Las Palmas 2012

Just Do It

Gladiator

This is probably my favorite scene in the Gladiator movie. The real lesson here is that when you have to, you should be punching way above your weight class. In other words, set your sights on someone in your space that’s winning, and go after them. It’s expected that they’ll fight back, and you’ll be […]

WordPress Profile-Pic Plugin Fix

After Upgrading to WordPress 3.2+ if you were using the Profile Pic plugin by Hannah Grey you’re most likely experiencing that it’s not working. I posted a solution in the WordPress forums, but it looks like there is several threads, so I just decided to write a plugin for it. Profile Pic Fix Download the […]

Are you throwing your marketing budget into a black hole?

Where are you allocating your marketing Dollars? Are you paying and praying? Today’s marketing and advertising world is noisier than it’s ever been. So, are you just another voice at a raging party, or are you sitting around a table at a coffee shop having an intelligent conversation about your industry? I’m not a big […]

If you’re using Social Media for customer service, something went wrong

I know that title sounds contrary to what tons of people preach about social media. Heck, I’ve been known on 1 or 20 occasions to tell clients and anyone who’ll listen, that Social Media can be one of the best customer management tools around. And it is. The social web, is by far the best […]

Things Everyone Should Know When Hiring A Consultant or Freelancer

This particular post has been a long time coming. After 2 years of consulting I’ve really think I nailed down the things that everyone needs to know when hiring a consultant. 1. Be specific about what you want The majority of problems that arise in the Client-Consultant relationship start here. The majority of problems that […]

13 Common Mistakes Small Businesses Don’t Correct

There is a significant difference between being frugal, and and being cheap. People that are frugal always try to get their absolute best bang for their buck, while cheap people simply just want to pay the least amount of possible for anything. Over the last couple of years, I’ve sort of beat myself up over […]

The Fork in the Road

I truly do apologize for not updating this in nearly a year. I’ve had issues with the .net and .com domains being split and running separate versions of the site. The good news is that I do have tons of posts, and I will be updating for frequently. Again, I apologize. I’ve been thinking for […]

Take out the Trash

Dear Fear, As you may already know, we have been performing an internal audit and we made a few discoveries. We have discovered that your services have hurt our business and cost us revenue. In addition, your advice and counsel has led us to miss exciting opportunities to expand into new markets.  As of today […]