Calendar equals commitment

  • by Tom Larsen | Apr 08, 2015 |
  • Marketing, Operations, Organization, Planning, Product Development, Sales |

People who have lots of stuff on their calendars achieve things. People who keep it in their head or in disparate places they don’t see every day don’t achieve as many things.


Fired Up About New Products From the HPBExpo

  • by Tom Larsen | Mar 12, 2014 |
  • Marketing, Uncategorized |

The Christmas animated film character Heat Miser would have felt right at home visiting last week’s Hearth Patio and BBQ Expo in Salt Lake City. Of the more than 350 exhibitors, most were showing off their high-end fireplaces, patio heaters and BBQ grills. Looking for what’s new in the application of fire, we found innovation … Continue reading Fired Up About New Products From the HPBExpo


7 Ways Your Business Can Beat Walmart

  • by Tom Larsen | Dec 10, 2013 |
  • Marketing |

Finding your competitive advantage A friend of mine recently relocated his retail business from one end of town to the other. Aside from relocating to street with more foot traffic, he explained that he wanted to get his store “as far away from Walmart as possible”. On the face of it, that seems like a … Continue reading 7 Ways Your Business Can Beat Walmart


15 Ways To Get Yourself Motivated

  • by Jeff Haines | Oct 14, 2013 |
  • Operations, Organization |

Is every morning a like a Monday Morning to you? If it’s hard to get yourself going in the morning, sometimes a stiff cup of coffee isn’t enough to do the job. Solo entrepreneurs complain of the tedious “Bottle Washer” jobs they must complete in their startup.  Salespeople need more “Yes” when their day is filled … Continue reading 15 Ways To Get Yourself Motivated