Looking Back & Forth… What Are You Thankful For?

Every year, around the 3rd to 4th week of November, until the 1st week of January, business starts to slow down (unless you are in retail). We start to reflect on the previous months of the year. It’s also a time to look forward to what’s next. I can tell you as you get older…

How To Exceed Expectations? Find Someone Who Cares!

Seth Godin had a GREAT blog post today. It was short, sweet, and really hit me between the eyes. Who cares? No one cares. That happens rarely. Someone cares. That happens all the time, and it’s at the heart of our work. Everyone cares. Almost never. Someone is enough. In fact, someone is the entire…

A Goal is Not a Strategy, But a Strategy Needs a Goal

Timing is everything,…right? Trying to run a business while preparing to move from our 22-year run in a 3500 square foot house, into an 800 square foot 3rd-floor apartment, as our 2200 square foot house is being built 1000 miles away… is a challenge. There is selling our old furniture (which won’t fit into our…

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,…

How To Land The Right Client (Hint: It’s About Connections)

I don’t know about you, but the past two years have been a challenge for everyone, and we are no different. It’s not only made working from home more acceptable but an embraced lifestyle. People are transitioning from living to work to working to live. So we have been on a journey at the Basilico…

Addition Through Subtraction – When Less Leads To More!

It’s that time of year again: New Year, new you? It’s the time of year when you should be buying gym memberships and going on diets and quitting smoking or drinking. I mean, at least that’s what all the commercials say, right? Any one of those things is hard enough, but some of us tend…

Finding Joy – In Your Business And In Life

This is the time of the year when we tend to reflect back and look forward. We reflect on the past year, what we enjoyed and what went wrong. And then we hope for the future. To get ready for the new year, everybody’s going to be buying gym memberships to get in shape. I…

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…

Need To Find And Keep Better People? Market Your Culture To Everyone!

The last couple of years really taught us a bundle about business. One of the things is that everybody is getting pretty comfortable with right now is Zoom and doing remote meetings. That has also led to a bunch of people being much more comfortable working from home. Maybe they like going out to the…

What Great Advice Would You Tell A Younger Self (If You Could)

I saw a post on Facebook the other day, and it asked a question that made me think. The question was, “What great advice would you tell your younger self if you could?” So, I decided to do a podcast about it, because I did ask myself that question, and here’s what I came up…