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Cool Biz: Escape Room Games

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The thriving business of “live adventures:” Since the invention of the world’s first interactive video game Spacewar! in 1961, computers gradually – and then rampantly – began taking over our lives. Now we perfunctorily carry small computers with us everywhere. So the phenomenon of “escape room games” is actually pretty refreshing. An escape room game […]

Set a Goal Then Stop Obsessing About It

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Focus on the process, not the end result. This might sound familiar: You set a goal. Let’s say, you set a goal to lose 10 pounds in three weeks. You start getting excited and pumping yourself up. I’m going to do this! 10 pounds, three weeks, let’s go! A week later, you feel exhausted and discouraged. […]

Business Plan Evolution

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Always have a plan – even when it changes, all the time. Business plans take research, analysis, and, quite frankly, a great deal of work.  When you finish one, it seems as solid as stone. But as soon as the laptop’s proverbial ink is dry on the business plan, things begin to change. Gas prices […]

McKinley Marketing on 20 Years of Success

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Co-founder shares advice from success story “If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time.” – Steve Jobs McKinley Marketing came to life 20 years ago and, like every business, grew from humble beginnings, watered and fed nearly every waking hour from the blood and sweat of a few dedicated entrepreneurs. Michelle […]