Category Archives: Business

Maximizing Productivity with the iPad Part I: A Paperless Office

Sometime last year, I decided to go back to school to get a second college degree, while working fulltime. I thought I could easily manage it, just as I managed to get my first degree while working full time – … Continue reading

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Review: NeatDesk Scanner for Mac

Last month, I started looking through my receipts storage system (shoe box) looking for a receipt for a piece of computer equipment — I wanted to figure out how much longer I had on the warranty. Unfortunately, I quickly figured … Continue reading

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A New DUNS Number

Tonight, I finally got around to applying for a D.U.N.S. number, a unique nine digit identification number, for each physical location of your business. The D.U.N.S. (Data Universal Number System) number is linked to your business’s credit profile. Requesting the … Continue reading

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Ah, the enchanting life of a consultant.

Today, I find myself at a client site. I am sandwiched in between a contractor from one of the “big five” Indian outsourcing firms, and relatively quiet, yet efficient Chinese-born electrical engineer from Canada. The EE on my right is … Continue reading

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Health Savings Accounts

I’m in the process of setting up an HSA for me and my wife. If you are relatively healthy, they can be a great deal, especially for startups. However, they are virtually unknown by the mainstream. It will take roughly … Continue reading

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Shopping for General Liability Insurance

Under a general liability insurance policy (a.k.a., “trip and fall insurance”), the insurer is obligated to pay the legal costs of a business in a covered liability claim or lawsuit. Covered liability claims include bodily injury, property damage, personal injury, … Continue reading

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