posted Jeff Zarling on 13 March 2017
?When I think about mission statements, I recall with a chuckle the Mission Statement Generator that was available on the Dilbert website in the late 1990’s. Just enter your company name, click a button, and out popped what seemed like every other corporate mission statement at the time: “ABC Company enhances shareholder value through strategic business initiatives and synergistic partnerships empowered by employees working in new paradigms.”
posted Jeff Zarling on 27 February 2017
How Great Leaders Inspire Action is the third most popular TED talk of all time. The talk was presented by Simon Sinek in 2009 and based upon his book Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action published in that same year.
posted Jeff Zarling on 13 February 2017
You have likely noticed the new real estate signs for NextHome – Fredricksen Real Estate. They’re a visible display of the change taking place in a business that has been in Williston for nearly forty years.
posted Jeff Zarling on 30 January 2017
I recently spent time with someone I’ve known for over twenty years due to the passing of a mutual friend. During our reminiscing and catching up, he commented on my business. “I could not have done what you have done,” he expressed. “I couldn’t take those kinds of risks.” It’s a topic that comes up often as I visit with business owners, want-to-be business owners, and people who look at business development and wonder how some could take such risks. The idea of investing time and capital into buildings and equipment and managing people, production, accounting and customers with the need to keep it all financially liable can be overwhelming.
posted Jeff Zarling on 16 January 2017
Standing in her wedding dress at 1:00 a.m. tearing down the décor that hung witness to her memorable day, a stark thought filled her mind – “Someone else needs to be doing this for the bride.”
posted Jeff Zarling on 3 January 2017
Ten years ago as part of a marketing planning process in our business, I surveyed a number of our key clients as to why they chose to continue to do business with DAWA. While trusting us to deliver value in our areas of expertise such as website development and marketing solutions was a key component, another theme emerged that I had not considered – passion.
posted Jeff Zarling on 19 December 2016
Concrete contractor MAA Construction traded in their hotel reward points and traveling work schedule for a home in the Bakken and the comfort of a familiar pillow each night. The company is going on their sixth year of building their business in the Williston Basin.
posted DAWA on 6 December 2016
Entertainment Inc! is Williston’s local non-profit arts organization, bringing quality music and theatre to the area since 1981. Each year they bring a full season of plays, musicals, and special events to the community, and do so primarily through the work of volunteers both onstage and off.