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“Gentlemen, this is a football!”

By Mike Crandall | February 23, 2021

“Gentlemen, this is a football!” That is one of the most famous and often used sports quotes in history. However, most don’t know its real history or how to apply it to their businesses and lives. In July 1961, Vince Lombardi kicked off the first day of training camp for the 38 players on his…

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Embracing digital change

By Tim Priebe | February 23, 2021

Ever get irritated when Facebook makes a change? Or if being found on Google is essential to you, what about when they change something? I’m often asked about these changes when they happen, or people just complain to me about them. The actual problem people have isn’t the change itself. It’s the frequent changes times…

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“The Practice” explains there is no magic in the magic

By Phil Klutts | February 9, 2021

The Practice: Shipping Creative Work By Seth Godin Seth Godin is a bestselling author 18 times over. Perhaps you’ve read “This is Marketing,” “Purple Cow,” “Linchpin,” or one of my favorites, “The Dip.” When he writes a new book, it is easy for me to put it on my reading list. In fact, if you…

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Do I need a cybersecurity assessment?

By Davis Merrey | February 2, 2021

I recently met with a business owner who asked about a cybersecurity audit. A consultant approached him and suggested he might need one, but he didn’t understand what it entailed. The familiar question “Why?” popped into my head. Being proactive is almost always a good idea; anticipating problems and preventing them before they harm your business will…

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Positive economic statistics from 2020

By Janet Yowell | February 2, 2021

Thank goodness it’s finally 2021! Looking back at the past year, we have learned many lessons about what is most important in life, what we can do without, and how we should really wash our hands! Our city tallied up several positives statistics as we ended the year. Sales tax revenue, residential activity, and commercial…

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Dealing with burnout

By Tim Priebe | February 2, 2021

With over 12 million people currently unemployed in the United States right now, those of us who are gainfully employed or own a business can feel some pressure to put in additional hours. If you’re not careful, that can cause burn out! I have run one of my businesses since 2003 and now own a second business…

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What happens to tax rates now?

By Nick Massey | February 2, 2021

Finally! The elections are over. Whether you liked the outcome or not, most people are relieved it’s over. Hopefully, we can soon go back to focusing on other problems. The million-dollar question now (or should I say the trillion-dollar question) is what will be the impact on taxes? While much of that remains to be…

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What is your business’s pulse?

By Stacy Eads | February 2, 2021

As an International Business Coach, I assisted more than 130 key executives worldwide in 2020 to learn the Meeting Rhythms that help their teams successfully communicate. Upwards of 70,000 corporations deploy these particular “Meeting Rhythms” along with their 4 Decisions every company has to get right to grow: People Strategy Execution Cash Companies who utilize…

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Three keys to a better year

By Mike Crandall | January 26, 2021

If you have always, 100% of the time, accomplished everything you ever wanted in your life, please stop reading. However, if you are like 99.9% of the population who have been frustrated with what you have (or haven’t) accomplished, keep reading. This will help you have a better year.   This is the time of…

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Website maintenance essentials

By Tim Priebe | January 26, 2021

When I built my first website in 1996, the web was less than a decade old. By the time I started my company in 2003, business owners had begun to realize they needed to invest in their web presence. Now in 2021, most business owners realize that their online presence isn’t a one-time activity. While…

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