Over the summer, our house was full of college-age kids. Two of them happen to be mine, and then there were the extra friends who ended up staying with us for a while. Running a modified boarding house makes me quite happy, actually. From the time they started school, I've always encouraged my children to bring their friends around. It's when everyone keeps coming back - for food, sleep, laundry facilities or just to pull up a chair for some thoughtful conversation - that I know I've done something right!
Richardson Media Group has embarked upon a journey to become a more sustainable, socially responsible business. We recently joined New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility. Our team has regular conversations about how to apply what we are learning about social responsibility to our professional services business. Now that we are shining a brighter light onto our collective purpose, we realize that our sustainability story began years ago.
Brenda Brooks, Former Director of Admissions at UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law, Joins Richardson Media Group
Brenda's background in college admissions and enrollment management makes her an invaluable addition to our team.
This summer, Brenda Brooks became the newest member of the Richardson Media Group team after spending the past 12 years in college admissions and enrollment management. Much of her career centered around developing strategic recruitment and communications plans with a strong focus on lead generation and conversion.
Anne Richardson, principal and media director at Richardson Media Group, was recently profiled by New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility, a nonprofit organization driving the social responsibility agenda in New Hampshire. The profile, which originally appeared on the NHBSR Featured Member Spotlight, is reproduced below.
Saturday dawns. The temperature outside is hovering around 20 degrees, and I hear the wind rattling the window panes in our old Victorian as I head downstairs to put the coffee on. My first cup in hand, I settle into the couch in front of the big wood stove that’s been beaming heat into the living room all night. A novel I’ve been meaning to finish reading sits waiting for me, as do a few precious hours of quiet time. Now, if I could only find my glasses?
When entrepreneurial women get together to share their stories of business ownership, you can almost guarantee the room will be a-buzz with positive energy. And that’s exactly what happened when I had the privilege of joining two fellow business owners behind the podium at a recent Chamber Collaborative of Greater Portsmouth breakfast event.
It’s human nature to seek out comfortable grooves and settle into them. Routines, schedules, relationships, habits (even unhealthy ones) tend to stick to us and can be difficult to alter. Most people resist upsetting the delicate balance of things, especially if there’s nothing wrong with the status quo.
Suffice it to say, change can be frightening.
There are five universal truths to establishing and holding onto successful business partnerships:
What does it mean to be fearless? This question can be answered in so many different ways. After all, fears come in all shapes and sizes. What’s scary to one person is no big deal to another. Being fearless doesn’t necessarily mean you are never afraid. I would argue that fearlessness simply implies a willingness to face one’s challenges head-on.
It’s that time of year again!
Cards, gifts, late nights, cocktails, a few too many sweets, and, here in New England, add the requisite snowfall. At Richardson Media Group, we’ve willingly embraced all that the season brings, but the reality is that the holidays can put extra stress on small businesses like ours.