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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…)


Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

I was listening to a bit on the radio the other day about how big business is dealing with mandated employee requirements. Things like increased wages, health insurance, paid time off for various reasons, etc. (more…)

Don’t skimp

Friday, July 31st, 2015

Insurance is like the cops. No one wants them around until the moment they need them. (more…)

The minimum wage

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

I have always had mixed feelings about the minimum wage law. The intent is good and any employer worth his salt is not going to argue about whether or not his employees should be able to at least survive on their wages. (more…)

The thrill is gone

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

The song was a major hit for the recently departed B.B. King, possibly the work that made him a household name. But when we lose our inspiration, it hardly seems like something to sing about. (more…)