What business would you build in 54 hours? Alaska is a big place where people have big ideas. But until you can talk about it, and test drive your idea to learn if customers actually want it, the odds are against it becoming a success. Where do you start? Startup Weekend Fairbanks[…]
The summer issue of The Alaska Contractor is out! Our very own Rachael Kvapil has two articles in this issue: ~ “New arts center to bring benefits to Juneau“ ~A membership profile on DBS Enterprises LLC Check it out!
Marketing articles often use terms like ‘customer,’ ‘client,’ ‘consumer,’ and ‘patron,’ interchangeably. For the most part it doesn’t matter, but my friend did identify one instance where it does. He was interviewing for a manager position at an athletic club when the General Manager began describing their ‘customers.’ My friend[…]
Get Over Your Damn Self: The No-BS Blueprint to Building A Life-Changing Business by Romi Neustadt My rating: 5 of 5 stars Written for network marketers, but a lot of very useful information for all entrepreneurs. It is well-organized so that one chapter builds into the next. The last chapter[…]
Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It by Chris Voss My rating: 5 of 5 stars This book has already changed my life! For the first time I feel more grounded in my daily relationships and negotiations. Some of this stuff I have successfully implemented[…]
A common mistake many companies make in trying to market to the LGBT+ community is the same mistake they make when using memes (see previous posts). The company is an outside group trying to use insider cues to market to an inside group, but often use these cues incorrectly. With[…]
So Stereotypical–S2E2 In this episode of So Stereotypical, host Rachael Kvapil talks with Laughter and Leadership Specialist Michael Bork of Laughtership, LLC about the power of positive psychology, in addition to looking at the big winners in the 2018 Valentine’s gift giving spree. The answer may surprise you.
Anyone who was a nerd in the 80s knows about Dungeons and Dragons (D&D), one of the first and certainly defining Role Playing Game (RPG) that led to the creation of many others. D&D is to RPGs like Tolkien is to the fantasy genre, everything pays homage to it whether[…]