Every year since 1963 the president of the United States has proclaimed one week a year as National Small Business Week. As a country we do this to acknowledge the amazing things that small businesses and the people who work for them do to help our country and our economy. It’s pretty amazing to see and hear about the power of this group of people of which our company, Half a Bubble Out Marketing, is a proud member of.
The end of the year brings with it top 10 lists, reflections and resolutions. After the busyness of the holiday season, which is also my favorite time of year, I enjoy taking a step back, a deep breath, and thinking about what I learned in the previous year and what my goals are for the next. Notice how I said goals, not resolutions. I’ve come to believe that resolutions are so often broken they have negative connotation and aren’t worthy making, but setting personal goals or goal within your small business, are something you can keep attaining, even when you fall behind.Read More
I just finished watching “It’s a Wonderful Life” with that handsome Jimmy Stewart and the lovely Donna Reed. Best Christmas movie ever! I know, “Elf” fans might take exception, but we are talking 1947 so some respect is definitely due this old classic. It is Christmas tradition for my family because I love the reminders about recognizing and celebrating in life the things that really matter.Read More
I have a confession to make. I struggle with an over developed need to be honest and transparent. While that can be a good thing, it makes writing a reflection letter summing up any year rather difficult. I read these incredible Christmas letters that come in the mail from friends and family across the country and around the world, and invariably I am struck by the consistent highlighting of only the good stuff. Little Joey learned to walk, we took an amazing trip, Suzie won the spelling bee, John won an award. Sound familiar? Worth celebrating to be sure, but is that all? Really?Read More
I love my job, the people I work with and how blessed we are at Half a Bubble Out. As I sit down to write this “T-Day” Blog I find myself excited and even more peaceful than in years past.
Every year Thanksgiving comes around and every year I find new things to be thankful for. This year I find myself thinking about the people I work with, especially since we have been talking a lot about Passion and Provision on the blog lately.Read More
On this day, it is common to see American flags waving proudly in the air while we give thanks and salute to all of the men and women who have and are serving our great country. Veterans Day became a U.S. legal holiday on November 11, 1918 to honor Armistice Day (the end of WWI) and to honor those who have given their service.Read More
If you own a company you want to have a successful small business, but the days come and go and you find yourself wondering how to be successful. The key isn't doing more of the "right" stuff. The key is seizing the "right" moments - or letting them seize you.
Have you seen the movie “Boyhood?” Critics are saying it’s making cinematic history. It was filmed over 12 years with the same cast. You watch them age naturally and experience life right before your eyes. It definitely struck a chord with me, so much so that I started to think about how the lessons it taught were even applicable to inbound marketing.Read More
Let’s be honest, microwave cooking is insanely fast. I’m hungry now…and in less than three minutes I can have a hot microwaved meal at the ready for consumption. Fast, efficient, hot and ready to go! When I was in graduate school that was a lifesaver!Read More
There are days when the tasks and to-dos of the day fade away and the important things come into focus. Today is one of those days for Americans. Whatever your age, job, religion, or hometown, we are all stopping to remember today. We are remembering 9-11 and the 2,977 who lost their lives that day, 13 years ago.Read More
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Forty years ago this week President Nixon was in the process of being impeached and led to his public resignation. It was one of the few times a president of the United States, the most powerful man in our country, has been removed from office. Technically he resigned but the vote had already started. Everyone involved was uncertain, scared, or both in the shadow of uncertainty that our country was standing in.Read More