Brands & Politics: A Conversation Worth Having?

Editor’s Note: Shout Out Studio has partnered with students from Miami University (Oxford, Ohio) to mentor, research and write a series of blog posts for shoutoutstudio.com. The authors are members of student-led group, East Bridge Consultancy, an affiliate of Alpha Kappa Psi, a professional business fraternity. By: Daniel Kuperman & Sean Hynes When an increasingly […]

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Understanding How You Work Best

Leadership doesn’t always mean leading others or directing or delegating. Leadership starts with leading yourself; things like time management, being honest about your responsibilities, putting in the extra time to refine your skills. Part of that is understanding how you work best. What is the optimal situation for you to create your best work most […]

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Ted talks to keep you creative

Welcome to March! New Years resolutions have  faded, it’s STILL winter, and there’s a lot of work to be done. So here are a few TED talks to keep you inspired, creative, and motivated. Elizabeth Gilbert – Your elusive creative genius One of my favorite TED talks, author of Eat, Pray Love, Elizabeth Gilbert talks […]

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CES 2015: Best new gear for business

The 2015 CES has wrapped up, giving us a slew of new and innovative products and technology. I went through the roundup, and picked some of the best new gear for business. Unintentionally, my picks were focused on getting work done while out and about. Airtame: work better wirelessly A nifty little gadget that will […]

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Don’t Just Take the Money and Run

Building a business is tough. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Often times the toughest part though isn’t getting enough business to pay the bills but rather getting the right kind of business. The kind where you can share your gifts for the good of your clients and take steps toward reaching long-term growth goals: […]

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Growing, Maturing and Getting Organized

Growing, Maturing and Getting Organized I’ve been through so many start-ups it’s hard to count, but there is a point in each one where members of the team have to make a change in their mindset and for me it’s always hard. Starting out everyone knows everything that’s going on in the company all of […]

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Business Basics: Why They Matter

We work with a variety of different clients, and within each company each individual we work with is unique. When working with an outside partner though there are a few basics to constantly be working to improve and build on so that your relationship with each other has the most potential to grow. These might […]

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Keeping the Office Creative

The ever changing landscape of business today is full of opportunity, risk, and the constant need to stand out in the crowd. Whether it’s a small business or a large corporation, the goal is the same: stay innovative and unique. This doesn’t only apply to products and services but also to problem solving techniques, new […]

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Tips For Business Road Trips

Did you know that Columbus, Ohio is within 500 miles of 50% of the United States population? We are within a 5-hour drive of many major cities such as Chicago, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Detroit, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and several others. As a result, we travel a lot for business via car. Day trips to see clients could […]

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There’s Zappos and Then There’s Everyone Else

Updated: 1:15 pm 4/24/14 I've just had an interesting customer service experience to share and hopefully learn from. I bought a Jot Script stylus to use with my iPad a few weeks ago and last week it exploded in my hand, not literally, but it certainly fell apart. I reached out to Adonit via Twitter and asked for [...] Read More
The One Thing

Book Review: The One Thing

We can all benefit from greater focus, higher productivity, and a strong understanding of what our priorities are. Tasks much easier said than done. But that is what The One Thing is all about, making those things easier to do. Our friend Mark Henson at Sparkspace in Columbus, Ohio had recommended The One Thing as […]

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What I Learned From an Unplugged Weekend

A couple weekends ago I turned my phone back into a phone, took the smart out of smartphone if you will and unplugged for the weekend. It was long overdue. I knew it could be done. Even though I’m fairly young and of the generation who grew up with this technology – hyper-connected and uber […]

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Growing Our Business: A Look Ahead

When we started this little experiment we had several goals in mind: everyone will always be treated with respect, clients will always receive our best counsel, we will never take on a project just for the money, and we will create a culture where people get to showcase their talents, love what they do and […]

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Inspiration For Everyday Business

It’s February. It’s down-right nasty outside. It’s still the beginning of the year so business is crazy. Considering all of this, it can be easy to fall into an inspirational slump. For us, creativity is at the forefront of what we do, so we have to fix this, stat. Last week we worked in a […]

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Why Sales is No Longer About Selling

My wife and I purchased a new car recently. Not a new car mind you but a “new to us” car. A budget friendly, Ohio winter friendly, grown up anti-college car, car. It has just the right amount of bells and a humble, yet confident, whistle. This was the first time at a dealership in […]

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There’s Nothing Wrong With Saying No

At one point in my career, about 324 years ago, I had the privilege of working with Harry Gard, one of the original people behind CompuServe, and one of his favorite sayings was “…I’ve made more money saying no than I ever have saying yes.” I’ve always had a tendency to say yes and felt […]

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Excellent New Marketing Tool for WordPress

Everyone has heard about marketing automation; the holy grail of business software solutions; at least this week. The solutions abound, HubSpot, ActOn, Infusionsoft, Marketo, and so on. They promise the moon, and for those with the human and financial capital to use them effectively, they actually deliver outstanding results. But what about the little guy, […]

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Fear Driven Business Scares Me

Business can be rough these days. The pressure is on to keep up with the demands and changing ideals of consumers – who seem to be spending less and less. Or maybe they’re just spending smarter. The trends you jump on this morning are dying by sunset and new trends have moved in. Your competitors […]

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