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Entries from August 30th, 2011

This is a devil of a commercial

August 30th, 2011 No Comments

Could you have guessed what this commercial is for?  It’s fantastic and completely captivating!  You may not have been able to guess, but you won’t forget it!


How we “help” build our little ones and a better place

August 25th, 2011 No Comments

One of the best books I have read in the last decade is “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett.  One of my favorite scenes in the book was also one of my favorite in the movie and something we must NEVER lose sight of as parents.  I think it’s one of the primary points of the [...]


Get in Shape

August 22nd, 2011 No Comments

I lost 13 pounds in the past year.  Gained 3 back, but I’m going to address that starting today.  It got me thinking that there are direct corollaries between getting/keeping your body in shape and getting/keeping your business in shape.  It’s all about common sense and sticking to the fundamentals. Developing a plan to attain your [...]


Back to School Consumer Trends

August 17th, 2011 No Comments

Though many kids have only had a few weeks to enjoy the summer sun, parents are already checking retailers’ weekly advertisements, websites and social media to find the best deals. It’s back-to-school time, and the National Retail Federation’s latest Back-to-School and College surveys, conducted by BIGresearch, feature an in-depth look at current consumer trends. Here [...]


Mirror Mirror on the Wall

August 4th, 2011 No Comments

How often do you really take a look at yourself and your business?  Are you making an effort to learn about your habits, relationships and strengths? Are you finding out what’s driving traffic to your website? Or why you didn’t get that promotion? Today, we have more ways than ever before for “taking a look”.  Research, social media, [...]


Back to School already?

August 2nd, 2011 No Comments

Seems like Summer just started, but did some Back to School Shopping last weekend.  I also do my Christmas shopping early and I do my back to school shopping early…or so I thought.  Many retailers and advertisers moved up the start of their sales and marketing campaigns devoted to children’s clothing, stationery, computers and other [...]