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Do You Need a Digital Fast?

December 30th, 2017 by

There are always a lot of discussions going around about the addiction that many of us have to our email, smartphones, tablets, and the like. Let’s face it – for many of us it is true – we need to learn a little about balance. We all struggle with life/work balance – but the “always

Analysis Paralysis

December 26th, 2017 by

Many people believe by putting off making a decision they can avoid the outcome of the needed decision and things will just somehow go on without any consequences. Here is the real truth: making no decision is a decision. Hard as you may try to avoid the decision making process – it will happen. You

Who’s on Your Management Team?

December 21st, 2017 by

Often, we neglect the power of involving our spouses in the decision-making process. This is a topic that needs some focus for many of us as business owners. We fall into the trap of believing that we are the ones who need to make all the decisions. After all, we are the bread winners, out

6 Myths of Growing a Business

December 14th, 2017 by

CEO-type thinking is not what most of us typically do, but it is the kind of thinking we all need to do. We need to step back, get out of the day-to-day, and spend some time thinking about growth. It doesn’t happen accidentally. It happens when there is a plan, execution, and discipline. 1. My

9 Things to Look for When Choosing a Web Company

December 10th, 2017 by

Your website should be a living, breathing, customer-generating machine. It should be the “Hub” of your digital marketing/content strategy, and treated that way when looking at building or re-building your shop’s website. Choosing a website developer to work with can be daunting task. There are likely hundreds or more in your local market and there

Six Steps in Building a Road Map for Success in 2018

December 4th, 2017 by

It is that time of year again. Thanksgiving is over, the cold weather is here, and holiday travel plans are being made. Then you read blog posts and articles reminding you that it’s time to put together your budget for the coming year. Are you excited, indifferent or frustrated? Creating a good, ambitious, yet achievable