Archive for 2013

New Year’s resolutions

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

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. (more…)

World domination?

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

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

Paid to think?

Friday, December 13th, 2013

I have always had mixed feelings about my employees thinking on their own. (more…)

Pet peeve of the day

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

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. (more…)

Power hungry

Monday, November 25th, 2013

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. (more…)

Maintaining product quality

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

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. (more…)

No inspectors?

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

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

The “right” answer

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

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

It’s a simple question

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

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? (more…)

No fees?

Friday, October 25th, 2013

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