About one-third of every day of my life since I was eight involved with small businesses. While I like sparks, plastic, mysterious and invisible forces that I can control, I ‘m been fascinated by the energy and drive it takes to create business opportunities. I also like the Web, the Internet, and most of the amazingness that goes with it. I share a few things I discovered about it all here.

the road ahead

Left behind on the road ahead

Some small business websites are still being created and managed by well-meaning nephews and nieces, and the accounting is done by Aunt Martha, who thinks QuickBooks will simply take too long to master.

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Technology Bloviators: What can they do for you?

You’ve heard them at conferences; you’ve read their techno-babble infused pontifications on hundreds of technology websites. You’re afraid you might throw yourself into a vat of melting cellphone touch screens if you have to listen to one more technology bloviator Continue reading “Technology Bloviators: What can they do for you?”

the hack

Hacking and small business owners

To say that the security breach at Sony several years ago was an IT catastrophe would be an understatement.  A group of hackers known as the GOP or “Guardians of Peace,”  stealthily acquired most or all of the company’s sensitive materials, from emails to user passwords and much more. The group, rumored to be affiliated with Continue reading “Hacking and small business owners”

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Nothing changes if nothing changes

The impression most people have of company CEOs, corporate presidents, and other business leaders, is that of the visionary, the decision maker, the person who ‘knows’ where the market is headed and ultimately where the company is moving; he or she is the far-sighted company luminary.  Interestingly, if a person has the vision Continue reading “Nothing changes if nothing changes”

You can’t know everything and a leader isn’t afraid to admit it

You thought you were the smart one, a shining example of leadership. The brother or sister that knew how to replace the family VCR with a TiVo. You read books about HTML and helped your uncle add a shopping cart to his locksmith website. You were in the know Continue reading “You can’t know everything and a leader isn’t afraid to admit it”