An essential grocery store worker smiling with a face mask on

Running a Business During the Coronavirus

Recently you’ve probably received coronavirus-related emails from everyone you ever did business with—from your car insurance company to the guy who fixed your furnace ten years ago.  The last thing you want is to send an email to your customers that gets added to that pile. On the other hand, they need to know if…

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Extending Gratitude to my Extended Team

Owning a small business can feel surprisingly similar to playing that old arcade game, Whac-A-Mole (which you can actually play from the comfort of your couch now). While empowering and rewarding, it can feel like every time you have one part of the business under control, something else pops up needing your attention. It always…

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Joseph Dickstein, November 22, 1942 – December 2, 2014

As dedicated as we are to our businesses, there are some moments that are bigger then business. I had one of those moments last month. My dad died on December 2. I have been playing with more gentle ways of saying this… “My dad passed away.” “My family experienced a loss.” None of that really…

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