It’s time for our Friday Brag Basket! Who else lets you tout your accomplishments for free? No one!
Why do we want you to brag?
- Because everyone deserves a little applause and recognition.
- Because entrepreneurs don’t have many chances to brag.
- Because you should review your week, every week. Learn from your experience!
- Because it’s fun!
So jump in with a comment. Bonus points if you add a rural or small town connection to your brag!
- Becky McCray said…
This is kinda a complicated story. A former employer (that I was fired from) came back to me for some professional work this week. Not only did they have an impossibly short deadline, but I’ve managed to complete the job early.
And, as a bonus, it has put me back in contact with another person who now wants to talk about the possibility of more professional work.
So I’m feeling very BIG for not telling that former employer to get lost when they called. And maybe I get a new client as a bonus.
- Cristina said…
There has been so much going on this month and more to come!!! But today was the BIG day!!
– JUST RELEASED TODAY: Check out my revamped website — I’ve added information about my coaching practice and programs. It’s still a work in progress, as we add more programs, products and resources.
– JUST RELEASED TODAY: The Savvy Entrepreneur, my new small business blog, is up and running. Check-in each week to see what tips, tricks, suggestions, thoughts and examples I have to share on how you can effectively market and promote your small business, and get more clients.
– AS OF THIS WEEK: As a newly licensed Get Clients Now!(tm) facilitator, I’ll help you streamline your marketing plan so you get more lients in less than 1 month. See my website or contact me directly for more details.
– IN A FEW DAYS: October will mark my 3 years in business!! Happy Anniversary to me!!
– WELL, ONGOING: Finally, on two non-business related points — My son turned 1 year old this month and I’m half-way through my pregnancy!!
- Becky McCray said…
Wow! Cristina, today was the BIG day for you! New websites, newly licensed, celebrating business and personal anniversaries. You weren’t kidding that you have a lot going on!
By the way, what do you all think of the new format of copying the brags into the main entry, so everyone will be sure to see them? Feedback welcome!
- Jeanne Adams said…
From Gray, Maine: Our Village Master Plan Advisory Committee was voted on by our town council to continue on to the next phase. Our town is surrounded by Portland, Windham and Lewiston/Auburn – all commercial centers. We’re rural. Our village is cut like a pie – five major roads intersect. Every intersection in our town is a “major crash location”. We’re focused now on writing a grant for village improvements focused on traffic management and pedestrian issues with a larger focus on retaining our historic buildings and attracting local retail business (we’re inundated with national franchises selling gas and fast food). We atracted community support during a time of deep divisions and hard feelings in our community of 8,000 (recall campaigns, council even tried to abolish our CEDC committee). Our motto was: Patience, persistence, practice inclusion not exclusion, focus on issues not personalities, and do this all with a lot of good humour. Wish us luck, we are now advocating for a community and economic planning position to oversee implementation of our Master Plan. It wasn’t easy, but we think the attitude made all the difference. In a contentious, angry time in our community, a group of citizens stepped forward and held out hope and reminded us about the good we shared in our town. Our little effort has sparked other little efforts – cable committee contest for films about our town, business group is seeing renewed interest, people are talking less politics and more projects. I’m really proud of this team. Mainers are stubborn as all get out. We accomplished a lot in our year!
- Becky McCray said…
Jeanne, what an interesting story! Your town is a bit larger than my home town (5,000), but local politics is much the same all over. Deep divisions and hard feelings seem to be almost universal. Congratulations on your continuing campaign to improve your village! Talk about working on a legacy!
Keep your good humor, and Good Luck to you!
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