Worst business blunders in history (and what you can learn from them)

segwayYou know what’s great about others’ misfortune? We can learn from it. Dozens, if not hundreds or thousands, of blog posts touch on this topic. …

Promote your business with pro bono design work

Drawing by Robert MacMillan

I love graphic design so much that if I could, I would do it for free. Just to see the smiling …

Promote your graphic design business with social networking

Social networking sites are all the rage today. Some people look at them as ways for teenage girls to gossip about boys and show off …

Why your parents don’t understand your career path

golf-ball-rocketI know the feeling: You’re out on the ninth hole with your dad and you start talking shop. You talk about cash flow, employee management, …

Forging forward and asking for forgiveness if you mess up

taking-risks-in-business-guy-on-diceThe larger the risk, the more lucrative the potential. This concept is a basic tenant of investing, but it is applicable to every facet of …

Real estate doesn’t matter

old-time-downtown-sceneI was driving through my hometown the other day when a bit of nostalgia crept in. I remembered a downtown where families could spend a …

Preflight checklist to ensure great printing results

I don’t think that I work in greater partnership with anyone as I do with printers. Most of my clients require printing services and expect …

The time-loss continuum (delegating tasks to free time)

olympicsTime is of the essence, and nothing shapes your ability to earn money more than time. How long does it take to complete a project? …

Play music to boost business

man-playing-guitarUntil about 18 months ago, I never played an instrument; and at no time have I ever considered myself a musician. Growing up, music was …