Small Business Owners, What’s Really in a Cup of Coffee?[Video]

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2. Create an “ESPRESS” Yourself Board

This one may seem a bit cheesy, but often times effective leadership needs this to get staff to buy into it.  It’s a play on words from “espresso” coffee to “express” yourself.  A simple colorful board display where employees can make suggestions for office improvements and ideas. It can stay anonymous, light-hearted…whatever the issues are at the time. Open-forum.

3. Make it Special

Make your coffee truly an experience. Whether you are serving employees, family, friends or customers, your coffee should represent you. If it means special cups, cubed sugar, or sugar sticks make it happen. Separate yourself from the masses and make your coffee “your experience”. It may cost you a little more in the wallet, but in the long run, people will remember how you made them feel. Be creative and make them special.

So next time you have your staff meeting, family gathering or just decide to “chat” around the employee lounge, take out that special cup, celebrate the moment at hand, and toast to the coffee bean. It warms the heart and brings people together in many ways. Remember, according to the (NCA) National Coffee Association, a goatherder once had his goat accidently discover coffee in the Ethiopian highlands back around the 10th century and the rest was history!  

Enjoy your java!

 

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Josi Gago
Josi Gago
Josi Gago…Traveling Her Yellow Brick Road was born in Coral Gables, Florida to Cuban parents with roots from Spain and Morocco. Living in Haiti as a child was one of her most memorable experiences but returning to South Florida as a teenager, getting married and having 4 children was one of the most fulfilling. During her 25-year “corporate grind” in banking she found herself often lost in her work and saw marriage of 24 years gone. She also found that toxic relationships kill from the inside out and decided to make margaritas out of lemons. She worked on herself teaching yoga/meditation and even owned a juice bar for a while. Today she has 4 amazing adult children, has returned to corporate banking (on her terms) and is a happy empty nester with a cat named Sir Harry.

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