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 […]

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 […]

Knowing vs. Guessing: Customer Satisfaction in the Age of SaaS

In the SaaS Sales Funnel, people emerge from the murky ooze of the interwebs, start hanging out on your website, and then at some point start giving you their hard-earned cash and become your customer. How do you build your business in a customer-centric way so you’ve got good, happy, paying […]

Back to back weekend hackathons shows off Calgary’s brightest aspiring entrepreneurs


Over the last two weekends, while most were at home enjoying the Superbowl and the Grammys, the tech community in Calgary came together for what is known as a “hackathon” in pursuit of having some digital fun, doing some serious networking and kickstarting the next big thing. A hackathon is […]

Get 25% off introductory offer Calgary OnAPage Web and Social Skills Workshop(s)

OnAPage is focused on un-complicating and demystifying technology with go-to-market education that can fit “on a page.”  I couldn’t be happier to announce OnAPage in Calgary with my pals Cale White and Paula Blackmore-White, my co-founders of our educational workshop company. Different from traditional seminars where the lecture is long forgotten […]

B2B Magazine Advertising in the Age of the Internet [Case Study]

“Old school” marketing tactics like magazine advertising can be the forgotten bastard once-loved cousins of the more favoured and newer internet outbound & inbound marketing techniques, but it doesn’t have to always be that way, especially in B2B verticals. It’s good to always rethink, and sometimes, especially in B2B professional vertical industries […]