Category: Business

August 31, 2012

Sharing PHP

Filed under: Business,Personal — Les Bain @ 2:05 pm

My son has a new job.   We are now using the same technology.  We are both using PHP.  It is so much fun to talk “shop” with my son about very specific technologies.

As a solopreneur, I do not often have the opportunity to talk about specifics of the technologies I use.

The conversations have inspired me to use the technologies in a more sophisticated way.


August 30, 2012

Dancing with Source Satsang

Filed under: Business,Personal — Les Bain @ 10:20 am

I have a client – Ashley with Dancing with Source.  Every month she records a Satsang Recording.  Satsang (sat means true, sanga means company) describes an East Indian philosophy (1) the company of the Highest Truth (2) the company of a guru or teacher, or (3) company with an assembly of persons who listen to, talk about, and assimilate the truth.

Each month I put the Satsang recording on the website and listen to it to make sure it is loaded correctly.  Each month it gives me a blessing.

August 29, 2012

Satisfied Clients

Filed under: Business,Personal — Les Bain @ 7:10 am

It is so satisfying to do a good job for a client.  Create something that they want.  Make the  changes that they need.


  • a client who was not ranked on Google is now ranked very well.
  • a client who is doing an event how has an event website up and running

It always feels so good to be able to have satisfied clients.

I think I will try for some more today.

February 26, 2010

Project Day

Filed under: Business,Management — Les Bain @ 12:04 pm

Yesterday I did not pay attention to my email, IMs, text messages, phone calls, or voice mail.  I got up and worked on one project all day.  I did not multi-task.  I took some breaks, but they were small breaks for coffee, a stretch, and a bit of family business.  I made great strides on the project, but it seems like it will take me all day to catch up with correspondence.  I wonder if that will work as a strategy – every other day a project day.

September 2, 2009

DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) cleaning

Filed under: Business,Management — Les Bain @ 7:18 pm

I added a page to the website of a client (Allied Automotive and Muffler) today announcing that they do DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) cleaning.  I had no idea what Diesel Particulate Filter cleaning was, so I had to look it up.

Apparently there is another filter that needs cleaning regularly to help protect the environment.

It is always interesting what one learns by doing websites for different sorts of businesses.

July 20, 2009

Order to Cash

Filed under: Business,Management — Les Bain @ 9:39 am

The basic business process is Order-to-Cash which includes:

  • Taking customer sales orders from all the various sales channels
  • Fulfilling the order for either products or services
  • Generating an invoice
  • Collecting revenue

If you are an entrepreneur,  you will receive lots of business advice about various processes, but your Order-to-Cash process should be the basic process.

Set up the process, monitor the process, and improve the process.