Category Archives: #blyDEAs

3 Ways to Win: Twitter and Foursquare Contest at #SageSummit

It’s almost here!  Sage Summit that is. And I simply cannot wait.  There’s so many ways to get involved with Summit socially, and if you don’t know how to yet, you can find out here. This year, we’re throwing a 3-part contest at booth #517 and there are many ways to win prizes such as

#blyDEA 12: Don’t Get Lost at the Gaylord [Video Trailer]

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGe_OmJRpWI&feature=youtu.be Sage Summit is only 12 days away!  Yay!  If you’ve never been to the Gaylord hotel or the surrounding area, you know how easy it can be to get lost. Luckily, Greg Tirico of Sage North America has developed a video series titled ‘Navigating the Gaylord Opryland’ to ensure that you’re in the know

Remembering Stephen Covey. #blyDea 26

When I first started working at a little company called State of the Art, new employees were able to take the Franklin Covey planning class, reading The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, and we were given a daily planner and a new way of looking at the business world. Some people adopted the habits

Inspiring Leadership, blyDea #27

Last week the Blytheco management team met for a week of planning with our new COO Lori Seal. On Friday we had a visit from Ed Kless and he reminded us of the great video from Simon Sinek on how great leaders inspire action. blyDea #27 – I encourage you, if you haven’t seen this

Is 0% Financing Right For Your Business And Its Customers?

By Mark Grimes, @DF_LLC Zero percent (0%) financing offers originated in the automobile industry but have long since spread to other industries due to their effectiveness in attracting customer interest. Properly utilized and managed, these programs can be valuable promotional tools, helping you close more deals in a competitive business environment. However, like any financing

Cash Hoarding Strategies: Beyond the Mattress

By Mark Grimes @DF_LLC Looking back at “The Great Recession of 2008” we should all breathe a sigh of relief and give thanks for the fact that things could have been a whole lot worse. It was bad, sure, but we’ve managed to avoid the bank runs, complete stock market crashes and dust bowl migrations

Here’s a #blyDEA! Return the Favor, Return the Follow

When someone follows you – whether it be on Twitter, Facebook or Linkedin do you follow them back?  This subject has been at the center of much discourse over the past few years, where the arguments for not following someone back seem to greatly outnumber the arguments of those that approve.  Sure, there are great reasons on both

#blyDEA No. 34 – Develop a Social Media Workplace Policy or Else

Yesterday I attended a session at SHRM entitled “Social NOTworking,” hosted by Jody Katz Pritikin, attorney with Proactive Lawsuit Prevention. It was an eye-opening look at recent case law on the topic of workplace social media use. Jody gave the audience some astounding examples of abuses of social media at work and privacy violations, but

What Makes a Good blyDEA a Good #blyDEA

Since we started the ‘big #blyDEA,’ many of you have asked what exactly a blyDEA is.  Simply put, it’s anything you’d like it to be – anything appropriate and worth sharing to the business community that is.  In fact, there just happens to be an article that outlines exactly what we hope to accomplish by

#blyDEA No. 36 – Know Where You Stand, Win a Kindle Fire

If you are just getting started expanding your company’s reach on social media, wouldn’t it be helpful to know what other companies like yours are doing? Find out what companies in our community are up to and what they are planning – with the Social Business Benchmarking Survey. Take our survey before July 20. All

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