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What Does It Mean to “Tell Your Brand Story?”
The phrase slides glibly from the mouths and keyboards of marketing gurus, but while you’re nodding in agreement are you secretly wondering “What on earth does that mean?” Let’s look at “brand ... Read Original Article
Taking Over an Existing Business: How to Keep the Established Social Media Presence
Starting a new business has its unique set of challenges. Buying an existing business that you intend to take over presents a whole new host of hoops to jump through. In this digital age, an ... Read Original Article
Who Ya Gonna Call when Email Goes Wrong?
Email is one of those things that works great – until it doesn’t. With the average business owner or not-for-profit director intent on their own job, who should they ask to fix their email issues? ... Read Original Article
Who Ya Gonna Call when Email Goes Wrong?
Email is one of those things that works great – until it doesn’t. With the average business owner or not-for-profit director intent on their own job, who should they ask to fix their email issues? ... Read Original Article
Re Evaluating Your Twitter Marketing Strategy
Heading into 2018 I’ve decided to take a fresh look at stale social media marketing practices. When we talk about valuable platforms for clients to use to market their businesses, Twitter is always ... Read Original Article

We were all born to be creative; learning to walk and communicate with others, experimenting and interacting with our environment is essentially being creative.  Art is the arrangement and rearrangement of our environment.  Music, painting, dance, sculpture, decorating, and gardening are all examples of art and creativity.  But what makes us shy away from this exploration?

When I lead children in painting a picture, the younger ones have no hesitation in shoveling the paint on the canvas and take delight in mixing all the colors together.  By the age of seven, students begin to ask, “Is this right?  Am I doing a good job?  Show me how to do it.”  I believe they have accepted and are living the fear that they might fail.  And as a person becomes an adult, he or she is still hampered by the thought of failing.  Many have bought into the lie that art is a reflection of their self-worth and are afraid to risk looking stupid or inadequate.  But once a person can push through that to paint or dance or sing, he or she will feel the freedom and excitement of creativity.  A creative person will try new things-experiment in finding new ways around problems-be surprised by what emerges.  Life can get exciting.

We can survive in a world without art and only being surrounded by the essentials for existence.  But art goes past our basic needs: it brings joy and this alone elevates it into the fundamental category of Life.  Art creates an atmosphere of joyful living.  The art we surround ourselves with-painting, sculpture, music, videos- impacts our outlook, mood, motivation and energy levels.  Art can be found and explored everywhere and is an essential element to life.  Art gives color to life.  Go out and create!

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Your 2018 Digital Marketing Plan
Here’s a business resolution for the new year:  Be PRO-active instead of RE-active in your digital marketing. Your effort will be repaid many times over – and it’s not that tricky to implement. ... Read Original Article
Your 2018 Digital Marketing Plan
Here’s a business resolution for the new year:  Be PRO-active instead of RE-active in your digital marketing. Your effort will be repaid many times over – and it’s not that tricky to implement. ... Read Original Article

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Synergy Business Connections helps businesses grow through relationship marketing and we follow the exclusive category format with one member per Conejo Chamber of Commerce business sub-category. Your business sub-category appears on your Conejo Chamber profile page, right under your business name, to see if your category is eligible. We welcome you to join us at a meeting as our guest to experience the Synergy network for yourself.

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What makes the Conejo Valley special, unique or interesting?

I like to call Thousand Oaks "the biggest little town in the country." Even though its size is well over 100,000 residents, it still has a small town feel. You are liable to see someone you know every time you go out. I also like the fact that it has protected itself from the blight that has ruined so many other communities in Southern California by restricting things such as billboards, building structure and height, paid parking lots, and corner strip malls. 

— Cary Ginell - VC On Stage

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