Monday, August 1, 2016 - 11:28

Two friends gather on a porch after a long day’s work. The one friend’s old dog comes to join them. The hound circles the area a few times and lays down right on the one popped-up nail on the decking. The friends shake their heads because the dog does this same thing every night.

“Why do you think he does that? There’s a whole porch and he chooses the spot with the popped up nail. Think he’s trying to tell me something?” the owner asked his friend.

The friend shook his head.

Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 12:36

Short video on Leadership Tigard.  How it can benefit your leadership skills and your impact!  Application deadline 8/26/16.  Join us and make an impact!

Monday, July 11, 2016 - 10:45

There are trends in business that seem like they are dreamed up by coaches selling services. The difficulty today is in identifying which ones are necessary to your business and which ones you can sit on the sidelines watching for a while. Some will turn out to be fads, and you needn’t bother. Others will become important parts of doing business.

Monday, June 27, 2016 - 13:09

Seven Quick Steps to Better Rankings

Improving your local rankings isn’t magic, although it can feel that way. What it takes is consistent, targeted action.  

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 09:50

You can satisfy most people by serving up plain vanilla – doesn’t matter if we’re talking dessert or using the term to describe something that’s ho-hum. Very few people will protest against vanilla. It doesn’t rile feathers, cause riots in the streets, or inflame protests. It simply is. But it also doesn’t excite or delight people. It doesn’t arouse an emotion. It doesn’t satiate a need. It fills a space, nothing more.

You will never build a beloved brand around being vanilla, by providing something everyone abides by, but no one fully enjoys from the depth of their being.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 14:32

Adopting new technology isn’t easy, but when you find something that works and increases your productivity, you kick yourself for not having done it sooner. That’s how I feel about Buffer’s Pablo and Adobe’s Spark. But this article isn’t about image software (although those two I mentioned are game-changing – and free!! -- and you need to check them out).

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 15:17

Success doesn’t occur in a vacuum. In reality, there are a number of factors that lead to the success of an entrepreneur. Hard work and drive are always necessary for entrepreneurial success, but your personal improvement leading up to your success can be greatly driven by other people.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 14:15

Tigard, OR - May 10th, 2016

Monday, April 25, 2016 - 17:52

10 Tips to Growing Your Business in 2016

No matter where your business stands, you likely welcome the opportunity to make more money and land new clients in the coming year



What can you do to take your business to the next phase? These ten tips can help you expand in 2016.

Monday, April 25, 2016 - 12:38

Chances are you get a lot of email over the course of a day. This deluge of electronic communication may even be the reason you avoid sending them to your customers and potential customers. There’s a lot of noise out there. If you’re not regularly communicating with your audience it’s easy to slip their mind.

It doesn’t matter how much they like and trust you. If they don’t think of your business when they are in the market for your product or service, they won’t buy from you.