Note from Propel’s Chief Editor: I have had the undeniable pleasure of being born and raised in Portland, Oregon!  As a loyal, webbed-foot participant of the Pacific Northwest, I am proud of and steeped in my city and it’s surrounding metro area.  We have so many reasons to marvel in the beauty that surrounds us…

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showing gratitude

This is the time of year to count your blessings and express gratefulness to those who have made a difference.  Here at Propel we owe so much to you, not only as a client, but because you have enriched our lives. Note from the Editor – Last month, I took a few days to stop…

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Holiday walnuts

‘Tis the season to be jolly! The holidays are headed our way, and while they hold a certain amount of excitement and anticipation for most of us, there can also be an amount of dread for what can sometimes feel like the impending train wreck of scheduling conflicts, multiplying events to attend, and the inevitable…

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team

Summer is coming to a close and it’s the time to refocus and re-strategize our game plan to finish the year strong. One way to strengthen your advantage is by strategically involving yourself and your business in the right networking groups. Success in business really can come down to who you know as much as…

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media

“Media” has become a word we may never fully wrap our minds around, most likely because it is ever-changing. The history of communication relates a relatively quick evolution… and it’s hasn’t slowed down a bit. White paper and newspaper circulation gave businesses their first opportunity to reach the masses long ago, but the world quickly…

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Help

Starting your own business is a lot like packing a snowball and rolling it down a hill: for a while it seems like nothing’s happening, but then before you know it, your snowball has gained speed and momentum and has grown into something much larger than what you started with. Unless you have a team…

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red carpet

If customer service is what makes or breaks an experience for all of us and average customer service is forgettable at best, we’d venture to say the only way you stand out is either with bad service or outstanding service. We know we have a few tales of excellent customer service experiences we will never…

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on target

Being in business is all about the people you serve. Arguably, your client truly can be considered the most important aspect of your business; without them, there is no lifeline. You’re just spinning wheels without traction. Who are your clients? Better yet, who are your best clients? We’re not just talking about their names… think…

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entrepreneur planning

The New Year is here and most of us are trying to settle back into the routine of real life. There’s really nothing remarkable about the changing of calendar dates except that the offering of a wonderful opportunity to take pause and look behind us to summarize so we can look ahead and plan. Part…

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planning time

Hey! You blinked! Suddenly, Thanksgiving is gone, Christmas is past, and New Years is looming. We’re left wondering: Where did last year go? Time has a way of getting away from us before we really notice it’s gone! With a fresh new year around the corner, it can feel like crunch time to accomplish tasks…

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