Year in Review: Meaningful Milestones Celebrated in 2022

December 30, 2022 / by Kathryn Redman

posted in Our Thought Bubbles, HaBO News, Personal Reflections


This past year has been momentous for Half a Bubble Out. If you have been following us at all, you know that we checked off 20 years in business. Just writing that causes me to want to pause and simply say thank you to all of you: our clients, friends, vendors, and others who are part of our larger community.

Thank you for the gift of allowing us to partner with you in growing your companies, in developing your leadership, and in managing the day to day opportunities that running a business or leading a team brings to your doorstep.

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Why is Website Traffic Important to My Business?

September 30, 2022 / by Team HaBO

posted in Lead Generation, Website Traffic, Holistic Strategy


Popularity? Sure it’s nice to be noticed and all, but is that really the point? To be able to brag and say, yah…I had 1,000,000 visitors to my website last year…


That may be impressive, but why is website traffic important to your business?


Website traffic (or the number of visitors to your website) is important because the number of visitors equals the number of opportunities you have to add new customers. 

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How Small Business Leaders Can Avoid Babysitting New Hires

March 4, 2022 / by Team HaBO

posted in Leadership, Management, Employees


Many leaders hire a new employee and instantly feel like they’ve gone from business leader to babysitter. When leaders describe what they mean by “babysitting” employees, what they’re really saying is they don’t want to spend any time at all with a new employee. The first day on the job they think they should be able to just show them their desk, give them a task, and the employee will know exactly what to do.

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How Coach Bill Walsh Was a Model Manager

February 11, 2022 / by Kathryn Redman

posted in Leadership, Management


When Michael and I got married, we made a deal: I had to learn to like the drums, so that I could fully appreciate my husband’s percussive skills, and Michael had to learn to like football—specifically, the NFL. I fell in love with the NFL long before I fell in
love with Michael. I’m a 49ers fan first but root for Green Bay on the back end.

Michael thinks I got the easier part of the deal. Drumming seasons come and go, but the NFL is relentless.

One of the great stories of the NFL—especially for 49ers fans—is a story about how Coach Bill Walsh turned the struggling 49ers around with his leadership and management during the late ’70s and ’80s. Humor me for a second—I just have to geek out a little.

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Why It's Important for Leaders to Recognize Their Need for Growth

February 4, 2022 / by Michael K. Redman

posted in Business Development, Leadership


When I was twenty-seven years old, Kathryn and I had been married about a year and a half. One afternoon, I was walking across the parking lot from our car to our apartment, and I was feeling great. I had a skip in my step. Life was good. I thought to myself, "What can I be doing differently? What area do I need to grow in?" Almost immediately, I came to the happy conclusion: "Nothing. I'm good. There is nothing I need to improve!"

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7 Ways to Make Work More Enjoyable for Employees

January 28, 2022 / by Team HaBO

posted in Leadership, Culture, Employees

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Celebrations, surprises, and random acts of kindness are key components of building a Passion and Provision company and creating a company culture employees look forward to coming to each day. When employees work at a place they enjoy and feel cared about, they'll find fulfillment in their contribution and do good work.

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Celebrating 20 Years of Being ‘Half a Bubble Out’

January 14, 2022 / by Team HaBO

posted in Our Thought Bubbles, HaBO News, Passion & Provision

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As a child, I (Michael) always knew I wanted to own a business one day. From standing in front of the local convenience store with my first shoe shining kit, to mowing neighbors’ lawns, I was always trying to make a buck. I even told my Sunday School teacher I wanted to become a ‘bachelor millionaire.'

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That's Business: A Year of Patience, Preparation, and Perseverance

January 3, 2022 / by Kathryn Redman

posted in Our Thought Bubbles, Business Development, HaBO News


Do you find yourself thinking “how is it 2022 already?” Time is relentless and the older we get, the faster it seems to tick along! We've been thinking a lot about how we frame up our reality. How we see and perceive the world we live in these days, and how we lead well with all that is swirling around us.

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The Real Cost of Buying Followers on Social Media

January 30, 2018 / by Ben Olberg

posted in Content Marketing, Social Media, Digital Marketing


Social media can sometimes be a popularity contest. Everyone is screaming for attention and there is strength in numbers. The influence of a social media profile can be measured by its number of followers. A huge number of followers implies credibility and certain social media “Influencers” even make money from their popularity via product endorsements. There has been a race to build followers and some people have found a shortcut, but at what cost?

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How Facebook's New Algorithm Could Impact Your Small Business Marketing

January 12, 2018 / by Jeannie Brossoit

posted in News, Marketing


Facebook has over 2 billion users worldwide. It’s where you go to catch up on the latest news from your friends and family, but it has also been an integral place for businesses and advertisers to show relevant content to you. On January 11, 2018, Facebook announced that they plan to change their algorithm to focus more on friends and family interactions. Their goal is to increase the quality of your time spent on facebook, and reduce the quantity.

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