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Take a good look. Who do you see?

Wow. Just $%*^$@% WOW!
My good friend Angie Witten at Harmony photography recently took some new photos for me. What kind did I want? Last year I did a boudoir shoot (Upside down and sideways), so I thought something simple and glamorous. I had begun to write this blog in my head thinking what a great […]

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By |November 18th, 2017|Categories: Relationship Marketing|Tags: |Comments Off on Take a good look. Who do you see?

I often sit in coffee shops

Maybe it would be cheaper to rent an office?

My drink of choice is a double tall latte. I drink my daily calories and spend enough to feed a family for a day.  So why coffee shops? It gives me flexibility to travel to meet clients where they are and it brings them out of their […]

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By |September 5th, 2017|Categories: Community|Tags: , |Comments Off on I often sit in coffee shops

When It Rains, Jump In Puddles!

Cold calling by phone is horrid.
I hate doing it. It makes me physically ill. Unfortunately, it’s a necessary evil that comes with the territory. I try to commit myself to an hour a day. Results are very low. Most business owners get so many calls they tend to automatically say no. But the books and […]

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By |April 20th, 2017|Categories: Community|Tags: , |Comments Off on When It Rains, Jump In Puddles!

Suck it up, Walk In And Introduce Yourself

Are You Networking?
Some people are terrified of networking. I know I was in the beginning. Couldn’t let that stop me. To grow my business I knew I had to do something. I had to stop being passive and put myself where other business people were.

You may not be comfortable at first in a big group. […]

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By |March 21st, 2017|Categories: Community, Relationship Marketing|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Suck it up, Walk In And Introduce Yourself

How Much Is My Time worth

How much is MY time worth?
Stood up again!  Do they not realize I drove a long way? Made sure I was a few minutes early? That I have things to do?

I recently called a member in a local networking group I attend. I have not met them before but following the unwritten rule I set […]

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Making An Offer Specifically For New Customers Makes Sense, Right?

We all want new customers so making an offer specifically for them makes sense, right?

As a consumer, here is my problem:

Why would I go back to a store I have been loyal to and find myself standing next to a first timer who gets a better deal than me? Or whose name you know better. […]

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By |January 24th, 2017|Categories: Relationship Marketing|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Making An Offer Specifically For New Customers Makes Sense, Right?

Upside Down and Sideways

Doing the work I do…
It’s All In The Presentation Right?

It was Christmas, you know the time to buy gifts you think your significant other might want – the ones they could buy for themselves but won’t? This is the problem when you’ve been together awhile.

I like to think out of the box. I’ve given my […]

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By |January 4th, 2017|Categories: Relationship Marketing|Tags: , |Comments Off on Upside Down and Sideways

Creating Relationships – My Reflections from a Tradeshow

The Community Shopper Magazine may be an advertising magazine – generally seen as impersonal – but I want something more from it for my advertisers. I want to build relationships. I want to create a sense of community.

My reflections from a recent tradeshow:

Here I am sitting at another trade show event.  This morning I thought ‘ugh’! […]

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By |November 30th, 2016|Categories: Relationship Marketing|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Creating Relationships – My Reflections from a Tradeshow