We’re just about into August now, the last full month of summer vacation before the young ones head back to school. Feel free to take a moment and breathe a sigh of relief.
All done? Okay, good. Now down to business.
There are many people out there who do the stay at home parent thing, while their partner works. And that’s fine, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. If you are a stay at home parent, with the kids shortly going back to school, suddenly you’ve got a lot more free time on your hands.
So, what should you do?
Kicking up your…Continue Reading
As we’re so fond of saying around here, there’s an old saying. “Time is money.”
And it is. Time is definitely money. Time you spend doing other things, is time you could be spending making money. As we’ve discussed previously, self-employed people are generally the hardest workers, with the longest hours. That doesn’t mean spend your every waking moment working. Far from it. But your time is valuable, no matter how you slice it. There’s another old saying, this one in Latin. “Quid pro quo.” This translates to “this for that” in English. You might know it by another name, the…Continue Reading
For a business blog, that title sounds somewhat immature. Not exactly the kind of thing you’d expect to read around here, is it? But there’s really no better way to say it, and it is 100% fact. Interviews, specifically job interviews, are simply terrible. The whole process is hugely flawed.
Answer me this. As an interviewer, it’s your job to get a feel for a person’s personality, behavior, work ethic, and experience. How are you supposed to really get a feel for how a potential new co-worker or business partner is going to act once you actually get to work…Continue Reading
By now most people should be familiar with Google‘s infamous semi-informal company motto, “Don’t Be Evil.” This is a wonderful standard which every company, large or small, should try and hold itself to. That goes for all of you self-employed folks on the path to PIE too.
As you no doubt learned at some point during school, reputation is important. People talk, and almost as often, people listen. It doesn’t matter what’s being said, there is always someone out there who will hear it and will take it to heart. For a bigger company…Continue Reading
Technology is progressing at an insanely fast rate. Since starting this blog the software we use has gone through multiple iterations, each bringing with it new and ever more useful features, allowing us to do more, and in turn, give you more.
Think about this for a second. High speed internet was a new and exciting thing a scant twelve years ago. Now it’s in almost every home in North America. Thirty years ago, many personal computers (such as the Commodore 64) completely lacked an operating system (DOS didn’t exist until 1981) and struggled with even the…Continue Reading