Meetings – some love them, some hate them; some want them short, others want them lengthy. Truly, the length and breadth of a meeting is not as important as its objective. In 1896, when the idea of meetings was established, it was prompted by the need to share information among schools. Today, this concept remains the same.

With Planned Growth, our monthly meetings are a chance for us to share information with hopes for a reciprocal effort from our clients. This is part of a marketing strategy, as our Client Service Manager Brenden follows a specific agenda that includes: Continue reading Growing and Succeeding with our Monthly Overview Meetings


Planned Growth has a new addition to its force. He is Brenden Hojara, our new Client Service Manager, who is “really excited to be working with Planned Growth.” Brenden has big plans, which mainly include helping you turn your dreams into actionable initiatives.

Today, a service-focused business is incomplete without that one person who takes charge in working closely with clients. It isn’t an easy job but it is one of the most rewarding because the client service manager can observe clients’ dreams coming into fruition.

Planned Growth has innovatively mastered the integration of key elements in Internet marketing and standing guard over the implementation of this working model. There are numerous benefits of having Brenden work with you, as you will see below: Continue reading The Value of a Great Client Service Manager to Your Business

New ReportsPlanned Growth has a new report system! Not to worry – it’s not very different from the previous one, but new features include the following:

  • An easier-to-read format.
  • Simpler tables and graphs.
  • Quick data find.
  • Less words, more graphics.

Let’s Start with the Changes in the Time Sheets

The old format has been revamped to make it less crowded. Some of the significant changes include: Continue reading A New Beginning, A New Report System


Last month Google began blocking web ads using Adobe Flash, favoring HTML5 ads instead. Their objective has been to improve user experience with faster load times and less battery consumption. Apple did this as well on their non-desktop devices for the same reasons. Now, if a user wants to see the ad, the user must manually click the ad to view it.

Expect more of this kind of service to occur, as ad blocking has actually begun trending. In fact, Google Chrome started the trend in 2014 with ad-blocking apps to attract more users – and they were successful with a 96% growth in users. In 2014, there was a 70% year-over-year growth for all ad blockers, as Amazon and Firefox also jumped and decided to block Flash. In fairness to Google, they did provide tools for advertisers to use to translate ads to HTML5. Continue reading Google Chrome Favors HTML5 over Flash Web Ads