Totally off the subject of business. This time of year, I have always fed the birds. I did a report on bird feeding in 3rd grade receiving a “B” which I’m sure was for the awesome colored pencil drawings on creating and installing a squirrel baffle not the poor grammar and spelling. Seasonally, I have fun [Read More]
Yesterday while reading my news sites I came across yet another article about a company that had a PR disaster. It was a tweet on Twitter. The company got a backlash and soon after the tweet was removed and an apology was made. Grant it the tweet wasn’t in the best taste, it wasn’t awful, [Read More]
Trip Trap Trip Trap went the feet of the billy goats gruff over the bridge.
“Whose walking across my bridge?” growled the troll under the bridge.
If you recall this fairy tale, the goats keep saying “wait” for my bigger brother.
Now, sometimes the troll shows up on blogs, facebook, in your in-box or on you website as [Read More]
Buying Christmas gifts for family members is hard enough and now you have to buy something for your staff members too!
Whether you want to give everyone the same gift across the board or make each one a little more personalized here are a few ideas:
Gift Certificates – Gas cards, restaurants, grocery stores.
Cash bonus – Everybody [Read More]
“Oh no, not that question, again.“ Yes, the holiday brings out lots of questions and many to the receiver are redundant, repetitious, silly or just plan head scratchers. Questions I’ve answered repeatedly when working different jobs:
Where are the bathrooms?
Are you a “fair-weather friend”?
How do you _________________ – fill in the blank with anything from start [Read More]
I read a lot of blogs and articles online. Like most young (ish) adults it is where I get all of my news and information. In general I read a lot about start ups and being an entrepreneur, mainly business consulting and technology.
So naturally I see a lot of sites trying to get you to signup for a newsletter, service, or buy a product. Which is totally fine. The business worked hard to get me to their site, instead of advertising other businesses, it is best to advertise their own. Most of the time there might be a pop up I need to close out of. Maybe some advertising on the side. A signup box for a newsletter on the bottom of the article. All pretty standard and acceptable forms of self promotion. But today I came across a site that took what is acceptable and ran it over with a truck then set it on fire.
Have a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving for those in the USA. Our American Holiday is a reminder to be thankful, especiallywhen people start something new and it is successful. Here are some inspirational quotes to help you get in the holiday mood:
“An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving Day.” ~Irv [Read More]
If you are thinking “Gee, I’ll make 2014 great with a masterful business plan” — take a couple deep breathes and get real. For years I’ve been an advocate of a One Page Business Plan by Jim Horan, which is simply Vision–Mission–Core Values–Goals–Projects and helps people get the “must do work” on to [Read More]
I despise most commercials to the point where I will go out of my way to avoid them. I’ll change the channel, mute my speakers or TV, or even not watch a video online if the commercial is too intrusive. The one commercial that has been bothering me lately is a commercial on Spotify. Spotify [Read More]
There’s only twenty-four hours in a day and you’re supposed to get seven to eight hours of sleep a night. Yeah right, more like five to seven hours of sleep if you’re lucky.
If you’re dreaming of the mornings when you can sleep in for an extra thirty to sixty minutes you should consider managing your time a little more effectively.
Time consumers come in many forms; email, interruptions, poor planning and mundane tasks. To streamline your day for that feeling of achievement at night follow these simple rules.