CEO Blog

Why My Employees’ Dreams Matter

January is traditionally a time when businesses plan out the main objectives they want to achieve by the end of the year. Usually, the conversation is limited to how to maximize profit from the resources they have. However, this year, in addition to looking at our...

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Mastering The Art Of Business Networking

Some practical ways to leave a positive first impression involve asking people about their hobbies and what drives them. Networking is all about planting the seeds of a relationship and cultivating it over time through multiple interactions. Those conversations might...

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Balancing The Work Vs Play Dynamic In Your Business

I’m a fun loving person by nature and have a very dedicated “work hard/play hard” mindset. Even in the very earliest days when my friends and I were working 24/7 from a basement we still took time to blow off steam by playing a friendly game of foosball. While we’ve...

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How To Retain Top Talent At Your Business

Everyone wants talented individuals to work for their company. You want to know someone is giving their job everything they have and are passionate about what they do. However, many businesses are finding it difficult to attract and retain talented employees. Recent...

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What It Takes To Become A Manager

As our business begins to grow, I find myself looking for more managers to take the burden off my other senior staff. We’re just getting too big, and we need a lot of talent to manage individual departments. I’ve gotten several questions on what I look for when I’m...

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How To Develop A Product Or Service As A Business

This month’s topic was submitted through a comment! Thank you Ella Taguiam for suggesting I talk about business development and researching products. To me, product development is always one of the most exciting parts of owning a business. I love meetings where we...

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How To Not Be An Annoying Salesperson

I hate annoying salespeople, and I don’t think I’m alone in that belief. Perhaps my annoyance stems more from being a former salesman myself and knowing the shady tricks they are trying, gets on my nerves. As someone with 10+ years of experience in sales, it’s...

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Why Selling Was Easier Before I Became Educated

They say that ignorance is bliss, and that’s certainly the case when it comes to sales. When I look back to my personal records in sales, I realize that I closed more deals when I was nineteen then I do today. Now initially, that bummed me out and started examining my...

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Stop Being Busy All Day Accomplishing Nothing

Do you ever find yourself busy all day, and then at the end of it you wonder what you actually got done? That statement summarizes my life as a business owner, and the truth is I can be in meetings all day, answering phone calls, and checking email for 10+ hours, and...

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How Hard Could It Be? The BNG Story: A Retrospective

It’s finally here! After all the waiting and production hours our official documentary is here! Yes, we’ve been talking about this project for months, and it’s finally come to light! January 27th marked a moment in our company’s history; we celebrated our ten year...

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Company Culture: How to Treat Your Team Members

If there are underlying forces that make our company succeed, it's definitely because of our team members and our culture. Back in our early days, when it was just me, Ryan and Tyler hitting the streets and trying to sell, we were always about supporting each other. A...

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