Today is one of those days that I'm writing as much to myself as I am to you. Sometimes life is going to throw days and situations at us that weigh heavily on us. There will be times that we don't want to keep fighting towards our goals, days that we just want to give up. There will be frustration. There will be defeat. There are lots of times that we want feel-good messages to help pick us up. Today's article isn't one of them.
My brain has been on hyperdrive the past few weeks, and here's a big reason. Today's leader, Andy Frisella of 1st Phorm, is a down and dirty, no BS kind of leader. I've been following his Instagram feed (@AndyFrisella) and his brief videos absolutely fire me up. Today, I want to share a video he did with SecretEntourage where he offers three simple tips for any up-and-coming entrepreneur. It's only a 5 minute video, so definitely invest this time.
Ever have one of those days where you feel like you’ve missed every project deadline and it seems like every client is upset? Unfortunately, in my line of work, this stuff happens every now and then. Projects begin to take longer than expected to get right, some things get put off for too long, and you realize the hard way that you are not, in fact, on the same page as your client like you thought you were. I have to say, it’s a horrible feeling.
Let's do an imagination exercise, shall we? Imagine you've just financially reached the point in your business where you can afford to put money in to real marketing. You know, the kind that involves pay-per-click ads, a solid social media presence, and maybe even a local television commercial. You're going to re-brand your literature, get a new logo, and modernize your website. You're going to start playing big. Aside from the costs of printing, PPC ads, and the commercial, you need to make room in the budget to hire someone to do the job. How much, though? That depends. Are you going to hire in-house, or enlist an agency?
Join myself along with our CFO Alisia McNew and Regina Benge, the CFO of Benge Equipment and Recreation, as we discuss small business marketing tactics. We go over different formats and their costs, effectiveness, and issues.
There is actually some major news in the world of cyber security that's good news for a change. Google has figured out a way to make CAPTCHA work better and irritate fewer people. We'll address first what CAPTCHA is and why it exists. After that, we'll talk a bit about what this change is and what it does.
Since that decisive 1990 victory against the Denver Broncos, leadership scholars have been studying Montana's style of leadership. You see, in order to lead a team to that kind of victory takes more than great ball playing skills. It takes a level of leadership that inspires men to be more than great.
Construction, warehousing, retail, food handling, automotive, mechanical, repair, shipping, sales, and transport are all industries I have worked in outside of the marketing and technology field I am in now. So, for this Throwback Thursday, I wanted to share a few pictures from some of those jobs.
I came across this article from RangerUp.com's Rhino Den on November 4th and felt it was something my readers would want to take a peek at. It's written by veteran Marty Skovlund, Jr of Blackside Concepts, and if you're like me, it will bring a tear to your eye. Enjoy!
It's Veterans Day, and we at Visceral Concepts believe that the military is full of amazing lessons of leadership for us to learn from. We felt that it would be most appropriate to share the wisdom of one of the most famous military leaders of the past century with you. Here are 10 quoted leadership lessons from General George S. Patton.