Hug Your Customers – Set the Bar, Inspire, and Recharge

Busy? 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 customer…

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Managing Your Customer Experience – what’s the big deal?

Not to sound crass but frankly, managing your Customer Experience makes you money. If you’re not making money, you’re not in business. Most definitely be passionate about your product or service, about adding value to people’s lives. Also understand that making money is one of the indicators that your business…

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Staff Evaluation Guide

It’s a new year! goal setting, evaluating, making plans, resolutions, etc. How about a handy guide to help you with your staff? My friend who owns a Med Spa, Columbia Laser Skin Center, just returned from her annual three-day planning trip and has wrapped up end of the year evaluations…

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Head for the Hills

I’ve heard it, you’ve heard it, we’ve all heard it. Corporate retreat, strategy session, working retreats, planning weekend, get-a-way, etc. Yet for small business owners, getting away to plan, or heck, to just get away, can seem like it’s more trouble than it’s worth. Obstacles & Objections What would happen…

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How to Knock Customer Service out of the Park

We’ve all experienced it. Mediocre Service. Poor Service. Stellar Service. Small business owners need every possible advantage. A poor review can be crippling. In contrast, you can reap tremendous rewards from a customer  whom you’ve really impressed (especially after a screw up). Keep on reading for a strategy to train…

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