2013

Happy New Year?

September 13, 2013 — by crystal wilson Traditionally, at least in much of the western world we mark January 1st as the beginning of a new year.  Now, this may be what the moon, pagan traditions, and Roman history dictate, but I don’t buy it.There is no transition involved in the marking of the New Year on this day:  December 31st is incredibly similar...

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Free Image Tool? Yes Please!

June 21, 2013 — by crystal wilson   Images, visual representations, are very important in all aspects of life, and business is no exception.  Who hasn’t been about to publish something, and wished that they could just crop that edge, or feather our a detail? Image adjustment software can be quite expensive.  Can you imagine the delight that would come with the knowledge that there...

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Can Letting You Go Help You Hold On?

April 24, 2013 — by crystal wilson If you are a business owner or entrepreneur you must know a thing or two about “pride of ownership” and the effect it has on  your motivation and drive to see your projects succeed.   You started with an idea or a dream, which you then built upon, and  improved, and reworked, and built upon some more until...

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Get Out Of Your Box

April 2, 2013 — by april burrows We’ve been talking about the human connection lately, a topic I’m fascinated by.   I spend a lot of time reflecting on my connections, and those of people around me.  I am repeatedly amazed by how often my biases and personality lenses lead me down the wrong path.  And, just as often, how I feel as if I’m...

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Bookkeeping

March 12, 2013 — by crystal wilson I met with a friend earlier this week who asked me a very simple question - Is bookkeeping really important for my business?  How much does it matter REALLY?Honestly, not being a "numbers" person, I didn't know that answer.  I mean, sure, I "know" the answer - of course bookkeeping matters!  But why?  What value does it...

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What Kind of Hungry

March 10, 2013 — by crystal wilson Each of us is hungry. We may not all be hungry for the same thing, but there is no arguing that as humans, there will always be something, even a small thing, missing in our  lives at any given time.  Many  people worldwide are hungry for their most basic needs – food, “basic” human rights, consistent safety/shelter.  Others in...

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Hearts In The Right Place

February 27, 2013 — by april burrows Passion…heart…where is our heart in our work, in our businesses and organizations?  You will find the heart in dreams, hopes and concern for the common good. Locating it is not so easy in driven-ness and compulsive activity.   I believe, as humans, we are wired to contribute and to be and/or bring something good to the world and...

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The Friend With The Pick Up Truck

February 11, 2013 — by crystal wilson We all have them.  They’re the go-to when we have to move, do a dump run, buy lumber, haul a horse trailer…you get the picture.  I have had the opportunity to be both the friend in need, and the friend with the truck (well…the friend with the husband with the truck).  I know that it gets old...

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Why Do You Do It Pt. 2

January 28, 2013 — by crystal wilson We talked a few weeks back  about determining a “why” for your business.  I promised to expand on the motivational benefits that can occur when a business goes this route.  I think you’ve waited long enough - Let’s jump back in shall we?Identifying and prioritizing a "why" can help to:Motivate yourself:*   Having a defined purpose provides you with...

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Why Do You Do It

January 15, 2013 — by Crystal Wilson So here’s my question for you: Why, exactly do you do what you do? The ideas presented in the above video are quite an alternative way of thinking about business.  Embarking on the journey to the answer the question “Why” can be a daunting task, and at times may be frustrating.  However, if you do take the...

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New Beginnings

January 2, 2013 — New Beginnings Here we are as promised, with our first blog, on our new website, for our new business.  And it’s January of a new year:  how’s that for new beginnings? FLOW is a new business, and we think we’re a new idea too.  We’re a virtual business administration company.  We support small businesses and not-for-profits by providing project management,...

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