Economic Development Week in Maryland (tell your story!)

Posted on October 17, 2017 by Sandy Dubay and filed under Business Development, Communications, Economic Development, Storytelling.

Next week (October 22nd – 28th), Maryland will honor Economic Development Week in Maryland. This is Maryland’s 7th annual celebration, and it’s an excellent opportunity for all of us to tell the story of what Economic Development is, why it’s so important, and the value it brings to the state. If we celebrate life’s novelties …

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Ever considered hiring a coach?

Posted on April 7, 2017 by Sandy Dubay and filed under Business Development, Inspiration, Team Building.

I recently had my final weekly session with a coaching & consulting client. We worked together every week for four months, and now we’ve shifted into monthly meetings. I’ve been reflecting on what we’ve done during our time together so far. We initially got started because there was a professional need for support she couldn’t …

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How to justify your marketing budget to elected officials

Posted on April 6, 2017 by Sandy Dubay and filed under Annual Report, Budgets, Business Development, Economic Development.

It’s the scariest time of the year for Economic Development Organizations — the moment when you must present your marketing budget to directors and officials! While people in other industries are enjoying beach vacations, lazy days under sun, or backyard barbeques, you’re frantically preparing for this meeting in the mid-summer months. They’ll review where you’ve …

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Valued intern experience yields organizational growth

How to Utilize Interns to Grow Your Organization

Posted on January 12, 2017 by Sandy Dubay and filed under Business Development, Giving Back, Hiring, Team Building.

Over the course of my business, we’ve had over 30 interns! This has been one of the best investments in my business. While interns usually work for free as long (as they’re getting college credit), they’re a great way to invest in someone’s future and your company’s progress. During their internship, it’s a great opportunity …

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