CEO Blog

My 10 Favorite Business Apps

I’m addicted to apps. It’s a well-known fact I love apps. A few years ago at our company Christmas party I was awarded “Most Likely to Say There’s an App for That." Apps are sometimes only seen as time wasters or childish, and some certainly are. But what many...

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From Money Driven to People Driven: How Time Has Changed My Business

I’ve been in a reflective mood. Lately, my mind has been focused on the passage of time, specifically, how much our company has changed from when it first started.

A lot of this reflection comes from seeing our company video. Our design and marketing team filmed a full-length documentary for our company’s ten year anniversary.

The film we made was about our company history. Watching it from start to finish had shown me how much our focus had changed from when our journey began.

So, today I want to share with you how the focus and goals of our business shifted from the beginning to now, and how our roles have changed since then.

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Why Not? 15 Rules For Building A Successful Company

Happy New Year everyone! I trust you had a wonderful New Year and are as excited as I am for 2017. That said, let’s get right into the first piece of 2017. For this first piece of the new year, it’s going to be a little different. I’m going to send you to the website...

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Why You Embrace Business Competition Instead of Fearing It

In business, you face a lot of setbacks, and you have to keep pushing yourself to grow. My career path has given me an environment full of endless competition to challenge me.

And if you don’t have any competition, you won’t be challenged. And if you’re not challenged, you’re not going to change. Without change, you won’t grow.

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Do You Think Your Business Deserves To Be Paid?

Do you think your business deserves to be paid for work you’ve done? That’s a question I like asking business owners, especially owners of IT firms. When I ask this questions of IT owners, the typical response I get it is: Well, of course, I think I deserve to get...

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Don’t Make Promises You Can’t Keep

I believe most problems in relationships stem from communication where people make promises they can’t keep. Some people have a really tough time having direct conversations, and often find it hard to be open and direct with their limitations. Sometimes we feel that...

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The Common Misconception About Debt

I love Dave Ramsey. Who doesn’t? He’s energetic, he’s a positive leader and I wholeheartedly enjoy many of his lessons on the topic of financial responsibility. Teaching people how to better handle money and invest in their futures, are all things I agree with and...

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How To Balance Your Work and Family Without Regrets

Today, I want to talk about an issue that is relevant to everyone. It doesn’t matter if you’re an entrepreneur, like me, or work for a Fortune 500 company. We’re going to talk about balancing the different aspects of your life. For the longest time, people have...

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Never Burn A Bridge (Because It Might Burn You)

Tell me if this circumstance sounds familiar. You’re dealing with a customer. They don't completely understand the situation they’re in. They think they do, but they have some misconceptions. There are times when they are being difficult. They're mad, and they’re not...

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Stop Costing Yourself Big Dollars By Penny Pinching

So, here we go. This is the very first monthly piece, as a part of my regular series, to you, the small business owner. Here’s the deal: I've been meeting with business owners since September 2005 when we were a 3 man company. I've worked with thousands of business...

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