Portland, Oregon – Why We Live Here

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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The Power of Gratitude

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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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Take it to the [Planning] Limit, One More Time

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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Where do you show up?

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First impressions are important, yes. But in business, image is everything and how you are perceived plays a vital role in your success. Although what you do to present yourself and your business is important, it is ultimately your customers and those your business comes in contact with who will do most of the work…

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Falling Forward

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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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“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

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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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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