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13 Oct Video

Suddenly “Cool”

Twenty eight years ago I started Cynthia Kay and Company Media Production after having worked in television for many years. The idea for the business was the result of the many requests the TV station received from businesses

5 Oct cpu

Small Business Owners Need to Focus on Technology

I often believe that small business owners are flexible, responsive, and willing to try new things.  They are also pretty optimistic when it comes to their businesses as reported by the NSBA’s Mid-Year Economic Report.

24 Sep Music

Running Start

Making the transition from ivy covered walls to the workplace can be a challenge. That’s why I am happy to hear more and more educational institutions are trying to help students get prepared with various

17 Sep PC

Hello? Anyone Listening?

Phone conferences have always been critical to getting the work done but it seems like I’m spending more and more time on phone conferences and less time in face-to face meetings. That is not surprising.

8 Sep Labor Day

Time to Labor

With the holiday weekend behind us, the work begins in earnest. It’s a day many aren’t exactly looking forward to. Depending on the source you quote, 20-80% of employees hate their jobs. I find that discouraging. So much

1 Sep vacation

Unlimited Vacation

As many are trying to squeeze in that last little bit of vacation before Labor Day it occurs to me that we as Americans are not very good at vacation. In fact, we trail behind

24 Aug EconomicReport

Mid-Year Economic Check Up

As summer winds down many business owners are beginning to gear up for the Fall, so I thought it would be a good time to dive into the NSBA’s Mid-Year Economic Report. This particular survey

30 Jul Failure

Failure 2.0

Some time ago I wrote about the courage that it takes to fail.  I recounted the story of “Honest Abe” and how many times he failed before he achieved success. In this world that is

21 Jul images

Summer Outings

This past week we held our annual summer company outing. This year, it was a good old fashioned ballgame complete with hot dogs and beer, games and giveaways for the kids, and great baseball. Everyone

8 Jul Question_mark_(black_on_white)

What’s Important to SBOs?

When it comes to what is important to small businesses different sources have different answers. They are all valid, just different. When the National Small Business Association asked small business owners about their number one concern