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Earning Community Trust

Gus Orellana
October 18, 2021

This is the third and final blog in the series dealing with key components for the success of any business or non-profit, us as individuals or business leaders, and our communities. Defining our community can be hard, our community could be our family, the most basic form of community and the centerpiece of what we perceive as communities.

October 18, 2021
Business Growth
Education
Leadership
Organization

Employee Loyalty, Fact or Fiction?

Gus Orellana
July 26, 2021

In the past employee loyalty was a given, something that every employer came to expect and demand from their employees. In some cases it meant the difference between being employed or not.

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Business Growth
Communication Skills
Customer Service
Education
Leadership

Staying Relevant

Sara Orellana-Paape
July 12, 2021

Once you become an established business it is easy to forget the need to remain relevant, to actively ask what your customers need and want. As a business we can never forget our number one asset is our staff, and our number one priority is our customers. Once we understand this concept, and understand how to implement it daily, we can focus on becoming and staying relevant.

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Community growth
Education
Hope
Leadership
Skillset

How to protect your Community in these times

Gus Orellana
June 28, 2021

The need to protect our communities has been around since the human race started to congregate and live in communities. When we look at current issues we can see that the same issues and threats we face today have existed since the dawn of time.

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Customer Service
Community growth

Engaging Customers

Sara Orellana-Paape
June 14, 2021

Several small businesses often tell me they struggle to engage their customers. There are definitely some tried and true things you can do to engage your customers, but a lot comes down to marketing and your customer service.

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Community growth
Education
Investment
Leadership
Productivity

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?

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Education
Investment
Leadership
Mentorship
Productivity

Work and Life Balance

Sara Orellana-Paape
May 17, 2021

As an entrepreneur and business owner, I am often asked about work-life balance. People assume that because I own a business, I’m a freelance writer, and teach professional development courses, as well as have a teenage child, am married, and am an active volunteer that I have mastered the work-life balance. While I have learned a lot, I am by no means a master.

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