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Oct 2017

Three Little Words

Three little words. Together they add up to less than ten little letters. When I was a child, I never heard my parents utter these words, at least not within my hearing. Maybe they were too personal for my Mom and Dad to say to each other while we were listening. But I would have thought they might have said them to me or my...

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Oct 2017

Marketing

What does it mean to market? What is the purpose of marketing? Who is the marketer?   Some may use the terms marketing and selling synonymously.  However, marketing doesn’t mean to sell products or services to one customer but to sell the vision and the appearance of the company to the general public as a whole.   The purpose of marketing is to show the...

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Sep 2017

When I Grow Up……

If you were ever a child – and who among us was not? – you were probably asked by someone, perhaps a teacher or a family member, “What do you want to do when you grow up?” I know I was asked this question, and I know I probably asked my own children this question too.   Do you remember your answer(s)?  What did you want...

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Sep 2017

Sitting at Your Best Desk

Many of us spend a lot of our day sitting at a desk. If that’s true for you, or maybe has been true for you in the past, I wonder what you were doing while you were sitting? Were you writing? Were you gazing at a computer monitor? Were you “getting organized?” Were you talking on the phone? Were you daydreaming? Whatever you were doing...

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Sep 2017

The Storm Continues …

“How did you do in the storm?” That question has been asked by us and of us with each and every customer who has walked into Ace Office Furniture.  Only a few – mainly because who has time to shop for office furniture when you’ve had three feet of water in your business – have said, “We took a real hit. I don’t know if...

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Aug 2017

Help Me Help You

Jerry Maguire. I’m not sure why, but today I was thinking about the movie “Jerry Maguire” and some of the famous (or maybe infamous) quotes from Jerry, the sports agent, that have become part of our popular culture.  “Show me the money!” for example. “Help me help you.” “You’re a paycheck player – you play with your head and not your heart.”   “I love you....

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Aug 2017

Thoroughly Contemporary Millie? Not So Much

“Thoroughly Contemporary Millie.”  That movie title just doesn’t roll off the tongue, does it? And maybe that’s because using the word “contemporary” as a substitute for “modern” isn’t always correct. In terms of design, contemporary refers to a look that is new, fresh, timely, and constantly changing.  By contrast, the word “modern” refers to a period of time, that period of time which the movie,...

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