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JAN
23
2018
How to address an envelope to a business/professional.

Millennial confessions & mundane tasks you should master

This should not be this hard. Wow. I know nothing. How am I going to survive as an adult? These were essentially the thoughts I had at work when tasked with figuring out the correct postage for a package. I looked it up online, reviewed a website, looked it up again, and used the
JAN
11
2018
MPD One Words for 2018: Peace, Profitability, Productivity, Positivity

What’s in a Word – One Word for 2018

“What’s in a name? that which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet.” – William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet Words are funny that way. The associations we make between them and what they represent, whether or not there is any logical connection, makes them
DEC
18
2017
MPD Ventures happy holiday graphic 2017

“These are a Few of our Favorite Things”

Ahh…the holiday season. You know what they say (or sing, rather): “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” Here at MPD, we’ve been reminiscing about some of our holiday memories and traditions and want to share our favorites with you. Paige Dawson Rodriguez What is your
JUL
26
2017

Meet the Team: Talana Morris

As our MPD team blogs regularly these days, we’re profiling team members in a brief Q&A series. Today’s Q&A is with Talana Morris, principal. Tell us about yourself. I am a wife and mother of two awesome young men: Preston (21) is just beginning his career as a
JUN
16
2017

Big Shoes to Fill: Lessons from Our Fathers

Oh…dads. How can one person have so much knowledge and so many bad jokes at the same time? And yet, many of us have few sources of wisdom more valuable than our fathers. In honor of Father’s Day and all the men who have made a difference in our lives, the MPD team would like to
JUN
08
2017

An Evening with Bo Burlingham: How to Be a Small Giant

So, Monday evening I had an ultimate fan-girl moment: I attended the Grow With Purpose event that featured Bo Burlingham. Yes, that Bo Burlingham – the rock star small business writer of Inc. and Forbes fame as well as five books. I’ve been a voracious reader of his articles for
JUN
02
2017

Meet the Team: Jamie Boelens

Because our MPD team is blogging regularly, we wanted to give you an opportunity to know our bloggers better with a brief Q&A series that we will publish periodically. This week, we’re starting with our newest team member, Jamie Boelens. Tell us about yourself. Though an
MAY
18
2017

Kindness in the Workplace: 4 simple ways to be kind (Part II of II)

This is the second entry of a two-part blog series on kindness in the workplace. In my first entry, we discussed social and business benefits reaped from genuinely caring for others. Like most things worthwhile, kindness can be an elusive concept. We all move so quickly these
MAY
10
2017

Kindness in the Workplace: The Karma of Kindness (Part I of II)

This is the first entry of a two-part blog series on kindness in the workplace. The need for kindness in the workplace is a bit of a childish conversation to have, right? If you’re in the workforce, you must have some sort of redeeming qualities that got you past an interview or