is a new business opening in Durham that will operate as a certified kitchen. For an annual fee, people in the catering and food truck business (and anybody else in need of a certified kitchen) will have use of the space 24 hours a day, 7… Read More
Added by John Huisman on March 31, 2011 at 8:00pm —
Running a business is complicated enough without having to worry about insurance. Just like homeowners, every business owner needs to protect their hard work and investments. Whether you paint for a living like Schleter Painting and Drywall, or you sell beer for a living like the Beer Dispensary in Downtown Apex, insurance can sometimes be considered an occupational hazard. But there is good news.
Woomer Group - Insurance and Financial Services offers a nice menu of commercial… Read More
Added by Jim Vogel on March 31, 2011 at 6:31pm —
Why are most POD (Print On Demand) books not taken seriously by bookstores, media and reviewers? To start, with typically higher printing costs, lower print quality and usually a no-return policy; Sample—less profits and more hassles. The big bookstore chains aren’t exactly falling all over themselves to carry POD books. More importantly, POD is viewed as relatively “barrier-free” publishing.
At the top is a conventionally published book. A book with a reputable publishing…
Added by Ted R. on March 31, 2011 at 2:30pm —
Being a caregiver for a child with cancer is quite different than being a caregiver for an adult with cancer. Read More
I remember the day our daughter, Colleen, was diagnosed with stage IV osteosarcoma as if it was yesterday. We had gone through a few days of tests and the doctor very clearly explained how…
Added by Diane Moore, Childhood Cancer on March 31, 2011 at 1:30pm —
So often as business owners, we are spending a lot of time focusing on our business that we sometimes forget to acknowledge others who have been instrumental to our success - whether big or small. Read More
I want to take a moment to share my Inside919 "Top Gun" with you and ask that you do the same.
I want to share some attributes of just one person (I know, that's very hard to limit sometimes!), one person that has helped shaped who I am professionally.
Added by Teresa Molter on March 31, 2011 at 10:32am —
I launched this in February.
The only marketing this is getting is the Banner at the Top of Inside919 and the inclusion of a mention in my "Insider Weekly" update email.
We're already getting traffic from other outside sources - you guys must be sharing it which is fantastic for all. Read More
Wanted to share a quick traffic picture with you.…
Added by Pat Howlett on March 31, 2011 at 8:00am —
As a Fuquay-Varina-based business (with personal roots in this southern-most tip of Wake County, too), seeing positive developments that improve both variety and quality of life is exciting. While looking for news about events, new retailers and restaurants, specials and other neighborhood happenings to share on our new page on Facebook
(Like the page and you'll stay in the loop about F-V plus Holly… Read More
Added by Ken Smith, Goldens Realty on March 30, 2011 at 3:50pm —
The Fool has been through an incredible journey, and he has learned a lot. Both worlds – physical and spiritual – are now known to him, and he is getting close to finding enlightenment. But, there is yet another step to take, and it is going to be so overwhelming that all foundations of the world as he knows it might crumble with it: The Fool has to face his fears. Before he can push forward toward meeting his new self, fear must be dissolved, so that the Fool can break the primal shackles that… Read More
Added by Sandra Carrington-Smith on March 30, 2011 at 6:56am —
I've come to realize over the past year that life is a lot simpler than I thought. Those of you who have done Bill Davis's classes will be familiar with the concept of a "BFO" or "Blinding Flash of the Obvious." My BFO this week: do what I'm compelled to do.
I joined this network in 2008 - and I had to rip myself away from the computer screen. I found a similar phenomenon happening with Squidoo
and… Read More
Added by Dave Baldwin on March 29, 2011 at 11:37pm —
When dealing with customers, you may eventually run into a situation where you and a customer may have a misunderstanding. You know that you did what you were supposed to do but the customers may insist otherwise. This situation is one that needs to be handled with extreme care.
Today, I had a client back in New York call me and asked why I wasn't there for our appointment, to clean her carpets. We had made an appointment for next Tuesday, in the afternoon. She insisted that the… Read More
Added by Fred T. Gruber Jr. on March 29, 2011 at 10:53pm —
Women and entrepreneurs read on. You'll identify be well with what I'm about to say!
As a thriving business owner and mother of a high-energy toddler, laundry is something I do frequently between coaching sessions. As I was starting my sixth load the other day, I realized as I adjusted that dial yet again that was a teaching lesson. Yes, my washing machine knows a great deal about success-and we would do well to pay attention. In fact, as women and business owners, some of our most… Read More
Added by Dr. Barnsley Brown on March 29, 2011 at 7:00pm —
It’s a sad fact that there are “bad” customers out there — customers who are simply more trouble than they’re worth. The decision to “fire” such a customer sometimes seems like the only decision, but that can have serious economic repercussions, especially if it’s a high-volume customer. So here’s an important question for a you: Is it possible to change a “bad” customer’s behavior and turn him/her into a “good” customer? Read More
The answer is yes. It isn’t always necessary to “fire” a…
Added by David M. Fellman on March 29, 2011 at 3:47pm —
Throughout his journey, the Fool has encountered many opposites – night and day, linear thinking versus fluid thinking, the scale of justice, and life and death. He has at times struggled to keep the opposites in balance, and he has poured his energy into trying to determine which path he should follow. At this point of his journey, the Fool stumbles into an angel who appears to be pouring a liquid from one vessel into another, then turns around and pours the liquid from the second vessel back… Read More
Added by Sandra Carrington-Smith on March 29, 2011 at 7:03am —
Are you jotting down reminders on multiple sheets of paper, in various notebooks or via sticky notes posted all around your office? If so, how many of those action items actually get completed?!? Keeping all your to-do items in one place makes it more likely they will each get completed and aids in… Read More
Added by Emily Parks on March 29, 2011 at 7:00am —
Effective January 2011, the North Carolina Offer to Purchase and Contract got a new clause called Due Diligence.
The due diligence period and due diligence fee are significant changes to the contract because it puts a specific timeframe for things to get done and an amount of money which is non-refundable and separate from the earnest money.
Added by Amy Shair, REMAX Real Estate on March 29, 2011 at 7:00am —
The much anticipated opening of PieBird
restaurant by foodies in Raleigh and across the Triangle area is about to come to fruition. You can almost smell the wafting scents of pie now, as PieBird plans for an official opening Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Located between Krispy… Read More
Added by John Huisman on March 28, 2011 at 11:22pm —
Panda Update Follow-up Plans
According to Matt Cutts, google’s Anti-Spam Enforcer, google plans to get back to the core spam free basics in 2011.
Here’s a summary:
1) Google will be rolling out a content based spam classifier (if it looks questionable or spammy to a user, it will be detected by google)
2) Identify and punish sites that use “keyword stuffing” spam
3) Identify and punish the sources of blog comment… Read More
Added by Bob Walton on March 28, 2011 at 7:30pm —
BECOMING “LONG TERM AWARE”
If you are employed and become ill or have an accident, your accumulated sick leave may cover your living expenses—at least for the short term—but what about the long term? How long could you live without a steady income? And how long would it take before your savings and investments were depleted?
These are questions that many people in their 40s, 50s, and 60s probably don’t spend a lot of time thinking about—much less planning for. And unless a… Read More
Added by Marvin A. Johnson on March 28, 2011 at 4:37pm —
Goodness Gracious! I have been working on a project, actually a 'test' piece for a client. This 'test' will see if the client wants to commission me to do further work, lots of further work. The sketch was actually simple...but the landscape was not. I had created a proof for the client to review and then start working on… Read More
Added by Brenda Priest on March 28, 2011 at 4:20pm —
Ben Franklin has saved my business!
What does Benjamin Franklin have to do with pen & ink illustrations? Time management.
I am in the unique position, as a solo-preneur, that all is done by me. The marketing, materials purchase, client acquisition, sales, production, delivery and the financials. All… Read More
Added by Brenda Priest on March 28, 2011 at 4:18pm —