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Announcing SurfCubes 2.0

I am pleased to announce that I have relaunched SurfCubes, my web development consulting company. While I have been doing consulting work, it has been mainly through word of mouth, referrals and so forth. I’m excited to have SurfCubes back up and running. I’ve got a decent roadmap of what I want it to be. It’s not going to be just a consulting company. After the first of the year I will be launching two new sites that are part of the SurfCubes brand. There
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Entrepreneurship: A Growing Trend

My last story about Entrepreneurship ends with my last big lesson through the years. If you haven’t read my first two, make sure to go back and read them. This story fast forwards to about 2003. I was working for Owosso Public Schools and was just given the position of Webmaster (yes, that’s what they called us web developers back then!) and Professional Development Trainer. I was responsible for all of the websites, content, etc. and training our teachers how to use new software we introduced
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Entrepreneurship: A Growing Mantra

My story of my entrepreneurship history continues today as we look at my second time I sparked an interest in business. If you haven’t read my first story, you can check it out here and then pick back up with this story. We flash forward to when I was 13. I was in 7th grade and I was inspired to start a business. I wasn’t sure what business I wanted to start, so after talking to my dad again. What he suggested to me was
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Entrepreneurship Lessons from the Early Days

Entrepreneurship has always ran strong in my family. I suppose it started in my Dad’s family. My Great Grandpa started a bank for teachers, which turned into a credit union. My Grandpa and my Dad started a bicycle business that’s been in business for 40 years. And my Aunt is running a bake shop in town. At heart, I’d say that our family has some pretty strong ties to being in business for ourselves. So it’s no surprise that I’ve had always loved to work.
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Shipping Software

There’s been a few articles that have inspired me to think about shipping software differently these days. The first was from a great blog Signal vs Noise. Shipping beats perfection. Be open. Share your work. Anybody can fix anything. –Khan Academy’s development mantras are stunningly simple and powerful. The next post came from a great developer I seem to admire more and more, Tom McFarlin. Tom hits the nail on the head when he says, Straight up, one of the challenges that I’ve had my entire
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Politics 101: Eating Your Own Dog Food

In this political season there is much on both sides of the aisle to be ashamed of. I’m not going to talk about them here though. Instead, I want to talk about ‘eating your own dog food.’ For us in the computer software business, this is a term we all know so well. We all use our own software as a proving point to demonstrate the quality and capabilities of our own products. That’s why you see WordPress developers (even theme and plugin developers) using
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