No, this is not a religious call to action or a George Michael reference. I started thinking about how "you gotta have faith" in the aftermath of the Badger vs. Hawkeyes game. The coaches and players made several references to "having faith" and "believing" they could beat Iowa. This was when none of the pundits thought they could follow up the emotional win over number one Ohio State with a strong enough effort to win at Iowa. (I have to admit I was one of those.) As I read their remarks, I couldn’t help but make the connection to business.Read More
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Corey Chambas: President & CEO of First Business Financial Services, Inc.
Corey Chambas, President & CEO of First Business Financial Services, Inc. is a featured blogger for IBMadison.com. Corey has over 25 years experience working with local businesses. He currently serves as a director of several of First Business's companies, is a board member of M3 Insurance Solutions, an advisory board member of Bellbrook Labs and Aldine Capital Fund, and a member of the Strategic Issues Campaign Committee for the United Way of Dane County.
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People always say, "don’t sweat the details," but I say for business success it’s critical to sweat the details. The details are the difference between adequate service and exceptional service, between satisfied clients and loyal clients, and good and great companies.
I was recently at a luncheon where Troy Vincent, former Badger and NFL star, spoke. He talked about a new attitude that Barry Alvarez brought in when Barry took over the football program at Wisconsin. He took a losing team and program and made it a winner. One of the key phases that Troy said Barry emphasized over and …
It’s not about the economy; it’s about your economy. By your economy, I mean your company’s economic situation (as opposed to your personal economic situation, which is a whole other issue). When people talk about "the economy" they are usually referring to the national economy. It’s what you read about in newspapers and online. Overall, that economy is pretty bad. The statistics referenced are averages, and as we all know, averages can be misleading. It makes me think of the old analogy: if you have one hand on the stove and the other in a bucket of ice, on average you’re feeling just right. …Read More