Why Business Management is Important

It’s 11:30PM and I’ve been at the SGV Business Group, LLC offices for the last 3 hours getting all of our 2012 paperwork for Strategy Partners prepared to file, and stay compliant. The reason I’m writing this, is because although I’ve been here for 3 hours, Robert at SGV has been prepping all this paperwork, […]

Are you throwing your marketing budget into a black hole?

Where are you allocating your marketing Dollars? Are you paying and praying? Today’s marketing and advertising world is noisier than it’s ever been. So, are you just another voice at a raging party, or are you sitting around a table at a coffee shop having an intelligent conversation about your industry? I’m not a big […]

If you’re using Social Media for customer service, something went wrong

I know that title sounds contrary to what tons of people preach about social media. Heck, I’ve been known on 1 or 20 occasions to tell clients and anyone who’ll listen, that Social Media can be one of the best customer management tools around. And it is. The social web, is by far the best […]

Things Everyone Should Know When Hiring A Consultant or Freelancer

This particular post has been a long time coming. After 2 years of consulting I’ve really think I nailed down the things that everyone needs to know when hiring a consultant. 1. Be specific about what you want The majority of problems that arise in the Client-Consultant relationship start here. The majority of problems that […]

13 Common Mistakes Small Businesses Don’t Correct

There is a significant difference between being frugal, and and being cheap. People that are frugal always try to get their absolute best bang for their buck, while cheap people simply just want to pay the least amount of possible for anything. Over the last couple of years, I’ve sort of beat myself up over […]

The Fork in the Road

I truly do apologize for not updating this in nearly a year. I’ve had issues with the .net and .com domains being split and running separate versions of the site. The good news is that I do have tons of posts, and I will be updating for frequently. Again, I apologize. I’ve been thinking for […]