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Five tips to faster RV prepping

Posted on 23 September, 2022 at 13:20 Comments comments (938)

 

These tips are suggestions, based on my own experience, that you can leverage once you know where and when you will be camping.

1) USE YOUR FRIDGE. You might only view your fridge as the place that just keeps the food that should be kept cold. It’s not just a place to store cold food but ALL of your food! If you are planning a ...

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I used my degree, because they didnt.

Posted on 3 October, 2018 at 16:15 Comments comments (132448)


Even before I was a “full-time” graphic designer I ran into many adults that possessed under utilized college degrees. Seeing that motivated me to not waste my invested time or money; as I busted my tail to leave college debt free. Unfortunately no one really knows what their final level of talent or opportunity will be before leaving college a...

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This versus that in print pricing

Posted on 26 July, 2018 at 15:05 Comments comments (71914)


Let me start by saying that all things are not created equal in the print industry and we have to look at print pricing with a skewed perspective. As you go from printer to printer the capabilities, knowledge base, and workflows of these printers change drastically. Some are geared to do a little bit of everything while others specialize in very specific...

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Traditional or Digital business exposure?

Posted on 24 May, 2018 at 13:30 Comments comments (35290)


Lately I am seeing multiple online sources devaluing “old” ways of marketing and advertising. The assumption is that these options are just outdated or somehow separate from how business is done today; in 2018. Handouts and flyers, business cards, outdoor signage and the like are both directly and indirectly challenged by those that offer dig...

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â??Prettyâ?�, technical, or communicative design?

Posted on 30 March, 2018 at 0:55 Comments comments (14021)


My high school art teacher taught me that “pretty” was NOT an accurate term to use when describing artwork. Why? Because “pretty” is subjective from person to person and hinges too much on someone’s own personal preference. Being descriptive of the art itself relies on the technical portions of how the artist built the piec...

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Speed costs money in print.

Posted on 19 March, 2018 at 16:25 Comments comments (11361)


All things business revolves around the “Three Choices”. Quality, Speed, Price. You can always have two out of the three but not all three at the same time. This applies to printed goods too but with the growth of digital printing the quality aspect is now expected from most customers. So, that leaves speed or price as the second choice of ...

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Starting a business debt free but not stress free.

Posted on 13 February, 2018 at 15:20 Comments comments (78831)


Debt isn’t always an inherently bad thing for a government, business or even for an individual person BUT just like anything else too much of a good thing can become bad. Avoiding it is a business scenario almost impossible save for a very few exceptions. Thankfully I have been one those few that has avoided the debt it normally takes to launch, ma...

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Holiday greetings; greeting cards

Posted on 14 December, 2017 at 16:25 Comments comments (10610)


The holidays for a printer/print buyer is such an odd time of year. All of a sudden we have loads of orders, for small quantities, accompanied with high expectations from our customers. Our timelines get short at an incredible pace and all the gears have to turn just right to avoid issues with orders due to the higher amount of individual orders...a...

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Expectations Unrealized: Living with success; not your dream.

Posted on 25 November, 2017 at 15:45 Comments comments (26816)


Dreams and goals are what motivate us to do more than we are already doing. It pushes us to the next level and usually keeps us accountable because those in our lives are aware of our dreams too. Unfortunately dreams and realities often do not match up and it can be devastating when what we expect to happen simply doesn’t happen. It doesn’t ...

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Organization: Do it.

Posted on 17 November, 2017 at 0:20 Comments comments (10618)


Organization. It falls under the business management section of a business owner’s existence. Without good, simple organization it is incredibly easy for things to be forgotten or allow for mistakes. The same is true in my own business as having details keeps the wheels turning. For me there are two main areas that I have to be aware to stay orga...

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