The Best Time

There is an ancient Chinese proverb that goes “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago.  The second best time is now.” Think about that for a moment. Without even meeting you or having a conversation with any employees in your company,…

Procrastinate Much?

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I’ve been meaning to write an article about procrastination for some time now.  Don’t laugh. Seriously. Somehow, I just keep putting it off.  (Ba Da Bump)  Other topics come up that mean more, or maybe I think they are more relevant…

Shop Success Gumbo

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Have you ever tasted a bowl of freshly served gumbo, hot and steaming and brimming with so much goodness you can’t wait to shove your spoon in and take a bite?  That rich and savory deliciousness starts dripping down your chin, as you can’t…

Untie the Employee Hostage Knot

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Regardless of the size of your shop, your employees are the lifeblood of the company.  Without them, you would cease to perform or exist. So what happens when you find yourself in an organizational crisis where one employee is holding your…

4 Ways to Promote Your Shop Using Social Media

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Sales dragging and you need some customers?  Guess what?  The good news is that they are out there...you just need to lasso them into your world and get them to notice you.  How to do that you may ask? Using the power of of social media.…

Expansion Joints

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In construction, shrewd builders deploy a technique called expansion joints to allow for unpredictable change.  They are commonly found in sidewalks, buildings, roads, railroad tracks, ships, bridges, and other structures. The reason expansion…