It Pays to Follow The Instructions and Sometimes You Have To Write Your Own

It’s been over 22 years since we built and bought our last home. Over that time, technology was whizzing along while our home and appliances lived in the early years of the 20th century. This was pre… Amazon, Google, Facebook, iPhone and so much more. How time has flown by, but most of the tech…

You Get What You Pay For… Some Assembly Required

There are many benefits to creating and maintaining a virtual workforce. There is also one big drawback. You have no one in your office to help you carry and assemble office furniture. We finally moved into our new home (use moved with a grain of salt.) We sold everything in Illinois, and we have been…

Success Is Personal and How To String Together Little Wins

I have been told that people who have almost died have a new perspective on life. Once you almost lose your life, you stop taking life (especially getting up each day) for granted. Having been in the hospital twice in the last 3 years I would concur. One of those was a near-death experience (I…

Modern Website Makeover – Less Nav and More Salve (or Solve)

One thing I can assure you about marketing your business is that it’s a neverending treadmill of change. Think about where we were only 3 short years ago. There were no supply chain issues. COVID had not happened. Chances are your business was just humming along. Now we have COVID (and vaccines), supply chain issues…

My GREATEST Sales Success… (Selling My Wife On Moving)

Kim and I built the house we live in over 22 years ago. Over that time we have seen every house in our cul de sac sell at least once (most multiple times). We are the last original owners left. Back then we had two kids and multiple pets living here and it was more…

3 Signs From God That It’s Time To Move On…

I don’t want to get all religious on you. I have often studied the science of religions, tribes, politics, and many facets of how and why we adopt belief systems that shape our lives. When I was giving a speech in Minnesota, I told the audience that during the pandemic, I was researching the question,…

Networking Is All About Give And Take But Success Takes Giving

It’s been a long journey to get ready to sell our house and buy another. I have been in the Chicagoland area for almost 50 years. Over that period I have moved at least a dozen times. But, you never really move far from your network. You know what grocery stores have what. You know…

How To Give Your Sales Team A Little Empathy To Share With Your Customers

The Last 2 Years Have Been HELL! It’s hard to believe that two years ago we went from a kind of normal to total chaos in our businesses. We were mostly all chugging along, filled with hope for a new year, and BOOM. The pandemic struck like an earthquake-lightning-tsunami. Companies struggled to set up staff…

Turbo-Charge Your Sales Engine in 2022 – The Search For The Easy Button

This is the first installment in a four-part series on how marketing can power your sales engine. In this first post, we’ll discuss how certain B2b businesses were able to thrive during tough times by avoiding quick-fix gimmicks. In the next post, we’ll cover what exactly successful companies do to thrive during times of chaos.…

Life Just Happens… While You’re Running Your Business

I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, “Time flies when you’re having fun.” It’s really hard to believe I’ve been running my company for 20 years. I started B2B Interactive Marketing in 2001. As I look back, I have accumulated a lot of stuff, but a lot has changed over that time. Today, I want to…