Business Growth

In the past few weeks, I have been in the process of updating my mission statement. I wanted to make it more concise and focused. I thought long and hard about what it is that I’m really trying to accomplish. The short answer is that I’m trying to impact the economy in Kitsap County. How? By helping small business owners survive and grow their businesses despite challenging competition. I’m not anti-corporate, but I LOVE small business. I believe I was inspired by the examples set for me on both sides of my family tree. Both sides have backgrounds as small business owners. That was theRead More →

I’m not sure if you noticed, but there are a large number of people these days claiming to be digital marketing experts. With so many potential experts out there, who should you listen to? How do you sort through the number of companies posting sponsored ads on Facebook? Are they all giving you the same advice? Is it good advice? At some point, it’s important to question their credentials. The reality is that it is easier than ever before to get a decent looking website started for free. The amount of social media applications that can be used for advertising purposes is fantastic. But doesRead More →

Juggling

From December 8, 2016 I came across this image and realized that it represented how I’ve felt at work at times. I’ve felt like I’m everywhere with a million things in the air over my head that I’m attempting to juggle. And , I don’t know about you, but my days go by rapidly. As I progress in my career and have learned to do more, the thing I realize is that there really isn’t enough time to be great at everything. In reality, there is only time to do maybe one thing “great”. We might do a handful of things really well, but atRead More →