Homemade Hot Cocoa Bar

If you are having a holiday gathering and want to do something special for your guests, a Hot Cocoa Bar is all the rage! In fact, Pacific Perks Coffee, LLC has launched a Gourmet Hot Cocoa Bar with a menu featuring the following drinks: Candy Cane Cocoa Snicker Doodle Smores Raspberry White Truffle Salted Caramel…

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Have you ever been in the Arena?

If you know of Brene’ Brown, you know what the title is referring to. If you haven’t heard of her, check out her Ted Talk that affected so many people and brought the topic of shame and vulnerability to the forefront.  Along with her 20 years of experience, she is insightful, real and you feel…

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Guaranteed Success for Small Business Owners

As a small business owner for about 8 years, I am amazed we have grown year after year, but I am even more blown away by how easily it can be to separate yourself from others in business. What seems to be basic business practice is not that way to everyone. I am not trying…

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Growth in Small Business

The economy today is the best it has been since 2007! For small business owners who have hung in there during the recession, this improvement has been such a welcoming relief. With that, it’s now time to ramp up! Are we ready?! Though we are moving forward, the recession is still in our rear view…

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Caregiving

National Nursing Home Week is coming up May 8-14 and I wanted to speak a little bit about caregiving, as it is close to my heart. My husband was diagnosed with MS at the age of 28. We had just been married for 2 years. Thus began my journey as a caregiver … and a…

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Business Connections

Making the connection is a huge part of business (and life in general!) is relationship building. Bonding with people, namely clients, will create loyalty, forgiveness when things don’t go just right, and make business life fun. If connecting with people isn’t your forte or doesn’t come naturally, there are a couple things to ponder … Are…

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Appreciating Your Employees

Appreciating your employees is as important as your bottom line – literally!  Research shows that employees will leave a company because they don’t feel appreciated.  Appreciation is more important than a pay raise for many employees.  Though it is hard to believe, study after study has shown this fact. Everyone wants to feel like they have…

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A Business Owner’s Greatest Asset

One thing I was taught when we launched Pacific Perks Coffee, LLC, was that our employees are our biggest asset and therefore, take care of them.  As a business owner starting out, taking care of your employees monetarily can seem a little scary because you want to keep the lights on, right? But making the…

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5 Steps to Start Planning an Event

Whether planning for a gathering of friends, an office party, company open house or even a wedding, many of the same rules apply.  It is good to remember to do what you love and outsource what you don’t enjoy! For me, I love the details and making the event customized and special.  I don’t enjoy…

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