New Year’s resolutions

Many years ago I made a New Year’s resolution not to make any more New Year’s resolutions. But this year, I’m breaking it.

World domination?

Yes, world domination seems to be the only worthy goal remaining. Oh, I know, it’s been tried before.

Paid to think?

I have always had mixed feelings about my employees thinking on their own.

Pet peeve of the day

There are many things that we used to be able to do that are no longer possible, or at least no longer easy or simple.

Power hungry

My Aug. 20 post about 3D printing prompted a reply that included a link to a site called Profoundly Disconnected. When I clicked on the link, I got a “cannot connect to the server” error.

Maintaining product quality

I was listening to an NPR program recently in which a woman who made ‘artisan’ jellies was asking about selling her products. The advice she was given was to remain small and not attempt to mass market her products.

No inspectors?

In a reply to my last post, it was suggested there are no building inspectors in the furniture business. Well I have to disagree.

The “right” answer

Chuck nailed it for me. There is no one single most important aspect of running a business.

It’s a simple question

If you ask 10 people – What is the single most important component of a successful business? – you’ll get 10 different answers. But which one is right?

No fees?

Here’s something we recently discovered: In California, veterans are exempt from any and all fees associated with “doing business”.