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There are limits to how much anyone can overcome, but where are they?

I was speaking with someone recently who had a unique perspective on the subject of futility. This person works a lot with the government and he enlightened me with his tongue in cheek theory of what fighting with the government is like.

When you wrestle a pig there are two certainties:


We have run variations of this article through the years because it’s something all of us could stand to hear on a regular basis. For those not old enough to remember, "Can Do" was a popular 50's expression that articulated an entire nation's conviction that an individual’s will is pretty much all that’s needed to overcome life’s challenges. More than a cliché, "Can Do" is a statement of expectation. Expectation that you can rely on what I say and that I will do what needs to be done. Was life really so simple in times past? Isn’t it sad how we have lost the expectation that anything is possible if we want it enough and are willing to work hard enough? An important concept to keep in mind concerning this positive attitude is that what’s true of the whole is not necessarily true of the specific, i.e., you can control your own little world and let everyone else do their own thing. That’s important because good times or bad, your attitude, coupled with planning and action will deliver better results than others will likely see.

People will surprise you. Given proper leadership and reachable goals amazingly good things can happen. What about your company?


steakOwning and operating a business is not all fun and games. You probably have found that to be true as well. When fighting all the issues that we “enjoy” it is difficult, if not impossible just to think about the process of how we go about running our business. This month’s article attempts to address this issue. We hope you enjoy it and take away something of value.


Apologies to Shakespeare for my literary license, but allow me to point out that we now live in a kind of post-apocalyptic world where the survivors are suffering to one degree or another from post-traumatic stress disorder. The symptoms are clear to see with individuals and companies guarding their business so closely that they may not realize how isolated and vulnerable to change they have become. Others work themselves to death in an environment of diminished staff and resources, while others have developed the habit of not trusting anything they cannot see, smell or touch. Finally, many more lead lives of quiet desperation waiting for the other shoe to drop and bad things start to happen all over again.


DEC International is in business to find the right opportunity at the right time for its members. To meet that challenge we use the construction and development market as a precursor industry that spotlights projects that lead to opportunities for a broad range of businesses within and without the bounds of the construction industry itself. This week we are spotlighting Planning & Zoning Facts (PZ). Planning & Zoning Facts is our earliest indicator of future growth and development. PZ is a statewide service with a focus on the Atlanta metropolitan area. Our experienced researchers exclusively research economic development authorities, city and county zoning and land use authorities and various other sources from newspaper clipping services to Certificates of Need. All this information is recorded in our powerful relational databases and is researched; one opportunity at a time to ensure the highest accuracy and usability. There is no other service that provides similar intelligence in Georgia.

Planning & Zoning information is displayed on our easy to use and fast website. Each week we deliver hard to find contact and future project information that typically will eventually develop into future work. PZ is ideal for both the commercial and residential market. Normally housing will develop in an area first with light commercial following. PZ customers include homebuilders, street builders, national store chains, companies wishing to purchase land in the past of growth and development and others who directly benefit from understanding current growth vectors.

If Planning and Zoning Facts sounds interesting to you, call Maxine Arena for additional information and pricing. She may be reached at (770) 578-0025 Ext. 850.



Business Facts - Learn about new businesses.
Planning & Zoning - Early real estate development information.
Permit Facts - New construction and renovation permits.
Atlanta Housing Report - Permits for new construction.
Bid Facts - Private sector pre-bid & bid stage.
Prospect Facts - Early stage information.

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