Tag: business strategy

Comcast Owns a Theme Park Business, the Truth About Steve Jobs, and More – My Top 5 Social Shares of the Week

This week’s top social shares are mostly about technology, the business of technology, and what technology can do for business. But first, let’s learn who owns the nation’s second largest theme park—after Disney. Just a Reminder That Comcast Also Owns a Huge Theme Park Business BuzzFeed News wants to remind us that the country’s largest cable provider …

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Top 5 Tips to Transition from Enterprise to Startup

Most people know I left my BIG corporate job at Cisco to go out on my own. I am a HUGE advocate of stepping out of your comfort zone. But leaving a steady corporate job for the unknown is hard. NO DOUBT. So for those that are considering taking the leap…not necessarily just going out …

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What Can We Learn from Jesus, Ryan Adams and the Implications for the Triangle?

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Surprised by the title I bet…but it was inspired out of two recent encounters with local entrepreneurs. They both threw out the Jesus reference…the Ryan Adams one is mine. Often you can’t get a speaking gig or a meeting in your hometown, but if someone from the outside comes in, somehow they have instant credibility. …

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Marketing is Moving from Second Class to First

Anyone that has worked in marketing within at least the last 20 years knows what I am talking about…Usually sales and product/engineering rule the roost. Marketing as a function has been treated as the “necessary evil,” and since it is seen as a cost center, often, it is perceived as a second class function. These …

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Learn 6 Business and Marketing Lessons From My Garden

Who knew digging in the dirt can offer such insights for business? 6 lessons sure to wow your customers and create long-term habits for business success!

Risk Management & Innovative Marketing – 3 Questions I Ask Every Client

Looking for innovative digital marketing? I suggest checking your risk tolerance first.  Seriously! It is a lot like a trip to the financial planner. Pick a number between 1 and 10 that best describes your risk tolerance and matching it to your marketing plan. Just saying “innovation” is easy. Everyone wants the big hit, the video that …

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Stop Telling Your Story – Show It!

 “It’s like everyone tells a story about themselves inside their own head. Always. All the time. That story makes you what you are. We build ourselves out of that story.” ― Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind  

Why Visual Content Matters –

“What we see depends mainly on what we look for.” ― John Lubbock

Digital Marketing: Why Customer Service Matters Part 2 – From Flower Seed to Local TV

My friend, Patricia has a mania for growing hollyhocks.  She had some bad luck with a packet of $4 mail order Red Halo seed. They didn’t sprout! Before you think a $4 pack of seed is small potatoes – let me remind you that gardening is THE number one leisure activity. Which makes the mail order …

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Three Reasons Your Business or Non-Profit Needs an ACTIVE Blog

So I’m rushing to get out of the house for a trip to the other side of the world (literally), and it’s not the packing, the pets, the house sitter, bills or business I’m fretting over most—it’s finding time to write this blog post. Because there’s never enough time. Never. So if you wait for …

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