Vaughn Pourchot

Vaughn Pourchot
Vaughn is the CEO of VTR second, and a loving husband/father first. He took control of VTR in 2016 when he saw a platform and associated content that was not being utilized to it’s full potential. He has always had a passion for learning and wanted to provide the masses a low cost means to study the building blocks of running a business. VTR was born from this passion. Seeing that only MBA programs offered the knowledge that everyone deserves to know, he took an online MBA program and put a team in place that could scale down the courses in to bite-size chunks that everyone could afford to pursue. Thanks to a dedicated team VTR continues to grow and hopes to one day be the go to for Continuing Education needs.

Recent Posts

Marketing Automation vs. Traditional Marketing

Posted by Vaughn Pourchot on 3/26/20 9:00 AM

 

When you consider marketing automation, it's easy to think about how far the world of marketing has evolved over the last century. We could even go back 1,000 years if we wanted but we're going to focus on the last 100 years since it encompasses the advent of radios, television, computers and Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning.

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Topics: AICPA, APA, Artificial Intelligence, ASAE, HRCI, marketing, online education, online marketing, SHRM, technology

Buyer's Remorse: Everyone has a story

Posted by Vaughn Pourchot on 3/19/20 9:00 AM

Regretful Purchases

Who doesn't have a story they continue to tell about a regretful purchase? We are used to hearing people reference 'Buyer's Remorse' when speaking about large purchases along the lines of homes and cars. However, this concept can apply to any purchase, all the way down to a $10 trinket. 

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Topics: AICPA, APA, ASAE, buyer beware, buyer's remorse, CPA, earbuds, headphones, HRCI, refund, SHRM, technology

Payroll: The Lifeline of Every Business

Posted by Vaughn Pourchot on 3/5/20 9:00 AM

 

By far, the most underrated element of every business has to be managing payroll. I use the term, "underrated," because I feel like most entrepreneurs, myself included, expect running payroll to be the least of their worries when they are gearing up to go into business for themselves.

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Topics: APA, ASAE, Business, Business Talk, HR, HRCI, payroll, SHRM

Storytelling: Embedded in everything you see

Posted by Vaughn Pourchot on 2/20/20 9:00 AM

Story-Based Learning

The Exposition
Rising Action
Climax or Turning Point
Falling Action
Resolution

Referenced above are the standard five key components to a story plot. Pretty simple when you think about it. This is the framework for virtually every movie or book you've seen or read.

One could argue that stories are the greatest gift to mankind.  

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Topics: career guidance, CE, continuing education, continuing education online, courses, learning, online education, story, story based learning

Getting that Promotion

Posted by Vaughn Pourchot on 2/13/20 9:00 AM

At one point or another, we've all wanted to know how to get promoted. Let's lay out a plan that will help put you at the front of the pack for the next promotion that you know you deserve. This is a simple 3-step process that will help ensure that your superiors know who you are and what you can do for the company.

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Topics: career guidance, continuing education, leadership, success

Third-Party Providers: Makers or Breakers?

Posted by Vaughn Pourchot on 2/6/20 12:00 PM

All too often, we find ourselves discussing the great things that technology, education and business do to enrich our daily lives. Today we break the trend and will explore the opposing side of the benefits we can take for granted. To do this, we are going to explore the third-party provider world and when it fails us miserably.

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Topics: Apple Maps, Apple Maps fail, fail, Google Maps, infusionsoft, overcome, technology, third party provider

What is Cloud Computing?

Posted by Vaughn Pourchot on 1/30/20 9:00 AM

It is time for some tech talk. In this blog, we are going to discuss a pivotal element that everyone uses in their everyday life, whether they know it or not - Cloud Computing.

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Topics: cloud, cloud computing, quantum computer, technology, The Colossus, Tommy Flowers, turing machine

User Experience (UX): Using the Wrong Words

Posted by Vaughn Pourchot on 1/16/20 9:00 AM

I recently read this great article I thought would be beneficial to share with our readers. Here's a link to the article if you care to read it. While all the information is great, there's far too much info to try to cram into one blog. That said, I want to focus on one element I believe all of our readers can relate to: UX Writing.

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Topics: continuing education, continuing education online, designation, language, platform, Tips + Tricks, user-centric, words

The Infamous YouTube Rabbit Hole

Posted by Vaughn Pourchot on 1/2/20 8:00 AM

It's rare to find a person who cannot relate to falling victim to the infamous "YouTube Rabbit Hole." This tends to have a negative connotation associated with it because people find themselves turning to time wasters countless hours watching mindless content from fail videos to sports clips to funny animal shots.

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Topics: Tips + Tricks

When Learning Saves Lives

Posted by Vaughn Pourchot on 12/26/19 9:00 AM

Have you ever been at the doctor's office and found yourself wondering why they always seem to refer to themselves as a "Medical Practice?" Well, you are probably not going to like the answer. It has to do with the fact that diagnosing ailments and providing treatment is not always done correctly. This is the reason you often hear patients asking for a second opinion. There's another word, "opinion," that leaves room for error, much like the word "practice." Therefore, professional learning in the medical world is of the most importance.

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Topics: continuing education, Doctor, Dravet Syndrome, Healthcare

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