August 2014

Enjoy Your Labor Day!

In our hearts we proclaim it ‘the last weekend of the Summer’ we celebrate the sacred Monday off and try and squeeze as much fun out of the long weekend as possible.

As I bring the week, month, and maybe Summer, to a close I have found a new and high regard for this holiday. Labor, help, staff, employees, life-lines, I am so grateful!

This week I went it alone and I was reminded what it was like to be a sole proprietor. Remember those days? Burning the midnight oil and still 30 or more ‘hot’ emails in your inbox each morning? Answering phone calls, managing AND producing a full docket of projects from press kits to social media campaigns, monthly blog posts to project estimates and e-newsletters to web hosting troubleshooting.

Lesson learned (((loud and clear))) what a great job the staff and contractors do to keep each aspect of this business moving smoothly. Next year when staff says, “I’d like to take the last week of August for my vacation.” or “Fall classes begin next week, can I do work updates from home?” I will take note well in advance how many people will be out, how many meetings and deadlines are scheduled for the week and I will bribe them all to reconsider.

TGIF everyone and sincere apologies to those patient customers who suffered through my attempts to be Super Woman. After 5pm today please call back Tuesday, the ones who are really in charge will back to answer your questions quickly and efficiently- promise!



Jug & Mug Membership Website Designcomputer screen displaying website content

We recently were selected to provide new membership website ideas and design for a local Lansing Michigan All Seasons Club We worked with the president and a few other board members to re-create the site. I wish I had a screen capture of the old membership website – a before and after would have been dramatic and impressive.more…


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