CSA: Healthy food, Healthy Community

CSA: Healthy food, Healthy Community

This year I made a decision, at the prompting of a good friend, to take a share in the Bare Foot Garden,  a CAS in Macomb, Illinois.  CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture.  The attraction initially was the time I could spend with friends and having fresh, organic produce which is sometimes difficult to find […]

Keeping up with your competition

Keeping up with your competition

Having a car again after eight years of public transportation has provided all kinds of new experiences.  Recently, I needed to have the oil changed.  I returned to the shop where the work was done three months ago because that first visit was uneventful: quick, polite service, with competitive price. My second visit was met […]

Unlikely Inspiration

Unlikely Inspiration

Don’t we all need inspiration?  My day-to-day activities, responsibilities of family and the demands of work, seem to crowd out the time I need for reflecting and looking for new opportunities.  Even if I do get an insights about relationships, or professional work, I often can’t capture them long enough to form a strategy to […]

Looking forward: start building an online presence

Looking forward: start building an online presence

I recently began helping small businesses in the Midwest town I live build an online presence to compliment their day-to-day operations.  Expecting to jump right into conversations about clients, sales goals, and new products, I instead found many businesses where not convinced they needed to be found online. The most common comment I heard was […]

Five ways to keep a community vibrant

Five ways to keep a community vibrant

Living in any place, a big city or a small town, there are numerous possibility to exchange ideas, provide goods and services, or build relationships.  I recently moved from Brooklyn, New York to Macomb, Illinois, from a community of seven million to one of 20,000.  In Brooklyn I lived in a neighborhood called Park Slope, […]

CSA: Healthy food, Healthy Community
CSA: Healthy food, Healthy Community

This year I made a decision, at the prompting of a good friend, to take a share in the Bare Foot Garden,  a CAS in Macomb, Illinois.  CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture.  The attraction initially was the time I could spend with friends and having fresh, organic produce which is sometimes difficult to find […]

Keeping up with your competition
Keeping up with your competition

Having a car again after eight years of public transportation has provided all kinds of new experiences.  Recently, I needed to have the oil changed.  I returned to the shop where the work was done three months ago because that first visit was uneventful: quick, polite service, with competitive price. My second visit was met […]

Unlikely Inspiration
Unlikely Inspiration

Don’t we all need inspiration?  My day-to-day activities, responsibilities of family and the demands of work, seem to crowd out the time I need for reflecting and looking for new opportunities.  Even if I do get an insights about relationships, or professional work, I often can’t capture them long enough to form a strategy to […]

Looking forward: start building an online presence
Looking forward: start building an online presence

I recently began helping small businesses in the Midwest town I live build an online presence to compliment their day-to-day operations.  Expecting to jump right into conversations about clients, sales goals, and new products, I instead found many businesses where not convinced they needed to be found online. The most common comment I heard was […]

Five ways to keep a community vibrant
Five ways to keep a community vibrant

Living in any place, a big city or a small town, there are numerous possibility to exchange ideas, provide goods and services, or build relationships.  I recently moved from Brooklyn, New York to Macomb, Illinois, from a community of seven million to one of 20,000.  In Brooklyn I lived in a neighborhood called Park Slope, […]