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2016 presidential election

Business Lessons from the 2016 Presidential Election

By Joyce Reid | Nov 13, 2016

  Business Lessons from the Presidential Election The election that ended on November 8th with a result that shocked the world provides some valuable insights to operating a business. Don’t worry, this is not going to be a political article.  I’ve made it very clear how I feel on my personal Facebook page but politics … Read more

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As the Crow Flies

By Joyce Reid | Nov 3, 2016

Do you work a lot but when you look back at your day you realize you really haven’t accomplished much? I’ve found myself in that situation and I suspect many of you have as well.  When I really look carefully at what I did that day, I see that my activities could be diagrammed on … Read more

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too many choices affects buying decisions

How Many is too Many?

By Joyce Reid | Nov 3, 2016

I’m often asked, “How many choices should I provide my customers in each category?”  Or I’ve been told, “I don’t have enough designs to have a website?” So the two questions are: “How many designs are enough and how many are too many?” If you look at all the big boys who have gift basket … Read more

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Plan Your Blog from the Beginning

By Joyce Reid | Oct 30, 2016

Planning Your Blog from the Beginning Saves Time and Headaches One thing I’ve learned is that no one feels comfortable when they first start blogging.  That’s why I suggested in the previous blogging post (What is Blogging?) that you might want to get your feet wet slowly by creating a trial blog at one of … Read more

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Small Town Mindset

By Joyce Reid | Oct 29, 2016

Do You Have a Small Town Mindset? During my lifetime, I’ve lived in towns and cities of all sizes.  Large cities like Washington DC and Berkeley, California.  Mid-sized cities like Pensacola, Florida and San Jose, California.  Small cities like Santa Cruz, California and Flagstaff, Arizona (where I finally landed).  But since my husband was a … Read more

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Blogging to Grow Your Business

By Joyce Reid | Oct 26, 2016

Blogging – An Effective Way to Grow Your Business If you aren’t blogging, why aren’t you? If you don’t know what it means– or how to do it–it’s time to learn. And I’m here to teach you! What is Blogging anyway? Blogging is an amazing way for you to share information about your business (or … Read more

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What I Learned about Marketing from Big Bird

Big Bird Teaches Marketing

By Joyce Reid | Oct 23, 2016

We’ve all heard that an effective marketing technique is to grab a popular news story and use it to market your business.  It’s a great technique.  It works.  But the question is how to make it work for you. This question takes me back to the Presidential election of 2012 when Big Bird gave a … Read more

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Are you using WordPress?

By Joyce Reid | Oct 19, 2016

WordPress is the new Frontpage.  It is an easy DIY free platform for building blogs.  But wordpress.org is much more than just blog building software.  With all kinds of themes and plugins (some free and some paid), you can build all kinds of sites.  If you want to just build a blog to go with … Read more

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Henry Ford

One Minute Wisdom from Henry Ford

By Joyce Reid | Oct 16, 2016

Here is a “One Minute Wisdom” piece of advice from American industrialist Henry Ford. A Market is never saturated with a good product, but it is very quickly saturated with a bad one!” This little bit of wisdom has been forgotten as greed has overtaken and passed integrity in just about every industry in the world, … Read more

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