One way to survive lean times: Keeping your operation lean

One way to survive lean times: Keeping your operation lean

Posted On February 26, 2019

When the housing market crashed in 2008, Mobile builder Rogers & Willard found themselves in the same situation as pretty much every other construction company in America. After the crash, the company limped through 2009 on only a third of the revenue it had enjoyed in 2008. Times were lean….

Categories: Entrepreneurship, Real Estate, Recession Economy, What's Working with Cam Marston, Work

Is it the workplace’s job to make employees happy?

Posted On February 25, 2019

Dr. Elise Labbé-Coldsmith has some well-thought out opinions on happiness in the workplace. First, she says, happier employees are more productive. So for that reason alone, employers should want to make employees happy. But she has opinions on the demands employees are making on their workplaces and where these demands…

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This Week’s Keeping It Real: Trying to stir the pot on a long walk got me a lesson I can’t hardly imagine today.

Posted On February 21, 2019

Keeping It Real – February 22, 2019 Alabama Public Radio

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‘A passion project:’ Varsity Brands not only sells sports gear, but works to create school spirit

Posted On February 19, 2019

With iGen following in the digital footsteps of the millennial generation, having grown up with technology at their fingertips as a primary source of communication, many of us Generation X parents find ourselves desperately seeking outlets that will force them into face-to-face social interaction. And many of us are turning…

Categories: Entrepreneurship, iGen, Podcast, Product Design, What's Working with Cam Marston

Barley, yeast, water and hops: Starting a brewery from scratch in south Alabama

Posted On February 19, 2019

If we could pick any type of business to own, many of us might choose one that allows us to drink beer all day. Our guest in the latest episode of “What’s Working with Cam Marston” did just that. Brian Kane acted on a love for craft beer to open…

Categories: Blog, Entrepreneurship, What's Working with Cam Marston

Rogers & Willard’s motto is Built Lean and Build Smart. It works.

Posted On February 18, 2019

In 2009, Rogers & Willard had 1/3 of the revenue in 2008. The suffering economy had hit them like every other builder. But their close client relationships and their diverse portfolio kept them up and running. Today they’re busy. Very busy. But Mike Roger’s, company president, knows that the decisions…

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Keeping It Real – February 15th – Alabama Public Radio

Posted On February 15, 2019

Why February 15th should be a holiday called the National Day of Apologies and Reconciliations. 

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Varsity Brands wants Students to Feel Proud about their School. And It’s Done through Uniforms.

Posted On February 11, 2019

Adam Blumenfeld is the CEO of Varsity Brands. With sales over $1.9 Billion, they touch tens of thousands of school systems throughout the country and abroad. Last year they sewed their one billionth rhinestone on a cheerleading uniform, where Varsity Brands dominates the cheer market and hosts over 400,000 girls…

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Finding and Re-Hiding a Lost Video Camera – Keeping It Real – Feb 8 – Alabama Public Radio

Posted On February 8, 2019

Keeping It Real – Feb 1, 2019 Finding and Re-Hiding a Lost Video Camera

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Why you don’t have to be a car guy to sell cars

Posted On February 8, 2019

Can you run a successful car dealership if you’re not a car guy? If you answered no, you might want to listen to Ty Bullard. Bullard, our guest in a recent episode of “What’s Working with Cam Marston,” runs Joe Bullard Automotive Group, a successful dealership of Acura, Infiniti, Jaguar,…

Categories: Automotive, Blog, What's Working with Cam Marston, Workplace
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