by Eric Wall | August 2, 2015 | Business

Imagine that you are Director of Human Resources at a small cupcake baking company, Volcano Cupcakes. The company specializes in molten cupcakes – flourless cupcakes that have a reservoir of molten chocolate inside along with a rich topping of icing. Y …

by Eric Wall | August 2, 2015 | Productivity

For most of us, Independence Day has two-fold significance. First, it brings to mind vacation: crowded beaches, the smell of burning charcoal, the loud pop of fireworks, the taste of chocolate ice cream on a waffle cone. Second, we think of the histori …

by Eric Wall | July 31, 2015 | Business

The ugly necktie. The stereotype of awful Father’s Day gifts. In this case, the stereotype contains a hidden truth: it’s really hard to buy gifts for men with children. Sure, there’s the odd piece of electronics and I suppose some fathers who are actua …

by Heidi Hodges | July 31, 2015 | Business

I’m going to let my dork flag fly. I have been waiting for this weekend to come for months now. As the date gets closer, I hear the theme music in my head, increasing in urgency and volume. I troll the internet searching for newly released trailers lik …

by Eric Wall | July 31, 2015 | Productivity

I often dream of recapturing the feeling that I used to have on the last day of the school year. The elation of school being at an end. The long, warm days suddenly free to be filled with anything my newly idle mind could imagine. Summer stretched out …

by Heidi Hodges | July 31, 2015 | Productivity

Mothers Day is right around the corner and if you’re like a lot of people, you’ve not quite gotten around to getting Mom that perfect gift. The one to express your undying love and appreciation, all wrapped up in attractive packaging and a little bow. …

by Eric Wall | July 31, 2015 | Productivity

I confess that the welter of apps available often makes me want to turn ostrich and break out my flip phone or, better yet, invest in something with a rotary dial in a periwinkle hue. But the truth of the matter is that the right apps can make you fast …

by Eric Wall | July 30, 2015 | Business

More than ever before, baseball and business are intertwined, and fans are acutely aware of the economics of the game. They debate the merits of locking up a young player with a long-term contract, worry about whether the unbundling of cable subscripti …

by Eric Wall | July 29, 2015 | Business

You had a great idea, you took the leap, and now you’re ready to start your own business. The prospect of starting a business from scratch can be both exciting and overwhelming. Take a deep breath, get organized, and relax –there are lots of great tool …

by Eric Wall | July 23, 2015 | Virtual Assistant

Maybe you’ve just come home after a late night at the office…Or you’ve just returned from a week-long business trip. Maybe you’ve finally put the kids to bed after being on your feet since the early morning. You probably don’t have the time or energy …

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