Who is Your Customer

The Valley Times Column – NOV 2016 Do you know who your customer is? I found myself in a conversation with a person who just completed her first year of self employed business. I asked her how it was going and if she had a good year. “It was a great year! We were busy almost...

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“Good, Fast, or Cheap- Pick two”.  It was a phrase I often used in my Remodeling business prior to life here at the church.  Lots of stories to go with it. But today, let’s focus just on “Cheap”.   What is the real cost of Cheap?  An engineer friend of mine explained this in economic...

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Interesting conversations can manifest themselves in the most obscure locations. While pulling a few weeds in the First Fruits Orchard a passerby diverted off the sidewalk and took a seat on one of the benches.  She sat quietly as I buzzed around the trees pulling bind weed and goat...

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At the Downtown Church, summer has arrived and it is a little bit quieter.  A little bit.  A lot of our study groups that meet weekly or monthly are taking a break until September.   And, you can even find a daytime parking spot now as Boise High students are off for the summer! It is...

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See if this turns a light on for you: “When we are given our rewards, I would prefer to have erred on the side of grace rather than judgment; to have loved too much rather than too little; to have forgiven the undeserving rather than refused forgiveness to that one who deserved it; to...

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There was a brief article in one of my construction and remodeling magazines  addressing the issue of complaints that the “Millennial” generation has about quality of  workmanship, contractor professionalism and performance, and reliability. The article  did not offer any solutions, just...