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9 10, 2015

An Easy to use Management Development Plan

By |October 9th, 2015|Human Resources, Leadership Values|

Time after time I hear stories about company’s scrambling to find the next manager because the current leader gave two days’ notice…an hour ago. I hear stories about poor management micro-managers, bullies who use intimidation as a motivator, do as I say not as I do bosses, and more. I hear about the difficulty in […]

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8 10, 2015

TKO Quiz: City Nicknames

By |October 8th, 2015|TKO Quiz|

Most larger cities in the USA have nicknames. Some have several, for example; Indianapolis has been called the Circle City, Naptown, and the Racing Capitol of the World. Nicknames have been created by truckers travelling across the county as well as the inhabitants of the cities. Do you think you know the nicknames of 10 […]

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7 10, 2015

TKO Tech Talk: EMV Chip Cards

By |October 7th, 2015|TKO Tech Talk|

After decades of using an antiquated credit card system, the US is finally catching up to the rest of the first world. Due to mounting security risks, financial institutions have finally decided our current “swipe and sign” card system is no longer safe. Here’s the new way you will be paying retailers.

What are EMV Chip Cards?
EMV […]

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5 10, 2015

Who’s Driving Your Company Vehicle?

By |October 5th, 2015|Human Resources|

When I was younger I had anger management issues. One of my triggers was driving. Other drivers didn’t meet my expectations. Go figure. I embarrassed my wife and I’m certain I put myself in danger. Not a thoughtful strategy, is it? That all changed when I got a company car. Suddenly I was driving an […]

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2 10, 2015

TKO Team Talk: Tina Magyar

By |October 2nd, 2015|TKO Team Talk|

TKO Team Talk is a chance to get to know us—one team member at a time. It’s a glimpse behind the curtain. In this series, we ask individual teammates four questions. The questions are designed to share insights into the family of TKO companies and reveal a little about the people behind the brand.

Tina is […]

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1 10, 2015

Why Your Next Convention Should be in Indianapolis

By |October 1st, 2015|Indianapolis Events, Trade Shows & Events|

Indianapolis has become a convention destination city. In a poll conducted by USA Today, 10 Best Convention Cities, Indianapolis was ranked number one.“In 2012, 26 million people visited the city. Occupancy at Downtown’s 7,100 hotel rooms was 70.3 percent in 2013, up from 68.5 percent in 2012.” — Indianapolis Star. Those numbers continue to grow. Indy must […]

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30 09, 2015

21st-Century Cottage Industry

By |September 30th, 2015|Small Business Matters|

Historically, cottage industry has been considered home-based work, such as sewing, assembling, and light manufacturing. Product based home industry continues to thrive. It’s an important part of  emerging nations economy and has been adopted by the arts. But there’s another point of view. Is cottage industry defined by producing tangible products alone or is providing […]

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29 09, 2015

FAQ: What’s the Best Font Size for Vehicle Graphics?

By |September 29th, 2015|Vehicle Wraps & Graphics|

Thanks for asking. There’s not one cut and dried answer to your question.  There are several factors to be considered.

Type of font
Size of vehicle
Color of vehicle

Any combination of font style, size, and color can and will affect the readability of vehicle graphics. The key to effective fleet graphic design is combining appearance with legibility. There […]

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25 09, 2015

Vehicle Wraps: Two Advantages for One Price

By |September 25th, 2015|Vehicle Wraps & Graphics|

Vehicle Wraps Advertise
Unless you live off the grid, never drive, and don’t visit the city, you know there is a lot of advertising on vehicles these days. Most company vehicles share graphics—from cut decals to full wraps. Vehicle graphics have been added to the brand unification checklist for most marketing initiatives and for good […]

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24 09, 2015

Are 1600 Words too Many for a Blog Post?

By |September 24th, 2015|Social Media & Networking|

This infographic shared by Social Media Today, The Ideal Length for Everything Online, shares a wealth of valuable information. For example, tweets less than 100 characters have a better chance of being shared; they can be retweeted without modification. Don’t use spaces or numbers with hashtags. Optimum blog headlines are six words in length. Good […]