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Take It Easy This Holiday Season

By: Anna Wagenhauser

We’re all guilty of this. In today’s fast-paced business climate, it’s easy to get caught up in the to-do lists of the day and forget to take time for rest...

Thanks Giving

By: Mark Frasco

On my first anniversary of employment and every anniversary and major event in my career for over six years, Dan Ruple, the president of Metropolitan Supply, wrote me a personal...

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

By: Ashleigh Hotz Christian Pokrywka Jason Rager Jennifer Nietz Michelle Philippon 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...