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Mike and Blake DuBose are regular contributors to MidlandsBiz.com and Columbia Business Monthly Magazine. You are invited to review the library of published articles below which include unique experiences, celebrated successes, and painful failures.

Jan

05

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The Art of Building Successful Websites

By Blake DuBose and Mike DuBose

Effectively marketing products and services to potential consumers in unique ways is critical for successful businesses. Every company identified as great in Jim...

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Oct

17

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Going for the “Flow” to Maximize Productivity

Over the years, I’ve noticed that when a topic truly interests me, I can become fully immersed in writing articles about it. I feel as if all of my energies and passions have come alive, and I tackle...

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Aug

22

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Give the Customers What They Want: Removing Barriers to Client Communication

Peter Drucker, who is often referred to as the “father of management theory,” once said that a business’s purpose is “to find and keep a client.” Without customers, a business doesn’t earn revenue,...

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Jun

23

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Social Media for Businesses: A Guide to Connecting with Customers Online

Social media is already a huge part of American life—and, like technology itself, its influence will likely only grow with time. Already, nearly 75% of online adults use social networking sites,...

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Mar

16

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Columbia Organizations Show Appreciation by “Adopting” Firehouses

(COLUMBIA, SC—March 11, 2016)

 

A group of Columbia businesses and nonprofits cooked up some treats for local firefighters last month in an effort to “show them some love” during the week of...

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Feb

02

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During Holiday Travels, Local Organizations Gather Donations for Care Kits

(COLUMBIA, SC—January 21, 2016)

 

Families with children in the pediatric intensive care and pediatric intermediate intensive care units at Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital will have one less...

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Dec

21

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Columbia Group Promotes Healing After Flood Through Community Service Projects

(COLUMBIA, SC—December 17, 2015)

 

A group of Columbia individuals, companies, and nonprofits teamed up to perform several recent community service projects with the goal of improving the lives of...

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Jul

23

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Supporting Blue Star Mothers

We are holding a drive for the Midlands chapter of the Blue Star Mothers of America. Blue Star Mothers is a group of women who have children who are currently serving or have served in the...

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Mar

23

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Join Us in Helping Hungry People and Homeless Pets

As part of our commitment to community service, we will be collecting donations throughout March and April that we will give to Harvest Hope Food Bank and PETS Inc. We welcome any contributions you...

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Feb

24

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2015 Quality Vendors Guide

The Quality Vendors Guide was developed by Mike DuBose for his employees, friends, customers, and fellow Westpark land owners. The DuBose Family of Companies includes: Columbia Conference Center...

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Oct

14

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Building High-Performance Teams

At some point in our lives, we all take part in activities that necessitate teamwork. These situations crop up within professions, spiritual organizations, military service, children’s schools,...

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Aug

27

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New Threats for a New Era: Protecting Your Personal and Business Security Online

Some might say that thieves have it a lot easier these days. Why rob a bank with a gun in front of numerous witnesses (not to mention security cameras), when one can quickly and quietly steal...

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Aug

18

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Choosing the Right Customers for Your Business

In the beginning, many new companies lack a clearly defined image of their ideal client. Most are just concerned about paying bills and will accept any customer with a heartbeat. However, from a...

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Jun

26

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What Does 2034 Look Like? What We Can Expect from the Next 20 Years

At a recent roundtable meeting with business leaders on technology and the future, we were stunned to hear the successful owner of ten body shops say he’d be out of business in 20 years. He...

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Jun

10

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80 Smart Interview Questions from 50 Great Leaders

New employees represent not only a huge investment of time and money, but they can also significantly add to or detract from an organization’s culture. Each time you hire someone, you’re committing...

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