Hi all. Sorry for the radio silence. 2013 got off to an unexpectedly fast start with new clients, a speaking engagement, and lots of networking.
Last week was terrific. I posted the first profile of Tampa-based companies that have achieved the City’s Green Business Designation on the Sustany Foundation site. I am fascinated to learn how these businesses succeed while operating sustainably. More profiles to come!
Last Saturday, I volunteered at an EcoFest at a local school. It was a cool day, but the turnout was fine. This is encouraging on so many fronts. The fact that kids are learning about sustainability right off the bat. The fact that their parents and teachers are there, leading the way. And the fact that over 100 vendors participated – from Tampa Electric to Tampa Bay Organics. There were home-made baked goods, hand-made jewelry, fresh, local honey, rain barrels, solar panel installers – the list goes on.
I will be amping up my “green” efforts this year, but just as importantly I will continue to invest in my business coaching class with Pam Slim, and plan to journey up to New York to tap into the latest on web writing from the Nielsen Norman group.
I am also working to strengthen the referrals part of my business. I find that my customers tend to know other businesses or organizations that can use my help. So when you refer a new customer to me and we strike a deal, I will be happy to send a $5 Starbucks card your way.
Why Starbucks? First, because I love their products and want you to enjoy a cup of your favorite beverage and, second, because I salute that company’s eco-friendly efforts, and want to support them.
Ready to write or need some editing? Call me at 813-968-1292 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I can’t wait to see what we’ll do together in 2013!