Saturday, June 29, 2024

Become a great strategic thinker | Ian Bremmer

Your mind is a software program. Here’s how to update it, explained by global political expert Ian Bremmer.

Ryan Stone @ 707-480-0959 /or
Terry Minion @ 707-434-9967

Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Types of Businesses We Have Served

We serve an ever-widening arena of types of businesses. 
See the extensive list below:

Alternative Fuels Consortium
Alzheimer & Dementia Care
Archery Shop
Artistic Adventures Abroad
Auto Body Shop
Auto Dealer
Auto Financing Group
Auto Repair Facility
Auto Salesperson
Automation & Control Technology
Baseball Training Center
Bathroom Remodeling
Bible College & Seminary
Bicycle Shop
Boat Racing, Design & Repairs
Book Publisher
Bookkeeping and Payroll
Bowling Alley
Business Consulting
Business District Group
Business Introductions
Business Networking Group
Business to Business Marketing
Business Ecosystem Strategists
Car & Truck Accessories
Carpet Cleaning
Cemetery Services
College Educational Foundation
College Student
Commercial Truck Consulting
Commercial Truck Dealer
Concrete Cutting
Concrete Grinding
Consignment Shop
Construction Contractor
Contractor Group Alliance
Country Retreat & Spa
County Fair/Event Center
Court Reporting Services
CPAP/Sleep Apnea Consultant
Cupcake & Dessert Bakery
Day Porter Services
Deceased Remembrance Site
Designated Driver Wine Tour Service
Developmentally Disabled Non-Profit
Disadvantaged Youth Training
Doctor Training
Dog & Cat Teeth Cleaning
Drywall Tool Rentals
eBay Store
Education (Tutoring)
Electrical Industry Search Engine
Electric & Power Distribution
Electrician & Electrical Services
Elevator Repair and Service
Emergency Restoration Services
Employment Development Organization
Energy Management Consultant
Event Marketing
Event Rentals
Event Staffing
Environmental Technologies
Eye Doctor and Surgeon
Face and Body Spa
Family and Children's Services
Family Law Association Foundation
Fencing Contractor
Fitness Center
Flooring Center
Florist and Gifts
Food Safety Education
Forklift Sales, Service & Rental
Funeral Services
Furniture Store
Gift Shop & Tobacconist
Glass Company
Government Reentry Services
Green Energy Contractors
Hair Salon
Health & Fitness
Health Products
Health & Welfare Support
Hearing Aid Services
Heating & A/C Contactor
Homeless Transition & Assistance
Home & Business Security
Home & Garden Show
Independent Insurance Agency
Independent Scentsy Business
Internet Technology (IT) Solutions
Janitorial Services
Just In Time Inventory Management
Karate Dojo
Kitchen Remodeling & Refinishing
Landscape Supply
Landscaping Contractor
Law Firm
Lean Manufacturing Consulting
Lending Services Consultant
Liquid & Vapor Leak Detection
Literary Agent
Litigation Support Services
Logistics Services
Mailing List Broker
Management Consultant
Martial Arts Training
Massage Therapy
Meal Replacement
Medical Trauma Training
Metal Fabrication
Mobile Truck RepairMortgage Broker
Mortuary Services
Motorcycle Repair & Service
Multi-Level Marketing
Musical Artist
Music Bands
Music Instruction
Music Store & Teaching Academy
Multi-Level Marketing Business
Non-Profit Organizations
Nurse Training
Nutrition Store
Overhead Door Company
Overfill Prevention Systems
Paralegal Document Service
Painting Contractor
Patient Advocacy Consultants
Pest Control
Petrochemical Services
Philanthropic Organization
Physical Therapy Specialist
Plumbing Contractor
Pool Service
Powder Coating
Real Estate Salesperson
Recreation Center
Regulatory Software Services
Rescue Mission
Restaurant (Bar & Grill)
Restaurant (Fast Food)
Restaurant (Fine Dining)
Restaurant (Italian)
Roofing Company
Sales Training Consultant
Search & Recruitment Services
Self-Storage Facility
Skin Care
Societal Reentry Services
Software Development
Solar Energy Sales
Solar Panel Cleaning & Maintenance
Spray Tan Mobile Service
Static Ground Monitoring
Statistical Information Systems
Stone & Tile Dealer
Tax & Accounting Services
Theatre For the Arts
Towing Services
Trauma Surgical Training
Travel Promotion
Tree Service
Truck Dealer
Truck Body Manufacturer
Truck Body Upfitter
Truck Clubs
Truck Rack Manufacturer
Truck Repair & Parts
Truck Transportation Center
T-Shirt & Apparel Design Co.
Vehicle Transporter
Weight Loss For Teens
Wine & Liquor Store
Wine Tour Service
Writing, Editing & Author Services
Yogurt Shop
Youth Job & Life Skills Training

Ryan Stone @ 707-480-0959 /or
Terry Minion @ 707-434-9967

Sunday, June 23, 2024

What Does the Trend Setter Package Include?

  • Professional Website
  • Blog & Regular Blog Posting
  • Limited Social Media Posting & Management
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Linkedin
  • Personalized Email Newsletter
  • Video & YouTube Channel
  • Marketing & Business Consulting


Ryan Stone @ 707-480-0959 /or
Terry Minion @ 707-434-9967

Thursday, June 20, 2024

How to Get People to Listen to You | The Harvard Business Review Guide

Being heard at work has less to do with volume than strategy. And in the workplace, it'll have a huge impact on whether you’re seen as competent, get credit for the work you do, and are able to get your job done. Here are a bunch of practical tips to improve your chances of being heard at work without having to yell.

Ryan Stone @ 707-480-0959 /or
Terry Minion @ 707-434-9967

Sunday, June 16, 2024

Friday, June 14, 2024

Trend Setter

Our Trend Setter Package is unique in that it offers even the smallest businesses the marketing power of a much larger business. We do this by combining all of our services into one low cost monthly package, which ensures your Internet properties are updated regularly every month.

Think of it this way; You open a business and want some customers. So, you put out a sign. Then, you want some more business. So, you put out a sign down the street, then two streets over, then out on the freeway, and pretty soon you have them all over town. People now know about you even if they have never been in your store or used your services.

This is exactly what we do for you via the Internet. Beginning with a website, we add a blog, a monthly (or more often for some businesses) email newsletter, social networking in Facebook, Twitter, Linked-in. Next we add a YouTube channel and video is included. We help you get found. Last is our own consulting to help you get the best of our services and more.

We do this in a systematic way, which allows us to keep the cost low. Now, virtually every business can afford to look like a much larger business.

Each business is different. Give us a call to talk about your specific business. We will let you know how little it takes to get started right away.


Ryan Stone @ 707-480-0959 /or
Terry Minion @ 707-434-9967

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

A Plan Is Not a Strategy

A comprehensive plan—with goals, initiatives, and budgets–is comforting. But starting with a plan is a terrible way to make strategy. Roger Martin, former dean of the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto and one of the world’s leading thinkers on strategy, says developing strategy means going outside an organization’s comfort zone and escaping the common traps of strategic planning.

Ryan Stone @ 707-480-0959 /or
Terry Minion @ 707-434-9967

Saturday, June 8, 2024


Commercial Truck Success, The Book

Building or Rebuilding an Effective, Successful,
and Profitable Commercial Truck Operation
within a Retail Auto Dealership
First edition published Feb 2012.

2nd Edition (2016)

For more information about us and what we do, visit our website.

Ryan Stone 
p: 707-480-0959

Terry Minion
p: 707-434-9967

Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Meet Us .. Hello, I'm Ryan.

Hello, I'm Ryan Stone, partner of Upward Trends.

p: 707-480-0959
Internet Marketing
Consulting | Sales Management

Sunday, June 2, 2024

Use Strategic Thinking to Create the Life You Want

Seven questions can clarify what really matters to you and help you build your own life strategy, according to BCG’s Rainer Strack. 

Ryan Stone @ 707-480-0959 /or
Terry Minion @ 707-434-9967