17 11, 2017

What the ATA American Trucking Trends Report Means to All Americans

By | 2017-11-17T09:56:23+00:00 November 17th, 2017|Trucking & Logistics|

On August 14th ATA (American Trucking Associations) published the 2017 edition of ATA Trucking Trends. ATA has released American Trucking Trends for several years. The 2017 publication covers American trucking statistics for all of 2016. The Numbers Trucks shipped 70% of America’s freight, which accounted for 10.42 billion tons of freight or more than 70% [...]

16 11, 2017

How to Support Small Business Saturday 

By | 2017-11-16T09:33:15+00:00 November 16th, 2017|Small Business Matters|

If you want to know how to support support Small Business Saturday you can begin by marking your calendar. Small Saturday is Saturday 11/25/17. The brainchild of American Express, “It began in 2010 when American Express founded Small Business Saturday to help small businesses get more exposure during one of the biggest shopping weekends of [...]

14 11, 2017

A Handy Dandy Networking Checklist 

By | 2017-11-14T12:38:42+00:00 November 14th, 2017|Social Media & Networking|

I’ve written a lot about networking, enough for an eBook (It’s on the list) here’s an example, Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Networking. But what I want to share today is something simple, useful, and readily available—a networking checklist to prepare you for your next networking opportunity—what to bring and what to do. [...]

13 11, 2017

The Truth About Vehicle Graphics Fiction

By | 2017-11-13T09:59:29+00:00 November 13th, 2017|Vehicle Wraps & Graphics|

I’ve been around vehicle graphics for more than seven years, and I work with folks who have 30 years’ experience. We’ve seen and heard it all. There are several persistent tales about vehicle graphics that just aren’t true. Some of these misunderstandings have developed their own mythology, “Did you hear about the company that wrapped [...]

10 11, 2017

4 Benefits of Content Marketing (or How to Explain it to Your Boss)

By | 2017-11-10T11:05:24+00:00 November 10th, 2017|Sales & Marketing|

At TKO Graphix I have the privilege of wearing several hats, leadership development, social media marketing, and content creation. In 2010 most people had little idea what this Twitter and blogging stuff was that I was doing. Many wondered if the effort was worth it. Today, people might not know exactly what it is I [...]

9 11, 2017

How Important are Employee Engagement and Workplace Satisfaction? 

By | 2017-11-09T11:09:04+00:00 November 9th, 2017|Leadership Values|

How important are employee engagement and workplace satisfaction? The two might be the most significant keys to employee retention, consistent top notch performance, and increased production. Although most organizations know and understand this, few follow through with the activities it takes to create an engaged company culture of satisfied employees. It Takes More Than Lip [...]

8 11, 2017

What Are the Top Ten Management Responsibilities?

By | 2017-11-08T11:17:22+00:00 November 8th, 2017|Leadership Values|

Where do managers’ responsibilities lie? What are the priorities and what should be secondary? Understanding the hierarchy of management responsibilities and obligations is fundamental to the success of any team. The importance of one task over another might vary by industry, organization, and culture but these ten will always be key. 10 Activities of Responsible [...]

6 11, 2017

Stan’s Plumbing: A New Company with Experience and Integrity

By | 2017-11-06T09:46:23+00:00 November 6th, 2017|Featured Customers|

How long a company has been in business can be misleading. A new plumbing business can have years of experience while an old business can be inexperienced. For example, last year while shopping for a new furnace, a company with more than 50 years in business sent a 19-year-old “expert” who was only beginning his [...]

3 11, 2017

Bryant Iowa Trade Show Booth, Good Design is Good Design

By | 2017-11-03T10:19:00+00:00 November 3rd, 2017|Trade Show|

Good design is versatile. Sound graphic design is constructed of elements that can be effective in multiple applications. For example, some of the most iconic logos are compelling whether they’re part of a trade show booth, print ad, TV commercial, or swooping across a basketball shoe. Good design is good design. Don’t get me wrong, [...]