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Shut it down!

Friday, October 9th, 2015

Not talking about the Beach Boys song. But I find myself thinking that the maturity level of our current leaders is far below the level implied in that song. (more…)

Too close for comfort

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

My last post about alarm systems turned out to be timely. The day after I posted it, my neighbor who runs a small grocery store/deli, got robbed. (more…)

Feeling safer

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

Those of us who have shops containing many thousands of dollars worth of tools, equipment and materials often worry about someone breaking in and making off with some (or all) of it. (more…)

WordPress is a great solution

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

My last post about doing things for yourself has led me to address a very specific need for any modern business: the need for a good web site. (more…)

Doing it myself

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

We, as makers, are generally pretty handy when it comes to fixing things. But, as business owners, we are often so pressed for time that subbing out repairs, maintenance and improvements seems like a sensible choice. (more…)

Timeless advice

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

I have said before that you cannot make time, nor can you find time, no matter how hard you look. (more…)

Now it’s China?

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

A while back we were seeing global economic unrest because the economy of Greece got wobbly. I really was scratching my head over that one because I thought, Greece? Our stock market is tumbling because of Greece? (more…)

Whaddya think?

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

We, as makers, tend to have a lot of pride in our work. Many of us work more for our own satisfaction than for pleasing others. And yet, pleasing others is paramount to our success. (more…)

Three trips

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

A.J.’s post about having to go get stuff made me smile. I have always maintained that no project can ever be completed with fewer than three trips to the hardware store or the wood yard. (more…)

I surrender!

Friday, August 14th, 2015

Most shops are dependent on software to keep the books, design, create proposals, and send/receive communications. But managing that software is different now. (more…)