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Ting – A Different Kind of Cell Phone Service

This week marks the first week I have not been under a cell phone contract since 2000 and it feels great to have my freedom! In general, I’ve been rather happy with my cell phone service provider and have had

Posted in Business Improvement, Financial

Clean Up Your Inbox – Email Filters

For how tech savvy I am, I have never really messed with email filters. I like seeing all my emails, even the ones that come from stores. I know I shouldn’t check my email every time I see my new

Posted in Business Improvement, Personal Improvement

Employee Termination

Last week I talked about Who Has The Keys To Your Business? which got me thinking about what else to do when an employee leaves or is terminated. So I made a list! Have the employee do exit paperwork. This

Posted in Business Management, Employee Management

Who Has The Keys To Your Business?

As I write this I am sitting here staring at a set of keys I found while cleaning out my desk. The keys don’t belong to me. They belong to a business I use to work for a very long

Posted in Business Management

How Are Your 2014 Goals Going?

It is June and I thought to myself, lets see how I’m doing on my goals. Apparently better than I thought but also worse. I’ve failed to do or complete about 28% of my personal goals. The worst part is

Posted in Personal Improvement, Planning for Business

Life Tips

Some common life tips have always been: Drinking 8 glasses of water a day, get plenty of sleep, exercise, eat healthy, be kind to others, put money away into your savings, brush your teeth twice a day. These are all

Posted in Personal Improvement

Making It Difficult

I was talking to an acquaintance the other day and he was telling me about a new business he was starting. He’s doing custom promo kiosks for local businesses. He was telling me a bit about his process and how

Posted in Business Improvement

Are You Really an Entrepreneur?

I often have thought of myself as an entrepreneur with what I do with my web design business, Liquid Mechanix Studio. But after a conversation with Linda on a project we are working on for Changing Lanes, I realized I’m not an entrepreneur. We were trying to break down and analyze different types of entrepreneurs which caused a flood of thoughts. First, entrepreneur by definition is this: one who organizes, manages, and assumes the risks of a business or enterprise. But that really isn’t what being an entrepreneur means any more. I think of an entrepreneur as some one who who organizes, manages, and assumes the risks of a business or enterprise that will change how we do business. Some one who creates a fresh idea or puts a twist on a current idea. Some one who is a game changer. With that thought, I am not an entrepreneur. So what am I then?

Posted in Personal Improvement, TOS - Totally Off Subject

The Cost of Convenience

Like most people, I’m lazy. No wait let me rephrase that, I like things that make life easier; like the right tool for the job. But these conveniences, even though they make my life easier come at a price. A

Posted in Business Management, Financial

What Makes a Good Employee?

Last year I was chatting with a business friend who manages a small office. They deal with sensitive information on a daily basis so there is a policy that all paper trash is shredded at the end of the day.

Posted in Business Improvement, Business Management, Employee Management