Monthly Archives: November 2008

Get Your Team Together

I had a little scare the other day. An old client called to say that a newsletter my company designed for him five years ago may have included images that were not licensed.  Stolen, in other words.  The owner of the images was now demanding payment from my client. Uh oh.  I outsource design and had no idea if the images were licensed. So I called my designer.  And I called my attorney. The good news is that the images were […] Click to read more…

 

Familiarity Breeds Clients

My son Jonathan is a genius. Not just any kind of genius, mind you… he’s a music-lyric-writing genius. He roams the house singing original songs with lyrics so advanced for a nine-year-old that I am constantly interrupting him and asking, “Did you really write that yourself?” Here’s an example: Sometimes when the world comes crashing down And I got nothing left to do, but sit around I find the truth waiting there for me Baby, come back to me, I’m […] Click to read more…

 

Enjoy Your Latte

I just read another one of those “Save $15 a week by cutting back on your Starbucks visits” articles. You know, the ones that are supposed to help you tough it out until the economy gets better. You know what?  I say ignore that line of thinking.  Two reasons: 1. It’s exactly when times are tough that you most appreciate those little treats. If you’re feeling the pinch, you’re probably not taking the family bike trip to Italy next summer, so […] Click to read more…