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About Me, About This Blog and How to Contact Me (Scroll Down)

Dear Mesa, AZ — “Who you are” defines everything you do. You’re not a florist, cleaner, restaurant owner or even a business person. You are a valuable contributor and citizen of the community. The world needs your knowledge and experience, but it must first find you.

This is where this blog comes in. With the use of the latest technology news, social media, Internet marketing tips, your business can stand out from the masses by differentiating from all others.

Your audience, customers and the market need you and your service. But today, people are too busy to care if you only operate an average business. Let’s build a business that lasts, develops a presence online and offline that so that everyone in Mesa will know who you are.

I decided to write this blog after having read Seth Godin’s Purple Cow. The book was about how to make an organization grow remarkably.

I asked myself “What can I give to the world?” After some thought, I realized my knowledge on small business marketing promotion, technology and social media could help others. Most people I meet in Mesa have no idea how useful Social Media can be. Most people think it’s something their kids use to socialize with their friends. I beg to differ and write helpful tips throughout this blog to change such mindset.

More importantly, I’ll raise questions that challenge the conventional wisdom —  Questions that will provoke you into challenging your (sometimes overly rational) thinking. What if you did… How about … What about … Do you really… Asking hard questions will help your organization become better, innovative, agile and ahead of others.

So here I am, blogging away, sharing ideas, tactics and strategies on how to help your organization grow.

About Takuya Hikichi – Short Bio

My name is Takuya Hikichi. My family and friends call me Tak (taak) for short.  As you can tell by my name, I am originally from Japan and happily married to my American wife, Lynn (she is half Caucasian/Chinese and cute, of course).

I have three children. A graduate of Brigham Young-Hawaii (yes, Mormon) and hold masters degree from University of Phoenix.

Extended Bio (for those who care to read)

I was born and raised in Japan for the first 16 years of my life. When I was in high school, I spent all 3 years outside Japan where I learned English at (almost) native proficiency.

I then lived in Los Angeles, CA for two year LDS mission.  I returned and moved to Hawaii in 1998 to attend BYU-Hawaii.

As soon as I graduated from college, I met my wife Lynn. We were married in Hawaii and spent the next two years till we moved to the mainland and to Las Vegas and then to Mesa, AZ.

Here I am, liking the city a lot and want to give back to the community.

Contact me here and please use email, phone call may not get replied.

  • Aunty Coco

    Hey Tak,
    Nice blog 🙂 I want to see more pics of the family!!! And by the way whoever took that head shot of you is awesome! I'll add you to my feed – but right now I've been on a serious blog hiatus. But I will check in with you when I have a minute to actually sit down and have a minute to myself! Take care and hope you're staying cool in the AZ Summer heat!
    Alohas,
    Aunty Coco

  • http://www.mesablogger.com Tak

    Hey Collette, you're officially the first person to comment on this blog. One of many to come.

  • Aunty Coco

    Hey Tak,
    Nice blog 🙂 I want to see more pics of the family!!! And by the way whoever took that head shot of you is awesome! I'll add you to my feed – but right now I've been on a serious blog hiatus. But I will check in with you when I have a minute to actually sit down and have a minute to myself! Take care and hope you're staying cool in the AZ Summer heat!
    Alohas,
    Aunty Coco

  • http://www.MesaBlogger.com @Takuya_Hikichi

    Hey Collette, you're officially the first person to comment on this blog. One of many to come. If you happen to have more Mesa pictures I can use, send them to me with your credit on the pictures, I can rotate them along with my map picture.

  • Terry Benelli

    Please consider linking to my blog
    http://buildabetterdowntownmesa.blogspot.com/

  • Terry Benelli

    Please consider linking to my blog about Downtown Mesa
    http://buildabetterdowntownmesa.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.mesa-commercial-roofing.com Mesa Commercial Roofing

    Hey,

    Great blog! You have a bunch of useful information on here. I see that you are open for new Link Partners. I didn’t find a Contact Form on your site, but I am guessing this would be the best place to get a hold of you.

    I would be interested in becoming a Link Partner with you. I do not have any partners yet, so you would be my first (and at the top of my list when I create the page). My site is http://www.mesa-commercial-roofing.com and again, I would love to be your link partner.

    If you are interested, just let me know by emailing me 🙂

    Thanks and have a great Wednesday!

  • Melissa Farley

    Greetings,

     

    My name is Melissa Farley and I am producer and editor with
    The Arizona Republic/azcentral.com. We are launching a series of new
    neighborhood sites on azcentral.com and are seeking writers, bloggers, active
    community members, local businesses, organizations and anyone interested to
    contribute to these sites to make them not only about the community, but by the
    community.

     

    We have found this will be a better way to serve the large population
    of Arizona with more detailed, focused attention placed on individual
    neighborhoods so we can share, discuss and interact about what is important to
    you and not just what is being covered in major headlines.

     

    I’d like to invite you and the organization to be a part of
    this exciting, innovative journey with me. The site is extremely user friendly
    and the type of posts we are looking for are not extensive but would preferably
    include a video or photo and a few sentences detailing events in your area
    including library activities, chamber updates, volunteer opportunities,
    concerts, benefits, health clinics, business news, crime, new restaurant
    openings, available real estate, classes, art, family fun and a wide range of
    other topics that are of interest to you and your neighborhood. 

     

    This is a great way to receive public exposure, identify
    your brand as an expert among the community and be actively involved.

     

    Please contact me for more information. Thank you for your
    time and consideration. I very much look forward to hearing back from you.