The Death Crawl

helping businesses grow

Several years ago, I watched a faith-based movie called Facing the Giants. I have forgotten most of the movie at this point, but there are two parts that I do remember. The first is a story that a coach told the team. It was about two farmers. They both desperately needed rain for their fields […]

Technology for Businesses

Technology Solutions for Businesses

Our oldest daughter, Vivienne, was working on her 4th grade vocabulary and one of her words was technology. The definition she was given was a beautiful way of explaining the word in the way that we see it. The definition was “using information to solve problems.” A lot of times we tend to overcomplicate the […]

Do Smart People Things

Do Smart People Things - Marketing Blog

I have a friend named Richard Allen. I got to know him and his beautiful wife, Caleigh, when my sister and I visited with them in Rome, Italy. They were missionaries there for a couple of years and did many amazing things. Richard partially funded their relocation to Italy selling t-shirts that read “Do Smart […]

Do I need a brick and mortar?

Does my business need a physical location?

Having a physical office location is a significant expense for most newer businesses. In the old way of thinking, a business isn’t a business without a storefront. Some businesses can’t function without it, but for some, I can’t seem to justify the expense of it. Let’s dig in deeper. Need it! Some businesses MUST have […]

Thankful for Framily

Thankful for Framily

This time of the year, we usually reflect on what we’re thankful for – and for most, including myself, that mostly centers around health and family. But as the years  progress, I realize more and more that many of those that we love so well have no legal claim to the word “family”. I spend 40+ […]

How much does a website cost?

How much does a website cost?

I frequently get asked the question “how much does a website cost?” I typically respond by asking “how much does a car cost?” With a car, you can find a rundown jalopy with a bad engine for $100, you can buy an ultra-premium luxury car for hundreds of thousands with all sorts of bells, whistles, […]

Work In Progress

Work in Progress business blog

Don’t just wish for it. Work for it. My bumpy path that lead to my dream of starting my own marketing agency. When I graduated from college with my Marketing degree, I, unfortunately faced the problem than many in my shoes can relate to. It is really hard to break into the marketing field. Most […]

Getting Back Up

Overcoming Business Problems

Wednesday morning of this week I took a tumble. Which is an understatement. I slipped on my driveway in the rain and completely face-planted; landing hard on one side of my body – and ached from my ankle up to my head. I’m ok – and fortunate; it could have been a lot worse. What […]

Introducing New Talent

My name is Emily Durham and I am the new Content Creation Specialist at Vitality South. My primary job functions are to help create web copy, write blog posts, monitor and create social media content, and write press releases.    I am a 2020 graduate of the University of Mississippi, where I earned my B.S. […]

Mental Health Check

Growing a Healthy Business

If any of you follow me on my personal social media accounts, you may have noticed that I post fairly regularly about mental health. I love many people that battle anxiety and depression. And while this is a business blog, it’s important to constantly keep in mind that a business is a group of people; each […]

Outsourcing It

Web Design Blog post

  In business, the word “outsourcing” is often thought of as an ugly word. And by all means, when I hear of a company sending their business overseas to cut costs, I’m disappointed. But I believe that outsourcing services that are not your core functions can often be the most practical way to get things […]

Moving On

As we are packing our boxes at our current business office, (literally as I type this) it’s amazing the onslaught of mixed emotions I feel. Excitement, dread, hope, and worry. Excitement comes from my idea of what the new space will allow us. (Growth, privacy, etc.) Dread comes from realizing the physical work involved with […]