It could be a “bitter lesson”

It’s been exactly two years to the day today since my life took a dramatic turn.  A turn for the good. What have I learned?  The important things are to leave things better than how you found them, care more, and treat people, no matter their rank in life, with kindness…and do all of this for one …

A special day for anyone in business

It’s National “Get to Know Your Customers” Day! A special day to keep in your calendar. It’s every 3rd Thursday of each quarter.A great idea started by the small busines community; and we should probably do this more than only once a quarter. So, open that customer list in Salesforce, LinkedIn, Excel sheet or your …

This just may grow on you

They may look funny and respond well to a little extra attention: not friends and family, we’re talking houseplants. We talk about how we talk to plants as well as the ones that could be a perfect new friend for you.   This rant shares the dirt on the good, the bad and the thorny …

It would be a dull grey world

What would you buy or use or enjoy if you’re NEVER exposed to any advertising? No advertising? How would you choose a car, a phone, a restaurant, your shoes, comfy bed sheets a place to visit or even food for your dog? Would you listen to a friend? Yes, marketing really is your friend. A …

Is there such a thing like “nobody and everybody”?

I saw a pile of phonebooks over the last few days. Made me think of thelessons of “nobody” and “everybody” in marketing…with Printed Phone Books versus Digital Search, the largest ad platform: – 97% of the USA uses digital search to find a business– 70% of people with phone books NEVER open them.– The phone …

You better not miss today’s holiday

Today is a special day for some of our best friends. National Pet Day. (4/11 in the US)Keeping a pet may have started over 40,000 years ago. Canines are the Top Dog for a pet (sorry had to), 33% of pet owners have a pup in the family. Cats come in second at 23%…and anyone …

I know one thing we ALL agree on

Data says we all have one thing about gas stations we agree on. One thing that we truly hate about gas stations…and it’s not the price per gallon.  We rant about prices, food, people. and a trip down memory lane that includes black rubber hoses. A Garrulous gaggle on gas stations, on this episode of …