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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.

Client Offers

I just received an offer from one of my service providers which read as follows: If every one of our clients switched to paper-less billing, we would save 5,000 trees per month. Switch to paper-less billing and we’ll donate $2 to some environmental organization, plus you’ll be entered for a chance to win $1,000 and […]

Where’s Your Roadmap

If you don’t know where you’re going, you can’t get lost. I advise some companies on strategy, helping the owners figure out where their business is today, and where they would like to see it in 5 years. These two pieces of information can then be used to devise a road map for success for […]

Quiet Work and Make Work

One of my first tasks at my new job was to set up source control and a test server for the client. Previously, the client had relied on their development company’s servers to provide this, but with their new approach of bringing all the development in-house, it was necessary to create these environments. The creation […]

Protecting Data

When it comes to data, most people are aware of the importance of protection – we are constantly reminded to select secure passwords, not to share them, to make them difficult to guess. But what about making sure the data doesn’t get lost? I’m currently in the middle of setting up a development environment for […]

All About the Product

With the growth of social media over the last few years, more companies are coming to the realization that creating a reputable business that attracts customers is about more than the product. There is now a demand for interaction – consumers want to know who they are dealing with, and they want to be treated […]

Promise to Deliver

I ordered Chinese food last week, and my fortune cookie read: Only promise what you are sure you can deliver Of course, this is common sense, but as with many of the articles on this site, that’s exactly what I discuss. After all, common sense isn’t all that common. All too often, we are tempted […]

Universal Imaging

In a recent article about my choice of photo for my online presence, I discussed the fact that one of the criteria I had for the image was that it be universal. I wanted something consistent between the various sites I’m on – that if someone is looking for me, they will always see the […]