Category Archives: Communication

What Does it Take?

What does it take to attract and retain customers or clients? Attraction is perceived or real value to the person who is seeking the service or product.  That varies a great deal to those who seek.  It varies a great … Continue reading

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Entrepreneurship

You have an idea.  You envision a need.  What more do you need in order to become a successful entrepreneur? The idea or ‘spark’ is important and usually begins with the identification of an opportunity or need.  For many entrepreneurs … Continue reading

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Christmas on the Coast

Here on the coast we have been enjoying milder than usual weather in the late fall with only a few days of frost.  The November rains didn’t really materialize and then decided to put on a show in December with … Continue reading

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Dependence on Technology

As I sit here staring at a computer that cannot connect remotely with my work because of a server issue, I am reminded of our dependence on technology in business and in our everyday lives.  My I-pad somewhat functions as … Continue reading

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Can I Help You?

This sounds simple enough, but it is annoying how many times it is missing in retail establishments.  It should not be harassment or a clerk following you around the store, but a clerk should be able to recognize when a … Continue reading

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The Other Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing is the topic of the day in most communities and tends to focus on the homeless population, and rightly so.  I would argue that for most of this population it is not affordable housing, it is safe housing … Continue reading

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How do you keep informed?

Whether you are in business, a community volunteer, or just an interested community participant, you need to know what is going on.  The challenge is finding out what works for you.  Extroverts will belong to organizations, attend all of the … Continue reading

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