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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What Caused the Surprise Death of a Local Small Business?

December 15, 2015 / by Michael K. Redman

posted in Our Thought Bubbles, small business, News


Sometimes the death of a business is somewhat personal and triggers a sense of nostalgia. In the world of small business, companies come and go all the time with little more than a raised eyebrow – but every once in a while the closing of a local business surprises you.

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How Will Your Small Business Be a Part of #GivingTuesday?

December 1, 2015 / by Paige Gilbert

posted in Our Thought Bubbles, small business, Marketing


There’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday – but do you know about #GivingTuesday? After two days dedicated to shopping there’s a day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

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What the Half a Bubble Out Staff is Thankful For This Season

November 25, 2015 / by Paige Gilbert

posted in Our Thought Bubbles, employee happiness


It’s unusually quiet here at The Bubble this week. Our delightful bosses (who we miss!) are visiting their daughter. Even the office dog isn't here to welcome us each morning. Instead she's off gallivanting around the backyard of a friend’s home. Still, there’s a whispered buzz of finger typing, problem solving, and the occasional discussion of why in the world such-and-such is trending on Twitter. It’s unconventional times in the office like this that cause a pause - just long enough to get our brains out of the small business online marketing world for a moment – to reflect. In the spirit of Thanksgiving our staff shares what we’re grateful for.

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What Our Inbound Marketing Company Staff is Scared of Most

October 30, 2015 / by Paige Gilbert

posted in Our Thought Bubbles, Inbound Marketing


Ghosts, goblins, zombies, and witches got nothin’ on the scary stuff that may sneak up on an inbound marketing company at any given moment. It’s not the danger that lurks in the deep web. It’s not the mystery behind the curtain of the all-powerful Google. It’s not even the creeper factor of the suspiciously timed emails we receive relating to a conversation we just had. If you dare, keep reading to learn what scares the inbound marketing staff at Half a Bubble Out, and how we slay these marketing vampires sucking the blood out of your business.

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What Motivates Employees: Camaraderie or Competition?

August 25, 2015 / by Paige Gilbert

posted in Our Thought Bubbles, employee motivation, Culture


My coworker recently made a comment that she considers me to be her friend – not just a work friend – but a real, true friend. I feel the same way about her, and my other coworkers too. I know this is not the norm in the small business world, but I think people would like it to be and it would cause them to be better employees.

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To Upgrade or Not to Upgrade? It’s NOT Even a Question With Windows 10!

August 1, 2015 / by Vicky Zancanella

posted in Our Thought Bubbles, News


We come in all shapes and sizes when it comes to being a consumer of technology.

Are you the “preorder-to-be-the-first-one-to-try-it” type of consumer OR are you the “sit-back-and-wait-for-everyone-else-to-try-it-first-then-buy” type?

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Why I Believed for a Split Second My iPhone Brought Me No Value

July 29, 2015 / by Michael K. Redman

posted in Our Thought Bubbles, Marketing


A friend of mine sent me a 2 minute video to watch that was well-made and really interesting - but it made me think about the power of persuasion when combined with quality video. I started to wonder if I was getting taken advantage of by companies that I buy stuff from - even when I’m really happy with what I have most of the time.

Take a look at the short video below and then see if you agree with any of my thoughts. Not all of you will care, but some of you might want to talk about it. Just a little food for thought.

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Business Marketing News: Inside KFC’s Controversial Rebranding

July 15, 2015 / by Raquel Royers

posted in Our Thought Bubbles, News, Marketing


Kentucky Fried Chicken, better known for short as KFC, is widely known across the United States as a fast food restaurant that serves up [big surprise here] fried chicken. After 21 years of not showing his face, KFC’s mascot is back and has been reaching TV screens across the country.

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The Question You Should Be Asking to Get More Fulfillment in Life & Work

July 8, 2015 / by Michael K. Redman

posted in Our Thought Bubbles, News, Passion & Provision


Work is not supposed to be something we endure so we can get a paycheck to pay for fulfillment in life. Work is supposed to be part of that fulfillment. Finding a job that allows you to achieve happiness more than 50% of the time takes a while to find. Many people don’t ever find it because they remain lost in understanding the gifts and abilities they have to contribute.

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