The One Minute Apology

I am on a journey to honestly look at myself in the mirror. A year or two ago I was done looking at myself in the mirror or at least the wounds I had in my heart and soul. It felt like I had dug up enough crap to last …

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Parenting, Leadership and the One Minute Manager.

A few months ago I read Ken Blanchard’s the One Minute Manager. In my search for finding a marketing mentor, I stumbled upon this incredible man’s company. They are teaching the world’s top leaders how to develop relationships around them. Hungry for more I hopped on Minnesota’s SELCO library system. …

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How positive, strong social media, reflects the small town business community you live in.

We live in a small town and many of our clients will come from outside of the community. I-35 and I-90 intersect right outside of town. There are statistically more travelers on I-35 than I-90, but travelers pass by our town everyday. If there is one thing I have learned in life, …

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Customer service begins with inspiring your employees

I have worked for business owners and managers who run their business with a chip on their shoulder. Life has thrown them under the buss or so it feels to them. They have had to make their own way in the business world and they feel their employees should simply …

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ALEAP brings Eric Shoars to Albert Lea to give our community tools for marketing

Desiring to be business partners was never on Mark and I’s radar. I was going to do the mommy thing and he was going to work a w-2 full time career job. It fit neatly into our plans, until it didn’t. I had developed into a serious blogger, making fun …

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Is your business or community using bloggers to promote your product, service or event?

The most successful promotion a business, community or event can create is a powerful word of mouth campaign. For us at Russell’s Adventures we will not work with just anyone. It must match with the core of our family’s values. If a companies products or services are not high quality, stand up to …

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