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Are You Good At Catching Curve Balls?

Are you good at catching curve balls?  I’m a big Houston Astros fan and just like in baseball, sometimes in business, someone throws you a curve ball. Things will be going just wonderful and out of nowhere, this curve ball comes flying at your business.  The question is, do you catch the ball or does […]

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Don’t Ignore Local Client Opportunities

Local clients matter!   Some people do business with clients around the world.   While it is great to have a global business, don’t forget the guy next door. As I work with clients on their marketing efforts, I notice that often they are so intent on getting business from afar, they forget the many […]

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Don’t Be A Digital Pack Rat

Today, May 17 is Pack Rat Day!  You know the person, they collect everything.  They have more stuff than they can ever use and can’t find what they need when they need it. Webster defines “pack rat” as a person who collects or keeps things that are not needed. Did you know there are digital pack rats?  People […]

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What Are You Afraid Of? Overcome Business Fears

Every successful person has had to deal with fear. Business owners are no different.  We have to learn to overcome business fears if we are going to be successful. From Fear to Freedom The biggest difference between someone that is wildly successful and someone who is not is the courage to take significant action over and […]

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Exciting Tech News

There have been lots of exciting things happening in the world of technology lately!   There are a few tech news items that are important for business owners to stay on top of so I thought I would touch on them here. Tech News  Are ebooks on their way out?   Reports show sales plunged […]

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Do You Have SMART Goals?

Recently I have talked to a few people who are upset with the progress of their business.   After talking with them about their goals and progress towards goals, I realized that part of the problem is they don’t have SMART goals.    Their goals are more like dreams. We can all dream but if […]

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Is It Time to Change Your Passwords?

Tomorrow, May 5,  is World Password Day.  I know, where do they come up with these names? Anyway….since there is a holiday proclaimed for World Password Day, I think we should celebrate! Let’s Celebrate Let’s kick off the celebration with a few password tips and changing passwords on your important accounts. Password Dos and Don’ts Tips on […]

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OTC 2017 Day Two Review

With the current economic conditions in the Oil & Gas Industry some companies decided not to participate at this years OTC.  The companies that are here have gone BIG with their presence.  I”m calling it the “WOW Factor” Most of the major equipment makers have the actual equipment in their booths. I have no idea […]

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OTC 2017 Exhibitors

OTC 2017 runs from Monday, May 1, 2017 through Thursday, May 4, 2017 in Houston, TX The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) is held annually at NRG Park in Houston, TX. Each year, OTC attracts more than 60,000 attendees and 2,800 exhibiting companies representing more than 140 countries. Upstream Marketing has a number of clients that are exhibitors at […]

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Everyone Loves A Good Story

The guy that everyone wants to sit beside at dinner, the lady at church that people seem to flock around, the podcaster whose episode you hate to miss, the author whose books you can’t put down.   What do all these people have in common?  They know how to tell a good story!   They […]

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