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  Focus On the Little Things

It is easy to get tied up with the big things involved with running a business. Often these are the most important tasks in our day so it only makes sense that we would spend more time on them. But don't get so wrapped up with the big picture that you forget about the details. The little things that add a personal touch to your business can be every bit as important as the major tasks but they are often put off until they seem convenient. Take some time each day to address the details and you may be surprised at the difference it makes.

Set aside time for correspondence. I have had a relationship with a business that does a great job of completing the necessary work they were hired to do. They provide quick or timely service, a quality product, they are knowledgeable when asked questions and they deliver on time. What more can you ask for? Well, they don't communicate as well as they could. They don't call when work is complete; leaving me to wonder if the work will be done on time. (It always has been) This may seem like a small detail but one that would move them from a quality company to exceptional.

Keep an eye on attitude. Another business offers a relatively expensive product/service, they do great work, are professional in almost every way but there is a minor attitude problem in the office. One of the people that interacts with the public the most has a poor attitude. Cranky at times and even down right grumpy at others, this person makes it less enjoyable to do business with them.

Manners are important. This one is especially irritating to me. Good manners should be a pre-requisite for any job where you will deal with the public. When every thing else is done well it is a shame to dampen a customers enthusiasm because an employee doesn't practice good manners.

Be on time. This may seem like it goes without saying but many companies have posted hours that are not adhered to. How good do you have to be before you can let customers wait outside your door ten minutes after the posted opening time of your business? We all understand that circumstances beyond our control can periodically delay someone, but if it is a habit many customers will find out if your competitor shows up on time.

Add these details up and they become a major part of the big picture. Oh, and I almost forgot, thanks for reading this.
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NASA Spacecraft, the Cassini Orbiter has sent home amazing photos of Saturn, its rings and moons. The pictures show what is believed to be a seasonal shift on the planet. The Cassini Orbiter arrived in the Saturn system in 2004.

Cassini's main mission was completed in 2008, but the Orbiter's activities have been continued through 2017.

View the photos on Space.com.

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Links of Interest Monthly Tip

Denison Links 
Area Website Directory, Recipe Database, Family Resource Links, and E-Minder

 Monarch Country  
Highlights, Scores, Schedules and More..

PPP Design Website Design Marketing Checklist
A categorized website design marketing review.

Definitely Denison
Find out More about Denison (Where to shop, eat and stay)

Cassini Orbiter Photos
Photos of Saturn, its rings and moons

Wings Repair and Towing
24 hours service and road-side assistance

SMS Gateway List
Wikipedia list of cell carriers gateways

SMS Alerts for New Emails

Would you like to get a text message when a new email arrives? It is easier than you might think.  First, determine the SMS Gateway necessary to send a text message from your email account. Here is an SMS Gateway  list from Wikipedia. The list may be dated so you may want to verify the gateway with your cell provider.

For example if Verizon is your provider the address necessary would be xxxxxxx@vtext.com, where xxxxxxx is replaced with your phone number.

Set up your email account to forward a copy of incoming emails to the xxxxxxx@vtext.com email address. Each time a new email arrives you will receive a text message.

Most email accounts offer message forwarding.

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