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The Gray Area

with Donna Gray

04/07/14

The importance of taking the scenic route in business

I have a business friend who keeps telling me that we have to “take the scenic route.” I was recently thinking about this phrase, and I came to the conclusion that being part of a small business is like taking the scenic route. One never knows what’s around the bend.

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03/25/14

9 tips for navigating rough business waters

Katharine Hepburn, one of my favorite actresses of all time, once said, “As one goes through life, one learns that if you don’t paddle your own canoe, you don’t move.” An old fisherman’s saying goes like this: “Forty thousand wishes won’t fill your bucket with fishes.”

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03/10/14

Winter’s over: 9 ways to get your mojo back

I’ve been at several recent networking events where the prime topic of conversation centered on what a long, terrible winter we’ve had. Folks have been feeling tired, down, and depressed, and many have lost their “mojo”!

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02/24/14

How to find great volunteer opportunities in Dane County

Dane County has a multitude of good nonprofit organizations. In order to meet their fundraising goals, many host galas, celebrity dinners, and other types of parties that bring supporters out to enjoy a time of giving. My husband, Dave, and I have had the pleasure of attending a couple of these functions recently, and I’ve come away from each event proud of the caring and supportive people in our community.

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02/13/14

How to keep your ‘gold’ customers

A wise person once said, “There are three kinds of people in the world: Those who make things happen, those who watch things happen, and those who don’t know anything’s happening.” Business mentors whom I respect and admire are in the first category. They’re the movers and shakers who make things happen in their industries, in their communities, and in their personal lives. They make it their business to know what’s going on around them, and they stay alert to new trends.

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