Ashley Young

Maximize the Return on Marketing Investments

One of the most frequently asked questions I get from businesses looking to advertise is “what kind of response should I expect from my direct mail campaign?” It’s understandable that anyone looking to invest precious resources would want to know what kind of ROI they might expect.  And while the questioner is sincere, the question […]

The Nexus Impact Center

The Nexus Impact Center in North Indy is a new space designed to bring together local thinkers and innovators who are starting or operating impact-based businesses (both non-profit and for-profit).   The Impact Center focuses on 4 key offerings:   SPACE: Co-working | Private Offices | Impact Suites | Conference & Event Rooms | Creative […]

Client Gifting

It’s the end of the year and the holidays are right around the corner. Have you thought about how you will show your appreciation to your clients for their loyalty and continued business this past year? It is traditional timing to use the end of the year as an occasion to show appreciation, and you […]

Inspired by Kenya

Earlier this month, I got back from a life-changing trip to Kenya and many have asked about the highlights or my thoughts of the experience. It was grounding. I’ve been much slower since I got back, but that might be due to jet lag from a nearly 20-hour flight! In all seriousness, the trip has […]

Gut+Science | The Power of Team Building | Don Brown

Don Brown (@DonBrownIndy) takes team building to a whole new level. His team will be the first one to tell you, “no one leaves [this company].”   As a successful serial software entrepreneur, Don, Founder and CEO of LifeOmic, is an active technology and business advisor, investor, and philanthropist.   Listen in as Don explains why leaders […]

The 3-Legged Stool

Have you thought of “minding your talent store?”  Without a business strategy could you be vulnerable to losing people?   Whether you have a big employer moving into your market or not, we are and will be in a war for talent for the foreseeable future. With 10,000 Baby Boomers retiring every day and more […]

Recommended Reading

On Gut + Science, we ask guests for a favorite or recommended book. Here’s the compiled list! Recommended by: Author Book Jeremie Kubicek Chris Lowney Heroic Leadership Krister Ungerbock Marshall B. Rosenberg Nonviolent Communication Max Yoder Jonathan Haidt The Righteous Mind Jessica Gendron Yvon Chouinard Let My People Go Surfing Erica Ballard Ryan Holiday The […]

Exit Planning: 3 Realistic Steps to Get You Started

You know you should do it. You’ve been meaning to get to it. It would protect your family in the event of your death, help ensure a comfortable retirement, allow others to begin to prepare to take over the business, and much more. But the fact is, you don’t have a clear succession or exit […]

HR Tips for Your Small Business Throughout the Employee Lifecycle

Regardless of the size of your business, keeping your employees happy and your business compliant lies in the hands of human resources. Even if you do not have a human resources (HR) department, HR is at the core of what you do as a business owner. The most common HR functions you’re dealing with are […]

Don’t Let the Home Buying Process Intimidate You!

The home buying process can be intimidating and confusing, which is why the most important thing you can do is work with an agent who is experienced in the process and is willing to educate buyers and sellers along the way. Sit down with your agent and ask them to explain the process thoroughly, as […]