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12 02, 2016

Leaders Who Show Gratitude Get More Accomplished

By |February 12th, 2016|Leadership Values|

Are you a grateful person? Do you show gratitude? Do you share gratitude with your co-workers and teammates or do you believe gratitude is overrated? Do subscribe to the belief that people should be happy they have a job and just do it? Or that no one says thank you to you so why should […]

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11 02, 2016

Infographic : Valentine’s Day

By |February 11th, 2016|Just for Fun|

It’s that time of the year. The sweet smell of roses and chocolates waft through the air. Budding lovers are just waiting to be shot by Cupid’s arrow.  Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day with someone special or not, we think you’ll love these fun facts about the holiday.

We hope you had fun with this infographic. […]

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10 02, 2016

The Top Ten Ways Small Businesses Self-Destruct

By |February 10th, 2016|Small Business Matters|

According to the SBA (Small Business Administration), in 2009, 518,500 new businesses were born, and 680,000 died. Half of new businesses survive to their fifth year, and only one-third make it to their tenth anniversary. Why do so many businesses fail? There are reasons for which any business has little control including threats from the economy, technology, […]

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9 02, 2016

Why Your Small Business Needs Video

By |February 9th, 2016|Small Business Matters|

If you’re not using video, and I don’t mean one video hosted on your landing page sharing the story of your product and people—I mean monthly, even weekly, postings of customer testimonials, problems you solve, product production, and behind the scenes—then you’re missing the boat. And it’s big boat. It’s a massive ship, and it’s […]

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8 02, 2016

Vehicle Graphics Form, Function, and Fun

By |February 8th, 2016|Uncategorized, Vehicle Wraps & Graphics|

How often are we asked to choose between form, function, and fun? Several years ago I broke my hand playing basketball and was offered a Fiberglass cast. No longer was I limited to an austere white plaster cast, but a fiberglass cast with a choice of colors.
What Color Would you choose?
I chose Indianapolis Colts blue. […]

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5 02, 2016

Employee-Centered Leadership isn’t always Warm and Fuzzy

By |February 5th, 2016|Leadership Values|

I believe in employee-centric leadership—hiring for character and rewarding the same. It was a hard lesson for me to learn. I eventually realized fear based motivation was counterproductive, and that expecting people to just do their job without direction was a formula for failure. I learned that rewarding people for excellence as well as holding […]

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4 02, 2016

The Facts about Trucker Myths

By |February 4th, 2016|Trucking & Logistics|

Truckers have been stereotyped, misrepresented, and slandered for years. Too often opinions regarding Truck drivers are stated as facts. Do you think I’m exaggerating? Try this, picture a trucker in your mind. Who did you visualize, was it a man? Did you know there are more than 200,000 female long-haul truck drivers in the United […]

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3 02, 2016

How many Sales are lost to Poor Follow up?

By |February 3rd, 2016|Sales & Marketing|

Last October, my wife and I had a new roof installed on the family home. The old roof was 18 years old and after a summer storm an insurance adjustor discovered hail damage. We began contacting contractors in June. Like I said, we had a new roof installed in October, late October. So, why did […]

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1 02, 2016

Why We Invest Time Training Installers at TKO

By |February 1st, 2016|Vehicle Wraps & Graphics|

Not long ago I was wandering the TKO facility looking for photo opportunities and ideas for an upcoming company newsletter. I watched two new installers working together on a 53’ semi-trailer. One was on a scaffold, the other below. They were sharing information about a large decal they were installing, checking notes, and referring to […]

29 01, 2016

The Future of Parcel Delivery is Here

By |January 29th, 2016|Trucking & Logistics|

Are you old enough to remember when garbage trucks were manned by a driver and three or more loaders? The driver would stop and start at each pick up as loaders stood on the back bumper ready to pounce on the next pick up. Industrious teams sent loaders ahead to the next stop. That’s how […]