Dec
04
2013

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. (Read More…)

Nov
25
2013

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. (Read More…)

Nov
20
2013

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. (Read More…)

Nov
14
2013

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. (Read More…)

Nov
05
2013

The “right” answer

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

Oct
30
2013

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? (Read More…)

Oct
25
2013

No fees?

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

Oct
23
2013

Not a business?

In a reply to my Oct. 8 blog, the concept that the government is not a business was raised. In a big picture sense, that may be true. (Read More…)

Oct
15
2013

Mechanical vs. electronic

I was in a discussion the other day about the advantages and disadvantages of mechanical systems like the Reeves drive vs. electronic controllers. (Read More…)

Oct
08
2013

Running on your income?

The other day I was listening to a discussion about how the government could not function without being able to borrow. (Read More…)