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How Small Businesses Can Drive Leads with Blogging and Social Media Marketing

*Note – this is a guest post from Marquis Matson (see bottom of the post for more details) As a small business owner, you need all the help you can get to increase visibility for your business and generate new leads. Blogging and social media marketing are two proven approaches combined by successful small businesses […]

Are you Making it Easy?

One of the ideas in James Clear’s excellent book ‘Atomic Habits‘ is the importance of what he refers to as the Law of Least Effort. His focus is personal behavior change and specifically the idea is that if you want to adopt a new behavior, a new habit, your best bet is to make it […]

5 Mistakes I Made as an Entrepreneur (and what I learned from them)

This is a guest post by Nicholas Rubright – Nicholas shares his experiences of starting up a company and some lessons learned. Worth your time to check it out. You can see more information on Nicholas at the end of the post. Thanks Nicholas – Shawn Kinkade Kansas City Business Coach As an entrepreneur, I […]

How am I supposed to do that?

The other day I was reminded of a great (and very simple) negotiating technique that can work in a lot of different scenarios. I (and the person who reminded me) had first seen this idea in the book ‘Never Split The Difference’ by Chris Voss. Voss had picked it up as part of his experience […]

5 Key Business Lessons from a Non-Profit Event

     This past Sunday a young non-profit, Hear 2 help held its biggest event to date. Hear 2 help is a non-profit established in 2017 to help fund the expense of hearing aids and other amplification equipment for kids who may otherwise go without.  The fundraising event was the culmination of over 9 months […]

How would you do on ‘The Spaghetti Problem’?

What’s the essence of creativity?  Is it intelligence?  Planning?  Experience?  It turns out it may not be any of those things… Peter Skillman – who has the title of General Manager of Smart Things at Microsoft developed a creativity exercise that he called ‘The Spaghetti Problem’ and he ran it as a challenge for over […]