A Small Business Wants Public Healthcare

I am a small businessman and employer. I’ve hired various people for jobs as needed, and I work regularly with an excellent designer. But, I’ve been quite reluctant to take the next step and hire full-time employees. It isn’t that the payroll is that hard to do. QuickBooks takes care of that for me. The problem is that anyone I’d hire full-time would (rightly) expect that I’d provide a health insurance option.

I support a strong public healthcare option on extremely pragmatic reasoning, that it would benefit my bottom line, the bottom line of my employees, it would increase flexibility, freedom and responsiveness. Haha, I almost sound like I’m using “Randian” analysis here.

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Productivity Gold – The Cream of the Day

To resolve the conflict between client work and long-term projects, I’m dedicating the first hour of each day – the cream – to long term projects. . . . → Read More: Productivity Gold – The Cream of the Day

Building a Business – Proper Focus

Going through my notes from studying the NitroBlueprint – an excellent internet business building course I purchased last year – I came across this timely quote about focus:

(referring to a business model of putting up 10,000 junk web pages for adsense)

That might be focus, but is it proper focus?

Does that . . . → Read More: Building a Business – Proper Focus

Boot Lust

I’m attending South By Southwest this year, and of course that means attending a lot of parties, meeting people and connecting. Last night, I got into a fashion discussion with a new friend and I mentioned my new fashion lust.

I want a pair of the incredible Mark Nason Threat boots, which are sadly . . . → Read More: Boot Lust

Don't Quit and Don't Sell

A little sanity check during an incredibly turbulent time in the economy.

Don’t Quit

If you are already out there building your own business, keep at it. If you were all prepared to jump ship from your lousy office job, do it. The nasty little secret is that harder times clean up the pool . . . → Read More: Don't Quit and Don't Sell

My daily productivity practices

In the last year, I’ve found that planning and task management is critical to my success as an entrepreneur. Of course it is! I knew that before, but the last year has really helped me come up with a great set of tips for motivation and efficient productivity.

I use a blend of three . . . → Read More: My daily productivity practices

Accounting is not so fun for me

After a frustrating day of entering PayPal transactions, I’m fed up and outsourcing my accounting to someone who likes the work.

. . . → Read More: Accounting is not so fun for me

Getting Started Making Money with Adwords

A couple years ago, I lost several hundred dollars to experimentation Google Adwords, without making a dime. I suspect that this is completely normal. It is easy to lose much more, I imagine.

I was discouraged, leaving Adwords alone since then, despite the fact that I know a couple people personally who make multiple . . . → Read More: Getting Started Making Money with Adwords

Falling Off the Edge of the Earth

I guess I fell off the edge of the Earth.

I think possibly the “I don’t want this site to die” blog entries are a great indicator that a blog is about to fade. I knew it when I wrote that last one. Ah well.

So what has really happened?

Well, this site . . . → Read More: Falling Off the Edge of the Earth

Outsource to America. Hire me for cheap?

Yesterday I had my kickoff call with a new client from Germany. Analyzing the sale, which is always a good idea, I was thinking about why he didn’t even blink an eye at my hourly rate. It truly is a bit higher than many can get away with charging for web development work, and . . . → Read More: Outsource to America. Hire me for cheap?