The Gray Area

with Donna Gray

05/12/14

12 time-management tips to help you stay balanced

For many of us, it seems like there’s never enough time in the day. While we like being busy, it’s a challenge to keep our balancing act going strong. It’s hard to work under the gun, but it’s definitely a part of being in business, and putting things off is not a choice.

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04/28/14

How to create customer loyalty

Years ago, my mother and father, who were very astute entrepreneurs, taught me the advantage of courtesy. As a young child, I was privileged, during school vacations, to be able to go on business trips with them, and I had the good fortune to learn from their example.

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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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