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How to Stand Out When Shortlisted

First things first – I need your help. Do you like to help? Excellent – it’s greatly appreciated. All you have to do is skip to the last sentence of this post and give us a quick vote. I’ll just wait right here. Now, moving on… Not long ago we signed up on a portal […]


Is Your Data Safe?

The controversy over the hacking of SONY continues to be in the news for many reasons. There is the release of information about celebrities, the discussion about theaters refusing to show the movie, and of course the US sanctions imposed on North Korea. Central to this story is the security of data and protecting data […]


Make a List. Check it twice.

The holiday season is over but the recap of 2014 is not and the projections for 2015 are in full swing. It seems that every single blog, tweet, and newsletter I read is sharing their top picks for anything and everything. There’s the Top Ten Best Holiday Videos. The Top 10 Articles of 2014. The […]


Guest Post :: Developing Mobile Content

By: Nick Williams Smart phones, tablets and the like are staples in a home nowadays, fuelling the constant and rapid growth in the demand for mobile-specific content. This article attempts to provide a top-level view of some of the available tools, software and frameworks that can help you either get started with or enhance your […]


A new spin on the same old resolutions.

Do resolutions really make a difference? If you have not had the time to think about your personal New Year’s Resolutions let me make you feel a little better. I am not really sure it matters. In fact, I might say don’t waste your time. Most people don’t stick to them for very long anyway. […]


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 when it comes to productivity. There are lots of reasons. Customers are trying to get ready for the holidays or […]


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? Wonder no more! I have been reading and re-reading a book called “Feedback! Sales Advice from the Buyer’s Desk.”  In […]


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 to keep relevant material coming in order to stay competitive. Whether you’re a small business or a larger one desiring […]


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 officially start with Thanksgiving I decided to stop and give thanks. It’s not your typical list but maybe it will […]

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 and traveling around the country.  A fellow business owner reached out with some questions about accepting and charging for speaking […]