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Word of Mouth Still Beats All Other Marketing

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I thought I heard Coach Kristina wrong. Did she really say 21 masters swimmers had showed up to Saturday swim practice? Attendance had been down during vacation. We thought everyone was suffering from guilt. Then it happened again on Thanksgiving morning. 26 masters swimmers showed up for a holiday swim. I asked her exactly who … Read moreWord of Mouth Still Beats All Other Marketing

A New Approach to Small Business Saturday

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I learned about Small Business Saturday 3 years ago when I saw someone walking around with a Shop Small canvas bag. What is Small Business Saturday? The quick history: In 2010, small businesses are hurting from an economic recession. American Express deems the first Saturday after Thanksgiving as “Small Business Saturday” and launches a campaign to … Read moreA New Approach to Small Business Saturday

A Successful Startup Requires All Professions

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*Note: Pagesculptor Studios is proud to once again sponsor Fairbanks Startup Weekend, a 54-hour focus session where participants generate new ideas, develop them into a viable business model, and present in front of a panel of judges. Coming from a tech background and an even more technologically-based marriage, owner Rachael Kvapil likes to remind people … Read moreA Successful Startup Requires All Professions

Names Matter: Setting Up Expectations Without Knowing It

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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 stopped her for clarification. “Are … Read moreNames Matter: Setting Up Expectations Without Knowing It

Latest Podcast from Owner Rachael Kvapil

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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.