Author Archives: Andrea Hill

For most of grade school and middle school, my granddaughter was homeschooled…at my house. Each morning her mom dropped her off before she went to work, and Aubrey and would I head to our shared office. Most days she jumped … Continue reading

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Clear Expectations Help You Release Control One of the things I like to write about is how to get out of our own way, and how most people get in their own way by fearing change and trying new things. … Continue reading

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The fourth quarter is nearly here, and your head is probably in go-go-go-for-the-holidays mode. That’s good – you’re supposed to make hay while the sun shines, right? But the risk is that you’ll wake up one day soon, the holidays … Continue reading

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I’m giving myself a subscription to Code4 Startup this year. Why? Because I need to learn a new programming language. Of course, I employ excellent programmers, and I don’t need to personally perform any coding for my job. So why … Continue reading

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It’s one thing to have a bad job experience; it’s another thing entirely to watch one’s children go through one. Yet, that’s what they must do. When young people enter the workforce, they are typically subjected to a series of … Continue reading

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When you run a business, your job is to produce and sell value. It is both as simple and as complicated as that. When I see businesses getting value wrong, I have a physical reaction to it – it’s like … Continue reading

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originally posted on LinkedIn The nature of business is competition. There can be collaboration – where businesses team up to compete together. There can be good will, and there should always be ethics and character. There can be tremendous respect … Continue reading

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My favorite afternoon snack is mixed nuts and seeds. There’s a special mix I buy that is perfect except . . . it contains Brazil nuts. I really don’t like Brazil nuts. The good news is that my wife loves … Continue reading

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I’m doing my annual ritual rounds at the Las Vegas jewelry shows: Part information gathering for my blog and industry articles, part assisting clients who are exhibiting, and part checking in with designers. Working a trade show is hard. I … Continue reading

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People often confuse strategic planning with business planning. They also are unsure of where marketing strategy, sales strategy, sales forecasting, and branding fit in the mix. This podcast tells you how these elements fit together, and in what order.

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