Entries by Moxie_Admin

A Simple Thanks Once Again

Success. What a word.  Few terms in the English language can have so many meanings.  Ask 100 people how they define success and you’ll get 100 different answers.  For some, success involves some sort of accumulation of money and/or possessions as a result of their efforts.  For others, success may be simply a better world […]

Should Fast Food Workers Make $15 an Hour?

There’s a debate that has sparked several staged protests among fast-food workers in the State of Michigan and elsewhere about the merits of low wages and the Federal minimum wage as a whole.  As it stands, the Federal minimum wage is currently set at $7.25 per hour.  In Michigan, the minimum wage is $7.40 per […]

A Simple Thanks

Source: freedigitalphotos.net A few weeks ago, I was asked by a local colleague, Amanda Rogalski, who teaches a class on Technology in Business at Grand Valley State University (GVSU) to guest lecture for one of her classes.  I always like to share the knowledge I’ve accumulated with those interested in what I do, so naturally […]

On Taking Action

Chances are at some point in your life you’ve read an article or blog post by someone well known or at least famous in their field, or listened to a  motivational speaker, or bought a book or attended a seminar from a well known author or self help guru – someone who in any case […]

He Shoots… Scores!!!

I’ve been a hockey fan since 1995.  That year, the Detroit Red Wings made it to the Stanley Cup Finals and had a chance to win their first Cup since 1955.  This was my first real exposure to hockey, and I remember being a 16 year old kid watching the finals with my grandfather, my […]

Why I No Longer Accept Payments via Paypal

This is really in its simplest form a PSA for clients and anyone else who may find the subject of interest.  It should be noted and I haven’t exactly been Paypal’s biggest customer – I only began accepting payment from clients through Paypal about six months ago (in order to accept credit cards as a […]

Count Your Blessings

At some point in my life I began to down play the importance of personal possessions. Don’t get me wrong – I like to have nice stuff as much as the next person, and I’m certainly willing to put in the necessary work in order to attain them for myself and my family.  Flat screen […]

How Facebook Could Generate $1B in Annual Revenue From Users

It’s no secret that Facebook’s IPO back in May and the subsequent aftermath that followed has been a disaster.  After an initial stock price of roughly $38/share, Facebook barely trades at half that value at the time of this article.  Furthermore, the problems that have followed the IPO (possible SEC violations, insider trading allegations, 40 […]

Is Your WordPress Site Stuck in Maintenance Mode?

I just wanted to share a quick tip from a problem I recently encountered.  The problem was that after updating a handful of plugins through the WordPress dashboard, the site got stuck in ‘maintenance mode’ and would only display the following message on the site: Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance. Check back in a minute. […]

7 Tips on How to Evaluate Online Advertising Opportunities

Recently, a longtime client passed along some printed materials from a couple potential advertising opportunities.  While initially they looked like they might be pretty solid deals, further examination of the specifics of each offer revealed that the likelihood of the client receiving any ROI for the annual fees the publisher was asking for would be […]