10 Insights On: Maintaining Focus

Our customers share thoughts on keeping your “eyes on the prize.”

August 2015  


1. “It’s customer first. Everything we do, we ask how are you going to use our products. We ask customers why they buy certain products but not others.” – Josh Kilmer-Purcell, Beekman 1802

2. “Remember that what we’re doing is complementing the customer’s vision keeping us all on track.” – Fabi Preslar, Spark Publications

3. “We all really care about our customers and their pets, and that’s where our motivation comes from.” - Karen Simmons, Paw Beach Pet Resort

4. “Be better tomorrow. When you’re a small business, you can’t afford to rest on yesterday’s praise.”– Andy Ciordia, The Secret Chocolatier

5. “Curveballs will be thrown. Adjust your batting stance and stay focused!” – Marc DeCaria, San Marco Coffee

6. “Start with something you have a passion for, but recognize that you can’t do it all. So delegate – and recognize that you don’t even need to know how to do it all.” – Karen Simmons, Paw Beach Pet Resort

7. “The farm is much more than a place of business. It’s a limitless well of inspiration for everything that we design.” Brent Ridge, Beekman 1802

8. “You can’t think clearly if you’re just dealing with the everyday. When you’re removed from it, you start to dream about your business.” – Christina Martinez, Luxury Magazine

9. “Take time to step away. To maintain your energy, health and enthusiasm, it is important to recharge either through a sport, family time or vacation.” – Karen Simmons, Paw Beach Pet Resort

10. “We take fun afternoon breaks to keep engaged and inspired – a little silliness goes a long way.” - Fabi Preslar, Spark Publications