Reading Time: 3 minutes According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, online retail has more than doubled over the last nine years, from 6.4% of sales in 2010 to 16% in 2019. And it’s not all coming from Amazon, either. The message is clear: If you’re in the retail business and you aren’t selling your products online, your business’ growthRead more »
Reading Time: 2 minutes In the face of a global pandemic, many businesses have given employees the opportunity to work from home if their job allows it. This may mean a paradigm shift in the way that we look at our workforce in general, and knowing how to kick-ass in a new environment is going to put you aheadRead more »
Reading Time: 3 minutes Which would you rather read about? A new type of loan offered by a credit union or a Rwandan woman fleeing violence in her country and finding safety in Maine? Trick question. It’s the same story told from two angles. The story of a program, created by one of our clients, gives asylum seekers veryRead more »
Reading Time: 3 minutes When Marcela Zuluaga was a kid living in a remote part of Colombia, no one told her about the gorillas and hippos, native to Africa, in the town 30 miles away. They weren’t in a zoo. They were brought there by Pablo Escobar, the notorious Colombian drug lord who kept them as pets at hisRead more »
Reading Time: 3 minutes There are plenty of resources on why you need marketing, and why it’s cheaper and more effective to hire a marketing firm instead of a marketing employee. However, there are fewer resources on how to select a marketing company. Here are the tips we give to friends and clients. 1. Learn What You Are LookingRead more »
Reading Time: 3 minutes So, you want to hire a marketing person. Great! It’s an important investment in your organization, and it will let you focus on the business. No more late nights spent on website redesign and email marketing. At least not for you. But before you post the job opening and review hundreds of resumes, consider this:Read more »
Reading Time: 4 minutes Jim Cavan’s dad likes to joke that when his son left home for college, he turned left out of the driveway (literally and politically)—and never looked back. Though he once dreamed of playing for the NBA’s New York Knicks, immersion in books and a blossoming counterculture ethos drew Cavan east of his home in suburbanRead more »
Reading Time: 2 minutes Clothes: we wear them. Then we throw them away at an alarming rate. According to United Nation’s Environment Programme, the equivalent of one garbage truck full of clothes is burned or dumped in a landfill every second. If that seems like a terrible waste, consider this: It takes around 700 gallons of water to produceRead more »
Reading Time: 3 minutes In 2018, after months of hard work, we launched a new website. It was beautiful. It was easy to navigate. It had a “Team” page with headshots of everyone on our staff. It laid out exactly what we do. So we pretty much left it alone. Then we went away for a long weekend andRead more »
Reading Time: 3 minutes Plenty of people keep a folder of their child’s creative writing—a place to house all those Mother’s Day odes and two-page middle school essays.
Julianna Roche’s parents could turn hers into a series of bound volumes. One for every year.
Poems, short stories, screenplays: Roche didn’t merely enjoy writing—she lived for it.Read more »