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Nelly Volunteers: More Proof She’s a Very Good Girl

Written by Nelly Carson, with lots of help from Jeanie Carson

Throughout history, my kind has done our very best to prove we’re worthy of being called a Good Boy or a Good Girl. Sure, we don’t have much competition among other house pets – cats have major attitude, turtles lack potty training skills and fish never remember your birthday (or anything for that matter) – but, regardless, dogs like me set out to earn that one, be-all-end-all title.

And, let me tell you, we have some pretty pawsome role models to serve as a benchmark. Continue reading

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Dive Into Social Media This Summer

With the half-way point of 2018 past us, there is no time like the present to re-evaluate your yearly progress. There are probably a few areas where you have excelled and a few areas that have flashing red lights indicating they need more attention. Often, marketing tops the list of those stalled goals. Continue reading

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The 4 Lenses of Carson Culture

In her recent webinar, Catching Culture, Vice President of Talent Kelsey Ruwe discussed 8 statistics you should know regarding company culture. During this presentation, she briefly touched on the four lenses through which Carson Group views culture. Read more about each lens below, then watch a replay of the webinar for helpful tips on how to nurture a stronger culture in your firm. Continue reading

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Nelly Naps: A Canine Guide to Quality Shut-Eye

Published by Nelly Carson

If you’ve been following my journey as a dog blogger (you’re missing out if you haven’t been), you may have noticed I have a bit of an obsession with naps. Think of my sleep schedule as a hobbit’s eating schedule. Continue reading

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Excell Key-Noteworthy: Arianna Huffington and The Sleep Revolution

Imagine this: You are at the prime of your career. You’ve built an ultra-successful company from the ground up, earned a name as a celebrated writer/author, and are managing a busy work and social calendar while raising two teenagers. You are on top of your game and on top of the world. Then, one day, seemingly out of nowhere, you collapse.

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What Is Your Top Lead Gen Tool?

Published by Minna Burns | LinkedIn

As a marketer who helps advisors grow their advisory business, I see advisors make the same mistake when it comes to their website. Rather than treating their website as a lead gen tool, advisors treat their website as a brochure of their firm – they have pages of content blabbing about how much they know, they tout their years of experience and give an overdrawn history of their firm. Continue reading

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Prepare Your Firm with a Market Downturn Drill

Published by Sarah Cain

It’s a memory we all share. You’re there, sitting in the middle of a math lesson or a lecture on U.S. history, and suddenly the fire alarm rings. Instinctively, you get up from your seat, exit the building and enjoy a few minutes of downtime with your friends as teachers from each classroom count heads.

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A Blog from a Dog: Nelly Carson Welcomes a Four-Legged Intern

Published by Nelly Carson

At Carson Wealth and Carson Group, we are GROWING. Not in the slow, leisurely way you meander down the sidewalk when taking your human for a walk, but in the fast, chasing after a mailman who has dared to step foot on your lawn kind of way. While it’s exciting to welcome so many new clients to our firm and new advisors to our coaching ranks, early in 2018 we determined that in order to serve these awesome individuals it was also vital to hire new stakeholders. Continue reading

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Observations from 5 Years in TD’s Business Consulting Lounge

Published by Greg Opitz

If you’ve ever been to Nebraska in January or February, you’d understand the desire to escape the bitter cold of a Midwest winter. Lucky for me, five years ago I was extended the first of several invitations to be a part of the TD LINC Conference Business Consulting Lounge. Beyond becoming my annual reprieve from the ice and snow, traveling to TD LINC offers me the opportunity to get to know new advisors, explore their business goals and become familiar with the challenges facing those in the trenches. Continue reading