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Storms: The Sneaky Killer Of Business Growth

No matter who we are, it’s likely that sometime in our lives we have faced some kind of storm that has affected us. Whether it meant we had difficulties or could not get to work, or if a storm has stranded us in the middle of nowhere, the fact is that disasters happen – it matters most how we react.

Businesses Face A Double Blow

When it comes to severe storms, businesses can face double the damage, both in lost wages and in property damage. This recent storm in Stafford, TX is a prime example:

Winds ripped up multiple greenhouses at Weatherford Farms Nursery and the entire front facade of Yukon Glass was blown out. Part of the ceiling also caved into the showroom.

Employees watched

Single And Doing Good For Others: Nice Trade

sgfoAt Single Volunteers (SV), the goal is to become ineligible for membership. One success story is that of Tony Birchfield and Vicki Kern of SV’s Dallas-Fort Worth chapter, who met a year ago last spring while building a house for Habitat for Humanity. A few weeks later, the widowed business owner, who ran a San Diego tree service, and divorced nurse, both in their 50s, went horseback riding with handicapped children. They hooked up again at a barn dance for the Special Olympics, and four months later, they were married.

“They got to know each other in blue jeans, in full daylight, with sweat on their brows,” says SV’s founder, Anne Lusk. “That’s a wonderful, realistic foundation for any relationship.”

Lusk, 50, got the