maybe a little less time on the ice and more in the library would make the difference. "I decided not to play hockey at ASU and instead focus on my studies, as my goal was to graduate with a 4.0 average, which I did!" he recalls.

As he knows, students' grade point averages are often the basis for which they are judged; certainly, they are during their academic career. Employers sometimes make decisions based on the GPA, too, so graduating with a 4.0 was an important achievement for Bob Moretti. Studies have shown that college graduates on average earn more than do those who only have a high school diploma, and those with high-grade point averages do even better.

Bob Moretti - Hockey Penalties

In all conventional sports, there are lists of things that a player can or cannot do while in play. In a full-contact sport like ice hockey, there are even more rules in order to prevent serious injuries and keep the focus on scoring goals rather than simply pulverizing the opponent. Penalties are a regular part of the sport, and the penalty box will often be occupied more than once throughout a hockey game. Below are descriptions of the types of penalties designated by officials and the prices that are paid for each one.

Stick Penalties

There are many penalties that can occur with how the players use their sticks. Slashing, tripping, hooking and spearing are all common types of penalties involving the stick. Cross-checking, when a player puts but hands on the stick and uses it to shove another player, is also a common occurrence. Striking an opponent with your stick above the shoulder is a high-stick, and is cause for two-to-four minutes in the penalty box, depending on the severity of the blow.

Hitting Penalties

In such a physical sport as hockey, body-to-body contact is inevitable and usually legal; however there are some rules to regulate how players hit each other. Boarding, holding, charging and elbowing are some of the ways that bodily hits can lead to a penalty.

Unsportsmanlike Conduct/Fighting

Recognized by a malicious act towards another player, or even crowd members or referees, engaging in unsportsmanlike conduct or a fight is an express ticket to the penalty box, and could potentially result in the instigators being ejected from the game. Minor forms of these penalties are roughing and misconduct, which can also land you in the penalty box.

With Bob Moretti’s extensive experience in coaching, he has seen all of these penalties take place regularly.

Bob Moretti - Why Pull the Goalie?

As someone who has provided sound leadership for multiple hockey programs, Bob Moretti knows the art of coaching hockey very well. His experience has filled him with ample knowledge of how the game works, and how some of the sport’s most legendary coaches have leveraged their knowledge to significant gain on the ice. When it comes to pulling the goalie, there are many things that need to be taken into consideration to ensure that your timing and execution is on point, because a split-second decision can save or ruin your chances of winning. Below are some of the things that coaches think about when they make the decision to pull the goalie.

Risk vs. Necessity
Pulling the goalie allows you to put another payer on your offensive attack, which is great for earning a quick point but can also be very risky, as t leaves an open goal that the opposing team could shoot on at any moment. That is why some coaches will wait longer than others when it comes to pulling the goalie, because the advantage it offers also comes with a heavy disadvantage, especially if the opposing team has some skilled shooters.

Timing

When pulling your goalie, choosing the best time to do so can make all of the difference. In general, you don’t want to pull the goalie while your team is on defense, because that is when a player of the opposite team is most likely to shoot. Wait until your team has secured the puck and is making strides towards the opposite goal. This gives the goalie time to get off the ice, and the replacing player to get into position.

Coordination

When pulling the goalie, it is also helpful to make your teammates aware of the vulnerability so they can make an extra effort to protect the net immediately.

Bob Moretti thinks that when a goalie gets pulled, the most exciting part of the game is about to happen.

Bob Moretti - What Makes Hockey Unique

As the President of Next Goal Wins Hockey Coaching, Bob Moretti has helped establish strong leadership in hockey programs in Northern Illinois. A lifelong enthusiast for the sport, Moretti is deeply knowledgeable of the fundamentals of hockey and the basic skills that need to be built in order to create effective teams that work together on the ice. For the first-time spectator, there is a whole different set of lessons to teach just so watching the game live can be far more enjoyable. Below are some of the things that every spectator should know about ice hockey.

Game Time

Hockey is unique in the sense that it’s time setup is unlike any other sport. There are three time periods per game, which are unlike the two halves or four quarters models that many conventional sports follow. In the National Hockey League, each period is twenty minutes; however since hockey is a sport that is enjoyed on an international scale at many different playing levels, some leagues may reflect different time regulations.

Overtime

Overtime is when both teams have the same score at the end of regulation. Overtime is also an area that is managed on a non-universal basis and can vary by league; however it is usually settled by one of three ways: sudden death, a shootout, or both. “Sudden Death” means overtime play that ends as soon as one a player scores a goal, resulting in a win for that team.

Fighting

Fighting happens in many full-contact sports, however in hockey, it is something that can be embraced in a very liberal fashion. In most sports (except martial arts), fights are broken up right away and players are penalized or even ejected. In hockey, the fights last longer and the penalties are much less severe, usually resulting in a few minutes in the penalty box.

Bob Moretti loves the game of hockey.

Bob Moretti - The Focuses of Hockey Practice

Bob Moretti is the President of Next Goal Wins, a hockey coaching organization that has helped fuel the success of hockey teams in Northern Illinois. Ice hockey is a tough sport that requires the players be fast and agile skaters. They must also be accurate with their sticks and strong enough to hold their ground against a charging opponent. In order to run a successful hockey program, there must be training exercises implemented at practice that revolve around building these three essential skills. Below are some tips as to how you can create effective drills in these areas.

Skating Ability

With the ice under you at all times in the hockey rink, you must be not only as good on skates as you would be on feet, but better. Speed, agility and endurance are most essential here, and you should have drills that focus on those areas. Setting up cone drills and working to improve lap times are two efficient ways of building the first two aforementioned abilities, while repetition will help fulfill the endurance goal.

Stick Accuracy

In order to move the puck down the ice and into the back of the opponent’s goal, players must be skilled passers and shooters. By forming drills that force your players to test and build their accuracy, in both still and moving fashions, you make them versatile shooters and passers that can make quick and accurate stick motions to get the puck traveling in the right direction.

Strength Training

In a full-contact sport like hockey, strength and weight training is crucial because muscles and strength are what will protect your players when they need it most. In order to block checks and stay on your feet, you must have the necessary strength to ward off your opponents.

Bob Moretti knows how to lead hockey players to success.

Bob Moretti - Things to Consider When Installing a Roofing System

Bob Moretti is a professional architectural representative with 8 years experience as architectural representative for masonry and roofing. He is a CDT and CSI-accredited expert in roofing design and construction; and he knows that there are a number of things that one should consider when looking into installing a new roofing system for their building. Below is a brief description of some of those crucial factors.

Climate

The climate of your area will ultimately direct what type of roofing system will last the longest for your building. Owners of buildings in areas of high precipitation should be especially concerned with managing all the water discharge through gutter systems, vegetative roofing systems and more. The temperature of the area surrounding the building is another concern, as heat and insulation are factors to be considered.

Utility Costs

When you invest in a roofing system, you are making a financial commitment to more than simply keeping a ceiling over your head. Your heating and air conditioning systems will be much more cost-efficient if you have a proper roofing system in place, which will help you save money in the long run through lower utility costs.

These are just a few of the things the Bob Moretti and his team at Tremco Roofing & Building Maintenance suggest when looking to invest in a new roofing system.

Bob Moretti - Reasons Why Education Is Important

Bob Moretti has always understood that a good education is of the utmost importance, which is why he dedicated himself to graduating from college Summa Cum Laude and is currently studying for his Master’s in Business Administration. All of the below are key reasons for why you should focus on taking full advantage of your educational opportunities.

Career Opportunities

The key reason for why education is important is that those who focus on this aspect of their personal development are offered more diversity in terms of career opportunities and are also well-positioned to ascend the ranks once they have started work. A good education usually leads to a higher salary and a more satisfying career.

Understanding Other Cultures

Educated people are usually able to absorb more of the world around them, developing an understanding for other cultures in the process. This serves to make them more well-rounded people and can also offer a number of advantages in their professional lives, such as the ability to further connections with international clients through understanding of their customs.

Social Life

A good education makes people better able to participate in a range of conversational subjects, which in turn can have positive benefits for their social lives. Being able to engage in conversation with as many people as possible is important for those who value friends.

Independence

Bob Moretti has placed so much focus on his education because he wants to have the ability to choose what he wants to do in life. Education brings with it a sense of self-worth, accomplishment and confidence that all allow people to live independently.

Bob Moretti - Getting Over Public Speaking Anxiety

Though he now has plenty of experience delivering educational seminars to his fellow professionals, Bob Moretti still remembers just how nerve-wracking it was to step out in front of others to speak for the first time. Many who are new to the world of public speaking suffer from anxiety, so try to keep the following in mind to make the experience go smoothly.

Practice In Front Of People

Before you give your speech for real, spend a little bit of time practicing in front of friends and family. Not only will this get you more acclimatized to speaking in front of people, but it will also allow you to work out kinks in the presentation before you deliver it. You may also find you receive some great advice in the process.

Take a Deep Breath

New public speakers are often in such a rush to get the ordeal over with that they practically charge to the stage and rocket through what they have to say. Instead of doing this, taking a moment to absorb your surroundings and breathe a big breath. This will relax your heart rate and allow you to tackle the speech at your own pace.

Don’t Worry About Mistakes

Even experienced public speakers like Bob Moretti will occasionally flub their lines. This happens to the best speakers and is nothing to worry yourself about. You can either move on like nothing ever happened or acknowledge the slip with a little bit of humor to keep your audience engaged. Just don’t focus on it else you may start making even more blunders.

Bob Moretti - Long Distance Running Tips For Beginners

Bob Moretti is an experienced long distance runner, having completed a number of five and eight kilometer races, in addition to completing a half-marathon in less than two hours. The sport is attractive to people for a number of reasons, but it is important that those who have never run over a long distance before are properly prepared before they take on the challenge.

Get The Right Gear

Comfort is going to play a major part in how well you do during a longer run and you will soon find that poor running shoes and bad clothing can have a major effect on your performance. Make sure that you spend your money on quality gear, including a running top that wicks away sweat and comfortable running shoes, rather than going for cheaper options.

Don’t Compare Yourself to Others

Unless you are running a race there is no reason to worry about other runners. As a beginner, this should not be an issue for you and trying to emulate other runners is dangerous as you have no idea about their experience or fitness levels. Instead, focus on your own goals and note your improvements over time.

Start Smaller

Bob Moretti built his running strength up over time before he started competing in long distance races. It is important that you do the same, becoming comfortable with shorter runs before taking on increasingly challenging distances. Long distance running is not something that you will be able to do well at instantly, so dedicate the appropriate amount of time to building yourself up.

Bob Moretti is a Level-4 Certified high school hockey coach. A key aspect of coaching any sports team, particularly those involving youth players, is proper communication. Unfortunately, this is an area where many people find that that they struggle, especially if they are new to the role. The following communication tips should prove useful to anybody who is looking to become a better coach.

Speak To Players Individually

You need to get to know a little bit about the players in your team before you can start providing them with effective coaching, so make sure you introduce yourself to new players and have them tell you a little bit about themselves. Establish personal bonds that will allow for trust to develop in your individual relationships, as this will prove useful when you start coaching.

Be Confident

Players will look to their coaches to provide them with advice and guidance on what they need to do, so it is important that you deliver your messages with confidence and authority. If you look a little shaky in what you are saying, you may find that your team starts to lose faith in you. This often means that they will be less motivated when they are training, which stunts the growth of the team.

Deal With Conflict

Conflict is going to occur in competitive sports, so it is important to understand how to diffuse tense situations through communication. Channel that aggression into training and you will see marked improvements from your players.

As the President of Next Goal Wins, Bob Moretti provides hockey coaching services.

Bob Moretti - Communication Tips For Effective Coaches

Bob Moretti is a Level-4 Certified high school hockey coach. A key aspect of coaching any sports team, particularly those involving youth players, is proper communication. Unfortunately, this is an area where many people find that that they struggle, especially if they are new to the role. The following communication tips should prove useful to anybody who is looking to become a better coach.

Speak To Players Individually

You need to get to know a little bit about the players in your team before you can start providing them with effective coaching, so make sure you introduce yourself to new players and have them tell you a little bit about themselves. Establish personal bonds that will allow for trust to develop in your individual relationships, as this will prove useful when you start coaching.

Be Confident

Players will look to their coaches to provide them with advice and guidance on what they need to do, so it is important that you deliver your messages with confidence and authority. If you look a little shaky in what you are saying, you may find that your team starts to lose faith in you. This often means that they will be less motivated when they are training, which stunts the growth of the team.

Deal With Conflict

Conflict is going to occur in competitive sports, so it is important to understand how to diffuse tense situations through communication. Channel that aggression into training and you will see marked improvements from your players.

As the President of Next Goal Wins, Bob Moretti provides hockey coaching services.

Bob Moretti - Common Public Speaking Mistakes to Avoid

Bob Moretti is an experienced public speaker who often presents educational seminars to groups of contractors, architects and building owners. Speaking to large groups of people is something that many people struggle with, which leads to them making mistakes when they finally take the stage. The below are amongst the most common blunders that you should aim to avoid if you are new to public speaking.

Not Preparing Beforehand

The days before your speech are going to be crucial in terms of ensuring that you have everything that you need to say organized properly so that you can start building the confidence you need to be able to exhibit when talking. Failure to practice may result in your speech being a little rough around the edges and could even lead to you losing your way while you are talking.

No Enthusiasm

As a public speaker, part of your role is going to be to keep all of your listeners engaged in the subject for the entirety of the speech. If you approach what you do with low energy levels, you are often going to find that your audience responds in kind. Be enthusiastic about your subject and demonstrate your passion for it, as this will instantly make audiences more willing to engage with you.

Rushing

Many novices make the mistake of trying to rush through their material when speaking, which leads to verbal flubs and audiences struggling to comprehend what you are saying. Take a deep breath and speak at a nice, measured pace to ensure you deliver good speeches.

Bob Moretti has hosted a number of educational seminars.

Bob Moretti is a talented long-distance runner who has completed a half-marathon in less than two hours. Such races present a variety of challenges that you may not have encountered in your previous running efforts, so it is important that you train correctly to ensure you can handle the distance. The following are all useful training tips that you should try to keep in mind.

Build A Strong Base

It is very difficult to go from no regular training to being ready for a half-marathon in a couple of months. This means that you need to build a base of physical fitness on which you can build. Try to get yourself up to a point where you are capable of running between fifteen and twenty miles every week and you can then start to train in earnest.

Make A Plan

Once you feel your fitness levels are up to par, you need to plan effectively to make the most out of your training sessions. Create milestones that you aim to reach in the buildup to the half-marathon and make sure that you build some recovery time into your schedule. Proper time management is essential and you need to keep your motivation levels high to ensure you don’t end up trying to skip training sessions.

Research The Race

Once you have selected a half-marathon to participate in, spend a little bit of time researching the race itself. You should build a solid understanding of the route, plus it is always good to know what, if any, refreshments and drinks will be provided during the race.

Bob Moretti is an experienced long-distance runner.

Bob Moretti - Training Tips For Your First Half-Marathon

As a small business owner, Bob Moretti must understand the basic concepts of marketing to ensure that his company achieves success. This is an area where many smaller businesses struggle, especially those that have limited budgets and feel that they need to prioritize other areas over marketing. The following are all blunders that many new entrepreneurs make when trying to gain exposure.

Not Having A Website

Developing a website may seem like a large investment, particularly if you don’t offer services directly over the web, but it has essentially become standard practice in the modern business environment. Many potential customers will search for you online before trying to communicate with you directly and if they can’t find anything they may end up choosing a company that does have an online presence.

Not Researching Competitors

Competitor research should have been a large part of your business plan, but it is also important that you pay attention to their marketing efforts so that you can come up with strategies to counteract them. Failing to keep track of this aspect of marketing could lead to competitors gaining market share while your company stagnates or becomes less popular.

Avoiding Social Media

Social media offers you the chance to build an online profile and communicate directly with followers, all completely free of charge in many cases. Create pages for your business and make sure that you keep them updated, otherwise potential clients may become disengaged.

Bob Moretti is the President of Next Goal Wins, which is a hockey coaching business.

Bob Moretti - Strengthening the Community

Bob Moretti is a resident of Elgin, Illinois, which is just outside of Chicago. He is a busy professional who works as an Architectural Specialist for Tremco Roofing and Building Maintenance. He has been working for them for more than five years at this point, so he has proven himself to be a very valuable asset. This is an individual who has a great deal of knowledge about many different types of commercial roofing systems, and he provides counsel to architects who are working on construction, maintenance, and renovation projects.

When he is not busy in the workplace, he spends much of his spare time helping to uplift the community that he resides in. As a younger person, he was very interested in the sport of hockey. He excelled on the ice, and he was fortunate enough to be able to play at the college level. The young athlete played for numerous different coaches throughout his career as a scholastic athlete, so he learned many different coaching techniques that were employed by these leaders. Plus, since he played for so long, he garnered a great deal of personal insight into the strategic nature of the game.

Few college players are ever going to play professional hockey, but you don't necessarily have to put the game behind you for good if you are no longer in a position to play competitively. Coaching is an option, and this is something that can provide extraordinary benefits. Bob Moretti has experienced them, because he decided to go into coaching after he put his college playing days behind him. He has coached high school hockey, and he has also coached youth hockey teams. As a coach, he has the opportunity to stay involved in the game that he has always loved. He can share his knowledge of the sport with local youngsters, and he gives them an underpinning that can help them achieve their full potential as hockey players. At the same time, the sport-specific education is not the only benefit that they enjoy. A coach can provide a structured environment that can teach lessons about discipline, teamwork, personal responsibility, and individual integrity.

In addition to his work as a hockey coach, Bob Moretti is very interested in the plight of people who are going through hard times. When he sees a homeless person on the street who is probably hungry, he takes it to heart, and he tries to do something about it. Many people will just hurry by, but he has been known to go out of his way to provide food for the homeless, and he has helped people who are in need in other ways. He is a man who strengthens the fabric of his community through his actions, and we can all do our part to make the world a better place in subtle ways.