Your company's goals will only be effective if you have a clear vision of what you want to achieve--and how.

By Peter Vanden Bos

Business GoalsA smart CEO understands the inherent value of goal setting in steering a growing business in the right direction. Unfortunately, figuring out exactly what the right direction is—and the road map to get there—isn't as much of a no-brainer.

Rob Trice, Contributor


Internet of FoodIn preparation for the Inaugural IC-FOODS conference, which will take place November 7-9 at UC Davis, The Mixing Bowl’s Rob Trice and Krista Holobar talked with Matthew Lange, the Principal Investigator of IC3-FOODS, about the Internet of Food and why we need it. Dr. Lange,

According to recent evaluation by Department of labor, the average tenure of a U.S. employee is less than two years – a short 18 months!  There are numerous reasons why individuals change jobs. Nowadays, it is rare for someone to get a job and stay with it for the rest of their life.


Richard Branson’s story is the one that’s been told several times. It’s a tale worth fawning over; a rags-to-riches tale that gives many hope as they try and develop their own flagship brand.

The biggest reason for Richard Branson’s success is because of customer service. B2C companies, like Virgin America Richard Bransonand Virgin Records are the most famous companies of all.

There is much to talk about when it comes to Internet of Things (IoT) in the Food industry. There are several emerging Food Startups that have adapted IoF and have integrated it into their business processes. The trend of Internet of Food (IoF) is enormous, as business are experiencing major difference after adapting these technologies. Let’s look at two startups who are embracing IoT and bringing them into the food industry.

How to get a one-man consulting shop off the ground

 Tim Berry By Tim Berry | Contributor

Thinking of starting as a consultant? Even in these tough times? Maybe you've always wanted to. Maybe some things just went wrong for you, so you have no choice; you have to.

I can help. I did consulting for Business International in the 1970s, for Creative Strategies in the 1980s,

Mobile-Optimized Website Builder with Smart Learning System Headlines New

GoDaddy Service for Managing a Complete Online Presence

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., January 25, 2016 – GoDaddy, the world’s largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures, today announced the launch of GoDaddy GoCentral, a new service that combines a mobile-optimized website builder with an integrated set of marketing and e-commerce tools toGoDaddy help anyone create an audience for their idea or business. GoCentral ushers in a new era of smart website creation defined by a focus on results, including attracting visitors and driving sales.

5 truths it Rarely Helps to Tell Your Client


Matt Keener
President of Keener Marketing Solutions

Some things are just better left unsaid. Knowing when to hold your tongue can make the difference between success and failure. To ensure success, avoid letting these phrases slip out of your mouth.

Social media marketers point out some of the biggest (and most costly) mistakes companies make when using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest – and offer advice on how to avoid making these social faux pas.

Part 1 – Charting the Waters

Recurring revenue is the life-blood for IT consultants and managed service providers these days. The challenge for us is to find new products and services that can be added to staples like network management and Office 365,

As part of our journey to help MSPs start-over with new technology solutions, we have encountered a very interesting conversation about serving the government sector. Its a different way to work with longer sales cycles, typically a "fixed" profit and slow decision-making. But the UPSIDE is that its very good work when you secure it. It's an atractive niche that should be strongly considered. 

With that said, we are very interested in knowing IF you already work with state/local/country governments OR if you would like to. Can you kindly take two minutes to answer our short survey here

Thank you and HAPPY NEW YEARS!

Before the end of the year, Karl Palachuk and I intend to do our quarterly analyst briefing webinar that typically enjoys a receptive audience. On deck on the agenda for our to-be-announced 4Q Analyst Report webinar is a non-partisan review of the election. We’ll stick to the facts and discuss how it results impact MSPs. Trust us!

I want to leak one topic right here, right now. At a high-level it concerns each part of America having the ability to innovate technology. For example,