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Building a Global Brand with Honest and Integrity

By Jay Shifley   |  March 7, 2018

Four Considerations When Building a Global Brand

10 Concepts That  All Entrepreneurs Must Understand

10 Concepts That All Entrepreneurs Must Understand

By Jay Shifley   |  January 15, 2018

Are you an entrepreneur? Here are 10 concepts that you MUST understand.

Video Blog:  Transformational Business

Video Blog: Transformational Business

By Jay Shifley   |  December 29, 2017

Business is about more than making money.

I Love What I Do

I Love What I Do

October 5, 2017

Despite how tired I felt, I knew deep inside that I loved what I was doing, and that kept me going until I started to see results.

A Dog's Life

A Dog's Life

By Jay Shifley   |  September 25, 2017

I'm always looking for new business ideas. Whenever I'm in a store, restaurant or other type of business, I watch. Sometimes I ask questions. I never make suggestions, though, because I think it sounds presumptuous.

A Bad Experience

A Bad Experience

By Jay Shifley   |  May 10, 2017

When you are in the service industry, you must be on your game at all times.

Bad Endings

Bad Endings

By Jay Shifley   |  May 1, 2017

Mitigate or even eliminate bad endings to business partnerships.

Peanut Butter

Peanut Butter

By Jay Shifley   |  April 12, 2017

When I lived in Pakistan I was always on the lookout for peanut butter.

I Smell a Rat

I Smell a Rat

By Jay Shifley   |  March 22, 2017

The telltale signs were everywhere. We had rats at Dynamic.

Common Sense

Common Sense

By Jay Shifley   |  March 21, 2017

About 10 miles down Rt 42 out of Ashland, there is a location that has been up for sale a number of times in the past few years.

Three Ways to be Counter (Corporate) Culture

Three Ways to be Counter (Corporate) Culture

By Jay Shifley   |  February 28, 2017

Refute the stereotype of the cold-hearted CEO.

How to Write a Resume That Stands Out

How to Write a Resume That Stands Out

By Jay Shifley   |  February 23, 2017

How to Write a Resume That Stands Out

The Cow Incident

The Cow Incident

By Jay Shifley   |  February 3, 2017

It came to a head for me one morning as I was out early looking for a loaf of bread for breakfast.

Cheaters Never Prosper

Cheaters Never Prosper

By Jay Shifley   |  January 21, 2017

My mother used to tell me that cheaters never prosper, so why cheat?

Interviewing New Employees

Interviewing New Employees

By Mike Williams   |  January 19, 2017

One of the most important things a business owner does to make a great company is hire and keep good employees.

Failure

Failure

By Jay Shifley   |  January 16, 2017

Failure is not something to be feared, but it must be seen as an opportunity to change and grow.

Why Surveys Are Bad

Why Surveys Are Bad

By Jay Shifley   |  January 12, 2017

Interviews, not surveys

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Nightmares

Nightmares

By Jay Shifley   |  January 9, 2017

Anything can happen to you when you are traveling in the developing world. It’s part of the adventure, and it’s part of the cost!

It's Not the Cool, It's the Problem

It's Not the Cool, It's the Problem

By Jay Shifley   |  January 4, 2017

Get out of the building! Get out from behind your computer! Talk to people!

Everything About Startups in Ten Bullet Points . . . Really!

Everything About Startups in Ten Bullet Points . . . Really!

By Jay Shifley   |  January 2, 2017

10 ways to make sure your business starts on the right foot.

Mom?

Mom?

By Jay Shifley   |  December 29, 2016

Do you know how to ask good questions?

Are You Supposed to be Doing This?

Are You Supposed to be Doing This?

By Jay Shifley   |  December 15, 2016

We are asking the wrong question.

 

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