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Is Santa Dead?

Happy to report that Santa is alive and well at the Zimmerman home. I believe in magic, I believe in miracles, and I believe in Santa Claus. I always have, always will. My…

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The Christmas Debt Hangover

First off: Merry Christmas! Secondly: What’s it going to cost you? #1 Gifts for kids, family, and friends. And your budget for that is: $ ______ Most people think that’s their whole Christmas…

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14 Ways to Grow Your Business in 2014

The Curtis Zimmerman Group recently was honored to receive the “2013 Best of Business Award” by the Small Business Community Association (SBCA). What was interesting to me about this is SBCA’s mission statement:…

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Take the “Jump off the Cliff” Challenge

Making your dreams a reality requires “jumping off the cliff,” which means going for something even before you feel totally prepared or comfortable. The best way to become a marathon runner is to…

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Rewriting Traditions

Every family has traditions. There’s the traditional green bean casserole, the traditional trip to the holiday trains, or the traditional snow ball fight. What we often don’t think about is that someone had…

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Why Aren’t You Working Your Dream Job?

I, Caroline (Curtis’s marketing manager), have once again taken over his blog to provide insight into the Millennial experience. Whether you’re a Millennial or not, I’m sure you have a Dream Job. If…

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Are You Going Viral?

The small things we do can have a huge effect. My friend James Percelay is a master of the viral phenomenon, and he has turned that skill into the successful viral video marketing…

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When’s the Last Time You Did an Inventory Check?

Can you read this? If so, you’re already Living the Dream, at least compared to many who share this planet. For one thing, you can read. Nearly 40 million people in America can’t…

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What’s Your Wheat?

There’s a difference between your resume and your real-sume. The resume is the one you talk about and show off, but your real-sume is the list of everything about you and the things…

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Don’t Die on a Tuesday

Everyone will have a best day, and everyone will have a worst day, but the majority of your life will be spent on what I call “just another Tuesday.” Many people spend their…

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The Millennial Infiltration: Why Being Social Isn’t So Bad

I know you were looking forward to a word from Curtis today, but instead I’m here to give you a bit of perspective from the oft-criticized Millennial generation. My name is Caroline, and…

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Why Apple Broke the iPhone

A few weeks ago, Apple released its new and improved iOS7. At first glance, the new operating system has almost all of the same features as its predecessor but with a totally new…

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Lessons from Shakespeare: Write a Script that Lasts

My focus of the month is on staying current, and in this world where Apple puts a new iPhone on the market every few months and 40 million Instagram photos are posted online…

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Are You Being Typecast?

What’s written on your marquee? The marquee of your life is how you tell the world who you are and what you stand for. When you let others decide what’s on your marquee,…

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Dress for the Role You Want, Not the One You Have

To put it simply, if you’re currently playing the role of associate, you can’t dress and act like an associate and expect to get the role of manager. Designing your costume is an…

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Frequent Traveler? Use Rewards Programs!

I am on the road a lot and I have learned some of the great benefits of rewards programs, which I want to share with you. First, you are more than likely trying…

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