Today is my father’s birthday, and it seemed like a good idea to give a present in his honor – a gift for you!
You see, indirectly, my father got me started in this whole computer-geek thing. How many people do you know who used to crawl around as babies in a mainframe computer room? In the early sixties, he’d occasionally take me in to “the office” with him, or my mother would stop by with me for a visit. He managed a major mainframe data center. Read more
Seasonal Business Disorder?
A friend of mine, a sales professional, is frustrated with the lack of focus in the people he’s been calling for the last few days.
“Everyone’s going through the season change – it’s like menopause for business.”
Everyone seems to be busy, scattered, and a little unfocused. I don’t know if they’re feeling mood swings as well, but it seems like a tough week to get people looking forward… or backward, or in any constructive direction.
Maybe it’s the kids going back to school soon, or the urge to cram activity into the last week of summer. Whatever is causing the distraction, it’s a bit frustrating when you’re trying to connect to get business done.
Perhaps this is a good time to plan ahead for what happens after the Labor Day weekend. Usually it’s a good time to get my clients looking forward. Their kids going back to school reminds them of the importance of learning new things, like applying web marketing to their businesses. Read more