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4 Steps to Bring Your Business Successfully Into Cyberspace

Updated 09-2018.   E-commerce is booming, and companies that are selling online are reaping the rewards. E-commerce sales grew 16 percent in 2017, faster than any year since 2011, and now represent 13 percent of total sales and 49 percent of sales growth, according to U.S. Commerce Department data. Consumers spent $453.46 billion on internet […]


Considering the Sum of Its Parts

Published 04-06-2018 , Updated 09-2018    I don’t know about you, but sometimes, I’ll have what I instantly see as worthwhile ideas coalesce around concepts I’ve never considered. It may be set off by a word, or a phrase, or a different way to think about a project or a concept.  That’s what happened with […]


The Psychology of a Successful Creative Team

Recrafted 09-29-2018   Creating a team is easy. Developing a winning team is much harder. Skill, ambition and passion are all components that need to be carefully measured and nurtured. Unlike a sports team, a creative work team has more esoteric goals and attributes, but the expertise that it takes to maximize creativity in the […]


The Best Work Solutions for Remote Millennials

Updated 04-02-2018   We’re updating this article.  We’ve generated a large number of comments with this information and we decided to revisit updated material. As technology continues to bridge physical and virtual gaps, millennials expect more flexibility and remote opportunities from their employers. Companies can also take advantage of this technology, as allowing employees to […]


3 Examples of How Customer Education and Marketing Work Together

Updated  05-02-2018    For years, we’ve believed in Executive Storytelling, and using those stories to help educate clients and customers.  Now, research bears out this positioning.  Don’t simply market to your customers; educate them instead. Now, we don’t mean offering classes and handing out degrees, but rather educating your clientele and prospects about all facets […]


BRAVE NEW WORLD, BRAVE NEW IDEAS, BRAVE PEOPLE

05-02-2018  In times of high uncertainty there is an inherent excitement in people to try new things, to set up new businesses and commericalise on these new ideas. “Shaping the Start Up Champion” is a customised programme of coaching and mentoring to deliver the greatest possible chances of success to these BRAVE new ideas. If […]


Your Life 101: Where to go from Here?

Updated 05-01-2018   Look at that sturdy tree in the picture to the left.  It looks like it would withstand any storm, doesn’t it?  Well, shortly after this picture was taken, a tornado ripped over the top of the tree and damaged it so badly that part of it had to just be removed after […]


What You Can Learn From Companies that Use the Cloud

Updated 05-17-2017    We are moving our files to the cloud.  After advising several companies to do it, it’s time that we move our 14 years of Consulting backup to the Cloud.  Now, everyone “gets” that the Cloud has changed the way computers function. Today’s personal computers and laptops no longer need a hefty 500 gigabyte […]


It’s Time for Succession Planning.

09-19-2017   It sometimes takes a death of a close friend or relative to awaken us to the fact that we will, someday, pass on. In my case, it was the death of my sister–four years my junior, and those subsequent calls I had to make about her death– informing others that she was gone.  […]


Cloud Deployment Errors: 6 Mistakes to Avoid

Edited 05-01-2017    Let’s be honest.  Everyone hears that everyone else is moving to the cloud, and you’re wondering if it’s something you should be doing?   What does that mean, anyway, moving to the cloud? Well, moving your systems to the cloud is not an easy decision for most companies. Time and cost are […]


The 4 Hidden Costs of Starting Your Own Business

As much as we wish it were true, profit just doesn’t fall into our laps by happenstance. We find ways to make it happen. And we don’t just create alternatives and then leave you to make them happen. We can craft the plan, and help you execute it, too.