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Take time to get inspired

The U.S. Small Business Administration realizes that small business owners are often too busy to attend the many great activities that the administration offers during National Small Business Week … … Continue reading

April 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Foto Phriday (Authenticity)

I grew up just a stone’s throw, pun intended, to Kentucky’s cave country. U.S. 31-W must have been a magical route back in the day when the original Wigwam Village … Continue reading

April 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

The challenge of simplicity

Late last year, freelance content creator Matt Mansfield distilled 151 articles projecting marketing trends for 2017 into a glorious infographic. (I love infographics!) The article even comes with instructions on … Continue reading

April 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Foto Phriday (Lovely compensation)

This time of year in the Ohio Valley two types of alerts are guaranteed to keep the mobile phones abuzz: stormy weather and pollen. For this writer, the latter seasonal … Continue reading

April 7, 2017 · 2 Comments

That was a stretch

I ran across this Facebook post recently and felt compelled to share it. Bill Penzey Jr., CEO of Penzeys Spices, has been very outspoken about his disapproval of the new … Continue reading

April 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

Don’t help build a bridge to nowhere

My personality is a slightly bizarre combination of cynicism and optimism. I’d like to consider myself a healthy skeptic but there are times when I just want, even need, positive … Continue reading

April 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

How truth got so complicated

I promised a couple of weeks ago that we would explore in more detail how to discern reputable sources from those better left to themselves. I wish it were a … Continue reading

February 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

Foto Phriday (Life Cycle of a Wave)

It wasn’t all shades of gray that November day on Tybee Island. The clouds diffused the sunshine but enough broke through to create lovely gold and silver bursts on the … Continue reading

February 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

Keeping track of success

Last week we explored the myth of “truthful hyperbole” and I made three distinctions about content that passes the smell test. As a review, it should be based on: internal … Continue reading

January 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

Foto Phriday (Sun Worshipers)

Winter is a gray business in the Ohio Valley. It has led me to cherish even more the memories of Christmas in Georgia last month. Of course winter, quite often, … Continue reading

January 27, 2017 · Leave a comment