Why Outsourcing is Like a Barbershop Shave

Yesterday, I was lucky. My two boys spent the day with friends at the pool, and Mel was busily studying for a Law School final.  Since I’m self-employed, I saw a quiet Sunday in the house as a “free” workday and started mentally planning what I would try to accomplish as I drove the boys to … Read moreWhy Outsourcing is Like a Barbershop Shave

Would You Trust Me with a Kid If You Knew I Was a Jailbird?

On the internet, we KNOW that everything (bad) lasts forever… we all get this, even if we deny it (which is usually right after a few late-night drunkposts).  I’ve recently learned that the internet is not alone in this characteristic of unfortunate recall. My tale has a few simple highlights: I was arrested. It was for … Read moreWould You Trust Me with a Kid If You Knew I Was a Jailbird?

Wow. I Really Thought You Loved Me.

I’m pretty thrilled that I get more than my share of happy wishes these days – most of which are in email.  Honestly, I don’t have any issue with getting personal messages through a (relatively) impersonal medium… I love that my friends even think about me during their day. And, all this thinking about public, private, personal, … Read moreWow. I Really Thought You Loved Me.

When Do You Just Quit?

In a word: Never This has been a tough couple of years for many (most… all?) small businesses, and especially hard for artist-run businesses that were just barely making ends meet before the Great Recession hit.  And, as a business strategy consultant to a lot of them, I’m often asked the question of when to … Read moreWhen Do You Just Quit?