NASCAR: Irwin Tools Night Race

Ahh yes, Bristol. It’s Bristol baby! Bristol is the destination of one of my greatest NASCAR road trips ever. At the time I lived in Louisville, Kentucky. I decided on a Thursday afternoon that I was going to drive down to Bristol. No ticket, going solo, and said what the heck. It turned out to …

Try Staff Crowd-sourcing To Drive Recruitment

Remember when Netflix offered (and awarded) a $1 million prize to whoever could come up with software that was at least 10 percent better than their in-house software, Cinematch? Even though Netflix didn’t end up using that $1 million software, it spurred some innovative crowdsourcing ideas in the business world. Today, crowdsourcing is used in many business functions—Ongig just used this …

NASCAR: Pure Michigan 400

We’re up to one of my favorite races of the year. And yes, I have a soft spot for MIS since I grew up a few miles from the racetrack in Onsted, Michigan. I could literally hear the cars practicing from my house as a kid. I always knew when they were working turns 1 …

4 Tips For Cost Effective Business Travel To London

I’ve recently been offered an opportunity to travel to London for a project with one of Ongig’s top clients. It’s an exciting opportunity to take our “Employer Branding” message to another continent. Of course, there’s always the logistics of travel. Since I’m a Co-Founder in a small startup, there is no “travel department” or “assistant” …

NASCAR: Cheez-It 355 at The Glen

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series hits the road for the second time in 2013. The first stop on a road course saw a surprise with Martin Truex, Jr. winning his first road course race, and his first win overall since 2007. While MWR has been solid on the road with Clint Bowyer also winning at …

Hiring Best Practices For Small Businesses & Startups

CANDIDATE SELECTION & HIRING IMPORTANT FOR STARTUP & SMALL BUSINESS If you’re working in a small business or a startup, you probably already know that “if it doesn’t exist, you have to build or create it.” One of those items is likely to be recruiting new people as your business grows.  For small businesses alone, …

NASCAR: GoBowling 400 @ Pocono Raceway

The tricky triangle is up again this week, and my prediction is a snoozer. We watched Five-Time ride around the 2.5 mile raceway with ease to a victory in June. Well, some may have watched but I dozed off…and I’m a diehard NASCAR fan. I wanted to enjoy the race, but the interest was in …