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60 Dollars and Some Role Playing

If you come to my house to sell me something, you better be prepared. This week some poor 19-year old kid made the mistake of knocking on my door to sell me a subscription to a magazine so he could win a trip to some exotic location like Fresno. Forty-five minutes later, he left with $60 from my pocket and 20 years worth of sales lessons. ...

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Zen and the Art of Jeff Boyle

In a typical day, a Creative Marketer will experience a myriad of emotions. Enthusiasm, discouragement, motivation, disappointment, fervor, ambivalence, satisfaction... you see where I'm going with this, right? All of the talented individuals I have met in this industry have been deeply passionate people. Loving what you do and being in-touch with your emotions makes you an effective creative marketing desi ...

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Business is Personal

For a long time (well, most of my life), I have lived under the impression that look here, hey, “it’s just business, it’s not personal”. Somewhere I found myself under the impression that business is just business AND personal time, yeah, that is completely separate.  Well friends, whether it’s the fact that I am ever closer to turning the big three-ohh, combined with the patient mentorship of an incredibly ...

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Ting Announces New Features For Small Business Mobile Customers – Highlights Clarity, Control and Significant Monthly Savings

TORONTO, Sept. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Ting, a mobile phone service from Tucows Inc. (NYSE AMEX:TCX, TSX:TC), today announced a set of new product features aimed at small business customers. The service promises small businesses greater control over their monthly mobile phone bills and tighter management of their mobile phone accounts. The Ting web page for businesses (ting.com/business) previews some new t ...

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Re-inventing Finance: Anthemis Group Arrives in New York

NEW YORK, September 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Anthemis Group SA is pleased to announce the creation of Anthemis (Americas) Corporation. Based in New York and led by Managing Director Sam Johnson, Anthemis (Americas) will play a key role in supporting the Group's continued growth and ambition to re-invent financial services. Founded in 2010, Anthemis is a fast-growing, diversified financial services firm with ...

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Clarus Communications to bring Google Apps for Business and Cloud Solutions to SMBs

High Touch Support was Key to Choosing NeoNova RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Sept. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NeoNova® Network Services, an industry leader in cloud-based services for regional telcos and authorized premier reseller of Google Apps™ for Business and for ISPs, today announced it has entered into an agreement with Clarus Communications, a leading national telecommunications provider ma ...

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The Fit (to be tied) Traveler

Recently, I have been spending increasing time traveling for work.  Sadly, I have not managed this well.  Okay, okay.  I’m a newbie to this constant travel thing, take it easy… Working out with a personal trainer 5 days a week was returning me to a carved little figure (beneficial to the brain housing group, as well). After a traumatic injury, yielding me disabled for nearly 7 full months, relying on a cane ...

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What’s Your Contribution?

I’m average in almost every way. I’m not short, but in Japan I look pretty big. I’m not bald, but my forehead keeps getting bigger. I’m good looking to my wife and my mom says I’m handsome, but I have never been nominated for the 100 Most Beautiful People. When I applied to the CIA I got all the way to the final of five interviews before the psychiatrist must have failed me. I would have been a great spy be ...

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Enterprise Europe Network – Sport Meets Business: How Entrepreneurs Beat the Recession

BRUSSELS, September 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Orienteering, a popular sport in Norway, is about to get better thanks to a technology developed by a small firm in the U.K. A new video shows the winning partnership between the Norwegian Orienteering Federation and a British producer of body monitors. This joint venture was forged with the help of the Enterprise Europe Network, a business support network that h ...

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Another First for Citizens Trust Bank: Citizens Trust Bank Named an Approved Lender for the State Small Business Credit Initiative

ATLANTA, Aug. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Georgia Department of Community Affairs announced Citizens Trust Bank as the first, approved Georgia bank to participate in the State Small Business Credit Initiative program (SSBCI). The Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 (the "Act") became law in the fall of 2010. The Act created the State Small Business Credit Initiative, which was funded to strengthen state lendin ...

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