Success or failure is in your hands

Posted on May 10, 2018

Ron Finklestein, president and owner of AKRIS, LLC stated in his YouTube video that there are three "key issues" most important to business owners and operators-they want more money, more time and more productive employees. He believes this can be accomplished with the right attitude, a strategy... [Read More]

Marketing Does Not Mean Advertising

Posted on January 24, 2018

Marketing starts with the mission for your businesses existence.  Why do you exist?  What is your purpose, your goal?  Who do you provide your products or services for?   Why would they want or need these?  What are you going to do for your buyer?  Why are you... [Read More]

Last SDM Article

Posted on January 10, 2018

In last month’s edition of Growth Matters in SDM I asked what motivates you to get up in the morning and go to work? Is it the paycheck or your passion? Do you love your job or is it a means to a financial end? Passion drives success for individuals and businesses alike.   Passion... [Read More]

Are Quality Prospects More Important Than the Quanity of Prospects?

Posted on November 30, 2014

The pressure to see as many prospects as you can, juggle as many balls in the air as you can, and create as many project proposals as you can is a sheer waste of time. Of course, sales is a numbers game and you have to work with a flow of prospects to close deals. But it’s more about... [Read More]

Preparing for Retirement

Posted on November 30, 2014

Preparing for Retirement November 14, 2014 By Carol Enman

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How to Define Investment Priorities in Security

Posted on November 30, 2014

How much do you invest in your business each year? Is it a percentage of your growth? What are your priorities when you invest? These are important questions to ask about your company’s investments, because investing in your company is challenge for every... [Read More]

Social Media

Posted on November 18, 2014

What was once a growing phenomena, seems to be just a marketing tool for certain individuals nowadays.  I used to watch, add comments and learn information.  Now, it's the same people, posting things they want me to know, not anything I ever asked for. ... [Read More]

SDM Articles

Posted on November 09, 2014

I will post the last two articles that I have written for SDM Magazine, and then I will simply write from here, in my "Thinking Out Loud" section, from now on.  The time and energy it takes to share 700 required words each month, in a certain focus, at a certain time, to a broad audience of... [Read More]

More articles from SDM Magazine

Posted on October 11, 2014

 I am often thought of as a writer, given my years in the publishing  industry and because I write articles!  As a publisher, which was my role, I ran every aspect of the business and I wrote a monthly article.  Publisher are essentially the GM's of their... [Read More]

A Year...

Posted on October 11, 2014

I can't believe it's been almost a year since I last posted an article.  I have been writing for SDM Magazine and it has taken the focus of my writing time.  You can read these articles under "My Articles in SDM Magazine".Albeit I have greatly enjoyed writing for SDM, I have had to speak... [Read More]

The Network Opportunity

Posted on October 11, 2014

It wasn’t that long ago that the majority of the security industry said they’d never use the Internet because it wasn’t safe and couldn’t be relied upon. Some question its reliability today, yet POTS lines leave your home or commercial locations, go out to the Internet and come back to a... [Read More]

How Do You Know When It’s Time to Make Changes to Your Security Business?

Posted on October 11, 2014

Humans rarely make noteworthy changes in their lives unless they are in psychic pain, have suffered for a while and have become rather hopeless about their future. Personal or business partnerships as well as customer relationships aren’t made overnight and don’t break up quickly or easily. If... [Read More]