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Client Roster COVID-19 Casualty

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Well, it happened. After buzzing along unscathed for the first five months of the pandemic, the client roster for my business experienced its first COVID-19 casualty. A longstanding (almost eight years) brick-and-mortar client feeling the vice grips of the pandemic notified me she needed to stop services. “You have done an outstanding job over the […]

IG Live: National Military Spouse Network

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Posted in:  EntrepreneurMilitary spouse

Fun sharing my story with National Military Spouse Network Founder, Sue Hoppin on Instagram Live as part of the #nmsnstorytellers initiative. Today Sue Hoppin will be chatting with Melissa St. Clair from Paper Chaser – Virtual Administrative Services. Melissa is a MilSpouse Career Summit attendee and participated in our Storm the Hill for the first time […]

Podcast: Veterans ASCEND

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Had the opportunity to participate in a podcast guest interview with Robyn J. Grable, Creator/Founder/CEO at Veterans ASCEND. She’s a Certified Virtual Expert®, USMC Spouse and a visionary. Melissa St. Clair lived the life of a military spouse, moving every couple of years, starting her career over and over, until…..She took a leap into an industry that […]

Happy Belated Business Birthday!

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Confetti cannons ready?! “The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” – Oprah Winfrey. During casual conversation with a colleague today she mentioned it was her five year business birthday – wow! I was so excited for her and a bit sad she and the co-owner had not planned a little something special to […]

Stellar Example of Reopening Communication Rollout

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Case Study: Celadon Club Wellness Center Acknowledging a stellar example of reopening communications in response to lifting of restrictions imposed due to COVID-19. TIMELINE May 11, 2020: Gov. Henry McMaster Announces that Additional Businesses, Gyms, Pools are Able to Open Monday, May 18 Within 24 hours 1st email communication With next steps: Within 3 business […]

Resources for Writing Your Reopening Standard Operating Procedure

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Are you scrambling to construct your strategies for Reopening your Small Business and creating corresponding Standard Operating Procedures? The purpose of this blog post is to share resources for writing your reopening standard operating procedure(s). Please check these sites often for relevant updates/revisions. Center for Disease Control: Reopening Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting Public Spaces, […]