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5 Keys To Faster Revenue Growth

The first year working at Cultivate Advisors is flying by. I’ve been loving the client work and learning a ton from my coworkers. What’s my role as

New Career Moves

Working at RevLocal for +7 years I sat down with hundreds of small business owners. I loved their stories and advice. I’ll never forget one

Trouts – A Case Study on Marketing

I’ve been consulting small business owners about digital marketing for seven years now at RevLocal. Some days it feels like nobody will listen to our

More Q2 in Q1

January is over. That time of year when the gym was too crowded and everyone was posting their fleeting resolutions. Not sure about you, but

5 Years at RevLocal

This post is a reflection on my 5 year work anniversary at RevLocal. There’s no way I could boil it all down to one blurb,

My Favorite Podcast of 2015

2015 has been a wild ride. Boston, Napa, NYC. Weddings, moving, Brie’s graduation. Through all the changes and travel one thing was a constant –

An Update – The Passport Protector

“Hey man, how’s The Passport Protector thing going??” “Hey man, we’re crushing it.” That’s what I wish I could say when I get asked twice

Feeding Your Brain

We all know the side effects and benefits of most foods. An early morning donut will likely put you to sleep at your desk, whereas

Best Reads of 2014

Another year, another bookshelf. I can’t say I read as much as intended, but I picked some gems. Below are some of the most impactful

#employeeproblems

One of the biggest challenges working with employees? Employee mindset. Avoiding risk, not acting as if your name is on the line, short term thinking,

Takeaways from a Crowdfunding Campaign

There’s no better teacher than experience. Last month we wrapped up a successful crowdfunding campaign to start mass production of The Passport Protector. We raised

Behind The Scenes – The Passport Protector

It’s been an emotional rollercoaster leading up to official launch of The Passport Protector on Indiegogo. I wanted to share a ‘behind the scenes’ peek

7 Reasons I Started A Business

This past Wednesday morning I launched my first LLC, The Passport Protector. After 9 months of work, we unveiled a consumer product to solve a

Columbus Startup Weekend

I wasn’t cool enough to go to computer camp as a kid, but this past weekend I got pretty close to redeeming myself. I participated

So You Want To Be a Power Couple?

Trying to have a successful relationship nowadays with two high achieving people is daunting. We have to do well in college. We have to get

Failure to Blog

I’m big on goals. I’m big on big goals. I’m big on big goals staring you in the face. And by the end of February

Making the Kool-Aid

Three years ago I was sitting at the kitchen counter in Denver with my dad after accepting a job to ship off to Columbus, Ohio.

2013 Year In Review

What would a blog be without a ‘year in review’ post? Or an ’11-reasons-why-2013-was-awesome-and 11.5 reasons-why-2014-should-be-too’ post? Well check it, I’m doing a hybrid of

Control the Controllables

I’m not on Pinterest. Yet. But I wonder if they have a board to inspire us when ‘it all hits the fan.’ A few Sundays ago I

Started my own business!

  I’ve officially started my own business! I have been in entrepreneurial roles before and ran sales organizations where I was responsible for the bottom line,

Puke Up!

‘Culture eats strategy for breakfast.’ I haven’t heard a truer one liner about business. But before a corporate culture can outlast strategy, that culture must

The Big Move

Not a week goes by since moving to Columbus that  someone doesn’t ask what brought me to Ohio. I can see this mental map in

What am I worth?

I’m worth $200. According to US Airways, at least. In asking, ‘What am I worth?’ this blog post isn’t a rhetorical question about income or

Grandma’s Advice

I’m happy to say I have my first guest blogger! In a way, my 97 grandmother Sue is my chosen guest for this post. She’s

Surprise MBA Lessons Part II

This post and the previous one are about the biggest surprise lessons of my MBA program now that I look back on its value and

Surprise MBA Lessons

I guess hindsight really is 20/20. This blog post and the following are about the biggest surprise lessons of my MBA program at University of

The French Are Onto Something…

It is without fail that every time I go to Europe I have an existential crisis. It’s somewhere between people watching at a cafe and sitting down

I love my job.

Today is Sunday, which means tomorrow is Monday. Does this news make you depressed or a smidge excited? I feel fortunate to love my job

Baby Boomers Just Don’t Understand

In the words of one of the great orators of our generation, ‘Parents just don’t understand.’ Will Smith said it best in the 80s and

Your Reputation Precedes You…

Online reputation management has become a buzzword for marketers and the equivalent of Voldermort for business owners – many cringe at the sound. I don’t

The Habit of Gratitude

One of the simplest yet most effective lessons I learned after four years with Southwestern was forming the habit of gratitude. Key word habit! It’s

Meaning scales, people don’t.

Business leaders and marketers are obsessed with Seth Godin. Rightfully so. He’s a pionner, a genius, and leads by example to execute strategies that he

On Love and Languages

What would a blog on life lessons be if I didn’t cover relationships? Lately I was thinking about an upcoming trip to Europe and realized

My Favorite Things

Not that I’ve ever watched an entire episode of Oprah, but I’ve heard that she has a feature of her show called ‘Favorite Things.’ This

Indebted to My Former Debts

June 2010 I graduated from University of Denver with my MBA and undergrad both completed with a student loan bill topping $41,000. Ouch. I made

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5 Keys To Faster Revenue Growth

The first year working at Cultivate Advisors is flying by. I’ve been loving the client work and learning a ton from my coworkers. What’s my role as



New Career Moves

Working at RevLocal for +7 years I sat down with hundreds of small business owners. I loved their stories and advice. I’ll never forget one



Trouts – A Case Study on Marketing

I’ve been consulting small business owners about digital marketing for seven years now at RevLocal. Some days it feels like nobody will listen to our



More Q2 in Q1

January is over. That time of year when the gym was too crowded and everyone was posting their fleeting resolutions. Not sure about you, but



5 Years at RevLocal

This post is a reflection on my 5 year work anniversary at RevLocal. There’s no way I could boil it all down to one blurb,



My Favorite Podcast of 2015

2015 has been a wild ride. Boston, Napa, NYC. Weddings, moving, Brie’s graduation. Through all the changes and travel one thing was a constant –



An Update – The Passport Protector

“Hey man, how’s The Passport Protector thing going??” “Hey man, we’re crushing it.” That’s what I wish I could say when I get asked twice



Feeding Your Brain

We all know the side effects and benefits of most foods. An early morning donut will likely put you to sleep at your desk, whereas



Best Reads of 2014

Another year, another bookshelf. I can’t say I read as much as intended, but I picked some gems. Below are some of the most impactful



#employeeproblems

One of the biggest challenges working with employees? Employee mindset. Avoiding risk, not acting as if your name is on the line, short term thinking,



Takeaways from a Crowdfunding Campaign

There’s no better teacher than experience. Last month we wrapped up a successful crowdfunding campaign to start mass production of The Passport Protector. We raised



Behind The Scenes – The Passport Protector

It’s been an emotional rollercoaster leading up to official launch of The Passport Protector on Indiegogo. I wanted to share a ‘behind the scenes’ peek



7 Reasons I Started A Business

This past Wednesday morning I launched my first LLC, The Passport Protector. After 9 months of work, we unveiled a consumer product to solve a



Columbus Startup Weekend

I wasn’t cool enough to go to computer camp as a kid, but this past weekend I got pretty close to redeeming myself. I participated



So You Want To Be a Power Couple?

Trying to have a successful relationship nowadays with two high achieving people is daunting. We have to do well in college. We have to get



Failure to Blog

I’m big on goals. I’m big on big goals. I’m big on big goals staring you in the face. And by the end of February



Making the Kool-Aid

Three years ago I was sitting at the kitchen counter in Denver with my dad after accepting a job to ship off to Columbus, Ohio.



2013 Year In Review

What would a blog be without a ‘year in review’ post? Or an ’11-reasons-why-2013-was-awesome-and 11.5 reasons-why-2014-should-be-too’ post? Well check it, I’m doing a hybrid of



Control the Controllables

I’m not on Pinterest. Yet. But I wonder if they have a board to inspire us when ‘it all hits the fan.’ A few Sundays ago I



Started my own business!

  I’ve officially started my own business! I have been in entrepreneurial roles before and ran sales organizations where I was responsible for the bottom line,



Puke Up!

‘Culture eats strategy for breakfast.’ I haven’t heard a truer one liner about business. But before a corporate culture can outlast strategy, that culture must



The Big Move

Not a week goes by since moving to Columbus that  someone doesn’t ask what brought me to Ohio. I can see this mental map in



What am I worth?

I’m worth $200. According to US Airways, at least. In asking, ‘What am I worth?’ this blog post isn’t a rhetorical question about income or



Grandma’s Advice

I’m happy to say I have my first guest blogger! In a way, my 97 grandmother Sue is my chosen guest for this post. She’s



Surprise MBA Lessons Part II

This post and the previous one are about the biggest surprise lessons of my MBA program now that I look back on its value and



Surprise MBA Lessons

I guess hindsight really is 20/20. This blog post and the following are about the biggest surprise lessons of my MBA program at University of



The French Are Onto Something…

It is without fail that every time I go to Europe I have an existential crisis. It’s somewhere between people watching at a cafe and sitting down



I love my job.

Today is Sunday, which means tomorrow is Monday. Does this news make you depressed or a smidge excited? I feel fortunate to love my job



Baby Boomers Just Don’t Understand

In the words of one of the great orators of our generation, ‘Parents just don’t understand.’ Will Smith said it best in the 80s and



Your Reputation Precedes You…

Online reputation management has become a buzzword for marketers and the equivalent of Voldermort for business owners – many cringe at the sound. I don’t



The Habit of Gratitude

One of the simplest yet most effective lessons I learned after four years with Southwestern was forming the habit of gratitude. Key word habit! It’s



Meaning scales, people don’t.

Business leaders and marketers are obsessed with Seth Godin. Rightfully so. He’s a pionner, a genius, and leads by example to execute strategies that he



On Love and Languages

What would a blog on life lessons be if I didn’t cover relationships? Lately I was thinking about an upcoming trip to Europe and realized



My Favorite Things

Not that I’ve ever watched an entire episode of Oprah, but I’ve heard that she has a feature of her show called ‘Favorite Things.’ This



Indebted to My Former Debts

June 2010 I graduated from University of Denver with my MBA and undergrad both completed with a student loan bill topping $41,000. Ouch. I made


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