COVID Stinks!

“You love herBut she loves himAnd he loves somebody elseYou just can’t win” Has anyone other than me noticed that the economic consequences of the COVID pandemic are just like J. Geils puts it in his iconic song, Love Stinks? As a small business owner who deals almost exclusively with other businesses, I’ve made an interesting observation… this COVID economic situation is full of disjointed extremes. On one hand, unemployment has skyrocketed to levels not previously seen in decades or longer. On the other hand, in speaking with people in various industries and reading the newspapers, there is a labor…

Waiting for the World to Change

The evening after I had to board up the windows of my printing company on North Charles Street in downtown Baltimore City because of the potential for some protesters to chuck bricks through my twelve plate glass windows, I watched Martin Scorsese’s seminal movie, Raging Bull. While most viewers in its 40-year history apparently found the picture plaudit-worthy, I was in the minority, not enjoying it at all (other than seeing DeNiro pack on 65 pounds!). It was disturbing and sad and infuriating. Why didn’t LaMotta’s two put-upon wives leave him, or leave him earlier, once they discovered he was…

Idle Hands Are A Perfect Time to Tackle Projects!

Here’s one from the vaults, originally posted in 2009…   Phone not ringing as much as it used to? People kinda hangin’ around looking like they are at loose ends? What are you gonna do? PUT ‘EM TO WORK! During this perceived or real lull in your business, why not tackle some of those projects you never seemed to have time to get to before…remember, when you were meeting rush deadlines?! If you don’t have one handy, make a list for you and your team of all of the things you could be doing if only you had the time…