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San Francisco Business Times – Print Media – Financial District – San Francisco, CA #best #online #business

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San Francisco Business Times

What s really going on in the Bay Area? Most people look to SFGate.com or the Chronicle. In this day and age of instant information, most doubt how much information is available in a weekly local publication. Hands down, this newspaper has the pulse on the business environment of the Bay Area, with a heavy emphasis to San Francisco. Subscribing for over fifteen years, my workplace is a loyal customer to this great information source. Whether reading about what new businesses or projects are in the area to finding out what homes are selling for in the various Bay Area counties, SF Business Times keeps you on top of the area news.
Whether you are in marketing, real estate, finance, or just nosy about what s going on, there s always some information that makes you say, Gee, that s interesting!
Also, full props to their customer service staff in sending me missing issues (still not sure if it s my mailman or my coworkers) – likely suspects!). Unlike the other paper, I don t need to run to a newsstand and pay for another copy. Check this periodical out!

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Their customer service is deplorable. You cannot speak with a human being, basically ever. I called customer service one morning. No one answered after 9am. And no one ever called me back. Any time I have needed to talk to them it was because they screwed up one of our office s subscriptions. Wish they weren t the only game in town. Uggggh!

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As a big fan of information, Knowledge is Power, I was very impressed with the Read to Succeed Seminar I attended at this publication s office. I know the title smacks of a literacy program, but it was actually an informative meeting on how to read the weekly publication to expand on networking and marketing.

In these uncertain economic times, newspapers and jobs are falling by the wayside. Judd Walsh opened my eyes on ways to utilize many of the great sections to find sales leads, build market intelligence, and prospecting. He gave great tips and suggestions.

Some of the most valuable info in the SFBT is in the form of The Lists published weekly and then at the end of the year in a large compendium. These Listings cover topics such as Best Places to Work in the Bay Area to The Top Wineries. Event announcements and articles on the different industries are excellent resources.

I am now going to subscribe to the newspaper. Thanks to Veronica and also the gentleman that gave me a copy of 2009 Zagat Guide.

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Pure Storage Recognized as Top Workplace by San Francisco Business Times for Third Consecutive Year #small #business #grants

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Pure Storage Recognized as Top Workplace by San Francisco Business Times for Third Consecutive Year

All-Flash Enterprise Storage Company Ranks #2 Among Bay Area Companies with 101-500 Employees on Annual Best Places to Work List

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – April 25, 2014 — Pure Storage, the all-flash enterprise storage company, today announced that it has been named to the San Francisco Business Times’ annual list of Best Places to Work in the Bay Area for a third consecutive year. The company ranked #2 in the medium-sized company category (101-500 employees), and received high marks for its meritocratic work environment, diverse and talented workforce, and thriving company culture.

The 11th annual Best Places to Work in the Bay Area awards were presented by the San Francisco Business Times and Silicon Valley Business Journal at a ceremony on April 17, 2014. Each year, the publications compile the annual list based on employee surveys that measure worker satisfaction across several areas, including personal growth, workplace environment and managerial effectiveness.

“Spontaneous fun” tops the list of employees’ favorite things about office life at Pure Storage. From impromptu Nerf Bazooka fights, to company-wide in-office bungee races, the “Puritans” enjoy a truly ‘work-hard, play-hard’ culture. The company’s smart, dedicated team and hands-on, “in the trenches” executive leadership were also highlighted by employees as being key to what makes working at Pure Storage special.

“It is an honor to again be recognized as one of the Bay Area’s top workplaces by the SF Business Times, and we are immensely grateful to our employees for their enthusiasm and support,” said Scott Dietzen, CEO of Pure Storage. “Ultimately, it’s the people and culture at Pure Storage that make our company great. We’re proud to offer a work environment where trailblazers, innovators and disruptors thrive. We look forward to adding more exceptional people to our ranks in 2014—in the Bay Area, and beyond—as we continue to aggressively scale our operations around the globe.”

Pure Storage was founded in 2009, with a vision to transform the enterprise storage industry. Since emerging from stealth in 2011, it has achieved unprecedented growth, expanding rapidly to meet global demand for its next generation, all-flash enterprise storage array. Even as it scales to support massive global growth, the company remains committed to preserving the culture, ethics and values it was founded on. To learn more about career opportunities at Pure Storage, visit: http://www.purestorage.com/company/jobs.html.

To see a complete list of the San Francisco Business Times’ 2014 Best Places to Work in the Bay Area honorees, visit:http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/feature/best-places-to-work-2014/ .

About Pure Storage

Pure Storage, the all-flash enterprise storage company, enables the broad deployment of flash in the data center. When compared to traditional disk-centric arrays, Pure Storage all-flash enterprise arrays are 10x faster and 10x more space and power efficient at a price point that is less than performance disk per gigabyte stored. The Pure Storage FlashArray is ideal for high performance workloads, including server virtualization, desktop virtualization (VDI), database (OLTP, real-time analytics) and cloud computing. For more information, visit www.purestorage.com .

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The Pure Storage and P logo marks, Purity Operating Environment and RAID-3D are trademarks of Pure Storage, Inc. All other trademarks or names referenced in this document are the property of their respective owners.

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Business Consulting San Francisco #business #help

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Worldwide Business Consulting from San Francisco

Our philosophy at Zest Business Consulting San Francisco centers around the idea that being a successful business leader includes achieving your financial goals while actively living a passionate, balanced, and meaningful life.

Our business consulting services are geared to address the unique challenges of small businesses as well as mid-sized organizations.

Why Zest Matters

Sure, our sales experts can show you how to attract more customers and make more money, but then what? Without ZEST and enjoyment of life, you’ll ultimately get burnt out – and we all know that it’s hard to succeed at anything long term when you’ve got nothing left in the tank. Whether you are an entrepreneur working in your own small business or a seasoned professional running a thriving national organization, Zest Business Consulting San Francisco can help you discover how building your business can be meaningful, fun, and financially rewarding.

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Work-Life Balance

Our San Francisco based business consultants know that finding the ideal recipe for work-life balance is vitally important for business leaders or business owners of any size organization.

Productivity, efficiency, and profitability are all enhanced when you feel satisfied both personally and professionally. And, if you can develop a business that also supports your staff, your customers, and your vendors, then you have hit the jackpot and created a true win/win/win/win.

Our Passion

We know your company is more than just numbers, data, and products or services, and we recognize that every organization and business owner is unique. Our passion is helping you achieve your professional AND personal goals as quickly as possible while putting the Zest into your business and your life.

Caution: At Zest Business Consulting San Francisco, our clients commonly report that their businesses have become more profitable AND that they have experienced greater enjoyment in their lives overall.

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One Client’s Story

“In 1 year I went from owning a FAILING supermarket to owning a GROWING supermarket. With Jennifer’s help we’ve experienced an 11% upward trend in sales, which is huge in our tough industry.”

“When I started working with my San Francisco based business consultant, Jennifer, I was scared to dream. I felt as if dreaming was a waste of time because I couldn’t figure out how to make them come true. And as tucked away as those dreams were, Jennifer somehow was able to pull them out of me. She made me realize how important and essential they were. She taught me the techniques that were necessary to harness their power and lay the infrastructure to carry them out.

We are now seeing profits at an all time high and our infrastructure is stronger than ever. The way it is going, we are primed for massive growth and this is just the beginning.

Jennifer taught me how to stop running from fire to fire and that with the right tools i could run a smoother, more profitable, more enjoyable business. My confidence level has risen to an all time high. What surprises me the most is my ability to mentor my staff the way that Jennifer mentored me. Everything she said seemed so wise at the time, but I didn’t know if I was going to be able to pull it off. She believed in me. She encouraged me. She guided me. She set the bar high for me, and I succeeded. I’m now able to pass these lessons on to others and alter the course of history in a positive way. Thank you, Jennifer, for the life changing experience.”

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