I wrote the following post in 2013 but never published it.
Six years later we are under the same precept.
Recently, we took it up farther than we ever should.
We moved our home and Windy City Parrot operations from the geographical center of Chicago to Lowell, Indiana a town of about 10,000 people surrounded by corn farms.
There’s only 5 stops light from one end of the main street (which we are on) to another.
We now have one lease instead of 2 and 4 fewer utility bills while eliminating 2 buildings to maintain.
Our State Farm vehicle insurance and business insurance dropped 50%.
Continue reading “Easy Hack For Getting Your Finances Under Control $20 At A Time”
I am sharing this Woocommerce support thread because it is troubling.
Spoiler alert – I paraphrase “this as expected but there is no documentation”
Obviously, I question “how would one know what to expect – when there are no instructions, knowledgebase articles or documentation on the subject?
Woocommerce support is so out of touch, I’m sent a WORDPRESS document and told to figure it out
When I click the View link on my test site, I am redirected to the Shop page on the front end of my site. (This is as expected.)
When I click the Edit link, I am redirected to the user’s profile in the admin area. That’s where I would change a customer’s address or any other information.
We do not have documentation on this. It piggy-backs on the WordPress User system. Here is more information on that:
I’m building my first Woocommerce store possibly migrating my 17-year-old ecomm store that does mid 6-figures
Continue reading “When Did Woocommerce Stop Offering Support”
Editors note: This post got me banned from the largest (of 2 ) WordPress groups on LinkedIn
“Trying to control social is like herding cats” MitchR
Continue reading “Website Migration Or Bird Migration – Whats Harder”
Greetings Google small business event attendees.
Tapster is nothing short of amazing in how they come to market.
(although they should make their website HTTPS – we can help 🙂
I’d like to thank Google who sponsored the event, for their generosity.
Continue reading “Recap Of Google Small Business Meetup 10/09/2018 @ Tapster Chicago”
My YouTube channel has been abducted – please help me find it
After beginning an upload for a 17 minute video capturing the inner workings of Animal House of Chicago, a fine veterinary hospital we spent quality time at yesterday, I moved into the kitchen for breakfast.
Continue reading “How New Web Privacy Policies Are Killing Content Creators”
When it comes to digital marketing evaluations, I am a mercenary, some of you will need steel-toed boots to read this.
I’m dedicating this to Bill Herring, chapter’s 310 chair, who can now throw away his diagram.
I’ve been with SCORE for 5 months.
I’ve been the director of digital marketing for chapter 310, Valparaiso IN, since December 2019.
I have my own digital marketing agency.
I’m doing this pro bono in addition to mentoring for SCORE.
Continue reading “Why I’m Gifting SCORE a Holistic Marketing Evaluation”
I’ve been examining latest trend in social media – they call it “influencer marketing”. I just read a post on LinkedIn asking for lists of “influencers”. A plethora of responses recommended this list and that list.
Not surprisingly my reply ran against the grain:
Correlation does not imply causation – everyone is assuming a big list from an “influencer” implies an endless source of influential content – just for you – right? – and what’s the half life of an influencer? anyone remember Mari Smith or Jon Loomer way back in 2012?
Continue reading “I’m 65 & want to become a social media influencer – what are my chances?”
(no one else wanted the gig)
If you follow digital trends as I do, it’s impossible to not recognize “the next big thing in marketing” called influencer marketing something that’s actually been around since 1940.
Continue reading “I’m declaring myself THE influencer for caged bird keeper’s on the Internet.”