Combating the “Resistance” in your Business

October 4th, 2010
The Resistance are the multitude of factors that impede human accomplishment and corporate achievement. Fear is the cause of the Resistance, Godin contends, manifested in pride, vanity, distraction, procrastination, you name it.

We Fix iPhones Contest

October 4th, 2010

Recently we started a contest to promote our "We Fix iPhones!" bench repair service.

The First prize: Your choice any iPhone repair Instantly!

We asked for a good tagline for a window sign at our 1648 Western Ave service counter

Social Media + the Power of Staying on Message

August 7th, 2010

How do we bring home the bacon to our family week in and week out?

We do so by sharing enough value with the world, that the world says keep going. We create a 7 day cycle with time off, …

Thoughts on this year's smAlbany Small Business Event

July 29th, 2010

I wanted to thank all of those who helped to make this year's smAlbany small business day such a great event!

I have to start off by thanking our sponsors, without whom we would not have been able to stage …

The Essence of “smAlbany”

June 28th, 2010

I was running errands last weekend wearing my crew shirt. It’s a handsome shirt – white with a royal blue stitched Liberteks logo.

As I made my way around from this store to that, I had the good fortune …

How smAlbany can earn your business $10,000

June 14th, 2010

smAlbany pledges to create an annual local event that will showcase local small business effort and will generate $10,000 in business value for each attendee.

That's right. We estimate that the smAlbany 2010 will produce in excess of $10,000 for …

Why Simplification First Feels Bad

May 24th, 2010

When we simplify the systems of our lives, we transfer the way we felt about our previous systems in the hopes of the benefits of a new simpler choice. Often this simpler choice provides the potential of a method that …

smAlbany Small Business Day & Job Fair July 27

May 13th, 2010

It's with great pride that I'm announcing the 5th Annual smAlbany Small Business Day to be held on Tuesday, July 27 at the College of Nano Science and Engineering at the State University of Albany. I would encourage you to …

A Visit to Federal Bankruptcy Court

April 29th, 2010

Today I spent an interesting day in federal bankruptcy court. I got to watch how easy it is to file a Chapter 7 no asset liquidation in the US. Rather than the system looking to process the claimants assets, it …

How to "blow up" your small business Part I

April 22nd, 2010

At the risk of using a non-politically correct word such as "blow up" in the concept all small businesses desiring to find a business niche and "blow it up"; here "blow it up" refers to the non-controversial concept of exponential …