This is a photo of Jeanne Tedrow, CEO and co-founder of Passage Home, Inc., a community development corporation that serves Raleigh (especially southeast Raleigh) and its county, Wake County, North Carolina. She was talking to stake holders in the community about development of an area abutting a planned city revitalization strip. I think it's important for any business to keep its stakeholders in mind, not just shareholders. Doing so helps build good will and helps all feel like a company is serving a mission beyond just making money. Stakeholders include people and organizations in the communities your business has a presence in, other small business owners impacted by your business such as current or potential partners, shareholders/investors, your bank(s) and other lenders, suppliers, and customers. The stakeholders for this area development discussion here were a church, small business owners, and nearby landlords. An additional benefit: Thinking about all your stakeholders and not just your customers and investors helps you broaden your thinking and stay alert to new opportunities. What better way to never get into a rut than to ask the opinions on a regular basis of a highly diverse group of people? Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile
Thursday, July 26, 2012
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Thursday, July 12, 2012
Thank you very much to all who voted from mobile devices and computers between 7pm - 7:45pm EDT today (Thurs., 7/12/12). Passage Home won the Atlantic BT $25,000 Mobile App contest! The voting was very close but Passage Home pulled ahead in the last several minutes...and stayed there to win. Please see the photo of the smiling winners with the check below. (I, Tiffany C. Wright, am seated on the far left.)Again, mucho gracias! Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile
Monday, July 9, 2012
I just wanted to say "Thank You!!" to all of you who voted for Passage Home, Inc. in the Atlantic BT mobile app contest! We garnered the most votes and won that round of voting!! We could not have done it without all of you who went online and voted from your home and office computers and from your mobile phones.
Passage Home must prepare a pitch for the finals which take place in ~1.5 weeks. That will be interesting.
Again, thank you all for helping us get to this point.
Sunday, July 8, 2012
According to the July/August issue of Inc. magazine, "People pay your business the highest compliment of all by saying they would like to work for you; after all it means they would like to spend more time with you than with your families."Keep this in mind when dealing with current employees, considering (additional) benefits, and hiring new employees. You will notice a difference when you act from this belief! Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile