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2205, 2015

FAQ: Why do Vehicle Graphics Fade?

By |May 22nd, 2015|Vehicle Wraps & Graphics|

We get asked this question often from prospective clients because they’ve seen wraps that have faded. They’ve noticed decals that have turned brown, wraps that are blotchy and discolored, and graphics that just look—washed out. There are several factors, including quality of the material, proper installation, color, and climate, but the number one reason for […]

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2105, 2015

Here’s why your Business isn’t Improving

By |May 21st, 2015|Uncategorized|

I’m writing this two days before the start of the big dance. The men’s NCAA basketball tourney; the Road to Indianapolis. The NCAA is headquartered here in Indy and I was privileged to attend a presentation and meet members of their marketing team earlier in the month. They were seeking input. They wanted to improve.

There […]

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2005, 2015

Hacking the Code: 5 HTML Shortcuts for Bloggers

By |May 20th, 2015|Social Media & Networking|

I love reading Lifehacker articles and watching Hack my life. I enjoy learning workarounds and short-cuts. I’ve been life hacking long before it was called life hacking. The other day, I was watching Hack my Life when they shared a hack as if it was the next best thing to buttered toast. […]

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1505, 2015

You don’t have to Network Alone

By |May 15th, 2015|Social Media & Networking|

I’m an extrovert. If there’s such a thing as an extra-extrovert—it’s me. I draw energy from being with others. When I present or perform, the bigger the audience, the better, and when I go to networking events—I’m not shy. If you’re like me and look forward to networking, don’t see it as drudgery, an energy […]

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1405, 2015

Fibertech Premium Mulch Trailer Wrap

By |May 14th, 2015|Featured Customers, Vehicle Wraps & Graphics|

The full wrap on this 53’ trailer gets the job done. The stylized logo and branded name show good use of color, contrast, and typography. The mulch shown in four colors layered diagonally on the trailer could have easily looked like four earth tone stripes, but they look like mulch. There is more to this […]

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1205, 2015

Stretching Trailers, Shipping Capacity, and Fuel

By |May 12th, 2015|Trucking & Logistics|

LTL (Less than Truckload) trailers are limited by regulation to 28′. Historically trailer sizes have increased as technology, demand, and infrastructure allowed. For example, tractor trailers have progressed for 40’ to 45’ then 48’ to the current 53’ trailer. An increase of only 5’ could significantly lower fuel usage, decrease the wear and tear on […]

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1105, 2015

Do You Lead or Manage: A Short Quiz

By |May 11th, 2015|Leadership Values|

Projects are managed—people are led. Although there’s a place for both managers and leaders, a manager that leads may be the ultimate executive. Manager’s plan, track, organize, and initiate. Leaders coach, mentor, and inspire. There’s no reason one can’t do both.

The Quiz

This list of questions isn’t a documented double-blind case study. It’s based on what […]

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705, 2015

Who Do People Want to Work with?

By |May 7th, 2015|Leadership Values|

What makes one leader attractive and another the bane of the workplace? Why do some flock to leaders and workplaces and fly from others? Why do some leaders retain skilled team members and others chase employees through revolving doors. The answer is focus. If you’re in a leadership role, who are you focused on—yourself or […]

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605, 2015

Is Your Sales Cycle Up to Date or Old School?  

By |May 6th, 2015|Sales & Marketing|

I was chatting with the CEO of a midsize organization about the evolution of the sales cycle. Much of her career had been centered on sales. She had helped build the business by bringing in new clients while retaining valued customers. Back then, it was a different game. In her day, she was the educator […]

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505, 2015

Failing to Cross Train leads to Failure

By |May 5th, 2015|Leadership Values|

A few years ago my father was in the hospital for an extended stay. It was serious. Although he was cared for by personable and professional staff, there was constant miscommunication. Instructions from the doctor weren’t carried out by the nursing staff, the pharmacist forgot to fill a prescription, and the doctors didn’t read the […]