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Energetek’s weekly blog on business tips, becoming & staying a successful entrepreneur, and everything else to get you through your work week.

1612, 2019

What College Grads Actually Want out of a Workplace

December 16th, 2019|Guest Blogger, Interview, Just For Fun|

Energetek asks a future graduate to shed light on what this upcoming graduating class is looking for in a workplace. As my graduation day is growing nearer, I can’t help but think of this upcoming chapter of my life as enchanting. There are many opportunities left to be sought [...]

212, 2019

Bookworms Beware: Kristin’s Winter Reading List

December 2nd, 2019|Just For Fun|

It’s that time of the year where all you want to do is curl up with some hot chocolate and a good book. If you’re like me, you like to read a mix of different genres. I might choose a business strategy book, a fiction an autobiography. And sometimes [...]

2511, 2019

Is Your Business Adding Good or Bad Competition?

November 25th, 2019|Business Owner, Business Tips|

The Two Sides of Every Industry Competition creates business and forces you to think outside the box, be on your toes, and offer (hopefully) a better product/service to the consumer. If you want to beat competition and grow your client base at the same time, there is a [...]

1811, 2019

Long Term Relationships: Why Successful Sales Take Time

November 18th, 2019|Just For Fun|

This is more of a vent session than an article but I digress. Recently I have run into some unsavory sales people in the field. Actually, I personally haven’t had interactions with these people, my clients have. Which is worse. As a person that works in sales, energy sales [...]

1111, 2019

The Business Ideas You Can Ignore

November 11th, 2019|Business Owner, Business Tips|

I Passed on an Opportunity & Learned a Valuable Lesson How much opportunity is too much opportunity? Before you think I'm saying not to "go for it" and take a little risk to win a lot of gain, you have to separate real opportunity from distractions. In business [...]

411, 2019

Musical Chairs: How Your Position at the Table Influences the Meeting

November 4th, 2019|Business Owner, Business Tips|

Location. Location. Location.  How many times have you walked into a meeting, taken a look at the ominous empty chairs around the conference table and thought to yourself, “Where the f**k am I supposed to sit?” Nothing like a moment like this to take you right back to middle [...]

2810, 2019

Business Leaders Share Organization Tips

October 28th, 2019|Business Tips, Interview|

Different Work but Same Successful Mentality What takes you to the top? I spoke to four people in my business network to get the scoop on what keeps their day in order. I believe that organization is key to being and staying successful. The more you climb the [...]

2110, 2019

From Buggies to Balers: How S.D. Richman Scraps Philly

October 21st, 2019|Interview, Local Business, Manufacturing, Philly|

“It’s slightly ironic that the best view of the city is located at the top of a scrapyard” says Lenny Richman, the 5th generation of S.D. Richman Sons. And let me tell “you’s guys”, he ain’t lying. Located in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia, S.D. Richman Sons prides [...]

1410, 2019

Year-End Review for Business Owners

October 14th, 2019|Business Owner, Business Tips, Local Business|

So How Did You Do? Q4 has just begun and it's time to start looking back and planning ahead. Doing a year-end reflection and evaluation is essential to every business owner, but also important for individual progress. Kristin (my business partner) and I are about to embark on [...]

710, 2019

There’s Something Neat About Neatsfoot Oil

October 7th, 2019|Business Owner, Interview, Local Business, Philly|

If you ever find yourself on East Ontario street along the 95 corridor in Port Richmond, Philadelphia you’re probably lost… or looking for scrap metal. But on the rare occurrence that you are neither of those things, you have actually stumbled upon a piece of history. You see, tucked [...]

1009, 2019

Are Family Owned Manufacturing Companies a Dying Breed? 

September 10th, 2019|Business Owner, Interview, Local Business, Philly|

Energetek's interview with Service Die Cutting & Packaging shows the contrary If you follow us on social media or work with us in any capacity, you know we have a very niche market. The majority of our clientele are manufacturers in the industrial space. The most interesting part [...]