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Monthly Archives: January 2014

28 01, 2014

Loyalty Both Ways

By |January 28th, 2014|Business, Leadership, Loyalty|

You know what bugs me? Eliminating full time positions for part time positions in the retail sector.

Let me explain:When I shop I’ve been experimenting with this question,”are you full time or part time?”

Conclusion: PTmers are nice enough, but don’t know the answer or have the expertise, not for lack of desire, they simply are not at work long enough to learn. Recent experiences at REI, Best Buys, and Staples, [...]

21 01, 2014

It’s All About The ‘HUNT’

By |January 21st, 2014|Business, Leadership, Loyalty, New Businesses, Technology, Women's Issues|

As a shopper the fun is in the ‘HUNT’ for the for the best product! Whether you shop a flea market, or a store chocked full of new or old goods to pick through, the time spent and the final choice is the reward.
As a business owner the ‘HUNT’ is the search for customers and today it is about using BIG DATA (the new buzz word) to find [...]

14 01, 2014

Leading with Gratitude

By |January 14th, 2014|Business, Leadership, Loyalty|

How many times has your boss said “thank you” and it was heard as blah blah blah?

How many times has your boss said, “Thank you Susie for your hard work and for staying late and for making a difference every day with our projects so they are on time and a success”?

Here is  ONE EXAMPLE of a message from a boss that made a BIG impression.  My friend’s daughter [...]

7 01, 2014

Creative Business Models

By |January 7th, 2014|Business, Food, Leadership, Loyalty|

You all know how much I love Vermont…here are examples of three businesses that have different approaches to their success that I find inspiring.

The Woodstock Farmers Market is the place I visit every time I go to Vermont…the best produce, baked goods, and assortment of outstanding products, wine selection, fish, and sandwiches… everything you need for the weekend. They received an award in NYC as the premier specialty market [...]