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Tips for Staying Organized and Focused in 2017

Tips for Staying Organized and Focused in 2017

Did you know that most people have already slacked up on their New Year’s resolution? In fact, only 8% of Americans will even achieve their goals this year.

If you stop hitting the gym you might gain few extra pounds, but if you slack up on your goals in business, you could lose clients, a competitive advantage and incredible team members.

New Year’s Marketing Trends and How to Use Them

New Year’s Marketing Trends and How to Use Them

New Year’s resolutions: unrealistic self-pressure tactics from a bygone era, or inspirational methods of motivating us to become the best versions of ourselves? Most of us fall decidedly on one side of the fence or the other, but any way you slice it, 45% of Americans resolve to change at least one aspect of their lives at the beginning of each new year . . . and intelligent entrepreneurs are taking advantage.

Gearing Up for 2017

Gearing Up for 2017

As 2016 finally comes to a close, many businesses are taking a look back at their marketing efforts from the year and hopefully, planning for 2017. Reflecting on what did and didn’t work in your marketing is one of the best ways to improve your efforts. However, marketing is constantly evolving. If you aren’t reading up on the latest trends and reports, it can be hard to discern if some tactics are just another fad or here to stay.

What You Can Learn From Your Competition

What You Can Learn From Your Competition

There seems to be something inherent to the American business narrative that lends itself to rivalry views on competition. Maybe it’s our affinity for Western’s, “This town ain’t big enough for the both of us,” and the like. Maybe it’s our love of sports, which seem to revolve around divisional rivalries, cross-town rivalries, even sibling rivalries. Then again, it could just be that we are a nation of dichotomies. You’re either with me or against me. Democrat or Republican. My way or the highway. Coke or Pepsi.