17 08, 2017

How to Manage and Maintain Small Business Growth

By | 2017-08-17T10:15:44+00:00 August 17th, 2017|Small Business Matters|

Small businesses range from a handful of employees up 500. The Small Business Administration defines a small business as 500 employees or less. Businesses change as they grow. What may have been a simple process with 20 or 30 employees becomes daunting at 300. Accordingly, when a small business grows the leadership must grow with [...]

14 08, 2017

Photo Blog: O’Malia’s Living Van is about Vehicle Graphics Branding

By | 2017-08-14T09:15:37+00:00 August 14th, 2017|Featured Customers|

The O’Malia’s Living vehicle graphic design is about branding. All you have to do is look at their website or the sign in front of their office, and the dots are connected. The van looks like O’Malia’s Living. It represents the organization, and whether parked at a customer’s home or business, it shouts O’Malia’s Living [...]

10 08, 2017

You Can’t Talk Stuff Done

By | 2017-08-10T08:54:12+00:00 August 10th, 2017|Leadership Values|

In the not too distant future, it could be that face-to-face meetings are a thing of the past or a least a rarity.  Seminars, conferences, and presentations might all be digital— where people join the conversation by logging into an event, sitting around pseudo-tables or milling about in holographic virtual worlds. 50,000 years ago men [...]

7 08, 2017

The Fleet Graphics 5 Second Rule

By | 2017-08-07T09:40:16+00:00 August 7th, 2017|Vehicle Wraps & Graphics|

I’m not talking about that 5-second rule for dropped food, how does that work anyway? Does the dropped morsel resist dirt and germs for 5 seconds? I’m talking about how much time your fleet graphics have to make an impact on consumers, 5 seconds, and you may have only three seconds—sometimes less. Why is that? [...]

4 08, 2017

Top Ten Questions Before Starting a Business

By | 2017-08-04T10:20:50+00:00 August 4th, 2017|Small Business Matters|

The Red Dog Bar and Grill in North Salem, IN was famous for its apple-wood grilled steaks. My mom and dad ate there in the 1960’s. My band performed there Halloween 2011. A fellow, who had a background in shipping, bought it. He faced multiple challenges, one of which was he was unprepared because he'd [...]

3 08, 2017

Do Wellness Programs Deliver a Return on Investment?

By | 2017-08-03T13:08:34+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|Wellness|

Thousands of businesses spend millions of dollars on wellness programs, but is it money well spent? Do wellness programs provide a return on the investment? To find the answer to this question one must first consider how the ROI of any wellness program should be measured. Combining Lifestyle and Disease Control in one Wellness Package [...]

2 08, 2017

How to Conduct Sales Meetings that Bring Results

By | 2017-08-02T09:26:47+00:00 August 2nd, 2017|Sales & Marketing|

I work with businesses as a consultant. One small, but growing company has retained me to work with twelve managers on leadership development. One of the managers worked with me twenty years ago. He’s the sales manager for this organization. Last week he asked me how, twenty years ago, I got so much out of [...]