Autopay? Stay away!

With all of the crazy demands on our time and the uncountable things we need to deal with as small business owners, it’s no surprise that we are always looking for ways to save some of that precious time.

Our condolences

A pause from our usual discussion to offer the most since condolences to the people of Newtown.

A new banking paradigm

I have never been particularly enamored of banks and have always seen them as being somewhat adversarial. But there has always been at least an understanding of mutual dependency.

Taxes or fees?

This is kind of a poll. With all of the contentious discussion about taxes, one is compelled to wonder where people think the various government agencies are going to get the money they need to keep functioning.

Technology and the speed of business

For the better part of my life, I have heard how technology is going to make our lives better, easier and more efficient. And one would think that with the highly evolved state of computers and the Internet, this would be the case.

More on cooperation, and a question

In my Thanksgiving post I mentioned the need for cooperation. It seems to me that just about every constructive thing that the human race has accomplished has been the result of cooperation.

A woodworker’s lament

It’s amazing how many things that never needed batteries before, need them now.


It seems to me lately that there is a glimmer of a new understanding of the need for cooperation. Not only in business, but in every walk of life.


Most people are right-handed. Some are left-handed. And a few are ambidextrous, comfortable working with either hand. I am none of the above.

Stupid is as stupid does

I spent all week trying to decide if I should tell this story or not. But hey, I figure that someone, after reading it, might feel just a little smarter and that would be a nice gift.