Entries Categorized as 'Business'

USPCS wins the Vermeil Award for the APS Web Site Competition

Author: , July 27th, 2013

One of my website clients just won an award: www.uspcs.org! A total of 27 organizations entered into the second annual APS Chapter and Affiliates Web Site Competition in one of three classes–club/society, stamp show, or combination. All were judged in a variety of categories, including content, structure and navigation, visual design, functionality, and interoperability, with […]

A Modern Contract for IT Consultants and Clients

Author: , April 10th, 2013

I work for you and many other clients at the same time. I hold your interests in high regard. Our relationship will be one of honesty and integrity, with best intentions and no deception intended on either side. We will communicate as much as possible so that expectations and goals are clear to both sides. […]

How To Really Piss Off Your Staff

Author: , February 2nd, 2013

Public criticism. Pointing out a worker’s mistake in front of others rarely yields a good response. Though some managers think public reproach keeps everyone else from making the same mistake—it usually just makes everyone feel bad. Failing to provide praise. If employees feel like their hard work goes unnoticed, they’ll start to wonder why they’re […]

Negative Feedback Tips

Author: , August 31st, 2012

Click Here For The Original Article by Geoffrey James (copied without permission) 1. Make negative feedback unusual. When a work environment becomes filled with criticism and complaint, people stop caring, because they know that–whatever they do–they’ll get raked over the coals. “I try to give seven positive reinforcements for every negative comment,” says Dan Cerutti, […]

Making Meetings More Productive

Author: , May 24th, 2012

A great article in the Wall Street Journal: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304192704577404434001058726.html Advice from executives, meeting planners and trainers on productive meetings: Set a clear agenda. Impose a ‘no devices’ rule or schedule periodic tech breaks for email, texts and phone calls. Redirect people back to the agenda when they ramble or digress. Draw out quiet people by […]

ASPCA Posts About My Client, WebThriftStore!

Author: , March 16th, 2012

The ASPCA posted another article about my client, WebThriftStore.com today: Donate, Shop and Save (Animals!) with WebThriftStore I am very proud to be working with WebThriftStore, and I hope all of you will visit the site today!

WebThriftStore and the ASPCA Join Forces

Author: , January 5th, 2012


The Fast Lane

Author: , December 11th, 2011

Things sure have been busy! Multiple client projects in parallel always seem to make time go faster. Now that two different websites have been launched, things should calm down a tad. The concept of having weekends off for a while is very attractive. I realized recently that the consulting business has been a crazy ride […]

Helping to Spread the Word

Author: , October 21st, 2011

Today I became the most junior member of the CloudSpring.com and SitePoint.com team of contributing authors. I noticed that CloudSpring was looking for articles about Amazon Web Services, a subject I happen to have some first-hand knowledge of. So, on a whim, I sent an email to the listed contact email and hoped for the […]

A Spectacular Day

Author: , September 16th, 2011

Yesterday was a very good day… I was contacted by a large corporation about PainMinder, and Naomi finished a very important task at work. So Naomi and I decided to go celebrate at Elements (of course). Justin had the Cube available, so off we went. When we reached Route 206, we saw a huge rainbow […]