Perception IS reality (especially for your customer).

80% of companies say they deliver “superior” customer service. 8% of people think these same companies deliver “superior” customer service. “Customer Service Hell” by Brad Tuttle, Time, 2011 “There is not truth. There is only perception.” Gustave Flaubert What’s happening? Where is the disconnect? This disconnect is not an uncommon…

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Email vs. Social Media – who kicks butt?

Why Email Kicks Social Media’s Butt. Are you feeling a bit frantic trying to keep up with all the social media promotions you’re working to engage in? Does it seem like marketers are yelling at you to be on Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, Google+, Tweet, etc. etc.? I did and I…

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Do you need a pick-me-up after a busy season?

Busy summer? Feeling drained? Staff bedraggled? Feeling unmotivated? Is someone about to get on your last nerve? Normal. Completely normal. I found myself feeling this way after a tremendously busy summer season filled with weddings and many hotel guests. Between training up new employees, supporting them, and working to exceed…

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Let it go. . . lessons from Frozen

Do you want to develop a business and not simply create a (more than full time) job? Do you find your business growing to the point where you need to delegate more in order to preserve your sanity/health/marriage? I didn’t want to create an 80-hour week job for myself. No…

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Guts – No Glory

Ah . . . the not so glorious glory of a business owner. It takes much selflessness to run a successful company if you want to develop a team (so you’re not chained to your business.) How DO you as a business owner, grow your company into a robust healthy…

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