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A few thoughts on business reputation and relationships

On December 3rd I tweeted this: Amazed by those who shoot themselves (and their biz) in the foot, over and over again. Relationships and reputation come first, people. Today I wanted to expand upon this thought, as it’s something I’ve

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Our day as a series of 3-second video clips

Here’s something different for this week’s video. We’re 50 episodes into our Area 52 video series, so it’s time to get creative, right? We shot various components of our day and attempted to stitch them together into some narrative form,

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How to get serious about public speaking

Photo credit: Terry Anderson Photography Two years ago, public speaking isn’t something I imagined doing a lot of in my career, or even enjoying. Fast forward to today, and in fact quite the opposite has happened: I do a significant

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mikeD of Des Moines’ SMASH talks health care reform

We all know health care is ridiculously expensive. For small businesses and entrepreneurs it can be a nightmare. The potential runaway costs can be preventative to someone making the jump and starting their own business, which is not what we

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Kicking off Iowa Small Business Week with social media workshops

Okay, I’m going into full-on hustler mode today. To kick off Iowa Small Business Week (May 18-22), Lava Row has partnered with the New Iowa Entrepreneurs’ Coalition to host two workshops next Monday and Tuesday. Descriptions for the workshops and

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