Four years ago my company, Dancing Elephants had an idea that we would get together each month to learn something interesting and celebrate the end of another successful month. We first started meeting in a resturant on Kildare Farm Road that is now closed that was known as The Fox and The Hound. Our first time we met we had 12 people attend and we discussed a new idea that was begining to seep into business called Blogging.
Well, the event has grown over the years. We moved the… Read More
Added by Tim Moore on January 27, 2009 at 8:39am —
A tiny leaf falls,
softly touching the water
the river owns it.
Added by Steve Hand on January 26, 2009 at 6:15pm —
"Money. Its a gas.
Take both hands and make a stash.
New car. Caviar."
~~ Pink Floyd
Added by Steve Hand on January 25, 2009 at 11:09am —
Now that we have land, some supplies, and are pushing for donated supplies/seeds/funds, we could use help on a few specific things:
- review and finalization of a brochure to hand out to potential donors and gardeners
- legal assistance completing our 501c3
- volunteers for planting to take place on our 2-acre Franklin County plot in late April / early May
- brainstormers to help us reach businesses willing to donate goods, supplies, gift cards, time,… Read More
Added by Kay Whatley of Grow And Share on January 24, 2009 at 12:33pm —
What's that? you know the
score? Oh, you are at the store!
*Turn hearing aid on*
Added by Steve Hand on January 24, 2009 at 3:58am —
Ever wonder just how much time you spend doing things other than work online? MeeTimer, a Firefox browser add-on, aims to tell you. MeeTimer will calculate how long you spend doing various things--including "work." It aggregates time spent on various sites and turns that time into percentages. Read More
Best of all, MeeTimer won't try to make you feel guilty. (But you'll probably feel guilty…
Added by Michelle Gower-WordPress Mentor on January 23, 2009 at 9:03pm —
1-23-09 Apex NC... I normally give commercials on T.V. the smallest slice of attention. But there is one I think is just hilarious. It is the Swiffer ad that has the song in the background... "Baby come back, you can blame it all on me!" Floor mops are hiding in the bushes and in the grocery store aisles wishing to be invited back into the house. Once a central part of general clean up, the good ole' mop has been replaced by the Swiffer. The mop and the homemaker have broke up forever. The… Read More
Added by Jim Vogel on January 23, 2009 at 3:08pm —
Go ahead and write a really long post. It's okay. The trick to getting people to read it all the way through--even if they find it interesting--is to break it up. Breaking up long posts creates three benefits for you and your readers:
1. Creates a sense of anticipation.
By turning your really long posts into a series, you create a sense of anticipation in your readers--assuming that what you have to say is interesting in and of itself. Rather than giving all the information away… Read More
Added by Michelle Gower-WordPress Mentor on January 23, 2009 at 2:56pm —
What's it all about? Is it just for the moment we live? You decide.
Added by Steve Hand on January 23, 2009 at 11:30am —
WOW, what a great turn out.
, Mary, Steve along with Eban
hosted a very good Social Hour - actually it was hard to get everyone to go home :).
I stopped counting when I hit 75 inSiders.
Jack has an awesome golf shop - fully equiped - you can quickly tell that the staff is… Read More
Added by Pat Howlett on January 23, 2009 at 8:30am —
Pure joy, with total
abandonment--when she danced
it was contagious.
Added by Steve Hand on January 22, 2009 at 5:54pm —
I want all those who are new here to 919 and on the fence about trying out any of our social hours to know that if you come to our socials, and need a friendly face to 'get you started' out there, you can find me and join whomever I'm with. You will be welcomed for as long as you feel you need to stay; and when you are ready to meet other people you have my blessing to move on. Also, I can probably point out several people to go and talk to as well; feel free to ask for… Read More
Added by Michelle Gower-WordPress Mentor on January 22, 2009 at 3:00pm —
I posted this question in the Linkedin Answers area and recived many good answers. If you know anyone that is employeed make sure to tell them this is the time to give and receive recommendations while they are employeed! Here are a few of the answers, feel free to go to the blog ( http://tinyurl.com/linkedin4job ) and add your own:
From: John M. O’Connor-… Read More
Added by Martin Brossman on January 22, 2009 at 6:52am —
There's a field in your profile questions that asks what your Twitter username is for others to follow.
Today I came across no less than 12, before stopping, profiles whose Twitter names were improperly formatted.
This prevents people from finding and following you! If you've included your Twitter name, I'm assuming you want people to follow you. But many may not know that they need to enter other characters into their browser's address bar to find your page--they'll… Read More
Added by Michelle Gower-WordPress Mentor on January 21, 2009 at 5:38pm —
1-21-09 Apex, NC... Every time someone thinks of this slogan, they usually think of Toyota. It's in their commercials; heck it is their adopted slogan. Adopted? Well yeah... In 1930, Henry Ford wrote a business book called "Moving Forward". Ironic isn't it?
Here is a Henry I quote from 1930, "If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself."
Henry Ford, one of the greatest minds in automotive history never suffered fools lightly. His quotes are… Read More
Added by Jim Vogel on January 21, 2009 at 5:33pm —
I've noticed that as my business is growing and I'm moving ahead with several projects, there are more and more demands placed upon my time. I've had to seriously re-evaluate my networking strategy; taking time out of my schedule just to network is becoming a more and more difficult thing to do. I don't expect it to get easier any time soon.
Networking is still important, and building relationships offline is key. As one solution to this problem, I've been exploring the possibility… Read More
Added by Dave Baldwin on January 21, 2009 at 3:17pm —
Try to fit ten pounds of too much stuff to be done in a five pound bag.
Added by Steve Hand on January 21, 2009 at 8:47am —
You'll notice that I've placed some Company Logo's to the right under the heading "Past Business Sponsors".
Thought I'd post this on my Blog to explain what this is about.
Restaurant Savoy was our 1st Social Hour Host - Thanks Jo Smith
and Jeff Snell
Savor Hospitality stepped up next and helped really set the tone. Thanks… Read More
Added by Pat Howlett on January 20, 2009 at 8:00pm —
As I sit looking out at the steady snowfall coming down outside my warm and cozy office window, I am thinking of all the folks peaceful in their homes today ... the kids are joyous that school is canceled and happy to be sledding down the hills outside, the families are delighted to be together today cooking, laughing, cuddling and focusing on what's good in life. If the serenity you feel today is felt most days for you then I applaud you. If you are experiencing a much needed gift away from… Read More
Added by Dr. Puja Wentworth, DC on January 20, 2009 at 11:52am —
rarely sees snow. Today is
a welcome delight.
Added by Steve Hand on January 20, 2009 at 9:51am —