Bank idea for potential fraud charges

I do *love* that banks will decline charges on your card when they think the charge is fraudulent. It has the potential to save me a lot of time, and save the bank a lot of money. Of the 20 or more times I’ve had it happen in my life when my card was ‘on hold’ because of unusual spending, it’s never been a terrible inconvenience, considering the work they are doing on the back-end to help protect us both. I recently got a short survey from Chase …

Pelican Cases Have No Part Numbers!

My crazy, logical, business brain, is shocked once again. Pelican Cases do NOT have even a tiny part number molded into the inside of their cases. So, if the label is removed, damaged beyond reading, painted, etc., if you don’t already know which model the case is… there’s no "easy" way to identify it. Pelican customer service actually told me on the phone, that only way to figure out which model a case is, is to measure the outside dimensions, then search their catalog. She further explained the …

Do you do these things when working on a project?

First, I love “The James Altucher Show”. He’s got great guests and interesting topics. At this time code of episode 213 – A. J. Jacobs: How to Connect With The Greatest Network in The World, they talk about a few ideas that I really like: “Kill your darlings” – If something you love doesn’t fit the narrative / project / theme / desired outcome, get rid of it, even if you REALLY love it. If it doesn’t fit, don’t force it just because you want it. Take things …

Internet Basics for Small Businesses

This article is intended for small to medium sized businesses and non-profit organizations with limited or no experience with technology and the internet. If you have someone you consider to be your “tech person”, consider reviewing this document with them to get their opinions on each point. If they aren’t very familiar with each point, you may want to have a second “tech person” person involved in decision making to make sure your decisions are well planned and understood. The points below are laid out in order of …