Category: Strategy & Operations

Mike Grill // October 6, 2017

There was once a pizza shop owner who refused to sell beer despite employees showing him the numbers: the return on his investment in a fridge, CO2, and kegs. The restaurant wasn’t in the best location; it would get transients from time to time and finding needles in the trash or bathroom wasn’t unheard of. […]

Mike Grill // September 22, 2017

Setting up contracts with your customers, negotiating fair prices, and following through on your commitments are all part of doing sound business. They help you and your business become successful. Outwardly, you set up boundaries for your business regarding how you will act and how you expect your clients to act. But what about guidelines […]

Mike Grill // September 11, 2017

For many small business owners, the move from independent hobbyist to actual business owner can be a tricky maze of business jargon, tax law, and unqualified advice. Yes, there are some tricky bits depending on how you file small business taxes with your state, but for the most part, you won’t need a legal team […]

Mike Grill // September 8, 2017

Congratulations! You have grown your small business enough to hire a creative person for your design/artwork/marketing!The only problem: how do you hire the right person for the job? That can be tricky especially if you do not have experience with design – which is probably why you are hiring someone. One major questions to answer: […]

Mike Grill // September 1, 2017

Mark Twain is quoted as saying, “Be good and you will be lonesome.” It is something that a lot of developers and writers know either intrinsically or passively. You can’t spend hours in front of a computer screen, typewriter, word processor, notebook, or even dictating without it being time away from socializing. The problem in […]

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