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Julie (Cosich) Collins STUCK

STUCK Advisor Grows Businesses by 30% Annually


Growth-Oriented Results. We asked our newest Certified STUCK Advisor, Julie Cosich Collins, how she impacts businesses. She responded right away “On average, I have contributed to the annual revenue growth of different businesses by over 30%. Julie Cosich Collins How does she do this? Julie has worked cross-departmentally to develop teams, incorporate Lean, create results-oriented marketing strategies, and onboard (and retain!) customers. She breaks down the silos and brings value to multiple areas of business to sustain its growth. Now, she wants to use her diverse skillset to help more businesses grow. Julie owns KnotMagic, a business development firm, that…

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April 06, 2020
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Business Perseverance During Challenging Times


Times like these bring some of the most unique changes we will see in businesses. The dotcom age, 9/11, and the economic reform of 2008 were major moments of regrouping, changing, and coming out more positive in the end. Now more than ever, leadership is very essential for unifying businesses, especially as we face a moral debate of the COVID-19 epidemic. I handled 2001 differently than I should have for my company. However, I learned from my mistakes and ended up leading us through the 2008 crisis more effectively. We ended up coming out stronger than ever as a business!…

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March 26, 2020

This Essential Step in Strategic Planning Can Be Overlooked


It’s strategic planning season again! While you envision to make 2020 you best year ever, don’t forget a couple essential exercises to your planning. These two smaller steps are not commonly done by businesses, but they can be argued as most essential! Please use this article as a step-by-step guide to easily implementing these steps. Step 1: Engage select staff beyond your leadership team in your strategic planning. It’s easy to do this. The following ways are different parts of strategic planning that they should be involved in. First, have them contribute to the SWOT you create. Your staff knows…

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December 11, 2019

How to Give Yourself More Time


Early in my career I really struggled with managing my time.  There simply was never enough time in the day for me to help in all the areas that needed it. —or that I thought needed it.     I was the CEO and co-founder of a growing aerospace business called EMTEQ. My day would consist of checking over 200 emails, returning phone calls, and working through a task list that never ended. Some of these tasks consisted of handling the day to day management to make sure things got done, problems got solved, and that all stakeholders were taken care of.   Sound…

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October 21, 2019
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Growing STUCK-Owned Company Helps Thousands of Animals Each Year


In August 2019, STUCK-owned business, MediVet Biologics, packed up their facility and moved to a new location just outside of Lexington, Kentucky. Their new location will be able to accommodate for their growing business. They offer regenerative medicine to treat cancer, ligament, and joint issues for our pets. The leaders and staff will take advantage of this new space to focus on innovation and expanding their solutions. MediVet offers their medicine to veterinarians to use with patients. The regenerative medicine provider has veterinarians using their products in all fifty states.  Case studies, success stories and pictures of these pets can…

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September 17, 2019
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How to Make More Time to Work “On” Your Business


Business coaches will typically tell owners that they should work more “on” their business instead of “in” it. As businesses grow, the major limiting factor becomes the leader’s bandwidth and ability to do this. Eventually, they can no longer do the heavily lifting on their own. In order to overcome this, we promote the idea of creating a “culture of growth” within the organization. This culture comes alive when staff is engaged with driving growth. However, this idea is abstract in nature. Here is a simple guide that breaks down this idea into mechanical steps that create habits necessary to…

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July 23, 2019
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How this STUCK Advisor Bridges “The Gap” in Business


Not many people can say they helped businesses strategically save millions each year, have experience working within multiple industries, and have collaborated between all areas of a business. This is just part of the reason we decided to certify our newest advisor Allison Orlovsky. She will use STUCK’s tools to compliment her existing growth strategies that she provides to small and midsized businesses. Allison's services stem from experience in driving businesses growth while developing their people. She is a successful finance professional with over 20 years of experience in corporate finance. Allison has worked in companies as small as 60…

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July 09, 2019
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STUCK Facilitated Group Business Planning Session


On Friday, June 7th, 14 businesses came to the recently-opened Lubar Entrepreneurship Center to breakthrough to the next step of their growth journey. This session was called “Day Zero” and was part of Scale Up Milwaukee's Growth Accelerator program. This program teaches business owners and leaders the essential skills for scaling businesses. STUCK Inc. Co-founder, Paul Schulls, speaking to members of the 6th Co-hort of Scale Up Milwaukee's Growth Accelerator program about single-page business plan creation. Day Zero included business assessments, strategic planning, Single-Page business plan creation, and a mission and vision statement workshop. The co-hort was also introduced to…

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June 20, 2019
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