Recently, The Future of Everything asked marketing thought leader and The ADS Agency founder Andrea D. Smith for her thoughts on the future of marketing. The Future of Everything features industry experts from a variety of industries who have an interesting perspective, unique insights, and a strong opinion. This month, they asked CEO’s, entrepreneurs, and executives who … Continue reading The ADS Agency Featured for Thoughts on the Future of Marketing
Our cafe pick of the month is Cool Beans Coffee Roasters. Nestled right by gorgeous and quaint Marietta Square in Marietta, GA, Cool Beans is an unexpected mix of throwback urban flavor and an art vibe reminiscent of the heart of Asheville, NC. You're as likely to find young high school students and millennials there … Continue reading Cafe Review: Cool Beans Coffee Roasters – an eclectic hangout for R&B and art lovers (bonus Starry Night room!)
Have you ever met someone who was just SO smart you think to yourself: there's no way they can't be successful. Smart people are successful right? Maybe, maybe not. I've come across some very smart people in my time - geniuses even. Calvin Coolidge reminds us, however, that "unrewarded genius is almost a proverb." Then again, … Continue reading The Enthusiasm Challenge
Something amazing is happening here in Atlanta right now - specifically for children and our communities. If you have any interest whatsoever in the betterment of our children (and therefore the present and future state of our communities), I highly suggest you dig into this. I am so thoroughly impressed with a new initiative United … Continue reading Start Here.
It took me 45 minutes this morning to properly follow up with 14 contacts I spoke with at a networking event last night. That's about 3-ish minutes per contact - including time to briefly look up their website, see what their social media looks like (if they have it) and google them on LinkedIn. This … Continue reading 7 Networking Follow-up No-No’s for Entrepreneurs
The key to getting anything done in business or otherwise is first understanding someone's motivations. When dealing with any personality type - whether you feel you can develop a great rapport with someone (which I almost always feel I can) or not - there are nine magical key words that will help you get nearly … Continue reading Understand Motivations: 9 Key Words to Get You Anywhere
If you're a budding entrepreneur - or even thinking about becoming one - you've got a million thoughts going on in your head. Every day. Every hour. And on top of that - more than a million things to do! You know how highly recommended it is for you to have a mentor. In fact, 70% of mentored small businesses … Continue reading Need a business mentor? Try SCORE.
Why Closed Doors Can Be Just as Thrilling as Opened Ones I have a real fascination about doors. Not just any door, but the architecturally intriguing doors of old and even the newer, sleek modern doors of tomorrow. When I was in Paris this past Spring, I took a picture of every breathtaking door I came … Continue reading The Power of the Closed Door
Vision is everything in leadership. As cliché as that might sound, it has all the truth in the world in it. Your job as the leader in your organization is to not only deal with the problems and challenges of the present, but to see beyond that into the possibilities of the future. You are … Continue reading Vision in Leadership: 7 Questions Every Leader Should Be Thinking About
Technology and social media are always changing and it can be hard to keep up! We get it. Here's our review of some of the latest Instagram programs / apps if you've been considering something to help you: ScheduGram: posts for you but also comes with a nominal fee. The nice thing is that it allows … Continue reading Can you schedule Instagram posts?