• Boys & Girls Clubs are Good Business for Working Parents by John Wellons - John Wellons President Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware Website In January 2012, the unemployment rate in the state of Delaware stood at 7.2%. With parents at home and not the workplace, the need for before, after and out of school youth services stood at historic lows, and service agencies like Boys & Girls Clubs of…
  • When to Use New Technologies in Marketing by Jason Trojanowski - Jason Trojanowski Digital Creative Director Aloysius Butler & Clark   Website   When it comes to new technology, marketers are often like a newborn playing with a set of keys. It’s new. It’s shiny. And we just need to have it and play with it. But, just because it is new and cool doesn’t mean…
  • Leading for Tomorrow by Joe Giordano - Joe Giordano partner Whisman Giordano   Website   The world is constantly advancing. Technology is growing exponentially. Communication is constantly evolving. Music is seemingly getting worse with each generation. Yet, the leadership techniques at your company stay stagnant, particularly if your business is an already established one. The times are changing and with it, so…
  • The art of being a great client by Maria Antonelli - Maria Antonelli Division Director, Account Services Aloysius Butler & Clark   Website Recently, I was reacquainted with The Art of Client Service, a must-read for any aspiring account executive eager to set his or her agency (and the ad world) on fire. Flipping through the pages, I wondered why there was never a companion piece,…
  • Giving is Good, Smart Giving is Great! by Matt Beardwood - Matt Beardwood Director of Wealth Management Westover Capital Website I’ve been fortunate for the life lessons I was taught by my parents. Both the big ones and the little ones. The one I have the earliest memory of is the one I learned the most from: Giving. When we were young, we started volunteering as…
  • How to prevent the agency letdown by Paul Pomeroy - Paul Pomeroy President Aloysius Butler & Clark   Website   So, your business needs a marketing communications agency. Where do you start? Common sense tells you to ask for recommendations, look up agencies that you’ve heard have a good reputation and do lots of internet research. Even if my intention for this article was to…
  • Achieving Success Along the Customer Journey by David Brond - David Brond Vice President/Director of Account Services Aloysius Butler & Clark   Website Ever since there’s been the practice of marketing communications, there’s been a concept inseparable from it: the customer journey. If you understood your target audience and could communicate effectively at each stage of their purchasing journey, you’d do OK in the marcom…
  • The value of volunteers by Mary Kate Benson - Mary Kate Benson director of volunteer services Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware   Website It can be said that people are only able to offer three things: time, talent, and treasure. “Treasure” is critically important and often elusive for nonprofit organizations. However, the time that people donate has its own immeasurable worth. For organizations…
  • Lisa Detwiler How to protect against data breaches and comply with Delaware law by Lisa Detwiler - Lisa Detwiler President SSD Technology Partners   Website   The Better Business Bureau reports that as of June 30 there have already been 2,227 data breaches this year resulting in the theft of more than 6 billion records — exceeding the number for all of 2016. In response to the skyrocketing numbers of breaches, state…
  • Planning the year-end audit: not-for-profits by Joe Giordano - Joe Giordano partner Whisman Giordano   Website   Communications between your audit firm, Board of Directors, and management are key to the success of your annual audit. Communications should include expectations about procedures for planning, performance, completion and auditor’s presentation of the financial statements. With a little bit of planning and preparation by all parties…
  • Digital media reporting: all Greek or all powerful? by Erin Mulrooney - Erin Mulrooney Digital Media Director Aloysius Butler & Clark   Website A client once told me, “I don’t need to be bothered with digital media reports.” For digital media professionals, this statement stops the music, and we refrain from asking the obvious question out loud: “If you don’t care about the results, why did you…
  • Lessons Learned from a New CEO by Tom McGivney - Tom McGivney CEO Aloysius Butler & Clark   Website After more than a decade of managing a marketing communications agency as a partner and chief creative director, making the step up to CEO shouldn’t be that big of a deal, right? I believed this as I prepared to step into the shoes of our retiring…
  • Whether to Buy or Lease a Vehicle by Joe Giordano - Joe Giordano partner Whisman Giordano   Website This has always been a question accountants are asked no matter what the status of the economy. The problem here is there is no right or wrong answer, it all depends. As the monthly costs become more attractive with lease payments and the urge to keep up with…
  • Incorporating a Tech Startup in Delaware by John Williams - John Williams President IncNow   Website The considerations in forming a tech business are the same as considerations in forming any other small business. It usually comes down to owner’s liability protection from business creditors, but more importantly, protection from your own business partners. As a practical matter, the greatest threat to your business is…
  • Lisa Detwiler Must-Have IT Policies for Every Organization by Lisa Detwiler - Lisa Detwiler President SSD Technology Partners   Website   Ransomware attacks have increased more than 11 percent in the past 12 months, according to Kaspersky Labs data. The first half of 2017 has already seen two global ransomware attacks, as WannaCry and Petya disrupted operations for businesses, healthcare organizations, government agencies and educational institutions around…
  • The essence of your brand by Michael Kullman - Michael Kullman former Director of Corporate Marketing DuPont   Website Your brand is an essential part of your business. It defines who you are. It is an important part in the decision making process of everyone your business interacts with or relies on. It provides a foundation on which strategy can be built. Your brand…
  • Better Business: Choosing your Lender by Joe Giordano - Joe Giordano partner Whisman Giordano   Website   Hi, I’m Joe Giordano from Whisman Giordano. Today we’re going to be talking about your lender. It’s easy to think of lenders as doing you or your company a favor. But business financing relationships are just that: relationships. You are as important to them as they are…
  • Stock Ledgers revolutionized with Delaware Corporate Blockchain Legislation by John Williams - John Williams President IncNow   Website Delaware corporations will now be able to store corporate records on a blockchain, thanks to legislation passed this week by the Delaware General Assembly and signed by Governor John Carney. This innovative legislation will allow Delaware companies to finally toss the stacks of paper stock ledgers collecting dust on…
  • The role of the private sector in the mentoring movement by Sarah Hutton - Sarah Hutton Director of Mike's T.E.A.M. Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware   Website It is always encouraged and appreciated when local businesses volunteer with nonprofits. The manpower and resources businesses are able to provide allow nonprofits to accomplish many things they wouldn’t ordinarily have a chance to do, and often in a very short…
  • Lisa Detwiler The perfect storm that has driven demand for managed security services by Lisa Detwiler - Lisa Detwiler President SSD Technology Partners   Website   Cyberattacks are constant, thanks to the use of automation to carry out attacks in high volume. The threats themselves are increasingly sophisticated in terms of technology and the ability to convince corporate users to click links, download documents and hand over credentials. As a result, security…
  • Employee wellness is serious business  by Bob Carpenter - Bob Carpenter Principal Hockessin Athletic Club Website Today’s workers spend most of their time sitting behind desks. In the early 1960’s, almost half the jobs in private industry in the U.S. required at least moderate physical activity. Now less than 20% of those occupations require this level of activity, causing Americans’ level of daily energy…
  • I’ll have an order of good business sense with a side of passion please by Steve Torpey - Steve Torpey Owner of Stanley's Tavern Website Small businesses, like my own, often align themselves with nonprofits whose mission satisfies key objectives; they match business goals, employee interests and fulfill a deep-held conviction of the company’s owner. Born and raised in Wilmington, I’ve been in the hospitality business since 1974. I love being part of…
  • Why Appoint a Delaware Registered Agent? by John Williams - John Williams President IncNow   Website In the Wild Wild West, salesmen would go from town to town selling all types of questionable products, such as snake oil, with claims that were unproven at best. The customers later would be unable to locate these unscrupulous salesmen because they were without a home office. One legislative…
  • Lisa Detwiler The importance of comprehensive email management by Lisa Detwiler - Lisa Detwiler President SSD Technology Partners   Website   The reality TV series “Hoarders” provides a startling look at people with a compulsive disorder that makes it nearly impossible for them to discard anything, including items with little or no value. When it comes to email, many of us suffer from a similar affliction. It’s…
  • The Importance of Giving Back by Marisa Facciolo - Marisa Facciolo Chairperson for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware Annual Fund for Kids     Website When Misty Copeland attended her first ballet class at the age of 13, she was too shy to participate. The volunteer instructor took her by the hand and guided her.  That began Misty’s dancing career and it…
  • Lisa Detwiler Studies Show Managed Services Deliver Top- and Bottom-Line Results by Lisa Detwiler - Lisa Detwiler President SSD Technology Partners   Website We tend to talk about managed services from a technology perspective — after all, your managed services provider (MSP) takes responsibility for monitoring and supporting your IT environment and handling day-to-day operational tasks. These activities help to increase the performance, availability and security of your systems, ensuring…
  • Lisa Detwiler An Economical Way to Get the Expertise of an Experienced CIO by Lisa Detwiler - Lisa Detwiler President SSD Technology Partners   Website The pace of technology change continues to accelerate, providing opportunities for small to midsize businesses (SMBs) to transform their operations, enter new markets and create new business models. Business executives are responsible for developing the vision that will guide the organization’s efforts to take advantage of these…
  • Doesn’t your nonprofit already have enough money? by John Wellons - John Wellons President Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware Website When donors see nonprofit financial statements with large surpluses, they often respond to requests for support by saying something like: “you have plenty of funding; I should invest in a nonprofit that really needs my support.” That thinking is counterproductive and, in some cases, inaccurate.…
  • How to add or remove members from a Delaware LLC by John Williams -   Website How is the change in membership documented? The names of LLC members are typically not filed with the State of Delaware. Therefore, there is no amendment that needs to be filed with the Delaware Division of Corporations or your Registered Agent to add or remove members from a Delaware LLC. The names of…
  • What is needed to open a bank account for a Delaware LLC? by John Williams - John Williams President IncNow   Website You can open a bank account in any state when you are incorporated in Delaware. When it comes to opening a bank account for your business, each bank in the United States has its own requirements. Often a particular bank will ask for additional information pursuant to their internal…
  • Lisa Detwiler Why managing change is critical to future success by Lisa Detwiler - Lisa Detwiler President SSD Technology Partners   Website Change is a normal part of progress for any organization, whether that change is driven by internal or external forces. Organizations must respond and adapt to changing customer needs and market conditions as well as technology trends. But the pace of change is accelerating, driven by technologies…
  • Delaware is the best state for incorporating by John Williams - John Williams President IncNow   Website Incorporating in Delaware has many advantages over incorporating a business in your home state. Before explaining the advantages of incorporating in Delaware, it is important to know you can form a Delaware corporation or a Delaware LLC no matter where you live. Businesses operating almost anywhere can be incorporated…
  • Thoughtful giving by George Krupanski - George Krupanski CEO Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware   Website You likely have heard the saying “It is more blessed to give than to receive”. Not all people would agree with this, although many who do, know there can indeed be joy and much satisfaction in thoughtful giving. Thoughtful giving is just what the…
Bob Carpenter
Principal
Hockessin Athletic Club
Lisa Detwiler
President
SSD Technology Partners
George Krupanski
CEO
Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware
John Williams
President
IncNow