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When I founded Ruby Receptionists 14 years ago, my aim was to help small  businesses become more efficient by “offloading” their phone duties. As with many startups, those early days were both exciting, and filled with gut-wrenching worry about whether the money would run out before the value of our service was discovered. Not only were we unknown, but the whole idea of a “virtual receptionist” was unknown too, and our marketing budget was practically nil. Thankfully, we found a small but raving customer base who stuck with us, and told anyone who would listen how we were the best thing that had happened to their business.
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Topics: Customer Service, Culture

Today on the Growing with Purpose podcast, Paul Spiegelman interviews Forbes Best Small Giant, Laura Boone, Co-Founder & Principal of Turnerboone. Laura is a successful entrepreneur who has used her intuitive gifts of clairvoyance and clairsentience to help others grow and thrive for over 25 years.  She is passionate about applying astrology, tarot, and the esoteric arts in practical applications and committed to inspiring companies, communities, families and individuals. 

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Topics: Leadership, growing with purpose

A book excerpt from Kristen Hadeed's "Permission to Screw Up: How I Learned to Lead by Doing (Almost Everything Wrong). Download the first full chapter here or pre-order the book today! 

It’s a hundred-degree day in the middle of a scorching Florida summer.

I’m sitting in a comfy armchair, right smack in the middle of a beautifully decorated, air-conditioned apartment clubhouse where the residents congregate to play pool and watch football. I’m checking Facebook and texting my friends to make plans for the evening, and every few seconds, my eyes flick to the big clock on the wall in front of me.

 It’s been three hours, I think to myself. Hope they’re okay out there.

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Topics: Leadership, Company Culture, Millennials

Picture this: a CEO ends every board meeting with the honest question, "What feedback does anyone have for me?" Every single time, she's met with silence. Can you relate?

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Topics: Leadership, Company Culture, Feedback

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