In order to mitigate risks, large companies become inflexible and impersonal. Avoiding the risk of discrimination is accomplished by discouraging nepotism. But, at FlagandBanner.com, we feel a societal duty to support our employee’s families and train the young. So much so, that our employee roster reads much like the book of Numbers in the Old Testament.
My daughter frequently encourages me with the phrase, “Don’t give up before the miracle happens.” She first received this piece of advice from her allergy doctor. This is the back story on how this affirmation grew within me from cliché to gospel.
Just when I think, “I’ve had enough. I’m exhausted and bored with the redundancy of managing. I’m tired of all the other complications and drama that go along with a closely held small business. My friends are retiring and maybe I should too?”, I get a data report like this and it’s game on, full throttle […]
We’re putting Brave to bed. I’m not sure how we manage to pull this off each season (and I use the word WE loosely, because it’s not me), but we do. Brave is our bi-annual magazine that began 4 years ago with the intent of co-op advertising with local businesses and highlighting some of FlagandBanner.com […]
This multimedia empire began with $400 and a young woman brave enough to knock on doors. Orchestrating web, retail, non-profit, written and radio forums, Kerry McCoy Enterprises now umbrellas Flag and Banner, Dreamland Ballroom, Brave Magazine, and Up in Your Business radio talk show. Originally from North Little Rock, Arkansas, Kerry McCoy moved to Dallas […]
From Brave Magazine: http://www.bravemagazine.com/blog/designing-a-good-flag/ Having been in the flag business for over 40 years, I’ve seen both good and bad designs for custom flags. Many people overthink the process and clutter their flag with too much symbolism. You need to pare down your ideas and focus on what’s the most important thing you want to convey. […]
In my new endeavor of interviewing entrepreneurs on KABF public radio, I find them all to have one common personality trait, optimism. They’re all open to new opportunities and have this innate feeling that all is well. Gloria Steinem calls herself a “hope-aholic”. Saying ‘yes’ plays into this attitude of optimism and openness. There’s even […]
By Kerry McCoy Publisher In order to expand your business, you must learn to delegate. It sounds easy enough, but most people have a hard time telling others what to do. In the 80’s, when my daughter was young, I ran Arkansas’ Flag and Banner out of my home. When you are an entrepreneur working from […]
There really is a right way to quit your job It’s that time of year when new ideas “spring” into everyone’s head, signaling the rebirth of the planet and oneself. One of those new ideas might be to quit your job. If so, here are some recommendations on the right way to quit your job. […]