This past week I dug through a box of photos from 2005. I had a little Kodak point-and-shoot digital camera that was probably about 5 or 6 megapixels and had a fantastic 3x zoom. That was a big step up from my previous camera (my first ever digital camera) that was only 3 megapixels! That little Kodak camera took some of the clearest photos with the most beautiful lighting. I’ve had several cameras, and several phones with cameras, since then, but I still kinda wish I had that old Kodak. Read more..

I grew up in the Midwest where four seasons distinctly show themselves. I love my life in California, but I’m not gonna lie when I say that I do miss the gorgeous leaves in the fall and the incredible bursts of color in the spring. In California, we have a different kind of distinct seasonal change: local market / tourist market. If you’re a business owner in Santa Cruz, Monterey, or El Dorado Counties, this note is for you. Read more..

It’s hard, I know. You finally have a little money coming in, you’ve even started a business savings account, and now someone is telling you to let it go. Things seem to be looking brighter. You’ve got a steady flow of customers. Why advertise? Why dedicate any of your budget to marketing? It’s hard to let go of your grip on the green! Read more..