Category: Growing Your Business

Easy Rider

When it comes to exercise, biking is not high on my list. I’m more of a “recreational biker” – I enjoy bopping along on a rail trail at an easy pace, not sweating my way up a steep hill as fast as possible. So when my wife, Linda, suggested we join a ride organized by the nearby Ashland Bike Club this past weekend, I was less than enthusiastic.   However, once again, she was right (I’ve lost count at this point). It was a beautiful day and riding with a group – there […] Click to read more…

Take Advantage of Your Advantage

I had a problem earlier this week with my life insurance … I forgot to pay the premium. The bill arrives quarterly – just infrequently enough for me to never have bothered automating the payment. And somehow, between it being summer, us going on vacation, and the new season of Welcome to Wrexham, it slipped through the cracks. Frankly, it’s been a terrible investment. I’ve been paying those life insurance premiums for 20+ years and they have yet to pay off. That aside, I’ve heard that insurance companies will sometimes cancel policies for […] Click to read more…

The 80% Solution

I ran into Dave last Friday morning at our local greasy spoon (literally called, “The Spoon”). That’s unusual since I don’t eat breakfast out very much. I don’t know Dave well, just enough to say hello. But I see him often – nearly every Tuesday night when I go to our town’s local dive bar. (I know what you’re thinking, but sadly, it’s not called, “The Dive Bar.”) It occurred to me, though, that if I wanted to maximize my chances of running into as many people as possible that I know […] Click to read more…

In the Summertime

Among the many things I enjoy about my town is the summer concert series put on by our local arts association. Over several weeks, on both Friday and Saturday evenings, they bring in an assortment of bands from as far away as … well, I don’t actually know but they don’t live here. It’s outdoors (of course) with a wide selection of beer and wine for purchase and a barbecue truck that pulls up and parks off to the side. Bring your own lawn chair and sit wherever you like. […] Click to read more…

Godzilla Wants Your Job

Back in the day, there was no such thing as “video on demand.” We watched whatever came on, whenever it came on, on the ten channels that showed up clearly. Sunday mornings offered a predictable and ever-repeating mix of movies: Abbot and Costello, The Marx Brothers, and an assortment of “monster” flicks. I’ve never been much of a horror fan (although I do have three children), but one of my regular favorites was Godzilla, the mighty, fire-breathing lizard-beast (or whatever). There were many variations on the original, but the plot of […] Click to read more…