David Specht

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Shopping local: It matters where you spend your money

On any given Friday night, if you listen closely, you can hear the hum of hundreds of car engines as they leave...

Does the governor’s race even matter?

Saturday’s election results brought to mind a popular meme. The one where Morpheus from “The Matrix” says, “What if I told you…”...

Local, State and Camp Minden officials meet with Fibrebond to discuss...

State and local officials are working diligently to ensure Fibrebond Corporation, and its 750 jobs stays in Minden. A...

You learned something new, now what?

It happens nearly every year. There is a convention, seminar or some other gathering where learning takes place. Perhaps it is in the conference...

What are your plans for the future of your business?

I walked into a colleague’s office awhile back and asked him, “What are your plans for growth in coming year?” He looked at me...

A matter of appearances

You look like an old man,” my wife told me. “Your hair. Your clothes. You are 22 years old, not 52.” She was right....

Why you may not want to prospect in December

Editor's Note: While this week's post is somewhat aimed at those in print media, we all can learn the lesson of proper timing and...

Are you collecting email addresses? You should

One of the most overlooked marketing opportunities for small business today is the email newsletter. Bloggers, gurus, large retailers all use email marketing to...

Louisiana colleges offering scholarships to FFA students

Louisiana’s community college system is creating a scholarship program for students in the future farmers’ association. The Louisiana Community and Technical College System will give...

Tech firm: Thanksgiving-Black Friday sales rose 11.9 percent

NEW YORK (AP) — Despite holiday deals all month, shoppers still picked up their spending on Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday, one technology company...

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