Stop, Collaborate, and Listen

While that phrase may take you back to 1990 with Hypercolor shirts and Saved By the Bell (you are welcome for your earworm of the day), there are actually some keys that you can apply when working on a project that keeps you spinning your wheels.

Stop
When you are not sure if you are heading in the right direction, often times the best thing to do is stop and evaluate what it is that you are trying to accomplish.  Often we get caught up in trying to do things the quickest way, but we are not doing it

Anyone who knows me well, knows of my deep and abiding love for — and commitment to — Israel. I have traveled to the Land of the Bible more than 20 times and never grow tired of visiting the biblical sites I have read about since my youth. Over the years, I have also developed many strong relationships in Israel and consider my Israeli acquaintances to be good and true friends. 

When the American Christian Leaders For Israel, an extension of the US Branch of the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem, asked Christian leaders to sign a letter to the presidential

Recently I was asked if a gift acknowledgement letter should be sent monthly, quarterly, or in an annual letter summarizing all of the gifts given. The answer is none of the above!

DO WHAT MOM TAUGHT YOU

While growing up, when someone gave you something, what did your mom always make you say before she would let you enjoy that piece of candy or gum – two important words - THANK YOU!

Unfortunately, there are some organizations who still make the unforgiving error of not saying thank you to their donors. Not only is it the courteous thing to do, but it

The Difference Between A Plan And A Strategy

These two terms, often used interchangeably are far from the same …Each is a completely different concept.

The Plan
A plan is usually a list of steps taken to accomplish a goal. A plan tackles questions like how, when, where, who, and what? A plan is a good thing to have. In fact, it is vital to the success of almost any effort. However developing a plan should not be the first step in addressing a task.

The Strategy
A strategy is bigger than a plan. Strategy tackles the question of why? It has a large scope and

The Snapshot of SnapChat for Small Businesses

What social media platform is relatively new, has a yellow, ghost-shaped logo, and has virtually every teen and twenty-something in selfie overload? You guessed it. SnapChat! 

Bursting onto the scene, this app has emerged in popularity among the ranks of its established competitors like Facebook and its recently acquired Instagram, along with Twitter.  So the question in every small business owner’s mind is, is this new social platform worth the investment?

What is SnapChat?

SnapChat is a mobile app that allows a user to send videos and images that time lapsed to disappear after a few seconds of viewing. Almost