I don’t expect a lot from my service providers, I really would love a solution that just works. I recently had Windstream DSL installed in my office and have been having a problem where the connection drops every hour or so. The only resolution is to power cycle the DSL router. I have this problem [...]
If you decide to run for local city government, or any political office, the business world can teach you a lot. My friend Kevin Walter is running for City Council and this is in honor of him.
Explaining several ways how to make money online is a monumental task. I am developing a course and a series of articles to explain the process – and you can help me develop the curriculum. Develop a list of topics with me in this article.
Over the last couple of years, I’ve made hundreds of thousands of dollars online. I am often asked to coach people on how they can start a similar business and I’ve decided to share some of my secrets on this blog. In this article, you’ll learn 6 ways to make money on the Internet.
I’ve written a number of articles on how to write performance reviews, sample performance review comments, and how to develop your employees’ strengths. One of the questions that a couple of people have asked is: how do you put it all together? Over a series of posts, I am going to provide some sample employee [...]
One of the challenges in writing employee performance reviews is coming up with just the right words to describe each employee. Though you may have a few superstars and a few duds to deal with (and usually can come up with the right phrases for each), what kind of phrases are right for the other [...]
Results Only Work Environment, or ROWE, is a management strategy adopted by Best Buy where employees are paid for productivity, not just activity. A Results Only Work Environment focuses on achievement instead of solely being at work. Employees control their own work calendars and the focus is on how much work they get done, not [...]
Book tours are a staple in promoting new books in the publishing world. An author is expected to travel to dozens (and sometimes well over 100) locations to promote their book, sign copies, and speak to fans. This is a tiring process which can yield only a few dozen copies sold at some locations. Many [...]
I was in an interesting meeting the other day. One of my business partners and I were asked to consult with a client regarding their email marketing strategy. They are using a small, outsourced email marketing firm to run all of their fund raising email campaigns. Relative to the size of the organization, the money [...]
Every business goes through cycles and in the periods of change between cycles (good and bad), it’s a good idea to review your business, understand what the transition means to the longevity of the company, and make the tough decisions necessary. My business is going through a transition of renewed focus and preparation for growth. [...]