Saturday, July 26, 2014

New Video On Entrepreneurial Mind

I recently had the privilege of being a guest on Dr Jeff Cornwall's show the Entrepreneurial Mind.  We discussed Arciplex LLC my new company and how it has evolved so much over the last few years.  We also got to talk about my recent epiphany about corporate culture and how it really changed the way I look at my business every day.  A big thanks to Dr. C for having me on.
If you want to see the video check it out here.
Tom Haarlander Entrepreneurial Mind 

Monday, June 30, 2014

Arcifit Challenge

Research has shown that your physical and mental health may be fundamentally connected. “Good nutrition in all its forms—from food and sleep to exercise and daylight—will help our mind-body system thrive profoundly,” writes therapist Nick Baylis in his book The Rough Guide to Happiness.  Arcifit supports morale, collaboration and teamwork. Being enrolled in Arcifit is like being on a team. Each teammate is rooting for your success and sharing strategies and tips to help you reach your fitness goals.   I'm proud to work at a company like Arciplex that prioritizes wellness and employee health.
To learn more about the Arcifit Challenge and the ways that Arciplex is taking employee wellness seriously check this post out.  

Saturday, April 26, 2014

A Day In The life Of An Entrepreneur

I often get asked what it's like being an entrepreneur and not having a "boss."  People seem to think that running a business means taking days off whenever you want and showing up to work later then everyone else.  Maybe it's like that for some people that certainly has never been my experience.  For me it's usually meant more stress, fewer days off, longer hours and it's not even always glory fame and riches waiting at the end of the road.  That being said, I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world.  Here is a fun look at a day in the life that a student at Belmont interviewed me for.

Hope you enjoy.

Friday, April 18, 2014

I Work With Talented Friends

I work with very talented individuals and I'm blessed to also call them friends.  I wanted to take a minute and share my good friend Mike's site.  Mike is our in house design and branding genius.  He can take ordinary brands and make them extraordinary.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Corporate Fitness Challenges

I've been doing a lot of reading lately on corporate fitness plans.  Personally I've been really trying to get myself into a consistent workout routine and I think it will be huge for my whole company.  Not only can a fitness plan serve as a moral booster and team builder, but I think it can strengthen leaders and also deepen relationships.  Being vulnerable in a workout group and sharing weaknesses while encouraging each other builds trust and healthy working relationships.  Stay tuned to see what we come up with at Arciplex, but in the meantime here's some programs that I've been considering.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

The 8 Best Industries for Starting a Business

I love dreaming up new business idea's.  I've definitely got my hands full with the work i'm currently doing, but there is something refreshing about getting out side of the box and letting your mind explore and work through ideas.  This list really got me thinking about some fun ideas.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Customer Development

Reading is one of the most important things that you can do as an entrepreneur.  I try to stay current by not only reading books, but also by keeping up with some of the great minds in the industry.  Two of my favorite thought leaders in the entrepreneurship world are Steve Blank & Jeff Cornwall.
If your looking for some awesome tools to help you on this entrepreneurial journey start by checking this list out.

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