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Why the Decor can be too Expensive

In my previous article, I justified spending relatively large amounts of money on your office decor. The justification was along the lines of showing your potential clients how their money is spent, and in the long run, it will pay for itself with acceptable higher fees. I was then informed that Walmart, with top gross […]

Why Decor is Worth the Price

I had a conversation a few days ago about the decor of an office, and why it might be worth the expenditure to have nice decor. Rather than give you my thoughts on the topic, I’ll repeat what we talked about, and let you weigh in with your opinions. An accounting firm had recently acquired […]

Crunch at the End of Time

I’ve worked on many projects over the years, and I’ve noticed something in common with all of them. No matter how big or small the project, no matter how long or short the time line, the closer to the end of the project I get, the tighter the deadline seems. In discussion with several other […]

An Incomplete Product

I just made a few purchases for my new office space – a desk and a white board. My desk came from Walmart – an L-shaped desk with a hutch in black and cherry finish. I picked it up from the store, dropped it off at the office still in the box and unassembled. The […]

Motivating Productivity

I recently moved into an office with several developers, some of whom are using the space as a kind of co-working space with everything you need for a technical development shop. This office is somewhat unique, in my experience, with many developers with a variety of expertise sharing their experience in a casual environment. Naturally, […]

The Unvalidated Industry

There is one industry which is, perhaps, unique in this respect. Fees run in the thousands of dollars a month. The explanation of what companies in this industry do are such that few people can truly understand them. Reports as to what activity is done on behalf of a particular client are vague, if the […]

True Source of Funding in Canada

In a discussion this week with the owner of another company, I was surprised to hear the following fact: It’s easier to borrow $5 million than it is to borrow $50 thousand. In fact, if all you want is $50,000 then most lending institutions are not really interested in your business. Surprised, I went to […]

Keeping Your Eyes Open

Make sure you’re always listening for opportunities, even though you may not need them yet. When the right opportunity comes your way, make sure you don’t have your eyes shut.