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…

TRUST IS THE HARDEST THING TO FIND AND THE EASIEST THING TO LOSE

According to Forbes magazine, trust “enables people to do business with one another.” That is a fascinating concept. In fact, there is a percentage value associated with trust…99.5%. This means that for every dollar you or your firm sells or raises, more than 99 cents comes from the fact that someone trusts you. https://www.forbes.com/2006/09/22/trust-economy-markets-tech_cx_th_06trust_0925harford.html THIS IS A VERY POWERFUL CONCEPT This statistic may not be totally accurate; however, even if it is partially true, this factoid should give everyone pause. Think about your friends, business associates. Those whom you respect. Is trust tied into any of these choices? Yes, it…

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HELP!

There are 2 types of people in the world. Those who ask for help at every possible opportunity, often appearing to be lazy whiners, and those who never ask for any help ever, giving the impression of stubborn stoics. Which category do you identify with? Me? I’m firmly in the second, and albeit a bit self-righteously, I happen to think my group far superior to the first. However, given enough contemplation on the subject, I’m starting to think we ain’t so grand either. We all know “that guy” who will ask a coworker a question rather than find out the…