Gift of the Week – The Cardcierge

If you’ve ever received a handmade card, you probably appreciated the personal touch. It would be nice to be able to give that personal touch to business contacts, but you may not have the time or the talent to create custom cards. Purchasing them is an option, but buying one at a time from craft […]

Business Holiday Cards that Make you Stand Out.

The end of the year is prime time to send out business holiday cards. When you send holiday cards for business, it is an investment that comes out of a business budget. As such, you need to make educated decisions before you send out cards. Here are some ways to stand out with your business […]

Gift of the Week – Lumen Candles

Do you remember making shadow figures on the wall or a sheet using a flashlight when you were a kid? Lumen candles takes that same concept of using light to make a projection on the wall and turns it into a unique art piece. In fact, it was created by installation artist Adam Frank. When […]

Book Review: Purple Cow and Free Prize Inside

  Years ago I read Seth Godin’s Purple Cow and it changed the way I looked at things. I recently revisited the book, along with its sequel, Free Prize Inside.     Seth Godin says that in the noisy world we live in, your business needs to be remarkable in order to be noticed and […]

Gift of the Week – Couchlet

Far too often, cords are draped around the living room or stretched across the bed. I was in the airport recently and found seating that had outlets strategically placed in the seating for waiting passengers. Now you can turn your couch or bed into a charging station with a clever device called couchlet. Couchlet fits […]

What is your NPS (Net Promoter Score)?

If you want to know how you’re doing from your clients’ perspective, a great way to find out is through a survey at the end of the project or annually to ongoing clients. Having a survey gives your customers a voice. It can alert you of things that aren’t going well and help you capitalize […]

Gift of the Week – Gratitude Glass Jars

Having a gratitude practice changes lives. Studies tell us that gratitude makes us happier, healthier, and improves all areas of our lives. (http://happierhuman.com/benefits-of-gratitude/) Gratitude Glass Jars are a simple, elegant way to introduce a habit of gratitude into your life. The beautiful pedestal jars have the word Gratitude in gold on the outside. They also […]

Behind The Scenes of a Client Appreciation Project.

While working on a recent client appreciation project, I realized once again how valuable it is to have someone handling the details. Here is the client appreciation project from my client’s perspective: The client submits concept, content, names and addresses, and sends content to graphic designer. She approves the ribbon design, jar type and candy. […]

Gift of the Week – Moonlight Pillows

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. You’ll probably see pink ribbons around for support. Even sports teams get in on the month by wearing pink on their uniforms. Pink ribbons are a nice reminder, but what if you have a client or colleague going through breast cancer? You might want to show your support, but […]

What are you doing for Boss’s Day?

It is Boss’s Day on October 16th. You may be wondering what the most appropriate way to appreciate your boss is. Appreciating a boss, manager, or superior can be tricky. You don’t want to cross a line, yet if you have a great boss, you want to encourage them to keep up the good work. […]