Monthly Archives: July 2017

Radio Show Interview | Peter Mehit

Peter Mehit will appear on Robert Planks podcast to discuss the seven steps to achieving business success.  Listen to the show to learn how you can go from idea to success using a simple, easy to follow system.  Click here to go to the show.

Custom Business Planning and Solutions Co-Brands as Mom and Pop | Peter Mehit

We’re Mom and Pop.  We’ve been in business since 2004 and we’ve learned who our customers are and what they need.  We know who we can help with our breadth of experience.  Lifestyle businesses; the people who we believe are heroes.  Lifestyle businesses hire first, fire last and support a huge swath of the economy.  The vast majority of our clients over the last 13 years have been mom and pop’s, small partnerships, friends, lovers and other teams of like-minded people who’ve come together to follow a dream.

All this time we’ve been here to provide them with information, structure and creativity that help them become stronger, better focused and more successful.  We love them and want them to win. Continue reading

5 Ways To Stay Healthy While Working From Home |

Working from home and being able to somewhat set your own schedule is unquestionably amazing.  There are times though when working from home can leave you feeling sluggish and unbalanced.  Here are 5 top tips for staying healthy, energetic and productive while working from home.

Start your day with Meditation

Mental health is just as important as physical health when it comes from working in a remote location. Even though you don’t have to worry about a long annoying commute, it does help to get up and do something non-work related before you actually start work.

Instead of jumping up and immediately checking your email, clear your mind.  Stretch and meditate for 10 or 15 minutes. Check out online meditation from Deepak Chopra or download an app such as Mindfulness.

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Apple ‘pulls 60 VPNs from China App Store’ | BBC News

The creators of several Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) have criticized Apple’s decision to remove their products from its App Store in China.

The BBC understands that as many as 60 VPNs were pulled over the weekend.

Apple said it was legally required to remove them because they did not comply with new regulations.

It refused to confirm the exact number of apps withdrawn, but did not deny the figure. It added that dozens of legal VPN apps were still available.

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Time Inc. is moving all its websites to a new platform called Element | TechCrunch

Time Inc. websites will be getting a new look over the next few months, thanks to a new in-house platform called Element.

Ben Ronne, Time Inc.’s executive director, product, platforms, told me that this is part of a broader effort to centralize the company’s technology — for example, he said that in the past year, Time Inc. has gone from fourteen content management systems to just two.

To be clear, Element isn’t the company’s new CMS. Instead, it sits on top of the CMS, and includes basic templates for how articles, galleries and recipes should look across all the different Time Inc. properties. The end result should be pages that load more quickly and are optimized for mobile.

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Google will combine YouTube Red and Google Play Music into one service | Mashable

It looks like Google is finally admitting what we all already know: The company has too many damn music streaming platforms.

YouTube’s head of music confirmed on Thursday that the company plans to consolidate its two music streaming services into one platform.

Speaking at a conference in New York Thursday, Youtube music chief Lyor Cohen said Google will combine YouTube Red and Google Play Music into a single service, according to a report from The Verge.

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Why You Have Fewer Friends as You Grow up (and It’s Normal) | Life Hack

Having good people skills, I know how to make people feel interested and connected. I’m never worried to have no friend. But as I grow up, I find that I have fewer and fewer friends.

And this is not just happening to me.

It is a fairly common feature with everyone. The root of the problem is the way we made those friends in the first place when we young, heart whole and fancy-free.

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Why This Old School Activity Is Beneficial to Your Brain | Entrepreneur

In a constantly connected world, it may seem like there is no need to hand write anything anymore. But despite living in a time where a legitimate summer movie offering is about the inner lives of emoji, it would appear that cursive is thriving after an extended hiatus.

In early July, a law mandating the teaching of cursive in Louisiana in public schools went into effect, following a similar law passed in Arkansas in 2016. California, Florida, Virginia and Texas are also among several other states who have comparable laws on the books.

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The Michele Romanow Guide to Investor Pitches |

Business owners and founders having trouble getting the funding they need seem to be forgetting an age-old adage: Practice makes perfect.

A recent study by Intuit Canada found that 44% of Canadian entrepreneurs have been turned down by an investor. Up to 68% don’t have a cash flow statement on hand when they pitch, while 35% don’t prepare a business plan at all. One in 10 reported that, when it comes to a meeting with an important investor, they don’t prepare anything at all.

That’s a serious problem says Michele Romanow, serial entrepreneur, frequent angel investor, and the youngest of the stars of CBC’s Dragons’ Den. “Practice, practice, practice,” she intones, cautioning young business-starters against the idea that they can make things up on the fly.

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Microsoft Joins Everyone but Amazon on Cloud Foundation |

Microsoft just joined the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, a group dedicated to promoting a modern way for businesses to run their software.

The group touts Kubernetes, a hot technology used to deploy and manage what are known as software containers. Containers let businesses pack the components needed to run a given software application into bundles that can theoretically run in their own data centers or an outside public cloud. In that way it helps the customer avoid being locked into any one cloud provider.

Microsoft’s membership in the group is a formal endorsement of Kubernetes.

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