Posts by Shawn Busse

By February 15, 2017

Thinking Big with Jeff Schneider

This week, we sit down with leading sales expert Jeff Schneider to discuss how to hire, develop, and empower a successful sales team.

By October 25, 2016

Why Damian Lillard may just be the smartest mind in business

With over 4 decades of history, there’s a lot to be learned from the Blazers – in terms of basketball, culture, and even business.

By September 7, 2016

Thinking Big with Chris Scherer

In the latest installment of our Accelerator Interview series, hear from OMEP President Chris Scherer on growth, community, and bending service to the demand.

By July 25, 2016

How Kinesis became a B Corp (and how you can, too)

From our inception, Kinesis has always focused on being a better business. But in the beginning, we didn’t exactly know what that meant – other than hiring amazing people and providing them with a great place to work. Over time, we’ve gained tremendous clarity about our mission and how it drives every single action we […]

By May 18, 2016

How much should my company invest in culture and team building?

Work – any work – is rarely a cakewalk. At Kinesis, it can sometimes feel like we’re inventing the wheel each and every day. And we’re by no means unique – increasingly, “easy” labor has been shifted offshore or automated by software to eliminate repetitive tasks. These days, just about any modern workplace can be […]

By July 31, 2014

Why your marketing isn’t working

Unsure why the marketing tactics you used last year are falling flat the next? Marketing is dynamic, complex, and in a perpetual state of flux. Read how the marketing landscape shifts from year to year, and how your business can stay ahead of the curve.

By May 22, 2014

What the Blazers taught me about business

Chances are, if you live in Portland, have friends in Portland, or pay the slightest attention to professional basketball, you know that this year – for the first time in over a decade – the Portland Trail Blazers actually mattered. The Blazers started the season in good standing, but few expected them to go far. […]

By November 18, 2013

Mirror, Mirror – The High Cost of Ugly in B2B Marketing

Like many entrepreneurs, I bootstrapped funding for my first business. Part of saving money meant doing everything myself, including (shudder) building our first office computer. Of course the established firms had no time for such nonsense – they purchased cutting-edge machines that looked a lot like this: Over the years we’ve seen the PC industry […]