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Building Mental Toughness In Business and Life

Earlier this month, a Marine Corps friend of mine penned a blog post that’s title stopped me in my tracks. “Sand fleas have to eat, too…what Parris Island taught me

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Allegiancy announces new educational initiatives for other small businesses, commercial real estate community

Asset manager to share best practices, lessons learned. RICHMOND, Va. – Allegiancy, a Richmond-based commercial real estate asset manager, has a long track record of helping commercial properties become more

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Conversations With The Chairman: Get Feedback From Customers

Get feedback from your customers and then use it. Use it to improve your service, use it to improve your product, use it to demonstrate to the client that they

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Conversations With The Chairman: Always Ask Why

One of the key tenets at Allegiancy is that we always ask “Why?” Asking why is critical because it forces you to get out of your box and it takes

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Conversations With The Chairman: Hire The Right People

You have to focus on getting the right people in your company—having people of good will who are bright, thoughtful and motivated is really the essential ingredient. Ultimately, whatever plan

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Conversations With The Chairman: Pick Up The Phone

When you have the opportunity, pick up the phone. A phone call is much more effective and equally as quick as an email or a text. Texting/Emailing on phone is

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Conversations With The Chairman: Little Things Matter

It’s important to remember that little things matter. Little things like answering the phone. Not only answering it, but how you answer it. Use your manners. Your momma taught you

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Our Take: How is a small town like a small business?

I just spent a day meeting with the Economic Restructuring Committee of the small town where I live: Farmville, Virginia. Like many small towns, Farmville wants to keep its downtown area

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