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How Easy Is It to Do Business with You?

It’s not uncommon to hear old timers (of any age) complain that young people don’t have it as hard as they did. It’s a common lament that younger generations are not as battle worn as the Silent Generation.  Whether that is true or not remains to be seen.  But the one thing that is true is that…

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President’s Message

There are a lot of ideas being tossed around right now regarding the “Great Reshuffle,” where people are leaving the traditional workplace in droves. Some are starting their own business, others are freelancing, some are going to work in smaller startups where they’ll have more say and flexibility. We’re seeing a dynamic change in the…

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5 Business Wellness Ideas

Whether your team works from home or in an office, whether you are a business of one or one hundred and one, taking care and making time for wellness is becoming increasingly important. Stress levels (because of what’s going on in the world around us) are increasing. Plus, you may not even be aware of…

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President’s Message

Beware of the Ideas of March! No, that isn’t a mistake. It is the Ides of March (3/15) but it’s also a time when we have to protect ourselves from ideas that aren’t going to work in your business. Often, at the end of the first quarter, businesses reevaluate what is working and what isn’t.…

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President’s Message

There’s an air of hope and jubilance spreading these days. Have you noticed it? Mask requirements are lessening, COVID deaths are decreasing, immunity is increasing, and things are starting to feel better than they have in a while. If you haven’t done so already, it’s time to start thinking about where you want your business…

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President’s Message

Are you ready to say good-bye to 2021? Has it been a big win for your business or a struggle? I remember this time last year being filled with excitement at the start of something new. It’s amazing how a new year can feel so filled with possibilities. As 2021 draws to a close, we…

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President’s Message December 14th

As I write this and gaze at the calendar–yes, I still use a paper calendar and an e-calendar–I can’t believe how quickly this year has flown. It certainly was not the cure all we anticipated but it also helped pave the way to recovery, which is an ongoing activity. At the end of last year,…

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4 Things Your Business Should Continue Post-COVID

what to do after COVID

At some point COVID will be relegated to the same level of concern the flu gets every year. It won’t shutter businesses, alter family celebrations, and be the fuel behind contentious court cases. Someday. Let’s pretend we’re there now.  There are certain conveniences (and necessities) that businesses adapted during COVID that customers have become accustomed…

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13 Important Things You Need to Hear as a Business Owner

Our metal has certainly been tested this year. Many are fatigued and stressed juggling responsibilities, worries, and fear like they were part of the job description.  But this is not sustainable.  You may feel crushed by the weight of the world right now. Maybe your friends and family don’t quite understand what you’re going through…

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Building Trust in a Post-Pandemic World

If you were paying attention this week, you undoubtedly heard about the “gas crisis” where a cyberattack crippled a major pipeline. As if that wasn’t bad enough, consumers across the country panicked, running to the gas station to fill up whatever container they had, creating a gas shortage that was reminiscent of the toilet paper…

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