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FLIP Your Business In 2014

One of the things that really floats my boat is the mentoring I’ve done with hundreds of start-ups over the years. The most common question I get is “How do I FLIP my business?” In their eyes, the gleam of the overnight success & exit is sparkling — talk usually […]

Ripoff Report is a Ripoff

Managing your online reputation is an important aspect of a Corporate Digital Brand. Many companies offer online reputation management services. But, I came across and my feathers got ruffled. Imagine a company going out and planting bombs in buildings and then charging the building owner to remove the bombs. But, that’s […]

10 Tips To Prepare for Canada’s New Anti-Spam Law (CASL) Starting July 1, 2014

It’s no longer business as usual for companies wanting to market to Canadians. Earlier this week, the government of Canada announced that it will be bringing Bill-28 into law on July 1, 2014, with full effect starting on Jan 1, 2015. Any company sending electronic communications will need to comply with Canada’s […]

Sorry, We Don’t Have Coffee

When we repeatedly tell our customers what they can’t have, maybe it’s time to simply start listening. There is an art and a science to listening to customers. Ultimately, you want to ensure that your company resources (people and $$$) are being focused on things that really matter to customers […]

The One Critical Element of How Inbound Marketing Works for B2B Companies [Infographic]

As y’all know, I’m a big fan of inbound marketing as it’s a cornerstone of a digital brand. When talking to B2B businesses, I find them hesitant to shift gears as they ponder the untold fortunes if they hit the center of the inbound marketing target. Many have started with […]

Eleven Essentials for Entrepreneurs

The defining element of an entrepreneur is the notion of “Create” or “Consume.” Having been in the entrepreneurial game for over 30 years (and knowing that entrepreneurs create themselves over time, and are not born with it in their DNA), here’s what I see in those entrepreneurs who inspire me […]

2 things your website MUST do

A digital strategy is more than just creating a website. For marketing and sales purposes, a website needs to do two things really well. 1) Draw traffic to itself with compelling content that’s so awesome (and relevant to your target prospects) that people will share it and Google will recognize […]

Fix your product. Fix your marketing. Customer, Industry and Competitive research from TCELab.

Acquire new customers, retain existing ones and increase $$$ per customer. Does this sound like magic? It’s not. It’s science — predictive analytics to be exact. With two new partner announcements from the U.K. and Australia, Dr. Bob’s new book “TCE” that outlines the scientific approach that our technology at […]

A100 Annual Report Points to Vibrant Alberta Tech Ecosystem

At the A100 AGM last week, we had a chance to take stock in the progress made in the local Alberta tech community. The A100 ( is “a collective of Alberta’s successful tech executives and entrepreneurs.” Everyone in the association has been involved in some type of business exit and […]

10 reasons to Herd your Online Cats [VIDEO]

As EDS said in their 2000 video, the internet is like herding cats. EDS made that statement 13 years ago in this video I keep returning to from time to time because it always makes me laugh. I’ve sat with many marketing and executive teams and listened to many guesses […]