Legacy Franchise Group Tracy King has over 20 years of management and marketing experience in Fortune 500, mid-size and entrepreneurial startup companies. After earning her MBA, she started her career in marketing and brand management at Dial Corporation and then The Kellogg...
Steve Gunderson, the former congressman (R-WI) who is the chief lobbyist for America's for-profit colleges, warns in a new email, "There has never been a time when the economic, regulatory and political assaults on our sector have been stronger."...
If you're a professional services firm, there's a new disruption in town that's catching even nimble tech companies flat-footed. It's more transformative than the cloud or mobile or social, and it's already invaded HR. What's on its way to causing panic in the c-suite and providing McKinsey consultants with job...
This is the third post in my Creative Disruption trilogy. The first one provided strategies to protect your company from disruption. The second talked about the obstacles disrupters are likely to face when introducing a disruptive company, product, or...
Just over a year ago I left my cushy, 6-figure salary, corporate job behind. My family and I packed up and moved to Costa Rica for a year. It was filled with life lessons and more experiences than I can even recount. While there, I started my dream business and officially launched my unconventional life.
Do you ever feel like you are living life on someone else's terms and not your own? Do you ever wonder what it would feel like to take charge of your life and intentionally chart the course that you want?
Several of my advisor clients are brand new to developing a financial services practice. They've recently graduated from university in business or finance, or made a lateral move from another career. They have newly minted accreditations from passing those challenging exams. Is this you? Okay, so now what?
The Federal Reserve is meeting this week to decide whether to raise rates, a decision that will affect the interest consumers pay on almost all loans. Most experts are forecasting the central bank will leave rates unchanged, but that's not the end of the story for 2016. After this week,...
Given the complexities of today's environment, businesses recognize that the only way to stay on top is to have leaders in place at all levels - leaders who fully understand and embrace their organization's strategic objectives, and who have the skills and personal capabilities to help meet those objectives. For...
Are you interested in engaging with your online networks to support the long term growth of your business? It can be a challenge when you're starting a new business and wanting to grow.
There are several tactics email marketers can implement to build a strong connection and foster customer loyalty with the millennial generation. Read on for tips to help reach the largest group of consumers and turn them into your brand's biggest fans.
When was the last time that you looked forward to a business trip? Even if you are hoping to close a deal with a big client, once you get over the initial excitement the dread creeps in. You start to think about the security lines. Flight delays ... cramped seating ... babies crying in your ear ... lost luggage. (Feel your head starting to pound?) And that is all before you even get to the airport.
The medical profession has long relied on word-of-mouth to bring in new patients. Traditional advertising has always been great for building brand awareness, but many people still look for referrals before trusting their health to someone new. As the Internet has grown in popularity, that awareness-building has shifted online, with many consumers heading straight there before making an appointment.
Entrepreneurship starts with an attitude that applies to all shapes and sizes of businesses. An important part of entrepreneurship is thinking, there are certainly some powerful tips that will help one grow to be successful in today's competitive environment.
As the presidential race heats up, you may be nervous about work conversations around the election getting you into hot water, but what about navigating your own political landmines at the office?
The quintessential problem many startups face, is how to I get people to know about our company? Sure an article in the local paper is good and a nice website can tell a person a lot about you, but I am talking about the masses; that mass audience on the Internet that somehow will be mysteriously driven to your site when they are looking for what you are selling.
The workflow of a freelancer has a fluid nature. Some days are banner days of productivity and innovation, while other days may be dry and slow. While this is somewhat inherent to the lifestyle, it helps to even out our weekly output.
As an entrepreneur who trots the globe for business meetings and site inspections, or who has a chain of companies across the globe, from the UAE to the USA, then you MUST love suitcases.
Few words are more overused and less understood by corporate America. From functional changes to the next strategic acquisition, all are characterized as "transformation" in hopes of garnering attention in an increasingly complicated business world.
Power Of Humanity,
The role of brands in society must change. Here are five imperatives to stay relevant in a new marketplace and resilient for a new world. Like few times in our history, we are navigating a moment of profound cultural, political and economic transformation. ...