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We Can Make This Possible For You!

When you are a small or medium sized business, spending money on things you don’t do yourself is hard.  It’s particularly hard when times are economically touch and even more difficult when there’s a pandemic.  Spending even a few dollars seems as though it’s a lot.  And putting yourself on sites such as LinkedIn or …

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Never Used Facebook for Professional or Business Purposes?

If you’ve never used Facebook for professional or business purposes, you might want to think about doing so.  Why?  Because Facebook is one of many tools that can be used for electronic communications.  It’s a mistake to limit business communications to outlets such as LinkedIn is the way to go for business and professional purposes.  …

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Social Media Communications

Most of us know that used well, social media can help us get the word out ― the word about ourselves and our activities, our businesses whether they are solo operations or larger companies, whether they deliver hard goods or services.  And we know we should be using social media in addition to email, to …

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In-Depth Interviewing as a Compliment to Surveys

In general, survey interviewing and in-depth interviewing are thought to be approaches that are at odds with each other.  Surveys are presented as scientific because they rely on statistics and on reasonably large samples.  In-depth interviewing is said to be anecdotal, a term that implies a lack of science and suggests a reliance on information …

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Innovative Spending In Uncertain Times

Most companies – big to small – hesitate to spend money on projects that aren’t the nuts and bolts of the business even when times are good.  They hesitate to draw on their people and use their knowledge to solve problems across the company.  The hesitation can become a gap when times are uncertain and …

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Moving Forward With Covid-19 As a Fact of Life

Here we are.  The spikes in Covid-19 across the country and especially in the South and West are telling us oud and clear that we’re all going to have to be careful and stay cautious.  It’s becoming more clear that where possible some people will continue to work from home and others may go in …

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Horizontal Mentoring in the Post Covid-19 Office ― A Variation on the Theme

Horizontal Mentoring occurs when help is given cross company lines ― between divisions, sections, workgroups and so on.  The critical point is that experience and know-how do not need to be shared vertically between people with the same backgrounds but can be shared across lines.  As we begin to accept that there will be  semi-permanent …

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Blogging At LFIC ― Small Business Survival During and Moving Out of Covid-19

Welcome to the LFIC blog.   Its objective is to provide you with insights that stimulate your thinking and with useful information and approaches.  In fact, this is really a form of mentoring across unit lines (Horizontal Mentoring) even though it is not specific to your organization and it is written.    As all organizations plan …

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