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Fall Leave?

All the local news channels in our area are in the “back to school” programming mode. There are features about how to get kids back on a regular schedule, school safety, and buying back-to-school supplies. With all of the attention, I had to stop and go back to count how many days I had taken […]


Selling to Small Business

I recently had the opportunity to talk to a group of individuals who are focused on selling to small and medium size businesses. I was trying to give them a snapshot of the profile of a small business owner and why we are very different than the large, complex, customers they typically serve. While one […]

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Potato Salad

Call me old fashioned but I was dumbfounded and quite frankly disgusted at a recent Kickstarter campaign.  A man started a campaign to make a bowl of potato salad. His goal was $10 and his pitch was, “Basically I’m just making potato salad. I haven’t decided what kind yet.” Not particularly inspiring or noteworthy. But, […]

The Golden Brand

Promoting Your Brand with Video

It’s a fact. Today, many people simply do not read. The reasons are many and varied. We spend so much time on computers that we need a break.  We want to have a richer experience – to see and hear about things rather than just reading.  And, it’s just more fun to see a video. […]


Don’t be Afraid to Fail

A few weeks ago I was in Washington, DC where I attended the National Small Business Association Washington Presentation. The sessions were focused on small business and you can read about them and the White House briefing at While in DC, I had the chance to do some sightseeing and visited several monuments. No […]


A Big Influence

I recently contributed some thoughts to a blog that I wanted to share with BizThinking readers. The question posed to business owners and entrepreneurs was “Who was your biggest business inspiration?”  All of us can look around and see the individuals who have helped us in a variety of ways, but inspiration is a very […]

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Using Technology to Share the Knowledge

In my last post, I offered some ideas about why you should share your knowledge and some tips to help you decide what to share. It is one thing to have great content and quite another to find ways to distribute that content. There are so many outlets and each one has its advantages and […]


Share the Knowledge

In this fast-paced, high-pressure, sales-oriented world, many are hungry for CONTENT. That’s right, something they can actually use to make their job easier or help them better understand issues and face challenges. In another word—information! Unfortunately many of the newsletters or subscription feeds take advantage of you when you sign up. They bombard you with […]


Sometimes you need to brag, just a little, about your work.

  Sometimes you need to brag, just a little, about your work. This is one of those times. I am very proud to share with you a series that CK & CO is producing called Video 101.  It showcases thought leadership in my area of expertise—video production. More and more companies are turning to video […]

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Are You A Target for Sponsorships?

It’s that time of year. Requests are pouring in to my company to sponsor golf outings, make charitable donations, buy gala tickets and attend award luncheons. I don’t know about other business owners but it seems like I could be at an event every day. I also notice that I keep running into the same […]