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ancy Glick moved to Ketchum in 2004 after nearly a decade spent in Seattle’s high-tech scene. In an effort to escape the high-tech sector, she shifted her focus to the creative side and discovered a love for the combination that art and technology. It created a vibe that she just couldn’t shake. This discovery was the birth of The Pixel Bakery, her freelance web and graphic design business. Nancy slowly grew her clientele to a point where her business could sustain a full-time commitment. She has created a team that focuses on filling the gap for businesses that need a marketing department only some of the time. “I love the challenges that different clients present. Some clients challenge my creativity; some challenge my intellect; and most challenge me to combine the two,” chimes Nancy. “That’s what I love about design. It allows you to take a complex message and turn it into something that people can relate to.” Nancy’s youth was spent in Spokane, Wash., on a tiny cattle ranch. From the age of seven, she spent all day, every day, riding her horse. When it comes to enjoying this Valley, Nancy

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ers nine years ago. Tara also spends her winters skiing on Baldy and she can also be found at CK’s Real Food in Hailey. Tara’s love of flowers and making people happy shines through. It is evident that everything that comes out of her shop has her special touch and is just how she would have it for her own special event. Don’t forget Tara Bella’s annual Christmas market at her shop Dec. 7, 8 and 9, 2012. There will be local and regional artisans and lots of Christmas gift ideas available for the weekend. We’ll look forward to seeing you! tws

feels there is no reason to limit oneself to just a few things. “If you’ve never done it, try it. If you like it, keep doing it,” is her motto. Nancy earned her bachelor’s degree in communication and journalism from Gonzaga University and still rides her horse, Bombay, as much as possible. Since returning to Ketchum, Nancy met and married her husband, Josh; has become a member of the Mud Honey Cycling team; and volunteers with the Expedition Inspiration Fund for Breast Cancer Research. tws

Willow Papery 726-0456 380 N. Leadville Ave., Ketchum

risty Logan has owned Willow Papery for the past two and a half years. She has lived in the Valley for four and a half years. She moved here for her boyfriend, who later became her husband. In her spare time, Kristy enjoys spending time with her family, making jewelry, traveling, and watching TV. Says Kristy, “I worked in television for 10 years before moving to the Wood River Valley, where I transitioned into jewelry designing. Two and a half years ago I bought Willow Papery and I have been busy building it into the store it is today. “Willow Papery is a one-stop stationery and gift store. We carry many different lines of greeting cards, boxed stationery and gifts. We can personalize a wide variety of boxed stationery, usually while you wait. Additionally, we work closely with brides for their wedding needs—everything from invitations to napkins to day-of-event products such as programs, menus and place cards.  Our ability to produce an order in a very short amount of time is something that is truly unique to our store.” tws

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ne of the most difficult challenges a parent faces is learning to let go. Like other parents, I have had to make tough decisions: When should I let my daughter ride her bike around the block alone? At what age should I drop my son off at the movies with his friends? Preparing my children for independence requires balancing my fears with helping them grow into strong and capable adults. Business owners also must learn to let go. The questions are different—Is it time to delegate the bookkeeping to someone else? Should I turn over the daily account management of my largest client to a staff member?—but the process is the same. Making business decisions like these can keep you awake at night, but letting go is critical to the growth of your firm. Some business owners gradually let go over time, while others make sudden changes in how their business is operating. Determining the right path for you begins with evaluating progress toward growth goals and redefining your leadership role. Ultimately, you can learn to delegate with confidence. Evaluate Growth Goals A business owner who is functioning at a strategic level is able to drive progress toward business objectives. If your firm is not achieving its goals, perhaps your leadership role needs to shift. Take a moment to reflect on your growth goals. What is it worth to achieve those goals? Having a strong vision creates clarity around your role as the driver of success. Redefine Your Leadership Role Make a list of everything you do in your business. Now ask yourself: What is the best use of my time with respect to my growth goals? Circle the items on the list that qualify. Add new items that don’t appear on the list. The ones that don’t make the cut are the ones that could and should be delegated. If you feel everything on the list is critical, ask yourself different questions: What is it costing me to be involved in this activity? How does that compare with the benefit? For example, if you spend an entire day tracking down a lost customer order, it may cost you a contact with a new prospective customer. Give yourself permission to lead. When you stand in the viewpoint of “I am the leader,” it’s clear that you should not be intimately involved in most of the daily tasks of the business. Delegate With Confidence Delegate? The very word might make you think, “I am the only one who can do this,” or “Someone might steal from me if I stop doing the books,” or “There is no way I could train someone to take over this client.” If delegating brings up this voice in your head, read on: There are ways to minimize the risk. The first step in delegating is to clearly define the workflow process for a selected function. Next, identify checkpoints where you need to be involved in the process. Third, determine the best resource for the job. Is there someone on your staff who can do it? Can you outsource the task? Can you justify hiring a new employee to take on the responsibilities? Letting go will position your firm for future growth. It will allow you to increase your organizational capabilities, make the firm less dependent on you, and develop your skills as a leader. You might even be able to take a long-awaited vacation. tws

October 17, 2012  

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