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Walking Toward Conflict: Turning Difficult Personalities Into Pussycats

This week on In Process, we’re approaching something we all seem to try to tiptoe around: conflict in the workplace. Our hosts Evelyn Ashley and John Monahon of Trusted Counsel are joined by Anne McSorley and Kate Bothwell-Wendel of Workbest Consulting, an Atlanta-based firm that helps companies examine their cultural climate, management and communication style

The JOBS (Jumpstart Our Business Startup) Act & What It Means For Your Business

Last month, the crowdfunding regulations for the JOBS Act (finally) went into effect, ending the years-long wait for companies to be able to sell stock or debt to investors via internet funding portals. The demand for this kind of system has been demonstrated in the success of businesses like Kickstarter and IndieGoGo, where the general

Building More Energy, Focus & Passion into Your Work: Mindfulness

This week on In Process, our hosts Evelyn Ashley and John Monahon are joined by Angela Buttimer and Dennis Buttimer, co-founders of the Atlanta Center for Mindfulness and Wellbeing to discuss adding a mindfulness practice into your daily routine to help your enhance you energy, focus and creativity. The couple works with companies, school programs

5 Great Podcasts About Starting A Business

With In Process, we get to do the talking. We talk about the kinds of issues faced by businesses in today’s market, discuss new and enduring theories in strategy, and dwell on specific issues that arise in a business’s development. But we do our fair share of listening, too: plenty of podcasts out there have told

The RIDE Debuts New RIDEumentary, Makes Semi-Cameo on The Simpsons

The RIDE has been a distinctive experience since day one, offering an interactive tour of New York City where the streets become the stage. Riding around on a patented stadium-seated tour bus, tour guides narrate a journey through NYC with a dazzling array of street performances seemingly around every corner. Recently, the company gave audiences

Company Quarterback: How a CFO Can Lead Your Team to Victory

In today’s business climate, the role of CFO is as exciting and crucial to growth as it’s ever been. No—seriously. If your eyes are rolling at the idea of number crunching that doesn’t immediately put you to sleep, it’s probably high time to re-evaluate the way you’re looking at your company’s finances. For every drawn-out

Okay, You’re The Lead Dog. But Will Others Follow?

“People are promoted not because they know how to lead, but because they know how to do,” notes Nan O’Connor, a Master Certified life coach and our guest on this week’s episode of In Process. But the common misconception that one is simply born a leader (or not!) is growing more and more outdated. With the

Explore Georgia Debuts New Campaign, Original Theme Song

Explore Georgia has launched a new campaign spearheaded by our client, Blue Sky Agency. Complete with original music written and produced by creative director Mike Schatz, the song is an apt accompaniment to a campaign that’s all about the unique experiences the Peach State has to offer.  Along with original track “Life’s Pretty Sweet,” the

Growth Dilemmas: Don’t Be A Victim of No Man’s Land

This week on In Process, we’re revisiting a topic with many intricate parts: how to scale your business. Hosts Evelyn Ashley and John Monahon sat down with author and entrepreneur Doug Tatum a few weeks ago–author of No Man’s Land and Chairman of the Board for The Newport Board Group–to talk about the issues that can

“Learning Creativity:” Using Blue Ocean Strategy to Create Instead of Compete

More than a decade ago, Blue Ocean Strategy shook the business world with its strategic approach to abandoning the competitive model and finding new customers. The theory revolves around “making the competition irrelevant”—going beyond the customers you already have and tapping into a new “blue ocean” of opportunity. In this episode of In Process, John

Know Your Worth: Demystifying the “Crystal Ball” of Company Valuation

In this week’s episode of In Process, our hosts Evelyn Ashley and John Monahon of Trusted Counsel (Ashley), LLC sit down with Michael Blake, the president of Atlanta-based business appraisal and strategic advisory firm Arpeggio Advisors. “Accountants are in the history business: what’s happening today, what happened yesterday,” explains Blake. “In the appraisal business, we

Bored with Your Board? How to Harness Skills, Service & Strategy

Join Evelyn Ashley and John Monahon of Trusted Counsel with their guest experts, R. Eric McCarthey, Chairman of the Board of the Atlanta Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors and Michael Parides, Interim Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer to technology based companies, as they discuss how directors can make a difference