Tag Archives: small business

New York Mets Loss As A Metaphor For Business!

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Management, whether of a business or a professional sports team, means having to make the tough decisions! In the case of the New York Mets, what happens when an employee (Matt Harvey) tells a manager (Terry Collins) what to do, and that action or inaction goes against the managers best instincts? Does the manager listen or pull […]

New York Mets Matt Harvey: No I In Team?

Imagine that you own a business and need to manage a team of employees whose expertise runs the gamut from entry level to star! Many don’t have to imagine such a scenario because that is exactly the type of business environment that you operate in. And, if you are like me, you demand a few basic […]

Do You Compete Like A Champion?

When business is going great and you’re facing no apparent stumbling blocks the ability to think, feel and act like a champion will not typically be a problem! But what about those times, and we’ve all had them, that an issue with a client or supplier crops up, a deal falls through, an unexpected crisis presents itself […]

Janet Yellen Stands Pat On Rates – An Analogy

For those who may not have heard, yesterday afternoon the Fed announced that it will leave its key interest rate at 0%! This move came as a surprise to some and as no surprise to others. I count myself as being in the ‘not surprised’ camp as I expressed in an article from about one […]

Capitalism Primer: A Short Story! (Video)

How would you explain, via short story, capitalism versus socialism? Capitalism: ‘a social system based on the principle of individual rights. Politically, it is the system of laissez-faire (freedom). Legally it is a system of objective laws (rule of law as opposed to rule of man). Economically, when such freedom is applied to the sphere of production […]

Ever Consider Spending $5MM For A Thirty Second Television Ad?

As we have witnessed in the past, on the worlds largest stage some businesses will clamor to do just that! During Super Bowl 50 where a thirty second ad spot will run a cool $5 million, the slate will likely be sold out well before the event is scheduled to take place. For the majority of us, […]

Minimum Wage Debate: A Conundrum?

There is fierce vocal support for a $15/hour minimum wage along with equally fierce vocal opposition against a unilateral mandate by government entities on businesses! Along with all of the vitriol comes anecdotal evidence that’s presented by both sides showing that a higher minimum wage will or will not affect the number of jobs that are […]

Whiteboard Animation That Asks And Answers The Question: ‘Who Is Hallmark Abstract Service?’

If you conduct business within in a ‘commodity industry’ where it can sometimes be difficult to differentiate yourself from the competition… It then becomes imperative to tell your story in such a way that will grab peoples attention through an outside-of-the-box presentation of what your business is all about. We believe that, with the whiteboard animation below, […]

Space, The Final Frontier (Video)

100GB of NASA Space Photos Turned Into An Epic 4K Time-Lapse Video Ideally this video should help to put a variety of our everyday issues, some of it the ‘small stuff’, into the perspective of the proverbial bigger picture! ‘It took over 95,600 NASA photo files taken from the International Space Station and a month of meticulous […]

The Top 100 Android Apps Ever?

Not personally being an aficionado of Android apps I can’t actually know with 100% certainty whether this list really is the TOP 100! But, as Top (pick your #) offerings go, it certainly looks like a strong one! The reason that I’m not very up-to-date on the latest and the greatest technology is that up until about […]