Archive for December, 2011

Cooper Fitness Center, Part 2

by on Dec.28, 2011, under Fitness

Often, merely identifying the source of a potential problem may motivate a client to make changes, Darden says. “We may not be able to get that person’s spouse to join with them, but if a person determines his problem is that he’s not getting support at home, there may be other areas he can think of to foster support,” he says. (continue reading…)

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Cooper Fitness Center, Part 1

by on Dec.21, 2011, under Fitness

Innovation: “Stages of Readiness Profile” identifies factors that may prevent a new member’s success so individual support can be given.

The success of Cooper Fitness Center, now celebrating its 27th year in business, is bred from simple yet smart philosophies like “when our members succeed, so does our business.” While this is not an official creed of the Cooper organization, it’s a good example of the facility’s approach to doing business: Help members improve their overall health and well-being and the bottom line will improve as well. (continue reading…)

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Program Helps Track Online Visitors

by on Dec.14, 2011, under Communication

Business Week magazine recently reported that about 60 per cent of small businesses don’t have a World Wide Web site. That means quite a few entrepreneurs aren’t yet convinced of the potential of on-line business.

But what about the other 40 per cent? Do they believe that their Web site is working for them?

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Refractive Surgeon Rediscovers The Gift Of Sight, Part 2

by on Dec.09, 2011, under Health

I was in a daze as we packed and drove for my postoperative visit. We played the Keali’I Reichel tape as we passed vineyards and golden-green pastures. I wept with joy at being able to see the cattle and horses. I will never forget that magical morning. Now I knew how my patients felt about being able to see without glasses or contacts. He could not believe how well I was doing – 20/20 in each eye and able to see J1. We bid farewell until January, when we would speak on the same panel at the Hawaiian Eye Conference and Visx University. (continue reading…)

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Refractive Surgeon Rediscovers The Gift Of Sight, Part 1

by on Dec.02, 2011, under Health

The ring was positioned and the suction started. I felt the mildest pressure and saw the micrikeratome traverse back and forth. When the flap was lifted, the circle of light and the blinking diode became fuzzier, but were still visible. He started the laser, I was able to maintain my gaze, which is a major concern. I could actually see the diode become clearer. I knew I would be under the laser for more than 90 seconds and mentally geared for it. The smell was familiar to me. I am a firm believer in bilateral LASIK. The adjustment and the follow-up suit our active patients. (continue reading…)

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Mine the riches of government Web sites

by on Dec.01, 2011, under Communication

Sometimes it seems that governments don’t understand the Internet and its critical importance for small business as the backbone of the emerging global wired economy. Yet there is at least one federal government department that does “get” the Net: Industry Canada.

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