Summer Round-up

How is it the middle of September already?!? Summer is my favorite season and, as usual, it flew by in a whirlwind of sunshine and blueberries.

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Lemonade for You on Our 1st Birthday

Today marks the one-year anniversary of my solo act as Jessica Broome Research coming to an end, and the assembling of the amazing team that has become Southpaw Insights.

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Southpaw by the Numbers

Southpaw Insights has had an exciting year of growth, adventure, and research.

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Happy Lefthanders Day!

One of the things lefties are known for is being awesome at “divergent thinking,” or looking at different ways to solve a problem.

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Your “healthy” may not be my “healthy”

The other day on the subway I saw an ad that claimed “Only 3% of kids’ meals options are healthy.” Of course this was disturbing, but then I started wondering,

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It’s been a busy few weeks, but I’m glad to be sneaking in under the wire with my once a month blog post! I’ve had such a great range of projects

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“It feels as if each week, there is some lunch or some dinner or some phone call that is going to blow my cover, reveal that I am not nearly

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Winter is almost over! Q1 is usually slow for me, but not this year! Here are a few of the things I’ve been working on: A consumer survey about New Year’s

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I set some goals for the year last January and tracked my progress every quarter (here, here, and here!). Now it’s time for the year-end review of progress against my

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Compared to a lot of people, I’m pretty organized. I always invoice on time (and pay on time). I never miss meetings or deadlines. I know where everything is. But

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It’s my dad’s birthday this week, and I’m on my way to visit my family for Thanksgiving. This time of year always makes me nostalgic, so I thought I’d give

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I like to give an overview of my work every now and then, just to remind everyone how interesting it is! Here are the projects I’m working on right now:

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Every time I talk to someone who only sees me on Facebook, they say some variation of the same thing: “Your life looks amazing! I can tell your business is

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It’s that time again…q3 is over and I’m reporting on my progress towards my annual goals. Make more money than last year– and make money every month. Yes! This year

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I like to give my loyal readers occasional updates of all my exciting activities and adventures in the research trenches… I’ve been in Ann Arbor, Michigan this summer, teaching a

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I’ve been teaching Questionnaire Design at the University of Michigan’s Summer Institute in Survey Research Techniques, and I’m finding it hugely fun for a few reasons: 1. My students are

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As Q2 wraps up and the year is half over (!!), I wanted to check in on my 2014 goals. Make more money than last year—and make money every month. Still

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My parents came to New Orleans to visit this weekend. (That’s them in 1966!) My dad, himself an entrepreneur, and my mom, a logistics and problem-solving whiz, have been two

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  I set 14 work goals for 2014. Here’s how I’m doing: Make more money than last year—and make money every month. So far, so good. Work for at least 5 existing

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One of my very first jobs was interviewing inmates in maximum-security prisons in New York State. It was part of an evaluation of a parenting class for male inmates, which

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I may have gone a little overboard by coming up with 14 work-related goals for 2014. The 7 I covered last week are all about the kinds of clients and projects I

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As promised, following up on last week’s 2013 recap, here’s a look forward with some goals for Jessica Broome Research in 2014. 1. Make more money than last year– and

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Whoa! I did not mean to abandon my blog for so long. I was completely absorbed for all of Q4 on a fantastic global qual project: doing in-home focus groups

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Last week I shared the beginning of my research wish list, mostly focusing on types of clients I’d like to have.  I want to continue the list this week with a

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Here is a sample of topics I’ve done surveys and focus groups on in the past few months: Challenges to immunizing children experienced by health workers in 14 developing countries

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