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

Startup Product Love-Affair

Posted by Vaughn Pourchot on 3/26/19 9:00 AM

Have you ever fantasized about creating something? Maybe it was a vintage car restoration, re-creating a beautiful sunset in watercolors or even cooking a delicious feast. More often than not, the final product doesn’t do the fantasy justice. What defines us as individuals is how we

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Topics: Business

Drug Testing & Marijuana Legalization

Posted by Vaughn Pourchot on 3/19/19 10:00 AM

It has long been a common understanding among career-driven individuals that if you intend on building a career, then you’re going to have to pass a drug test or two along the way.

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Topics: Business, In the News

Cost Benefit Analysis

Posted by Vaughn Pourchot on 2/19/19 9:00 AM

There are multiple ways to make decisions when faced with a critical crossroads. Some of us will shoot from the hip and trust our gut. Others may freeze and fail to even make a decision. Then there are those who will methodically map out the theoretical consequences of each option and go with the one that provides the most value add or, in some cases, does the least amount of damage. This is a Cost-Benefit Analysis.

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Topics: Business, In the News, technology

Automation is a Net-Positive

Posted by Vaughn Pourchot on 2/12/19 9:00 AM

We’ve all heard and been warned about the negative effects of job automation. The claim is business automation is having a net negative effect on jobs across the globe - which will eventually lead to the extinction of low-level jobs and significantly high unemployment. Couple that with a generation of baby boomers who aren’t ready to retire and it sounds like a recipe for disaster.

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Topics: productivity

Why Find a Work Life Balance?

Posted by Vaughn Pourchot on 11/20/18 10:00 AM

Work Life - Greatest Source of Stress

Surprise, surprise - as if you hadn't already guessed. According to Steve L. Sauter of the Nation Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, the workplace has become the single greatest source of stress. This is exactly what a healthy work life balance can alleviate if executed correctly. 

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Topics: AICPA, APA, ASAE, Business, Business Talk, happiness, HRCI, personal health, SHRM, Work Schedules, efficiency

Political Divides in the Workplace

Posted by Vaughn Pourchot on 10/29/18 10:00 AM

 

As society entered the Information Age, everyone seemingly became an 'Armchair Politician' and began discussing politics at work. "You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life." The great Winston Churchill once said this to a journalist, as the story goes. I've always admired this quote and thought it introduced a great principal to live by - stand up for what you believe in. Little did I realize what this motto could snowball into.  

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Topics: AICPA, APA, ASAE, Business Talk, HRCI, SHRM, politics

Why is Sleep Important?

Posted by Vaughn Pourchot on 10/15/18 10:00 AM

 

Why is sleep important? Well, we all know how important a good night's sleep is to both our mental and physical health. We've heard it time and again that we should be getting eight hours of sleep a night...which amounts to sleeping away a third of our lives. When we were young and our day-to-day responsibilities were a fraction of what they are in our adult lives, we could log 12 hours of sleep and not think twice. Occasionally, we might have had to sacrifice some of those hours to catch up on school work. Then when the weekend came around, lunch would quickly turn into breakfast...but that couldn't last.  

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Topics: education, health, leadership, lifestyle, personal health, sleep, sleep deprivation, success, Tips + Tricks

Flexible Work Schedule: Pros & Cons

Posted by Vaughn Pourchot on 10/1/18 10:00 AM

 

How cool is it we are fortunate enough to live in world where we are no longer limited to accomplishing all of our work from the confines of an office? Working from home is a blessing, but it is not for everyone. There are many factors management must consider before giving their employees this liberty.

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Topics: AICPA, APA, ASAE, career guidance, Flexible Work, HRCI, SHRM, technology, Time Management, Work Schedules

Marketing Automation vs. Traditional Marketing

Posted by Vaughn Pourchot on 9/24/18 10:00 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 9/17/18 10:00 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

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