Category Archives: business

Do you believe the reviews?

When Bucky was telling me that he needs to buy a new dual amp switch, we started to look online for a reasonably priced switch. He was leaning towards one particular switch because of the compact size and reasonable price, but then he started to read the reviews associated with the switch. Seems that there were only three reviews on the item, and they all cited some issues with the switch. That made me wonder if the reviews were honest reviews, or if the reviews were put on there by a competitor trying to undermine the sale of the item.

When you shop online, do you usually believe the reviews that are on the website?

Unusual names when you put them together

All of these are legitimate companies that didn’t spend quite enough time to consider how their online name might appear! Look at the business names and then look at the difference they came out when put together! These are not made up. You can check them out yourself!

1. ‘Who Represents’ is where you can find the name of the agent that represents any celebrity. Their Web site is: www.whorepresents.com

2. ‘Experts Exchange’ is a knowledge base where programmers can exchange advice and views at: www.expertsexchange.com

3. Looking for a great pen? Look no further than ‘Pen Island’. It can be found at: www.penisland.net

4. Need a therapist? Try ‘Therapist Finder’ at: www.therapistfinder.com

5. Then there’s the ‘Italian Power Generator’ company. Check it out at: www.powergenitalia.com

6.’IP computer’ software, there’s always: www.ip_anywhere.com

7. And the designers at ‘Speed of Art’ await you at their wacky Web site: www.speedofart.com

Customer Service Is Very Important

When people moan and groan about the big box stores taking over the world, I sometimes will join the conversation because I took a business course in college that discussed how smaller businesses can compete with large big box stores. The professor spoke about how local businesses would be wise to focus on customer services – like repair and maintenance of their products that cannot be offered by the big box stores.

When shopping online, it is also important to find out if the website has a link to customer services resources. For example, the customer service at musiciansfriend.com link goes to a page that includes how to contact the company in addition to answers to Frequently Asked Questions, such as Privacy Rights. When I shop online if the website doesn’t have any easily found information like that, I just keep moving along to another website!

Is your life full of stress like mine?

I am one of those people who can handle stress up to a point. Once I reach that point, look out!! I heard about a motivational keynote through the a website dedicated to handling stress and decided to check it out. I was amazed at the information in it that really helped me a lot.

Everyone has stress like crazy now between the stock market going up and down and layoffs left and right. No one knows who’s next. Take the time to check out different ways to handle stress see if it doesn’t help you out some too. I bet it will. It sure helped me out.

Different type of Milkman than here

Did you hear about the milkman in England that was delivering more than milk? The standing joke here in the United States is that a child is the ‘Milkman’s’ and my father was the ‘Milkman’s’ son. His father that was married to his mother was the local milkman so he really was the milkman’s kid. Isn’t that funny!!

Anyway the story goes like this for the Milkman in England:

LONDON – A British prosecutor says an elderly milkman supplied customers with cannabis as well as bottles of milk. Robert Holding, 72, delivered marijuana as he made his daily rounds in the town of Burnely, in northwestern England.

Prosecutor Sarah Statham said Friday that Holding offered the drug to elderly customers suffering from aches and pain. She says the customers left Holding notes on their doorsteps to order the drug.

According to Britain’s dairy industry, around 1.5 million British homes have milk delivered by a milkman. Deliveries have declined over the last 20 years. Holding pleaded guilty to supplying the drug and was given suspended jail sentence of 36 months.

Well at least he was only selling to elderly people to try and help them with medical problems and not selling it to kids on the street. I think he should be commended in someways. It’s about time they did something to realize that marijuana does have some health benefits. The problem is the government can’t figure out how to tax and control it. It’s too easy to just grow in your house in a flower pot apparently.

I don’t know because I don’t care for the stuff personally. I guess I’m too much of a control freak to let something like that have any type of control over me if only for a short period of time. Besides, it’s illegal and I sure wouldn’t want to go to jail for a buzz.