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The Sparks Blog

Krispy Kreme is 80 today.  Yep, on July 13, 1937, the first Krispy Kreme opened its doors in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  And in honor of this auspicious occasion, I’d like to share a few Krispy Kreme memories. I remember the lucky weekends when I was a kid and some other kids would come by with […]

Get ready – here it comes – the secret to happiness….drum roll please…  Stop doing stuff that makes you unhappy!  Ta-da! I know, you think that is stupid, too simple, ridiculous.  But before you dismiss it, hear me out.  I used to read a certain publication (that shall remain nameless) that made me angry every […]

Oh, the things we take for granted!  After that pipeline leak, several of the gas stations near me ran out of gas.  I never considered the impact not having ready access to gasoline would have on me.   I felt like I was in an episode of The Walking Dead – driving from gas station to […]

Is customer service back?   I’ve been getting some amazing customer service lately!  Really – from several retailers, from my cable company, even from the post office!  Okay, not from the post office, but they did lower the price of stamps.  Who saw THAT coming? I thought, “Wow, companies have finally gotten it.  They’ve raised the […]

I recently gave a talk for people starting their own businesses.  The tips I shared for making money might be helpful to you as well: Get your head in the game.   If you do want to make money, the first step is actually being okay with the idea.  What did you think when you read […]