Author Archives: seanocallahan

Tell a story

There are stories all around us.  Some are blatantly obvious, as the media bombards our attention with endless noise.  Others are barely a blip on the radar, yet no less compelling. Stories are the impetus of action.  We cannot help … Continue reading

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PowerPoint with a side of Broccoli

Every month, INCREASE CDC hosts an event for the Increase Community Business Network (ICBN).  The event allows business professionals, entrepreneurs, and community members to network and enjoy a presentation by an expert in popular business topics. The topic of July … Continue reading

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Rolling in Responses

“What gets measured gets done.”  We have all heard this adage before, yet these words never truly resonated with me until this summer project. Like many of my fellow colleagues, I have been collecting data for several weeks.  I am … Continue reading

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The Technicolor Dream Proposal

Wielding an impressive arsenal of dry-erase marker colors, I took to the whiteboard.  I was determined to turn my scattered thoughts into an organized, technicolor dream program guide regarding business sustainability. Our team was meeting for discussion on how to … Continue reading

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Webinars, Teamwork, & Prince

Last Tuesday I attended my very first webinar.  The presentation was titled: What Does it Take to Build Sustainable Micro-Businesses?  Over 200 leaders in the micro-enterprise field logged in to hear three respected organizations describe their successful programming. For the … Continue reading

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From the Cloud to Conan

“Doing Business in the Cloud” This was the title of ICDC’s (Increase Community Development Corporation) June workshop that featured a local authority on the subject. The event also doubled as a networking opportunity for small business owners.  I was surrounded … Continue reading

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In the Driver’s Seat

I walked out of our orientation fully motivated and anxious to start my summer at INCREASE CDC.  As I was strolling through the parking lot, my sense of elation came to a sudden halt as I reached into my pocket … Continue reading

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