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Business Facetime Calls

JULY 15, 2010

Alex has been working on a pretty important and time sensitive project and has been staying at the office late recently. Such devotion @FesikTheWise!

Last night, when I was on the way out of the office, Alex was on a call with the client...

iPhone App Feedback

JULY 8, 2010

In the early days of our iPhone Apps we used a Google Groups for feedback. For various reasons we stopped using the group and moved to Twitter to communicate app updates via @rustybrick and @isiddur...

Launch Day Donuts

JUNE 18, 2010

Today we launched a new site, TigerChef.com, a restaurant equipment supplier. Normally launch days can be very stressful. Making sure you tied up all the lose ends, uploading the site, migrating everything from their old hosting to our servers, etc. Today however we were helped out by our clients...

Cost Of iPhone 4 Pre-Order Day

JUNE 15, 2010

When Google did their Pacman Doodle, it was estimated that 4.82 million hours of lost productivity was realized worldwide, costing millions of dollars in lost time. Today, with the new iPhone 4 being available for pre-order today, there is a tremendous amount of time being lost...

Help Wanted

JUNE 3, 2010

We are currently looking to hire one or two new PHP developers and likely one mobile developer. If you are looking to work at a really good company, or you know anyone who might be a good fit both technically and culturally, please let us know...

Gmail Full?

MAY 27, 2010

Six weeks ago, I wrote a blog post on my personal blog named Beware of Gmail's All Mail : Eats Up Space. In short, I used up all my Google Apps capacity and had to delete mail to make sure I did not go above my quota...

Wire Transfers

MAY 26, 2010

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One of the most basic necessities of any business or organization is depositing money. Without being able to collect money from your customers and supporters, in the long run, you won't be able to keep your doors open...

Closing The Deal Quickly

MAY 14, 2010

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I send out a lot of estimates and proposals, it is part of what I do everyday. And honestly, we close a nice percentage of those deals, even though I am a horrible sales man. Some of those deals close quickly and some close after over a year after first contact...

Long Emails? Call Them

MAY 4, 2010

Anyone who knows me, I am not a fan of using the phone. People know I am obsessed with email and look for ways to prevent people from calling me. But even I, yes me, admit there are times when a phone conversation is more efficient than email...

Paper Selling During Earth Week

APRIL 23, 2010

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Just an hour ago, we received a phone call from a paper supplies company. I ultimately did not end up speaking with the sales person...

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