LIVE AND LEARN…HIRE AN INTERN!

Hiring an intern for your business or organization is a brilliant idea! ADVANTAGES OF INTERNS Interns can be smart, motivated, quick learners (they’re already in school, right?), take instructions well, have limited expectations, and are eager, industrious, hard workers! They are grateful for the work experience, can be inexpensive, and want to impress. An added benefit…interns don’t have years of jaded employment in the workforce with cranky supervisors telling them “You can’t do it that way!” As an employer, you end up with an out-of-the-box thinker who may come up with some pretty unique and productive ideas. On the downside,…

WHAT TO DO? OH, RIGHT, MY “TO DO” LIST!

How do I love To Do Lists? Let me count the ways, or at least jot down a quick a list of them! Is there a better feeling in the world than crossing off a list item? I’m hard-pressed to think of many, especially if one is determined and focused. Certain tasks must be done every day, so why not write them down and cross them out as you do them? That way, you are already on your way toward increased productivity, as you get that adrenaline rush of having accomplished goals. This breeds the desire to do more, to…

REUNITED AND IT FEELS SO GOOD

You may or may not know, but I have two printing companies: Curry Printing and Copy Cat Printing. Curry Printing was my family’s business, and Copy Cat Printing was an acquisition of a then-failing small commercial printer I made back in 2004. I have kept the companies as separate entities. Until now. There are a few benefits to having two almost identical companies: cross-trained staff for vacation times, duplication (no pun intended!) of equipment for extra busy times, or when machines are down for service, and a built in petri dish for when we conduct experiments with online and other…