Issue: February/March 2019
- Our Annual Love Affair with the Oscars
- Cool Winter, Warm Hearts
- Playing Dress-Up How to Dress for a Formal Event
- WINTER Yum!
- DIY or NOT DIY...That is the Question
- What are your 2019 Oscar Predictions?
- Got Aluminum Foil? Your Problems are Solved!
- Winter Day Project: Time for a Refresh
- Beaches Living Celebrating 15 Years Connecting You and Your Community
- Gifts 2018: Be Part of the “I made it” Movement
Category Archives: Biz Talk
Have you ever thought of your business in terms of four seasons? The business of farming follows the calendar with specific activities designated for winter, spring, summer and fall. But if you think about it, even businesses that aren’t related to agriculture can be thought of in terms of seasons. Fall Finally, you come to the harvest. This is when … <entire article…>
Thank you. Those two words are two of the most important for any business owner. You do your best to provide the best services or the highest quality products. Maybe you cook great food in your restaurant, or provide reliable plumbing when there’s an emergency. But when was the last time you actually thanked your customers? Research shows that saying … <entire article…>
By now, you’ve thought about or already made plans for growing your business in 2016. Growth doesn’t have to mean a big step but it’s an indicator for moving forward. Sometimes a series of smaller, careful steps move your business forward in a way where you can track your progress, reflect on what is working and adjust as you go … <entire article…>
In many cases, your business is about selling your story. Either personal or professional. How you started. Why you started. It connects you with your customers by letting them get to know you and your products. The “story” of your business can be the most compelling reason why customers notice you and take interest in what you are selling. Don’t … <entire article…>
When customers talk about your products or services it can be very, very good for your business or, unfortunately, very, very bad. In fact, 72% of the population is motivated to write a poor review of a product or service if they’ve had a bad customer experience. Ouch. That’s almost three-quarters! And good and bad word travels fast with today’s … <entire article…>
Today, technology has changed the way we do business, whatever business you are in. You don’t need to be an IT business but you are sure to be affected one way or another. The best way to keep up with the ‘trend’ is to open yourselves up, explore and learn about the new soft tools that are available, and find … <entire article…>
If you are a business owner, you probably work 50-60 hours a week. This doesn’t include time you spend collecting messages at home, making phone calls or just thinking about work. With today’s technology, the challenge is even greater because you are always “reachable’ and most people expect an instant response. This happens because running a business involves so many … <entire article…>
Customer loyalty is extremely important to businesses these days. Smart business owners know it! Look for ways to make your loyal customers – those special people who bring you return business or even refer you to new customers – feel special. Customize your rewards according to the nature of your business to create a “win-win” for both you and your … <entire article…>
No matter what your business is, you can’t do it alone. If you can get others to share the excitement you have for your business you can inspire them to work with you toward the same goals. Simon Sinek, a communications expert, offers insight into leadership through his lecture at TED Talk “How Great Leaders Inspire Action” which identifies effective … <entire article…>