Yesterday, Tesla in a massively bold move, opened all of their patents to the public in a hilariously titled blog post, “All our patents are belong to you.” (which is a reference to an internet video meme from a few years ago, “All your base are belong to us“) What does this mean for the automotive industry? Huge opportunities, but will they act? [Read more…]
Like many business owners, I hate all the paperwork and stuff I have to do to just keep organized and keep my business running.
Each year, I have used numerous spreadsheets, software, and other tools to try and let me do what I do best…be in front of people. Freshbooks cloud accounting has been a godsend!
But what ends up happening is we spent half our time doing activities that don’t actually generate revenue, or worse, we wait until the last minute to get them done, right? What is your time worth? [Read more…]
I live in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada and there is a local restaurant called Pagliaccis. They have wonderful food and are always busy. Most nights, line ups are way out the door and they give you wine while you wait in line. Pretty awesome.
In the corner of the restaurant, there is a table and on the wall beside it is a picture that gets me inspired every time I see it. It is a cartoon drawing, probably from the 80s. It is a wonderful illustration of the journey to success.
I find a huge value in coffee meetings. I really enjoy connecting with people, discussing ideas, and exploring opportunities. I know that much of my success has come from my openness to meet with new people, but more so in the relationships I cultivate. But today, we are going to explore a bit of the dangers of ongoing coffee meetings… [Read more…]
I had a few people tell me recently that they find it hard to keep up with all the emails I have been sending lately. I am considering doing a weekly update or even every three posts and would love some feedback for sure. But it got me thinking about the emails I receive each day and which ones I open and read. [Read more…]
I think that perhaps sometimes we take things too seriously. Amirite? And that business interaction after interaction kind of just blend into each other and get pretty redundant. I am also a massive fan of shaking people out of their normal thought patterns and bringing their attention snapping back to me. So today I think we should have some fun and bring back some totally tubular words that we all know so well and inject them into our conversations over the next week. Sound cool? [Read more…]
Unless you already have all the customers you can handle, you are probably wondering what to do about marketing. And most likely, you are feeling overwhelmed by all of the opinions and options for what you should do. If you are like most business owners, you are feeling frustrated by your marketing efforts and want to know how you should attract and retain those new customers more effectively. [Read more…]