Hawkins Conrad joins BGW

Finding Your Ideal Clients

Can you name something everybody likes?  Vacations? Puppies? Cheesecake? Well, certainly some people like those things.  But for others, time away from the office makes… Read More…

National Bean Counter’s Day

It’s the final countdown! Tomorrow is tax day, and our beloved bean counters (accountants) have been working furiously to meet the deadline.  Soon, the flurry… Read More…

4 Business Takeaways From My Trip to IKEA

We’ve been talking about getting a bookshelf for quite some time.  We have a pretty good collection of books and a spot in the living… Read More…

March 29 is National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day

We aim to show our appreciation for small business owners in everything we do, but tomorrow, we raise an extra glass to those of you… Read More…

Motivating Employees During the Busy Season (it’s not just about pizza parties)

It’s tax season, which means the BGW office resembles something of a beehive: It’s loud, people are moving fast, and if you make a wrong… Read More…

5 Leadership Lessons from Buddy the Elf (really)

I’m pregnant.  Really, really pregnant.  The baby is due any day now, and my preferred location is anywhere that allows me to be in the… Read More…

The Power of Gratitude

Some years ago, I went to a marketing conference.  In a breakout session on sales, the presenter spoke almost exclusively about gratitude.  It didn’t make… Read More…

Build Community Service Into Your Business

October 22nd is Make A Difference Day, one of the largest annual single days of service nationwide.  On this Saturday, volunteers from across the country… Read More…

Bridging the Workforce Generation Gap

There was a time when our grandparents, who lived through the Second World War, scorned the Baby Boomers. They were too idealistic, too self-absorbed, or… Read More…

Self-Improvement Benefits You and Your Business

September is Self-Improvement Month, a month focused on making changes, embracing a fresh outlook, and taking advantage of new opportunities.  We tend to think of… Read More…