Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Reduce Workplace Stress During The Holidays

Here we go again.  The Holidays.  It is one of the busiest times of the year in resort communities like the one I live, and it can be especially stressful  because it occurs at the beginning of the tourist season when companies are still staffing up and training new employees.  Helping your employees to deal with holiday stress is one of the most important things that you can do as your valued customers arrive in hordes.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Slow Marketing

Perhaps you're familiar with the international "Slow Food" movement.  As the name  implies, it is the antithesis of the more familiar cultural term "fast food."  While nationwide chain restaurants continue to focus on how to cook meals faster, cheaper, and more homogeneous, the slow food movement embraces the unique characteristics of regional cuisine and strives to promote sustainable farming & ranching.  At the root, it is an artisan movement focusing on quality rather than quantity, and experience over efficiency.