Mission, vision and values – defined

Recently, we went through a process to formalize our mission, vision and values. In fact, it was the first time we’ve actually written these things down. Throughout the history of McNary Marketing and Design, we’ve always had goals and direction informed by Joshua’s experience, expertise, and desire to build a business that complements the life of the […]

Dev/Iowa: Just What An Entrepreneur Needs

On Wednesday, July 9, 2014 I was asked to come and address a classroom of aspiring developers at Dev/Iowa, presented by the University of Iowa John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center. The students have heard from a number of professionals in the software/web development arena this summer, so my talk took a look at the "business" side of the [...]

Learning to trust, collaborate, be authentic, believe, & do at EntreFEST

Thanks to Bart Schmitz (@bschmitz14) for snapping this photo of me presenting "Taking Your Email Inbox From Ridiculous To Inbox Zero" on Thursday of EntreFEST. Download the slides of that talk. Last week in Iowa City, EntreFEST 2014 entertained around 500 entrepreneurs, business people, and community members who shared an interest in innovative business ideas [...]

Don’t Miss EntreFEST Next Week & Learn Inbox Zero From Me

Next week on May 14-16, 2014, you'll want to make plans to attend Iowa's entrepreneurial and business innovation mecca, EntreFEST 2014 in Iowa City, Iowa. This year's program is again produced by my friends Amanda West and Andy Stoll (both of Seed Here Studio). Andy has been quoted stating EntreFEST as "If #SXSW had a half-brother in Iowa." If EntreFEST lives [...]

Make Your WordPress Install 
More Secure: Slide Edition

I wrote a well received article regarding "Make Your WordPress Install 
More Secure" early this year, but last week I revisited the topic with the local WordPress Meetup group I helped to co-found. I thought some might find it useful in this format. Enjoy and let me know if you have questions! Make Your WordPress [...]

Take the Leap, a Step-by-Step Process Wrapup

On March 26, 2014, I presented to a room full of entrepreneurial souls interested in my story from my corporate position to self-employment. The event was part of Vault Co-working's Startup School. This was a great chance for me take a moment, consider how and why I had come to my current place in life, and [...]

Join me for Taking The Leap & WordPress Security talks this Wednesday!

On March 26, 2014 I'll be presenting two - yes count them two -  free talks sharing a bit of my knowledge on entrepreneurialism and web development.  You still have time to join me and my fellow Creative Corridorians at the events (see signups/info below). Vault Startup School: Lunch w/ Joshua McNary [Beta]: Take the Leap, [...]

Join me at Startup Weekend Cedar Rapids this weekend!

Have you heard about Startup Weekend Cedar Rapids this weekend? I am participating and you should as well! Startup Weekend is a grassroots movement of entrepreneurs learning the basics of founding startups & launching ventures. Come to the Cedar Rapids edition on February to March 2 to share ideas, form teams, & launch startups. Be part of […]

Marketing, Sales, & Productivity: Presentation Double Dip

Image above via Nick Palatiello and @MAPPSorg. Last week at the 2014 MAPPS Winter Conference at the beautiful Lodge at Torrey Pines along the Pacific Ocean, I had the honor to present two talks to the leaders of numerous geospatial mapping firms.  I was pleased to attend and represent my friends at Aerial Services. It was [...]

My New Direction & Dream: Your Marketing Technologist

"All our dreams can come true — if we have the courage to pursue them." — Walt Disney I'm excited to tell you that I’m following a new dream. I've changed my role at Aerial Services and am moving on to expand my own business — McNary Marketing & Design LLC. While I will continue working with Aerial Services [...]