Small Business Issues: You are Your Own Legal Team

As a small business owner, what do you do when you run into a legal issue? [Note: I am not an attorney, so this blogpost OF COURSE does not constitute legal advice. It's just personal musings based on a 20-year fascination with the intricacies of the law. And thank you, Pawel Loj for allowing... Continue Reading →

Big vs Small Apple: An Illustration of Small Business Strengths

I like Apple products because they work - and make my life easier. So when they stop working, I'm less than happy. Big Apple: Experience with an Apple Store Despite my status as a Millenial (born in 1982), my core identity is an Introvert medium majority adopter. So, despite Apple's really clever marketing model in their... Continue Reading →

Always More, Never Less: Means You Never Get to Rest

This is an issue faced by most small businesses: pressure toward endless growth. In a way, this is a good problem to have. Growth is good, and adding on employees because you're screaming busy is ... kind of...the dream. It's truly miserable to be twiddling your thumbs, wishing you had any ideas about marketing that didn't... Continue Reading →

Book Review: EntreLeadership by Dave Ramsey

This book is definitely a good read - simple and direct. I'm not the ideal audience, because he's encouraging business owners to reach a level that I don't want to reach, but at least half of the book is applicable in any business situation. Especially the chapter on Hiring and Firing practices. In the world of mega-corporations,... Continue Reading →

Streamlining to Essentials (i.e. Getting Rid of Crap)

So here's an amazing and insightful revelation: getting rid of crap frees you up for the future. Seriously, I had no idea how much the growing list of "You Need To/You Haven't Done" was weighing on my mind. I could spend hours researching the psychological effects of procrastination, but this is really what happened in my brain:... Continue Reading →

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