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3 ways to improve business relationships over the holidays that will last for years

A) In a relationship. B) It’s complicated. How would your customers describe their relationship status with your business using those familiar Facebook terms? One of the cardinal principles or goals for businesses today, in both retail and B2B organizations, is to establish relationships between themselves and their customers (and employees, I might add). And, just […]

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3 special days to note in your business, social media posts

I think that no matter what business you’re in, or what your occupation is, the end of the year is always “crazy.” The 800-pound gorilla in the room is the holiday shopping season; even if you aren’t in retail, it impacts both your business and personal lives. There are, however, other events to note in […]

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Family-owned Distillery Beats the Odds and Builds Success

Editor’s Note:  This post is sponsored by Staples.  All the comments and opinions are my own. Nestled in the heart of Loudoun County Virginia which is often called D.C.’s Wine Country, you’ll find the first legal distillery located there since Prohibition — Catoctin Creek® Distilling Company.  That’s not all that makes this business unique.  It […]

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Ready to “Deck the Halls” for Holiday Success?

Can you believe this is Thanksgiving week?  Thanksgiving traditionally marks the official beginning of the holiday season — although in recent years it’s been gearing up before Halloween which is an entirely different subject.   Anyway, when I landed this week at my home airport from business travel, it was fun to see the entire […]

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Tune Up These Four Areas For Online Holiday Sales Success

This post is sponsored by Samsung. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Although none of the big greeting card companies have yet to market a card for Cyber Monday, it’s one of those special “named days” that virtually everyone knows about today. In fact, online shopping for holiday gifts has grown so much over […]

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Want a Profitable 2016? End 2015 on a Positive Note With Your Clients. Here’s how.

Editor’s Note:  This post is sponsored by Staples.  All thoughts and opinions are my own. What’s the last interaction or communication you usually have with your best clients or customers? More often than not it’s giving them a bill, right? Compare that to your first contacts with these folks when you were trying to bring […]

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Stop Your Workers from Singing: ‘Tis the Season to be Stealing!

By now we have all seen the pictures of looters destroying small businesses in Ferguson, Missouri. They make compelling television images and it’s a tragic situation for the local business owners, their employees and the citizens of Ferguson in general. However, there is another crime spree that’s picking up steam throughout the holiday season that […]

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Five Great Ways to Say Thanks to Your Customers

Here we are in the midst of the holiday season, and many small business owners, myself included, are searching for ways to say thanks to our customers and clients. Making the right choice is often difficult, particularly with tight budgets. How much should you spend? What’s appropriate and what’s not? To help you make a […]

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3 Ways to Rev-Up Your Marketing Campaign as the Holiday Season Hits

Here come the holidays. For some businesses, this is the time of the year that will define the income statement. Gift oriented companies will make the most of their money between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Marketing professionals will want to capture the greatest market share possible. In our Internet-driven world, social media technologies are a powerful […]

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5 Ways to Say Thanks This Holiday Season

Here we are in the midst of the holiday season, and many small business owners, are searching for ways to say thanks to our customers and clients.  Making the right choice is often difficult, particularly with tight budgets.  How much should you spend?  What’s appropriate and what’s not? To help you make a positive impression, […]

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