Five for Five: 5 Updates You Can Read in 5 Minutes

Check out these 5 highlights from April!

 Imagine Seeing Your Company in the Headlines for a Cyberattack...

Imagine waking up one morning and seeing a the headline “Colorado energy company loses 25 years of data after cyberattack while still be rebuilding your network.”

Imagine that company being your company.

Can you envision the panic, the stress, the unknown?

Companies all over are waking up to this reality every day.

The importance and value of preparing for crisis continues to drastically increase. As a business owner, it is imperative that you are talking with your IT department about how to protect your business and how to plan for recovery if you are attacked

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Let's Nix the IT Department...

Having greats ideas is awesome. But when it comes down to- it ideas only become great when there is great execution.

When you think about growth and revenue within your organization what is the common denominator of what activates that growth? Most likely you can tie the growth and results to great execution. Growth and revenue are primarily vanity, profit and cash- all which are ultimately produced by solid execution.

Strategy is important to the focus on growth, but the strategy to grow is irrelevant if you do not or can not execute that strategy.

Often times when outsourcing something within your organization, ideas attract you to certain companies or individuals. But challenge yourself not to focus on what a company says they are going to do, but rather the reputation of what they have executed.

Revenue is Vanity. Profit is Sanity. Cash is King.

And execution is the secret sauce.

Ideas are great, but execution is what matters.

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What's Happening at The IT Company?

This month we had the opportunity to join our community for several wonderful events!

  • ERISA Services' Annual KICKO Golf Tournament
  • Volunteer Ministry Center Golf Tournament 
  • The Pellissippi Foundation 'Pellissippi Strong' Luncheon
  • YWCA's Keys of Hope Luncheon

Thank you to ERISAVolunteer Ministries Center, Pellissippi Foundation and YWCA for having us! It was an honor to be a part of each of your events!

Catch Up on our Made Right Here Podcast!

Catch up on the latest episodes of our Knoxville business leaders’ podcast, Made Right Here

Chris Martin of Knoxville Leadership Foundation

Stay tuned for upcoming episodes featuring part two with Chris Martin of Knoxville Leadership Foundation, John Sharpe of Staff SourceSam Meisler of PetWellClinic, and Elaine Streno of Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee. 

New to Made Right Here? We're bringing you the stories of East Tennessee founders, builders and creators! From the idea behind it, to the impact it had on their employees, the community and their personal lives, we are taking you behind the scenes of the movements they built. Made Right Here is available on Apple, Pandora, SimplecastSpotify and Google Podcasts, as well as YouTube. Be sure to follow Made Right Here on LinkedInFacebookInstagram, and Twitter for updates and links to the episodes!

Customer Celebration 

Congratulations to Ross/Fowler, P.C. on celebrating the 50 year anniversary of their organization! What an incredible milestone and accomplishment!

We are proud of you

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