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Inc. 5000 list - Accord Group

Accord Group named on the 2018 Inc. 5000 list

Aug 21, 2018

There are currently about 27.9 million* businesses in the United States. On August 15th, 2018, Inc. magazine released their list of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the country. We’re proud to say Accord Group is honored to be included on the list! Accord Group ranked #3254 nationally and #22 in the Kansas City, MO-KS…

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Entrepreneur of the Year Awards Gala

Dustin Doll named Ernst & Young 2018 Entrepreneur of the Year Regional Finalist

Jun 21, 2018

We are proud to announce that Dustin Doll, our CEO and fearless leader, was named a 2018 Entrepreneur of the Year® regional finalist. The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses, their employees and their…

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‘Why do my habits suck?’: 3 steps to make them better

Apr 23, 2018

Aristotle once said, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” A little more recently, Tony Robbins said, “It’s not what you know, it’s what you do consistently.” These are two of my favorite quotes about habits. If I had to sum up everything I know about habits,…

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‘Why am I not learning anything?’: 5 tips for becoming a better learner

Mar 14, 2018

Maybe you’ve been in the same job for a few years. You’re doing fine in the position that you have, but you’re not really doing anything new or different from when you started. Maybe you’re sitting in a college classroom, completely detached and checked-out of the conversation. Perhaps you don’t see the point of what’s…

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Accord Group joins forces with Habitat for Humanity

Feb 7, 2018

The Golden Rule is pretty simple: Treat others the way you want to be treated. It’s one of the four values that we try to live by every day. Last August, Dustin, a project manager from one of our offices in Virginia, had the opportunity to do just that. Thanks to his initiative, we were…

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3 ways to stop setting bad goals right now

Jan 10, 2018

We’re all guilty of setting bad goals. Goal-setting isn’t a simple task, and it’s easy to get frustrated, throw your hands up and walk away. The typical advice-column approach to goal-setting can leave us feeling empty-handed: we set goals that aren’t particularly meaningful, our success is based on factors out of our control, and we’re…

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Stewardship: With great power comes great responsibility

Dec 4, 2017

Stop what you’re doing. Breathe in, breathe out. Now think about this: Your next breath is not guaranteed. That could have been your last one. If it wasn’t, keep reading. So much is out of our control. For example: I am the CEO and owner of Accord Group. I can look at all sorts of…

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You can’t download gratitude

Nov 17, 2017

People are made of two things: Hardware and software. Let me explain. Your hardware is your character. It’s your personality and your work ethic. It’s how you make decisions and treat other people. Software, on the other hand, represents your skills. You can “download” software to learn something new. You can seek out “updates” to…

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Two things that will kill your business growth

Oct 23, 2017

If there’s anything that I’ve learned in my 15 years in the business world, it’s this: Nothing can kill a business’s growth faster than out of control egos and greed. An unhealthy ego looks like a typical know-it-all: They don’t listen to the opinions of others, don’t try to learn, and don’t take ownership. They…

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