A Few More Tips About Sustaining Success

Do you know what sets a business up for long term success?
You’ll get as many different answers to that question as the number of people you ask.

The truth is that there are a lot of things that can set you up for success. Usually, though, it all depends on your product and/or your industry.

No matter what, there’s one shared idea between every mind behind a successful business — and it’s crucial to keep in mind as you plan ahead for the long haul.

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2017 Phillies Home Opener with the Clydesdales

This year, I had the privilege of kicking off the 2017 baseball season by marching the Budweiser Clydesdales down Packer Avenue and south on Broad Street to the front of Citizen’s Bank Park for the Phillies’ home opener.

It was such an honor and a thrill to ring in the new Phillies season with the Clydesdales that I had to share this video with everyone. Check it out!

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What does it mean to be successful?

I’ve been lucky over the years.

Not only do I have the love of my wonderful family and the support of a tremendous team at Chickie’s & Pete’s, but I also have a diverse and generous network of colleagues and friends from all walks of life who inspire me every day.

Now, I don’t mean come off as overly sentimental or wishy-washy — but I say all that because I want to paint a picture of what I think it means to be successful, which looks like this: being surrounded by people who genuinely care about you and believe in the same things that you do.

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Are you an entrepreneur? Do you know the answers to these questions?

When I got my start back in the 70s, there wasn’t a place where aspiring business people went to share their experiences with one another. Back then, the only way you could learn how to be successful was by trial and error: You figure out the right things to do by doing the wrong things first, learning from your mistakes, and not repeating them. We didn’t have the internet to give us instant answers to basic questions — some of which I later learned everyone in my situation was asking themselves.

Today’s blog is to help you not make the same mistakes I did. I’m going to answer 3 questions that everyone who is getting started in business will eventually ask themselves at one point or another.

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3 Great Ways to Help Veterans Any Time of Year

Welcome back!

Today, I want to talk a little bit about veterans.

Personally, I come from a long line of fine Americans who have served our country in several foreign wars. In fact, my Uncle George was a recipient of the Silver Star for his bravery and valor at the Battle of the Bulge in World War II.

I want to talk a little bit about how important it is for us, as Americans, to make sure we do everything we can to support our troops both while they are overseas defending our freedom, as well as after they return to our shores, ready to continue their lives. In keeping with that, I want to offer you all a few tips about what we can do as a community to support our veterans.

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