In the Huddle

Hidden Costs in Your Business

Posted in Nov, 7th, 2016 In the Huddle, Marketing by AMAC Small Business Solutions

from – Score.org – by Darren Beck Your work hard to make money. Wouldn’t it be nice to hold onto more of it? An ongoing challenge for many small business owners is determining when operating costs are too high. Consider expenses that are often taken for granted: the cost of electricity for lights and air…

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In the Huddle: Fully Commit to Your Game Plan

Posted in Mar, 24th, 2016 In the Huddle, News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

By – Fran Tarkenton When I decide to do something, I fully commit to doing it. If I think that something is worth doing, then it is worth doing right, giving it my full attention and best effort. It might succeed, it might not—but I want to give it the best I have. As a…

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In the Huddle: How to Succeed Like Peyton Manning

Posted in Mar, 10th, 2016 In the Huddle, News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

By – Fran Tarkenton The arc of a professional football player’s life is unique. The average NFL player’s career lasts for around three years. After spending your whole life working hard to get to that point, it can end in the blink of an eye. A player who is “retired” at age 27 has decades…

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In the Huddle: The Power of Experimental Innovators

Posted in Feb, 19th, 2016 In the Huddle, News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

Successful small business owners and entrepreneurs come in all different types. They can have a lot of different interests, backgrounds, and styles. I recently read Originals, the newest book by Adam Grant, professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. I’ve loved his past work, and he has more great insights and ideas…

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3 Essential Virtues for Small Business Owners

Posted in Feb, 11th, 2016 In the Huddle, Marketing by AMAC Small Business Solutions

from – Tarkenton.org  Being a small business owner is one of the most rewarding and yet challenging things anyone can do. It involves a wide range of skills, and deep commitment. But it can also bring a great sense of personal satisfaction, financial security, and connection. Successful small business owners can have many personal characteristics,…

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In the Huddle: The Simple Truths of Health and Happiness

Posted in Feb, 4th, 2016 In the Huddle, News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

By – Fran Tarkenton The Super Bowl took place this past Sunday, and that always brings back a lot of memories for me. This year, there is a little more sadness. In Super Bowl XI, in January 1977, I played against the Oakland Raiders and their great quarterback Ken Stabler. Ken Stabler died this past…

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In the Huddle: Every Detail Matters

Posted in Jan, 21st, 2016 In the Huddle, News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

By – Fran Tarkenton One of the things that has struck me throughout the years is the attention that the most successful people pay to every little detail. The best leaders aren’t content to oversee things from on high and trust that it gets done; they stay personally involved, and don’t miss a thing. I…

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In the Huddle: It’s Not About Me

Posted in Jan, 8th, 2016 In the Huddle by AMAC Small Business Solutions

By – Fran Tarkenton Your business isn’t about you. It’s not about what you think people want, it’s not what strategies you think will work, it’s not what you think your product or service’s value is. The reality is that any business has to be about meeting the needs of other people, providing a product…

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Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for Help

Posted in Dec, 18th, 2015 In the Huddle, News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

By – Fran Tarkenton Asking for help is a strength, not a weakness. We all have strengths and weaknesses. There are things I am good at, and things I’m not good at. The biggest disasters come when we don’t recognize our weaknesses and act as if they were strengths—or even when we do recognize something…

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Success is Not an Accident

Posted in Dec, 4th, 2015 In the Huddle, News & Views by AMAC Small Business Solutions

By – Fran Tarkenton One of the many lessons I learned playing football that has completely translated into my life in business is that success doesn’t happen by accident; it takes a lot of hard work. Every player on the team has to work hard and learn all the fundamentals, the blocking and tackling, catching,…

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