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The Power of Patience in a Hyperactive World

In our modern vocab, the virtues of patience seem to be losing the battle against words like hustle, grind, and speed. In a rapid-fire culture that honors an immediate response, a brilliant pastime of "waiting and watching" has been relegated to the sidelines in favor of quick victories. But what if our pursuit of instant gratification and results was doing us more harm than good, especially in th...
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Busy vs Productive: Understanding the Difference

In the fast-paced world we live in, the narrative of being busy has become a badge of honor. It's common to hear people boasting about their packed schedules and never-ending to-do lists, but how often do we stop to ask, "Busy with what?" and "To what end?" There's a significant difference between genuinely being productive and simply keeping busy. This distinction is not just semantics; it's a fu...
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The Power of Curiosity in Business and Beyond

There's a famous quote by fictional character Ted Lasso that has resonated with people worldwide: "be curious, not judgmental." These words embody a principle that we have embraced at Accessa, as we believe it unlocks the power of connection and success. In our line of work, we help businesses improve their operations through our products and services. And yet, we've found that it's not just a...
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The Importance of Face-to-Face Meetings in a Digital World

In our fast-paced, digitally-driven world, we often find ourselves communicating with colleagues, clients, and partners through email, text messaging, and video calls. While these modes of communication have their benefits, there is still something to be said about the value of face-to-face meetings. As my father used to say, "there's no replacement for face-to-face meetings." Let’s explore why th...
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Why an Economic Slowdown is a Time of Opportunity

Economic slowdowns can be challenging to businesses. They can lead to job losses, downsizing, and a decrease in productivity. However, it is important to recognize that a slowdown is also a time of opportunity. It is an opportunity for companies to address the pains that they have been facing and for prospective vendors to offer solutions to these pains.  Let's take a closer look at the opportun...
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Accessa Adds Key Players to Its Roster in Chicago

Accessa is excited to announce it added Scott Kohlmeyer, Fernando Del Rio, Dave Ramos, and Mike Martin to its employee roster at its Chicago facility.  These additions will help Accessa better serve our growing customer base throughout Central and Northern Illinois, Southern Wisconsin, Eastern Iowa, and Northwestern Indiana. “These four bring a wealth of experience and expertise to Accessa’s ta...
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The Easiest Job in the World: Monday Morning Quarterback

We've all heard the phrase "hindsight is 20/20" and it certainly rings true when it comes to providing advice. It's easy to watch a game on TV and shout at the screen, "You should have done this!" but it's an entirely different story when you're the one on the field trying to execute split-second decisions. What do we mean by Monday morning quarterback? This term originated in American football...
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What Separates Good Customer Service from Just Lip Service?

Customer service is the backbone of any business. It is the way you interact with your customers that matters the most. Good customer service can help you retain your existing customers and earn new ones. However, not all customer service is created equal. Some businesses just pay lip service to their customers, while others go above and beyond to offer exceptional service. What separates good cus...
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Epi 34: Seth Alberts on organic business growth

In episode 34 of The Industrious Podcast, co-hosts Joe and Vince Todd, Jr. are joined by Seth Alberts of Ralph S. Alberts Company, a custom molding company. Tune in as Seth shares the organic growth of his third-generation family business, and the entrepreneurial spirit that led him back to working with his family.
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Coatings: Hiding in Plain Sight

If “paint” is the only thing that comes to mind when you hear the word “coatings,” we invite you to think again. Hiding in plain sight, coatings are all around us. They can make words more legible, cars more comfortable, floors more protected and our living environments more beautiful.  Sound like a lot of smoke and mirrors? Let’s start with a simple example:  Kitchen Cabinets   If you’re...
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