5 Ways to Lose Me as a Customer With Your Website

It's 2014, and for many people, your business website is one of the first ways we interact with your brand or service. If your website doesn't deliver, I consciously (and subconsciously) assume you won't either. But my customers aren't the type to check websites first, you say, or the type of business I'm in doesn't demand websites. 5 … Continue reading 5 Ways to Lose Me as a Customer With Your Website

No, You Can’t Work Remotely on That

For a good long while, tradition and resistance to change won over advancing technology, and "no" was the response a lot of people got when trying to set themselves up for telecommuting or some other form of remote/location-independent work. Not so much anymore. Even in my own industry, architecture, where collaborative face-to-face work and "analog" skills … Continue reading No, You Can’t Work Remotely on That

Cliff Notes for Adults: Summarizing Business Books

Although I recently had the chance to use one for the first time, websites that summarize business books are not a new phenomenon. It turns out there's an entire industry devoted to reading, summarizing, and outputting business books for our consumption. Last month, I had the opportunity to check out 100 Must Reads, one of … Continue reading Cliff Notes for Adults: Summarizing Business Books

The Power of Free and Cheap in an Expensive Market

Today's post is a business lesson, and one that can be applied to almost any line of work. More and more businesses today are finding themselves being priced out of the market by competitors using completely different business models, delivery methods, or concepts. For many, it eventually means the end of the road. For others, … Continue reading The Power of Free and Cheap in an Expensive Market

Making the Transition to Self-Employment: Some of the Do’s and Don’ts

This is a guest post from Julian, who writes a blog called Frugaal, covering all kinds of ways to address bad spending habits.  While today's post is not exactly encouraging of self-employment, I agree with it in the sense that working for yourself is not a decision to be made lightly, especially if you're responsible … Continue reading Making the Transition to Self-Employment: Some of the Do’s and Don’ts