I hate the term “brochureware”

Every once in a while I am asked to take a look at a site that is being referred to as “brochureware”. I always cringe when that happens. I hate that term. If you aren’t familiar with the word, the origins of it go back to the early days of the Internet and it refers…

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Your Homepage – Learn to Say No

I have heard from many parents that their childs’ first word was “NO!” Knowing that, it is hard to imagine as adults how hard it is to say no. Ask someone even the most ridiculous off the wall request and watch how rarely you get a straight “no”. They will talk in circles and frequently…

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What does it mean to win?

Fast Company magazine did an interesting series this month on who will “win” the tech war of 2012.  Though I received a copy with Larry Page on the cover saying that Google would win, they sent out other covers randomly with Steve Jobs saying Apple would win, Mark Zuckerberg saying Facebook would win and Jeff…

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Taking your new business seriously

Why is it so hard as a new business to take oneself seriously?  I went through this when I first started out (ok, I hate to admit it but I am still going through it to some extent) and I am watching a friend go through it as well. Actually, the why is easy to…

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Where is my map?

I am afraid that as I write this I am a mass of frustration.  You see, I can’t find my damn map.  You know… the map to tell me what I am supposed to do next to make my business successful?  The map to show me who to talk to and how to prioritize my…

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The siren call of the fire drill

Yesterday was a rats nest.  I woke up with a million plans of how productive I would be and how much I would get done from my long term to do list. (Including a detailed ecommerce back to basics blog post to go here.) The reality of course didn’t go that way… I have been…

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