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FABTECH 2018 Recap: The Future of Metal Forming, Fabricating, Welding & Finishing

By: Ashleigh Hotz Christian Pokrywka Jason Rager Jennifer Nietz Richie Gibson

The COACT Associates team was excited to attend this year’s FABTECH from November 6-8, 2018, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. FABTECH is North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding...

What My Third Grade Soccer Team Taught Me About Complacency (And Business Growth)

By: Michelle Philippon

Some lessons are learned after years of blood, sweat, and tears. Some come late in life. Some need to be learned over and over. And others are learned on a...

What is in Your Playbook?

By: Chris Farkas

My favorite time of year is upon us. I love fall…and no, not for the pumpkin spice lattes! I love the cool temperatures, the beautiful array of colors on the trees,...

Unseen Variables: What Candy Crush & Effective Sales Strategies Have in Common

I play Candy Crush sometimes. (Okay, okay, I know; to all those who believe these games are a waste of time, don’t judge!) Quite seriously, though, the puzzles are fun...

Why Marketing Should Leave Their Desks & Talk to their Sales Team

By: Michelle Philippon

Like any creative, I can come up with a theme, topic, or slogan off the top of my head. Going with my gut, following my intuition, and trying something new...

Business Growth Structure: Trending Toward an Inside Job

By: Mark Frasco

Professional sales has come a long way over the past generation. There has been a revolution of sorts in business growth structure and process. As Harvard Business Review notes in...

The RSPA RetailNOW Roundup: Bourbon, Business & Retail Technology

By: Jason Rager

Blame it on our roots… while we didn’t ruin any black-tie affairs, COACT did show up ready to learn and reconnect at RSPA’s flagship show, RetailNOW 2018. Held from August 5-8...

Paul Azinger Golf Fundamentals: Turn, Turn, Swoosh!

By: Mark Frasco

Last week, Paul Azinger returned to Inverness Club, the site of his only major championship, the 1993 PGA Championship. He opened his speech sharing that he had not been back at...

Strategic Sweet Spot: Play to Your Strength

By: Mark Frasco

Today starts the 147th playing of The Open Championship. Golf’s oldest championship returns to Carnoustie Golf Links for the eighth time. A bucket list experience for me was to play golf in...

Are You a Party Legend or a Party Pooper? – Laying the Groundwork for Brand Visibility

By: Ashleigh Hotz

When you look at the accomplishments of man and how far we’ve come in the ways of technology, it’s pretty astounding. Just look at our advancements in human communication. In...