Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Swine Flu

This new viral stain of influenza has worldwide attention. While the swine flu is named after pigs who are sick, eating the cooked meat cannot get you sick.

The spread of disease causing viruses and bacteria come from a likely source. The toilet bowl. Watch this link to see how that happens.

While it is very important to wash you hands by some means (soap & water or a sanitizer) cleaning your toilet bowl is also very important. I produced toilet bowl cleaners for 20 years and have knowledge to share. Please contact me if you have any questions.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Employee Relations

Having an open door policy means more than having the door open. It means to invite colleagues, employees, vendors in with a smile. It means to listen to their dialogue and show interest in the content. Then an intelligent and logical decision can be made to the conversation. Do not belittle people. That never serves a purpose and seems to undermine morale of the individual.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

White Water Rafting in Business

We stood there looking at Corkscrew (a Class 4 rapid on the Salt River) I pondered on how navigating these treacherous waters are much like owning your own business.

As a two time business owner I understand that making a split decision is critical to the survival of the business, much like in white water rafting. A wrong decision in rafting will overturn the boat and put all the riders in the icy cold water, fighting for their survival.

I tell this story because these experiences have allowed me to grow and protect the people in my raft. To lookout ahead for all predicted obstacles and guide the raft through to calmer waters.