Collaboration Demands Integrity from all Partners

When I reach an agreement to partner with another company, I’m not expecting them to be just like my company in regards to how they run their business.  What I do expect is to reach that agreement with a good feeling that we can work well together and that the

Successful Partnerships between Companies Requires Upfront Planning

Much of what I blog about stems from experiences of a positive nature, but I also believe in passing along my less than positive interactions so that, hopefully, someone else can avoid the same problems.  Frontline is involved in a situation currently which stems from a collaboration formed with another

Finding Your Own Personal “Why”

069 Since I’ve been on the subject of my recent attendance to a seminar follow-up, I thought I should go into a little more detail about what I brought home from that follow-up from a more personal level.  I covered how it helped me from a sales and marketing standpoint,

Economical Alternatives to Seminar Attendance

In the last few blog posts, I’ve elaborated on the importance of professional and self-development through attending seminars.  Seminars come in many different price ranges and I’ve paid as little as $250 per day for a seminar, all the way up to $10,000 for a four day seminar, but for

Professional Development Continues After Schooling

When I was in the military, I learned steps to professional development in my chosen career.  The military has actually offered this forever and I learned valuable leadership steps from them through courses they offered.  The sad truth is, you attend school, you attend college and maybe advanced studies, but

Learning “Focus” in Professional Development as a Small Business Owner

Four or five months ago, I talked about a seminar I attended and the main theme was on the word “focus.”  This particular seminar included an actual follow-up, which is a bit unusual, but it served as an extension of what we discussed earlier.  This follow-up described how we as

Balancing those “Just a Minute” Business Snafu’s

In my last blog, I covered how I handle balancing family and business, and in this blog, I want to focus on balancing my business hours. We have all experienced someone coming to us and asking, “Do you have a minute?”  We all know that a minute can turn into

Family versus Business Equals a Fine Balance

It probably goes without saying that this kind of balancing act is never an easy task. I strive daily to achieve this balance because without it, things go downhill very fast. Being human, it’s only natural that things get off track on occasion and unfortunately, I fell victim to a

Delegating of Marketing & Advertising

A little lesson I learned a long time ago is that if you are in command, then you need to command, and this absolutely applies to both marketing and advertising.  As President of Frontline, I am in charge of everything.  Following the advice of my mentors, I learned I should

Legislative Sessions Require Proper Presentation and Preparation

In continuation of my discussions concerning our recent legislative sessions, I want to elaborate a little more on why it is so important to be prepared in advance if someone plans to participate. In my experience, the majority of elected officials enjoy the opportunity to discuss specific business matters with