“Not Another Meeting” – It’s all in your preparation

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Meetings are a communication and relationship building necessity. The art of connection and communication, getting different personalities, points of view and ideas to line up so everyone is on the same page is, many times, the goal. Unfortunately though, meetings are often unsuccessful in accomplishing that task and can even create more confusion due to…

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Today’s Media & Your Business

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“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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Bird’s Eye View

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Definition is one of the best life tools we have. If a thing is defined, it can be understood. If understood, it can be planned. If planned, it can be achieved. Etymology explains the evolution of a word’s meaning; reflection explains the evolution of a definition in your life. Many of us began this year…

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Qualifying for Help

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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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Rolling Out the Red Carpet

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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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Locking On Your Target

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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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Choosing Good Entreprenuerial Habits

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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 – Welcoming an organized 2011

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Hey! You blinked! Suddenly, Thanksgiving is gone, Christmas is past, and New Years is looming. We’re left wondering: Where did 2010 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 we…

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Taking a New Approach in a Repairing Economy

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We’ve been hearing the same story for years now. The economy has been tearing apart homes, claiming jobs, reducing our income, our livelihoods and our dignity. But the bubble was bound to burst, so just as the rise and fall of every cycle, here we are in the valley. But the upswing is beginning to…

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5 Tips for Staying Motivated

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Entrepreneurs have a demanding job. They are the brain behind the idea, the steam in the engine room and the one who has to wear every hat. When you launched your business, did you know it would at times, be an uphill battle? Here are a few suggestions on staying motivated when you may just…

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