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19 Dec Holiday

Stay Productive During the Holidays

It’s that time of year. There are holiday open houses, luncheon get-togethers, and company parties.  While retail operations are in full swing many service businesses like mine find this is a difficult time of year

10 Dec Feedback

To Buy or Not To Buy

Did you ever wonder what a procurement officer or buyer is thinking?  Did you ever ask the buyer of your goods or services what they need? Did you ever wonder what drives a buyer crazy?

2 Dec Content

Guest Post :: 3 Tips for Successful Self-Distribution

By: Dennis Styers In this day and age, producing and distributing quality content at a rapid pace is essential. Regardless of your area of interest or audience you are trying to target, it is critical

25 Nov GiveThanks

Give Thanks

This is the time of year when we get a bit nostalgic. The holidays have a way of making us stop, take stock, and think about what is ahead. Since the holiday season seems to

20 Nov Speak up

Speak Up

Like many business owners I get asked to speak on different topics to a variety of groups. I did a count and have been averaging about one speech per week for the past few months

4 Nov Your_Vote_Counts_Badge

Vote

“Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting.” Franklin D. Roosevelt   Today, as

27 Oct Invent

Think Like an Inventor

Shark Tank, it’s that popular TV show where entrepreneurs and inventors try to get the celebrity panel to invest. All the attention on this show is inspiring individuals to take their ideas to the next

22 Oct Photo

Women Strengthening Michigan

This past week I had the opportunity to participate in a panel discussion for Michigan Governor Rick Snyder called “Women Strengthening Michigan.” It was one of a series of discussions held around the State which

7 Oct New Year

Happy New Year!

I know, I know. You think I am a bit early… but, like many businesses, our year-end was September 30th.  Since the business opened its doors on September 10th, 1987 our accountant picked the closest

29 Sep Who says there's no such thing as a free lunch?

Who Says There Is No Such Thing as a Free Lunch?

This is the story of an amazing example of customer service and marketing.  I was in Chicago for a Board meeting and here is what happened. A group of us went to lunch at a