Category: News

  • Ted Dacko: 5 Ways To Manage Your Marketing Budget For Improved ROI

    An Interview With Rachel Kline. With the growing complexity of marketing channels and the need for businesses to constantly adapt their strategies, managing marketing budgets [...]

  • Ted Dacko Named Global Blue Ocean Leadership Award Winner for 2022

    Five years ago, in 2017, the idea for the Global Blue Ocean Leadership Awards was born. The aim was to create an award given [...]

  • Arbor Dakota Conducts CEO Master Class Series For Entrepreneurs For Ann Arbor SPARK and Desai

    Arbor Dakota has been contracted by Ann Arbor SPARK and Desai Accelerator to conduct an eight-session CEO Master Class for entrepreneurs.  This is the fifth [...]

  • Arbor Dakota Introduces Video CEO Master Class Series For Entrepreneurs

      Arbor Dakota is pleased and proud to introduce a video series entitled "CEO Master Class For Entrepreneurs"  This series is designed to help start-up [...]

  • Arbor Dakota Conducts Sales Presentation Training for Ann Arbor SPARK

      On Wednesday, January 11 2022, Ted Dacko of Arbor Dakota conducted a sales training webinar for and sponsored by Ann Arbor SPARK, entitled “Sales [...]

  • Arbor Dakota Conducts Challenger Sales Training for Ann Arbor SPARK

    On Wednesday, September 28, 2022, Ted Dacko of Arbor Dakota conducted a sales training webinar for and sponsored by Ann Arbor SPARK, entitled "Challenger Sales [...]

  • Ted Dacko Interviewed By Blue Ocean Strategy on The Blue Ocean High School Pitch Competition

    Read the interview on the Blue Ocean Competitiion website.  

  • Arbor Dakota Conducts 2 Webinars for Entrepreneurs

    Arbor Dakota conducted 2 webinars, one for The Desai Institute on March 30, 2020 and another for Ann Arbor SPARK on April 15, 2020 entitled [...]

  • Ted Dacko Named to Sightline Advisory Board

    Sightline Inc., a provider of predictive analytics for small to medium sized higher education institutions, has selected three advisors with extensive experience within the Midwest [...]

  • Arbor Dakota Helps Shopwindow Achieve 300% Growth

    Working through an Ann Arbor SPARK EIR grant, Arbor Dakota helped shopwindow, a SaaS retail company blow out its revenues. https://annarborusa.org/news/executive-in-residence-program-helps-ann-arbor-startups-excel/  

  • Groundspeed Analytics Receives $30M in Series B Funding

    Arbor Dakota customer, Groundspeed Analytics receives series B funding and an outstanding valuation. Learn more

  • Blue Ocean High School Pitch Competition Announces Appointment of Ted Dacko as Executive Director

    Dacko to lead expansion of national program empowering high school entrepreneurs ANN ARBOR, Michigan, June 19, 2018 –Blue Ocean Student Entrepreneurs Corp (BOSE), the organizer [...]

  • Ted Dacko to Conduct Training on Financial Reporting in Early Stage Companies June 27 at SPARK

    Early-stage companies struggle with the concepts of financial reporting.  Financial reporting is not accounting.  It is  the art and science of marrying together sales, marketing [...]

  • Arbor Dakota to Host Blue Ocean Author Renée Maugborne in Ann Arbor

    Arbor Dakota is proud to host world-renown author of Blue Ocean Strategy and Blue Ocean Shift, Renée Maugborne for two fireside chats in Ann Arbor [...]

  • Ted Dacko to Conduct CEO Master Class for Desia/Ann Arbor SPARK

    Ted Dacko will conduct an invitation-only 6-session master class for entrepreneurial CEOs in Ann Arbor.  The master class is sponsored by Desai and Ann Arbor [...]

  • Ted Dacko to Conduct Training Course (20 Reasons Your Startup Isn’t Getting Customers ) at Ann Arbor SPARK.ed January 17

    Most startups (well, all startups) spend time in the Trough of Sorrow… trying to gain customer traction. Getting out of this requires acquiring customers and [...]

  • Ted Dacko Named One of Governor Snyder’s Great Michiganders

    Ted Dacko was honored by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder for his work with entrepreneurs and his work with Blue Ocean Shift concepts. Click Here to [...]

  • Ted Dacko to Conduct Training Course (Building Killer Teams) at Ann Arbor SPARK.ed December 13

    If you are an early stage company, you should understand that, as with any company, success is more about the team than just the [...]

  • Ted Dacko – Blue Ocean Shift Featured in Concentrate Ann Arbor

    Ted Dacko, of Arbor Dakota, was featured in Concentrate Ann Arbor for the write-up in the book "Blue Ocean Shift". Click Here

  • Ted Dacko Contributes Blog Post to Techstak

    Ted Dacko contributes blog post to Techstak entitled Small Business Technology Dilemma. Click here to view the post on Techstak

  • Ted Dacko to Speak at SPARK.ed August 23rd

    Using Value Innovation to Build Your Company Everyone talks about innovation, but few actually effectively execute.  Innovation for innovation sake is not useful.  To [...]

  • Ted Dacko interviewed on Blue Ocean Strategy – Health Hero Episode 5

    Ted Dacko was interviewed on Blue Ocean Strategy by Health Hero. Hear Episode 5 of this podcast series using the following link. Go to [...]