A Great Big Thanks to My Family and Friends

Today is Thanksgiving here in the U.S. and I just want to take a minute to say how thankful I am to my family, especially Anne, who is the most amazing wife a guy could wish for.  She has encouraged me and stood by me even when my decisions weren’t the best and even when she thought we should do things another way.

Thanks to my parents who raised me to be the person I am today.  And thanks to my brother who, despite our differences, reminds me of how much we are really alike.

And thanks to all the friends I have made over the years, from those who I have known since elementary school to those I just met last week.  Whether we remain friends for life or for just a short time I know that there is a reason we met and we can learn from each other.

Happy Thanksgiving!

A Great Big Thanks to Our Business Colleagues and Marketing Coaches

Yesterday I wrote a post giving thanks to the most awesome clients in the world.  Today I’d like to show my thanks to our business colleagues and marketing coaches.

I’d like to start this post by saying that in the last several years I have met some of the most amazing people of my life.  Below are just a few of the many people who have touched my life.  These are the ones that really stand out when I sit down to think about it.  I realize that there are some that will get missed, but know that it is not personal and you are greatly appreciated.

So that this list doesn’t go on forever, I’d like to first say I’m thankful for all the small business marketing coaches I have had the pleasure to meet and work with over the last three years.  And for your friendship and referrals, thanks to Randy VaughnAdrianne Machina and Fiona Friesen.  You are all awesome. (The links go to their Twitter profiles.  You’d be smart to follow them too.)

I’m thankful for Charlie Griffith, my first true mentor and someone, besides my mother, who recognized and encouraged my potential.

I’m thankful to T. Harv Eker of Peak Potentials for helping me to grasp the concepts that will ultimately lead to financial independence.

I’m thankful to Rugger Burke, a Dallas Attorney for helping get my business set up properly.

I’m thankful to Kevin Eikenberry for reaching out to me when I first started putting out a newsletter online.  He was, and still is, a great example to me of an effective leader.

I’m thankful to Rosa Say for her openness and including me in her Ho’Ohana Community and for being an example of how to build an online community and be able to communicate love and respect through online interaction.

I’m thankful to Steve Pavlina for his brilliant insight and ideas about self-growth and improvement.

I’m thankful to John Jantsch of Duct Tape Marketing for helping me get started helping other small businesses.

And thanks to Matthew Ray Scott of Strategic Incubator for being a friend and example, and for just being one helluva smart guy.

Everybody have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

A Great Big Thanks for Our Clients

Since Thanksgiving here in the United States is this Thursday, I want to send out a big thanks to each of our clients today. Tomorrow’s post will be a thanks to our business colleagues and marketing coaches. And then on Wednesday I’m going to show my thanks for my family and close friends.

Today I’ll begin with our most recent client and work my way back in time. Without each and every company listed here, we wouldn’t be where we are today.

Thanks to Pickens, Snodgrass, Koch, LLP, an Arlington, TX Accounting Firm.  By the way, they have an opening for a Senior Tax Position if you know anyone in the area that is looking.

Thanks to Jade Electrolysis, a Vancouver Hair Removal company.  Jade Electrolysis is run by Jennifer Desloges and is currently offering training and Electrolysis Franchise Opportunities throughout Canada.

Thanks to Management 2000, a franchise consulting firm.  Management 2000 offers consulting, training and planning for companies considering franchising to grow their business.

Thanks to West Direct Express Courier, a Calgary courier and delivery company.  If you are in the Calgary area area and need a document or package delivered, across town or across the country, check them out.  They are the best in Calgary.

Thanks to Marketing Consultants of Nevada, a consulting company that can help you open your own independent dollar store.  In this economy owning a dollar store can be a very smart move.

Thanks to Number Junkies, a Calgary small business bookkeeping company.  A Quickbooks Pro Advisor, Donna Folden can help your small business get your books up to date and keep them that way.

Thanks to Greenbaum Marketing, a franchise marketing and website development company.  Martin Greenbaum really knows how to market your franchise, whether big or small.  He is very active in the International Franchise Association and speaks throughout the country.

Thanks to Light It Up Electric, a local electrician serving Frisco, Plano, McKinney and all of North Dallas.  This is one of the companies I have actually used personally and Todd Guernsey, the owner, is excellent at diagnosing and fixing electrical problems.

Thanks to Glenhill, Inc., a Chicago graphics and website design company.  Al Snyder, the owner, is also an Authorized Duct Tape Marketing Coach.

Thanks to the Lucid Group of Companies, a Calgary real estate investment and development company.  This is a company that seems to be doing everything right when it comes to real estate throughout Canada and the U.S.

Thanks to Glue Solutions, a Calgary graphics and website design company and Authorized Duct Tape Marketing Coaching company.  These guys do great work on designing and building websites and then helping small business owners market themselves more effectively.  They build websites that are graphically pleasing and coded very well which makes it much easier to optimize for top search results.

Thanks to Better Optics, LLC, a provider of quality binoculars, rifle scopes, spotting scopes, range finders and other accessories.

Thanks to NexTec Group, an accounting software consulting company with offices in Los Angeles, Seattle, Houston, Cleveland, New York and New Jersey.

Thanks to Clean-Co Systems, a Houston hydroblasting and specialty cleaning company.  Clean-Co Systems offers chemical cleaning, Vacuum Truck service, Hydro Excavation, Dry Ice Blasting and Tank Cleaning.

Thanks to Line-X of Arlington, Texas, the leading spray-on bedliner company in the Dallas – Ft. Worth Metroplex.

Thanks to Collin County Sprinkler and Lighting, offering sprinkler repair and installation throughout Collin County and the surrounding area.

And last, but certainly not least, is Country Place Living, a rural senior living franchise company.  Country Place Living offers franchises of small, quality senior living centers in rural areas, which are typically underserved by larger senior living centers.

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

As I said at the beginning, we would not be where we are today if it weren’t for you.  I look forward to serving you for many more years.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Calgary Strategic Marketing Coach

Glue Solutions

Fiona Friesen

920-396 11 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB T2R 0C5
Phone: 403-718-0148

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Company Description: Glue is a marketing firm that works with entrepreneurs through the process of building your business and systemizing your marketing. We work with you through strengthening your brand, creating a foundation of marketing materials and creating lead generation strategies that will work for your goals, natural tendencies and budget.

Service Area: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Associations – Certifications – Professional Endorsements: Certified Duct Tape Marketing Coach

Glue is a marketing firm that works with entrepreneurs through the process of building your business and systemizing your marketing. We work with you through strengthening your brand, creating a foundation of marketing materials and creating lead generation strategies that will work for your goals, natural tendencies and budget.

Chicago Small Business Marketing Coach

Effective Directions, Inc.

Jeffrey Bishop
1612 Hedg Court
Naperville, IL 60565
Phone: 630-305-0609
Email: jeffb@ducttapemarketingcoach.com

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Company Description: We offer Small Business Marketing Services for businesses with 5 to 15 employees and revenues between $500K to $2.5M. We specialize in B2B and service-based industries. We provide Marketing Strategy Development, Ideal Client Identification, and we’ll help you define your Core Message.  We will also help develop a package of your products and services and help identify ways to automate your ongoing marketing efforts.

Service Area: The Greater Chicago Area

Associations – Certifications – Professional Endorsements: Certified Duct Tape Marketing Coach.