I know in the past I have spoken about a really great strategic partner of mine, Nick Carter with AddressTwo. Well, I wanted to take a moment and write a bit more about him and an event he is putting together called AddressTwo Hullabaloo 2010. Now if you made it to his event last year, you know it was a huge success with great speakers, breakout sessions, and… Continue
Added by Serina Kelly on February 23, 2010 at 8:11am —
Have you ever felt that the universe was talking to you? Maybe you know what I mean; it’s that message that keeps recurring in your mind and you have no idea of its origin but its incessant message remains constant. At first we might dismiss the possible meanings and then out of nowhere, it hits you—the meaning, the message and the lesson.
Such a thing happened to me 3 years ago. In the days leading up to a night I will never forget, friends, family and colleagues had been telling… Continue
Added by Paul Lushin on February 23, 2010 at 7:58am —
I witnessed something amazing today.
On a recent visit with my parents, my mom realized one minute before the Olympics kicked off in prime-time that one of her regularly recorded shows was going to prevent the Olympics from recording on TiVo (it's a single tuner TiVo) that night.
Without missing a beat, my mom grabbed the TiVo remote control, brought up the menu, browsed by channel, found the Olympics, hit record, acknowledged that it would be ok to cancel her reguarly… Continue
Added by Patric Welch on February 23, 2010 at 6:00am —
I’m sure I don’t need to tell you about the tight economy and how small businesses are currently under a financial strain. We’re all feeling the pressure to generate new revenue and improve our overall ROI. The financial news can certainly seem bleak and depressing right about now.
But the good news, for your small business at least, is that there is a marketing tool that is still proving successful and generating high returns on investment. In fact, studies show that this particular… Continue
Added by Karen Scharf on February 22, 2010 at 10:03pm —
Web analytics play a major role in the optimization of your online presence; however, if you’re like most small business owners, you probably have only a vague understanding of analytics. You might have heard of web site analytics, maybe even attended a class or a seminar about analytics. But the options probably seemed overwhelming and technical and a bit too complicated. Even though you had a feeling that web analytics could help your business, the task of choosing a program and installing… Continue
Added by Karen Scharf on February 22, 2010 at 10:02pm —
I've been a bit busy this week, working on my upcoming book, "Help! My 401(k) Has Fallen - And Must Get Up!" .
This is an "everyman's" (and everywoman's) guide to getting more from your 401(k) plan. Most books I have seen on 401(k) plans really are geared more to advisors and financial people, which is what inspired me to write it.
For most of us, the 401(k) is a major source of our savings, and for some it may be the ONLY source of savings. We need to get… Continue
Added by Dean Voelker on February 22, 2010 at 4:40pm —
Every small business that uses email marketing sequences is looking for
a marketing sequence that works. In this edition of CRM Strategy
I talk with Lorraine Ball of Roundpeg
about the marketing sequence she recently launched in support of her
"Business Plan" products. It isn't just a great example of combining
media in a single sequence, it is a great example of a sequence that
produces results. To see the… Continue
Added by Barbara Jones on February 22, 2010 at 3:06pm —
Last night, my wife (Dr. Phil) asked me a very interesting question – “When do you feel satisfied?”
The funny thing about this question is that I pose it to my clients every single day.
After drilling down in these conversations, I often find that most of my clients associate satisfaction with measurable achievements or accomplishments.
For example, some of us need to hit a sales figure each week, while others simply need to cross items off their “to-do”… Continue
Added by CJ McClanahan on February 22, 2010 at 7:40am —
Today's blog post really has nothing to do with technology. I just feel compelled to write about it.
Yesterday I attended a father/son breakfast at my church with my two sons. The keynote speaker at the breakfast was Patrick Henry Hughes. If you don't know who Patrick is, please set aside six and a half minutes of your day and dedicate it to watching the video below. It just may change your life.
As my father said to me after I shared this video with him, "Everyone should… Continue
Added by Patric Welch on February 22, 2010 at 6:00am —
Do You Look Like Your Pet?
By Dr. Anndrea Kapke
Olive Branch Parke Veterinary Clinic
Do you know someone who looks like their pet? How about a gruff weight lifter with a Bull Dog or doe-eyed waif with a purse Chihuahua?
That some people look like their pets isn’t just an urban legend apparently. The study, Do Dogs Resemble Their Owners? was published…
Added by Dr. Anndrea Hatcher on February 21, 2010 at 9:00pm —
“Ring around a rosie a pocket full of posies. Ashes, ashes, we all fall down!”
This is a nursery rhyme I sung many many times as a very small child. This week, my son came home to tell me exactly what this nursery rhyme meant. According to our 6th grade teacher, this is its meaning:… Continue
Added by Carol Gray on February 21, 2010 at 7:10pm —
My sixth clinical week was an extension of the fifth; just as next week will be an extension of these previous two. Last week we learned the essential skills of intramuscular (IM) and… Continue
Added by Caitlin Davis on February 20, 2010 at 7:00pm —
The Indianapolis Cultural Trail is an urban bike and pedestrian trail that connects downtown neighborhoods, cultural districts and entertainment venues. The grant will be used to complete the project which was started in 2007.…
Added by Tonda Hoagland on February 20, 2010 at 5:00pm —
I'll admit, I've got no real perspective on this little island nation; no firsthand experience. Seems things have been bad in Haiti for a long time? Mission organizations have been active there for decades (Salvation Army has done great work in that area.) but why is it not stronger (prior to earthquake)?
How can Haiti come out ahead on the other side of this disaster? Will it be any different?
Came across an interesting idea in Business Week magazine about Charter Cities.… Continue
Added by Bill Bean on February 20, 2010 at 1:00pm —
Friends, family, fellow Smoosiers etc., etc, Please go and VOTE FOR ME at http://indianapolis.metromix.com/music/photo_poll_gallery/whos-got-... (it's the same picture as my profile one)
I'm trying to win some concert tickets. My picture is titled "John's Parrotthead on a scooter". :-) Thanks!
Sure I realize the above is an odd request... especially for a… Continue
Added by John Essex II on February 20, 2010 at 11:00am —
If you're into -- or looking to get into -- sustainable eating, the ethics of food, slow food, urban farming, etc., you'll want to attend IUPUI's upcoming "Food for Thought" conference. Don't know if anyone's posted it here yet, but you'll see top professors and local chefs (like Neal Brown, newly-James Beard nominated Regina Mehallick, and Martha Hoover talking about how they source and serve local food. Lunch and a documentary included, Saturday, Mar 6 on campus at IUPUI. $45 (less if you're… Continue
Added by Renee Wilmeth on February 20, 2010 at 9:57am —
Have You Seen Me….?
Autiyana “Tiana” Hughley… Continue
Added by Aaron Laramore on February 19, 2010 at 9:30pm —
It's funny how many gadgets I work with every day have a default feature that makes people think the product is junk.
Case in point. A client recently hired me to go through her "list" of stuff she need to learn on her laptop. First on her list was why her screen was so dark some times and other times perfectly bright.
I quickly explained to my client that it was because her laptop had power management features that kicked in when she unplugged her laptop and ran solely on… Continue
Added by Patric Welch on February 19, 2010 at 8:30pm —
When hiring a sales professional in the technology arena, there are only two essential criteria for evaluating a sales candidate.
1) Can they sell?
2) Will they sell?
I suggest the following strategies to get the answers you need to hire IT sales talent.
First, use a proven sales assessment
tool to evaluate a candidate’s natural behavioral style and match the results to… Continue
Added by Ann Clifford on February 19, 2010 at 3:54pm —
Last week I heard a presentation on homeless healthcare needs from Dr. Aaron Kalinwoski and Betty Pedigo, R.N. from IU Medical Group whom serve at Horizon House. Despite suffering similar health conditions as the general population, due to added stresses and life conditions homeless life expectancy is nearly 30 years lower.
Much of this is a result of barriers to care including:
- lack of adequate services
- lack of insurance
- difficulty navigating health…
Added by Justin Brady on February 19, 2010 at 3:00pm —