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October 17, 2022

The Only Constant is Change

This week, I attended a business conference and trade show at my local university. It was the first time I had attended the event and I was happy to witness the coming together of mature, seasoned entrepreneurial veterans with younger, bright-eyed entrepreneurs of tomorrow. As the day progressed, I started to see patterns emerge and […]

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October 7, 2022

Bare Knuckles for a Reason

It’s been said in many marketing articles that “Consumers control the decision-making process when it comes to products and manufacturers need to respond”. Yes; we all enjoy being in control, but what if the response was one of practicality rather than surrender? Dear Valued Customer, Thank you for your feedback. We’re happy to reply to […]

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September 30, 2022

Dog Owners Resemble Their Dogs…

You know how some dog owners have a close resemblance to their dog/s? Well, as business owners, we’ve discovered that we have a close resemblance to R86. We haven’t started dressing like the product label, so we guess it’s okay, right? Before you get creeped out, let us explain. Last year, we decided we needed […]

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September 21, 2022

Caring for the Caregivers

Those of you who are caregivers probably already know that the presence of strong odor in the work environment can have a direct effect on one’s emotional and psychological state and cause decreased efficiency in performance. Case and point – I remember the joy I felt at the birth of my first child. It was […]

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September 6, 2022

The Simplicity of Principles

If you’re a Generation-Xer like me, you’ve probably heard the phrase, “If you’re not going to do it right, don’t do it at all.” I heard my parents make this statement plenty of times while growing up. As a kid, I didn’t care. Whatever menial task I was supposed to do got done by exerting […]

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August 17, 2022

Why the heck would anyone want to start a business?

Why the heck would anyone want to start a business?This is a question I had to re-ask myself, recently. I worked in the manufacturing sector for many years. I started with a mom-and-pop shop as a laborer and eventually worked my way up to be the lead quality control person. My direct manager, who was […]

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