Quote: Be who you are…

Tweet Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind. Dr. Seuss

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What If There Is No Apple Tablet?

Tweet Sometimes I wonder if I am the only one asking that question. Yes, it’s quite obvious there have been hints at a tablet for at least a year now. Yes, there’s been “leaked” information. Yes, the rumors are swirling. Yes, there are stunning Photoshop mock-ups of what it may look like. But – Apple still has not yet confirmed …

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Quote: Design is…

Tweet Design is intelligence made visible Alina Wheeler

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Would You Pay to Read an Online Paper?

Tweet The blogosphere is abuzz with reports that the New York Times will charge for content, YouTube will charge for watching certain movies, and Hulu will start offering episode archives for a monthly fee. This is a sudden shift in business model, and I’m not convinced its a good idea in each case. Lets take a quick look: Hulu – …

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Good Business and Good Cause

Tweet Just wanted to take a quick moment to highlight what’s going on at http://www.indierelief.com/ A number of companies have teamed up and pledged all revenues from their software sales to go to fund relief efforts in Haiti. This is both helping a great cause, and also great business. Many people who weren’t planning to purchase any of these programs …

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Cost Per Customer?

Tweet ¬†An important metric for any company is seeing the cost it takes to gain a new customer. For example, if you are a phone company, and you spend $30 million in one year advertising, how many customers do you increase as a result of that advertising? Let’s assume that each customer is worth something in the neighborhood of $1,400 …

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Philosophically Opposed to a Client

Tweet My company spoke to a potential client today about growing his business. He had a job opening posted (a position requiring valuable experience and offering minimum wage no less). We thought to go the ‘consulting’ route to show him a few better ways of meeting the immediate need and then growing well beyond that. Before you say that sounds …

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Quote: Drive thy business…

Tweet Drive thy business or it will drive thee. Benjamin Franklin

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What’s In Your Workspace?

Tweet Everyone needs a sanctuary where they work to get stuff done. This might be a nice corner office on the 27th floor of a downtown building. It might be a windowless office. It might be a cubicle, or perhaps even a shared cubicle. Some lucky (depending on your point of view) ones even have a home office – home …

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How’d You Name Your Business?

Tweet It’s always interesting to hear how people came up with their business names. The identity of your brand can make or break your business. CreativeBits has a post on this, and here’s my favorite: Apple Computers Favourite fruit of founder Steve Jobs. He was three months late in filing a name for the business, and he threatened to call …

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