Thoughts

About Business Close

Sometimes deep, sometimes light, our team is constantly reading, observing, making connections to the past, and prospecting the future. Here are some of our musings:

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La Familia: How Siete's Culture Influences Everything They Do

Siete Family Foods is a family-owned and operated CPG company that does things a little differently, putting family first, family second, and business third. The results are pretty remarkable.

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Porter | Alignment Unlocks Potential

How the hunt for alignment led to a “quiet set of helping hands” for the restaurant industry.

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Why Brand Audits Matter

Sometimes, you need an unbiased eye to tell you where your strengths and weaknesses are. With a brand audit, Drawn can help reveal things about your brand that you may not be able to see on your own.

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Quiz: Which type of agency are you?

Struggling to define your agency? Find clarity with our completely unscientific — yet surprisingly accurate — quiz.

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Overheard at the Built Oregon Festival

Nuggets of wisdom from successful, Oregon-based entrepreneurs and businesspeople at the Built Oregon Festival in Portland, Oregon.

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The Value of the Back Porch

Asking the right questions in the right setting can have a huge impact on the quality of information that you collect.

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Why SEO Matters

What you need to know about SEO and how it can help your business succeed.

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Why You Should Allow Room for Tacit Decisions

Hunches happen. They can be used as a valuable decision-making tool and, at the very least, they're worth a quick assessment.

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Think Big — Think Wholistically

Engagement's about more than taps on a screen. Ideally, it's synonymous with meaningful experience(s) and human connection. Shifting perspective. Leaving an impression. And it's worth doing it right.

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Designing Pubs + Design Thinking = Design of a New Digital Product

How an architectural design project led to another architectural design project that became a service design project and, eventually, a whole new product.