The Benefits of Serving on a Board

September 6, 2017

                    There is a constant hum that echoes at the back of the minds of humankind; an unmistakable urge to make progress and surpass previously set thresholds.  Its identity is both anonymous and ubiquitous.  Some refer to it as their driving force, while others chalk it …

Free Isn’t Always Free

August 17, 2017

                    There is a phrase that is so familiar yet wildly underrated because it’s often overused to chastise someone who is acutely aware of his folly.  The old adage, “if it sounds too good to be true…” doesn’t even need a conclusion since we already know …

Jacoby Expo New Office in Downtown Toledo

July 26, 2017

There is an alluring sense of nostalgia associated with the places we were raised in; the reminiscing of a community that helped shape our worldview. Beyond nostalgia, there is a great calling for business owners to be rooted in an active effort to create a vibrant heterogeneous community while breaking off from the imposing sterile …

Benefits of Investing in a Custom Booth

June 22, 2017

If you watch home renovation shows with any regularity, there is an overarching theme, and that is the desire for customization. It’s a common reason why homes go through a remodeling process in the first place. People have an innate desire to have spaces that are unique and specific to their needs. Customization breaks the …

When it Makes Sense to Outsource vs. Keeping the Work In-House

April 20, 2017

Outsourcing is a time-tested business strategy that has been implemented by businesses large and small since it’s conception in 1989. It’s the practice of having certain tasks performed by an off-site company to handle particular business functions instead of having staff manage them in-house.

How to Negotiate Contract Terms Without Giving In

April 18, 2017

                    There are countless books that have been written about the art of negotiating. It’s no wonder people seek advice on the topic since we all deal with the process of negotiating in almost all aspects of life. From marriage and parenting, to who takes care …

Ways to Expand Operations to Accomodate Growth

April 13, 2017

                    Nothing is quite as exciting for an entrepreneur than seeing goals and dreams materialize. All profitable businesses eventually encounter the milestone perplexities of expansion and growth. Reaching this stage sheds new light on the complexities that revolve around a successful business. Expanding comes with a …

Tips for the Traveling Parent

March 17, 2017

I grew up in a traditional household. My father worked a 9 to 5 job and my mother stayed home and raise my 3 siblings and myself. Each day brought the same routine – waking up for a quick breakfast before catching the bus, school, practice for the sport in season, dinner as a family, …

Hey Guys, Big News… We’re Growing!

February 3, 2017

Meet Our Newest Associate, Katy Katy Bingle is a Toledo native who has a passion and love for the city. She studied communications and sales at Bowling Green State University and proceeded to rise through the ranks at a nationwide company. From receptionist to production/packaging/shipping to marketing and ultimately becoming the assistant to the Contact Center …

When Opportunity Knocks, Do You Answer? Help for the Emotional Decision Maker

January 2, 2017

I am an emotional decision maker. Whew, that felt good to get off my chest. This characteristic of mine has been behind some of the most amazing decisions of my life (moving to New Jersey to start a life with my now husband) and also the catalyst of some not so great decisions (I probably …