Gini Dietrich

The Double Standard in Women’s Equality is Alive and Well

By: Gini Dietrich | August 22, 2013 | 
Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 273 By Gini Dietrich Alright boys and girls. We need to have a little chat. The chat isn’t a new one for Spin Sucks readers. In fact, it’s not a new one in the movement for women’s equality in the past 60 years. But, even in 2013, there continues to be a double standard about women in the workplace [&hellip... Read More
Jeff Riddle

Client and Customer Referrals: Five Steps to Get Great Ones

By: Jeff Riddle | August 20, 2013 | 
Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 121 By Jeff Riddle Client or customer referrals are one of the most effective ways to grow your business. But many service professionals believe referrals are a random occurrence, only generated by great service. A recent study in the financial services sector determined 87 percent of clients are willing to recommend their financial service providers, but only 11 percent [&hellip... Read More
Matt Boyd

Your Startup Checklist: Five Key Things to do Before You Launch

By: Matt Boyd | August 13, 2013 | 
Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 88 By Matt Boyd The biggest responsibility of an early stage entrepreneur is answering this question: Do people want or need the product you’re offering? It’s a bit of a catch 22. No product, no testing. No testing, no feedback. No feedback…well, you see where I’m going with this. Fortunately, there’s good news! I’ve made a list of some [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

What the Opt-Out Generation Means Longer-Term

By: Gini Dietrich | August 12, 2013 | 
Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 250By Gini Dietrich In yesterday’s The Three Things, Lindsay Bell-Wheeler linked to a New York Times article about the opt-out generation of women who quit their careers to raise their families and work inside the home. It made both of our blood boil. Hers because of the women they portrayed (upper-class, country club, 9,000 square foot homes, highly-educated) who have [&hellip... Read More
Rebecca Todd

Business Lessons Learned: The Meeting I Completely Blew

By: Rebecca Todd | August 7, 2013 | 
Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 92 By Rebecca Todd Whilst reading Lindsay Bell’s post today, I realized I could put this off no longer. Ladies, Gentlemen, Crazies…here are the business lessons I learned, and the story of The Meeting I Totally and Completely Blew. Picture this: It is late fall of 2011. I am on my first sales road trip in my new role at [&hellip... Read More
Joe Cardillo

Three Things Internet Startups Can Teach Big Business

By: Joe Cardillo | August 5, 2013 | 
Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 79 By Joe Cardillo Last week marked three full months of working at a startup. In that time I’ve learned dozens of things, ranging from email marketing and lead generation to biz dev for tech, and even a little bit about database queries / SQL (don’t be jealous). I don’t come from a startup background. In fact, this is the [&hellip... Read More
Lindsay Bell

Coffitivity: Coffee Shop Noise and Creativity

By: Lindsay Bell | July 23, 2013 | 
Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 146 By Lindsay Bell-Wheeler Noise. We all live with it. Everyday. All day long. For most of us, the first sound we hear in the morning is the alarm clock. It’s annoying. And loud. And it just keeps getting louder. Garbage and delivery trucks. Non-stop construction and/or road works. Traffic congestion – horns honking, motorcycles revving. Sirens blaring from [&hellip... Read More
Brian Vickery

Continuity vs. Carousel – Consistent Leadership Matters

By: Brian Vickery | July 17, 2013 | 
Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 135By Brian Vickery 57 Wins (team record) #3 Seed and 9 straight playoff appearances Coach of the Year Executive of the Year … Pink Slips?? Sounds like a fairy tale with a surprise ending, right? Well, that is the true tale of the Denver Nuggets – a team that over-performed in what was to be a rebuilding year with [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

How a Virtual Office Allows You to Stop and Smell the Roses

By: Gini Dietrich | July 15, 2013 | 
Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 302By Gini Dietrich It’s hard to stop and smell the roses. Americans, particularly, live in a constant, 24/7, keeping up with the Jones’s society.  We’re so focused on what comes next, we forget to slow down – or even stop – to look back and see what we’ve accomplished. In November 2011, we moved Arment Dietrich out of our [&hellip... Read More
Russ Fradin

Do You – or Someone You Know – Have Social Media Anxiety?

By: Russ Fradin | July 10, 2013 | 
Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 216 By Russ Fradin (not to be confused by the picture of Lindsay Bell-Wheeler over there <—-) We are all acutely aware of the value that social media brings to brands, and we at least acknowledge the existence of a good social media marketing strategy. But what if developing a working strategy isn’t the primary issue when trying to [&hellip... Read More