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Tips For Catching The Attention Of Your Customers

Every business wants to impress their customers, and by doing so, it is a sure way to retain clients and get more business. If it were that easy, we’d all be doing it. Companies have to work hard to keep customers happy. It’s a continuous challenge that requires daily nurturing. Your goal is to grab your customer’s responsiveness in a positive way. Pull them in and keep them coming back for more. There are adjustments you must make to ensure this happens. Brainstorm different ideas and then come up with a strategy that works for you and your business. See…


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How technology is changing the face of business

The world of business has continued to evolve over the years. Although, certain aspects of business have continued to be traditionalized such as business meetings and business processes. However, technology can no longer be ignored; with tradition becoming costly regarding time and money. Technology has allowed less worry with regards to international time zones; you no longer have to wait long periods of time or spend much money on international calls. Technology allows you to contact one another instantly, without the high costs of a landline. With technology closing the gap between international relations, how else has technology changed the…


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Krekel Party at Saints is the Place to get a Special CD

They’ve only made 300 copies, so you might want to arrive early at Saints Saturday to get the special CD produced by Tim Krekel’s musical friends. As Rusty Satellite Show listeners heard on the show this week, the songs were recorded shortly before Krekel’s death eight years ago. It was the result of a request Tim made to Steve Eilers, who was interviewed on the podcast. “Tim asked me to get his friends to record his songs, so he could hear them,” Eilers explained. And Krekel did get to hear most of the songs on the CD. It’s taken eight…


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Cards to Get Purdue in Big Ten/ACC Challenge

from U of L The University of Louisville men’s basketball team will face Purdue for the second straight year in the 2017 Big Ten/ACC Challenge at Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, Ind.  Dates, times and television will be announced later. Ranked 15th nationally in the final Associated Press and USA Today polls last season, Purdue achieved a 27-8 record, won its 23rd Big Ten regular-season championship and reached the NCAA Tournament where it fell to Kansas in the Midwest Region semifinal.  Six of its top seven scorers return, led by 6-8 senior forward Vincent Edwards (12.6 ppg, 4.9 apg), 7-2…


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Commercial Property Renovations Require Professionals

5 Kinds of Pros to Hire When Renovating a Commercial Property Revamping a commercial property to increase its value and operating potential is no small task, as there are often numerous facets involved, many of which will require the expertise and skill of qualified professionals. However, with so many expenses lined up against a finite budget, it can be difficult to decide which kinds of services you should pay for and which you should take the DIY approach with. Most commercial property owners have a few designated handymen around to help with repairs, but when it’s time to go beyond…


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BikeShare Program Launches in Old Louisville, Downtown, Nulu

 NOTE: Hear an interview with the city’s Rolf Eisinger about the program on the Rusty Satellite Show Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that Louisville’s bike share program, called LouVelo, is now live and ready for use. LouVelo is owned by the city, which has contracted with CycleHop, a leading operator of major municipal bike share programs throughout North America, to run the program. The bicycles and station equipment are provided by PBSC, North America’s largest provider of bike share equipment. The LouVelo network will begin with 305 bikes positioned at 27 stations in downtown, Old Louisville, NuLu, and points in…


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4 Way Local Businesses Can Keep Employee Morale High

Countless studies have proven that employees are more productive and creative when they’re happy about the job they’re doing. Unfortunately, some jobs are inherently difficult, and in those positions it’s challenging for management to keep employees motivated and inspired to show up for work every day with the best intentions. However, there’s no need to lose hope because there’s always a way to brighten up an otherwise dreary workflow. With that said, here are four proven ways to boost morale. 1. Take Surveys and Feedback It’s hard to tell when employees are displeased and what they’re upset about when you’re…


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Doctoral Student Exchange Program Gets Extension at Yale

It looks like there may be a lot more Yale class rings to be purchased thanks to an extension of the doctoral student exchange program between Yale and the University College London (UCL). The program between the UCL’s Doctoral School and the Yale Graduate School of Arts, which began in 2009, has just been extended. The Exchange Program Works to Advance a Number of Things As representatives from Yale and UCL have explained, the exchange program is meant to increase and expand the collaboration of creativity, provide a more efficient use of resources, help to secure joint funding, and enrich…


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THE WEEK: Bikes, Wishes, Beer and Politics

I had a series of interesting conversations in a busy post-Derby Week — so here’s some of the highlights. What if you worked in Old Louisville, (maybe at Genscape’s office on Garvin Place) and you want to go over to the Mayan Cafe in NuLu for lunch. That’s one scenario in which Rolf Eisinger, director of the city’s bike and pedestrian program, says you might take advantage of an available bike you could pick up at an exchange station less than a block away. Eisinger’s been busy this week setting up 27 stations, including the one at Oak and Garvin, for…


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LouisvilleKY Businesses Are Exploring New Ways to Gain Customers

Louisville is the home of many great businesses. Local businesses are enjoying the steady economic growth that has taken place over the past few years, giving them the opportunity to expand and grow alongside the community. The same growth will continue to drive businesses forward for the next few years. What’s interesting about the growth of local businesses is how creative entrepreneurs and small business owners have become in connecting with customers. Aside from catering to communities around them, Louisville businesses are exploring more markets using interesting techniques. To the Cloud We tend to see our community as rather old-fashioned,…