This September will mark my third year as host of Up In Your Business on KABF radio. Though the show began as a mentoring program for entrepreneurs, it has become much more than that. It is the human-interest stories of my guests that listeners have found interesting and inspiring.
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.
In the words of Mark Twain, “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.”
Its hard for people like me (and maybe you too) to let go and live in the moment; to “enjoy the ride.” I’ve done a pretty good job of training myself not to live in the past, to practice forgiveness for myself and others, but thoughts of the future can keep me preoccupied, worried, and impatient.
Contrary to popular belief, the phrase “I don’t understand” may be the most empowering sentence you will ever utter. As far back as I can remember, I was my father’s shadow– a bright, observant, and worrisome child, just behind his leg, listening to everything he said and didn’t say. I noticed early on when men […]
This September we nearly hit our sales goal. Go Team! Unfortunately, when we closed the September books, we hadn’t yet reaped the rewards. The reason for the delay is FlagandBanner.com uses the accrual accounting method of doing business. That means: 1) Sales are captured when the order is shipped and invoiced, not at the time […]
I remember my mother saying that no matter how old her children got, for her own peace of mind, she needed to see where they lived. More and more, since mother’s passing in February, I feel I’m walking in her shoes. Case in point: I left last Thursday to visit my son Jack and see […]
My love of documentaries and biographies is starting to show up in my work. Three years ago, Arkansas Flag and Banner launched Brave Magazine to focus on the Brave stories of the people we do business with. Last year, I began the “Up in Your Business” radio show with the original premise to be about […]