If you have to say, “I know you can’t read this, but.” you’ve flubbed it. And you realize that you are part of the time frame of these peoples’ lives. So I spoke to the owners, told them what I wanted to do, and they were extremely accommodating.
Part of being a good entrepreneur is to track the progress of your business periodically. Some people get so obsessed with these statistics and numbers that they often spend hours every night computing and plotting progress. For many businessmen, these metrics serve as a gauge on whether the company is doing well or not. But is tracking the metrics really that important? Isn’t the job of the accountants enough by computing the income generated by the company? Apparently, metrics isn’t just about the income garnered. There are other aspects of tracking involved.
If someone has to be at that meeting does it have to be you? Could you find someone who could go in your place? It could be a colleague – and you’ll help her out with something. It could be a junior colleague who would find the experience exciting and a chance for personal development Naturally you’d brief them properly and inform the Chair.
Some people were lucky enough to actually get the window display when it was finished with. When it had been in the window for two weeks. It might be a window display of Pictures At An Exhibition.
Twitter uses hashtags. It also has desktop and smart-phone apps like TweetDeck that allow you to identify and connect with others with similar interests. To see how hastags work just do a twitter search for #CPA to tune into the conversation that CPAs are having. Facebook makes it easier. Just search for groups with appropriate interests and you’ll get access to plenty of other users. You’ll find tons of diverse groups with highly specialized interests. There are groups dedicated to start-up businesses, entrepreneurs, and just about every specific industry. You may also find some useful advice for running your business in groups dedicated to accounting. There’s health care for accountants, support groups, and firms that are shifting their business model to cloud computing.
If the country wants a National HealthCare system then the money is there for it. I say the country because I believe that any budget increase of over 2% a year needs to be voted on in a general election. That’s right let’s limit those “smart” folks in Washington D.C. to no more than a 2% increase every year. Hey, it’s our surplus not theirs. Let it stack up until “we” are ready to spend it. Politicians would no longer get a blank check. They, like us in the real world, would be on a budget and be held accountable.
Another huge consideration along with guaranteed uptime is the level of customer service you can count on when something goes wrong. Let’s face it at some point there will be a flood, a power outage, a plague of locusts, or server eating gnomes. How your ISP provides service when the chips are down is going to mean the difference between your IT departments planning a revolt, and your IT department actually revolting.
I’ve just come back from a 14-concert tour in Europe. We were there 16 days, and visited seven countries. It was fantastic. And it’s quite interesting. Because in Europe, the audience is a lot younger, and they’re hearing the music almost for the first time.
Is there a lack of face to face communication? Are people relying too much on email to deliver instructions? Does this result in a lack of understanding. Confusion leads to mistakes, which means it takes longer to get things done. Instructions are best conveyed in person.