Your Business Plan Isn’t Just For Your Banker

I talk to a great many people who are trying to borrow money to start a business or expand their business. Most don’t have a business plan competed. If you’re going to borrow money to try to start or grow a business, you must have a business plan which includes a pro forma financial analysis … Read more

Order Fullfillment

A Happy Customer is a Steady Customer We will talk about Sales, getting orders, fulfilling them, and managing the sale after the sale. So, to start off with, what drives sales? The obvious answer here is having what the customer needs. Once you have taken the order, now the real work begins, which is fulfilling … Read more

It Makes No Never Mind

I found the phrase “It Makes No Never Mind” in an article printed in “Discover MAINE,” a monthly magazine highlighting the Midcoast Region of the state we lovingly refer to as Vacationland. While not the official state motto, Maine is called Vacationland due to its natural beauty that has lured vacationers for decades as a … Read more

EV Batteries: To Reuse or To Recycle

EV Battery Forms and Use There are five main kinds of batteries used in electric cars: lithium-ion, lithium-iron phosphate, nickel-metal hydride, lead-acid, and ultracapacitors. Lithium-ion batteries are the most predominantly used battery in all-electric vehicles (AEV) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) because of their high power-to-weight ratio, high energy efficiency, and high-temperature performance. They … Read more

Can You Afford to be Negative?

My wife, Sheila and I are in our 70’s now but she doesn’t look it. I do. When I meet someone for the first time, I tell them that I served at the last supper. I usually get a laugh or two, but this week I didn’t. We have been helping a neighborhood friend to … Read more