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Here you will find items such as my resume, social network links and companies I am associated with or working for. I’m founder and CEO of Bradshaw Consulting, Inc. which is an IT management and consulting firm. Over the years this company has grown into not only a computer consulting firm but a business consultant in general. My direction with that company and personally has led me to work with other companies helping them grow and increase profitability. Over the years Bradshaw Consulting, Inc. and myself personally has started and partnered a wide variety of businesses. Feel free to visit the projects section to see more about these and other companies I’m associated with. I’m in the process of re-branding most of the websites I’m associated with and I will add them to this section as they are completed.
The photo album contains photos of my family and friends, feel free to browse them at your leisure
Please check back often for updated information, and if there is something you’d like to see that isn’t here, don’t hesitate to contact me!
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The Hidden Lair has been reopened for a month now and the support is overwhelming. They see double digit turn outs for games such as Magic the Gathering, Catan, Yu-Gi-Oh, Heroclix, and many more. The very first Yu-Gi-Oh tournament had about 20 participants. Andy, the store manager and part owner, came up with a great idea called The Champions of the Lair. Whenever the store holds and event the winner of said events is bestowed the title of Champion. He or she is interviewed and an article written about this person on The Hidden Lair website. So far ten skilled players have earned the title of Champion of the Lair hereby named.
It is so great because I love to play Friday Night Magic and there is now a great place in Decatur, IL to go play and hang out. The Hidden Lair’s websites just announced this months promo cards for Friday Night Magic or commonly known as FNM. Another game created by the same company is called Kaijudo and a similar format is run on Saturdays called Duel Days.
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Year Started: 1993
Owner: Bradshaw Consulting, Inc.
Manager: Andy Still
Description: The Hidden Lair, formally known as The Lair, is a gaming shop in the Central Illinois area founded by Derrick Lee Bradshaw, Sr. The store’s original location was in Mt Zion on 121 where the current Ace Hardware resides. The store was moved to Decatur in early 2000 and purchased by Bradshaw Consulting, Inc. where it operated on the corner of Wood and Jasper. The corporation started to use it’s connections to branch into more than just hobby and gaming products and soon the gaming part of the store was put on a back burner. Even though most of the attention was given to these other products, this small gaming store continued to supply gamers with much needed content. In early 2010, this store closed down and moved back to Mt Zion where it occupied a very small building in downtown Mt Zion. With the corporations attention no longer being diverted, The Hidden Lair was given the growth it needed, and Oh-My have they grown! The Hidden Lair is now located in a brand new building with room to host weekly sanctioned events in games such as Magic the Gathering, Heroclix, Yu-Gi-Oh and Pokemon.
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My company, Quality Home Locator, has been renting houses to Millikin students for over 7 years. Back in 2011, I wrote a guide to off-campus housing based on my experiences with helping other students as well as attending college myself. We are soon approaching the break between Fall 2013 and Spring 2014, which is normally when students start to look at housing for the next school year. Thanksgiving break will be upon us before we know it and having a house picked out before you leave during break greatly increases the chances of finding something that fits your needs or wants. It is very common that during this short period of time, Quality Home Locator will have a large portion of it’s properties leased out. Please contact us as soon as possible if you think you are interested in leasing a property next year.
If you have any questions you can contact my office at 217.864.6485. You can contact me directly via this website as well. Someone always monitors the company website and Facebook page if those forms of communication are easier for you.
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Mike Wilhoit is a local accountant serving the Decatur, Forsyth, and Mt Zion area. He has moved his office to a new location on the south side of 121 in Mt Zion. A family man of over 18 years, Michael has been a valuable asset to the community. I have known him for several years now on both a personal and business level. I can honestly say it has been a pleasure to be his friend and the level of service I get from him regarding my accounting is stellar. I’m sure someone you know has had Michael handle their taxes so don’t take my word for it, ask them. Ever since Michael began working with Bradshaw Consulting, Inc. and Quality Home Locator I have been able to focus more on my business and not my accounting. He even saved me some money on my tax return last year!
Wilhoit Accounting and Tax Service‘s new location is 322 North State Highway 121. His phone number has also been updated to 1.217.864.1850 with a fax number of 217.864.1849. Don’t let the North 121 fool you, it is really far south on 121 near the Firehouse. If you are traveling south on 121 the road will start to curve to the left after Filippo’s Pizza. The building is across the street from Mt Zion Auto Service which is a new auto service shop.
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Owari Satsuma Mandarin tree and my Asian pear tree, I had also ordered an Apricot tree. Sadly that tree did not make it through the winter and I had to order a replacement. As you can tell by the photo, which was taken in May of 2013, the tree was doing very well. At the time of this photo the tree had been in the ground about a month. It still is doing very well and getting ready to go to sleep. Both of my other two trees also did very well. However, I think my blueberry plants died again this year! It is possible one or two of them serviced, but I’m not holding my breath. I think next year in early spring I am going to buy mature blueberry bushes and hope they make it.
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Year Started: 2007
CEO: Stephen W. Minder
Description: YCN Group is a company that has built an integrated and flexible audit management tool. Completely configurable allowing the user to implement YCN Audit within their existing methodology.
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Year Started: 2013
Owner: Bradshaw Consulting, Inc.
Description: Suds -n- Shine is a homemade laundry soap manufactured right here in Decatur, IL. The product smells so great and works so well; free samples are being given away at the website. Just visit the website above for details on how to get your free sample.