GoodReads: A Hidden Social Network

Reading books is somewhat of a family affair. While growing up, I often preferred to draw, write, or build with Lego over reading. However, when I found a particular book or author that I enjoyed, I read everything of their’s I could get my hands on. As I grew up, I began to research and […]

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Destroying Debt in Three Easy Steps

Debt. Lot’s of people have it. Not many know how to get rid of it. Debt is a fantastic tool, if used correctly. Debt can also spiral out of control – and fast!, if not careful. 1. Put together a spreadsheet listing the following across the top: Month 20xx Type of Credit Line | Name […]

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Unaware to Aware

Have you ever noticed how before someone introduces you to a particular product, word, service that you hadn’t heard of before, you then start to notice it popping up more and more? For example, if you were unaware that Porsche made an SUV, but after a friend showed you theirs, you then begin to see […]

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Small Business Doesn’t Have to Equal Small Profits

The title of this post get some people riled up. That is not the point of this article. This article is meant to inspire and to allow you, the entrepreneur, to see that you can have a profitable, successful company and still remain small. Small does not equal weak. Small does not equal not smart. […]

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Are You Selling Yourself or Your Company?

All business, big or small, boils down to one component: sales. The question, and title of this post, is are you selling yourself or your company in your sales calls and presentations? Sure, it is important to sell yourself personally, your distinct brand. However, if you are not a sole proprietor, or you do not […]

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Vantage Point…What’s Yours?

Within any given organizational structure there are a variety of vantage points and perspectives that people have of the same processes, systems, and overall execution strategy to achieve the mission of the project at hand, or that of the company as a whole. As the entrepreneur, the question becomes, what is your vantage point? And are you able to clearly communicate that to your team members to allow them to be successful in meeting the mission laid out before them?

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On the Road Again

Road Warrior. World Traveler. Adventurer. Explorer. There is something quite exhilarating about the road. The people you encounter, the friends you make, the culture you experience. From a croc tour down under to snorkeling off the coast of a tiny country island, I’ve seen and experienced a lot. And I want more. It is an addicting […]

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Metrics, Metrics, Metrics + Scope of Work

In anything that you do, the more you measure and track your results, the better you can become. Data collection sounds dull and the opposite of creative, however, once that data is collected, think about all the creative ways you can display and analyze it. As you begin to see patterns, you can then adjust […]

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Benefits of Six Sigma Across All Business Operations

Six Sigma is a set of tools and techniques/strategies for process improvement originally developed by Motorola in 1985. The objective of Six Sigma is to improve the quality of process outputs by identifying and removing the causes of defects (errors) and minimizing variability in manufacturing and business processes. Each Six Sigma project carried out within […]

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Living a Gluten-Free Lifestyle Challenge

I have embarked on a lifestyle challenge that, for those who know me best, would seem downright crazy. Yes, I have chosen to go gluten free. Not for the short term. Not for 4 weeks. But a lifestyle change completely. Changes Over the past two years, I have consciously changed my eating habits, including more […]

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