Sep
22
2015

WordPress is a great solution

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. (Read More…)

Sep
16
2015

Doing it myself

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. (Read More…)

Sep
09
2015

Timeless advice

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

Sep
02
2015

Now it’s China?

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? (Read More…)

Aug
26
2015

Whaddya think?

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. (Read More…)

Aug
18
2015

Three trips

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. (Read More…)

Aug
14
2015

I surrender!

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

Aug
12
2015

Workarounds

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. (Read More…)

Jul
31
2015

Don’t skimp

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

Jul
28
2015

The minimum wage

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. (Read More…)