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Bill Bean
Works at Deep Ripples
Attended Western Kentucky University
Lives in Indianapolis, IN
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Consulting
Employment
  • Deep Ripples
    Director of Funkiness Regulation, 2011 - present
  • Big Help Consulting
    Chief Helper, 2009 - present
  • U.S. Army
    02November, 1987 - 1990
    Piano player for the 74th Army Band at Ft. Benjamin Harrison.
  • Nels Ackerson for Congress
  • Starbucks
    Barista
  • Eagle Church
    Pastor, 1992 - 2000
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Indianapolis, IN
Previously
Bowling Green, KY - Virginia Beach, VA - Nashville, TN - Morgantown, KY
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Introduction
Strategic thinking, leadership, and problem solving are strong suits.  Working with a team or alongside another leader to take an organization to the next level is where I work best.  Being the solo super entrepreneur has never appealed to me.

Throughout my career the main thing has been relationship building.  I like taking care of people whether they're a customer, a client, or a teammate.  I love finding ways to be truly helpful.

Public speaking, small group instruction, event planning, writing, and customer service are all areas I have extensive experience with as a result of my unique background.  Being a quick learner and reader allows me to take on new challenges effectively.

Currently, I am applying my skills and experience to help businesses leverage their online marketing and overall web presence.  There is so much available to small business owners at such low cost.  Most often they are simply too busy to educate themselves.  They need someone with wisdom and some basic business sense, that they can trust, to help them get started.  This new work has been very satisfying. It has allowed me a way to be truly helpful and work at becoming that trusted advisor.

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Former pastor, Army musician, and barista turned internet marketing consultant. Operating out of Indianapolis. I'm just a Bill.

Grew up in southern Kentucky.  After a couple of years in college (Western Kentucky University) I married and joined the Army.  I spent three years as a piano player in the Army Band.  Following that I spent more than 15 years as a pastor and church musician.  Additionally, I've worked for McDonalds and Starbucks, sold pianos and keyboards, managed a baseball card shop, worked as a buyer in a bookstore, started my own book selling business, and worked on a political campaign.

Bragging rights
The two most awesome daughters in the world.
Education
  • Western Kentucky University
  • U.S. Army School of Music
    1988
  • Butler County High School
    Music
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"...because I’d rather live in a society where we err on the side of too much forgiveness than not enough."

Amen.
Would you rather live in Robert Downey Jr.’s world of ‘do unto others,’ or The New Yorker’s, where any weakness is an excuse to write people off forever?
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Craft beer economics and stuff.
 
Worth the read.
Today I'd like to share a post from a good friend and beer lover Cam Harris. Cam is the organizer of a great beer group in the Cincinnati area I'm happy to
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Blogging is hard. More precisely, successful blogging is hard.
Never don't give up!

h/t +Mike Blumenthal 
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One of the best ever!
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ZMOT becomes many little MOTs.

"...in these micro-moments you are present or hidden, engaging or disingenuous, helpful or inconvenient. Customers expect answers and direction their way, in the right time, on the device and in the channel they are using."
 
Remember Google's Zero Moment of Truth ‪#‎ZMOT‬? Introducing ‪#‎MicroMoments‬ and a new way to think about digital marketing/advertising
This article is by Brian Solis, principal analyst at Altimeter Group. Remember Google’s Zero Moment of Truth--that moment when a consumer began his or her digital journey through search and next steps were defined by what made the list? Well, Google just shared research about micro-moments, new consumer behavior for marketers to [...]
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Yep, either you're ready for the conversation or you're not. A realtime, global "Genius Bar," you might say.
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Crystal clear.
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I think we can learn from this.
Two siblings struggle to preserve their relationship, even as they find themselves on opposite sides of the debate.
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Search engine use on mobile has surpassed that of desktop. Apple seems to be serious about it's own search engine. Lots of people have Apple devices.

Is Apple the first real challenger to Google's supremacy?
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I really want a pair of these Duluth Wild Boar mocs. Unfortunately, no size 15's. Tragic. I know.

I emailed the company to let them know of my misfortune (re: big feet) and disappointment that they cut off their sizes somewhere around the time I turned 13. In less than 6 hours I had a response...AND...a link to someone else's website that has a similar shoe in my size. 

Well done +Duluth Trading Company !  Keep up the good work.

I'll be finding a way to spend money with this company. 

#customerservice   #hero  
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+Jason Bean this made me think of you. Not that I think you're a YoYo.
The modern version of the toy is practically unrecognizable, an Object Lesson.
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St. Patrick's Day playlist. Which should I go with?

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DropKick Murphys
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Chieftains
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Clannaud
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U2
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Thanks to both voters. I went with Clannad, but did put DM and U2 in the jukebox later.
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Kyle was great! Friendly, professional and helpful the whole time. I'll call them the next time too.
Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
These guys did great work restoring cedar trunk. My wife couldn't be happier and is so glad to have her grandmother's trunk back to the way she remembered it as a child.
Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
It's a cute little place. Was hoping to sit in their "outside" area, but the weather didn't cooperate. Probably a decent place to be a regular, if you live in the area or like the Steelers. Food and service was "meh" Not much of a tap selection. TV's were big & plentiful, so not a bad place to meet the gang for a game. Doubtful we'll go back with so many other options.
Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
Many thanks to Big John and Isaiah. These guys were great! Showed up on time and took extra care with my stuff (military guys know how to pay attention to details). I will have no hesitation recommending to friends & family.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
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Chef Dan's catered our outdoor wedding party. It was perfect! Allison was very easy to work with putting together the menu and logistics. Price was reasonable. Food was great. Everyone at the event had nothing but good things to say. I would use them again, and am looking forward to getting a chicken sandwich next time I see the truck.
Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
Spent a few hours hanging out here with my wife. We were really glad we found this place, just off the main drag in Nashville. Food was fantastic! Fried morel mushrooms (picked locally) were amazing. Hopefully, they'll be on the menu when you visit. Our service was good. Live music the night we were there was an acoustic jazz trio (not bad). Crowd was older. Not likely to get rowdy as they only serve beer and wine, selections of both are good. Highly recommend!
Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
This was the 4th or 5th time I've used them, from oil changes to brake work. They haven't been perfect, but who is? It's been very convenient having a mechanic come to me rather than waiting at a shop or the whole drop-off scenario. I'm happy with the work they've done and I trust John. I'll use them again.
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