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Business Builders: Strategic Thinking, More Than You Might Think Part II: A Formula for Strategic Change

By: Mark Frasco

So, how did you do? If you read my introduction, Business Builders on Strategic Architecture, you have built a framework for thinking about business growth in your organization. As we...

Business Builders: Strategic Thinking, More Than You Might Think

By: Mark Frasco

I’m thinking… how many times have I heard a leader claim they are clear on their plan for strategic growth? How about you? There’s your answer, hundreds. Some will explain...

Stop Looking for that Form Fill, and Start Doing Something About It

By: Anna Wagenhauser

I recently came across an article titled “Why B2B Lead Generation Is Dying a Slow Death,” and I must admit that the title made me a little nervous. B2B lead...

Metal Fabrication Industry: 2020 Trends

By: Anna Wagenhauser

The Metal Fabrication industry is experiencing continued change and growth in 2020. More competition. Hiring issues. Retention issues. Rapidly changing technology. Capital investment plans. And the need to future-proof for...

Creating High Performing Teams

By: Anna Wagenhauser

Every year at COACT we take the Wednesday before Thanksgiving to come together as a team and reflect. This year, our focus was on high performing teams. Going into the...

The Heart and Soul of Metal Fabrication Was in Chicago

By: Ashleigh Hotz

FABTECH 2019 represented the industry at its finest. Whether you were a large organization with a booth that has enough square footage to land an aircraft, or a smaller machine...

Giving Back: The Importance of Making a Profound, Meaningful Difference

By: Maegan Cline

A few kind hearts can make a profound, meaningful difference. Often, many of us get swept up in the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, and we forget just...

Do You Need a WordPress Page Builder Plugin?

By: Kyle Sampson

In recent years, WordPress has arisen as one of – if not the – most popular content management systems (CMSes) in the world. Personally, this is my favorite CMS since...

The Top 5 Things I Learned in My First 5 Months as a Business Development Specialist

By: Daniel Alvarez

On May 20, 2019, I started my first day as a business development specialist – or BDS – here at COACT Associates. Five months later, I’ve learned a lot about...

Did Tariffs Help or Hurt the Metal Fabrication Industry in 2019?

The U.S.’s continued trade policies with China and other countries have proven to be as tumultuous in 2019 as they were in 2018. Tariffs have been lifted, implemented, threatened, and...