Management Versus Mentorship: How This Entrepreneur Strikes A Balance

BY Tami Brehse IN client spotlight, management, inspiration ON Aug 9, 2018

Tahnee Elliot was working as a receptionist at a law firm while finishing up college when she asked her boss for time off for spring break. The answer would change the course of her career.

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Client Spotlight: Helping Entrepreneurs Thrive With Onebook

BY Tami Brehse IN client spotlight, entrepreneurs, inspiration, business ON Jul 19, 2018

Every entrepreneur has to start somewhere; it’s a fact Michael Shoup and Paul Shearer know all too well. 

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Client Spotlight: Leading A Team Through A Major Transition With Affect Digital Media

BY Tami Brehse IN client spotlight, entrepreneurs, management, inspiration ON Jul 5, 2018

It’s not unusual for a new year to signify change. For most businesses, the new year typically brings fresh challenges, goals and ideas. But for Affect Digital Media—then known as Advocate Digital Media—2018 meant more than just a new set of sales goals or a motivational message from the corporate office.

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Client Spotlight: How This Entrepreneurial Power Couple Sparked A Fitness Revolution

BY Tami Brehse IN client spotlight, entrepreneurs, Profitability ON Jun 7, 2018

In the early 2000’s Matt Marks was following the path many budding entrepreneurs take: working full time (in his case, sales and marketing) while pursuing his passion project—DJing at local nightclubs and events—on the side.

It was around that time he met the woman who would one day become his wife, a popular fitness instructor named Susy C who was known all over the area for her high-energy Zumba classes and addictive choreography.

From the start, it was a match made in musical heaven.

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Client Spotlight: This Entrepreneur Built A Business Turning Music Education On Its Head

BY Tami Brehse IN entrepreneurs, client spotlight ON May 24, 2018

In the early 2000’s, Aaron Sizemore was living the life many young musicians dream of. He was making a living doing what he loved: performing. He dabbled in blues, R&B, funk, and rock, but his true passion was jazz—his instrument of choice, the jazz guitar.

On the side Sizemore taught private music lessons, as many musicians do. Although he loved mentoring the next generation of musical minds, he felt strongly that something was missing.

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Client Spotlight: Enabling Better Decision Making With Hōm Korean Kitchen

BY Tami Brehse IN entrepreneurs, client spotlight ON May 10, 2018

One of Konan Pi’s favorite things to do is host game night for his friends. While they play board games, he can be found over the stove, whipping up delicious, made-from-scratch Korean food the same way his family’s been doing for generations.

“Right there in my house during game night, that’s where the concept for my restaurant was born,” Pi says.

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Client Spotlight: How This Executive Search Firm Scaled In A Highly Niche Field

BY Tami Brehse IN client spotlight, entrepreneurs, inspiration ON Apr 12, 2018

Thomas Brooke International isn’t your everyday executive search firm. Its expertise lies in placing highly specialized professionals in an incredibly specific vertical: the plastics and polymers industry. In other words, it’s not a field where clients come beating down the door.

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Client Spotlight: How BlueCrew Jobs Trimmed Costs And Landed A $14 Million Investment

BY Tami Brehse IN client spotlight, entrepreneurs, management ON Mar 29, 2018

Lots of startups struggle with accounting processes like payroll. For Ignite Spot client BlueCrew Jobs, though, the situation was much more complex than doling out paychecks to a handful of employees. By working with our team of virtual accountants, the app maker was able to streamline payroll, trim expenses and become profitable, which ultimately contributed to a $14 million influx of capital to expand the company across the country.

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Client Spotlight: How Bracket Labs Controls Costs Through Strategic Outsourcing

BY Tami Brehse IN client spotlight, entrepreneurs, Online Bookkeeping ON Mar 16, 2018

The business world of today is very different from the one Matt Gawin knew 20 years ago.

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Client Spotlight: How ACD Direct Slashed Its Invoicing Time By More Than Half

BY Tami Brehse IN Profitability, client spotlight ON Mar 1, 2018

When a non-profit needs to raise money, they turn to ACD Direct. Established in 2003, the data entry and contact center handles millions of minutes worth of calls every month from patrons looking to support their favorite charitable organizations. When a person decides to make a pledge, ACD Direct takes the call, processes the contribution, and manages any customer service issues that arise along the way.

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