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Creating Training Videos for New Staff

For years our firm has been training our new staff by hand.  We really felt that doing things hands-on was the way to go, and while we were a small company it really made sense.  But as we grew we noticed that it was not the most efficient way to get things done, so we …

Rounding out my Coke Collection

At the ripe age of five I started my Coke collection.  My great aunt Eleanor had bought me a lunchbox, a serving tray and a chess set.  It was the first thing that I ever collected in my life, and to this day I have one room in my home that is a shrine to …

Monetized my Sites During a Recent Server Outage

Since all of the websites on the internet are hosted on computers, from time to time they go down.  This downtime can be very expensive, but I always figured that there could be some way to monetize the downtime, right? I figured that I should ask some of the advertising platforms that I work with …

Changing my Living Room Decor

For years the living room in my house has looked the same.  While it has been very functional, I really have been feeling tired of the furniture, rug and art that I have in there.  Instead of renovating the room, I thought that it would make the most sense to give it a bit of …

Handing Over our Marketing to SEO Professionals

When it comes to being an entrepreneur, you need to be a jack of all trades.  That means that you develop a general knowledge of many things from human resources, marketing, and accounting.  While you might not need to know the exact details as to how things work, a basic understanding goes a long way …

Helping a Friend Move Today

While I would think that at my age that I don’t have too many more moves ahead of me in life, my friend Tony is moving yet again today.  He has moved about five times in the last three years, and it seems that he ropes me in to help him every time.  It could …

Replacing my Windshield

Since I spend a lot of time driving on gravel roads, I am always pressing my luck when it comes to breaking my windshield.  Over the years I have been lucky, but once in awhile I do manage to catch a rock from an oncoming vehicle. Most of those stone chips can be fixed as …

Setting Up a Local Entrepreneur Forum

One of the biggest things missing in our community was a venue for entrepreneurs to connect, share ideas and work together to build a better environment for businesses in our community.  There was a failed attempt to set something like this up a few years ago, but I decided that it was time for us …

Safety Month at Work

For each month of the year we have been focusing on one aspect of the business.  So far this year, we have covered customer service, sales, and efficiency in our production lines.  The employees have really benefited from the training, so we have decided to continue working on our training schedule. This month’s topic is …

Using Natural Hair Care Products

For years I used the same shampoo.  It was the one that my parents bought for me, and I thought that I would just use the same brand for my entire life. But things changed a few months ago when I started noticing that my head was itchy after I washed it.  I scratched it …