Category Archives for "Blog Articles"

Jan 22

Mission, Vision & Values Statements… Really?

By Carmen Reed-Gilkison | Blog Articles

Yes, really…You might be thinking:  Isn’t that so yesterday? ​Do they actually get used? Does it really help? We get it. But here’s the thing…80% of businesses fail within the first 18 months. (Forbes)Now combine that grim stat with ample evidence that businesses who have Mission and Vision Statements “outperform those who do not.” (Bain and Company). Mission and Vision Statements, […]

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Dec 20

Gift Giving 24 / 7 / 365

By Carmen Reed-Gilkison | Blog Articles

Do you have a successful business? If so, it’s most likely because you give your customers gifts as part of your S.O.P. (That’s Standard Operating Procedure if you didn’t know 😉 ). I’m not talking about discounts or giveaways; I’m talking about value. Value is an immeasurable gift for your customers. Strive to provide value for […]

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Dec 07

How In Tune With YOU Are You?

By Carmen Reed-Gilkison | Blog Articles

Recently, I did a Facebook Live titled “Let Curiosity Guide You.” (You can watch it here.) The gist of it was to let curiosity guide you to new things in life. Curiosity is something inherent to humans, along with a whole complement of other traits such as dislikes, likes, and intuition. We have them for a reason; […]

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Nov 21

Thanksgiving 2016

By Carmen Reed-Gilkison | Blog Articles

Thanksgiving 2016 – I’m SO Thankful! 2016 has been a year of firsts for me. (And, I’m no spring chicken) Take it from me; you’re never too old to experience firsts in your life as long as you’re living to your full potential. Firsts such as building my websites (yes, that’s plural, and if you’d […]

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Nov 13

Small Business Saturday

By Carmen Reed-Gilkison | Blog Articles

Saturday, November 26, 2016 will be the sixth anniversary of Small Business Saturday. We have American Express® to thank for the now annual tradition honoring small businesses in the US. Each year since 2011, the US Senate passes a resolution recognizing the Small Business Saturday for the year the resolution is passed. On September 14, […]

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