The Art of Relationship-Building in Small Business

The Art of Relationship-Building in Small Business

When launching and running your own small business, what do you think is the most important element for success? Is it having a great product? Ideally, yes. Is it having clever marketing skills or genius business acumen? Sure, these help. Ask Carey Reddick,II, Owner and Chief Designer of Above-Time, Inc, the San Diego-based accessories brand …

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Tiffany's in New York: A 10-year Old Fashionista's Perspective on New York Fashion Week

Tiffany’s In New York: A 10-year Old Fashionista’s Perspective on Fashion Week

How does a 10-year old fashionista score a trip to New York Fashion Week? Sometimes, it’s who you know! Her uncle is none other than Carey Reddick, II, Owner and Chief Designer of Above-Time, Inc, the San Diego-based accessories brand company. “My uncles know that I like fashion and surprised me with this trip. They …

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May we know them, may we be them, may we raise them.

Where are You Going? Here’s to Strong Women

With all the turmoil and sickness plaguing us these last few weeks, I want to take a moment to celebrate my daughters’ January birthdays. If we were having coffee today, I would invite you in for a hot beverage of your choice (coffee’s ready!) and perhaps some virtual birthday cake. Today is my oldest daughter’s …

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I got a set of new adorbable nieces through Adoption

We Chose You!

If we were having coffee today on this lovely Valentine's Day, I would ask you to sit down for a few moments while I tell you the true story of how love conquered fear and loneliness and expanded our family. I dusted this post off out of the archives for just this very moment. LOVE. Nothing …

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Happy Father’s Day

Happy Father's Day to all the amazing, hard-working, long-suffering dads, grandfathers, uncles, brothers, nephews, and single moms, too! May your day be filled with fun, relaxation and the leisure activity of YOUR choice! Today, we will not be having coffee at our usual "weekend coffee share" because I am spending the day with my dad! …

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Mom-and-Me

A Disappointed Daughter’s Perspective for Mother’s Day

Back in September, I wrote a post that elicited an emotional response from a variety of readers. For Mother's Day, I would like the share this again. For my mom; my dream reader As I delve more into blogging each day, sharing my perspectives, I’m challenged with the notion that I am a disappointed daughter. My …

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Celtic Lineage: What’s In a Name?

For my St. Patrick’s Day post I thought I would introduce my Celtic ancestry. McCune is my mother’s maiden name. The McCune family is said to be descended from the ancient Irish King Heremon, who invaded Ireland in 1700 BC (lot's of scepticism here but I had to start somewhere). By the 11th century, the population …

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