Butch

5 years ago today, my birth father passed away; one month before I lost my baby, and over 2 years before I found him.   I wish I could have met him. There are times I’m sad I didn’t get the opportunity to grow up with him and his side of the family, but I … Continue reading Butch →

Janet Louise Stephenson 2016-09-28 02:00:28

welcome Hola, pretty people! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I’m glad to see you here. It feels like I’m just moving in to a new neighborhood in the city. The internet is a pretty big place, so having you pop in feels like a special occasion.…

Why I’m sticking with Rainmaker after that other product launched….

sticking with Rainmaker Have you ever seen a house get built? If you’ve never been part of building a house, or watched a house or building get built, then the metaphor or illustration I am about to use won’t make much sense. But if you’ve ever seen it or been part of a home-building project, you know that it moves in phases.…

I wonder if I’ll get the lyrics right tonight

For whatever reason, in the song, “I Miss You”, by Blink 182 I can NEVER get the lyrics right. It’s written as “We’ll have Halloween on Christmas”, but holy shit, I cannot wrap my brain around that. Even typing it was difficult for me.…

I Vow To Stop People Pleasing!

I have a confession. I’m full of shit. Which really bothers me. In fact, it bothers me so much that I haven’t published a single blog post in nine months. And it’s not that I don’t have anything to say. I do.…

Project Management lessons from an IKEA shopping trip

ikea-outside 6 Project Management Tips This past weekend I walked into IKEA and within 60 minutes I was out the exit with less than I had planned to purchase, no extraneous purchases, and under budget. No small miracle. As I announced this on twitter last night, the responses ranged from a blog post to online course request.…

Why customers want WordPress Page Builders

Why do people want WordPress Page Builders? Before I get into this, I need to take you back several years ago. Make that a few hundred. It’s likely you don’t know much about how furniture was built in the 17th and 18th century.…

User submitted posts using Ninja Forms 3

Have you seen the new Ninja Forms 3? The other day I highlighted that I didn’t like the new Divi interface. And it has nothing to do with a) I’m dumb and don’t know how to use the Internet, b) I harbor some special anger or frustration with the Divi, or c) I’m against all the new “interface-less” interfaces.…

Divi Builder 3 – A First Look

Have you seen the new Divi Builder 3 theme? I’ve written before about Divi Builder. Today I’ll looking at the new Divi Builder 3 theme (soon to be a plugin). Over the next few days you’ll see and hear a lot about Divi Builder 3.0 because there are tons of people that have used the older theme on their sites and they’re all going to upgrade.…

What’s the Best CRM for small teams?

The Best CRM for small teams If you’re one of those small agencies I wrote about the other day, then you may have gotten thru life until now without a CRM. It’s not hard to do it because you’re likely not juggling tons of customers at the same time.…

Enhancing WooCommerce User Profiles

This is part 13 in a 30 part series on improving your WooCommerce store. WooCommerce User Profiles don’t have to be boring Before I get started, you should know this post is part of a WooCommerce series of thirty posts I started writing this summer.…

Looking for Online Proposal Software?

Speed up your quoting process while also looking more professional. Maybe you should look at online proposal software. Are you creating custom proposals? When you start copying one proposal to use it for another, you realize a couple things (I hope):
  • Business is picking up and being busy is always good
  • Re-using your proposals probably won’t help you stand out
  • Anything that speeds you up is probably helpful
You may think you’d never do that, but I’ve seen it happen.…