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Creating an environment for your employees to grow and why it is good for you

Gus Orellana
May 30, 2021

Just a few years ago this concept would be anathema to anyone running a company. Let your employees grow? What would you then do to maintain the company running? Where would you get more employees that are needed to do the job?

May 30, 2021
Community growth
Hope
Leadership

Community Events that are Beneficial to your Business and your Community

Gus Orellana
March 22, 2021

Finding an event that is beneficial to our community and our business seems like a tall order, something that maybe will steer us away from attempting it, but if we really look around and pay attention to what is going on we can find several ways of hosting or co-hosting an event that will benefit our community and our business.

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Leadership
Planning
Survival
Training, Education

Starting your own business

Sara Orellana-Paape
March 15, 2021

Starting a business is the scariest thing you will ever do in your life. I promise. It is scarier than becoming a parent, joining the workforce, meeting your love’s family. You will wake up both terrified and invigorated daily. The combination of emotions is the absolute best sensation. The terror you feel daily can be harnessed and used to help you stay motivated, focused, and truly appreciate the freedom your decision has brought you.

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Investment
Leadership

Position your business for the future

Gus Orellana
March 8, 2021

You might think that this blog is about trying to see the future, after all, none of us have a working crystal ball or a viewing ability to see into the future. What this blog is all about is to provide us pointers and ideas on what we need to do to survive any curves that the “new normal” may throw at us and how to leverage our resources and knowledge to be prepared for the uncertainties of a post-pandemic future.

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Communication Skills
Community growth
Education
Mentorship

Helping those that do not speak English

Gus Orellana
February 22, 2021

It may come as a surprise to some of you that English is not my first language. While it is true that it has been my primary language for over two-thirds of my life, I can honestly say that it was a five-year uphill battle to master.

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Communication Skills
Education
Leadership
Training, Education

How to address negative news

Sara Orellana-Paape
February 15, 2021

We have all been there, a project we researched, planned, and executed perfectly fails, a trusted colleague drops the ball, or worse we discover unethical practices in our organization. During my tenure in the nonprofit world, I became an expert at turning failing nonprofits around. Understanding how to stop noncompliance, and fix programming and operations is my specialty. And along this journey, I have learned a lot.

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Community growth
Leadership
Communication Skills

Become an all-inclusive advocate

Gus Orellana
February 8, 2021

Advocate, probably a word many of us hardly ever hear or think about, is one that can be used as a noun or a verb. The noun is used to define a person that publicly supports or recommends a particular cause, and the verb form is the action taken to publicly support or recommend a cause.

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