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Three Leaders’ “Zero Excuses” Reaction to the Pandemic

August 4, 2020

Since the onset of the global pandemic, the host of Zero Excuses podcast, Nick Smarrelli, has had the chance to chat with over 15 business leaders in both St. Louis and Indianapolis. These remote conversations were enlightening, humbling, and often emotional. These small business leaders chose to take this uncertain time, this time of many unknowns, and forge ahead the best way they knew how.  Here are three of our favorite perspectives.  1. Marcia Barnes: “I choose not to par [...]

5 Features to Consider When Choosing Your Personal Laptop

July 30, 2020

Between staying home more often during the COVID-19 pandemic and schools starting back up in various ways, you might be one of many people on the hunt for a new personal laptop. The market is saturated with options. It can be hard to wade through the many features and benefits and understand what would be the best laptop for you. First of all, as you look through the features, you need to keep in mind how you will use this laptop. For instance, if you're not a gamer, you won't need the best [...]

Zero Excuses: There is time for learning

012: There is time for learning | Tracy Hutton One of the largest real estate companies in Indianapolis is Century 21 Scheetz. And it’s run by CEO and Co-owner, Tracy Hutton. Tracy is the mother of two grown children, an influential leader fighting for the homeless community, and a fierce advocate for young girls.Growing up she didn’t have a role model for what it looked like to be a mother with a career. Yet, through a strong support network, the partnership of her business mentor, Mick [...]

Five Lessons Learned in Ten Years at GadellNet

July 21, 2020

This month, I hit a milestone at GadellNet. I have now been part of this organization for a decade. The growth we've experienced in that time has been incredible and the relationships I have created through this organization have been life-changing. Looking back over the last ten years has brought a lot into focus for me. I was inspired by a top 10 tribute that my team put together, and I wanted to share some of the biggest lessons I have learned over the last ten years.  Thank you for being a [...]

Zero Excuses: There is time for the three B’s

July 16, 2020

011: There is time for the three B’s | Norris Cunningham Norris Cunningham serves on the board of directors of the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana, is co-founder of Cattycorner Cunningham, a well-known attorney and an advocate for diversity initiatives across Indianapolis. Outside of all this, he's passionate about bringing more persons of color into the legal community.  In our conversation, Norris shares how his career in the military and the education he’s received has inspir [...]

Zero Excuses: There is time for giving

July 2, 2020

010: There is time for giving | Tina Cloer The Children’s Bureau of Indianapolis is an organization with close ties to Nick Smarrelli, which specializes in delivering child abuse prevention and intervention services throughout the entire state of Indiana. Featuring CEO Tina Cloer, CEO of the organization is both an honor and a privilege as she shares her Zero Excuses Mentality.  After you listen to Tina, we hope you leave inspired because she had every reason to live a life of excu [...]

Cyber Threat Hunting: Tricks and Tools You Need

June 23, 2020

A lot of cybersecurity processes are reactive. Indicators of Compromise, for instance, interpret clues that could indicate an attack in process or that data has already been compromised. This and other types of security monitoring are important for a holistic cybersecurity plan, but threat hunting is a different approach. What is Cyber Threat Hunting? Cyber threat hunting is when IT professionals proactively look for weaknesses that could allow a cyber attack into a system or network. They seek [...]

Zero Excuses: There is time for loving others

June 19, 2020

009: There is time for loving others | Derrin Slack Derrin Slack is the founder of ProAct, a nonprofit organization based out of Indianapolis with a focus on empowering today’s youth through service. As the leader, Derrin is vulnerable and transparent about the challenges he faced in his darkest moments and how those moments have led him to where he is today.  This year has been difficult, to say the least, from COVID-19 to civil unrest. In our conversation, he provides insights you ca [...]

Data Integrity: What It Is + Best Practices for Businesses

June 15, 2020

What is Data Integrity? Data integrity, in this environment, refers to the state of your data. Is it clean? Is it corrupt?  To be more clear, our data integrity definition is the accuracy, consistency, and reliability of data stored in databases, data warehouses, data marts, or any of your internal data storage locations, such as a CRM. But what does that really mean? Well, data integrity is all about your data being correct and reliable no matter where it's stored and no matter how long you [...]

Zero Excuses: There is time for renewal

June 4, 2020

Episode Description: 008: There is time for renewal | Heather Haas  This episode features Heather Hass who describes herself as a regular person doing hard things. Heather is the president of ADVISA, a mother, and incredibly involved in the Indianapolis community. Before leading her current company, Heather was a sixth-grade teacher. True to this day, being a teacher is at the core of who she is and how she leads. She’s spent a lot of her career focusing on two things: growing her [...]