What’s with the Vinyl Revival and Record Store Day?

THANK YOU “A big thank you to those of you who celebrated the culture of the indie record store on Saturday with us”.  From the site http://www.recordstoreday.com.     For those of us old enough to know “vinyl” refers to a recording pressed onto a record or album actually made of vinyl, April 18, 2015 was a great…

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How I became a “Dunkin Donuts” regular

So how did I become a “Dunkin Donuts” regular, heading out each morning for a cup of coffee for my wife and me? Unaware of my wife’s preference for “Dunkin Donuts” coffee, we got married.  It wasn’t very long after I discovered she wanted a cup of coffee every morning.  Being the practical male, I dug…

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The Unavoidable

Some things are unavoidable. That would include taxes (especially this time of year), rain, and mistakes. From a small business point of view: Taxes.  Part of me wishes I could search out those who are working on startups.  How did you do your taxes your first year in business?  Or more accurately, how did you…

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Bookstore browsing vs. Second Day Delivery

This post is for book lovers.  You are the one with the in-home library or two.  Your shelves have your favorite books and a few you have yet to read. You wish you had more time to read. Ask yourself, book lover, how did you get all of those books?  Where did you find them? …

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Ooma – An alternative to monthly phone bills

((This post is  about my second upgrade to our home phone service.  You may rightfully ask, Why did you decide to change phone service again? It all started last June when I received a letter from my Cable TV/ Internet/ Phone Company.  The letter offered a free, faster phone modem, so I decided to request the new replacement. …

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Switching phone service to save money

Do you still have a land-line phone at your house?  If so, why not consider a cheaper alternative? I was one of those reluctant to change my traditional phone service through a phone company for phone service offered through my cable company.  To tell the truth, I found things pretty confusing and didn’t really understand how it…

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“The waiting is the hardest part”

Yes, “the waiting is the hardest part”, as the song by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers says.  And why wouldn’t this be true for success too?  Or from my point of view trying to make a go with a new business there is the waiting.  I won’t argue with Tom Petty.  It is hard to wait. Another expression comes…

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Happy First Day of Spring !

Let’s hear it for new beginnings!  Nature will be waking up with new colors, sights, and sounds.  No matter where you are in the world today, at least according to the calendar, is the first day of Spring.  So if Spring has not sprung, it will get to you eventually.  After the cold and snow…

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Going in different directions

As a newbie hoping to start a business online, I am finding it is important to do these two things: Prioritize and work at Time Management. Have you ever felt like you were pulled in two different directions?  Probably that’s a feeling shared by most of us.  In fact, most likely we might say we are…

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Rainbows and the Pot of Gold

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you! And may you have the luck of the Irish too! Have you ever wondered why there are rainbows after it rains?  Now I’m not talking about the scientific explanation which has something to do with water droplets reflecting the sun’s rays.  No, I’m thinking about the religious teaching or legend…

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