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Plan to lend a hand for the holidays

Posted by Tim Holdsworth on October 10, 2010 in Community


The National Bureau of Economic Research said that the recession technically ended in June 2009, which is when business activity reached its low point and recovery began.  Um, okay… So while the…

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Lend a hand. It's good medicine.

Field Trip to a Wind Farm – 5 Interesting Facts

Posted by Jeff Hayes on September 24, 2010 in Business


Emerging Energies of Wisconsin recently invited the employees of AlignTech Solutions to visit its latest wind farm in the Town of Shirley, Wisconsin.  And so we went.  Emerging Energies is just now…

Field trip to a wind farm for AlignTech employees.

The Social Media of Gaming: Part III – Farmville Saves the World?

Posted by Greg Kellerman and Jeff Hayes on September 10, 2010 in Health and Wellness


In Parts I & II of this series, The Social Media of Gaming: Part I – Grabbing a Slice and The Social Media of Gaming: Part II – Games Within Social Media,…

Gaming as a vehicle for getting things done.

Six Key Business Principles I Learned from My 6-Year-Old

Posted by Tim Holdsworth on September 9, 2010 in Business


At our recent garage sale my entrepreneurial (and highly independent) 6-year-old set up a lemonade stand on the driveway. I watched with interest as she exhibited six key business principles — without…

A lemonade stand plus one 6-year-old provide some business insight.

How Does Your Clutter Stack Up?

Posted by Jamie Schwerdtfeger on September 6, 2010 in Health and Wellness


Clutter is:  The boxes you never quite got to after the move; those piles of paper that keep getting bigger; those “things” you just had to have that now fill your basement. …

Is clutter a problem for everyone?

How’s Your Customer Service?

Posted by Tim Holdsworth on August 11, 2010 in Business


We all experience it on a daily basis – customer service. Good, bad or indifferent, we all tend to have long memories about how we’ve been treated by a business and are…

How is your customer service?

Behave Yourself, Please

Posted by Jamie Schwerdtfeger on August 6, 2010 in Community


As parents, we can only hope that our constant nagging of say please, thank you, excuse me will be remembered when our children are away from home. I know at my house…

Please behave: Lessons required of parents

The Social Media of Gaming: Part II – Games Within Social Media

Posted by Greg Kellerman on July 29, 2010 in Social Media


Everyone knows somebody who plays one.  From Farmville to Family Feud, moms, dads, and kids are playing these simple games to pass time, sometimes to relax after work and sometimes even at…

Games within social media

Small Business Bullies?

Posted by Jeff Hayes on July 21, 2010 in Business


The AT&T Yellow Pages folks who service Northeast Wisconsin paid our company an unintended compliment a couple of weeks ago when they shut down one of our clients’ websites by mistake —…

Expensive lessons for a small business owner.

Does a Small Business Really Need a Website?

Posted by Tim Holdsworth on July 15, 2010 in Digital Marketing


Does a small business really need a website? For many the answer is “yes, of course.” However, the reality is that 55 percent of small business owners don’t have a website. Yes,…

Yes, all businesses do need a website.