Crisis cracks our veneer. Cracks allow light in. The light shines on something long dormant. Time for Re-Order.

Posted On March 30, 2020

My Alabama Public Radio commentary last week inspired by our world-wide Covid-19 fears. We can’t come away from this unchanged… Subscribe to Keeping It Real podcasts on Apple Podcasts.

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Disaster recovery businesses have to be prepared for anything (and your business should be, too)

Posted On March 27, 2020

Did you know that, according to government statistics, nearly 70 percent of businesses affected by a major disaster will go out of business within the next two years? Russell Fountain’s business is to help companies and organizations avoid that fate. Our guest in a recent episode of “What’s Working with…

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Boards by the Bay: How a nationally famous skateboard builder created his brand in Fairhope, Alabama

Posted On March 23, 2020

Did you know there is a nationally famous builder of skateboards right across the bay in Fairhope, Alabama? I’m guessing you probably didn’t, and Bear Walker would just as soon keep it that way. Walker, our guest in the latest episode of “What’s Working with Cam Marston,” doesn’t publicize the…

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Coronavirus gives millennials, Baby Boomers something else to argue about

Posted On March 18, 2020

When you stop and think about it, our response to the global spread of coronavirus, or COVID-19, has been pretty remarkable. Professional sports leagues have suspended their seasons. The NCAA canceled March Madness and the College World Series. Disneyland and DisneyWorld have closed. People all over the country and the…

Categories: Baby Boomers, Blog, Generation Y / Millennials

Interview with BAI – My prediction for the future of financial professionals

Posted On March 16, 2020

Rising anxiety rates in youth today and the corresponding rise in worry by their parents will drive financial professionals to begin doing very different things within the next ten years or so. Data shows that today’s youth struggles to find happiness more than any generation in the past. One of…

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Building quarterbacks, and a business, from the turf up

Posted On March 10, 2020

If you watched Daniel Jones or Gardner Minshew play in the NFL this year, or if you’ve followed Jake Fromm or Shea Patterson in the college ranks, you’ve seen the work of David Morris and his company, QB Country. Morris, who joined us in a recent episode of “What’s Working…

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The comfort and challenges of running a family-owned business

Posted On March 6, 2020

There’s something special about a family-owned business. And in many of them, no one knows that better than the employees. “I think when you have a family-owned business, I think you get very close to employees, especially employees that have been around a really long time,” said Brent Barkin, president…

Categories: Entrepreneurship, What's Working with Cam Marston

Why advertising can be important for law firms — and their clients

Posted On February 22, 2020

If you drive in Alabama or watch TV or listen to the radio, you have seen or heard an advertisement for a personal injury lawyer. They’re everywhere – on billboards, on the sides of buses, in newspapers and magazines, maybe even embedded beneath the lacquer on the tables in a…

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How our love for pets is changing the veterinary industry

Posted On February 20, 2020

Pets have become an increasingly important part of American life. Pet ownership has grown from 56 percent of the households in this country in 1988 to about two-thirds of them today. More pets means more demand for veterinarians. But those larger numbers of pet owners also have different priorities than…

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Keys to the workplace of tomorrow? Flexibility and autonomy

Posted On February 12, 2020

What will the workplace of the future look like? To answer that, perhaps we should look at the trends that have shaped the workplace of today. In the latest episode of “What’s Working with Cam Marston,” two members of Mobile Bay Monthly’s “Forty Under Forty” shared their ideas about what’s…

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