February 27, 2020

Historical Context of Hendrick v. JR Motorsports, #25 v. #88, and More

Most people including those working within NASCAR and perhaps even many associated with Hendrick Motorsports (HMS) and JR Motorsports (JRM) likely don’t recognize that the success […]
January 31, 2019

End of Jayski? And the Time We Scooped Him and the Rest of the National Media.

Another indication it’s the end of one era for NASCAR… news this week of the apparent unceremonious cessation of Jayski via ESPN. For anyone who worked in […]
January 4, 2019

Thank Someone Impactful – Kenny Delco

No one successful in business (or life) reached any goals without direct or tacit support, input or opportunities facilitated by others – there are a million […]
September 10, 2018

Know Your Dance Partner

I often find myself reminding clients of the importance of performing at least some basic background checking on any person or party doing business with you […]
July 19, 2018

The NASCAR Team Sponsorship Climate and Forecast – Loss vs. Gain?

#NASCAR remains a key sport and asset with tremendous benefits/values to partners; however, the trends re: the teams’ primary source of revenue (sponsorship) remain a significant […]
May 31, 2018

Riding Along with WJ at 200MPH

  Back in January 1996 when I first joined CV Products, the company was growing and had an outstanding reputation within the motor sports parts industry […]
January 27, 2018

Golden Knights are Fighting

An interesting United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO)-related dispute has recently been publicized in mainstream media between multiple parties objecting to trademark filings of word […]
April 27, 2016

Grading Employees – Value Your Thoroughbreds!

When I audit or evaluate a small business, certainly personnel are the single most critical asset, and I find myself often reverting to the standard school […]
February 4, 2013

Ranking Your Insurance Priorities

I was talking with a professional peer/friend recently – Greg Pearce, who also has a background in the motor sports business and is now a financial […]
July 19, 2012

Congressional Military Sponsorship Ban – Budget Lessons

The narrow defeat by Congressional vote this week of the Kingston-McCollum Amendment could be a useful litmus test for many businesses in how they analyze, prioritize […]
August 11, 2011

Economic Woes Highlight Risks of Leadership Vacuum

Despite many positive economic indicators entering the 2011 earnings season, the sum of various socio-economic benchmarks (highlighted by the major declines across all major market indices […]
September 29, 2010

Financial Regs Exacerbate Small Business Lending Reticence

Any small business that has tried to secure new loans during this “Great Recession”, as many have now taken to calling it, has likely experienced the […]