In this tough economy, I am seeing more and more just how much a role innovation plays in the viability of businesses in general. Innovation is especially important these days for professional service providers – consultants, lawyers, accountants, architects, engineers, etc.
What are you working on that is innovative, that adds value to your clients/customers?
Me? Right now, I am in the middle of a major re-design of my blog, More From Less. (If you visit the site, you’ll see that the work is not complete.) The purpose of me revising the design of the site isn’t just for aesthetics. It is about improving the way readers of my blog interact with the site, and making it more functional and useful. In other words, it is about providing additional value to the readers of my blog.
I have also been working on some other projects that you might find interesting:
- The San Diego Green Building Blog – My fellow volunteers on the marketing committee at the San Diego Green Building Council have worked hard to give a voice to the many talented sustainable building professionals in the community.
- Steve Hill Construction Consulting, Inc. – If that name looks familiar, that’s because it is my father. His new website is a reflection of the new focus of his consulting company, and his evolution as a professional.
- I am currently researching materials from numerous sources as part of a book I am working on. The book will highlight tangible ways of improving quality in the built environment.
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Here are some of the recent articles and stories I have come across that I have found interesting:
- Survey: 55% of small businesses are blogging – by Kevin O’Keefe
- The iPad Mini’s Huge Potential For Retail, Customer Service And Industrial Applications – by Darrell Etherington
- Bulletproof backups: When you absolutely can’t lose any data – by Joe Kissell
- Hearing set in suit against Thomas Jefferson law school – by Greg Moran
- The Return of Dean Kamen – by Adam Penenberg
- 25 Entrepreneurs Tell What They Wish They’d Known before Founding Their First Startup – by David Hauser
- When Is It Time To Pivot? 8 Startups On How They Knew They Had To Change – by Scott Gerber
Thanks again for taking the time to read this. As always, if you have questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact me.