Category Personal Development

How To Get a Job in Sports

Happy 2015! I didn’t realize how long it’s been since I last posted on Bill’s Sports Business Blog and I apologize to you, my readers. Right about the time I stopped posting, was also the time things at my last sports business job got crazy. A couple people in my office ended up leaving for […]

Seattle Sports Networking Night

In partnership with Russell Scibetti’s “The Business of Sports,” I have organized a Seattle Sports Networking Night for sports business professionals in the Greater Seattle and Puget Sound area. Please register here and join us on Monday, March 24th from 6pm-9pm at Henry’s Tavern located across the street from Safeco Field on 1st Ave. Registration […]

The 100th Post

Today is my 100th post! Hooray! I started this blog in June of 2012 as a way to start a discussion about sports business from the perspective of someone relatively new in the field, but certainly not fresh. Including the time I spent in college, I’ve worked in sports business for 10 years now (7 […]

The Concept of the Drip

I’ve been writing this blog on a daily basis since about the beginning of October on topics relating to sports business and hope you have found what I have written useful. Although I was writing fairly long posts at the beginning of last month, I must admit that it has become quite difficult to come […]

Goals for Bill’s Sports Business Blog

The purpose and goals of Bill’s Sports Business Blog are these: – An intellectual journey into the world of sports business – Tactics and strategy to get work done and to do better work – To provide value, motivation, and insight for readers of Bill’s Sports Business Blog These are the goals I will pursue […]

On Keeping Tabs and Personal Growth

If you don’t already, you should be keeping tabs on the people doing your job or similar jobs outside of your current sector. I work in sports, so I follow other people in technical, marketing and development roles in others areas of business, such as consumer packaged goods (CPG), logistics and freight forwarding/management, various marketing […]

Mission, Vision, Values, Goals

I believe that mission, vision, values and goals are critical to the success of an organization. The day-to-day procedures are important, but ought not to be without a compass of direction and end goals. Even if those end goals are lofty and years ahead of where you are now, your organization will be feel lost […]

Why You Should Join a Professional Association

Have you ever thought of joining a professional association/body/organization? What made you think of doing that? Did you join? Most of these organizations do come with some sort of price tag, so maybe you decided not to because of the financial cost or time commitment involved with signing up and driving out to the meetings […]

Seattle Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon

Well, here goes nothin’! My wife and I just signed up for the Seattle Rock ‘n’ Roll half marathon! We’ve been tossing around the idea of doing something big like this for a while and actually decided we were going to do it back in January while on a snowshoeing adventure in the mountains. This […]

Looking into the Fog

So as I was on my way to work this morning it was very foggy near my home. Now if you’ve ever driven in fog, especially at night or just before dawn, you know how difficult it can be to see what’s ahead of you. You also know that turning on your high beams is […]