posted Jeff Zarling on 30 January 2017
I recently spent time with someone I’ve known for over twenty years due to the passing of a mutual friend. During our reminiscing and catching up, he commented on my business. “I could not have done what you have done,” he expressed. “I couldn’t take those kinds of risks.” It’s a topic that comes up often as I visit with business owners, want-to-be business owners, and people who look at business development and wonder how some could take such risks. The idea of investing time and capital into buildings and equipment and managing people, production, accounting and customers with the need to keep it all financially liable can be overwhelming.
posted Jeff Zarling on 16 January 2017
Standing in her wedding dress at 1:00 a.m. tearing down the décor that hung witness to her memorable day, a stark thought filled her mind – “Someone else needs to be doing this for the bride.”
posted Jeff Zarling on 3 January 2017
Ten years ago as part of a marketing planning process in our business, I surveyed a number of our key clients as to why they chose to continue to do business with DAWA. While trusting us to deliver value in our areas of expertise such as website development and marketing solutions was a key component, another theme emerged that I had not considered – passion.
posted Jeff Zarling on 19 December 2016
Concrete contractor MAA Construction traded in their hotel reward points and traveling work schedule for a home in the Bakken and the comfort of a familiar pillow each night. The company is going on their sixth year of building their business in the Williston Basin.
posted DAWA on 6 December 2016
Entertainment Inc! is Williston’s local non-profit arts organization, bringing quality music and theatre to the area since 1981. Each year they bring a full season of plays, musicals, and special events to the community, and do so primarily through the work of volunteers both onstage and off.
posted DAWA on 21 November 2016
The Williston Petroleum Banquet is an annual celebration of the oil and gas industry in the Williston Basin. Produced by the Williston Basin Chapter of the API (Williston API) for five years running, the banquet features dinner, entertainment, a special keynote address, the Williston API Achievement Awards and networking with industry participants and community leaders.
posted DAWA on 14 November 2016
Each fall, CHI St. Alexius Health - Williston Medical Foundation holds their annual Charity Ball to raise funds for the medical center. Thanks to the generosity of past contributions, the foundation has been able to fund numerous projects, including a Hospice Vehicle, EKG Machine, Blood Pressure Machines, a Nurse Call System, and so much more.
posted Jeff Zarling on 1 November 2016
Business Bitz is a series of company profiles and business topics designed for current and aspiring entrepreneurs, small business owners and managers. It is a chance to acknowledge, encourage and support the people that contribute to our economic prosperity and encourage a dialog about entrepreneurship and business development in the region.